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Thiagarajar College of Engineering: Courses, Eligibility, Admission, Cutoff, Placements

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, holding A+ grade and a CGPA of 3.47 (out of 4.00), is a 63 years old private college having an ISO certified institution affiliation to Anna University.

TCE was founded in the year of 1957 with a motive of providing top-notch technical education accompanied by robust ethical values at the same time. It offers 9 undergraduate programs and 10 postgraduate programs with a handful of Doctoral programs in Engineering & Technology, Science and Architecture.

The admission criteria for all of the undergraduate courses, post graduate and doctoral programs is authored by Anna University with the candidates’ performance in 10+2 or 10+2+3 (whichever is applicable regarding the respective course being taken by the candidate).

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Highlights

Established 1957
Institute Type Government
Affiliated to Anna University
Courses Offered Graduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Degrees.
Approved By AICTE
Application Mode Online
Mode of Entrance Exams Online/Offline
Admission Criteria Merit Based & Entrance Test
Campus Area 143 acres
Top Recruiters Microsoft, TCS, INFOSYS, Tech Mahindra, Bluestar etc.
Official Website https://www.tce.edu/

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Rankings

Thiagarajar College of Engineering has successfully proved its worth by keeping the ranking graph high consistently. TCE stood in the 64th position among engineering colleges in India and 101-150 overall in 2020 according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). TCE also ranked 34 by Outlook India in 2019.

Similar statistics are given below:

Year Over all Engineering (India) Architecture (India) Engineering (Tamil Nadu) Architecture (Tamil Nadu)
2018 95 39 9
2019 101-150 56
2020 101-150 64 17 11 2

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Courses

Thiagarajar College of Engineering offers 4 & 5-year UG programs and 2 or 3-year PG programs.

Courses Details
  • Specializations: Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechatronics.
  • Duration: 4 Years.
  • Eligibility: According to the rank calculated by Government of Tamil Nadu on a candidate’s 10+2 marks.
B. Tech
  • Specialization: Computer Science and Business Systems.
  • Duration: 4 Years.
  • Eligibility: According to the rank calculated by Government of Tamil Nadu on a candidate’s 10+2 marks.
B. Arch
  • Specializations: Architecture.
  • Duration: 5 Years.
  • Eligibility: 50% as aggregate in 10+2 with Mathematics as a subject of study + 80 out of 200 in NATA (National Aptitude Test for Architecture).
  • Specializations: Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering and Management, Industrial Engineering, Power System Engineering, Communication systems, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Duration: 2 Years.
  • Eligibility: According to TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)/GATE Score.
M. Arch
  • Specializations: Architecture.
  • Duration: 2Years.
  • Eligibility: According to TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)/GATE Score.
  • Specializations: Computer Application.
  • Duration: 3Years.
  • Eligibility: Should have passed Bachelor Degree in 10+2+3 pattern with core Mathematics at 10+2 (school level) (or) having studied any one subject between Mathematics and Statistics in the graduation level + the candidate should have appeared in TANCET.
M. Sc.
  • Specializations: Data-Science.
  • Duration: 5 Years.
  • Eligibility: Class 12 in science from a recognized board.

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Admissions


Students taking admission in B.Tech, must pass 10+2 in science stream and then go for TNA counseling.

How to Apply?

  1. A candidate must register for TNA from Anna University’s official website.
  2. After submitting the charged fee online, the application form will be needed to be filled by the correct details of the candidate.
  3. Take a printout of that application form and submit a copy of the same to the directorate of admission, Anna university.
  4.  After the merit has been declared, the candidate should take the print out of the counselling call letter and must visit the counseling venue at the counselling date with a demand draft of 5000 rupees.
  5. Upon successful counseling, the allotment order will be handed over to the candidate and a candidate must submit the same to the college to confirm his/her seat.


For the B. Arch program, a candidate must need to score minimum 80% in NATA but for M. Arch, a candidate needs to have a B. Arch degree and the selection for M. Arch will be based on TANCET.

How to Apply?

  1. Online application should be done by the candidate from NATA’s official website.
  2. Upon filling up the personal details, an eight-digit numeric application number will be generated.
  3. After creating a password, the candidate should login using that application number and password to upload a photo of him/her according to the told format.
  4. Upon filling up the academic details, the candidate should pay 2000 rupees online and thereafter the printout of the confirmation page should be kept for future reference.

GATE: How to Apply?

  1. Visit the official website of GATE.
  2. Register any personal details like candidate’s name, e-mail ID and phone number.
  3. Complete the application form.
  4. Pay the fee of 1500 rupees.
  5. Download the form.

