The Government Technical training Centre (GTTC), Guindy was established in the year 1962. The Institute is functioning for more than 50 years and is giving the following 3 years Diploma Courses:
1. DME (Tool & Die)
2. DME (Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning)
These courses are being conducted with the approval of AICTE. The candidate intake strength has increased from 40 to 60 for DME (Tool & Die) course and from 30 to 40 for Refrigeration & Air- Conditioning course. Thus the Centre is producing 100 Diploma Engineers approximately every year.
Institute of Tool Engineering, Dindigul.
The Institute of Tool Engineering, Dindigul was established in 1961. The Institute is functioning for more than 50 years and is imparting the three year DME (Tool & Die) Course. This course is being conducted with the approval of AICTE. This Institute is producing approximately 44 Diploma Engineers every year.
Institute of Ceramic Technology, Virudhachalam.
The Institute of Ceramic Technology, Vridhachalam, is offering a Diploma Course in Ceramic Technology. The duration of the course is 3 ½ years. Every year 50 students (10th pass) and 10 students (+2 pass) are admitted in the first and second year (lateral entry) respectively.
Government Scientific Glass Training Centre, Coimbatore
The Government Scientific Glass Training Centre was established in the year 1950 at Guindy, Chennai to impart practical training to students in the manufacture of Scientific Glass Apparatus and the duration of the training course is Two years. In view of the poor enrolment of students, this Training Centre was shifted to Coimbatore.
The Government Production Centre for Scientific Glass Apparatus, Coimbatore was established in the year 1972. This unit is engaged in the manufacture of Scientific Glass Apparatus to cater the needs of glass wares for laboratories functioning under Agriculture and Forensic Science Department.
Electrical Testing Centre, Kakkalur, Thiruvallur District
The Electrical Testing Laboratory, Kakkalur was established in the year 1973 to cater to the needs of Micro, Small and Medium Electrical and Electronics Enterprises and Quality Organizations. This modern laboratory is accredited to the NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) and also recognized by the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). It offers testing facilities for more than 160 Electrical Products / Equipments including Electrical Appliances, Cables, Lamps, Energy Meters etc., in accordance with the relevant Indian Standard Specifications besides calibration facilities. Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), Directorate General Supply and Disposal (DGS&D), Quality Control / Marking Organisations, Private Manufacturers and various State and Central Government Departments/ Undertakings are major beneficiaries.
Data Bank and Information Centre for Electrical and Electronics Industries, Chennai.
This Centre provides information on relevant enterprises, offers project profiles on select projects and maintains a state wide directory for the use of entrepreneurs to identify buyers and sellers in electrical and electronic field. A technical library with 1440 books and 70 magazines/journals/Association Publications are also available in this centre.
Chemical Testing and Analytical Laboratories
There are Five Chemical Testing Laboratories located at Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, and Thoothukudi. These Laboratories are equipped with modern and sophisticated instruments required for testing of raw material and finished goods to meet the needs of chemical, metallurgical and construction sector. These laboratories undertake testing of materials such as steel, cement, brick, water, sand, rubber, ores and minerals, lime, bleaching powder, coal, etc., and these facilities are provided at nominal testing charges.
Further, Micro and Small Enterprises holding Entrepreneur Memorandum Part-II Acknowledgement are extended 50% concession in testing charges. A technical library with 20,000 I.S. Specifications, 6,100 Books and 20 Journals are available at the Chennai Laboratory, for the use by the entrepreneurs.