Thirunilam Educational Trust, Mattakara started an Engineering College, by the name TOMS College of Engineering for Startups, in the year 2014, with the approval of AICTE. In addition to the traditional disciplines, TOMS College introduced entrepreneurship education as an add on to the university engineering curriculum. Entrepreneurship education is considered as one way of shaping entrepreneurial skills, competencies, attitudes and culture as well as of facilitating entrepreneurial activities through university spin-offs called startups.
Entrepreneurship has emerged as an important mechanism for the generation of social returns in terms of economic growth and job creation. Entrepreneurship education is still something new and the debate about the need and the way of introduction of specific entrepreneurship courses in higher education is ongoing in India. The most important factor is to relate entrepreneurial education with Indian needs. TOMS College is in the right track in inculcating entrepreneurial abilities among its students.
TOMS College was initially affiliated to MG University, Kottayam in (2014-15). From (2015-16) onwards, after the formation of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU), by the Government of Kerala, it is affiliated to KTU.
Achievements of TOMS College
Academic result is the hallmark of TOMS College of Engineering. It has achieved tremendous results for the B.Tech examination conducted by the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU). Based on academic results, it is consecutively among the first ten colleges, of the 152 Engineering Colleges, under the University in (2015-16) and (2016-17). Among private Engineering Colleges of Kerala, it is consecutively in the second position in both these years.
TOMS College of Engg, Mattakara bagged the first KTU inter-collegiate Volleyball tournament in (2016-17). It defeated M.A College, Kothamangalam in Semifinal and Amaljyothi College of Engg, Kanjirappally in the final of the tournament.
Since TOMS College could bring in tremendous progress in the life of its students, it has faced many a problems and uphill tasks since its inception. It has successfully overcome all of them and is on the way to progress, with the help and support of right minded people.