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
CEG main logo.png
Seal of College of Engineering, Guindy
Motto Labor omnia vincit (Latin)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
Established 1794[1]
Type Public, Autonomous
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.


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.


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.[2]


University rankings
Engineering – India
Government colleges:
Mint[3] 9 (2009)
Medical - India
Business – India

The college was ranked 12th in the Outlook India Top Engineering Colleges of 2012,[4] however has been unranked in subsequent years 2013 to 2015.[5][6][7] In rankings of government colleges, it ranked #9 in the Mint Top 50 Government Engineering Colleges of 2009.[3]

Student life[edit]


The college has many student-run clubs including Sruthilaya (music), Twisters (dance), Snap It (photography), Theatron (dramatics), Robotics Club, CSAU (Computer Society of Anna University), Capitalize (entrepreneurship), CEG Tech Forum, Literary club, Guindy Times (campus magazine), Aakriti (women empowerment), Siruthuligal (charity), Leo club, Rotract Club, Students' Quality Club (SQC), and Green Brigade (environment). Apart from these clubs, student wings of NCC, NSS, NSO and YRC 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.

Cultural events[edit]

Since 2007, the CEG conducts an international techno-management festival called Kurukshetra.[8] Every year in February, CEG plays host to Techofes,[9] 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.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Established". CEG History. CEG. 1978-09-04. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "CEG - Degree Courses" (PDF). Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Top 50 Government Engineering Colleges of 2009" (PDF). Mint. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Top Engineering Colleges". Outlook India. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Top Engineering Colleges". Outlook India. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Top Engineering Colleges". Outlook India. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Top 100 Engineering Colleges in 2015". Outlook India. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Education Plus : Kurukshetra – Sprawling innovation in science and technology". The Hindu. 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  9. ^ "The Hindu : ‘Techofes 2010’ off to colourful start". The Hindu. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  10. ^ "IBN Live : 'Annual Fund raising concert held - South India - Chennai - IBN LIVE publisher=IBN LIVE". 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  11. ^ "Verghese Kurien". Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Upendra J. Chivukula (D)". Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "A. C. Muttiah". Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Akkineni Nagarjuna". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Raj Reddy". Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Somasegar's Blog". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "Krishnamachari Srikkanth". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Veeraraghavan new VSSC director". The Hindu. October 31, 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  19. ^ "Dr.M.Rammohan Rao speaks at CEG Global Alumni meet". Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Rethink policy to empower Sri Lankan Tamils economically". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "Mr.G.Parthasarathy's profile as a faculty of Centre for Policy Research". Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  22. ^ Raaghav
  23. ^ "Narasimhan, doyen of Indian computer science, dead". The Hindu. 4 September 2007. Retrieved June 25, 2015. 

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