IntroductionWhen a college is located right in the heart of Chennai, with proximity to the most developed parts of the city, the college is not only bound to become quite famous but also emerge as a college of choice, if the standard of education is quite good. If the college has a good Faculty Team and also a good emphasis on placement opportunities, that college is assured of a place among the best engineering colleges in that particular city. This is exactly what has happened to the Meenasjshi Sundarrajan Engineering College. Similarly, another college that has made waves in another Southern pocket of Chennai, near a fully developed suburb called Velachery, is a college called the Jerusalem College of Engineering.
In the fourth article in this series, Leading Branded Colleges of Anna University in Chennai -4, we had discussed the salient features of two colleges, namely the Madras Institute of Technology and the Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering. In the fifth article in this series, Leading Branded Colleges of Anna University in Chennai- 5 we had discussed the salient features of the Eswari College of Engineering and the St.Joseph's College of Engineering.
In this article, we will discuss, a) What is special about Meenakshi Sundarrajan Engineering College, Chennai and b) What is special about the Jerusalem College of Engineering.
What is special about Meenakshi Sundarrajan Engineering College, Chennai As already discussed above, this college has its campus in a fully developed area of Kodambakkam, a prestigious locality of Chennai, and the center of most films that are made in Tamil.
This college has emerged as a branded institution and has not deviated an inch from offering the conventional programs. However, those interviewed for this article opined that the college has a good record of placement and academic excellence in Information Technology and the Mechanical Engineering space.
The Faculty Members worked for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the research that has been produced has practical implications for its positive impact on society. For example, the college principal has done a project for the preparation of a Masterplan for six minor ports along the Karnataka coast. The results of such research would have been shared with the decision-makers in Karnataka. Such details of many other research projects are mentioned in the website itself. Those who are interested in utilizing the resources of this institution are advised to contact the college for further details. It should also be mentioned that as of Jan 2020, the college had achieved a placement record of 85%, which is commendable. given the tight conditions in India.
Parents of some students also spoke about the continuous efforts made to innovate in teaching methods and the various training programs that are regularly conducted to make the students ready for jobs in the industry, through campus placement. It if for this focus that the Meenakshi Sundarrajan Engineering College Chennai has emerged as a leading branded college of Chennai.
Meenakshi Sundarrajan Engineering College
363 Arcot Road
Chennai 044-600 024
Phone:- 044 -24801636
What is special about Jerusalem College of EngineeringThis college has grown from strength to strength and has achieved a good record of placement of 90% the current year. The highest salary offered was 12 lakhs per annum and the website mentions that one hundred plus companies had visited the campus for on-campus placement.
This college also offers some unique courses. For example, this college offers the B.E. course in Biomedical Engineering. There is scope for jobs in this new and emerging field. There is a good demand for engineers who would take care of maintenance and upkeep of all biomedical machinery and with the increased use of information technology and advanced technologies in medical care, there will be a massive shift in the number of candidates who will like to specialize in this field. Those who are interested in this course may refer to Biomedical Engineering.
Similarly, with the increase in modernization and the increased incomes of the upper middle class, particularly of the professional class in the metro cities, the demand for professionals to manage huge infrastructure projects such as time-bound huge gated communities, where all infrastructure would have to be created for over six thousand residents, or dams or bridges or even the most modern metro train services, is very high. This demand will be met by specialized courses such as the M.E. (Construction Engineering & Management) which is offered by this college. These professionals with a sound knowledge of Civil Engineering and Management would offer the best of services in such high -quality jobs. Those who are interested in this course may refer to Construction Engineering and Management.
This college also offers courses with good Faculty Team. However, the quality of research carried out by its Faculty Members does seem to make a big difference in the quality of college's intellectual environment for learning. For example, there have been 40 MoUs signed with various organizations and the collaborative research projects done by this college has had a big impact. The website mentions that a sum of three lakh rupees was sanctioned by Bharat Engineering Construction Company to get a project done on Application of Ferro Cement on low cost housing.
It is obvious that low -cost housing, with an emphasis on projects where a flat can be given to a customer for less than Rs.20 lakhs in a metro city, will find tremendous scope in the years to come. Organizations that are interested in utilizing the Faculty competence of this college for such practical projects can contact this college. It is possibly for reasons such as the emphasis on practical products that the Jerusalem College of Engineering Chennai has emerged as a branded college of Anna University.
Jerusalem College of Engineering
Velachery Main Road
Phone:- 044-22461404, 22460131
ConclusionWhatever be the State of development of Tamil Nadu, the development of engineering colleges at different periods has been commendable. In Chennai, this development has been pronounced, more so, since the city is a highly industrialized city and the natural environment for quality engineering education has found a good ecosystem to develop. This has particularly been true of the Meenakshi Sundarrajan Engineering College and the Jerusalem College of Engineering. Though these colleges are not in the same league as those ten colleges described in the first five articles, there is every chance that the colleges will seek to graduate to the best ten in the next few years.