For every progress in every field all round the world, there is involvement of a vast number of personnel associated with it. Amongst them, by even little means there is involvement of the Engineers who relentlessly work in putting up a spectacle that the whole world sees. To aggravate the rise of these professionals is an initiative at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College. The institution was established in 1994. After utmost dedicated service of 13 years, it attained the autonomous stature in 2007. It has been serving the society for 20 years and is still heading strong.
Having a student intake with cut off marks of 195 and above, the institution puts the autonomy stature toward updation of curriculum and revival of teaching methods that go hand in hand with the fluctuations of the industry. With broad curriculum and faculty being the major strength of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, the institution adds electives to introduce concepts of inter-disciplinary lectures on basis of the feedbacks of the industry as a major stake-holder. There is revision and updation of the curriculum that is amply supported by faculty. The total on campus faculty consists of 323 Professors; out of them 63 are PhD holders. Every faculty member has an average experience of 8 plus years in the field of teaching. More than 60 percent of faculties have served for more than ten years in the institution. Their affinity and retention has helped in confidently carrying out and functioning of any novel initiative that is attempted at the institution as an autonomous body.
The independent curriculum is designed by the Board of Studies for every program including Bachelors or Masters. It consists of nominated members of the institution, members of industry and research and development establishment members from CSIR, IIT and Indian Institute of Science and the senior alumni. The curriculum once designed undergoes various tests and speculations by the other boards and redesigned as per the needs and trends of the current industry. It also includes industry immersion training for the faculty where they camp in the industry and learn by seeing the best practices and pass it on to the students. The institution has members of Intel in the board of electronic and communication engineering that actively engage in curriculum design and modifications.
Dr. Alamelu, Principal, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College; when asked about the IT content says; "IT is only a tool for any engineering application. Curriculum includes minimal computer knowledge given to all students irrespective of the branch of studies." The inter-disciplinary lectures offered at SREC help in successful planning on a student's overall development. The institution offers flexibility for students in order to have an integrated holistic approach with an objective to find solution to a problem.
Problem solving techniques are developed and holistically encouraged through the research offered at the institution. Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College on an average receives research funding of over one crore from various funding agencies like AICTE, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and such. The current year has received two fundings from Department of Science and Technology. The institution offers their best approaches towards research on a platter.
Having one of the best facilities in nano technology in the state of Tamil Nadu, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College has industry interaction often that by par helps its students in getting aware of the scenario in the world out of campus. There is present an official who liaisons with the industry. In this front there are activities taken up like offering internships to students that eventually turn into a job offer. There is also frequent conduction of training programs for industry professionals in the campus that strengthen the relations with the industry. The institution has collaborative projects with the industry and consultancy assignments. In this regard, the institution has strong ties with corporates like L&T, PRICOL and such.
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College substantially expands its roots and relations with industry with more ties with companies for the 2014 placements. It offers more placement opportunity to its students. The largest section of students is placed in the highest package. Having received its highest package of 6.5 lakh in this year, the graph is projected to rise with the coming years with the rising number of tie-ups. With 70 percent students already placed and ready to join, Internships still are in the process for campus recruitment. Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, with its extensive methods and research and relentless pursuit towards the industry, is determined to provide problem solvers with an integrated approach that believes Engineering is rather done than learnt as a subject.
Dr. N. R. Alamelu:
She is the principal of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College. She holds a Ph.D in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore. She obtained her Masters Degree in Applied Electronics from Madras University and Bachelors Degree with honors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. She has 30 years of academic experience in various positions at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Mohamed Sathak Group of Institutions, Dr.MGR Educational and Research Institute and Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology. She is presently the Chairperson of IEEE Madras Section and member of Academic Council, Anna University, Chennai.