Thursday, July 9, 2009

T.K.M College of Engineering,Kollam

The T.K.M College of Engineering was crystallized in form and substance in 1956 and Dr.N.Rajendra Prasad, the first President of Independent India, laid the foundation stone. After a short span of two years, the College was formally inaugurated by, Prof.Humayun Kabir the Hon'ble minister for Scientific and Cultural Affairs on 3rd July 1958. This is the first private grant-in-aid Engineering College in the state.

The college started with a student strength of 120 and a faculty of six offering courses in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and has an enviable reputation of being one of the premier technical institutions in the country. At present the college has a strength of more than 2000 students with about 200 staff members supported by 136 non-teaching staff. Right from the beginning , the T.K.M College of Engineering has been a trend setter in the field of technical education in Kerala ; setting and maintaining very high standards in education with main focus on all round development of students. The consistency with which the students have been securing major university ranks in the university examinations is a standing proof of excellent standards of the institution and training imparted by the college.

The silver jubilee of the College was celebrated with elegance in 1983. In memory of this, a new building was constructed for the central library with all modern facilities.

The college is located at Kilikollur, a beautiful suburb of the historic coastal town of Kollam on the Kollam-Sencottah road. The college is six kilometers away from Kollam junction and the institution is within easy reach, as a number of K.S.R.T.C as well as private buses regularly ply touching the College. Direct trains connect Kollam to all important cities of the country. The international airport at Thiruvananthapuram is only 70 Km's away and the Kochi Harbor is 160 Km's north.



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