IntroductionThe first college to be discussed in this article is a Telugu Minority Institution, based near Poonamalee, a suburb of Chennai, approximately 21 kilometers from Chennai. This college is just a few minutes drive from Poonamalee, on the Tiruvallur Road, that branches off from the Chennai to Bangalore Highway. This college has been around for two decades and has developed into a good institution, over a period of time, by systematically building on its core strengths. Its campus, spread over 45 acres of land, in a green campus.
The second college to be discussed in this article is the Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology, and this is another colelge that has stuck around to build its core competencies. It also offers a number of B.E and M.E programs.
In the fourteenth article in this series, Leading Branded Colleges of Anna Univesity in Chennai -14, we had discussed the salient features of the Jaya Engineering College and the Gojan School of Business and Technology.
In this article, we will discuss a) What is special about Prathyusha Engineering College and b) What is special about the Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology.
What is special about Prathyusha Engineering CollegeThis college is a famous college in the Poonamalee area of Chennai. When anyone drives down the prestigious Chennai to Bangalore Highway, starting from Porur, a highly developed area of Chennai, and reaches the area of Poonamalee, one will notice a number of educational institutions. If one drives down a little more on the Tiruvallur road, one can reach this college.
The college offers the usual courses and the B.Tech Biotechnology course. There is a good scope for graduates who are experts in this field. Since the global Corporate Health care industry is always on an expansion mode, the scope is global and this is one reason why graduates from Anna University, go abroad to the UK and the USA for higher studies. It is reported that this college has also had a good number of students who have gone abroad for higher studies. Those who are interested in this field, may refer to B.Tech (Bio-technology).
This college has had a fairly good placement record and the website mentions that in the year 2019-2020, 226 students got placed. It should be noted that the college has produced a number of rank holders of the Anna University, over a period of several years. The innovation cell of the college seems to have made an impact. The old students of the college ( now employed in one IT major organization in Chennai) spoke about the individual attention given to students by most teachers. The students were those who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, but had studied for the plus two course in good CBSE schools of the city. They chose this college, as it is Telugu minority college, but one that caters to all sections of students. The college has a good amhience and the infrastruture facilities are quite good.
For a college that is situated some thrity kilometers from the city, to have made an impact in terms of placement and in teaching, is something that is remarkable. It is for these reasons that the Prathyusha Institute of Technology, is a leading college in the suburbs of Chennai. It holds some promise for the future as well, in terms of increasing the brand value of its offerings.
Prathyusha Engineering College
Phones:- 91- 984392763, 91- 8124353794
What is special about Sri Muthukumaran Institute of TechnologyThis is another college that is situated near the suburb of Chennai, called Mangadu. Some three decades ago, areas such as Mangadu were just developing and a few buses would ply to the famous Lord Murugan temple in that place. Today, the same suburb is dotted with gated communities, with flats in twenty odd story posh builidngs. It should be noted that Mangadu is today a big happening suburb of Chennai.
This college offers a wide variety of courses and it also offers the B.E (Robotics&Automation) course. This is one of the most sought after course in many Anna Univesity colleges and in this college as well. Those who are interesting in knowing about a career in this field may refer to Artificail Intelligence. It should noted that Robotics and Artificial intelligence go together. Any modern automatiion related to artificial intelligence will obviously include robots and their application. There is a big debate where robots will eventually replace the human mind and intelligence. However, experts around the world are uniform of the opinion that this is not possible. After all, it is only human beings who create such technologies and innovate in terms of making such technologies available to millions of people around the world. The many colleges of Anna University that offer these courses have indeed made a big difference in terms of availability of trained manpower in this vital field. Needless to say, such professionals have already populated the growing Information Technology sector, with exports growing year after year, in Chennai and elsewhere in the country.
That many colleges of Anna University offer this course and allied courses is a welcome sign. The growing automobile sector in Chennai metropolis will find this pool of manpower, ready to take on the best of challenges in the filed. The college is also famous for its B.Tech course in Pharmaceutical Technology. India's pharmaceutical industry is poised for a quantum jump in research and development and production of a wide range of medicines, with the most modern technologies. The demand for professionals with this specialized course, which is actually a branch of chemical engineering, is bound to increase in the years to come. Those who are interested in this course may refer to B.Tech Pharmaceutical Technology
Similarly, there is another course that is quoted by industry experts as good for the scope it offers and the advanced research facilities emerging in the field. This course is the M.E(Applied Electronics) course offered by the college. This course is expected to zoom in terms of its popularity in the years to come. This is one college, among others, of the Anna University offering this course. It is also said that a large number of post-graduates go abroad to do their doctorate in the UK and the USA and even in Germany, as the demand for professionals in this field is increasing day after day. It is a fact that Anna University is widely recognized around the world as one of the best technological universities of India, and those with a good IELTS score and the GRE scores are able to find admission to many good universities.
There is the MBA course also offered by the college. There is an incubation center in the college and one of these has a focus on Cloud Computing, a field with a huge demand. The college's ecosystem does offer a fairly good avenue for access to such knowledge and practical training. The college website gives some details of students placed. For example, during the period 2015-2019, it had placed 237 students, with a record of 73%. The efforts to aim for better placement is currently on.
It is for such fairly good results that the Muthukumaran Institute of Technologyhas emerged as good branded engineering college of the Anna University in Chennai.
Sri Muthikumaran Insitute of Technology
Phones:- -044 -66110200, 66110203
ConclusionIt is rather a tough life for engineering colleges of Chennai, that do not figure among the best forty or fifty engineering colleges of Anna University. It should be noted that this group has several colleges situated in other cities and hence the rat race makes it even more relevant for the likes of the two colleges, Prathyusha Engineering College and the Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology, to not only stay relevant, but also make improvements on a daily basis, to merely bear the competition for the best quality students. That they are here to stay and make some improvements is a fact of life.