Kumaraguru College of Technology was established in 1984 and located in the outskirts of Coimbatore. Kumaraguru College of Technology, shortly known as KCT is an autonomous, self-financing engineering college. 

The college is affiliated to Anna University and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). All courses offered by KCT have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the University Grants Council (UGC). 

The college offers 14 undergraduate programs (BE and B.Tech) and 15 postgraduate programs (MCA, MBA, M.Tech, ME) in departments like Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Information Science and Engineering, Science and Humanities etc. 

The college also has 9 recognized research programs, some of which are Electronics and Communication Engineering, Textile Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Physics and Chemistry. 

Applications for all courses in KCT can be submitted through the online portal as well as in person. Admissions are done based on the scores of the entrance exam conducted by the college and the merit of the 10+2/ equivalent qualifying exams.

Kumaraguru College of Technology Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1984 | Autonomous - Private
Affiliated to Anna University
Accredited to NBA, NAAC UGC
Approved by AICTE
Courses Offered BE, B.Tech, M.Tech, ME, MBA, MCA, Ph.D.
Application Mode Online | Offline
Admission Criteria Merit | Entrance 
Accepted Entrance  JEE Mains, GATE, TNEA, TANCET
Facilities Available Library, Laboratories, Research Centres, Gym and other sports facilities, Seminar Halls, Food Courts etc.
Official Website https://www.kct.ac.in/

KCT Coimbatore Ranking

  • KCT is ranked 82nd in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Engineering Ranking of 2020.
  • Kumaraguru has the accolade of being ranked in the top three in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in the past consecutive years.
  • KCT is placed in the top 25 in the Top Engineering Colleges in South India 2020 by EduVidya.

KCT Coimbatore Courses

KCT offers a variety of courses in diverse disciplines such as Technological Studies, Engineering, Computer Applications and Management. The College offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. The following table will describe the details of the courses available in Kumaraguru College of Technology in detail. 

Courses Details
BE Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognised board with the subjects Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry
Specializations: Aeronautical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Information Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering.
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B.Tech Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognised board with the subjects Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry
Specializations: Bio-Technology, Fashion Technology, Information Technology, Textile Technology.
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ME Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Must have passed a Bachelor’s degree with 50% (general) or 45% (BC) and 40% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC) in any related field from an institute recognised by the AICTE.
Specializations: Communication Systems, Computer Science and Engineering, Construction Management, Embedded Systems, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Structural Engineering.
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M.Tech Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Must have passed a Bachelor’s degree with 50% (general) or 45% (BC) and 40% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC) in any related field from an institute recognised by the AICTE.
Specializations: Apparel Technology, Bio-Technology, Data Science, Master of Technology Management
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MCA Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have passed a Bachelor’s degree in any related field from an institute recognised by the AICTE. Should have taken Mathematics as an allied or main subject in 10+2. Should have a score of minimum aggregate of 50% (general) or 45% (BC) and 40% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC).
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MBA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognised board. Should have a score of minimum aggregate of 50% (general category) and 45% (SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNC)
Specializations: Nano Science and Technology
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Ph.D. Duration: Maximum 5 years
Eligibility: A minimum of 50% marks in the Master’s degree and of the desired stream is required for the students to be eligible.
Specializations: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Textile Technology, Fashion Technology, Bio-Technology, Management Studies, Physics, Chemistry.
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KCT Coimbatore Admission

Admissions for all courses are done based on merit and the marks scored on the respective entrance exam. 

Admissions to B.E. and B.Tech programs will be based on JEE Mains or TNEA score. 

Admissions to M.E., M.Tech, MBA, and MCA will be based on TANCET or GATE scores.

Admission to Ph.D. programs will be based on the national level entrance exam followed by Personal Interview. 

Candidates meeting the following eligibility criteria only are eligible to apply.

TNEA Eligibility:

  • Students from Tamil Nadu, who have passed Classes 8 to 12 are eligible to apply, with an exemption of children of Central Government Employees and children of All India Service Tamil Nadu cadre officers.
  • Candidates must have reached 17 years of age at the time of admission.
  • Maximum age limit for applying is 25 years.

TANCET Eligibility:

  • MBA aspirants must have completed their graduation. For TANCET MCA, students must have mathematics as a subject in graduation level or in 10+2.
  • Candidate must have secured at least 50 per cent marks (open category) and 45 per cent(reserved category) in the Bachelor’s degree exam
  • There are no age restrictions for TANCET.

How to Apply?

  • It is mandatory for students to attempt the TNEA exam and the TANCET (depends on course). To apply, download and fill the form available on the official website of TNEA and TANCET.
  • After the results of the entrance exams are announced, all candidates are required to download and fill the application form of the college, available on the official website.
  • Upon applying, students will have to pay a registration fee of INR 500 (for general category) and INR 250 (for SC/ ST/ MBC/ DNA categories).
  • Selections are done based on TNEA counselling for undergraduate courses and TANCET counselling for postgraduate courses conducted by Anna University.
  • Admissions for PhD courses are done twice every year by Anna University, Chennai. To pursue research studies, students should contact the respective in charge of the department.
  • Students are mandated to have the required documents mentioned below at all times during admission.

Documents Required: 

  • HSC/ SSC/ equivalent examination certificate
  • College leaving certificate
  • TANCET/ TNEA Score Card
  • Proof of Nationality – Passport/ Birth Certificate/ Migration Certificate
  • Aadhar Card
  • Medical Certificate
  • Signed printout of Anti-Ragging Affidavit
  • Community Certificate.

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KCT Coimbatore Placement

KCT has an efficient placement cell that works towards providing students with all the equipment that is required for them to be active in the corporate world. The college enforces placement sessions right from the first year of college. 

