Started functioning from a remote area, one of the biggest challenges for the SRKR Engineering College was retaining its faculty members. This addressed this issue permanently by facilitating wages and incentives to the faculty members as per Government norms, allowing them to enjoy and remain to contribute to the growth of the institute. "The faculty members are not only retained, but are encouraged to work on their interest and are facilitated with research labs, giving an edge to their knowledge and expertise. Today, our faculty members are the pillars of our institutes' success," says Dr. G.P. Saradhi Varma, Principal, SRKR Engineering College. With faculty strength of 427, SRKR Engineering College enjoys the expertise of qualified and experienced faculty with 20+ years in academics and industry.
Recognized as scientific and industrial research organization, the SRKR Engineering College has a number of ongoing research funded programs by various organizations - Rs. 22 crore funded projects and more than 1800 publications. The SRKR Engineering College has 40+ collaborations with universities and institutes spread across the world including Singapore, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Netherlands and many more for research activities and faculty exchange programs. The institute has also collaborated with Stanford University and Harvard University for Skill Development programs. "We have established 14 centres-of-excellence and conduct research in the areas like Water & Environment Technology, Geo-Spatial Technologies, Metal Matrix Composites, Spatial Data Processing, Bioinformatics, Internet of Things, Biomedical & Image processing, RF Systems & Antennas, Space Technology" shares Dr. Varma.
The campus placement at the SRKR Engineering College has seen multinational giants like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Intel and many others recruiting the best brains from the campus.
The SRKR has recognized as Business Incubation Centre (MSME) by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and each of their department facilitated with innovation centres to encourage the student innovative projects. The institute has nine international product patents and nine start-ups have already come out of the SRKR Engineering College campus. "Our students get a lot of external funding from various Govt. Organizations for innovative projects. Now, more students are heading towards entrepreneurship and that shows their level confidence in what they are learning from here," opines Dr. Varma.
Nevertheless, the campus placement at the SRKR Engineering College has seen multinational giants like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Intel and many others recruiting the best brains from the campus. The SRKR Engineering College arranges Pre-placement training activities spread throughout the curriculum and duration of the course, which includes preparing students with their problem solving techniques, communication skills, aptitude and personality developments. Apart from placements, the institute also takes pride in having All India GATE rank holders among their students. Skill Development Centre is another feature of the institute that is plausible and the students are able to benefit a lot. The centre has collaborations with organizations such as NASSCOM, Microsoft, and Oracle for various skill trainings provided by industry experts.
As one of the oldest private technical institutions in the country, SRKR Engineering College has a strong alumni network today. For the last 37 years, the SRKR students are placed in number of top-notch organizations across the globe - counting 82 CEOs, 148 VPs, 20000 working professionals in 1400 companies and extending to a number of professional fields. Dr. Varma takes pride saying, "Our alumni members are very credible and work for their alma mater, because of the love and affection they carry for the growth of upcoming batches." As the SRKR Engineering College plans to become a deemed university and an International university, operating from a rural area, they truly stand on their success key - 'Learning by doing'
Dr. G.P. Saradhi Varma, Principal
Having academic experience of 24 years, Dr. Varma is the National Executive Council Member of ISTE, Board Member of IUCEE &GEDC and represents many more such organizations. He has been recognized as PhD Guide for Andhra University, Nagarjuna University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Krishna University and had produced 9 Ph.D thesis. He has published six books and 169 research papers in various national and international journals.