Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Engineering colleges with largest student intake

THE opening up of deemed university status to standalone engineering and management colleges has enabled some of these institutions to drastically increase capacity in the last two to three years. While the recent decision by the government to derecognise some of them came as a jolt, the Supreme Court’s decision to maintain status quo has resulted in most of these colleges moving further up on their growth path.

SL. No Institutions Location State Intake Exam
1 SRM University Chennai Tamil Nadu 4,965 SRMEEE & ATA
2 VIT Vellore Vellore Tamil Nadu 2,043 VITEEE
3 Institute of Technical Education and Research Bhubaneswar Orissa 1,620 SAAT & AIEEE
4 Manav Rachna International University Faridabad Haryana 1,590 ENAT & AIEEE
5 Karunya University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 1,386 KEE
6 Vignan’s Foundation for Sci Tech & Research Vadiamudi AP 1,040 AIEEE
7 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 1,240 Amrita EEE
8 St. Peter’s University, Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu 1,120 ENAT & others
9 Sharda University, Noida Noida UP 1,080 ENAT & others
10 Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal Karnataka 1,025 ENAT
11 Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute Chennai Tamil Nadu 1,000 AIEEE
12 Lovely Professional University Phagwara Punjab 960 AIEEE
13 Mewar University Chittorgarh Rajasthan 960 AIEEE
14 BITS Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 837 BITSAT

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While some of the deemed universities like Amrita have begun to produce academic work of good quality, all of them have infrastructure of a reasonable quality. Some of these colleges like SRM have multi-location campuses while many others like VIT boast of a truly international student body. Most of them have student exchange programmes with different universities. What stands in good stead for the student is the assurance of a certain level of infrastructure and resource availability, though the level of teaching and learning experience vary widely. With individual admission processes and large capacities, these colleges do provide a better chance of obtaining an admission vis-à-vis some of the comparable state colleges. So it makes sense to keep some of these colleges in your consideration set.

SRM University

What began as a standalone engineering college in the year 1985, is today a multi-campus, multidisciplinary institution. In 2006, SRM gained deemed university status, and today it offers courses in engineering, medicine, management, science and humanities, though it is known for its engineering college. Admitting students through a national entrance test, nearly 80 percent of the students hail from outside Tamil Nadu.

The Kattankulathur campus, spread over 600 acres, is almost a township with an auditorium and 100 online smart classrooms. The library resource centre houses 112,490 volumes of books comprising 42,522 titles, and subscribes to 192 national and 71 international periodicals as well. The Semester Abroad Program sponsors meritorious students, to spend one semester at an overseas university such as MIT, Carnegie Mellon, UC Davis, Warwick and Western Australia. The Corporate Advisory Board initiative, the institute claims, facilitates collaboration between SRM and companies across industries.

SRM Research Institute, a unit of SRM University, is an initiative aimed at supporting applied research and engineering activities. According to the college, financial assistance is available in the form of 50 percent fee waivers to students who score over 90% in CBSE and above 95% in state board examinations. A Founder’s Scholarship provides a full waiver plus a stipend of Rs. 1,000 per month to top state, SRMEEE, JEE and AIEEE rankers, sports persons and students from specific socio-economic segments. The campus currently has 15 hostels of which nine are for men, and six for women.

Location: Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu.

Director: Dr. P.K.A. Muniswaran

Flagship programme: BE (Honours)

Entrance exam: SRMEEE

Student intake: 240 (Civil), 240 (Mechanical), 120 (Automobile), 120 (Aerospace), 120 (Mechatronics), 300 (Electrical and Communication), 60 (Telecommunication), 180 (Electrical and Electronic), 120 (Electrical and Instrumentation), 120 (Instrumentation and Control), 240 (Computer Science), 120 (Information Technology), 180 (Biotechnology), 60 (Biomedical), 40 (Bioprocess), 60 (Bioinformatics), 60 (Genetic), 60 (Food Process), 120 (Chemical), 60 (Nanotechnology), 40 (Nuclear)

Full-time faculty: 415 (Professors - 70,
Assistant Professors - 645)

