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
கிண்டி பொறியியல் கல்லூரி
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Seal of College of Engineering, Guindy
Motto Labor omnia vincit (Latin)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
Type Public, Autonomous
Established 1794[1]
Dean Dr. P. Narayanasamy
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Urban, 223.27acres
Colours      Brick Red
Nickname CEGian

Anna University (1978 – )

University of Madras (1862 – 1978)

The College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) is a public engineering college in Chennai, India. Founded in 1794 as a survey school, and 1858 as a Civil Engineering School, it is one of the oldest engineering institutions in the country.


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In 1794, the survey school was started with eight students in a building near Fort St. George by Michael Topping. The school became the Civil Engineering School in 1858 and was rechristened as College of Engineering in 1859, with the inclusion of a mechanical engineering course.[2]


College of Engineering, Guindy offers undergraduate Engineering degrees in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Geoinformatics, Agricultural & Irrigation Engineering, Bio Medical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mining Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Information Technology and Printing Technology. It also offers postgraduate degrees such as MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Sc. M.Tech M.S. by Research and Ph.D.programmes.[3]


College of Engineering, Guindy has been ranked as the 48th best Engineering College of India in the Edu-Rand Rankings of 2015.[4] The survey was done jointly by Edu, an Indian company and Rand Corporation, a non-profit American thinktank.[5]

Student life[edit]


AU Bazaar 2016, organized by , the Entrepreneurship Club.

The college has many student-run clubs including

  • Capitalize (the entrepreneurship club)
  • Quizzers Anonymous (the official quiz club)
  • Sruthilaya (music)
  • Twisters (dance)
  • Theatron (dramatics)
  • The Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Robotics Club
  • CSAU (Computer Society of Anna University)
  • Literary club
  • Guindy Times (campus magazine)
  • Aakriti (women empowerment)
  • Siruthuligal (charity)
  • Leo club
  • Rotract Club
  • Students' Quality Council (SQC)
  • Green Brigade (environment)

Apart from these clubs, student wings of NCC(National Cadet Crops) , NSS(National Service Scheme), NSO(National Sports Organisation) and YRC(Youth Red Cross) also function on campus.


The campus has 16 hostel blocks named after flowers of which five are exclusively for women. Dining facilities are provided in five large centralized halls. The hostels accommodate only undergraduate students and there is a separate hostel for NRIs and foreign nationals.


Since 2007, the CEG conducts an international techno-management festival called Kurukshetra.[6] Every year in February, CEG plays host to Techofes,[7] a four-day inter-collegiate cultural festival. In October, Agni, the intra-college cultural festival is conducted. Sangarsh is an annual fundraiser conducted by Rotaract.[8]

Notable Alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Established". CEG History. CEG. 1978-09-04. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ College of Engineering, Guindy, a 219-year journey
  3. ^ "CEG - Degree Courses" (PDF). Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Best engineering colleges in India". 
  5. ^ "Case Studies, Leaders, Policy, Administration, Industry Focus, Campus, Technology". 
  6. ^ "Education Plus : Kurukshetra – Sprawling innovation in science and technology". The Hindu. 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  7. ^ "The Hindu : 'Techofes 2010' off to colourful start". The Hindu. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  8. ^ "IBN Live : 'Annual Fund raising concert held - South India - Chennai - IBN LIVE". IBN LIVE. 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  9. ^ "Verghese Kurien". Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Raj Reddy". Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Upendra J. Chivukula (D)". Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "A. C. Muttiah". Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Akkineni Nagarjuna". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Somasegar's Blog". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "Krishnamachari Srikkanth". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Veeraraghavan new VSSC director". The Hindu. October 31, 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Dr.M.Rammohan Rao speaks at CEG Global Alumni meet". Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Rethink policy to empower Sri Lankan Tamils economically". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Mr.G.Parthasarathy's profile as a faculty of Centre for Policy Research". Retrieved 9 August 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  20. ^ Raaghav
  21. ^ "Narasimhan, doyen of Indian computer science, dead". The Hindu. 4 September 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2015. 

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