Kumaraguru College of Technology

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Kumaraguru College of Technology
Kumaraguru College of Technology logo.png
Motto"Character is Life"
TypePrivate Autonomous Institution
PrincipalJ. Senthil
AffiliationsAnna University, Chennai
Kumaraguru Institute of Technology

Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore is a private Engineering College started in 1984 under the auspices of Ramanandha Adigalar Foundation, a charitable educational trust of Sakthi Group.

The infrastructure includes a tech park, the space of which is leased out to technology companies; the tech park also houses a DST funded technology incubator called CIBI (Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator) branded as FORGE, that nurtures aspiring start-ups.


Currently the college, as an autonomous institution affiliated to the Anna University, offers 13 Under-Graduate (B.E., B.Tech.) and 14 Post Graduation courses (M.E., M.Tech., M.C.A., M.B.A.).


College rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2019)[1]77

Kumaraguru College of Technology was ranked 82 among engineering colleges by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.


The five Government approved research centres in KCT are:

  • Bio-Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Master of Business

A vital number of KCTians have published and got international recognition for their research papers. Several patents have been filed by each and every department in every year both by the Faculty and the students. Also, KCT has a special wing called Ré, where people work together to impart and enhance research culture in KCT (6).

KCT TIFAC Core[edit]

TIFAC Core is a joint venture involving the participation of an educational institution (Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore) and The Government of India. Technology, Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), is the first centre dedicated to the textile / apparel sector in India. While the institution provides the site and some initial requirements, the government brings in resources adequate enough to overcome the sub-criticality and the user organizations bring in resources as well as relevance to the efforts; this CORE facilitates the Textile and Fashion Technology students for shaping their interest and skills in research and knowledge. The same way there are various lab and research facilities available for the each Engineering Domain.


KCT has about 400 teaching and 395 non-teaching staffs.


The campus of 15 Lakh sq.ft area. It includes five academic blocks, a library, two distinct hostel sections for boys and girls, and various other buildings.[citation needed]

Campus life[edit]

Office of Student Affairs[edit]

There is a dedicated group of faculty and students forming the office of Student Affairs(OSA).

Training and Placement Cell[edit]

KCT has a training and placement cell.


23 acres of well developed play fields for the following major outdoor games & sports is provided: Football, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Volley Ball, Ball badminton, Kabaddi, Tennis, Handball, Kho-Kho, Throw ball and out-door Gymnastic. There is an indoor sports centre called, Dr. Arumugam Sports Centre, which hosts indoor sports like: Badminton, Volleyball, Carom, Through Ball, etc. Notable KCTians have won the International and national level fame in the sports; each and every year there will be at least a few persons from KCT will participate in international games like, Common Wealth, etc. With coachers available separately for both men and women, students from KCT thrive at the state level competitions.


Yugam is one of the South India's largest Inter College Techno Cultural sports Fest of Kumaraguru College of Technology. Inter College competitions, sessions, exhibitions, pro – shows and much more will be part of the Yugam. Yugam normally happens in the month of February every year; the objective of Yugam is to showcase the dynamism of young Indians today and to inspire them to aspire for a greater India.

International Affairs[edit]

KCT has tie-ups and have signed MoUs regarding the Student and Faculty Exchange program, technical education, panel discussions, etc. with some of the leading universities around the world such as: Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany, University of Loughborough, UK, Tel Aviv University International, University of LEEDS, UK, etc. These programs have benefitted students and Faculty in large manner that several of the students used this opportunity to present their papers and returned with international fame.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.

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