Fees (full course): Rs. 600,000

Board & lodging (two years): Rs. 106,000
Approval/Accreditation: NBA, AICTE, NAAC, UGC

Average placement salary: Not available
Top recruiters: ITC, HDFC Bank, Infotech Enterprises, Pearson, Microsoft

Other programmes: BArch, ME

Other campuses: Ramapuram, Modi Nagar

Web site:

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Location: Phagwara, Punjab

Chancellor: Mr. Ashok K. Mittal
Flagship programme: BE/BTech (Honours)
Entrance exam: AIEEE
Student intake: 255 [60 (Computer Science),90 (Electronics and Communication), 30 (Information Technology), 30 (Instrumentation and Control),45 (Mechanical)]
Disciplines: Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Information Technology, Instrumentation and Control, Mechanical, Civil, Biotechnology
Full-time faculty: Not Available
Fees (full course): Rs. 556,000
Board & lodging (two years): Not Available
Approval/Accreditation: UGC approved
Average placement salary: Not Available
Top recruiters: Premier Global, Infosys, RBS, Omega Martini Services, Unicon Investment Solutions
Other programmes: MBA, BA, BArch, MTech
Other campuses: None
Web site:
Lovely Professional University

Spread across a 600-acre campus, LPU is a private university, semi-residential university, located at Phagwara.

The university currently has a total intake of 35,000 students, and offers diplomas, UG, PG and Doctoral programmes across various disciplines. In terms of infrastructure, LPU has laboratories, an auditorium and a central library.

It claims to provide free Internet access, with a 100 MBPS, and the campus is Wi-Fi enabled. The university has over 90 computer labs, 5,000 computer terminals with Dual-Core and core 2 Duo processors and 1000 KVA of online uninterrupted power supply (UPS). Each school also has its own well equipped libraries.

Financial aid is available based on the score by students in the LPU Test for Financial Aid (LPU-TFA), conducted by the university. The institute has academic alliances with the following companies: EMC2 Corporation, SAP, Sun Academic Initiatives, SUN Microsystems, and has partnered with AISEC.

Student counsellors provide confidential services on campus to address personal and relationship problems, homesickness, study issues, addictive behaviour, et al. There are separate hostels for girls and boys on campus.
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Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Dean: Prof. (Dr.) K.K. Mishra
Flagship programme: BTech
Entrance exam: SAAT (Siksha Anusandhan Admission Test)
Student intake: 1,620 [(240 (Electrical), 240 (Electronics and Communication), 240 (Computer Science), 240 (Mechanical), 120 (Information Technology), 240 (Advanced Electronics and Instrumentation), 120 (Civil), 120 (Electrical and Electronics), 60 (Information and Control)]
Disciplines: Electrical, Electronics and Communication, Computer Science, Mechanical, Advanced Electronics and Instrumentation, Civil
Full-time faculty: 345
Fees (full course): Rs. 480,000
Board & lodging (two years): Rs. 64,000
Approval/Accreditation: AICTE approved, NBA and NAAC accredited
Average placement salary: Not available
Top recruiters: Infosys, TCS, L&T Integrated Engineering Services, Wipro
Other programmes: MTech
Other campuses: None
Web site:

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Institute of Tech Education & Research

Established in 1996-97, the institute is spread over 40 acres of landscaped area within the corporation limits of Bhubaneswar. ITER has 14 academic disciplines and currently, 5,600 students are enrolled at the institute.

Infrastructure includes two conference halls equipped with audio visual, multimedia facilities and 6 air-conditioned seminar halls, audio visually equipped with roof-mounted LCD/DLP projectors and Internet connection.

ITER has a well equipped centralised computer centre, which is always functional with a number of servers and over 250 Pentium-IV computers in LAN setting and Wi-Fi connectivity systems.

The library has 60,000 volumes with 5,746 titles besides e-journals. It is fully computerised with LIBSYS software which helps in accessing a wide range of material, both in print and in electronic.

