The student population is above 8,000, studying in 30 UG and 40 PG programmes, 425 scholars pursue doctoral programmes
PSG & Sons' Charities, formed in 1926, was designated as ‘The Fifth Brother' of the four sons of P.S. Govindasamy Naidu, namely P.S.G. Venkatasamy Naidu, P.S.G. Rangasamy Naidu, P.S.G. Ganganaidu and P.S.G. Narayanasamy Naidu. The institution had the objective of promoting industry and education in the country. The ‘Fifth Brother' was given an equal share while dividing their inheritance, making the fifth sibling grow and prosper along with the others.
With the belief that a class-less society with equal opportunities for all could be created only based on education, the PSG family concentrated on establishing educational institutions. Now, ‘The Fifth Brother' has generated around 25 educational institutions ranging from kindergarten to medical education. PSG College of Technology is one of them.
PSG College of Technology commenced its academic activities on July 16, 1951 and this is its Diamond Jubilee year.
According to the Managing Trustee of PSG & Sons' Charities, L. Gopalakrishnan, its mission includes, providing world-class engineering education, foster research and development, evolving innovative applications of technology, encouraging entrepreneurship, and moulding young men and women capable of assuming leadership.
The college strives to achieve this mission statement in the following ways: Develop curriculum relevant to socio-economic as well as individual needs, focus on industry-institute collaboration, incubate entrepreneurs and promote leadership skills, advance career and development of faculty, and establish a sound alumni base.
At present, the college has a student population of above 8,000 studying in 30 under-graduate programmes and 40 post-graduate programmes, and 425 scholars pursue doctoral programmes. The members of the faculty, with proven track records in academics and industry, form the strength of the institution.
Along with the traditional courses, the college imparts both need and value-based education.
PSG College of Technology has an independent placement office devoted to cater to the needs of organisations in conducting campus interviews for placements. More than 150 national and multinational companies visit the college for campus recruitment annually.
Over 90 per cent of the students secure job offers before they complete their programmes of study.
Successful industry-institute interaction and the proximity of the PSG Industrial Institute encouraged the management to start sandwich programmes in 1983. The special feature of the sandwich programmes in the PSG Tech is that the students simultaneously attend the industry and the theory classes. Today, the campus placements of sandwich students are commendable.
The autonomous status that the institution obtained in 1978 has empowered and enabled PSG Tech to design and implement appropriate curriculum to meet the requirements of the changing business / industrial environment and the society.
With the financial support of various agencies, industries, and international organisations, a string of advanced centres has been established on the campus to cater to the various requirements of the students.
Organisations such as Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Coimbatore District Small Scale Industries' Association (CODISSIA), Small Industries' Testing and Research Centre, etc., strengthen the practical side of the curriculum.
Research and development is an important part of academic activity in the PSG College of Technology. These R&D activities help to gain deeper insight into the technological domain and help teachers impart subject knowledge to the students more effectively.
By virtue of its well-equipped laboratory facilities and motivated faculty, the college has completed as many as 200 funded research projects and 88 research projects are under progress. Each and every department is accountable for several innovative projects and products.
Continuous rapport with alumni enables the institution to get to know their achievements. The alumni are actively involved in various activities of the alma mater.
The college has been a primary source for developing several competent leaders to head universities and engineering colleges.
The institution and the alumni are celebrating the year with a whole lot of academic activities, including national and international conferences and the Tech Ex 2011 Exhibition.