IntroductionThe branded colleges of Anna University, Chennai have certain things in common. They might have started in a small way, but have expanded to a big size over the years and have consolidated on their strengths. This is exactly what has happened to the cases of Sri Sairam Engineering College and the Velammal Engineering College.
In this article, we will discuss a) What is special about Sri Sairam Engineering College, Chennai and b) What is special about Velammal Engineering College, Chennai.
In the first article in this series,Leading Branded Colleges of Anna University in Chennai -1 we had discussed the salient features the SSN College of Engineering and the Panimalar Engineering College. In the second article of this series, Leading Branded Colleges of Anna University in Chennai-2 we had discussed the salient features of the Rajalakshmi Engineering College and the R.M.K. Engineering College.
What is special about Sri Sairam Engineering College, ChennaiHoused in the Western side of Tambaram in a vast area of land, is this pride of Chennai. Easily among the five best and most sought after colleges of Chennai by all Corporates for the high quality of graduates and rank holders, this college has emerged as a big choice for thousands of students who live in South Chennai. It has tremendous mind recall among parents and the excellent placement facilities, year on year, is testimony to the standing of this college.
For all the fame that it enjoys, Sri Sairam Engineering College does not offer any new course. Neither is it into the new wave courses in IT. However, the strength of this college is the heavy and sharp focus on the basics. Its Faculty Team is such a large one and the college reportedly encourages a lot of freedom in teaching far beyond the syllabus. The students are encouraged to think out-of-the-box, according to some parents interviewed for the purposes of this article. Of special mention is the B.E. course that is offered in Production Engineering. This is a very good course and has some papers that are specific to production, though the base is in mechanical engineering. It has emerged as a good choice for thousands of students in India. Those who are interested in this course may refer to Production Engineering.
It is not without reason that the B.E (Information Technology) and the B.Tech (Computer Science and Business Systems) are hot favorites in this college. The students enjoy one hundred placement and the major corporates visit the campus every year to pick up the brightest of students. This college also offers a good MBA course that has added value over the years. Continuous efforts are reportedly being made to improve the quality of this course and the industry exposure is quoted by students as a big advantage. The placement for the MBA students has also kept pace with the placement of engineering graduates, year on year.
Students from other States who are looking for a high quality education may contact this college for admission under the other States quota and the Management Quota. For the Sri Sairam Engineering College Chennai has such a reputation for placement and directly competes with the SRM University, that is housed not so far away from this college.
Sri Sairam Engineering College
Sai Leo nagar
Chennai 600 044
What is special about Velammal Engineering College ChennaiThis college has achieved what the Sri Sairam Engineering College has done in Southern Chennai, in the Western part of Chennai, near the suburb called Redhills (Sengundram in Tamil). This college has systematically added value in each of its courses. It research and development activities are increasing year after year. Those who are interested in applied research may contact this college through their website that provides some details.
This college has a high quality placement team and the placement activities are increasing year on year. The highest salary offered in the last round of placement was 28 lakhs per annum and those who were offered over 6 lakhs per annum were over two hundred. With this kind of an impressive placement record, this engineering college has emerged as a tough competitor for other branded colleges. It has its own place among the best eight or ten most preferred Chennai Engineering colleges. A big chuck of students go abroad for higher studies and this is one fact that adds spice to this college's reputation.
Although this college also offers the same conventional courses, it also offers the B.E. degree course in Civil Engineering. This course is not offered by many colleges. Similarly, Power Systems Engineering is offered as a course for the Post Graduate students. In fact, M.E. Power Systems Engineering is now emerging as a wise option for thousands of Electronics students who acquire the B.E or B.Tech courses from any good Engineering college of Chennai. There are tremendous opportunities for gainful employment for such candidates in the power sector. The likes of Tata Power and Reliance Power would employ such postgraduates in large numbers. Those who are interested in this course may refer to Power Systems Engineering.
Like any other major Engineering college, the Velammal Engineering College also offers the MBA course. Over the years, this course has emerged as a good quality course and the graduates are reportedly employed in organizations of repute.
In the years to come, this college is bound to offer very tough competition to the big names such as SSN, Sairam, Panimalar and Rajalakshmi. Velammal as a brand is here to stay.
Velammal Engineering College
Ambattur- Redhills Road
Phone:- 044 -39666005/06/07
ConclusionIt should be noted that the Sri Sairam Engineering College and the Velammal Engineering College have emerged as good branded Engineering colleges of Anna University, within a short period of time. In the years to come, these two colleges will aim to cement their places among the top five branded colleges. While Sairam is already there, Velammal is very much in contention. This augurs well for the quality of engineering education ecosystem of Chennai metropolis, now and in the future as well.
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