MoUs have been signed with IIT Bhubaneswar, IMMT Bhubaneswar, NALCO, CIPET, Infosys, Mindtree, Hexaware, and Wipro, which entail industrial visit by the students, in-plant training, students’ projects, human resources exchange programme, short-term courses, seminars, symposia, computer and web-based training, development of technology support, sponsored PhD and MS projects at SOA University, and consultancy.

ITER’s Placement Cell equips students for recruitments through counselling sessions for overall personality development, training through GDs, personal interviews, industry readiness tests and other soft skills.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Headquartered in Coimbatore, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is spread over 339 acres of land, and has campuses at Amritapuri, Kochi, Bangalore and Mysore, and offers courses in Business Administration, Computer Applications, Engineering and Technology, Arts and Sciences.

Extensive libraries exist at all Amrita campuses. The library of the Amrita School of Engineering at the Coimbatore campus comprises of 44,500 volumes of books, 36,690 titles, 278 national journals, 47 international journals, 3,500 online journals, 10 databases and computer and reprographic facilities. All libraries are computerised using OPAC. Library or manual automation software such as LIBSYS is also used. Amrita’s five campuses, put together, have nearly 350 classrooms, and the three Schools of Engineering have nearly 100 fully-equipped, hi-tech labs. 102 classrooms and 45 labs of these are at Coimbatore.

Full-time students may be employed as Project Associates on funded research projects by the university, provided there is an overlap between the student’s area of research and the focus of the funded project.

The university has signed MoUs with various overseas universities such as University of California, Davis, USA, University of Tokyo, Japan, and King’s College, London, to facilitated internships, fellowships and other intiatives.
Additionally, five American Universities including the University of California campuses at Berkeley and San Diego, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, and State University of New York at Buffalo, will join Indian institutions led by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, ISRO, and the Department of Science and Technology to enhance science and engineering education in India over Edusat. This venture is funded by Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Cadence. In terms of residential facility, the Coimbatore campus has 6 boys’ and two girls’ hostels, which accommodate 3,515 boys and 410 girls, respectively.

Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Chancellor: Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Flagship programme: BTech

Entrance exam: AEE (Amrita Entrance Exam)

Student intake: 1,240

Disciplines: Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical

Full-time faculty: Not available

Fees (full course): Rs. 411,100

Board & lodging (two years): Not available

Approval/Accreditation: AICTE approved, NBA accredited

Average placement salary: Not available

Top recruiters: Accenture, Bank of Baroda,
Microsoft, Symantec, TCS

Other programmes: MTech, MCA, MBA,
Other campuses: Amritapuri, Kochi, Mysore, Bangalore

Web site:

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Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Chancellor: Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
Flagship programme: BE (Honours), BTech
Entrance exam: KEE (Karunya Entrance Exam)
Student intake: 1,386
Disciplines: Civil, Computer Science,Electronics and Communication,Electronic and Electrical, Electronics and
Instrumentation, Mechanical,
Electronics, Information Technology,Biotechnology, Bioinformatics,Aeronautical, Food Processing Full-time faculty: 430 (Supporting - 220)
Fees (full course): Rs. 556,000
Board & lodging (two years): Rs. 73,000
Approval/Accreditation: AICTE approved, NCTE and NAAC accredited
Average placement salary: Not available
Top recruiters: US Technologies,
Tata Consultancy Services,
Reliance Life Insurance, ABN Amro,
Ashok Leyland
Other programmes: BTech, ME, MBA, MCA
Other campuses: None
Web site:
Karunya University

Located 25 km away from Coimbatore, The Karunya Institute of Technology was started as a private self-financing engineering college in 1986. I

t now has 10 schools, which provide undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various fields. Loan scholarships are available to poor students as well as endowment awards to students who excel in their studies and in sports.

Infrastructural features include 2,200 LAN-enabled PCs with Internet connection. The college library stocks 59,000 volumes, 275 international and national journals, and online access to several journals. Karunya has signed MoUs with universities across the world, through which it aims to establish student and faculty exchanges, and set up joint research projects.

The university has also collaborated with 25 technical institutions. For instance, Microsoft provides students with free e-learning of Microsoft’s certified courses.

