Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women–Empowering and Educating Women for a Better Tomorrow
Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women - The Knowledge Review

The college aims at shaping the Women students into healthy and disciplined young citizens of character and culture, and places special emphasis on practical and professional experience so as to enable them to secure employment in industries immediately after completion of their studies and training them to become entrepreneurial leaders of the future.

Peerless Educational, Recreational and Infrastructural Facilities

Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women (VCEW), located at Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode,Tamil Nadu, was established in the year 2001 with the objective to extend the frontiers of technical knowledge to rural women students and to empower them. The college imparts value based Hi-Tech education to women in order to prepare them for the global competition and empower them for the new era of technology. It provides free transport facility to women students, and operates a fleet of buses and vans, numbering more than 200 for easy mobility of the women students from different parts of the districts.

Vivekanandha Educational Institutions additionally own Vivekanadha Medical Care Hospital, which is a multi specialty hospital. This hospital was mainly established for the welfare of the Women students studying across the entire institution.

The college has five streams of B.E./B.Tech programmes in the disciplines of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Information Technology and Biotechnology, six Postgraduate programmes in Engineering and Technology with specialization options as Computer Science and Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Applied Electronics, Information Technology, VLSI Design, Master of Business Administration and two R&D Centers (Full/Part-Time Ph.D/M.S.) in Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The institute hosts around 1683 students in Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes who are passionately mentored by 172 faculty members. Five Undergraduates programmes have been accredited and re-accredited by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi since 2008.

The college provides good infrastructure for teaching-learning process. All the classrooms are equipped with ICT enabled teaching aids. It has state-of-the art equipment and machinery for teaching as well as research / consultancy services.

The college follows a unique syllabus, regulations and examination system (continuous assessment and End Semester Examinations) for its students. The academic regulations include Choice based Credit System in which the students have optional subjects to choose from other discipline curriculum.

It has a spacious and grand auditorium with a seating capacity of 5000 students. Many programmes, college cultural events, festivals, and workshops are luxuriously conducted in its campus. Each department has its own A/C Seminar Hall.

The Campus has adequate sports infrastructure e.g. Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Chess and several other indoor and outdoor games. Along with sports, Gym facilities are provided to make the women students strong and brave.

Vivekanandha College has excellent hostel facilities with well-furnished double and four occupancy room. At present, more than 3500 Women students are accommodated in the hostels. There are two hostels that also provide furnished accommodations with washing machines and modern gymnasium inside it.

An Erudite Leader

Envisioning the women empowerment as the need of the hour, Vidhya Rathna Prof. Dr. M.Karunanithi, B.Pharm., M.S., Ph.D., D.Litt., started  Angammal Educational Trust in 1987 with the vision of promoting technical and professional education exclusively for women. He is an Educationist, a Philanthropist, a Chemist and an Industrialist. He is the architect and driving force behind the temples of learning under the banner of the ‘Vivekanandha Educational Institutions’. Presently there are 25 educational institutions sponsored by the trust offering education to more than 23,000 women students in various disciplines such as Engineering, Management, Arts & Science, Pharmacy, Dental and Nursing under one roof.

Major Achievements and Affiliations

VCEW has been selected as the best women engineering college of India 2017 by ISTE and Ranked No. 1 in Anna University Rank list. The college has also been awarded 4th place in SWACCHTA index at All India Level by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development. It is an Autonomous institution, affiliated to Anna University accredited by NAAC, AICTE, New Delhi, TCS and an ISO 9000:2008 certified. Prominently, Vivekananda Group of Institutions is being recognized as Asia’s largest Women Institution.

Financial Assistance

VCEW offers value based education at affordable cost. Scholarships are provided to students who are economically weak, who are from socially backward communities (nearly 90%) and from rural areas (just above 50%) based on their merit and annual income irrespective of the community. Poor, meritorious and parentless students also get benefited out of it. The Management offers Women student welfare schemes to tune of nearly Rs.75-90 lakhs every year which includes fee concessions, free transport and free hostel accommodation. Special scholarships are given to the differently-abled and sports students which also includes fee waiving options.

Financial assistance and support in the form of fee concessions is provided by Angammal Educational Trust (AET). Every year, Vivekanandha Educational Institutions conduct the Arivu Thiran Scholarship Exam for Higher Secondary Students. Free education is provided to women students who qualify the Arivu Thiran Scholarship Exam.

Career Opportunities

The college has a Training and Placement cell which has provided more than 90% placement in premium MNCs in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad etc. It’s Centre for Job Oriented Studies and Training provides coaching classes for SC/ST/OBC/Economically Backward Women students for various competitive exams. The Career Guidance and Placement Cell and Equal Opportunity Cell also conduct programmes which enable the students to appear for competitive examinations. Excellent placement record with prolific procurement which ensures that most of the Women students (more than 90 %) are placed in Tier-I companies

The college has collaborated with the various companies in the industry by the institution for Placement, students training, joint research and other activities. Some of the most prominent companies which the institute holds collaboration with are HCL Technologies Ltd, Wipro Technologies Ltd, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Tech Mahindra, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Hexaware Technologies, Medox Biotech Ind Pvt. Ltd, Oracle, Accenture, IBM India private limited and Infosys among many others.

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