Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering Technology, Karikudi was secured in 1952. The establishment is overseen by Alagappa Chettiar Educational Trust with the sole point of building up the regressive zone of Karaikudi into a core for advanced education and gave essential stores to the foundation of instructive organizations. The college is affiliated to Anna University. The college offer well developed infrastructure and provide every possible, facilities to the students. The college provide hostel facilities. The college got the accreditation by National Board of Accreditation.
Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology (ACCET-Karaikudi) is a major autonomous college of engineering in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. It is held directly under the control of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The college is also a prestigious member institute under the TEQIP - Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme in India. (11 colleges were selected from Tamil Nadu) The institution has been awarded the status of THE BEST engineering college of 2006-07 in Tamil Nadu. Chief Minister Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi honoured the Principal in a function at Anna University- Chennai on September 1, 2008 for this caus Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology Old Students Association is intended to keep alive contacts between the old students of this college and the college itself. Previously it was called as Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology Old Boys Association or in short ACCETOBA but now it is re-christened as ACCETOSA -Alagappa Chettiar College Of Engineering and Technology Old Students Association. Placement: The Department of Placement and Training of the college functions with a Placement Officer. The Department maintains information regarding career opportunities for fresh Engineering graduates. It provides information to the out-going graduates as well as the unemployed old students of this college about the availability of suitable employment opportunities and helps them to communicate with the perspective employers to seek employment.
The department arranges campus interviews and employment tests periodically with various organizations for the final year students to get employment immediately after graduation and to become familiar with employment interviews and tests which they may still have to face in future. The department arranges interviews for the pre-final year and final year students for the direct entry into the Indian Navy under the University Entry Scheme. The department also secures for the civil engineering graduates in Govt. Departments like Highways Department and Public Works Department.