The foremost reason that modern day engineers are becoming unemployable is the lack of proper and relevant communication skills which is a vital skill required to ace an interview. Majority of the recruiters hire candidates with an impressive and confident personality. In the words of Dr. E.B. Perumal Pillai, Principal of R.M.K College of Engineering and Technology, "Due to the special training that we give to the students starting from the very first year regarding personality development and communication skills, our engineering students are readily employable from the reputed companies which visit our campus every year." During the very first year of starting the institute- R.M.K College of Engineering and Technology (RMKCET), the college produced impressive placement figures of 90 percent, which is a staggering achievement in itself. Some of the regular recruiters are renowned organisations such as IBM India Private Limited, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and Robert Bosch India Limited. Since its inception in 2008, RMKCET prides itself in delivering excellent placement opportunities by stressing completely on academic performances of the students.
The prime reason behind the success of this institute is the tireless work of highly qualified faculty members. With an unparalleled and genuine concern of for students the faculty provides great inspiration and motivation to its students. A bulk of the faculty comprises of either PhD holders or those who are actively pursuing their PhD. Hence, the academic strength of this college is highlighted by the vastly experienced and skilled professors. Besides this, the faculty involve themselves in frequent research, thereby staying updated with the current market trends. Dr. Pillai says that the proof of this can be seen from their five patents which are officially recognized from esteemed bodies such as ISRO, AICTE and CSIR. The eminent faculty of the institute have also provided industry-related training to employees of various respected companies such as Sun Mig Industries, Madras Metal Caps and Excel Enterprises. This complements the guest lectures by prominent professors, scientists and experts from different industries which are organized regularly. This collectively ensures that the students get adequate preparation and experience.
Dr. Pillai proclaims, "Throughout the country, our college is among the very few academic institutions wherein technology giant Apple has set up technical centers. This has been made possible because of the quality of training facilitated to the students and the subsequent research ideas they come up with." The students are educated in all necessary soft skills, discipline and etiquette which are needed for climbing the ladder in any industry. Special care is taken for the proper transformation of the engineering aspirants into employable engineers and technocrats. This can be observed through the meticulous training which is given to the job seekers to face the interviews, complete the aptitude tests and ultimately obtain their dream job successfully. This has brought about remarkable changes in their general attitude towards education and learning.
The students are also taken for industrial visits twice in a semester to major companies such as Ashok Leyland, HCL and even Atomic Power Plants. This results in them getting a first-hand experience about the operational features of these companies and intricate knowledge regarding the expectations of their potential future employers. The Staff and Students' Chapters of Indian Society for Technical Education also play a major role in bridging the gap between education and modern technological advancements through organising numerous programmes inside the campus. R.M.K. College of Engineering and Technology often conducts several corporate events in collaboration with leading software companies such as Infosys, Wipro and Accenture Services India Limited. This has been made possible due to the several MoU which were signed with these distinguished corporate companies.
Due to the painstaking efforts taken by the placement cell in association with the professors, almost all of the eligible students get placed before end of the final year. The college also administers priceless advice and guidance to the other students who desire to continue their education from reputed universities all across the world by conducting mock exams related to entrance exams such as GRE and GMAT. Therefore, each and every individual associated with the R.M.K College of Engineering and Technology invariably has a successful and fruitful career. Dr. Pillai concludes by saying that, "We place a lot of emphasis on the overall career development of the students and we are also aiming at a possible 100 percent placement record."
Dr. E.B. Perumal Pillai
Dr. E.B. Perumal Pillai, Principal of R.M.K College of Engineering and Technology, has over 30 years of familiarity in the academic arena alongside prior industrial experience at the Tamil Nadu Public Works Department. He has been awarded the "Best Academic Administrator" award by the ASDF, an international non-profit organization focusing on research and education.
R.S. Munirathinam, Founder-Chairman of R.M.K College of Engineering and Technology is popular for his philanthropic attitude and outstanding service that he rendered as an elected member of the State Assembly of Tamil Nadu.