Nanjiah Lingammal Polytechnic College was commenced in 1985 and has recently celebrated its Silver Jubilee. It is sponsored by Tamilnadu Kalvikappu Arakkattalai at Chennai, established under Trust Act No:260/1976 during the year 1976. The trustee Ex-M.L.A Mr.Chinnaraj took the early effort to obtain the approval. The land for this polytechnic college [15.5 acres] was gifted by P.B Nanjiah Lingammal Trustee Mr.N. Krishnaswami. The land is located Mettupalayam amidst the serene foothills of Nilgiris. The main objective in establishing the trust was to promote education in general and help people who are backward in every respect and equip them to approch life with optimism thereby engendering an egalitarian society.
The diploma courses that were initially commenced were :
1. Civil Engineering. (60)
2. Mechanical Engineering. (60)
3. Electric and Electronic Engineering. (60)
In the earlier days, only temporary sheds were used and later SIV institute donated Rs.600,000 to built the permanent building which was achieved by efforts of General Manager Mr. C.R.Lingaiah. The people in the surrounding areas also donated Rs.1,500,000 Lakhs to build a New-building. There was a further need for an amount in excess of Rs.1,000,000 for which the then Karnataka Chief Minister Mr. Ramakrishna Hedge recommended Mettupalayam Canara bank for lending Rs.1,000,000.
In 1987-88 a 3 storey building with laboratory, staff-room was constructed. The equipment and machine was bought on a concession with the effort of a Technical Company General Manager Mr. M.Rangaswami. Former Administrative office T.T.S.Thippaiah and former secretary R.Veerabathran gave their personal property to borrow money from the bank.
The institute has an extensively stocked digital library, spacious classrooms, modern laboratory, computer center, audio visual labs, CAD/CAM lab, and Gymnasium. It provides hostel facilities for 400 boys and 75 girls having all modern comforts with the cost of 3 cores.
The new hostel for girls was built on the cost of Rs.5,000,000 with 100 student intake.
After the successful completion of the course, the students get enrolled as the alumni of the college. An alumni association conducts meetings at regular intervals and suggest valuable ideas to develop the overall skills of the students. The proof of putting is in its edibility. It is gratifying to say that many of our alumni are employed as teacher in colleges and universities, as social workers in government departments. Some have even started their own services organizations, which effectively render services to the poor and the needed people. Some of our ex-student is currently serving as teacher in our own institution.
The twenty-five years of NLPTC proves at alumni with right attitude and appropriate training are able to take up top management positions in reputed industries and other establishments. Several student secure jobs in US, Europe, Singapore, Gulf Countries as engineer and consultants. Many of them are in MNC’s and government organization as well as successful entrepreneurs.