Alagappa College of Technology (ACT), Chennai is a higher educational institute founded in 1944. It is affiliated to Anna University and is approved by AICTE. The college offers B.Tech at the UG level, M.Tech. at the PG level and Ph.D. at the doctoral level. It has qualified faculties to provide quality education in the field of Engineering, Technology & Allied Sciences

ACT Chennai Highlights

Established | Institute type  1944 | Public
Affiliation Anna University
Approved by AICTE
Courses offered UG, PG & Doctoral
Admission Criteria Entrance-based
Entrance exam TNEA, TANCET, GATE
Application mode Online
Official website

ACT Chennai Courses

Alagappa College of Technology offers B.Tech, M.Tech & Ph.D. across various streams. Details of the courses are tabulated below:

Courses Details
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCM
  • Specialization: Petroleum Engineering and Technology (SS), Food Technology, Food Technology, Industrial Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Chemical Engineering, Ceramic Technology, Leather Technology, Apparel Technology, Textile Technology 
  • Selection criteria: TNEA
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: B.Tech in relevant stream
  • Specialization: Industrial Safety and Hazards Management, Biotechnology, Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology, Computational Biology, Food Technology, Nano Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science and Technology, petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals, Ceramic Technology, Leather Technology, Footwear Engineering and Management, Textile Technology 
  • Selection Criteria: GATE or TANCET
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree

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ACT Chennai Admission

The admissions to the UG and PG courses at Alagappa College of Technology are entrance-based. The selection criteria for the courses are mentioned below:

  • UG Admission: Admission to B.Tech. courses are purely based on marks obtained in the Higher secondary examination. The admission is done through a single-window system conducted by Anna University. Candidates need to register for TNEA. Merit lists/Ranks are prepared on the basis of 10+2 marks and then counselling is conducted based upon the ranking.
  • PG Admission: Candidates must have a valid GATE score or a recent TANCET score. Ranks Lists will be released based upon the GATE/TANCET score. Then counselling is done based upon this ranking. 

ACT Chennai Placement

The Alagappa College of Technology has a common training and placement cell which invites companies from the various sectors to recruit the students. Students are also trained and skilled through various job-oriented programs. Some of the Recruiters are Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, Larsen & Toubro, Accenture, Amazon, Wipro, HCL, Facebook, Tech Mahindra, TCS, Cognizant, Google, & many more

  • Highest Salary Package: INR 6 LPA
  • Average Salary Package: INR 2 LPA
  • Lowest Salary Package: INR 1.5 LPA

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ACT Chennai Scholarships

The Alagappa College of Technology provides various scholarships/Stipend to students based on their parental income through different schemes like National scholarship schemes, State level schemes, etc. The scholarships are based upon different eligibility criteria. Some of the scholarships are listed below:

  • Community Scholarship
  • Alumni Trust Scholarship
  • Hostel Loan Scholarship
  • NSP Scholarships
  • First Graduate Concession
  • Student Welfare Endowment Award
  • Gandhi Memorial Award

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ACT Chennai Facilities

As a constituent part of Anna University, all university campus facilities are part of it. Here are some of the facilities detailed below:

  • Central Library- The Institute library is located in the center and has a collection of 2000 volumes of textbooks (technical) and several research publications.40 journals specialized in the field of Biotechnology are also available.
  • Extracurricular space- Separate spaces have been allocated to the extracurricular activities including sports: Tennis court, Basketball courts, Badminton court, Football field, and Volleyball, etc.
  • Hostel- In campus Boys and Girls both hostels are available.
  • Laboratories- Bioprocess Lab, Immunology Lab, Animal Cell Culture Lab etc. are available in the institute.
  • Other facilities- Auditorium, Canteen, Bank & ATM, Post office, Computer lab, Computer centre.

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ACT Chennai FAQs

Ques. How is the Alagappa College of Technology?

Ans. Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai is an excellent institute with a variety of courses, well-qualified faculties, and average placement records.

Ques. Is there any ragging at Alagappa College of Technology?

Ans. Freshers and seniors maintain a very good relationship. There is no ragging at this college.

Ques. How are the hostel facilities?

Ans. There are hostels for male and female students with all facilities like water supply, electricity etc.

Ques. Is there any provision to change the branch?

Ans. Yes, Students can opt for branch change after the end of two semesters. Students willing to change branches must have a minimum CGPA of 8.5 at the end of two semesters. Students can then get their desired branches in their order of preference.

Ques. Is there any contact number of the college?

Ans. Yes, you can contact at 044 - 2235 - 9129/9128/9127/9126