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PSG College of Technology, also called PSG Tech, is an ISO 9001:2000 certified institute located in Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1951 by the Managing Trustee Sri G.R. Govindarajulu and the founder Principal Dr. G.R. Damodaran. It is named after Poolamedu Sathankulam Govindsamy Naidu (PSG). Under the leadership of Dr. G.R. Damodaran, the college nurtured the early entrepreneurs that ushered in the industrial revolution in Coimbatore. India Today rated it as one of the top 10 colleges of India (engineering) in 2000.

The founders located it in the same campus as the PSG Industrial Institute. Thus, today PSG College of Technology and PSG Industrial Institute are examples of industry institution interaction. PSG College of Technology is often referred to as a "Teaching Company" with specific reference to its Mechanical and "Sandwich" Courses that are complemented considerably by required apprenticeship at local industries (many of them run by PSG Industries).

Among the various Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programmes offered by the college, as many as 18 programmes were accredited in the year 1997 by the National Board of Accreditation of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The college was conferred the autonomous status by the University of Madras in the academic year 1978-79, which is continued by the Bharathiar University and subsequently by Anna University. This enables the college to frame its own curricula, update syllabi and introduce new courses as and when needed. The college is empowered to administer its own evaluation system.

The current Principal of the institution is Dr.R.Rudramoorthy.

The various departments benefit from the expertise of more than 15 visiting faculty from other renowned institutions. Each department annually conducts at least one National / International Conference / Seminar / Workshop for effective dissemination of the latest technologies and research findings for the benefit of teaching faculty and the industries. On an average, five short term programmes on current topics of interest are conducted for the teaching faculty from other colleges with funding from AICTE / ISTE and other agencies.

The programmes of the college are recognized all over India and abroad. The college maintains close interaction with several R&D Institutions and institutions of higher learning in India and abroad, through institutional network programmes and collaborative research programmes. It also has close collaborative links with industries in the fields of Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, Textile, Machine Tools, Software Development and Consumer durables.


Official Rankings

The college has consistently been ranked as a top engineering schools in India. The following are recently published rankings by major indian magazines

Outlook Magazine Survey - Best Private Engineering College in India in 2008 - Rank 2.
India Today - Best Engineering Schools in 2000 - Rank 8.
DataQuest Magazine - Best engineering schools in India - Rank 8 in 2005.
India Today - Best Engineering Schools in 2007 - Rank 10.
Outlook Magazine Survey - Best Engineering Schools in India in 2007 - Rank 12(overall).
& The college has a Sandwich Programme in various disciplines like Production Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. These are regarded as the 'piece of cake' in the college with respect to its placement achievements.


The infrastructure available in the institution for the pursuit of engineering education has been lauded with equal enthusiasm by alumni, prospective employers, educationists and policy makers.

Several advanced centres are set up with financial support from the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India) and other agencies.

  Academic Departments
Automobile Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Energy Engineering
Information Technology
Management Sciences PSG Institute of Management
Mathematics and Computer Applications
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Physical Education
Production Engineering
Textile Technology
Fashion Technology
Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Research labs
The advanced research laboratory and industry centers include:

Bioinformatics Laboratory
Genetic #PSG Siemens Center of Excellence in Automation.
PSG Rockwell Center of Excellence in Industrial Automation
ERP Center.
PSG-Infineon Embedded Systems Laboratory
RF Laboratory.
Festo-PSG Center for Control Engg. And Pneumatic Automation
School of Energy.
Fiber Optics Laboratory.
Sensor Laboratory.
Fluid Research Laboratory.
Textile CAD Center.
GIS Laboratory.
Thin Film Center.
Jute Diversified Production & Training Center.
Virtual Instrumentation Center.
Jute Particle Board Plant.
Virtual Reality Center.
Laser Material Processing Center.
VLSI Design Center.
PROJECT IMPACT Centre (a project funded by the World Bank, Swiss Development Corporation and the Government of India).
UNDP Jute Project Centre.
TIFAC CORE Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Centre.
Metals Testing and Research Centre.
Industry Institute Partnership Cell and CII TDB TNET Centre.
PSG Computer Center.
PSG - TCS Software Engineering Lab (A project funded by Tata Consultancy Services Ltd)
Mathematical Computing Lab.
Multilingual Computing Lab.
Soft Computing Lab.
Object Computing Lab.
DST-FIST Sponsored PDM Lab
Center for Supply Chain Management
The college has signed MoU with research organizations and industries in order to promote closer interaction with other institutions in the areas of technology development, training of students, curriculum updating and development of the state-of-art centres.


Departmental activities
Various departments in PSG Tech organize year long academic activities in the campus. Most of the departments organize two day national conferences every year or every second year. Seminars and summer schools are also conducted.

Department of Automobile Engineering - National Conference on Automotive Manufacturing, (NCAM).
Department of Biotechnology - National Symposium on Biosciences, (NSB).
Department of Computer Science and Engineering - National Conference on Advanced Computing, (NCAC).
Department of Computer Science and Engineering - International Conference on Global Software Development (ICGSD)
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - National Conference on Intelligent and Efficient Electrical Systems, (NCIEES).
Department of Electronics and communication Engineering - National Level Conference on Signals, Systems and Security, (NCSSS).
Department of Mechanical Engineering - International Conference on Logistics and Supply Chain Management, (ILSCM); National Conference on Precision Engineering, (NCOPEN).
Department of Mathematics and Computer Applications - National Conference on Mathematical and Computational Models, (NCMCM).
Department of Information Technology - National Conference on Innovations in Information and Communication Technology, (NCIICT)[2].
Department of Production Engineering - National Conference on IT enabled Product Development, (NCIPM)

  Campus life

Fashion Show: Renaissance 2003PSG College of Technology has always been a beehive of activity all year round, opening up opportunities for students to showcase their technical as well as cultural progress. Cultural events conducted by the clubs like Dramatix, Rotract club, CAP and Nature club, provide the students with the much needed break from the monotony of continuous classes.

Student clubs
There are several clubs based on the interests of the student community. The clubs individually has club secretaries to manage the club with the help of Staff Advisors.The various other clubs are

Team Dramatix
Rotaract Club
Character & Personality and Nature Club
Youth Red Cross Society
Tamil Mandram
E club
English Literary Society
Fine Arts Club
Martial Arts Club
Tek Music
ISTE (Students chapter)
All these clubs co-ordinate annual, monthly events to showcase their talents. The Dramatix Club , Rotract club and the CAP and Nature club are few clubs which dominate the hearts of the Students.


Notable alumni
Several alumni have made a mark in various industries. Well known PSG alumni include:

Dr.Siva Thanu Pillai, DRDO, CEO and MD of BrahMos Corporation
Shiv Nadar, the Chairman and CSO of HCL Technologies
Mylswamy Annadurai,Project Director for Chandrayaan-1, ISRO
Anand Chandrasekaran, entrepreneur; Co-founder of Aeroprise Inc. and recipient of 2004 MIT Global Technovators award
Vijaya Mohan, Managing Director, Pricol
Vishnu, Founder and CEO of Interchain Solutions, Banglore


External links
PSG tech official website

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