Lightning Through Life

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:

  • Engineering College - 1
  • Polytechnic Colleges - 3
  • College of Education - 1

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 provide world class education in engineering and technology and teacher education to the students of Tamil Nadu and other states.
  • To provide opportunity of education in the area of students' choice at a place nearest to their homes so that they get education under the supervision of their parents. Not only this, education in a college near home reduces traveling fatigue and cost of education.
  • To provide free education to the poor students under fee waiver scheme.
  • To provide opportunity of technical education and teacher education in the areas of students' choice at a place nearest to their homes so that they can get education under the supervision of their parents.
  • To add Post Graduate courses in Engineering in IT, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics from Session 2010-2011,
  • To add Post Graduate course in Teacher Education from 2011-2012
  • To achieve Global class level in education by way of planned and coordinated development through Accreditation by Session 2010-2011
  • To enhance consultancy services by the Year 2010-2011
  • To provide 100% placement to all the eligible candidates through campus placement activity,
  • To work for the overall development of each and every student and
  • To provide congenial and self-development atmosphere for faculty and staff so that they help the promoters to achieve their goal.

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.

Engineering College

Sun College of Engineering & Technology

Sun College of Engineering and Technology was established in the year 1999 by read more

Udaya School of Engineering

Udaya School of Engineering is located in the southern tip of the district and read more

Sun College of Engineering [MCA] Stand Alone

Sun College of Engineering MCA Stand Alone College established in the year 2001 by the ACP Education trust, Nagercoil. The college is located inside the Sun Campus in a beautiful highland locality read more

Arts & Science College

Udaya College of Arts & Science

Udaya College of Arts & Science Established by R.V Educational & Charitable Trust. The College is Located in Udaya Campus at Vellamodi Kanyakumari District. Udaya College of Arts & Science Affliated to M S University - Tirunelveli. provide quality education and strives to focus on critical

and creative thinking. We provide students with varied, stimulating and enjoyable education in a dynamic and supportive environment. Our highly trained teachers are committed to providing a secure learning environment and students enjoy their relationship read more

B.Ed College

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Polytechnic College

Sun Polytechnic College

established in 2006 under the auspices of A.C.P read more

Udaya Polytechnic College

established by R.V.Educational Trust. read more

Sun Institute of Technology

The Sun Institute Of Technology has been established read more

Udaya Institute of Technology

established by R.V Educational Trust. read more

Sun Institute of Polytechnic

Surya Polytechnic College

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