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Top 20 Promising Educational Institutions in Tamil Nadu

Be it music or sports, be it infrastructure or agriculture, be it tradition or education- the southernmost part of Republic of India, Tamil Nadu has maintained its standard over a very long period. Tamil Nadu is the birth state of great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and 11th President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. It is the land where second President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Nobel laureate Sir C.V. Raman were born. Because of personalities like them and many alike, the rich infinite education jar of Tamil Nadu is remembered every time. Also, the beautifully carved temples show the detailed craftsmanship skills of people of Tamil Nadu and the trilogy of ‘Swami and Friends’ by R.K. Narayan evokes the literary wisdom. The state is not only bounded to arts, literature or classical science, through its finely crafted education system, Tamil Nadu has evolved as an industry giant of India. One of the most prestigious technical institution, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) ranks fourth in the list of the top IITs in India.

The focus of the Tamil Nadu administration has always been towards a balanced and high quality technological, arts and science education. It also gives importance to the demands of the socially and economically backward communities. The unmatched technical education in Tamil Nadu has produced great results all over India as many have went on becoming successful entrepreneurs. Since 1997-98, the state grants admission to students in engineering purely on merit basis, which has been appreciated all over. Tamil Nadu always got appreciation for its contribution in the branches of literature, science and mathematics. However, in the recent past and at present, the country is facing a dearth of talents in these fields. So, some special initiatives are being taken by the higher educational authority to revamp and reconstruct the curriculum of science and arts.

The higher education system in Tamil Nadu, when compared to others is regarded as one of best talent and skill creators in the country. Appreciating the endless efforts of the higher education system in Tamil Nadu and highlighting some of the promising educational institution in the state, in this edition, we at The Higher Education Review present to you “Top 20 Promising Educational Institutions in Tamil Nadu”. The institutions that feature in this issue are chosen after thorough research by our team of expert panel. We hope our efforts end your search for the right institution and guide you to some wonderful learning days.

Institution Name

Location

Description

Alpha Group of Institutions Chennai, Tamil Nadu The institutions offer a wide spectrum of learning opportunities under one umbrella, thus providing a learning continuum and nurturing a great identity and heritage based on the qualities of trust, excellence and innovation.
Asian College of Journalism Chennai, Tamil Nadu With excellent placement record, experienced and qualified faculties; the institute has been ranked high in Media Films- Mass Communication category as per various surveys.
Bishop Appasamy College of Arts & Science Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Located in the heart of Coimbatore city, the institution believes in higher standards of education and moral values in youth for producing better citizens for tomorrows' society.
DG Vaishnav College Chennai, Tamil Nadu The college is a well-known institution in Chennai, generating competetnt media professionals who are taught by a highly qualified team of faculty members.
E. G. S. Pillay Arts & Science College Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu Working with a motto 'To make every man a success and no man a failure,' the institution has been catering to the growing demands of the rural students in Nagapattinam District since 1981.
FIDA the Design School Chennai, Tamil Nadu Headed by S. Fareeda Khan, an experienced Interior designer and an educator of design, the institute is not only known for its strong education background, but also for the quality of exposure given to the students, which makes it one of its kinds.
J N N Arts & Science Womens College Chennai Periyapalayam Highway, Tamil Nadu The college envisions to transform the what and how of education by embedding timeless values and beliefs of cultures and our connections to nature with knowledge and technology to define how we lead humanity.
KCG College of Technology Chennai, Tamil Nadu The institute aspires to become a globally recognized centre of excellence for science, technology & engineering education, committed to quality teaching, learning and research while ensuring for every student a unique educational experience.
KG College of Arts and Science Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu A perfect match to an Industry-Institute learning environment, the college focuses primarily on meeting the talent requirements of the domestic and global IT and IT-enabled service providers.
KSR College of Education Tiruchengode Taluk, Tamil Nadu A leading name in the field of education, the college offers the best possible opportunities to acquire the knowledge of grooming and inspires the younger generation to achieve heights.
New Prince Shri Bhavani College of Engineering and Technology Chennai, Tamil Nadu With nearly two decades of academic excellence in man-making education, the college has been striving untiringly for the growth of students by offering career-oriented educational service leading to Graduation and Post-Graduation in Arts and Science disciplines.
RVS Padmavathi Ammal College of Pharmacy Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu A part of RVS group of institutions, RVS Padmavathi Ammal College of Pharmacy boast of a team of dedicated competent and experienced faculty who not only educates the students but also take personal care of them.
RVS School of Architecture Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu The institute ensures for a bright and constructive career path to the students by adopting the best teaching techniques with the appropriate blending of practical and theoretical approaches.
Sasi Creative School of Architecture Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Giving utmost priority to incorporate creativity in the process of teaching and learning, the institute develops the students in a way where they can think innovatively and bring in out-of-the-box ideas.
Shasun Jain College For Women Chennai, Tamil Nadu The institute aims to promote women education by providing them opportunities to explore career in their desired field and strengthen their ability in reconstructing a new era of women society.
SRM Dental College Chennai, Tamil Nadu Accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade, the college imparts excellent knowledge and skills to the students and promotes the application of current technology and concepts in the practice of dentistry.
Valliammai Engineering College Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu A division of SRM Group of Educational Institutions, this college was initiated to contribute to the development of human resources in the form of professional engineers and managers.
VIT Law School Chennai, Tamil Nadu Believing in continuous and active learning simultaneously with practical training, VIT School of Law, assures to nourish the young minds with adequate knowledge of law and nuances of the legal profession.
Vivekanandha College of Arts & Sciences for Women Mangarangampalayam, Tamil Nadu One of the biggest women's colleges in India with more than 7500 girl students and more than 18 departments, the college promises to give our students a unique opportunity to develop knowledge and hone their skills.
Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women Tiruchengode - TK, Tamil Nadu An Autonomous institution, the college endeavours its best by rendering and implementing various significantly productive programmes towards women empowerment.