About Saranathan College of Engineering, [SCE] Thiruchirapalli
Saranathan College of Engineering was founded by “Vidya Seva Ratnam”, “Guru Seva Mani” Auditor Sri. K. Santhanam in the year 1998. It was so named in respectful memory of his Guru Principal Saranathan, the greatest ever Principal of National College. It is a self financing college approved by AICTE and affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.
The college was temporarily (approx. 2 years) located in the Seshasayee Institute of Technology, thanks to the gracious permission from the Honorary Secretary and Correspondent of that Institution, Er. G. Sundaram and shifted to its current sprawling 40 acre campus on the Chennai – Madurai Expressway at Panjappur on 3rd January 2000 and was formally inaugurated on 19th October 2000, by “Peraasiriyar K Anbazhagan, the then Minister of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu.
The college has a current annual intake of 600 students for the 6 branches offered at the undergraduate level and 174 students for the 5 courses offered at the post-graduate level.
With a built up area of 200000 sq ft, 8 seminar halls and a state of the art library with more than 40000 books and 225 periodicals and journals (both national and international), the college offers the ideal environment for the students to absorb and assimilate the top class technical education and professional training offered.
The college has a well equipped Computer Centre and has installed internet with 15 Mbps connectivity. The entire college is networked with unique log-in IDs and passwords for each student. The Computer Centre takes great pride in the fact that they have installed and run a dedicated “cloud centre”.
The Faculty with an outstanding academic background and sound conceptual knowledge of contemporary engineering studies and practices ably complete the process of converting the budding students into employable technocrats. Thus the faculty is research oriented is evident from the fact that quite a few of them already hold Ph.D degrees and many more are pursuing their Ph.D studies. Thus the University recognizes such talent is obvious when the university bestows the college is a “nodal centre” of the university for their on-going Quality Improvement Circle (QIC). In addition, a few of our faculty members are also a part of the Board of Studies and contribute to the framing of syllabi for the various courses that they have specialized in. They also serve the role of reviewers in reputed journals by show-casing their academic acceptability in the peer community of eminent educationists. That this whole process is completed keeping in mind the College Vision, Mission and Quality policy is an achievement that the Faculty takes pride in.