Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai – 2021

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai (TCE Madurai) was established in 1957 by the philanthropist and industrialist Late Shri Karamuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar in an area of 143 acres in a natural atmosphere located near Thirupparankundram, the outskirt of Madurai. TCE Madurai is funded by both the central and state governments and also by the management. However, it was granted autonomy in 1987 to decide its curriculum and administrative matters.

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 TEC Madurai gave its reports.

Courses Offered at TEC Madurai

TEC Madurai offers just 8 courses each in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology, respectively.

Students Intake at TEC Madurai

Students Intake
TEC Madurai admitted 780 students each at UG programs in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively and it admitted 154 students in 2021 and 251 students in 2020 at PG programs.
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TEC Madurai has 311 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 63.02% are Ph.D. holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, that is, one professor is available for every 12 students.

TEC Madurai Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
TEC Madurai spent Rs. 8.6 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 7.43% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a whopping 73.5% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 12.97% spent on engineering workshops, and merely 6.1% of its fund spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 5.9 crores and it was around Rs. 3.7 crores in 2019. The spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
TEC Madurai spent over Rs. 42 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 79.64% of its funds spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, 15.8% of its funds spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 4.56% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 46 crores in 2020 and Rs. 42 crores in 2019.

TEC Madurai Research Details

Patents Details
As TEC Madurai has a good faculty and good infrastructures, therefore, it got 8 patents from 1 patent application filed in 2021, got 8 from 3 patent applications in 2020, and got 7 from 1 patent application in 2019.
Sponsored Projects
As TEC Madurai has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 8.5 crores through the 26 sponsored research projects from 18 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 13.6 and Rs. 9.1 crores through 30 and 32 sponsored research projects from 17 and 18 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
TEC Madurai received Rs. 1.3 crores through 115 consultancy projects from 105 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.1 crores and Rs. 54 lakhs through 115 and 116 consultancy projects from 96 and 70 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

TEC Madurai Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At TEC Madurai, 886 students have been admitted to UG degree courses and 92.49% of them graduated, of whom 80.29% got placements at top companies and 45 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 88.68% of students graduated, of whom 87.97% got placements and 92 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 90.19% of students graduated, of whom 90.91% got placements and 87 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At PG programs, 95.65% of students graduated, of whom 27.63% got placements at top companies and 2 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 95.65% of students graduated, of whom 40.69% got placements, and 9 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 97.03% of students graduated, of whom 20.31% got placements and 4 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 253 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 61 students graduated in 2021, and 30 and 43 students graduated in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.6 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.6 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.5 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of the TEC Madurai are IBM, Amazon, Deloitte, Microsoft, TCS, Atmel, Mada, Accenture, Ariant, BGR, Ericsson, BrahMos Aerospace Ltd, Cognizant, Deloitte, HCL, Honeywell, HP, IBM, Infosys, Jda, L&T, Microsoft, National Instruments, Rane, Renault Nissan, Siemens, TAFE, TATA Elxsi, TCS, Yahoo, Wipro, etc.

Students Diversity at TEC Madurai

As TEC Madurai has a modest campus area and a good faculty strength, a considerable number of 3698 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 61.33% are boys and a fair number of 38.67% are girls, a huge number of 3627 students are from within the state, and merely 71 students are from outside of the state.

Facilities on TEC Madurai Campus

TEC Madurai has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a gym, auditorium, bus service, lifts/ramps, etc.

Annual Festivals at TEC Madurai

FS’tival is a free software festival conducted annually since 2004 by GLUGOT (Gnu-Linex free software users) and GLUG Madurai in commemoration of the shift flow diagram (SFD). The objective of FS’tival is to create an awareness of free and open-source software (FOSS) among the public of southern Tamil Nadu. Since then, FS’tival has been a venue where students of various age groups, domains, professionals from both IT and non-IT have come to get introduced to FOSS, interact with each other and share their experiences. Every year Free Software tools are widely distributed to the participants of FS’tival. The highlight of the events is artificial intelligence, mobile app technology, web app technology, cyber security, and FOSS tools in daily life. Besides these, many workshops and webinars are organized for students to get updated their knowledge on engineering science & technology. In addition to these, extracurricular activities like sack race, bottle filling, arrattai arangam, potpourri, etc., are also being organized.


TEC Madurai is near Madurai, one of the main cities of Tamilnadu and also a historic and the oldest city in the world where once Tamil culture and literature was flourished and nurtured by various eminent poets and kings. As it is a top tourist spot for foreigners, the transport system of the city is maintained well. It has both a railway station and an airport for travelers. Madurai Junction Railway Station is around 7.9 km away and Madurai Airport is around 8.7 km away from the institution are available to commute to this institution, so students from anywhere can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at TEC Madurai

For UG courses at TEC Madurai: Seven specializations under the B. Tech programs are offered at this institution. Admission for these courses, candidates must have passed 10+2 in the Science stream for eligibility and they have to go for TNEA counseling for selection.

For PG courses: Students who have passed a bachelor’s degree or are appearing for the final exam can take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)/Tamilnadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) and should get valid GATE/TANCET scores to get admission to this institution.

Reservation is provided as per government guidelines.

Fee Structure at TEC Madurai

Students need to pay around Rs. 67.40 K as fees for UG courses at TEC Madurai, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 4.5 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within one year.

TEC Madurai Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: TEC Madurai has a good faculty and impressive infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 56.11%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: TEC Madurai has many distinguished professors and research scholars and it got patents for some innovative technologies, however, it scored 18.65%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As TEC Madurai has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 60.91%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: TEC Madurai has students from every section and every part of India, besides this, it admitted a decent number of girl students, so it scored 50.99%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: TEC Madurai has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and 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, so it scored 28.83%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

TEC Madurai got 42.58% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 71.

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