Rajalakshmi Engineering College is a Private engineering college located at Thandalam, Sriperumbudur near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The college was established in 1997 by the Rajalakshmi Educational Trust, Rajalakshmi Institutions.
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, an autonomous institution affiliated with Anna University, Chennai, was founded in 1997 under the aegis of the Rajalakshmi Educational Trust whose members have extensive experience in the fields of education and industry. The College has grown steadily over the past 25 years and is moving towards excellence in engineering education, research, and development.
Accreditated by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) & AICTE, The National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) has re-accredited the college with a grade "A" for a period of five years from May 2016 and extended until December 2022.
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai of courses are offered at various levels like Undergraduate Degree (i.e B.Tech, etc.), Postgraduate Degree (i.e MBA, M.Tech., etc.) and Ph.D. and many more. You can also find a brief overview of the different courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations on the Course page.
We have a separate hostel for boys and girls. The hostel can accommodate 500 boys and 200 girls. Single room accommodation is granted to final year and PG students. They are also allowed to use their own computers in their own rooms. The canteen is spacious with a dining room and a kitchen. There are separate seats for boys and girls. Hostel Mess is run by management through a private contractor under the guidance of the Dean and Administrative Administrator. Vegetarian dishes are served at the hostel. Canteen fees are collected on an annual basis upon admission. Parents and guests are allowed to consume food by paying for them.
The College library is located in a spacious new building of 9000 sq. ft. The library is open to students and staff from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every working day. The library has a rich collection of approximately 52,600 volumes of textbooks, reference works, and national and international journals in all branches of engineering, science, technology, management, and general studies and the collection are constantly growing. Books are classified according to the Dewey Decimal classification system. The open-access system is followed in the library.
Our college has a dedicated internet lab working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide free internet access to our students. We have 1155 Mbps 1:1 dedicated internet connectivity on a dedicated line (1 Gbps from Tata and 155 Mbps from Vodafone Idea). You can access the Internet from more than 1300 computers. We have been migrating from proprietary software to free and open-source software for 10 years back and as a result most of our computers now only run on Open Source technologies. We use free and open-source software to replace commercial software wherever possible. We have installed proprietary software in very few labs just to explore technologies for students and teachers. All departments and HODs have internet connectivity.
Medical Services and Health Center
The Health Centre here at Rajalakshmi Engineering College is well equipped. It has a separate inpatient facility for male and female students. The health center offers quality health care in a comfortable and private environment. The center has 6 beds and a well-stocked medicine cabinet.
The college is equipped with a fully functional vegetarian canteen to serve hygienically prepared food to the staff and students. A subsidized canteen also operates on campus. A separate mess for boys has been provided.
The College is committed to promoting sports activities for the all-around growth of its students. The campus has 6000 sq.ft.indoor facilities for chess, carom, table tennis, volleyball, and badminton and outdoor facilities for volleyball, soccer, tennis, and badminton-ball. We have two staff qualified in physical education to train the students. Students sent to participate in intercollegiate sports and games have won many trophies in various events. Our Volleyball team is an unbeaten State Champion and has won many tournaments in national level inter-collegiate matches.
A fully-fledged transportation department works in the college with buses to provide transportation facilities for students and staff from various locations. This service is offered to ensure smooth and safe transportation. The College operates 85 buses to provide transportation services to students from various locations in the city. The number of buses will be increased in proportion to the increase in student recruitment.
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai accepts admission through various entrance exams like CET - Entrance Examination.
The Training and Placement Cell is headed by Prof. I. Philip Praveen. Starting his career as a Lecturer in the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department of REC, in the year 1998, he carved a niche for himself as an exemplary teacher with a passion for making the students employable in the Industry. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department. Working along with senior Professors, he played a key role in the conceptualization and design of a path-breaking program called "Residential Employability Training Camp". The rollout of this program led to a phenomenal increase in the number of students placed in Campus Recruitment.
To be an institution of excellence in Engineering, Technology and Management Education & Research. To provide competent and ethical professionals with a concern for society.
To impart quality technical education imbibed with proficiency and humane values. To provide right ambience and opportunities for the students to develop into creative, talented and globally competent professionals. To promote research and development in technology and management for the benefit of the society.