Vasavi College of Engineering

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Vasavi College of Engineering
Motto Striving for a symbiosis of technological excellence and human values
Established 1981
Type Education and research institution
President Ramamohan Rao Pendekanti
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Campus Urban, 13.6 acres (55,000 m2) of land
Website http://www.vce.ac.in

Vasavi College of Engineering (VCE) is a self-financed technical institution located in Ibrahimbagh, Hyderabad, India. It is 12 km from the city center. The institution is affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. Founded in 1981 by the Vasavi Academy of Education, it is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.

In 2012 the state government ranked it No. 2 in the state and it was ranked 34th among all the private engineering colleges in India.[1] The college was founded by Sri Pendekanti Venkatasubbaiah, a statesman of independent India.

General[edit]

With the historic Golconda Fort close by, the Vasavi College of Engineering covers over 13.6-acre (55,000 m2) campus. VCE is home to 170 faculty, 2300 students and 100 administrative and support staff. The college has ten academic departments in engineering and science disciplines. The Taramati Baradari is adjacent to the campus.

The entrance to VCE lies on the Mehdipatnam - Gandipet Road and is flanked by the Golconda Fort and Taramati Baradari. The campus, located 29 km from shamshabad Airport, 27 km from Secunderabad railway station and 13 km from Nampally railway station, is well connected by buses.

The college has a bus facility from Secunderabad 5K/120, Mehdipatnam (120,220).

Departments[edit]

The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in seven disciplines of engineering. Over 150 faculty members belonging to the engineering departments are engaged in teaching, research and industrial consultancy.

The academic calendar is organized on semester programs. English is the medium of instruction. The students are evaluated on a continuous basis throughout the semester in the form of tests(often referred to as Internals), class assignments and/or projects. The students are subject to a final exam conducted by Osmania University, with which lies the responsibility of the final evaluation. The final examination is usually referred to as Externals. The degrees are awarded by the university.

Undergraduate academics[edit]

The four-year undergraduate program is offered for the six engineering disciplines of:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

The students are subject to the evaluation process during their four-year program. The Internals constitute the tests and assignments that are conducted every semester. This is the usual academic activity during the semesters. The senior year students complete a research thesis under the guidance of the college faculty.

Intake[edit]

The requirement for admission to the undergraduate program is to appear for the Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, referred to as EAMCET. This test, which is conducted every year, is competitive with over 300,000 writing the test each year. The candidates are also required to pass the examination of the Board of Intermediate Education, Government of Telangana with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional subjects, or any other examination recognized by the Osmania University as equivalent. 480 students are admitted into the undergraduate program every year. A breakdown of the intake is given below.

Branch Intake
Information Technology 120
Computer Science and Engineering 120
Electronics and Communication Engineering 120
Civil Engineering 60
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 60
Mechanical Engineering 120

Graduate academics[edit]

A three-year graduate program in the form of a Master's degree in Computer Applications (MCA) is offered by the college. Alongside this program, there is a two-year graduate program that offers a Masters in Engineering (M. E.) in four disciplines:

  • Embedded Systems and VLSI Design
  • Advanced Design and Manufacturing
  • Communication Engineering & Signal Processing
  • Power Systems & Power Electronics

& Masters in Technology (M. Tech) in one discipline:

  • Computer Science & Engineering

Intake[edit]

The intake to the three-year Master's degree in Computer Applications is based on the performance in the Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET), whereas, the admissions for the ME programs is through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

Other academic activities[edit]

The Department of Civil Engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SatNav (Satyam Navigation), a GIS company promoted by Satyam Computer Services Limited.[2]

The college offers a Java EE program as a value-added course. Another MoU was signed between Vasavi College of Engineering and Pramati Technologies in 2002.[3] The J2EE Program at Vasavi College of Engineering started with the assistance of Pramati Technologies through the Education and Training Partnership initiative. Since then 200 students have been trained in Java technologies.[4]

Students help organize and run the technical festival of the college, which is known as Acumen. Papers are invited from across the country. The festival spans 1– 2 days.

The college has a CSI student chapter, which is a team of six final year students elected every year by the Computer Science department, which conducts seminars and workshops related to the latest technologies.

Placements[edit]

The Counselling and Placement Centre at the college provides a career-related support to its students.

More than 40 companies visit the campus every year to recruit students. These include companies like CTS,Infosys, Deloitte, MAQ,HSBC, Mahindra & Mahindra,Pega Systems,Tera data,Persistent,ELGI,FMC,Microsoft,InterGraph,TASL,Wipro, Deloitte,L&T,Net Cracker,Factset and ADP.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The annual cultural festival of the college, Euphoria is held in spring. The festival runs for two days. The events range from informals, literary and cultural events to Jukebox and Frag Central (Multiplayer Tournament). Go-Karting was also conducted on one occasion in the year 2002[5]

The college has hosted entertainers including Yo Yo Honey Singh, Shivamani, Parikrama, Euphoria and Ryan Beck.

Facilities[edit]

The college has a banking facility within its premises. Internet access is available throughout the academic zone(without wi-fi). The library has over 10000 volumes. It also offers value added courses in the form of CISCO Academy to meet the contemporary market demands.There are canteen facilities for students and faculty.

Alumni[edit]

Vasavi College of Engineering Alumni Association (VCEAA) serves as the link for the college's alumni. The alumni are kept informed on happenings in the college. The college conducts an annual function, Reflections, in December which brings alumni together to the college campus.

In Touch, the magazine brought out by the Alumni Association, keeps the alumni updated.

From time to time, the alumnus come back to contribute to the college in the form of guest lectures.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premchand Palety (Jun 11, 2007) "Doc, Ed Or Chef?", Outlook India
  2. ^ http://www.vce.ac.in/dept_civil.html
  3. ^ "Vasavi College of Engineering Signs Mou With Pramati Technologies to bring Latest In Java Technologies to budding Engineers". 
  4. ^ http://www.vce.ac.in/j2ee.html [Broken Reference]
  5. ^ "Euphoria unplugged". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 22 March 2002. 

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