Reflecting a commendable legacy of more than 6 decades, TKM College of Engineering, situated in the cashew hub of Kerala, City of Kollam; is the first Government- aided engineering college in Kerala. It is ideally located, in Karikode, on the Kollam- Chenkotta road, about 5 kilometers from the heart of the city. The campus, a distinctive landmark that cuts above the rest is built in the aesthetic Indo Saracenic architectural style with mughal influence.
The college is the first and foremost institution for technical education, run by the TKM College Trust, headed by Janab Shahal Hassan Musaliar. The foundation stone of the college was laid in the year 1956 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of Independent India. The college was formally inaugurated by Prof. Humayun Kabir, the then Minister for Scientific and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of India, on 3rd July, 1958.
At its start, the college began its stride with the three basic branches of engineering – Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Today it is a renowned technical institution in India, offering undergraduate programs in eight branches of engineering and architecture, ten postgraduate programs of different specializations in engineering and an MCA program.
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The affiliation was with the University of Kerala till 2015 and from 2015 onwards it is affiliated with APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (APJAKTU). It is also approved by the AllIndia Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The college carries NBA accreditation to all B.Tech programs and two M.Tech programs, out of which the UG programmes inCivil and Mechanical engineering won the coveted six years accreditation. NAAC has accredited the college with A grade and in NIRF, the college has been included in the band of 201-250 in the year 2019.. The College is an approved research center of There are 200 plus faculty members and 150 technical and ministerial staff in the college. The college has the highest annual student intake (more than 1000) among all peer level institutions in the state. APJAKTU for all streams and approved QIP Centre of Ministry of Education (formerly, MHRD) for Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Currently there are 87 doctoral scholars under the supervision of the institute faculty. The major research facilities include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) centre, Nanotechnology Research Centre, SPACE Technology Lab, Biomechanics Lab, Structural Engineering Lab, Structural Dynamics Lab, Dynamic testing Facility using horizontal shake table, Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, VLSI Design Lab, Advanced Communication Laboratory.
The College runs on a well- structured platform, that offers various infrastructure facilities such as the Central library, Department libraries, Central and Departmental Computer facilities, Hostels for boys and girls of various semesters, Career Guidance and Placement Cell, Innovations and Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Cooperative Society Store, Medical Cell and Sports facilities like Football court, Basket Ball courts, Tennis Court, Volley Ball court, Shuttle-Badminton Court, Multi-Gymnasium, Table Tennis Hall and a Cricket pitch. The College has a common auditorium and seminar halls for various departments, equipped with modern audio-visual presentation devices. The students participate regularly in events conducted by various student branches like the NSS, NASA, IEEE., ISTE, SSA., IICE and the college union. Various professional bodies such as IEI, SAE, IETE, ISHARAE, ASCE, ICI, AIChE, CSI organize seminars, hands-on workshops, hardware and software training programs, hackathons, competitions and other such activities which give opportunity to students and faculty members to enhance their skills and enrich their knowledge in areas beyond the prescribed curriculum.
The college has remained amenable to the requisites of modern technical education by establishing collaborations with industry leaders and distinguished national and foreign institutions including the University of Leeds, University of Kookmin, University of Twente, University of Wisconsin Parkside and Indian Indian Institute of Science among others.