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    What’s new at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam?

    • GATE 2024 registrations are open. Admit cards will be issued by the first week of January 2024.  

    • On 8th September, TKM College of Engineering was awarded for outstanding performance in hosting MakerStation, an all-Kerala project expo supported by TinkerHub Foundation and Amazon.

    • On September 12, TKM College of Engineering initiated the Student Induction Programme (SIP) 2023.

    TKM College of Engineering, Kollam established in 1958 is the first government-aided engineering college in Kerala. TKMCE Kollam is affiliated with the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram and is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). TKMCE Kollam courses include B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech and MCA. TKM College of Engineering courses are offered in different branches like Computer Science Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Architecture Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Applications, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and many more. TKM College of Engineering admissions to B.Tech programmes are done based on valid KEAM scores. TKMCE Kollam B.Arch selection process is based on marks obtained by the candidate in the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). TKM College of Engineering Kollam follows the Centralized Allotment Process under the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), as per Government norms. For TKMCE Kollam M.Tech courses, GATE scores are taken into consideration for admission. During TKM College of Engineering placements 2023, 82 companies visited the campus with 733 placement offers (ongoing). TKMCE Kollam highest salary package stood at Rs 34 LPA. As per the NIRF 2023 report, TKMCE Kollam median salary package offered to UG students is Rs 4,15,000 and PG students is Rs 3,55,000. TKMCE Kollam facilities to its students include well-equipped hostels, a modern library, playgrounds and courts, state-of-the-art laboratories, and many more. Meritorious candidates are offered TKMCE scholarships and financial aid is also available to candidates coming from a financially low background. 

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    TKMCE Kollam Location

    The college is located at Kollam- Thirumangalam Road, Karicode, Peroor, Kerala. TKMCE Kollam is located at a distance of 66.1 km from Trivandrum International Airport. TKM College of Engineering, Kollam is located 6.1 km from the Kollam Railway Station. The college is 350m away from Karicode Bus Stop. Students can hire a taxi or a cab to reach the college.

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    TKMCE Highlights

    ExamGATE, NATA, B.Arch
    Courses5 Degrees and 21 Courses
    Institute TypeAffiliated College, Autonomous College
    ApprovalsAICTE, Council of Architecture
    Student Count3819
    Faculty Count170
    Campus Size25.00 acres
    Gender PercentageMale 56% and Female 44%
    Percentage Of Students Outside State1%

    TKMCE Rankings / Accreditations

    NIRF Ranking

    300 colleges were ranked for evaluation purpose.
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    TKMCE Placements

    TKMCE Kollam has a placement cell that oversees all the placement-related activities. The Career Guidance and Placement Unit (CGPU) of TKMCE Kollam has played a significant role in managing the career development and campus recruitment of graduating students. The campus of TKM College of Engineering Kollam is well-equipped to conduct training and placement drives on campus, with air-conditioned halls seating approximately 1400 individuals and fifteen cabins for interviews and group discussions. Additionally, the CGP unit of TKMCE Kollam provide...


    Engineering and Architecture


    4 Years

    Statistics for Academic Year 2022

    First year total students intake 660
    Total students admitted 731
    Total Graduated Students 580
    Total Placed Students 442
    Placement Percentage 87.18
    Total student gone for higher studies 73
    Median Salary 4.15 L

    Placement yearly trends

    Median Salary
    Source Data NIRF 2022

    Key takeaways from TKMCE's Placement Statistics

    • The Placement Percentage of TKMCE has increased by 19.23 %
    • The Median salary of TKMCE has increased by 3.61 %
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    Student Diversification at TKMCE

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    Data Source: NIRF 2023

    Courses offered by TKMCE

    TKM College of Engineering, Kollam offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various streams like engineering and architecture, and computer application and IT. TKMCE UG courses include BE/B.Tech and B.Arch programmes. The course duration of B.Arch is 5 years and B.Tech is 4 years. At the postgraduate level, TKMCE courses consist of M.Tech, MCA and M.Arch programmes. The courses duration of TKMCE PG courses is 2 years. The eligibility criteria for TKM College of Engineering courses are given below.Quick links:TKMCE Kollam PlacementsTK...

