Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai – 2021

Kongu Engineering College (KEC) was established in 1984 as a private engineering college in Perundurai Erode Tamilnadu in an area of sprawling 167 acres in a tender and tenacious atmosphere to provide holistic technical education to society with interdisciplinary, unique theory-supported practical, passion, and reason education. However, its root and guide “The Kongu Vellalar Institute of Technology Trust” was established in 1983 by the Group of Philanthropists. It is an autonomous institution affiliated with Anna University accredited “A++” grade by the NAAC and approved by the AICTE.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where KEC gave its reports.

Courses Offered at KEC Perundurai

KEC offers 14 courses each in undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs in engineering science and technology, respectively.

Students Intake at KEC Perundurai

Students Intake
KEC admitted a massive number of 1680 students each in 2021, 2020, and 2019 at UG programs and 309 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
KEC has 510 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 44.12% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:13, that is, one professor is available for every 13 students.

KEC Perundurai Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
KEC spent Rs. 4.13 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a decent 27.23% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a considerable 39.41% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 17.7% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 15.66% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 3.83 crores and it was around Rs. 5.2 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
KEC spent over Rs. 84.17 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a significant 52.22% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a considerable 47.32% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.46% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 77.69 crores in 2020 and Rs. 82.21 crores in 2019. The spending of operational expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last years.

KEC Perundurai Research Details

Patent Details
As KEC has good faculties and scholars, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, it was able to file a considerable number of 22 and 2 patent applications in 2021 and 2019, respectively, and it got 3 patents in 2021.
Sponsored Projects
As KEC has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 2.49 crores, 1.47 crores, and 74.55 lakhs through 59, 23, and 26 sponsored research projects from 25, 13, and 8 companies in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
As KEC has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, big companies are willing to get a consultation at this institution for their projects, and therefore, it received Rs. 44.3 lakhs through a massive number of 401 consultancy projects from 133 companies in 2021, and received Rs. 35.69 and Rs. 29.3 lakhs from a huge number of 456 and 321 consultancy projects from 294 and 139 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

KEC Perundurai Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At KEC, a massive number of 1809 students got admitted to UG degree courses and a considerable 73.08% of them graduated, of whom 87.2% got placements at top companies, and 56 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a bulky 78.97% of students graduated, of whom 86.38% got placements and 132 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a large 73.31% of students graduated, of whom 74.85% got placements and 139 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At KEC, a huge 93.14% of them graduated, of whom 29.03% got placements at top companies, and 2 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a massive 92.31% of students graduated, of whom 84.13% got placements and 9 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a whopping 91.67% of students graduated, of whom 69.42% got placements and 11 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 3 LPA each in 2021 and also in 2020, and Rs. 2.91 LPA 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4 LPA in 2021 and Rs. 3.18 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 2.77 LPA 2019.
The top recruiters of KEC are Vedanta, HP, Renault Nissan, Bosch, Cognizant, Huawei, Hyundai, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Infosys, Zoho, etc., who are looking for fresh graduates at this institution for their companies.

Students Diversity at KEC Perundurai

At KEC, a massive number of 6772 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 72.22% are boys and a modest number of 27.78% are girls, a huge 6721 students are from within the state and merely 51 students are from other states.

Facilities on KEC Perundurai Campus

KEC has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a gym, banking facilities, wi-fi campus, IT infrastructure, a transport service, an alumni association, an auditorium, guest rooms, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to utilize.

Campus Festivals at KEC Perundurai

KEC celebrates ENTHUSIA as the annual cultural festival for two days in March on the campus where a spectrum of colorful events such as music, dance, singing, etc., are organized to enthrall the energetic students and give them recreation and rejuvenation after spending a long period in studying.

SCIENSEA is the annual national technical symposium celebrated for two days in March organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering where many technical and non-technical events such as paper presentations, idea presentations, discussion, advertising, etc., are organized to induce the interest of the students and create a platform to showcase their technical skills and winners are awarded prizes.

AVENTURO is the intercollege symposium organized by the Indian Society for Technical Education for one day in May where many technical events in many engineering branches are conducted to make the students get well-versed in engineering and technology.

Furthermore, many social festivals like Women’s Day, Yoga Day, etc., are organized to make students socially responsible and strong in both mind and body.


As KEC is in Erode the industrial state of Tamilnadu, therefore it has a good transport system along with a major railway station and an international airport. Both Erode Junction Railway Station which is around 17.3 km away and Coimbatore International Airport which is at a distance of 75.5 km away from the institution are available for commuting to this institution, therefore students from anywhere can commute to this institution easily.

How to Get Admission at KEC Perundurai

For UG Courses at KEC: Candidates who passed the +2 exam (academic) or any other equivalent exam with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry (or vocational with any one of the engineering subjects related to Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry) with a minimum of 50% marks in PCM – 100 marks for Mathematics and other 100 marks for Physics and Chemistry – (45% for BC, 40% for MBC/DNA/SC/SCA/ST) are eligible, however, admission is given through TNEA counseling conducted by the Department of Technical Education (DoTE).

For PG Courses: Candidates who passed the UG course in BE/B.Tech/B.Pharm/Master degree in relevant Science/Arts prescribed/10+2 + AMIE or 10 + 3 years diploma + AMIE with a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for reserved candidates) need to take TANCET and get a required score for PG admission and candidates with a valid GATE score are also admitted to PG course, however, all they need to register for TANCA counseling to get PG admission to this institution.

Fee Structure at KEC Perundurai

Students need to pay around Rs. 2.4 lakhs as total fees for UG courses at KEC, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 3 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

KEC Perundurai Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: KEC has a good faculty and good infrastructure for innovative research, therefore it scored 57.61%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: KEC has some distinguished professors and research scholars and has gotten some patents for innovative research, however, it lacks in research and professional practice. Therefore it scored 8.00%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As KEC has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students have graduated at the minimum stipulated time allocated. Therefore it scored 46.30%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: KEC has students from every section and every part of India and has admitted a modest number of girl students, however, it has admitted few students from other states, therefore it scored 43.96%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: KEC has a good faculty, good infrastructures, a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 10.45%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

KEC Perundurai got 34.38% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 164.

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