History & Values

  • 1957-Pre-Engineering introduced
  • 1958-University of Madras grants affiliation for B.E. Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • 1959-5 year B.Sc. degree courses introduced
  • 1966-3year B.Sc. degree courses introduced. Affiliated to newly formed Madurai University
  • 1968-Subject unit system introduced
  • 1969-Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry departments recognized as centres for PhD research
  • 1971-Part-time B.E. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, M.Sc. Structural Engineering (Civil), M.Sc. Power system Engineering (Electrical) introduced
  • 1972-Civil and Electrical Engineering departments recognized as centres for PhD research
  • 1973-B.Sc. (Applied Sciences) introduced
  • 1975-TEMCOS(Thiagarajar Engineering and Management Consultancy Services) started
  • 1976-Semester system introduced
  • 1978-B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering and M.Sc. Applied Mathematics introduced. M.Sc. Engineering renamed as M.E. dregree. Madurai University renamed as Madurai Kamaraj University
  • 1980-Duration of B.E. degree reduced to 4 years
  • 1984-​B.E. Computer Science and Engineering introduced
  • 1985-Master of Computer Applications (MCA) introduced
  • 1986-M.E. Industrial Engineering and M.Sc. Applied Chemistry introduced
  • 1987-Autonomous status conferred by the University
  • 1995-B.Arch. and M.E. Communication Systems introduced
  • 1997-M.E. Production Engineering introduced. B.E. Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Computer Science, ME Structural Engg, ME Power Systems Engineering and MCA courses are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation
  • 1998-B.E. Mechatronics introduced.
  • 1999-B.Tech Information Technology introduced
  • 2000-M.Sc. Material Science Technology introduced. AICTE sanctions additional in-take of 150 students in B.E. ECE, CSE, IT and 30 students in M.C.A degree courses
  • 2001-B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Course introduced. M.E. Computer Science and Engineering introduced. Affiliation of the college transferred from Madurai Kamaraj University to Anna University. Dept. of ECE, CSE, & Mech. Engineering recognized as centres for PhD research by M.K.University.
  • 2005-Thiagarajar Advanced Research Center(TARC)  started
  • 2006-M.Tech. Environmental Engineering introduced
  • 2006-TCE awarded first Patent from the Government of India for New Mix design of Waste Plastics
  • 2007-Golden Jubilee celebrations
  • 2012-TTSL inaugurated
  • 2013-TBI started
  • 2014-Introduction of B.E. and M.E Programme in Mechatronics
  • 2015-MSME Department of India has sanctioned Business Incubator to TCE
  • 2016-Govt of TN recognized TCE as Entrepreneurship Development Hub (IEDP) Promotion Institute
  • 2016-Starting of Department of Mechatronics
  • 2017-Inauguration of Thiagarajar Entrepreneur Network (TEN)
  • 2017-TCE signs MoU with Indonesia Government for laying plastic road
  • 2018-Starting of Bentley supported Building Information Modelling BIM Lab
  • 2018-Commencement of TCE Environmental Information System TCE ENVIS-Centre for Plastic Waste Management
  • 2018-Dr. R. Vasudevan, Professor, Dept of Chemistry, TCE receives Padma Shri Award for Road using Waste Plastic
  • 2018-TCE signs MoU with National Entrepreneurship Network
  • 2019-Commencement of 5 Year Integrated MSc (Data Science) Degree Programme
  • 2019-Inauguration of T. S. Srinivasan Centre for Automative Research (TSS Car)
  • 2019-Inauguration of TCE-AVM Centre for testing and calibration
  • 2019-60th Year Celebrations with 6T Conclave
  • 2019-Commencement of TCE and Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE)
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