Introduction This series of articles on leading branded engineering colleges of Anna University at Chennai, aims to throw light on the unique features of the colleges discussed in each article. Alongside this information, it is also pertinent to discuss a bit about the localities of the colleges, as this information may not be known to the students from outside Chennai, in particular those from North India, who seek admission to the B.E/B.Tech courses by directly contacting the concerned colleges. A good 85% in the core subjects of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry, in the plus two examination of any State Board, CBSE or any other recognized Board of education, is fine enough for admission to these colleges under the Management Quota.
The tenth article in this series Leading Branded College of Anna University in Chennai -10 spoke about the salient features of Apollo Engineering College and the Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering.
It should be noted that Tambaram is a prestigious locality in Chennai. It is the terminal station for most of the MRTS EMU trains and there is a frequency of one train every five minutes between this station and the Chennai Beach station. Quite apart from this fact, Tambaram in South Chennai is home to some of the best colleges like the Madras Christian College, which is among the best in India and the Sri Sairam Engineering College, which has already been discussed in an earlier article. It has high quality housing facilities that cater to the needs of students and there are also many catering facilities available. Tambaram is the virtual gateway to all other parts of Tamil Nadu. A good many buses and trains originate from here.
Thoraipakkam is another locality that is right on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR). This area is fully developed and has everything that one needs for modern living. The OMR area is now home to some of the tallest buildings of Chennai and has several gated communities where mostly the Information Technology professionals are staying.
In this article, we will discuss two things – (a) What is special about GKM College of Engineering and Technology and (b) What is special about the Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College.
What is special about GKM College of Engineering and Technology This college is situated near Tambaram and Perungalathur, the next station after Tambaram on the Tambaram to Chenglepet MRTS train line. It was established in the year 1996.
Apart from the usual courses, particular mention should be made about four B.E courses that the college has to offer. These courses are B.E (Aeronautical Engineering), B.E (Automobile Engineering), B.E (Marine Engineering) and B.E (Bio-Medical Engineering).
Marine Engineering is a highly specialized course that has terrific scope in the shipping industry. Those who work in this field spend around eight months in a year in the sea and for four months they stay at home on leave. The shipping industry has many challenges and those who work in this field get to enjoy extremely high salaries and perks. There are many who serve for some fifteen years and then take up Corporate Sector jobs in General Administration. Their rich experience is valued by many industries, including the shipping industry, where they work in managerial capacities and need not to travel on ships anymore.
Those who are interested in knowing more about this highly specialized field of engineering education, may refer to Marine Engineering
The GKM Colege of Engineering, Chennai is well-known in the Tambaram area, as one college that gives maximum importance to placements. Every single effort is made to train the students to face interviews and the entire emphasis seems to be on personality development. The parents, who were interviewed for the purpose of writing this article, spoke highly of the quality of teaching inputs in general and the sincerity of teachers in addressing the queries of students at all times. It is also reported that the GKM College of Engineering and Technology Chennai caters to students with a high percentage of 85% and above marks in aggregate in the core subjects. It is also a college of choice for students in the Tambaram and surrounding areas.
The college is also known to offer a fairly good MBA course that has increasingly good placement opportunities.
Address:- GKM College of Engineering &Technology
Near Tambaram, G.K.M Nagar
Perungulathur, Chennai 600063
Phones:- 044-22792407, 22792411
What is special about the Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College The Jain Community in Chennai and elsewhere in Tamil Nadu has done commendable social work. They run schools, colleges and hospitals, where treatment is done at reasonable rates. They are respected for their vegetarian eating habits and this is reflected in the way their colleges are run.
No wonder, the Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College, is one that serves only vegetarian food in its mess and the same food is shared by the Faculty and non-teaching administrative staff as well. This gesture is admirable in today's conditions. Over a period of a decade, this college has become a good college of repute. The college placement record is good and at 85% for the current batch that has passed out in the year 2020, this is quite good. The placement officer was confident of enabling the placements of the rest of the students in this crisis period.
The website also mentions details of students who were placed for salaries like ten or twelve lakh rupees per anuum. This achievement should be viewed in the context of the college facing very tough competition in the ECR/OMR area for the good students and the need to sustain the college with a good Faculty Team. This is reportedly good, according to feedback obtained from good sources.
It should be noted that apart from the usual courses, this is among the very few colleges offering the B.Tech (Artificial Intelligence & Data Science) course. This is a growing field of specialization, with a one hundred percent placement record. Those who are interested in knowing about this course and the facilities for education in varous parts of the country, may refer to the opinion of experts in Artificial Intelligence.
That said, the college is also offering a good MBA course, that has over the period of a few years has emerged as one of the best in this part of Chennai.
Address:- Misrimal Navajee Munoth Jain Engineering College
Guru Marudhar Kesari Building
Jyothi Nagar, Thoraipakkam
Chennai - 600097.
Phones:- 044 -24962270/71/72, 24960101
ConclusionThe two colleges discussed in this article are among the emerging colleges of Chennai. They have been making sincere attempts to be different from others. Their emphasis on placements is the chief highlight of these two colleges. Hopefully, such efforts will increase the brand equity of these two colleges in the years to come.