Pollachi Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology

MCET - Realisation of a grand dream

Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology ( MCET ) is a self-financing educational institution situated in Pollachi, Coimbatore District. MCET is the vision of Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam, whose determination and dynamism made possible the realisation of this institution of excellance. MCET was established in 1998 to commemorate the 75th birthday of this great visionary Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam.


Unique Facilities in the Campus

1300+ computers * Single mode fiber optic cable connecting all 1300+ computers * 8 Mbps internet connectivity * Computerized Library Functioning all 365 days * Modernized Boys & Girls Hostel with Internet Facilities * Multipurpose Indoor Sports Auditorium with 4000 seating capacity * World class Internet Data Center * Presence of various clubs viz Rotarct, Consumer, ECO, Renewable Energy, Fine Arts, Tamil Mandram etc., * Video Conferencing facilities. * Tele education facilities through Edusat * Yoga & Meditation Hall * Language Learning Centre * Driving School.

MoUs with International Universities

Edith Cowan University, Australia * University of Cape Breton, Canada * University of Manitoba, Canada * Cambrain college of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

Bus Stand
Pollachi has a central bus stand which is used by TNSTC, and the private operators. This is situated inside the town. A new foundation stone was laid by Local Administration minister M.K. Stalin in November 2007, to construct an additional bus stand for want of space, just opposite to the existing bus stand.

Railway Station
Pollachi has a railway junction. Presently only metre gauge trains are operated in this section, the major routes being Coimbatore - Pollachi - Dindigul and Palakkad - Pollachi - Dindigul. broad gauge conversion of this section is in progress and are expected to be completed shortly. Once this completion is over then Pollachi, Udumalai, Palani will get direct link to Chennai, Bangalore and all other parts of India. Pollachi - Podanur section was recently been added to the Palakkad Railway Division. Broad gauge work from Palakkad side has been started by the Palakkad Division, soon Pollachi & Palakkad will be connected by BG trains.

Pollachi is well connected with all GSM & CDMA mobile phone operators. The major players Aircell, Airtel, BSNL, TATA Docomo, Reliance and Vodafone in GSM segment and Reliance, Tata Indicom, MTS in CDMA segment cover Pollachi.


Notable Personalities

  • Pollachi V. Jayaraman pollachi MLA former Tamil Nadu industrial and food minister and is currently AIADMK election wing secretary and one of the prominent leaders in A.D.M.K

  • Nachimuthu Gounder, Philanthropist, Educationalist and Founder of the Sakthi Group.

  • Padma Bhushan Pollachi Dr.N. Mahalingam Gounder, Philanthropist, Prominent Industrialist, Educationalist, Chairman of Sakthi Group and Notable & Prominent Person in the Kongu Districts.

  • Bharat Ratna C. Subramaniam, Senior Congress leader, Father of Green Revolution in India, Former Minister of Finance and Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, Former Union Minister for Food, Agriculture and Finance, Government of India and Former Governor of Maharasthra State.

  • Mylswamy Annadurai, a scientist with the Indian Space Research Organization, Project Director of Chandrayaan-1

    Tamil is the most prevalent language but basic English is spoken in most tourist places. As it is located pretty close to kerala border, most business name boards and buses displays Tamil, Malayalam and English languages.


    Due to its proximity to the Western Ghats, Pollachi has a pleasant climate throughout the year. It is one of the very few places in India to enjoy both North-East and South-West Monsoon seasons significantly. Temperature may never exceed 35 degree celcius even during summer.


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