Professor Dr. M. Karunanithi is a well-known educationist, philanthropist, chemist, and industrialist. For his contributions to women empowerment, he has been conferred with the honor "Vidhya Rathna" in 2007 by the world Friendship Council in the United Arabic Emirates. He has earned numerous such accolades in his lifetime, including being awarded D.Litt, by the Tamil University in 2008, for his outstanding service rendered to women's education.
Dr. KCK. Vijayakumar, Principal
Currently holding the position of Principal at VCEW, Dr. KCK. Vijayakumar is a PhD holder in Mechanical Engineering. He has a vast experience in teaching and research with publishing several National and International Journals. His areas of interests include Engineering Design, Strength of Materials, Heat and Mass Transfer, Solar Passive Design of Buildings, Design optimization and Taguchi method.
In the recently held Asian Games, what stole million hearts of the country was the visible glory and pride on the face of the country's sportswomen, who demonstrated grit and determination by winning several medals in the varied fields. It showed the world the emergence of a powerful and empowered generation of Indian women, who can achieve victory, despite facing many challenges. Likewise, the participation of women in higher education in the contemporary time is also quite notable, with the latest edition of All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE-2017-18), which estimates total enrolment in higher education at about 36.6 million where girls (17.4 million) constitute 47.6 percent. "Our country is getting a drastic change. Women of modern India can be found in every field, showing their potentialities and power. We at Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women (VCEW) are committed to developing the young girls into capable women who are imbibed with ample leadership qualities," shares Dr. M. Karunanithi, the Chairman and Secretary of Vivekanandha Educational Institutions.
Instituted in the year 2001, by the auspices of "Angammal Educational Trust", VCEW, an autonomous institute, is affiliated to Anna University, is approved by AICTE and is accredited by NAAC. Currently, the institute runs five UG programmes in Engineering and Technology (Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Information Technology, and Biotechnology) and six PG programmes viz. CSE, ECE (Applied Electronics & VLSI Design, EEE (PSE), IT & MBA). As a research-focus institute, VCEW also offers two research programmes in CSE & EEE (Approved Research Centre of Anna University, Chennai for doing M.S / Ph.D. Research Programmes).
"The institute has encompassed facilities such as well-stocked library, 5000 students seating capacity auditorium, modern hostels, sport facilities, equipped laboratories, smart class rooms, strong internet connection, Vivekanadha Multispecialty Medical Care Hospital, to name a few"
Based in Elayampalayam in the Namakkal District of Tamilnadu, the institute since its inception has churned out a number of batches who are acting as the brand ambassadors of the quality and excellence that VCEW is standing upon.
Known widely for disseminating the latest version of education, the institute for each regulation i.e., 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 have regularly revised and updated curricula and syllabi, ensuring to stay abreast the latest developments in the education sector. "The architect and primary driving force behind the success of numerous temples of learning under the banner of the "Vivekanandha Educational Institutions" is "Vidhya Rathna" Professor Dr. M. Karunanithi, the Chairman and Secretary of Vivekanandha Educational Institutions. Under his supervision all the students of Vivekanandha family are guaranteed to gain a fruitful career pathway," proudly says Dr. KCK. Vijayakumar, Principal, VCEW.
Fabricating Win-Win Situation
Having bagged the 1st rank in Anna University-Academic performance of affiliated colleges among 516 institutions, in the year 2016, VCEW is the receiver of many such awards and accolades including ICT Academy Best practices Award 2018, "Best Women Engineering college of India Award" by ISTE among 24 Women's Engineering College and so on. "We believe in providing our students the best of everything; they are bestowed with
favorable and utmost safe environment within the campus to study along with state-of-the-art facilities," claims Dr. Karunanithi. The institute has encompassed facilities such as well-stocked library, 5000 students seating capacity auditorium, modern hostels, sport facilities, equipped laboratories, smart class rooms, strong internet connection, Vivekanadha Multispecialty Medical Care Hospital, to name a few. "The entire campus is under the surveillance of CCTV camera and we render the safest possible transport facilities and 24 hrs medical-cares. Student's welfare is essential for us," pinpoints Dr. Vijayakumar.
The campus also is beatified with a dedicated Entrepreneurship Development Cell and Research & Development Cell, which enables the students to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams and earn meaningful learning through undertaking regular research activities. "Given the reputation that is attached with the Vivekanandha Educational Institutions, we enjoy a very cordial rapport with the industry and other educational institutions," opines Dr. Karunanithi. The significant MoUs that the institute has signed over the years is with eminent organizations like IIT PALs (PAN IIT Alumni Leadership Series) which regularly conducts campus lectures, project design contest, workshop and so on, IBM Software center for Excellence, TATA Consultancy Services, BSNL, and the list hardly gets an end. Be it in the classroom or going beyond, the experienced and highly proficient faculty members of VCEW train and groom students from the day one.
Classes on personality development, communication skills program, mock interviews sessions, group discussion practice, in-plant training, conducting seminars and workshops are some of the many elements, which together make the learning outcome of the students more effective at VCEW. For better evaluation of the students, the institute has adopted the Relative Grading System, which is mostly followed by foreign Universities. "Our curricula and syllabi are based on IITs curricula and syllabi. Additionally, we introduced the Credit-Based Choice System from the academic year 2015-2016, providing the students the scope to select a course from wide ranges of choices," states Dr. Karunanithi. Priding on raising the rate of placement every year, with placing all the students in reputed MNCs, VCEW in next couple of years is resolute to strive for earning University status and has plans to develop individual research center for each department.