TANCET: How to Apply?

  1. Go to the Anna University’s official website.
  2. Go to the TANCET 2021 Registration.
  3. Upload your photograph after logging in again by clicking on the ‘TANCET 2020’ written link and upload your picture.
  4. Pay the fee of 600 rupees online, a candidate should keep the print out of the application form for future reference.

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Cutoff

B.E. in Computer Engineering

These are the cutoffs by rank based on the categories, 2019.

Category Cutoff
General 1737
OBC 2782
BC-Muslims 4378
Most Backward Classes 5308
ST 35357
SC 19143
SC-Arunthiyars 28260
EWS 1737

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Placements

  • TCE’s success story of 2019 is written with over 600 students’ job offers from the companies like INFOSYS, HCL, HYUNDAI, NOKIA, TAFE. Total number of job-offers in that year is 711 and a total 62 companies visited.
  • Accenture, Fiat, Titan, Amazon, Saint Gobain and Qualcomm were the top visited companies that year.

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Scholarships

TCA provides scholarship to its students on a merit cum means basis. All of the Scholarships they offer is listed below.

  1. Rukmini Shanmugam Endowment Scholarship.
  2. G-17 Alumni Scholarship-1966,1967,1968 Alumni.
  3. Pannaikadu Veerammal Paramasivam Endowment Scholarship-1962 CIVIL alumni.
  4. Isaichelvan Memorial Scholarship-1978 CIVIL Alumni.
  5. Meenakshi Srinivasan Endowment.
  6. TSK Memorial Scholarship.
  7. Subramanian Scholarship.
  8. Shri Priya Mahesh Scholarship.
  9. P V Shanmugam Scholarship- 1980 MECHANICAL Alumni.
  10. 10. Urmila Mahendra Babu Scholarship- 1964 EEE Alumni.
  11. 11. Tce Alumni Charitable Trust Scholarship.

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Facilities

The facilities TCE offers are listed below.

Variety Quantity
Badminton Court (indoor) 4
Basketball Court (indoor) 1
Gym 1 (well equipped)
Yoga Hall 1
Table Tennis Separate halls for men and women with 3 boards
Chess Separate hall with 150 chess boards
Judo Hall Separate hall for men and women
Ball Badminton Court (outdoor) 2
Basketball Court (outdoor) 1
Cricket Net Practice 1
Football Field 1
Handball Court 2
Hockey Field 2
Kho-Kho Court 2
Kabaddi Court 1
Tennis Court 2
Volleyball Court 2

Thiagarajar College of Engineering Faculty

Dr. S. Mercy Shalinie Mr. C. Sridharan Dr. P. Chitra Mr. M. Shivakumar
Dr. K. Sundarakantham Dr. C. Senthil Kumar Dr. B. Subbulakshmi Dr. M.K. Kavitha Devi
Dr. G.S.R. Emil Selvan Dr. M. Vijayalakshmi Dr. S. Prasanna Dr. N. Shivakumar
Dr. M. P. Ramkumar Dr. G. Madhupriya Dr. A. Malini Dr. K. Narasima Mallikarjunan
Dr. M. Suguna Dr. R. Leena Sri Dr. M. Nirmaladevi Dr. V. Vignaraj Ananth
Mrs. Raja Lavayanya Ms. J. Felicia Lilian Ms. R. Nagarathna Dr. J. Rajeshkumar

Thiagarajar College of Engineering FAQs

Ques: By whom the college was founded?

Last updated on April 26th, 2021

Ans. TCE Madurai was founded by philanthropist and industrialist late Shri Karumuthhu Thiagarajan Chettiar.

Ques: What is the location of the college?

Last updated on April 26th, 2021

Ans. Madurai, 625015, Tamil Nadu is the location of TCE, Madurai.

Ques: What is the application mode in TCE, Madurai?

Last updated on April 26th, 2021

Ans. The initial application mode for the offered UG, PG and Ph.D. program is online for TCE, Madurai but the entrance tests will be offline.

Ques: What is the seat intake for B.E. program here? What is the fee structure here for the same?

Last updated on April 26th, 2021

Ans. The total number of seats from TCE, Madurai for B.E. program is 780. The fee structure for the B.E. (4-year course) is 42.005 INR per semester (total 8 semesters).

Ques: Is it possible to get admitted in the TCE at 2nd year directly?

Last updated on April 26th, 2021

Ans. Yes, it is absolutely possible but there are some conditions mentioned below:

  • Good cutoff
  • Vacancy in your department.
  • Strong Recommendation.