KCG College of Technology was founded in 1998 to fulfill the Founder-Chairman, Dr. KCG Verghese's vision of "To Make Every Man a Success and No Man a Failure". It is a Christian minority institution, affiliated to Anna University, Chennai and approved by AICTE, New Delhi.
The campus of KCG College of Technology is beautifully landscaped in a lush green stretch of land spread over 38 acres at Karapakkam, which is about 10 km from Adyar on the Old Mahabalipuram Road, the IT corridor of Chennai. The college operates a fleet of buses connecting all parts of the city for the convenience of the students and staff. Besides this, the college is well connected to different parts of the city by public transport buses
KCG College of Technology, formerly known as National Institute of Technology and Science is approved by the AICTE, Government of India, New Delhi, vide Lr. No.730-52-307 (E)/ET/97 dated 19-12-1997 and Govt. of Tamil Nadu, vide Lr. No.G.O.Ms.No.109 dated 23-03-1998. The College has been certified as an ISO 9001:2015 Institution.
The college offers twelve under-graduate and four post-graduate programmes. Six under-graduate programmes (Mech, ECE, CSE, IT, EEE & Aero) have Permanent Affiliation under Anna University. Five under-graduate programmes – Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Aeronautical Engineering, Information Technology (IT) and Mechanical Engineering – are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The college is accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade. Five departments – CSE, ECE, EEE, Mechanical Engineering and Physics – have been approved as research centres by Anna University to offer PhD programmes.
Under Sections 2(f) and 12 (B) of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, KCG College is listed among colleges eligible to receive central assistance (UGC grant) for various projects. The college has been accorded recognition as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (DSIR). The college is an affiliated training center of Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ) by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India.