There are frequent workshops from established institutions like Wipro, Accenture and Infosys. Students at KCT are also given frequent updates on the news about various companies so that students are informed about their career opportunities.

Some of the companies where students are frequently placed in are: 

  • Mahindra Satyam 
  • L&T Construction 
  • Future Generali Insurance 
  • Amazon 
  • Microsoft 
  • Robert Bosch 
  • TVS Sundaram Fasteners Ltd 
  • Decathlon Ltd 

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KCT Coimbatore Scholarship

  • Mahatma Gandhi Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to over 1000 KCT students who have excelled in merit, perseverance and achievement.
  • Achiever’s Award: This award is awarded to students who excel in academics, co-curricular, extra-curricular, leadership and research focus. The award is presented under various categories like Icon of the year, Technical Wit of the year for expertise and excellence in Design, Innovation and Engineering, Best Sportsperson (Men & Women) for excellence in sports, the Best Library Patron for using the library resources extensively and the Best Volunteer.
  • Pragati (Scholarship for Girl Students): This scholarship can be availed by all female students. Started as an initiative to promote higher education in girl children, this scholarship is implemented by all colleges accredited to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • SAKSHAM (Scholarship to differently-abled students): All students with a mental or physical disability are eligible to claim this scholarship. This scheme was initiated by the Ministry of HRD to encourage handicapped students to pursue higher education.

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KCT Coimbatore Facilities

  • Auditorium: KCT has a huge auditorium with a seating capacity of 1800. The auditorium also has centralized air conditioning.
  • Mahatma Gandhi Central Library: The library is spread over an area of 16945 sq. feet. The library has a huge compilation of books owning 67598 titles and 107534 volumes and has a subscription to 186 print journals, 8829 online international journals and 59 magazines.
  • Seminar Halls: There are four air-conditioned seminar halls each with a seating capacity of 250 located at the administrative building, Dr Mahalingam Vigyan Bhavan. They are named Dr Vikram Sarabhai, Dr C.V. Raman, Sir M. Visvesvaraya and Swami Vivekananda.
  • Computing Infrastructure: KCT has a huge number of personal computers with high-end processors manufactured by Dell, HP, Lenovo and Zenith. The 1st year Computer Lab has 120 PCs that are used for acquiring basic computing skills. The language lab employs 45 computers and the Centralized Computer-Aided Design Lab (CAD) has about 120 personal computers.
  • Medical Center: Aruljothi Medical Centre on the campus is an eight bedded hospital with two doctors and nursing assistants. Patients requiring specialized treatment are sent to the nearest multi-speciality hospitals with which the institution has tie-up.
  • Cafeteria: The campus cafeteria is available to the students and staff. There are three other smaller cafes and refreshment outlets inside the campus. The cafeteria provides quality vegetarian food, bakery items and fresh juices.
  • Transport: The College has a fleet of buses, vans and cars to transport students and staff from different places in and around Coimbatore to college and back. These buses operate along different routes starting from different locations approximately between 6.30 and 6.45 a.m. At present 13 buses, 4 minibuses and 1 van are used.
  • Sports: KCT has 23 acres of playfields that accommodate outdoor games like Football, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Ball Badminton, Kabaddi, Tennis, Handball, Kho-Kho, Throwball and outdoor Gymnastics. There is also a gym on campus.
  • Hostel: KCT has on-campus hostel facilities for boys and girls. The boy's hostel has a total of 6 blocks with 510 rooms that can accommodate 2088 students. The girl's hostel has 3 blocks and 264 rooms which can accommodate 1216 students.
  • The college also has Wi-Fi facilities all over campus, Bank facilities and Book Stores.

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KCT Coimbatore FAQs

Ques. Does KCT offer international education opportunities?

Ans. Kumaraguru has international tie-ups with various renowned institutions and encourages students to study abroad through exchange programs and also the inward flow of international students. KCT has established partnerships with the following institutions,
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – United Kingdom
  • University of Leeds – United Kingdom
  • California State University – USA
  • Texas Tech University – USA
  • RWTH University – Germany
  • Ara University of Canterbury – New Zealand
  • Tel Aviv University – Israel
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) – Singapore
  • Technical University of Liberec – Czech Republic

Ques. Are the faculty of KCT qualified and good?

Ans. Kumaraguru has over 400 teaching staff and 395 non-teaching staff. Around 80% of the faculty members hold a doctorate degree and are pursuing intense research in various technical arenas.

Ques. Who are the notable alumni of KCT?

Ans. KCT has a very strong alumni network of over 27000+ students who have achieved in various fields.
  • Mr. Shanmugasundaram.K., Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
  • Mr Deepak Kapoor, Director, Microsoft India Private Limited
  • Mr Sharath Babu.L., Co-Founder of Ninjacart
  • Mr Ratnakar.L., Global Chief Digital Info Officer, Nike
  • Karthik Naren, Actor, Director

Ques. What is the scope of Textile Technology offered by Kumaraguru College of Technology?

Ans. B. Tech Textile Technology students in Kumaraguru have a high potential for placements in core industries like Textile Mills, Garment Industries, Textile Machinery Manufacturing Industries, Processing Industries and also IT Companies. 

The department has consistently placed 98% of all its students in well-known companies like Intertek Testing Services, New Delhi; RSJ Inspection Services, Bangalore and Himatsingka, Bangalore.

Ques. Does KCT have a statutory committee?

Ans. Kumaraguru’s Statutory committee comprises of,
  • Anti-Ragging Committee
  • Internal Complaints and Women Empowerment Council
  • Grievance Redressal Committee