Milestones

  • 1957 - 1958

Pre-Engineering started in Thiagarajar college

  • 1958 - 1959

University of Madras granted affiliation for BE degree courses in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

  • 1959 - 1960

5 Yr B.Sc degree courses introduced

  • 1966 - 1967

3 Yr B.Sc degree courses introduced, Affiliated to newly formed Madurai University

  • 1968 - 1969

Subject unit system introduced, 3 Yr BE degree courses discontinued

  • 1969 - 1970

Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry departments were recognized as centres for PhD research

  • 1971 - 1972

The following degree courses were introduced, Part-time BE Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, M.Sc Structural Engineering (Civil), M.Sc Power system Engg (Electrical)

  • 1972 - 1973

Civil and Electrical Engg. departments were recognized as centres for Ph.D research

  • 1973 - 1974
B.Sc. (Applied Sciences) introduced
  • 1975 - 1976

Thiagarajar Engg. and Management Consultancy Services - TEMCOS started

  • 1976 - 1977

Semester system introduced

  • 1978 - 1979

BE Electronics and Communication Engg and M.Sc. Applied Mathematics introduced,

M.Sc. Engineering renamed as ME degree, Madurai University renamed as Madurai Kamaraj University

  • 1980 - 1981

Duration of BE degree reduced to 4 Yrs

  • 1985 - 1986

BE Computer Sciences and Engg. & Master of Computer Applications (MCA) introduced

  • 1986 - 1987

ME Industrial Engg. and M.Sc. Applied Chemistry introduced

  • 1987 - 1988

Autonomous status conferred by the University

  • 1995 - 1996

B.Arch and ME Communication Systems introduced

  • 1997 - 1998

ME Production Engg. introduced.

BE Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Computer Science, ME Structural Engg, ME Power Systems Engg. and MCA courses were accredited by the National Board of Accreditation

  • 1998 - 1999

BE Mechatronics introduced.

  • 1999 - 2000

B.Tech Information Technology introduced

Bar coding introduced in the library

  • 2000 - 2001

64 Kbps leased line with fiber optic back bone network facility provided to all Dept. laboratories.

  • 2000 - 2001

M.Sc. Material Science Technology Course introduced

AICTE Sanctioned additional in-take of 150 students in B.E. ECE, CSE, IT and 30 students in M.C.A degree courses

  • 2001 - 2002

BE Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Course (4 Years) introduced.

ME Computer Science and Engineering (3 Semesters) course introduced.

Affiliation of the college transferred from Madurai Kamaraj University to Anna University.

Dept. of ECE, CSE, & Mech. Engineering are recognized as centres for PhD research by M.K.University.

  • 2002 -  2003  

Ladies hostel started in TCE Campus

  • 2004- 2005

CCC was etablshed with 24/7 computing facility

  • 2005-2006
Re accreditation of all UG Programs
  • 2006-2007
M.Tech Environmental Engineering  introduced
  • 2007-2008
Golden Jubilee of TCE celebrations
  • 2008-2009
New I.T Block started
  • 2009-2010
Agreement with Yahoo! for cloud computing
  • 2010-2011
Indoor stadium established