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    TKMCE Scholarship

    TKM College of Engineering, Kollam offers scholarships to the students who have performed well in their academics. TKM College of Engineering scholarship scheme's primary objective is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low-income families to help them meet some of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher education. TKM College of Engineering scholarships is for the needy and meritorious students. Scholarships include Arunachal Pradesh Scholarship, Fisheries Scholarship, Central Sector Scholarship, Merit Cum Means Scholarship, FAEA Scholarship, Lakshadweep Scholarship, IOCL Scholarship, EGRANTZ Scholarship, TKM MCM Scholarship and SNEHAPOORVAM Scholarship. For these TKM College of Engineering scholarships, candidates have to apply and fulfill the eligibility criteria. For the reference of candidates mentioned below is the TKM College of Engineering scholarship schemes along with the eligibility criteria:

    TKM College of Engineering, Kollam Scholarships and Eligibility Criteria


    Eligibility Criteria

    Arunachal Pradesh Scholarship

    Students from Arunachal Pradesh who belong to the OBC, SC, ST, and Tribe categories and have an annual family income of less than Rs.2 lakhs are eligible for Arunachal Pradesh Pre and Post Matric Scholarships.

    Fisheries Scholarship

    The Department of Fisheries, Kerala provides scholarships for SSLC and higher education to children of fishermen and allied workers.

    Central Sector Scholarship

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development provides the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students to provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged students from the general, SC, ST, and physically handicapped communities.

    Merit Cum Means Scholarship (MCM)

    This scholarship is provided by the Ministry of Minority Welfare, and financial assistance is provided to students from minority communities whose family income does not exceed Rs.2.50 lakhs in order for them to pursue technical/professional courses.

    FAEA Scholarship

    The Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access offers scholarships to students from the BPL category who are socially and economically disadvantaged and wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the arts, commerce, science, medicine, engineering, and other technical and professional disciplines at any university/institution/college in India.

    Lakshadweep Scholarship

    Scholarships are provided by the Government of India (Lakshadweep Administration) to Lakshadweep island residents who study on the mainland.

    IOCL Scholarship

    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd offers 600 scholarships to students pursuing professional degrees. The student's family's annual gross income from all sources should not exceed Rs.1 lakh.

     EGRANTZ Scholarship

    Kerala SC (Scheduled Caste), ST (Scheduled Tribe) Development Department provides Post Matric Scholarships to students from the SC/ST/SEBC/OEC/FC communities who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Students enrolled in university/board-approved post-secondary courses. 

    SC/ST/OEC students have no income restrictions, whereas SEBC/FC students' family income cannot exceed Rs.1 lakh.

    TKM MCM Scholarship

    This scholarship was established with the help of the college's management, faculty, staff, and alumni to assist needy students based on their academic performance and financial background.

    SNEHAPOORVAM Scholarship

    The Kerala Government launched "SNEHAPOORVAM" to provide financial support to orphans living in the family, with relatives, or with friends under the Social Welfare Department implemented through the Social Security Mission to extend a helping hand to orphans families by providing financial assistance to children's education.

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    Students Receiving Full Tuition Fee Reimbursement

    UG (4 years): 1633/3208
    UG (5 years): 109/380
    PG (2 years): 3/34

    Data Source: NIRF 2023

    TKMCE Admission

    TKM College of Engineering, Kollam admits students to a variety of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Candidates can apply for admission to TKM College of Engineering Kollam in B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech and MCA programmes. For admission to the TKMCE B.Tech course, candidates have to appear for an entrance exam (KEAM) and clear the TKMCE cutoff to apply for the counselling process. Similarly, candidates have to take NATA to get admission to the TKMCE B.Arch course. Admission to the M.Tech courses is through GATE whereas candidates se...
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    TKMCE Facilities

    TKM College of Engineering, Kollam has several facilities such as hostels, a library, and other amenities that allow students to have a stress-free learning experience throughout their college life. The canteen functions in the campus premises and it provides quality catering facilities for the students as well as staff members at moderate rates. The library has a collection of books, e-books, periodicals, e-resources of various e-journals, NPTEL videos and CDs. TKM College of Engineering facilities includes a medical centre in the college wher...
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    Student Reviews for TKMCE

    College Infrastructure: 4.1/5
    Academics: 4.2/5
    Placements: 4.1/5
    Value for Money: 2.3/5
    Campus Life: 4.1/5

    Feeling like u achieved something in life

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    College Infrastructure

    College have enough space and a completely clean and hygenic environment. equiped with projectors and ethernet connections. All the necessary laboratory equipment are present for each individual department.

    At heaven

    College Infrastructure

    Looking on the infrastructure and architecture... I should say its a college with its pride. The college do have pretty good buildings and the best maintenance by the management. The classrooms are well equipped with all the facilities like mics, speakers, projectors and such necessary things for good learning and teaching procedure. The hygiene and cleanliness is better that any other college in kerala.

    Really good.

    College Infrastructure

    Good infrastructure and facilities. We have a big play ground and a good basketball court, volleyball court, badminton court, tennis court everything equipped with all the necessary goods. I like all.

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    What will be the fees for CSE engineering


    The total fees for Computer Science Engineering in Mahatama Gandhi mission Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering college is 6.33 lakhs for 4 years.