The Centre for Industrial Collaboration interacts with industries through various programmes to impart application knowledge and integrated industrial training to the students and faculty, along with live industrial projects, placement through campus interviews and industrial collaborations.

According to the website, about 80% of eligible final year students, who seek a placement, are placed with reputed organisations through campus placements.

A fully-residential campus, Karunya has 11 hostels on its campus, which accommodate 7,200 students. Internet centres are available in the hostels.
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Sharda University

Established in 2009 as a state private university, Sharda University, has five schools (Engineering and Technology, Business Studies, Allied Sciences and Creative Arts, Dental Sciences, Medical Sciences and Research) offering a variety of courses.

SU has six conference halls, an auditorium with a seating capacity of 235, and 14 playgrounds. Each school has its own library, and the institute has a well-stacked electronic library with OPAC to cater to the needs of students along with electronic resources.

It claims to offer financial assistance through stipend and assistantship on income and merit-cum-means basis, as well as fee waivers. International collaborations have been established with the Association of Business Executives, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, and the Community College of Texas on biodiesel research.

All students enrolled in the placement programme are eligible for the Campus Recruitment Programme. A Research and Technology Development Centre (RTDC) has been established to explore research in the areas of science, engineering and medicine. Work on the piezoelectric transformer is being supported by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India.

The RTDC is also involved in research on photovoltaic technology development of Nano pores, Nano size particles, Biodiesel etc. RTDC is exploring technological development of biodiesel in collaboration with Community College Texas and also working to introduce short-term course on biodiesel.
There are six hostels on the SU campus, each with a capacity of 270 students. There are seven more hostels in the pipeline. The campus also has separate accommodations for boys and girls, with some common facilities

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Chancellor: Pradeep Kumar Gupta

Flagship programme: BE/BTech (Honours)

Entrance exam: AIEEE/UPSEE/DCE/CAT/MAT/SAT/GMAT/ENAT/EMAT or SURE (Sharda University Record Examination)

Student intake: 1,080

Disciplines: Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Electronics and Instrumentation, Civil, Biotechnology, Automobile

Full-time faculty: 57 (Professors-4, Assistant Professors-42, Lecturers-8, Associate Professor-3)

Fees (full course): Rs. 500,000

Board & lodging (two years): Not Available
Approval/Accreditation: UGC

Average placement salary: Not Available

Top recruiters: IBM, Wipro, TCS, HCL, L&T Infotech

Other programmes: MTech, MBA., BBA, MBBS,

Other campuses: None

Web site:
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Location: Vadlamudi, Andhra Pradesh
Chancellor: Dr. L. Rathaiah
Flagship programme: BTech
Entrance exam: V-SAT’10 or AIEEE/JEE or EAMCET
Student intake: 1040 [20 (Biotechnology), 20 (Chemical), 40(Civil), 120 (Computer Science), 60 (Information Technology), 120 (Electrical and Electronics), 420 (Electronics and Communication), 180 (Mechanical), 60 (Mechatronics)]
Full-time faculty: 256 (Professors-26, Associate Professors-50, Assistant Professors-180)
Fees (full course): Rs. 349,000 Board & lodging (two years): Rs. 110,000
Approval/Accreditation: AICTE and UGC approved, NBA accredited
Average placement salary: Rs. 174,000
Top recruiters: TATA Consultancy, Applabs, Sutherland Global Services, ICICI Prudential,
Infosys Technologies
Other programmes: MTech, MBA
Other campuses: None Vignan University

Set on a 31-acre campus, Vignan University, located 15 km away from Guntur, houses eight engineering schools, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across disciplines. Bright students can avail of full-fee and part-fee waiver scholarships for their undergrad studies.

The campus has two open air theatres, each with a seating capacity for 1,500-2,000 students. The central library houses more than 40,000 volumes, audio-visual materials and approximately 200 national and international journals. I

t can seat 600 students and has an enclave for research students. Global associations have been forged with the University of Fraser Valley, Canada, Edinburgh Napier University, UK and University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA.

