Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), Coimbatore is an Engineering College started in 1984 under the auspices of Ramanandha Adigalar Foundation, a charitable educational trust of Sakthi Group. It is situated in a sprawling campus of 150 acres in the IT corridor of Coimbatore which in many ways was a front runner in the eco system.The able guidance and patronage of Arutselvar Dr. N.Mahalingam, Founder, Sakthi Group along with the efficient administration of Dr.B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, the resourcefulness of Sri. M.Balasubramaniam, Correspondent and the foresightedness of Sri. Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent have equipped the college with excellent facilities such as spacious classrooms, seminar halls, well-equipped laboratories, excellent sporting amenities, dedicated high-speed internet connectivity (broadband) and well-qualified faculty. Five Academic Blocks house the different departments. The administrative building, “Dr.Mahalingam Vigyan Bhavan” is an architectural beauty and a land mark in Coimbatore.
Currently the college, as an autonomous institution affiliated to the Anna University,offers 13 under-graduate (B.E., B.Tech.) and 14 post-graduate (M.E., M.Tech., MCA, MBA) programs of study. All the above courses have the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and all the eligible UG programs have also been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). In addition, KCT has also been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the University Grants Commission (UGC). 9 of the 15 academic departments have been recognized as research centers permitting research leading to Ph.D. degree by Anna University.
The department of Mechanical Engineering was established in the year 1984. Our mission is to craft a research hub engaged in modern research in association with industries and other reputed institutions, instruct outcome based education (OBE) to students with up-to-date curriculum and content in harmony with industry requirements and foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among students to enable their own ventures.
The department has a well-equipped integrated workshop facility which caters the needs of various departments. The department being recognized as a research centre by Anna University from April 2003, is actively engaged in research and our thrust areas are Bio-Materials, Composite Materials, Welding, Metal Cutting, Energy Engineering and optimization. The faculty members actively engage in research and constantly publish papers in International and National Journals. Guest lectures and industrial visits are periodically arranged for the students to enhance their curriculum. We strive for all round excellence in students, encouraging them in all extra-curricular activities.