    This college offers various other degrees like BE/BTech, M.E, Mtech, B.Arch, M.Arch. If you want information regarding these degrees you can click on the link given below.

    Hope this helps.

    the total fees given is the money given for 1 year


    TKM College of Engineering, Kollam has numerous courses. Please specify which course are you referring to. Please provide us with full information related to this or else so that we can help you with the best way possible.

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    Is Tkm college good for architecture..?


    I hope you are doing well.

    Yes It is definitely a wonderful college to study in, it has overall student rating review of 8.4 / 10. Students have mostly given all positive and good reviews.

    The studying environment is absolutely wonderful and lecturers provide their lectures using the best educational techniques, hence giving a wonderful study environment to study in.

    Rest, it also provides compulsory internship opportunities to the students during the course of their Program.

    The placement opportunities are wonderful as well, with highest package of 18Lakhs per year and average package of 5Lakhs per annum.

    Therefore, it is a wonderful college to pursue your architecture course.

    I hope the above information helps.
    All the very best.

    TKMCE Contact Address

    TKM College of Engineering, Karicode, Kollam - 691005, Kerala, India

    TKMCE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: Which should I choose? NIT Calicut mech eng or tkm CSE ( interest on both branches are same)

    National institute of Technology calicut has a good NIRF ranking as compared to Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering. Both colleges have good academic  and placement records. Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering has well equipped laboratories and student clubs, corporate cell that assist in placements, to excel academically. 

    2: Does securing admission guarantee hostel accommodation in Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering?

    Securing admission does not guarantee hostel accommodation in Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering. Rs 13,500 caution deposit for INH premium hostels does not  guarantee hostel accommodation. Fees for hostel accommodation has to be paid prior to admission into Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering. TKM College facilities

    3: Are there student clubs in Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering?

    Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering has management forum, planning forum, photographic club, fine arts club, farmer club, audio visual club, hobby club, civil engineering association, mechanical engineering club, electrical engineering association, electronics engineering club, society of student architecture, chemical engineering association, computer science and engineering association are few clubs and societies at TKM.

    4: does the college have good lab for practical purpose in TKM ?

    Thangal kunju musaliar college of engineering and technology. Lab are well equipped. Labs at TKM includes Environmental engineering lab, geo thermal lab, concrete lab, PG ADvance computational lab, water research lab, surveying lab, UG computational lab, Transportation Eng lab, surveying lab, strength of materials lab, structural dynamic, hydro informatic lab. TKM College facilities

    5: will girls hostel has provide good security in TKM ?

    There is 24 hours manned surveillance with CCTV and guards. Each hostel has a warden.transportation is arranged in and out. There are deputy wardens, wardens, coordinator of wardens who overlook activities in the hostel. At Thangal kunju musaliar college of engineering and technology there are seven different hostels. Security around the campus is good. TKM College facilities

    6: It offers post-graduate degree in which courses ?

    It offers  post-graduate degree in MCA, M.Tech in structural engineering and construction management, industrial refrigeration and cryogenics. Communication system, computer science and engineering, artificial intelligence, M. Planning urban planning, industrial instrumentation and control, computer integrated manufacturing, power system, transportation engineering, industrial safety and engineering. TKM College of engineering, kollam provide ten post graduate courses. 

    7: what is the hostel fee per year in TKM?

    INH general hostel Rs 16,500. General hostel Rs 15,000. Premium hostel Rs 1,01,500Thangal kunju musaliar college of engineering and technology, kollam has hostel facilities for boys and girls. Thangal kunju musaliar college hostel has accommodation capacity of 2000 students. Each hostel has a warden, resident tutor who are senior faculties of the college. 

    8: Is TKM under KTU?

    TKM College of engineering, kollam is under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University since the year 2015. Thangal kunju musalia college of engineering and technology, kollam was also affiliated to University of Kerla 1958-2015. Also governed by the gov of kerala, Thangal kunju musaliar trust. 

    9: Is TKM going to be autonomous?

    TKM College of engineering is autonomous from session 2022-23. 2022, the Competent Authority has decided to grant autonomous status to TKM College of Engineering, Karicode, Kollam, for a period of Ten (10) years from the session 2022-2023 to 2031-2032 as per provisions of Clause 3.13 and Clause 6.4.

    10: Does TKM have uniform?

    Uniform pattern for boys PANTS - PEACOCK BLUE, SHIRT FULL SLEEVES – SKY BLUE, WORKSHOP SHIRT (HALF SLEEVES) – NAVY BLUE. For Girls PANTS - PEACOCK BLUE, SHIRT (FULL SLEEVES) – SKY BLUE OVER COAT – PEACOCK BLUE, WORKSHOP SHIRT (HALF SLEEVES) – NAVY BLUE. Material is provided by college. Overcoat pattern for reference is available college website. 


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