IntroductionIn the previous article on Leading Branded Colleges of Anna University in Chennai-17, the value of Poonamalee, a Western suburb of Chennai, as a highly developed area, has been discussed in detail. It is well-connected to the various parts of the city and is also connected to Avadi, another North-Western suburb of Chennai. This area also has a number of engineering colleges, as the colleges were set up two decades ago when this area was emerging as a good suburb of Chennai when the suburb of Sriperambadur, around 40 kilometers from Chennai, on the same route, some ten years ago, was developed as an industrial hub by the then DMK party.
Consequently, that area has also now fully developed and Poonamalee, which is just twenty kilometers from the heart of Chennai, became a big center of real estate development. Today, it has huge gated communities. It has everything on offer. It is also very near an area called Chemabarambakkam, where there is a good theme park. Hence, thousands of people flock to the theme park on the weekends, and Poonamalee's service sector comes alive. Hotels and restaurants make money as a routine. Added to this, the student population that lives in the numerous houses in the area, also contribute to the growth of the service sector. In the post-COVID situation, this development can become even more pronounced.
It is in this context that the DMI College of Engineering and the Sri Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology, both of which are based at Poonamalee, are important to the inclusive growth of Chennai's branded colleges of Anna University in Chennai. So let's have a look at what is special about these two colleges.
What is special about the DMI College of EngineeringThis was set up as a Christian Minority Institution, in the year 2001. Over the years, it has not only catered to the minority Christians of the area but also other minorities and the scheduled castes and tribes of the neighboring villages. It has been the center of all attraction for its good placement record and its ability to make continuous improvements. Moreover, it is situated right on the Chennai to Bangalore Highway, and this area is highly connected by a good fleet of city buses.
As already pointed out in earlier articles, the power of market forces is at work. The DMK and the AIADMK Government, who had intelligently increased the number of engineering colleges to over five hundred, virtually made the entire eligible population of Tamil Nadu citizens and even students from other parts of the country, to seek admission, only on the basis of marks obtained in the plus two examinations
The DMI College of Engineering is one college. It has improved year on year. Of course, the college does not offer any unique course. However, its B.E (Civil Engineering) course is reportedly good in terms of quality. Similarly, the M.E (Power Electronics&Drives), which has developed into a good job-oriented course, is offered by this college. Advanced electronics, with an emphasis on automation related to the power sector,, is bound to develop by leaps and bounds in the years ahead. Innovation in renewable energy space is also picking up, day after day. Those who are interested in this course may refer to M.E. Power Electronics and Drives.
Apart from this course, it also offers an MBA course, which is reportedly gained in the next few years. Its research record is reportedly good, according to informed sources. The same industry sources confirmed that the college is making some sincere efforts to place all the students. As far as research is concerned, there is an emphasis on applied research. For example, the website of the college talks about a particular project which is extremely relevant in any context. It reads "to increase the reliability of the hydraulics system by recycling the used lubricating oil in wind turbines".
The college is reportedly keen on such research and this is good for the standing of the college. It is for these reasons that the DMI College of Engineering has emerged as a fairly good branded college of the Anna University in Chennai.
DMI College of Engineering
Phone:- 044-26810641, 26811544
What is important about the Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering&TechnologyThis college is situated very near the entrance to the suburb of Poonamalee when one travels from Bangalore. Over a period of two decades, this college has developed into a branded college. It offers unique courses. For example, it is one of the few colleges to offer the B.Tech (Food Technology) course.
India is home to the widest variety of foods. There is a big emphasis on advanced research, with a global scope. This is exactly why those who specialize in this course find very good jobs. Those who are interested in this course may refer to B.E Food Technology.
Similarly, it also offers the B.E (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science), a course that is offered by many other branded colleges of Chennai. There is a vast scope for graduates of this discipline and those who are interested in this course may refer to the opinion of experts of this website, in B.E Artificial Intelligence.
As far as placement is concerned, the college sources indicated that over 80% of the eligible students are placed, year on year. However, there is reportedly an emphasis on placing all students and the faculty members are known to be referring sources for off-campus placement. The college also offers an MBA course that has gained some reputation among colleges in this area. There is always a big competition among such colleges to attract the best students and this college reportedly attracts the students who score over seventy percent and above in the core subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in the school final plus two examinations.
Similarly, there is a big emphasis on job-orientation in terms of the M.E courses offered by this college. The college offers the M.E (Construction Engineering&Management) and this course has developed into a good course. Those who are interested in this course may refer to M.E Construction Engineering and Management.
The emphasis on research is also increasing year on year. The students who were interviewed for the purposes of this article mentioned that the faculty team is sincere in guiding them for placement opportunities and the counseling facilities in this regard is quite good. It is for these reasons that the Sree Saastha Institute of Technology has emerged as a good branded college of the Anna University, in the Poonamalee Area. Contact details and address of the college are available at the afore-mentioned linked page.
ConclusionTamil Nadu's contribution to the quality of engineering education has been among the best in the country and Anna University has been ranked among the best in the country. In terms of inclusive and explosive growth, colleges of Chennai have contributed so much to the rapid industrial development of not only Tamil Nadu, but the other Southern States as well. The presence of so many engineering colleges in the city augurs well for the development of quality engineering education in the years ahead. The two colleges discussed above are bound to be part of this development process.
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