The institute claims that its UG and PG students can pursue their projects with BHEL, ECIL & BEL. Besides, some corporations might support incubation centres at the campus. The Placement & Training Cell organises several training sessions by in-house faculty and guest lecturers to help improve soft skills and domain knowledge, to prepare students for placements.

Hostel facilities are there for around 1,000 students, and the food available on campus is mostly vegetarian.
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Manipal Institute of Technology

Established 57 years back, Manipal University is spread over 600 acres of green expanse and is home to 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in several disciplines. MIT offers graduate programmes in 16 disciplines and postgraduate programmes in 21 streams.
Each engineering discipline has its own laboratories. The Electrical & Electronics Department, for instance, has a Circuits & Measurements Lab, Integrated Electronics Lab, an Electrical Machinery Lab, a Power Electronics Lab and a Microprocessors & Embedded Systems Lab.

The MIT library comprises books (89,348), journals subscribed for the year 2009 (248), online journals (1184), back volumes of journals (10,166), CDs (2500) and video cassettes (764). E-PAC (Internet enabled Public Access Catalogue) helps the users in searching the various documents available in the library. IT facilities on campus include the Data Centre, PeopleSoft Enterprise, E-learning and Manipal Group-wide Connectivity (Manipal GWC).
Students must complete a project in the 8th semester for four to six months, and the institute encourages companies who recruit in final placements to accept interns. The institute has a placement cell in place, headed by a faculty and coordinated by student representatives.

Seed money is provided to transform an idea into a product for select ideas with commercial potential. Thrust areas for such projects comprise IT in Healthcare and Agriculture and Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation System. The Innovation Centre comprises a lab facility for design, emulation and testing for electrical sciences. The MIT hostel can house 6,080 students, and the school encourages all students to stay on campus, and it is mandatory for all first-year students to reside in the hostels.

Location: Manipal, Karnataka

Chancellor: Dr. Ramdas M. Pai

Flagship programme: BE/BTech (Honours)

Entrance exam: ENAT (EPSI National Admission Test)

Student intake: 1,025

Disciplines: Aeronautical, Automobile, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic, Electronics and Communication, Information and Communication, Instrumentation and Control, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Industrial and Production, Printing Technology

Full-time faculty: Not available

Fees (full course): Rs. 580,500 + $30,000-50,000

Board & lodging (two years): Rs. 120,000 to Rs. 150,000

Approval/Accreditation: AICTE approved, NBA and NAAC accredited

Average placement salary: Rs. 330,000
Top recruiters: Microsoft, Yahoo, IBM, Cisco, Honda Motors, GE

Other programmes: BArch, Integrated MBA, MSc, BSc, MCA., MTech, MDS, MPharm, MBA, MD, BA, MS, MPhil.

Other campuses: Dubai, Mangalore

Web site:

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Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Chancellor: Dr.(Mrs.) T. Bhanumathi
Flagship programme: BE/BTech (Honours)
Entrance exam: ENAT (EPSI National Admission Test), SPIHER (St. Peter’s Institute of Higher
Education and Research) Entrance Test
Student intake: 1,120
Disciplines: Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Electrical and Engineering, Mechanical, Production, Electrical and Instrumentation, Chemical, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Civil, Biomedical, Aeronautics, Automobile
Full-time faculty: 369 (Professor-57, Assistant Professor-64, Lecturer-258)
Fees (full course): Rs. 250,000
Board & lodging (two years): Not available
Approval/Accreditation: AICTE approved,NBA accredited
Average placement salary: Not available
Top recruiters: Not available
Other programmes: MBA, MCA, Science and Humanities
Other campuses: None
Web site:
St. Peter’s University

Located in Anna Salai, Chennai, St. Peter’s University was established in 1993, and became Deemed-to-be-University from 2008-09 onwards.

Each engineering discipline has its own laboratories.

For instance, the aeronautical engineering department has these laboratories: Basic Workshop, Aero Dynamics Laboratory, Aircraft Structures Laboratory-I & II, Aircraft Structures Repair Laboratory, CAD Laboratory and a Computer Aided Manufacturing Laboratory.

