Thiagarajar College of Engineering(TCE), Madurai, an ISO 9001:2000 certified Institution affiliated to Anna University is one among the several educational and philanthropic institutions founded by Philanthropist and Industrialist Late. Shri. Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar. It was established in the year 1957.TCE is funded by Central & State Governments and Management. The courses offered in TCE are approved by All India Council for Technical Education, NewDelhi. It was granted Autonomy in the year 1987. TCE has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation.TCE offers Seven Undergraduate Programmes, Thirteen Postgraduate Programmes and Doctoral Programmes in Engineering, Science and Architechure.
Kalaithanthai Thiru Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, son of Thiru. Muthukaruppan Chettiar and Thirumathi. Sivakami achi was born on 16th June 1893 at A.Thekkur in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. He was educated at St.Thomas College, Sri Lanka. He edited a newspaper championing the cause of the plantation workers. After his return to India he started Meenakshi Mills, Madurai in 1925.