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A Brief History of The College

K.L.N. College of Engineering is the first self-financing Co-educational Engineering College in Madurai, started in 1994 by Munificence of Philanthropist and well wishers in Sourashtra Community which is a linguistic minority in Tamilnadu.  This college is sponsored by the committee of eminent industrialists and academicians led by enthusiastic, educationalist and industrialist (Late) Thiru K.L.N. Krishnan.  This college has the approval of All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.

Thiru. K.L.N. Krishnan, Founder President of this Engineering College has rendered Yeoman service to Sourashtra Arts & Science College and Sourashtra Girls Higher Secondary School, Madurai for the past several years.  He also promited a Polytechnic under the name of K.L. Nagaswamy Memorial Polytechnic College in Viraganur, Madurai in 1983.  This Engineering College, functioned in the premises of the above polytechnic during the academic years 1994-95 & 1995-96 was shifted to its own premises in the year 1996.

(Late) Thiru K.L.N. Krishnan is the Founder President, and the college is now under the management of Dr. K.N.K. Ganesh as Secretary & Correspondent and other executive committee members.

Campus :
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This college is situated on the South Eastern outskirts of Madurai, 11th Km on Madurai – Nedungulam Road.  It is built in an area of 53.8 acres.  The Campus has multistoreyed buildings consisting of well provided class rooms, drawing halls, seminar halls, conference hall, library, Air-Conditioned Computer centres, staff rooms and student rest rooms.  The infrastructure also consists of five double storeyed laboratory buildings and three single storeyed workshops and Machine shop, and an automobile workshop.

The Administrative block (2 storeyed) of 1,185 sq. metre with office in the ground floor, I.T. laboratory in the first floor & class rooms in the second floor has been constructed on the eastern side.

A two storeyed block of 1,185 sq. metre consisting class room has been constructed on the southern side of the administrative block.

A two storeyed block of 1,185 sq. metre with EIE laboratory in the ground floor, DSP laboratory in the first floor & class rooms in the second floor has been constructed on the western side of the administrative block.

A two storeyed block of 2,122 sq. metre with spacious library, video library & Electronic resource section in the ground floor, class rooms in the first floor & CSE laboratory in the second floor has been constructed near the administrative block.

A single storeyed block of 1,193 sq. metre with S.M. laboratory in the ground floor CAD, CAM laboratories in the first floor & class rooms in the second floor has been constructed on the north western side of the administrative block.

IndoorStadium Three Mechanical sheds (occupied by three Mech. Engg. Laboratory) of 2460 sq. metre have been constructed on the northern side of the mechanical block.
An automobile work shop of 2304 sq. metre has been constructed on the north western side of the administrative block.

An Indoor stadium cum Auditorium of 2,221 sq. metre has been constructed on the northern side of the administrative block.

A separate double storeyed post-Graduate block of 4,020 square metre for M.B.A. and M.C.A. departments has been constructed on the South Western side of the administrative Block.

PGBlockA single storeyed block of two canteens with 2,485 square metre in the ground floor and ladies rest room in the first floor has been contructed on the south western side of the Administrative Block.

A single storeyed block of 1,289 square metre for Electrical & Electronics Engg., Laboratories & class rooms in the ground floor and Electronics & Communication Laboratory and Class rooms in the first floor has been constructed on the western side of the Administrative Block.

A two-storeyed block with an area of 2,956 sq. metre has been constructed as an extension to Block III Opposite the U.G. library Block.  This block comprised Physics lab, Chemistry lab and EIE Lab.  D.S.P. Lab & Class rooms.

ArialViewA two-storeyed block with an area of 2076 squre metre for the use of EEE Dept. in the ground floor & ECE Dept. in the first & 2nd floors is now under construction as an extension to the existing EEE & ECE block on the western side of the administrative block.

A two storeyed block with an area of 2,977 sq. metre for the use of Mechanical & Automobile depts. is now under construction, as an extension to the existing Mechanical block on the North-Western side of the administrative block.

A separate building with ground floor of area of 170 sq. metre for the installation of Generator on the South-estern side (Opposite to the Vinayagar temple) of the administrative block is under construction & (nearing completion)

In order to facilitate the easy accessibility for the students, in all, 950 numbers of computers have been installed so far.  This sounds the management’s conviction in providing essential infrastructure for the learning purpose in our college.

An overhead Tank of 20,000 Litre Capacity at a height of 40 feet has been constructed at a cost of Rs.4 lakhs, donated by Rotary international, Rotary District-1240, Rotary club of LEIGH-ON-SEA.  Treated drinking water plant at a cost of Rs.2 lakhs has been installed near the overhead tank.

Well-furnished Men’s Hostel, Mess block and canteen block are also inside the campus.  The college is a quiet retreat, Vinayagar Templeideal for concentrated study, away from distractions and disturbances of a large city.

A single storeyed block of 1,330 square metre with a spacious dining hall in the ground floor and 13 rooms in the first floor for men students has been constructed on the northern side of the administrative block and is already in use.  A two storeyed hostel block of 2,034 square metre adjacent to the existing hostel for men students has been constructed.

Total expenditure incurred so far towards the cost of equipments & buildings & other assets is about Rs.22.50 crores.

A VINAYAGAR Temple on the eastern side of the administrative Block has been constructed
Eight class rooms for I year B.E. / B.Tech 2 class room for M.E. (P.S.) students, and two staff rooms have been constructed in the ECE/EEE block.

A Ladies Hostel of 1460 sq.m. which can accommodate about 150 students in under construction within the campus.

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