Established in 2001, Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering (DCE) has now grown into a 'distinguished centre for engineering and technological studies', providing a serene environment and congenial atmosphere for learning for their students. Roopa Senthil Kumar, CEO, Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering says, "Our institute serves the purpose of education and brings the best out of the students giving the value through their education and moulding their attitude. We have widened our horizons by increasing from four branches to six branches since 2010."
With a group of dedicated faculty members, the institute now offers six undergraduate and two postgraduate programs in various disciplines of engineering studies. The faculty members have the required expertise and they provide mentoring to students on one to one basis. DCE believes in providing continual learning and engages students in a number of aspects of learning. "We emphasize on online learning, peer learning which involves students teaching their peers who have difficulty learning their course material," shares Roopa.
CISCO Networking Academy, IBM Academy, R&D partner in the ICT domain with NEXGTECH Wireless Private Limited and Lab VIEW Academy are some of the centres of excellences in the DCE campus
With the help of value-added courses, the curriculum is complemented with industry specific training, which is guided by the industry specialists. IoT, Big and such other modern day learning modules, have given hands on experience to the students of DCE. The institute has signed MoUs with National Instruments Femto Logic Design, CADD Centre, Wimplast to facilitate internships and project work on Design and Development for students and faculty members.
CISCO Networking Academy, IBM Academy, R&D partner in the ICT domain with NEXGTECH Wireless Private Limited and Lab VIEW Academy are some of the centres of excellences in the DCE campus. In order to make the students industry ready, faculty members go through industry training, implant training and industrial visits. Mini projects are given to students time to time to hone their skills and to impart the expertise. By the end of the four-year studies at DCE, students can take up a bigger project of social cause. These centres of excellences provide a foundation for research ideas involved in these projects.
The total student strength of DCE is 2000 wherein students pour in for admissions from across the country. Scholarships are given to students belonging to socially and economically weaker background. The placement cell continuously works to identify requirements of companies and co-ordinates with the training cell and the career development cell to train the students. "The Team maps the right talent to the right industry and they have been working meticulously to achieve 100 percent placements year after year. The placement cell focuses more on giving opportunities in core industries to the students," claims Roopa.
The placement cell has introduced "Earn While You Learn" model through paid internships. The students are prepared for the interview and are placed for internship. The students are paid a stipend, ranging from Rs. 10,000 -Rs. 25,000 during their internship period. The internship model helps the students and the corporate to understand each other better, paving way for the students to be placed in the multinational companies. The cell continuously monitors their progress and facilitates the students to upgrade their skill-set appropriately.
Although the opportunity for placement has been quite remarkable and a number of reputed organizations appreciate the quality of students from the institute, DCE encourages more of entrepreneurial ventures. The Entrepreneurship Development Cell looks after the development of these ventures, ideation and innovation process to guide the students throughout. "Alumni interactions have been very fruitful in terms of motivating and inspiring students," adds Roopa.
Despite facing a number of obstacles and challenges, Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering has been performing an extraordinary suit of imparting education. The institute with a mission to provide competent technical manpower capable of meeting the global requirements of the industry dreams to set their name among the top global institutes in the near future.