Institutions that impart quality education are abundant in Coimbatore. There are many engineering colleges, Polytechnics, Arts & Science colleges and other professional training institutions in Coimbatore. As a result, there has been no dearth of qualified manpower here which helps the rapid industrialization of the city. The colleges provide adequate facilities and various courses are offered in engineering, medicine, arts & science, management, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hospitality management. Most of the engineering colleges are affiliated to Anna University and arts & science colleges area affiliated to Bharathiar University. In addition, there are many autonomous colleges and deemed universities in Coimbatore.
The Government College of Technology, Coimbatore (GCT) is one of the premier engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. It is an autonomous college under Anna University. State-of-the-art under graduate courses are offered in various branches of engineering technology.
PSG College of Technology was established in the year 1951. It is a govt. aided autonomous college affiliated to Anna University. The college has ISO 9001 2008 accreditation. This college has a reputation at national level with the best infrastructure and offers about 50 full time and part time programs in science, engineering and management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) was established in the year 1956. It is a government aided autonomous college under Anna University and offers various under graduate and post graduate programs in engineering. This college is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.
Avinashilingam Home Science College was established in the year 1957 by the Avinashilingam Educational Trust and Dr. T.S. Avinashilingam was the founder. Government of India recognized this institution as a deemed university for women in the year 1988. The various faculties include Home Science, Science, Humanities, Education, Business Administration, Engineering and Community Education.
Amrita Viswavidya Peetham is a deemed university managed by the Matha Amritanandamayi Math, Kerala. The university is situated at Ettimadai, 22 kms away from Coimbatore city. The campus is close to the foothills of the Western Ghats. The university offers graduate, post graduate and doctoral programs in various disciplines including very latest branches like computer science, bio technology, nano technology, social work, journalism & mass communication etc. The curriculum are of international standards.
Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) was started in the year 1984. It is a self-financed institution under the charitable trust of the Sakthi Group. The college is at Saravanampatti in Coimbatore and the campus is spread over 82 acres of land. The college offers eight under graduate engineering programs, four B.Tech programs, about 12 post graduate programs in engineering and management and three Ph.D. programs.
Many of the freedom fighters of India had their college education at Government Arts College, Coimbatore. This college is about 160 years old and it became a first grade college in the year 1964. The college is situated in the heart of the city and the campus comprises of 13.6 acres of land. The college has 16 departments offering various under graduate, post graduate and research programs.
PSG College of Arts & Science is an autonomous college affiliated to Bharathiyar University. The college offers 24 under graduate programs, 18 PG programs and 22 research programs.
SNMV College of Arts & Science is a self financed college affiliated to Bharathiar University and is accredited with “A” grade by NAAC. The college offers nine under graduate programs, five PG programs and two research programs. Besides, this college offers various job oriented courses.
PSGR Krishnammal College for Women was established in the year 1963. The college has ISO 9001:2008 certification and is accredited with Grade-A by NAAC. More than 35 UG and PG programs are offered by this college.
Karpagam University is situated at Myleripalayam, in the outskirts of Coimbatore city. There is an engineering college, polytechnic and Arts & Science college.