About Kongu Engineering College (KEC), Erode

Erode (Tamil Nadu)   Estd : 1984 Approved by : NAAC Type : Private

About Kongu Engineering College

Kongu Engineering College, one of the foremost multi professional research-led Institutions is internationally a recognized leader in professional and career-oriented education. It provides an integral, inter-disciplinary education - a unique intersection between theory and practice, passion and reason. The College offers courses of study that are on the frontiers of knowledge and it connects the spiritual and practical dimensions of intellectual life, in a stimulating environment that fosters rigorous scholarship and supportive community. This Institute is a great possession of the committed Trust called 'The Kongu Vellalar Institute of Technology Trust' in Erode District, Tamilnadu. The noble Trust has taken the institute to greater heights since its inception in 1983 and has established the college as a forum for imparting value based education for men and women. 

The word 'Kongu' refers to a region of the southern state of India and the term 'Kongu Vellalar' specially means the agricultural community, predominated in the west of Tamilnadu, which was deprived of educational facility in those days. To achieve technical excellence in their rural areas, 41 philanthropists from different walks of life who realized the need for technical education for their region's economic strides, formed collectively a Trust called 'The Kongu Vellalar Institute of Technology Trust' and they tried to promote and develop equality of opportunity for the rich and the poor.

Affiliated to Anna University Chennai,the college has completed more than three decades of dedicated service to the people of India and abroad in the field of Technical Education. The Institution has an area of 167 acres of land richly endowed with beautiful greeneries. The college with its state-of- the- art infrastructural facilities and excellent academic records has earned recognition as one of the reputed educational institutions for men and women in India.

Awards & Rankings

  • KEC graded AAAA by Career 360 magazine (April 2017)

  • NIRF Ranking - KEC bagged Second Rank among all Self-financing Colleges in Tamilnadu, Fifth Rank among all Self-financing Colleges in India and 57th Rank among all Engineering Institutions including IITs, NITs, etc., in India

  • 42nd position at all India level including IITs and NITs in Outlook, July 2016 issue

  • 2nd Position in Self Financing Engineering Colleges in Tamilnadu and 19th Position among 140 Top Engineering Colleges in India (including IITs and NITs) in Competition Success Review(CSR) June 2016 issue

  • 3rd Position all Private Self Financing Colleges in Tamilnadu in The Week June 2016 Issue

  • Carrers 360 Magazine(April 2016): Ranked our College at 45th position among top 100 Best Engineering Research Institutues in India and awarded AAAA rating among the top Engineering colleges in Tamilnadu

  • NIRF Ranking - KEC bagged First Rank among all Self-financing Colleges in Tamilnadu, Third Rank among all Self-financing Colleges in India and 46th Rank among all Engineering Institutions including IITs, NITs, etc., in India

  • Ranked 3rd Position in Tamilnadu and 32nd Position in private engineering colleges in India by "The Week" Magazine

  • Ranked 2nd Position in Tamilnadu and 26th Position in India among Engineering Institutes in India (including IITs and NITs) by Competition Success Review(CSR) Magazine

  • Ranked 1st Position in Tamilnadu and 39th position at all India level by "Outlook" magazine (including IIT's and NIT's)

  • Ranked 3rd Position in Tamilnadu and 32nd Position in private engineering colleges in India by "The Week" Magazine

  • Ranked 2nd position in Tamilnadu and 24th position in private engineering colleges in India by Times of India - Times Engineering Ranking-2015 (16th June 2015)

  • Ranked 57th position at all India level by Times of India - Times Engineering Ranking -2015 (16th June 2015)

  • Careers 360 Magazine (April 2015) ranked our College at 50 th position among top 100 Best Engineering Research Institutes in India and AAA+ position among top Engineering colleges of Tamilnadu

  • Engineering College of the Year 2014 (Higher Education Review - December 2014)

  • 12th Position among Top Emerging Engineering Colleges of Super Excellence (CSR-GHRDC Survey 2014)

  • 32nd Position among Top 75 Private Engineering Colleges and 82nd position at All-India level (The Week magazine -June 2014 )

  • Awarded AAA+ grade(Careers 360 Magazine-May 2014)

  • Composite Ranking : 2011, 2012 & 2013 in Outlook

  • 43rd Position among Top 75 Engineering Colleges at ALL-India level and 2 nd Position among self financing College in Tamilnadu (Outlook July 2014)

  • Recipient of Outstanding Engineer Award 2016 from The Institution of Engineers India, Coimbatore Local Centre towards his outstanding achievements, contributions and excellence in Technology Development.
  • Award for Outstanding Institute Industry Partnership During 4 th National Conference at India International Centre, New Delhi on “Sustainable Institute Industry Partnership – SIIP 2016” by The Society for Educational and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED), Chennai.
  • Award for Outstanding Institute Industry Partnership During 3 rd National Conference at IIT Chennai on “Sustainable Institute Industry Partnership- SIIP 2015” By The Society for Educational and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED), Chennai.
  • Best E- Cell, Entrepreneurship Eco System Builder National Award 2015
  • International Achievers Award for Excellence in Education received by our Principal Prof.S.Kuppuswami from Mr. Korn Dabbaransi, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand in recognition of his sterling merit excellence performance and outstanding contribution for the progress of the nation and worldwide by Global Achievers Foundation on the occasion of International Achievers Summit on Individual Contribution for International Integration and World Peace on 8th February 2015 at Bangkok (Thailand).
  • Prof.S.Kuppuswami, Principal, Kongu Engineering College was awarded "Best Faculty Award 2014 - Life Time Achievement Award" towards his relentless service and contribution from Nehru Group of Institutions on 15th December 2014.
  • Award for Outstanding Institute Industry Partnership During 2 nd National Conference at IIT Chennai on “Sustainable Institute Industry Partnership- SIIP 2014” By The Society for Educational and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED), Chennai.
  • The college Principal bestowed with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for the Best Engineering College Principal by ISTE, New Delhi during 43rd ISTE National Annual Convention held on 19th December 2013 at Tatyasaheb Kore Institute of Engineering and Technology, Warananagar, Kolhapur.
  • EEE Department of Kongu Engineering College awarded as the Best Industry linked technical Institute by AICTE CII Survey.
  • National Award for TBI @ KEC.

Kongu Engineering College Vision and Mission

Vision :

To be a centre of excellence for development and dissemination of knowledge in Applied science, Technology, Engineering and Management for the Nation and beyond.

Mission :

The college committed to value based Education, Research and Consultancy in Engineering and Management and to bring out technically competent, ethically strong and quality professionals to keep our Nation ahead in the competitive knowledge intensive world. 

Contact Details of Kongu Engineering College, Erode

  • Contact No:
    +91-04294226555
  • Email ID:
    principal@kongu.ac.in
  • Website:
    http://www.kongu.ac.in/
  • Address:
    Perundurai, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India- 638052