Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology (MCET) is a self – financing educational institution situated in Pollachi, Coimbatore District. MCET is the vision of Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam, whose determination and dynamism made possible the realization of this institution of excellence. MCET was established in 1998 to commemorate the 75th Birthday of this great visionary Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam.
The society’s solicitation made him the Chairman of NIA to expand education right from schooling to engineering. Within a short span of 50 years the bud- NIA- has blossomed in lot many avenues and has spread its fragrance in industrialization, education, finance, transportation, synthetic gems, textiles, agriculture and automobiles. Nachimuthu Industrial Association not only shelters the society by offering jobs in which it flourishes but also been a preamble for rural students to gain knowledge and explore the fast-paced world. Having made the institution a banyan tree in which entire society can shelter. The Chairman after rendering his tireless work, he has become the Emeritu.The Himalayan achievement in education and developing society, the industrial genius has been recognized by Government of India and had conferred Padma Bhusan on him in 2007.