CIICP(Canada India Institutional Co-Operation Project)

Launching of CIICP and its sustainability

The Canada India Institutional Cooperation Project (CIICP) is a Human Resource Development Project in Technical Education Department, launched in the year 1991 through a Memorandum of Understanding between Government of Canada and Government of India. Government of Canada through Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded the Project. The Project was implemented from 1993-1999 by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) under the overall direction of Ministry Of Human Resource Development, Government of India. When the project aided by the Canadian Government came to an end in March 1999, it came under the exclusive control of Government of Tamil Nadu. The project initiatives are being replicated and implemented very effectively from the self generated fund of the Project on a sustainable and self-supporting basis in the Polytechnic Colleges in Tamil Nadu under the Policy support of Government of Tamil Nadu, without any financial commitment to the Govt. Thrust Areas In Tamil Nadu 127 Polytechnic Colleges are implementing the CIICP initiatives for Institution Development and carrying out various activities under the thrust areas: Strategic Planning, Management Information System, Continuing and Non Formal Education, Staff Development, Student Services, Industry Institute Interaction, Women In Development, Environment Development, Equipment Repair Centre. Some of the Polytechnic Colleges implementing CIICP have also established, One to One Linkage with Canadian Community Colleges, to share the expertise in Technical Education.
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Continuing Education Courses

Skill-oriented, tailor-made, short-tem courses are being offered, to the students, public and employees of Industries, under Continuing Education in Polytechnic Colleges implementing CIICP. Annually, about 30,000 beneficiaries comprising students, public and industrial personnel are trained in various skills related to over 320 trades through Continuing Education Programs conducted by Continuing Education Cell of the Polytechnic Colleges. The impact of this Project is very much encouraging especially in raising the socio-economic status of the poor and uneducated youth. In carrying out the initiatives under CIICP the Polytechnic Colleges have close collaboration with Industries such as Saint Gobain Glass India Ltd., TVS Motors, Rane Group of Companies, Ford India Ltd., Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Ltd.,
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Industry oriented Training Programmes organized by SPCU

MoU was signed between SPCU-DOTE and various Industries such as Saint Gobain Glass India Ltd., Teems India Towerlines Ltd. to train and certify the students as well as engineers and professionals to provide employment in the respective Industries. The curriculum for the Industry oriented programmes were developed by Curriculum Advisory Committee comprising experts from the Industry and Polytechnic Colleges under the auspices of SPCU functioning under the control of DOTE, using an innovative process known as DACUM (Developing a Curriculum). The topics covered under this programme were Skill Development for a specific trade, Project Management, Structural Glazing Technology, Quantity Surveying, Environmental aspects such as Health & Safety, Computer Applications, Business Ethics & Communication.
CIICP’s goal is to contribute to the Human Resource Development within the Indian Polytechnic System by focusing on the following areas:
Strategic Planning
Staff Development
Industry Institute Interaction
Continuing Education
Management Information System
Women in Development
Environment Development
Student Services.
Chair Person M.Sabanayagam.,M.Tech.,(Principal) Cinque Terre
Process Champion Dr.R.Rajkumar.,Ph.D.,(CEO)
Continuing Education Manager Mr.C.Ramnath.,M.Tech.,
Staff Development Manager Mr.B.Babu.,M.E.,
Industry Institute Interaction Manager Mr.P.Dhanabal.,M.E.,
Students Service Manager Mr.G.Swaminathan.,B.E.,(COE)
Women in Development Manager Mrs.U.Manjula.,Lecturer in ECE
Envirionment in Development Manager Mr.R.Ashok.,M.E.,(HOD/Civil)

About Us

Annai College of Polytechnic a leader among the polytechnic colleges in the neighborhood of Kumbakonam was started in the year 2008. It has emerged as a Temple of Learning in the City of Temple (Kumbakonam). It is a Temple of Learning because we combine quality education appropriate for today as well as for tomorrow, with the values of the old world (Temple). Since inception Annai College has grown many folds and now it has there are around 2000 students. Our college logo is represented by three birds flying across a rectangle painted grey with blue border. The small bird at the threshold into the rectangle represents the students entering our college. This bird is portrayed sightless because students at the point of entry into college are blind to the deeper meanings of reality. But once a student comes under our guidance, he is taken through the learning process and gains insight into the world of knowledge the third bird with eyes open, flying our of the rectangle represents the fully rounded personality that our outgoing students acquire as a result of our quality education in the classroom and extra syllabus education outside the class rooms. we are not only focusing on the quality education apart from that we concentrate students empowerments, basic amenities and moral intelligence. Continuosly,our students get good academic records and ranks in zone level often. Our Management offers several benefits to our students such as modern lab facilities, well infrastructure, green campus, cleanliness campus, transportation and so on.


To empower the youth through quality education from rural areas and to provide professional leadership.


*To identify the demands of the globalised world and equip the students, with appropriate technical skill sets, to meet the challenge.
*To offer add on programmes like personality development to hone their social skills to fit into the modern concepts like team management.
*To customize the instructional strategies to suit the slow learners since they come from rural background.
*To encourage internship and offer training programmes to enhance their employability.To design the curricular objectives to enable the students to be on the self-learning mode.

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