Coimbatore is the second largest city in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known
as Kovai situated on the banks of Noyyal river and borders the district of Palakkad
of Kerala. It is one of the fast developing cities of India and is well known for
textile and other industries as well as for education. A large number of professional
and non-professional colleges add to the wide educational map of Coimbatore and
it hosts seven Universities.
Universities for Engineering Courses
Universities in Coimbatore are popular across India for imparting quality education.
This is one of the reasons for a high number of enrolments of outside students in
Universities in Coimbatore. There are a few Deemed and Private Universities in Coimbatore.
Most of the Engineering Colleges in Coimbatore were once affiliated to one or the
other Universities in Coimbatore and now the affiliation has been changed to University
There is a popular Deemed University with its main campus in Ettimadai for UG, PG
and doctoral programmes in Engineering. Other Deemed Universities in Coimbatore
for Engineering include womens only university, University in Echanari and a residential
Christian University. These Universities offer Bachelors and Masters programmes
not only in Engineering but also in various streams of Arts and Science. Women only
University offers programmes in Home science apart from common courses.
Other Universities in Coimbatore
There is a famous University in Coimbatore which is named after an eminent Tamil
poet. A total of 104 Colleges including several Arts and science, Management, education
etc are affiliated to this University. These Colleges offer a wide variety of courses
in the disciplines of Environmental Sciences, Management, Media and Communication,
Information Technology, literature, Science etc. One of the Universities in Coimbatore
is dedicated to the study of agriculture and related subjects. There are about 11
constituent Colleges offering Undergraduate, Postgraduate and doctoral programmes
and 8 affiliated colleges offering only Undergraduate programmes.