IntroductionThis is the third article in the series of Branded Engineering Colleges in Coimbatore city. In the second article of this series, Branded Engineering Colleges of Anna University in Coimbatore-2, we had discussed the salient features of the Coimbatore Insitute of Technology(CIT) and the Sri Krishna College of Engineering&Technology.
In this article, we will discuss a) Salient features of the Kumaraguru College of Technology and B) Salient features of the Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology,
Salient features of the Kumaraguru College of Technology This is a famous institution of the Sakthi group of industries, Coimbatore. This group has reputed companies such as Sakthi Finance and Sakthi Sugars. The ABT brand is a well-known brand in supply chain management in Tamil Nadu.
This college offers various B.E/B.Tech courses in Aeronautical Engineering, Artificial Engineering and data science, Mechatronics, and Textile Technology. It also offers a famous course in Fashion Technology, said to be among the pioneers in the city of Coimbatore. Similarly, in the Post-graduate courses, it offers the MBA course and the ones on Structural Engineering, Technology Management, and Environmental engineering and doctorate degree programs in Management, Textile Technology, and Fashion Technology and Biotechnology.
Industry experts interviewed for this article were uniform in their praise for the sincere attempts at making continuous improvements and introduce new courses. For example, in Fashion Technology, the college offers undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctorate degree programs. Similarly, in the field of research, it has various domains of research that include Industrial Research and Consultancy, Innovation and Project Development, Skill Development, and Manufacturing&Advanced Learning Programs.
The reach of this college has gone far beyond the country. This college has several international collaborations with foreign universities and these include the likes of Management Development Institute of Singapore, Northern Illinois University, and Rochester Institute of Technology.
As far as placements are concerned, the college has a record of 96% in 2019. This college has several records in terms of highest placement and attracting the best of organizations. Industry sources indicate that IT companies always choose this college to recruit the best talent from this college. For example, it has an innovation incubator.
KCT also offers post-graduate programs in Apparel Technology, Structural Engineering, and Environmental Engineering and doctorate programs in Textile Technology and Bio-techno9logy. It is only for these reasons that the Kumaraguru College of Technology Coimbatore, is a reputed brand among the engineering colleges of Coimbatore city.
There can hardly be any doubt that given the industry backing of this college, in the years to come, this college is bound to make disruptive changes in teaching methodologies, industry-orientation, and placements.
Kumaraguru Institute of Technology
Phone:- 0422 -2661100
Salient features of the Nehru Institute of Engineering and TechnologyThis college is a well-known constituent of the Nehru group, that runs a big number of institutions that include arts and science colleges, in Coimbatore and in Kerala as well. This college has been around since the year 1968.
This college has emerged as a fairly good branded engineering college in Coimbatore city. Over the years, it has increased the number of offerings in the under-graduate courses, though it started as a specialized institution for Aeronautical engineering. Even today, its core competence is Aeronautical engineering but also offers the usual conventional courses and Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence and Computer Sciences and Business Systems. In the post-graduate stream, it offers the MBA course of the Anna University and Aeronautical Engineering, apart from Communication Systems.
Industry experts contacted for the purpose of this article pointed out the main advantage of this college. is the vast resources that it has at its command. It has really made some improvements over the years. For example, it has revamped its MBA and has reportedly given it a big industry orientation. The number of guest lectures has also increased manifold. The parents interviewed through contacts opined that the Aeronautical engineering discipline is the main attraction of this group itself, which also runs another college called the Nehru Institute of Technology, in Coimbatore city.
Research facilities are improving. Those who are interested in knowing more about these facilities may contact the college, which is reportedly open to collaborative research. As regards placements, the website provides details. The specifics are fairly impressive. For example, it quotes a good figure of 8 lakh record placement with an organization called Thought Works. Similarly, 10 lakh rupees was the record with another organization called LIDO. In the MCA stream, Zoho Corp has reportedly offered this institution a package of 6 lakhs per annum. For a college that is constantly improving the quality of its brand, this is quite a bit of a record.
Reports indicate that this college is able to attract students who score between 90 to 94% in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. This emerged from interaction with parents. However, the actual situation has to be obtained from the college. It should be noted that this vast group is similar to other groups like the Karunya group that even runs a deemed University in Coimbatore city. It also directly competes with the Karpagam group of institutions, that also runs a deemed University.
The competition to attract high-quality students is severe in Coimbatore city. Reports indicate that several parents from even Madurai and in places beyond this city actually choose Coimbatore colleges, as the city has a very salubrious climate ( often called the Bangalore of Tamil Nadu) and is superb in terms of infrastructure. For example, there are several entrepreneurs who directly compete with the colleges to provide not only accommodation but also food. It is reported that such facilities are available near the Nehru group as well. These facilities are cheaper than the hostel facilities and students prefer to stay in such places.
Given this competitive scenario, it does turn out that the Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology, is a fairly reputed brand among the engineering colleges of Coimbatore city.
Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology
Nehru College Road
Phone:- 0422-2206148, 8870005337, 9600333152
ConclusionThe two engineering colleges discussed in this article, the Kumaraguru College of Technology and the Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology have become branded colleges through their efforts. The big industry link in the case of the Kumaraguru College of Technology does seem to have done wonders in building the quality of the brand over the years. The direction in which the colleges can grow in the years ahead is only North. This augurs well for the growth of engineering education in Coimbatore city.