It might come with a bag full of math and science problems but once done with engineering the career opportunities are endless. Engineering is just not a particular subject but a way of life, a chance of making and creating things for a better future. Today, men and women are successfully practicing engineering or preparing themselves for careers in engineering. To be a good engineer, one has to not only be passionate but also wise in choosing an institution which best suits them.
It all started for Rathinam Group as a Matriculation school in Eachanari, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu before thirty five years (1979). After making a healthy run in the industry for more than 20 years, RathinamGroup expanded. Now it is called as RathinamTechzone – a 70acre technological campus with various educational institutions (College of Arts & Science, College of Engineering, Institute of Management and an International Public School) teaching right from Pre-KG to Ph.D and Technology Parks, including a Special Economic Zone (SEZ).Accommodating over 4000 students under these institutions, there are about 14 companies located inside the IT Park and SEZ, backing more than 2500 employees. Rathinam Group is also having multiple faces by pioneering education, Information Technology (IT) development and infrastructure development (IT Park / Housing Development) in South Coimbatore. With a sprawling campus of 70 acres, RathinamTechzone is located in the Coimbatore Corporation limit on the NH-209.
"The core concept of our education system is to provide industry oriented education, which will make thestudents job-ready by the time they pass out of our college" says, Dr. Madan A.Sendhil, Chairman and Secretary, Rathinam Technical Campus.
The education that the institution provides focuses on impacting all aspects of a student's life, of which learning is a crucial one. Adopting a system, which values tomorrow, the college looks to improve the overall quality of the current education system. Changing a student's life in all dimensions like learning, working and living is what the college aims at.With a vision to completely change students' perspectives and make them passionate and dedicated, the college makes them learn partly from books and partly from doing internships at various companies located inside the campus itself. With a best team of faculty members,which mainly consists of PhDholders, this college provides the best of materials it can, to its students. A dedicated and well-trained team of faculty members is deployed for the placement of the students, to train them and suit them up for everything the present day industry may need. The institute does not believe in teaching only via text books but itworks on the practical side of education too. Combining industry methods to their syllabus the college stays a step ahead in developing the young minds it takes under its wings.
The institute also emphasizes on career guidance and counselling programmes and hosts them regularly with the help of AICTE sponsored "Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC)" to motivate the students. Job fairs, CEO Meets, Live Video Conferences are often conducted to get a look on the feedback from the industries. Students are meant to take part in all these activities so that they can be practically ready for any challenges that may come in their way, in the future. Providing excellent training and placing the students in renowned companies, the last three years has broughttheRathinam Institutions a 90 percent growth in the student placement program. The college campus also has a community radio called 'Rathinavani,' which is completely maintained by the students themselves.
Alumni of RathinamInstitutions are shining in various companies like Unilever, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Accenture, Siemens, IDBI Federal, AXIS, Reliance, HCL, ICICI, Cognizant, Sun TV,PudhiyaThalaimurai,HP, Tata, Videocon, Citibank and HDFC. The college has gone on to achieve this feat in a very short period of time because of its new approach towards education. The focus of the college is to fill the students up with industry-based training that will give its students a taste of what the future holds for them. "We are more than a college; we are a new idea in education that takes the concept of education to a higher stratum," said Dr. Madan. Having said that, the college does exactly that by making students take the internship program it provides and then later helping them get placed in top companies.
While hostingprojects and in-house training academies on its campus, the college provides every basic thing a student might need to excel in academics and industry. Advanced skills training academies of L&T and UTL are also functioning inside the campus, which are a boon for engineering students. The motive behind this is to give its students a preview and an early start for an industry life. The Campus's future plan is to accommodate an entertainment zone and a hospital as well. Today the college campus boasts of its 2000 plus student intake, having started with just a mere hundred. The college is dedicated to prepare and train competent and committed professionals driven by passion to change tomorrow for a better cause. Changing the whole outlook of engineering education system, this institution today is helping a lot in improving andchanging lives.