A self-made man, Late Col. Dr. Jeppiaar's story is an inspiration to many today. Started his career as a Police constable, he had plenty of dreams and an explicit thrust for knowledge. With his perseverance and determination, he later earned a position which is commendable. Recognized now as one of the pioneers in the privatization of engineering education in Tamil Nadu and a person of few words but incredible deeds, Dr. Jeppiaar dedicated himself to the cause of technical education during his lifetime. He was an illustrious educationist, industrialist, and politician who were instrumental in establishing several educational institutions. One of his envision which has emerged as an excellent hub of technical education, Jeppiaar Engineering College was commenced in the year 2001.
Carrying forward her father's legacy, Dr. Regeena J Murli, the hardworking and dedicated daughter of Dr. Jeppiaar is enabling the institute to touch newer heights under her direction. "The institute was initiated with the sole intention of providing cutting edge technical education that is both accessible and affordable and over the years we have been successfully realizing our goal," opines Dr. Regeena. The institute has won numerous awards viz. National Employability award 2015, Jeppiaar Icon Awards 2015 and Best Engineering College with quality Education in Tamil Nadu. The institute offers an array of courses like B.Tech in varied disciplines, M.Tech, MBA and ME programmes.
From producing professionals to entrepreneurs, Jeppiaar Engineering College has made a niche for itself in the engineering education sphere
From producing professionals to entrepreneurs, the college has made a niche for itself in the engineering education sphere. Affiliated to Anna University, the institute has been identified as one of the spoke colleges under the College - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Program (IEDP) in 2016 by Entrepreneurship development institute (EDI), Tamil Nadu. "In an association of Wadhwani foundation we conducted entrepreneurship free courses for the benefit of student community who are inclined towards starting their own venture," pinpoints Dr. Murli. The E-Cell students of the institute regularly participate in events like E-leader workshop, Enatra, DST funded Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC), business competition and many more.
Not only for aspiring entrepreneur, the institute also organizes various programmes viz. soft skills training, aptitude training, company-specific training, mock interviews along with 300+ online assessments for those who prefer to get into top-notch companies. "We constantly work on the training module to meet the industry expectations. The idea is to proceed towards the path of progression and growth," claims Dr. Murli. The institute boasts of unmatched collaborations with industry giants such as Gate Pathshala to offer Gate coaching for students, Diamler CADD to enable students of Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering to learn AutoCAD, Dynamic Associates for civil engineering students undergoing StaddPro course and the list hardly gets an end.
A Platform to Bloom
Nestled at Jeppiaar Nagar on Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai, the campus of the institute is imbibed with avant-garde facilities in a wide 48 acres of area. Students pursuing their course at the institute get to access air-conditioned computer laboratory, internet facilities, seminar halls, reading hall, outdoor and indoor sports grounds, medical room and so on. Dr. Murli states, "The faculty members who are the backbone of the institute, uses advanced teaching aids to teach the students and try their best to create a dynamic and vibrant atmosphere to learn". Apart from this, each department has its own discipline based laboratories for study and research as research has been conferred sizable importance at the institute.
"In order to foster high quality, innovative and multidisciplinary research and advanced training we have partnered with Biozone Research Technologies Pvt. Ltd.," adds Dr. Murli. On the other side, the institute conducts on-campus seminars regarding higher education in India and abroad monthly and also renders communication courses such as IELTS and TOEFL coupled with programmes like DAAD and Inspire for the selection of students who desires to pursue PG education in Germany.
Promoting international collaboration, the institute has also tied-up with Nottingham Trent University resulting in getting scholarships and offer for faculty exchange programme. The amount of time the students spends in the campus provides relishing experience to them which they can embrace and cherish for the rest of their lives. Through constant industry visits, village adoption programme, internship and many more, the students develop into all-rounder for which finest companies like Wipro, Infosys, Capgemini, CGI and NTT Data recruits them with decent salary packages.
Dr. Regeena J Murli, Managing Director
The Managing Director of Jeppiaar Engineering College, Dr. Regeena J Murli is an active advocator of industry-focused education. She has led the college from its fledgling state to an institution to reckon with and being a philanthropist is associated with many NGOs offering support to the needy and disadvantaged sections of the society. Her contribution to nation building and cultural development is very significant as she ensures that students imbibe not only technical education but also the values of life. She has been honored with the Inspiring Women Icon Award in 2017.