College of Engineering, Guindy

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Coordinates: 13°00′40″N 80°14′08″E / 13.010979°N 80.235426°E / 13.010979; 80.235426

College of Engineering, Guindy
CEG main logo.png
Seal of College of Engineering, Guindy
MottoLabor omnia vincit (Latin)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
TypePublic, Autonomous
Established17 May 1794; 227 years ago (1794-05-17)[1]
FounderMichael Topping
ChancellorGovernor of Tamil Nadu
DeanL. Suganthi
Location, ,
Colours  Brick Red
AffiliationsAnna Technological and Research University

The College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) is a public engineering college in Chennai, India and 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 boys. 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, electrical engineering, telecommunication, highway engineering and printing technology and materials science and engineering.

In 1978, College of Engineering, Guindy became a constituent college and the principal seat of Anna University. In September 2020, the Government of Tamil Nadu passed a new bill and based on that the College of Engineering, Guindy became a constituent college of Anna Technological and Research 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 less privileged backgrounds. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, M. K. Surappa, along with the alumni body of the institution are 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 heart of Chennai. It serves as the main campus of Anna University.


Students Activity Center

The college has 16 hostels which provide accommodation to over 3,500 students. Separate international hostels are available to cater the needs of international students and exchange students. Hostel messes are located in large centralized halls and serve nutritious meals. The hostels accommodate not only undergraduate students but also postgraduate students and there is a separate hostel for NRIs and foreign nationals.


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.[8]

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


  1. B.E. in Mechanical Engineering
  2. B.E. in Material Science and Engineering
  3. B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering
  4. B.E. in Biomedical Engineering
  5. B.E. in Printing Technology
  6. B.E. in Manufacturing Engineering
  7. B.E. in Mining Engineering
  8. B.E. in Geoinformatics
  9. B.Tech. in Information Technology
  10. B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  11. B.E. in Civil Engineering
  12. B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  13. B.E. in Industrial Engineering


College rankings
Engineering – India
Outlook India (2019)[9]12
The Week (2019)[10]8

CEG was ranked 12 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2019[9] and 8th by The Week.[10]

Student life[edit]

Students Services[edit]

Many centers 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 activities.[citation needed]


Student-run clubs:

  • 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)
  • Association of Manufacturing Engineering (AME)
  • Society of Geoinformatics Engineers (SGE)
  • Rotaract Club of CEG (RCEG)
  • Aakriti (women empowerment)
  • Society of Materials Science and Engineers (SMSE)
  • Capitalize (the entrepreneurship club)
  • CSAU (Computer Society of Anna University)
  • MCS (Math Computing Society)
  • Green Brigade (Environment)
  • Leo club of CEG
  • Literary club
  • Mathavam
  • 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)
  • Society of Industrial Engineers (SIE)
  • Team CEG Motorsports (An SAE collegiate club of CEG)
  • Society of Mining Engineers
  • CEG Spartanz (Official Variety Club)
  • Sruthilaya (music)
  • Students' Quality Council (SQC)
  • Theatron (dramatics)
  • The Guindy Times (campus magazine)
  • Twisters (dance)

Student-run societies:

  • Arts Society
  • CEG Tech Forum
  • Students Association

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 projects to expand students' technical opportunities and knowledge.
  • Techofes:[13] This inter-college cultural event is one of South India's largest college festivals 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.
  • Enantra: This is conducted by Capitalise and is the largest entrepreneurship fest in South India and one of the largest in the country.[citation needed] It is packed with both technical and non-technical events.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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