Leading Branded Engineering Colleges of Anna University in Chennai - 1

This is a new series of articles on leading branded engineering colleges of Chennai city. In this series, I will seek to discuss the most important and salient features of two leading Branded colleges in each article. The series of articles will be based on each city and the attempt will be made to discuss two major branded colleges in each city.


The Anna University Chennai is among the ten or twelve best engineering Universities of India. It commands pride of place among such colleges for excellence in several parameters. In this series of articles, we will focus on each city and discuss what is quite famous about two engineering colleges in that city. Each bunch will consist of at least twenty articles and every attempt will be made to discuss the most important features of the two selected branded institutions.

Those from other states are advised to contact the Anna University campus at Guindy, Chennai. This campus itself is a landmark in Chennai. One can easily get all details pertaining to admission procedures and rules for other-State students. However, it should be noted that each college also has a small quota for itself and this is called "Management quota" in Tamil Nadu.

In this article, we will focus on a) What is meant by a branded engineering college b) What is special to the SSN College of Engineering Chennai and c) What is special about Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai.

What is meant by a branded engineering college

A branded engineering college, for the purpose of this article and for all articles to follow in this series of articles, refers to any college in that particular city that has a good record of academic excellence in terms of high-quality faculty, research facilities, good infrastructure and good placement record. Since there are too many engineering colleges like the neighbouring Karnataka, Telengana and the Andhra Pradesh States, the college has to stand out as a college of choice in that particular city. The Anna University, Chennai, has over 200 colleges in different cities, that would qualify as such branded colleges. The biggest advantage of this kind of branding is that the college also attracts students from other parts of the country and even abroad. Students are able to acquire all the skills for quality higher education abroad and are well equipped to take advantage of the good ecosystem of the college to update their skills and knowledge and prepare themselves for careers through the campus placement facilities. In short, a branded college is one that has a big Vision to stand out as a unique college among so many engineering colleges in that particular city.

What is special to the SSN College of Engineering Chennai

Those who seek admission to the best of engineering education in Chennai at a college affiliated to the prestigious Anna University, may always choose SSN Engineering College as a first option to study in any branch of engineering.

Established by the founder of the HCL group of companies, Dr.Shiv Nadar, SSN College of Engineering is an autonomous college of Anna University and easily the best college in Chennai and has a vast campus for good learning. It is the top college of choice for those students who take the counselling year after year in Chennai. At the moment, there is no entrance exam for admission to any engineering college in Tamil Nadu, and admissions are strictly based on the marks obtained in the core subjects of physics, chemistry and mathematics.

The unique feature of SSN College of Engineering is the highly reputed SSN School of Advanced Career Education. This School offers a high-quality Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics and Data Science. Those who were interviewed for the purpose of this article opined that the high-quality IT experts from HCL and other leading organizations of Chennai contribute to the Faculty Team, making this six-month course the most unique one among all engineering colleges in Chennai, with a one hundred per cent placement record. This School also offers the 12 months part-time PG Program in Business Analytics and Data Science. This course has modules in Business Intelligence, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

SSN College of Engineering also offers conventional engineering courses and the B.Tech (Biomedical Engineering) that prepares students for good careers in engineering organizations related to the manufacture of all biomedical instruments and technology thereof. This course has a good number of takers, according to some students interviewed. In fact, biomedical engineering is now emerging as a good field of engineering to study and those who are interested in this field may refer to Biomedical Engineeing. The college also offers a high-quality MBA program at Anna University.

Contact Information:-
SSN College of Engineering
New No.19, Old no.8
3rd Main Road(Opp HDFC Bank)
Kasturba Nagar
Chennai 600021
Phone:- 044-24411656/24416474
Website:- www.ssn.edu.in

What is special about Panimalar Engineering College Chennai

For a college that was established in the year 2000, within a span of just two decades, Panimalar Engineering College has emerged as a top-ranking engineering college of Chennai. This college belongs to the famous Japeeyar group of colleges.

Panimalar Engineering College has a very strict discipline and is the first choice of parents of thousands of girls. For example, there are separate places to sit for boys and girls in college buses. No cell phones are allowed on the campus and no boy can easily talk to any girl. The hostels have total security round the clock. The college also has a good placement record of 95% and its research centre is reputed to be amongst the best in the city. The college has a highly reputed course called the B.Tech (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science) and this course is now reputed to have a high demand. Panimalar is always among the best ten colleges of choice of students in the counselling and the seats are reported to be filled up in the first round itself. The college is also famous for the ME programs in Computer Science and Engineering and Communication Systems. The college also offers an MBA course at Anna University.

According to industry experts, the biggest difference between Panimalar Engineering College and others in Chennai is its practical orientation. The students are never taught only the syllabus but also all the practical applications in each field. The college reportedly takes an internship in industrial organizations very seriously. The students are made to report to the college what they had learned in a very serious manner. The students are also offered a number of personality development programs. The industry link of this college is said to be the best in Chennai. It is perhaps for this reason that the placement record is very good. The parents who were interviewed spoke so highly about the quality of education and the strict discipline maintained in the college campus. There are incentives for the faculty members like free food served in the campus itself. This college has a high-quality faculty team.

There can hardly be any doubt that the Panimalar Engineering Collegeis among the best ten colleges of Chennai, affiliated to the Anna University, Chennai.

Contact information:-
Panimalar College of Engineering
Bangalore Trunk Road
Chennai 600 123
Phone:- 044- 26490404/0505/0717
Email:- info@panimalar.ac.in
Website:- www.panimalar.ac.in


It is due to sheer dedication and hard work by the Managements of the two colleges that the aforesaid colleges stand out for high-quality education in Chennai among the numerous colleges. The SSN Engineering College and the Panimalar Engineering College are thus amongst the best of branded engineering colleges of Anna University, Chennai.


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