Thiagarajar Polytechnic College is the first aided polytechnic of the country, which was specially sanctioned by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. It was started by ...more
Thiagarajar Polytechnic College is the first aided polytechnic of the country, which was specially sanctioned by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. It was started by Late. Dr. Alagappa Chettiar, a great Educationalist and philanthropist, during 1956, with 30 students in civil branch. Next year students were admitted in Mechanical and Electrical branches also.After the death of Dr.Alagappa Chettiar,the institution were taken over by K.Thiagarajan Chettiar, Madurai during the year 1961. Mr. E.K.Menon was Principal. In 1971 Shri. E.K.Menon retired voluntarily and Shri. N.Bavindranathan took over Principal charge. After the death of shri. K.Thiagarajan, Shri. Manickavasagam was the chairman of the Governing council. The students performance were very high during these years. There was a set of very dedicated staff also who involved in all student activities.
During 1979-80, the Institution was selected by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, to non formal short courses are being conducted under this scheme. During 1980-81, the Thrissur Diocesan Community Development Society, Trissur, under the Patron ship of the Arch Bishop of Thrissur were interested in taking over management. In 1980~81, the transfer of Management was finalised, and Shri. Francis C.Joseph become Principal in place of Shri.N.Ravindranathan. The transfer of Management was completed and Rev. Fr. Joseph Kakkassery became the Chairman of the Governing Council. In 1996 Rev. Fr. Lawrence Olakkangil took change as Chairman. Shri. Francis. C. Joseph retired and Smt. U.N.Devayani was Principal for 3 years from 1996~1999, followed by Shri. T.Peethambaran for one year. Since April 2000 Shri. K.K.Sahadevan Civil section is the Principal of the Institution. The present intake of student in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical branches is 70 each and staff strength comes to 90. N.C.C., N.S.S. and continuing Education cell etc. are functioning well. The P.T.A in providing possible helps for the student development activities. The Institution maintains good result always compared to other polytechnics in the state. Many old students of the institution are working in various parts of the world. They can spotted very clearly by their dedication to work, individual thinking, honesty and kind attitude towards others. Any product of Thiagarajar Polytechnic will remember their mother Institution with reverence. They will always be united with a strong bond with the institution.
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Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Alagappanagar was established in the year 1956, Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Alagappanagar is affiliated to University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
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