The library services are automated through using the standard library software package called ‘AutoLib’. Infrastructural facilities include laboratories, 24x7 internet connectivity, guest rooms, health care, seminar halls etc. Guest lectures, industrial visits, and conferences are conducted regularly.

SPU recently signed an MoU with the university Canada West, Canada, and has been a signatory of MoUs with other national and international institutes too.

Separate hostels are available for boys and girls with the total built-up area of 17,000 sq.m, which have reading rooms, TV rooms and recreation halls.

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Vellore Institute of Technology

Located in Vellore, VIT offers programmes in Science and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Buisness Administration as well as Computer Applications.

Almost a self-contained township, the campus has adequate classrooms, hostels and other facilities that go with a first class college. The library has a video conferencing facility and also provides classroom teaching through Eklavya, EDUSAT programmes and NPTEL video courses in the different fields of education. Apart from a central library each school has seperate libraries.

Corporations have set up centres like Centre of Excellence for CISCO Advanced Networking, Red Hat Linux Competency Centre, Microsoft NET Centre etc. Regular national and international conferences/symposia and workshops are hosted on the campus.

VIT is the first educational institution in India to get international accreditations for its programmes by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Energy Institute, United Kingdom, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) of USA, ISO 9002 certificate by the DNV (Det Norske Veritas), Netherlands. Companies such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have also accredited VIT.

The institute has also developed academic partnerships with reputed universities around the world, signing more than 70 MoUs (with developed countries like USA, UK, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Australia). Faculty members from partner universities visit VIT to deliver short-term lectures.

The Semester Abroad Programme (SAP) encourages students to complete their last semester project work at an overseas university. VIT also has a corpus of Rs. 30 lakhs to provide financial support to the needy students. VIT has started many joint/twinning programmes with options of dual degree with renowned universities in Europe and the USA.
The institute has a Placement and Training Centre, which offers information, advice, guidance and support to students.

Location: Vellore

Chancellor: Dr. G. Viswanathan

Flagship programme: BE/BTech

Entrance exam: VITEEE (VIT Engineering
Entrance Examination)

Student intake: 2,043

Disciplines: Bioinformatics, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Civil, Mechanical, Energy, Automotive, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Electronics and Communication

Full-time faculty: Not Available

Fees (full course): Rs. 329,000

Board & lodging (two years): Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 188,000

Approval/Accreditation: AICTE approved, NBA and NAAC accredited

Average placement salary: Not Available
Top recruiters: Not Available

Other programmes: MTech, MCA, MSc

Other campuses: None

Web site:

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Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Chancellor: Mr. A.C. Shanmugam
Flagship programme: BE (Honours)
Entrance exam: AIEEE, MGR’s common entrance test
Student intake: 1,000
Disciplines: Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electronics and Instrumentation, Instrumentation and Control, Automobile, Production, Industrial
Full-time faculty: 287 (Professors-57, Assistant Professors-88, Lecturers-166)
Fees (full course): Rs. 143,500 to Rs. 273,500
Board & lodging (two years): Rs. 110,000
Approval/Accreditation: AICTE and UGC approved, NBA and NAAC accredited
Average placement salary: Rs. 250,000
Top recruiters: Infosys, Caritor, Sutherland, Softlogic, L&T Infotech
Other programmes: MCA, MBA, MTech, MS, PhD, MBBS, BDS, MPT, BSc
Other campuses: None
Web site:
Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute

“Our students are to be Job creators and not Job seekers,” is the mission of this institute, which received deemed university status in the year 2003. Fully endowed, the institute has six laboratories, an auditorium, hostels and multimedia classrooms in addition to a departmental libraries.

Currently the placement rate is at 71%, but keeping in sync with the mission statement, the placement & training cell encourages entrepreneurship.

The cell organises workshops and training in the areas of soft skills, aptitude and technical skills, in collaboration with organisations such as the British Council and finishing schools. Foreign collaborations are also on. An entrepreneur cell to promote self employment on the part of the students, is in the pipeline.

