Kongu Polytechnic College, Perundurai, started in 1983, has 10 courses. Its students excel not only in education but also in sports in zonal and state level, said college correspondent Venkatachalam and principal Vedhagirieswaran. In a release, they said recently, the following students won many prizes in the sports meet held among the polytechnic colleges in southern states: shuttlecock I prize Hariharasudhan, table tennis II prize Prasanna, Praneeth, treble jump III prize Nawas, running II prize Gayathri (800, 400 m). In Erode zonal level meet also, the polytechnic students got 160 points and overall championship and in athletics, t he students got 47 points and I prize.
The college used to spend Rs 2 lakh every year under the NSS to improve the schools in the district. Last year, Chennimalai Chenniangirivalasu middle school and this year Perundurai south PU school were improved under the NSS. The college was also on the top in arranging placements. Many got jobs at a salary of Rs 2 to 4.20 lakh per annum. In last November, a student Lakshmanan joined trekking practice for 35 days at Gwalior, Delhi. Many students got Certificates in the NCC which could help them join army. Driving school was also functioning in the polytechnic, they added.