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College of Engineering, Guindy

Coordinates: 13°00′40″N 80°14′08″E / 13.010979°N 80.235426°E / 13.010979; 80.235426
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College of Engineering, Guindy
Seal of College of Engineering, Guindy
MottoLabor omnia vincit (Latin)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
TypePublic, Autonomous
Established17 May 1794; 230 years ago (1794-05-17)[1]
FounderMichael Topping
ChancellorGovernor of Tamil Nadu
Vice-ChancellorR. Velraj
DeanL. Suganthi
RegistrarJ. Prakash (i/c)
Location, ,
13°00′40″N 80°14′08″E / 13.010979°N 80.235426°E / 13.010979; 80.235426
Colours  Brick Red
AffiliationsAnna University

The College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) is a public engineering college situated in Chennai, India. It is Asia's oldest technical institution, founded in 1794. It is also the oldest technical institution to be established outside Europe.[2][3]


A 1994 stamp dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the College of Engineering

Due to the growing need for surveyors by the East India Company, the 'School of Survey' was established in a building near Fort St. George on the suggestion of Michael Topping in 1794. This school was one of the first of its kind in the country and it started out with 8 students. It became the Civil Engineering School in 1858 and was renamed College of Engineering in 1859, with the inclusion of a mechanical engineering course. The college was shifted for a short period to Kalasa Mahal, Chepauk, before settling at its present location in 1920 as College of Engineering, Guindy.[4]

College of Engineering, Guindy is one of the first institutes in India to offer degrees in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, telecommunication, highway engineering, printing technology, and materials science and engineering.

In 1978, College of Engineering, Guindy became a constituent college and the principal seat of Anna University.[5][6]

Since 2019 the four flagship campuses of Anna University including the College of Engineering, Guindy were recommended to be recognized as an Institute of Eminence by the University Grants Commission of India. However, the Government of Tamil Nadu has rejected the Central Government's offer for fear of loss of the quota of reservations for candidates from backward caste (BC), most backward caste (MBC) backgrounds . The Vice-Chancellor of the university, M. K. Surappa, along with the alumni body of the institution were in favour of attaining the recognition as an Institute of Eminence.[7]




Under Tamil Nadu State Government ownership, CEG covers around 223 acres of land right in the center of Chennai.[8] It serves as the main campus of Anna University.


Students Activity Center

The college has 16 hostels which provide accommodation to over 3,500 undergraduates and postgraduates. Separate hostels are available for international students and exchange students. Hostel messes are located in central halls.[citation needed]


College of Engineering, Guindy offers undergraduate Engineering degrees in various fields. It also offers postgraduate degrees such as MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Sc. M.Tech., M.S. by Research and Ph.D.programmes.[9]

CEG has 16 Departments, 6 University Affiliated Centers, and 12 Research Centers where research programs are offered.[citation needed]

Student life[edit]

Students Services[edit]

Many centres have been placed to address all the needs of students. These include the SC/ST cell, Center for Professional Development Education, Center for International Affairs, Health Centre, Center for Women Empowerment and the Student Affairs.

Institutional Programs[edit]

Student wings of National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), National Sports Organisation (NSO) and Youth Red Cross (YRC) also function on campus and conduct various social activities.[citation needed]


Student-run societies:

  • CEG Tech Forum
  • Students Association
  • Electronics and Communication Engineers' Association (ECEA)
  • Information Science and Technology Association (ISTA)[10]
  • Society of Printing Engineers (SPE)
  • Society of Civil Engineers (SCE)
  • Society of Agricultural and Irrigation Engineers (SAIE)
  • Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SEEE)
  • Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME)
  • Biomedical Engineers Association (BMEA)
  • Association of Manufacturing Engineering (AME)
  • Society of Geoinformatics Engineers (SGE)
  • Computer Society of Anna University (CSAU)
  • Society of Mining Engineers
  • Society of Materials Science and Engineers (SMSE)
  • Society of Industrial Engineers (SIE)

Student-run clubs:

  • Astro Club of Anna University
  • Rotaract Club of CEG (RCEG)
  • Castle Red (The Official Chess Club of CEG).
  • Aakriti (women empowerment)
  • Capitalize (the entrepreneurship club)
  • Saptham (Classical Music, Instruments and Dance Club of CEG)
  • MCS (Math Computing Society)
  • Green Brigade (Environment)
  • Leo club of CEG
  • Literary club
  • Maathavam
  • Pixels (Official photography & videography club)
  • Quizzers Anonymous (Official quiz club)
  • Robotics Club
  • Innovative Hub of CEG (I-HUB) (Project works & participating in competitions)
  • Siruthuligal (Charity)
  • Team CEG Motorsports (An SAE collegiate club of CEG)
  • CEG Spartanz (Official Variety Club)
  • Sruthilaya (music)
  • Students' Quality Council (SQC)
  • Theatron (dramatics)
  • The Guindy Times (campus magazine)
  • Twisters (dance)

Sports Leagues organised by Students :

  • Anna Kho-Kho Championship (AKKC)
  • Anna Hockey League (AHL)
  • Anna University Ball Badminton Federation [11]


  • Kurukshetra[12] is the first ever techno management college festival to attain UNESCO patronage[clarification needed]. It has been certified with the ISO 9001:2015 and has acquired the support of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Digital India and the National e-Governance Division, Government of India in 2016.[citation needed] It conducts technical events, workshops, guest lectures, and displays technical projects to expand students' technical opportunities and knowledge.
  • Techofes:[13] This is an inter-college cultural festival with an exciting array of events from debates to dance, innovative workshops on photography, DJing, etc. and pro shows.[citation needed]
  • Sangarsh: Organized by the Rotaract club of CEG (RCEG),[14] Sangarsh is a musical concert aimed at raising funds for needy sections of society.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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