Research at the university has grown over the past few years and there are currently 73 university research staff, 262 external supervisors and 308 PhD research students, research officers and assistants. Besides this, a number of candidates are pursuing MS Programmes as well.

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Mewar University

Located in the Aravali ranges, the university is spread across 30 acres at Gangrar, just 12 km away from Chittorgarh town. It is a residential campus with facilities for the students, faculty and staff. Being the only university in the district, it especially benefits students from nearby districts such as Bhilwara, Neemuch, Rajsamand, Banswara, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh, Bundi, Udaipur (Rural) and Kota.

The campus has a fully computerised central library which stocks about 50,000 titles and a large collection of video/audio CDs. Industries and company information sources are also made available to the students. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled with a 2MBPS broadband connection for students’ use. The main computer lab is spread over 450 square metres and all machines have 24x7 online UPS power supply back-up by 750 KVA DG sets.

Scholarships are available as follows: MU Scholarships (75% tuition fee exemption to students securing 90% and above in 10+2) and Meritorious student Scholarships (25% of tuition fee free for students who secure 85% and above in 10+2).

The topper from each faculty is reimbursed tuition fees for one full year. Also, one student from each faculty, adjudged for excellence in extra-curricular activities like sports, oratory, presentation and cultural activity, will be reimbursed 50% of the tuition fee. The PDP programme for students is designed to equip students with skills such as workplace discipline, effective communication, office etiquette, to face the corporate world.

Location: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Chancellor: Shri Ashok Kumar Gadiya
Flagship programme: BE/BTech (Honours)
Entrance exam: AIEEE / Any national or state-level Engineering Entrance Exam
Student intake: 960
Disciplines: Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Information Technology, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Polymer & Chemical Engineering
Full-time faculty: 32
Fees (full course): Rs. 233,000
Board & lodging (two years): Not Available
Approval/Accreditation: AICTE approved, NBA accredited
Average placement salary: Not Available
Top recruiters: Not Available
Other programmes: MTech, MBA, BCom, BCA, BJMC, BEd, BFD, BBA
Other campuses: None
Web site:

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BITS Pilani

BITS started off in the early 1900s as a small school. By 1964, it had grown into a set of colleges offering programmes right from Humanities to Engineering and was finally brought together as one Indian university and was rechristened as the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani or BITS, Pilani.

In the engineering discipline, the institute offers integrated first degree programmes, higher degree programmes and Doctoral programmes, which are designed to allow as many components of science and applied science as are necessary for graduates to function effectively and efficiently in the technological society. Students can also pursue a double degree.

The BITS library, housed in a 65,000 Sq.ft. space, it has over 228,000 volumes, including books and bound volumes relating to Science and Technology, Management, Social Sciences and Humanities. The Practice School (PS), an internship programme, enables students to work in the real world for seven-and-a-half months; the classroom is taken to a professional settings such as national laboratories, financial institutions, R&D centres, software and healthcare organisations, where students and faculty get involved in real-life problems. Credits obtained by the student at the station form a part of his total credit towards his degree.

The institute has a structured placement process, and companies are contacted two months ahead of the placement week. With its track record and enviable alumni network placements are a breeze at BITS, Pilani. The Research and Consultancy Division’s focus areas include Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Economic and Finance.

Location: Pilani, Rajasthan

Director: Mr. G. Raghuram

Flagship programme: BE Honours

Entrance exam: BITSAT

Student intake: 837

Disciplines: Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Mechanical, Manufacturing

Full-time faculty: 162 (Professors – 17,
Assistant Professors – 44, Associate Professors -10, Lecturers – 91)

Fees (full course): Rs. 561,000

Board & lodging (two years): Rs. 46,000
Approval/Accreditation: NAAC

Average placement salary: Rs. 400,000

Top recruiters: Adobe, Airtel, Bajaj Allianz,
Infosys, Samsung, Tata

Other programmes: BPharm (Hons), MSc (Hons) MSc(Tech), ME, MPharm, MPhil. MBA

Other campuses: Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai

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