The Canada India Institutional Co-operation Project was launched in Thiagarajar Polytechnic College in the year 1993. This project has been mandated by an MOU between the Government of Canada and India.

The project was executed by the association of Canadian community colleges (ACC) and overall direction was provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development Agency (CIDA), Canada.

The Southern operational plan of CIICP is a partnership between selected Canadian and Indian institutions to work together and strengthen the capability of Indian Polytechnics.

This project is well under way in three southern states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Initially four polytechnic colleges have been selected from each of these states for the implementation of the project and Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem is one among them. The project is managed by the State Project Coordination Unit established under the Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai.


  • Smart classrooms with Internet connectivity
  • Special learning environment with most modern teaching aids
  • Innovative Teaching-Learning process
  • Computer training through individual terminals
  • Expertise in Corporate support training
  • Modern Air-Conditioned Computer Laboratory
  • Course materials for all the courses
  • Dedicated and experienced team of Faculty

Total Number of Students trained

  • Nearly 1,00,000 students trained from 1993 to 2021
  • 5000 Participants benefitted annually
  • 300 programmes offered every year.