A.C College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi
About AC College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi
AC College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi was established in the year 1952, AC College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai
Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology (ACCET-Karaikudi) is a major autonomous (w.e.f 2009 - 2010) college of engineering in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. One of the oldests of its kind in Tamil Nadu (estd. in 1952), it is under the control of the Government of the State. The college is also a member institute under the TEQIP - Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme in India. (11 colleges were selected from Tamil Nadu)
Dr. R.M. Alagappa Chettiar founded Alagappa Chettiar Educational Trust with the aim of developing the backward area of Karaikudi into a centre for higher education and provided necessary funds for the establishment of educational institutions.
In 1952 21 July, ACCET started with three faculties - Civil, Mechanical and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The Foundation tablet for the main building of the college was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India on 19 February 1953.
On the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the Central Electro Chemical Research Institute(CECRI), by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 25 July 1948 Dr. Chettiar, in his Welcome address, said "It is my hope to start here an engineering college immediately, a college which God and the University of Madras willing will start functioning with Civil Engineering by the academic year 1949." In 1952, Dr. Chettiar's dream came true. ACCET started functioning from 1952 with three faculties - Civil, Mechanical and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Before Dr. Chettiar could bring all his dreams into reality, he died.The college has become a constituent college of Anna University from 2001. The college has been recognized as a research centre and about 25 scholars are pursuing research. PG courses in various disciplines are offered from the academic year 2002-03.In 1966, the institution was handed over to the Government of Tamil Nadu. In 1969, a new faculty Electronics and Communication Engineering was started. Further part-time courses in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical and Electronics Engineering were introduced in 1971. M.E in Microwave and Optical Engineering and Master of Computer Applications (MCA) were started in 1983 and 1988 respectively. Since 2001, B.E in Computer Science and Engineering is also offered.
M.E Optical Communication, M.E Computer Aided Design, M.E Manufacturing Engineering, M.E Environmental Engineering, M.E Power Electronics and Drive are offered from 2002-03 along with part-time B.E course in Electronics and Communication Engineering
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