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The geographical location of the college is an extreme rural area situated in the southern part of Tamilnadu. Most of the students are first generation learners getting financial support to pursue their studies either from the government or the management. The establishment of this college is a great boon for them to do higher studies and come up in their life.
The college has established distinctive courses like B.E. Marine Engineering, M.E. Cryogenic Engineering, M.E. Avionics which are not available in other engineering colleges in the southern districts of Tamilnadu. This gives the students of this area an opportunity to learn such unique courses.
To fulfil the vision of the institution to provide an academic environment to learn, work and do research, the college has set up Centres of excellence in many areas of engineering. To mention, the college has set up Bosch Centre of Excellence in Industrial Automation in collaboration with Bosch, Germany at a cost of about Rs. 4 crores, the only engineering college having this facility in south Tamilnadu. The centre offers hands-on training programmes for the students in hydraulics, pneumatics, sensorics, PLC, mechatronics, robotics. The college has also established centres of excellence in National Instruments Inc., INTEL, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
The college also provides several research schemes for the students to benefit with. Institutional stipendiary research scheme provides stipend for the Ph.D. students. Full time research students can avail Rs. 12000 p.m. till the completion of the Ph.D. work. In addition to this the college also offers seed money for the faculty to pursue research in the areas of their interest. A maximum of Rs. 1,00,000 can be availed as seed money for the period of 18 months under the scheme Faculty Research Initiatives in Science and Technology (FRIST). Several faculty members are benefitted under this scheme. In order to encourage students to take up innovative projects in their final year, the college offers financial support under the scheme Project Support Scheme for Students (PSSS). Students can avail a maximum of Rs.10000 under this scheme.