|Erode, the Loom city of India is well-known for handloom, textiles and footwear products. The city serves as a home for a lot of industries and mills in Tamil Nadu. Erode is purely an industrial hub which also provides good education service to the students residing in and around that region. Erode and Gobichettipalayam are the primary education zones in the district of Erode and are considered as the best city to join higher education in Western Tamil Nadu.
The IRT group of institutions is a premier educational group in Erode established for the welfare of the workers of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation. The IRT educational group runs a medical college and an engineering college. IRT Perundurai Medical College is the only medical college in Erode. It is a renowned government medical institution affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Chennai. The medical college also has a hospital inside the campus. The college admits students into the M.B.B.S course based on the NEET score and the reservation norms of the government. The Medical Council of India has sanctioned 100 seats for MBBS admissions at IRT Perundurai Medical College.
Erode has many government and private Engineering colleges and Arts and Science colleges. All the Ars and Science colleges that are operating in Erode are affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Some top arts and science colleges in Erode are Kongu Arts and Science College, Gobi Arts and Science College, P.K.R Arts College for Women and Erode Arts College.
Institute of Road and Transport Technology (IRTT) is one of the top 10 Government Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu that provides quality education with placement opportunities. The institute is affiliated to Anna University and the students will be admitted into the engineering courses offered at the institute through Anna University TNEA counselling. The institute offers various UG courses in Engineering and PG courses in Computer Science and Structural Engineering. To get engineering admissions into the UG courses at IRTT, students must hold high engineering cut-off mark.
Kongu Engineering College and Bannari Amman Institute of Technology are the best self-financing engineering colleges in Erode well-known for good education and it also involves the students into a lot of educational activities. Both are autonomous institutions affiliated to Anna University. These two colleges also have separate Research and Development centres to promote research activities in various engineering disciplines and are also noted as the best colleges in Erode to offer MBA courses. Most importantly, both KEC and BIT offers good placement opportunities for the students. The placement cell of KEC actively conducts placement training and arranges internship and campus interview for final year students with some top recruiters such as Cognizant, TCS, Infosys, Accenture, Zoho, HP, Bosch, L&T, Sanmar, Hyundai, Renault Nissan, etc. Similarly, BIT also provides a platform for aspiring students to get job offers and internship opportunities in core companies. Dual placement is the added advantage at BIT. Some prominent recruiters of BIT are Amazon, Juspay, Paypal, ValueLabs, TCS, Wipro, IBM, Infosys, Mercedes-Benz, Informatica, Thoughworks, etc.