In a move that will cater to the needs of students hailing from southern districts, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday announced that an engineering college will come up at Bodi in Theni district.

A sum of Rs.93.64 crore has been earmarked for the construction of buildings and procurement of equipment for the college.

An official press release stated that the intake of 60 students each in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication and Computer Science Engineering branches would commence from academic year 2012-13.