Where Success Repeats
Established by K. Ramkrishnan Group of Institutions, K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering and K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology are two different technical institutions united by a single mission: to empower the society through education.
A farmer’s son achieving the coveted engineering degree and setting up word-class technical institutions in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu may sound like a story for a silver screen script. However, the characters in this story are real. Dr. K. Ramakrishnan, hailing from an agricultural family with a B.E degree in production engineering, started his journey as an educational entrepreneur in the year 2000 with the establishment of M. Kumaraswami College of Engineering in the Karur district of Tamil Nadu. In a short span of time, M. Kumaraswami College of Engineering achieved a distinctive position for quality education and mark of discipline and hence, began to attract large number of students across the state. Understanding the difficulty faced by students in other localities to travel to Karur for higher education, he decided to start another engineering college in his name at Trichy and K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering came into existence in the year 2008.
Like M. Kumaraswami College of Engineering, K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering instilled the ideals of practical education, emphasizing on all the aspects that are relevant to real life scenarios. Despite establishing two technical institutions within the span of eight years, Dr. Ramakirshnan wanted something more to fulfill his vision of elevating rural pockets of Tamil Nadu as education hubs. Some of the inside stories claim that Dr. Ramakrishnan wanted to start an Arts and Management College, which would work in tandem with K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering at Trichy Campus. However, the demand for technical education at K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering was increasing with every passing year, which made a way to the establishment of K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology in 2010. Today, K. Ramakrishnan Group of Institutions is not just a place for the academic elite. The institutes pride themselves on being one of the nation’s most inclusive universities, offering quality technical education to many who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it.
Meera, who graduated from K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering in 2014, says “then a newly started institution, K. Ramkrishnan College of Engineering was not my preferred choice as I was unaware about the outcome. However, I decided to join because my family did not want me go to a distant place for higher education and there was an assurance of some of my close relatives who were already studying at K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering.” Currently employed at IBM, this electronics engineers does not have any regrets about not getting admission in an institute of her choice. Meera happily claims, “There was individual attention from all the faculty members on students, which helped us to identify our strengths and weaknesses. I do not think that I would be happier than I am, had I joined any other institution.”
However, Meera is not alone among the horde of students who were skeptical in the beginning to join the newly formed K. Ramkrishnan Group of Institutions. Aruna, an alumnus of K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology who is currently working with Wipro says, “Though K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology was very new, they had an active training and placement cell to ensure that everyone one of us are groomed to be ready for the job at the end. Indeed, a job after the course was something that they had promised when we took admissions.” The Training and Placement Cell organizes a number of training programs for the students of all semesters with the help of in-house experts and experts drawn from professional agencies. The activities have proved exceptionally useful in shaping the career of students.
While, students of K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering and Ramakrishnan College of Technology have been surpassing the expectations of the recruiters by bringing diverse skill sets to the table, the college management is pleased with the strong academic culture that they could ascertain among the students. In the recently concluded Graduation Day, K. Ramakrishnan Group of Institutions saw a total of 928 candidates receiving their degrees including 25 university rank holders of K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering and 27 university rank holders of K. Ramakrishanan College of Technology. With all the facilities for modern technical education that have been supported by quality faculty members, the institutions created by K. Ramakrishnan stand at the forefront of innovation, energy and enthusiasm and have taken the technical education to the next level.
We believe that by providing technical and skill based education to main stream engineering students, we are able to differentiate our graduates and give them real life advantages over graduates from more traditional institutions.
-Dr. K. Ramakrishnan
Despite being a technical institution, K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology has an excellent platform for students to hone their non-academic talents.
-Aruna S. (EEE 2011 – 15), currently works at Wipro
The emphasis on character building through discipline is something that makes K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering stand apart from other institutions.
-Meera (ECE 2010 -14), currently works at IBM
K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering
Providing four undergraduate programs and four postgraduate programs in engineering along with MBA, K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering is known for its academic excellence. Since the first batch of students graduated in 2012, the institute has been producing more than 20 university rank holders every year with an astonishing pass rate of over 85 percent. “Focusing on academic excellence is one way of attracting recruiters. As we are able to provide large number of eligible candidates, we get more number of companies every year for placements here,” claims Dr. D. Srinivasan, Principal, K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering.
With a clearly articulated employability strategy that is high profile, professional and relevant to students’ career aspirations, the institute has been able to maintain a good reputation amongst a variety of graduate employers. “To deliver the importance of placement to the students, we train them from the first year of engineering. Starting from Aptitude and Communication Training, we have both internal and external experts to groom students in various skills,” says Dr. Srinivasan. At present, K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering has more than 25 visiting companies who hire over 88 percentage of eligible students with packages ranging from Rs. 3.25 to Rs. 4.5 lakhs per annum. The institute has also established a strong industry-academia relationship to empower students to gear up for the challenges of the corporate world.
Today, with exceptional standards in the areas of infrastructure, intellectual capital, research and development, placements and industry institute interface, K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering strives hard to become an autonomous institute at the earliest possible time.
Our Mission is to provide opportunities for development of knowledge, soft skills and professional abilities to the faculty members and students and to bestow the youth with the best opportunities and academic ambience through various courses at graduate and postgraduate level.
-Dr. D. Srinivasan
Established in 2010, K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology has produced two batches of engineering graduates thus far. However, the institute has already achieved a placement figure of over 90 percent, which makes them a favorite among the newly established engineering institutions in the country. “Placements are a benchmark to the performance of any institute and it depicts the success and growth of the institution. As we are able to provide the necessary exposure through intensive and rigorous training throughout their curriculum, reputed industrial houses visit our institute regularly for the campus recruitment programs,” says Dr. S. Muruganandam, Principal, K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology.
What makes K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology unique is the rigorous training that takes place prior to the placements. This helps the graduates to be massively employable, enabling them to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the companies. The institute has an active Placement Cell that coordinates not only the hiring activities of the students but organizes various developmental activities that help in personality grooming and also gives them platforms to express themselves and enhance their employability skills. Dr. Muruganandam claims, “Apart from facilitating training and placements of students, we maintain good interface with industries of interest. Currently, we are associated with organization such as Inautix, TCS, Wipro, L&T InfoTech, Cognizant Technology Solutions and many more.” The institute has also included professional from the industries in the different Boards of Studies for reflecting the perspective of the industries in to the syllabus. “We aim at seeing every first year student becomes a flourishing engineer. Student’s achievement has made our institute to stand unique from other institutes in India,” concludes, Dr. Muruganandam.
The aim of our institute is to offer the best engineering education and to develop the young minds into an all-round personality to meet the growing challenges of industries and social needs of the country.
-Dr. S. Muruganandam