The ACP Educational Trust, a Charitable Trust, with the basic objective of providing education in Engineering, Information Technology, and Management to the downtrodden in the educationally, economically, and socially backward area, started a Polytechnic College in the name and style of "Sun Institute of Technology", in the year 1997-1998 at Erachakulam, a small hamlet, 8 kms away from the Holy Town, Nagercoil in Kanyakumari District.
Sun College of Engineering and Technology was established by the ACP Educational Trust in the year 1999 after getting proper approvals from the Government of Tamil Nadu and All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. The College is affiliated to Anna Technical University, Tirunelveli for all its academic programmes and is located in an area of 60+ acres.
Now the trust has the following reputed professional institutions:
The management also has constructed a Devi Temple inside the college campus at a cost of Rupees 10 Lakhs and a Poojari has been appointed to perform the daily poojas.
The main objectives of the Trust are
To enhance the facilities for Technical Education and Teacher Education, pursue Research and Development Programme and make the institutions a Centre of Excellence in these areas in order to produce Engineers and Teachers who could compete at global level in the present era of Engineering and Technology
The management is very much interested in helping poor students through free education every year. The management is also generous to provide transport facilities to the students. Thirty Seven well conditioned buses have been purchased for the benefit of the day scholar students. A separate Transport Office has been functioning in the college campus. The college buses go to all parts of the District to pick up the students and staff members of these institutions. Moderate monthly bus fare has been charged. Buses have also been sent to very distant places like Trivandrum in Kerala State, which is 80 Kilometres away from the institution, and Vallioor in the neighbouring District, Tirunelveli, for the benefit of the students and staff members. The transport charges are maintained at the same rates even though the fuel cost, vehicle cost and the maintenance cost are increasing periodically. The extra cost of transportation has been met from the management funds.
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