Anjamma Agi Reddy Engineering College for Women
|Anjamma Agi Reddy Engineering College for Women|
|Chancellor||Dr. Palanki Balakrishna|
|Location||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
Anjamma Agi Reddy Engineering College for Women is located in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh in south India.
The college was started in 2010 by the Mahaveer Education Society. The society has more than a decade’s experience in managing another college, the Mahaveer Institute of Science & Technology, which is co-educational. It decided to start a special college for women in 2010 and named it after Anjamma and Agi Reddy, the social service dedicated parents of chairman Sudarshan Reddy and secretary Surender Reddy of the Mahaveeer Education Society.
The Anjamma Agi Reddy Engineering College for Women is located centrally in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, in close proximity to the Inner Ring Road. The nearest MMTS railway station is Falaknuma. The college runs its own buses from several points in the twin cities. The college is affiliated with the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH). The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation offers highly subsidized bus travel to students of the college, as part of their social responsibility program.
The college offers five undergraduate courses — Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering — duly approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, Jawaharlal Technological University, Hyderabad and the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education. The duration of each course is four years.
It is the policy of the college that its students not only learn the engineering subjects, but also acquire communication, lifelong learning, team, and multitasking skills. Slots have been incorporated in the time tables for library, sports and seminar activities. The college publishes AARW Newsletter, available at the college website www.anjamma.ac.in to provide a platform to its students and staff members for their creative expression. Several competitions are held and prizes awarded. These include essay writing, debating, music and dance, flower arrangement, Rangoli (traditional artistic designs on floor using colours), cookery, etc. Prizes are awarded to the first, second and third rank holders in each branch of engineering.
The college is administered by Dr. Palanki Balakrishna, a nuclear fuel scientist and educationist, with the degrees B.Tech (Honours), M.Tech and Ph.D., all from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Before assuming charge at the new college, he was principal of Bhoj Reddy Engineering College for Women, Marconi Institute of Technology, Vignan Institute of Technology and Science and was acting principal of Nalla Malla Reddy Engineering College. He received the NMD award from the Ministry of Steel in 1995 and Engineer of the Year award 1992 from the Institution of Engineers (India) and the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has over 60 research publications and guest-lectured at U.S. universities. He presented papers and chaired technical session at Sintering 87 in Tokyo and IAEA conference at Dimtrovgrad in 1995. He presented papers at Simtech 90 held at Montecatini Terme, Italy in 1990.
The government of Andhra Pradesh offers financial assistance to several students of the engineering college who belong to socially and economically weaker sections of the society, namely Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Castes A, B, C, D and E, and students from Minority communities, whose parental income is less than rupees 100,000 (US$2,000) per anum.
These are in the form of tuition fee reimbursement schemes, scholarships, free or subsidized food and accommodation. The federal-owned Indian Railways offers concessional fares for students of the college.
- Official website of the Anjamma Agi Reddy Engineering College for Women