Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering

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Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering
SVCE logo.png
Motto Vidhya Para Devta(Science is the Supreme Divinity)
Type Private
Established 1985
Chairman A. C. Muthiah
Principal Dr. Ganesh Vaidhyanathan
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 3500
Undergraduates 3260
Postgraduates 340
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
12°59′12″N 79°58′19″E / 12.98667°N 79.97194°E / 12.98667; 79.97194Coordinates: 12°59′12″N 79°58′19″E / 12.98667°N 79.97194°E / 12.98667; 79.97194
Campus Suburban, 95 acres (0.4 km2)
Affiliations Anna University, Chennai

Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (SVCE) an engineering institute in Tamil Nadu, located at Pennalur, Sriperumbudur near Chennai. SVCE was founded by the Sri Venkateswara Educational and Health Trust (SVEHT) in 1985.The college, established in the city of Chennai by the Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation(SPIC) group. SVCE is among the top engineering colleges of Anna University[1] in Tamil Nadu, and a Tier-I institution among self-financing colleges.[2]


Inauguration of the old college campus, April 8, 1985
The entrance to the college

In November 1985 the college was granted permission to conduct engineering courses in the disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science Engineering, awarded by the University of Madras.

The college complex at Nazarathpet (near Poonamallee) was inaugurated on April 8, 1985 by , former Governor of Tamil Nadu.[3]

In 1991, the college shifted into its new campus at Pennalur, near the town of Sriperumbudur. SVC received approval from the All India Council for Technical Education the same year. Courses in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Chemical Engineering Courses were started in 1994. [3]

The college celebrated its decennial in March 1995 in the presence of former Minister of State for Commerce and present home minister of the Government of India Shri . In 1996 the college began a course in Information Technology and was the first college in the country to do so.[4] The college obtained an ISO 9001:2000 certification in 2002.[3]


SVCE has a 1,338-square-metre (14,400 sq ft) library spanning three floors covering major fields of science and engineering, a conference room, a study space and a seating capacity of over 200. Library is air-conditioned and has conferencing, multimedia, internet, reprography facilities, a CD-ROM collection and a book bank for deserving students.

The central library

The college subscribes to most major technical journals including those by the IEEE, ACM and ASME. Over 59,000 volumes and 200 CDs are available and around 400 print and online journals are subscribed.

Apart from the central library, all departments maintain their own libraries. SVCE is an institutional member of The British Council Library, IIT Madras, American Council Library, DELNET and MALIBNET.[5] The library uses multimedia computers with internet connectivity, CBT, CDs, e-books and e-journals to promote e-learning.

New Department Information Management System (IMS) was started in year 2012.[6]

Sports Infrastructure[edit]

The cricket ground

The 15 acres (653,400.0 sq ft) facility has a swimming pool, synthetic and clay tennis courts, turf cricket ground, basketball, football grounds,badminton, volleyball courts and a 400-meter track for athletics.[7]

350-square-metre (3,800 sq ft) is dedicated to a table tennis hall, gymnasium, and carom and chess rooms.

The college conducts inter-college tournaments in basketball, volleyball, cricket and ball badminton.


The Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering departments have been recognized by Anna University as collaborative research centers for PhD degrees.[8] - R&D is aided by a technology innovation Center, which also houses SPIC's research center.

Entrepreneurship Development Cell[edit]

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell was formed in 1996, and has organized awareness camps to motivate students to become entrepreneurs.

Student Life at SVCE[edit]

Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering believes in the student dress code is NOT influenced by the management and the college. The campus is very large with sprawling greenery and individual blocks for various departments and Research and Development Centres. The college cafeteria functions throughout the day and serves snacks, drinks and packed food items alongside South Indian and North Indian Breakfast and Lunch choices. WiFi Umbrellas with Power Sockets are set up at various points across the campus enabling high speed Web access for students and faculty.

For an undergraduate student at SVCE, there are quite a lot of subject based activities, lectures and workshops happening at college in between exams to keep the students engaged in multiple activities. The college has Memorandum of Understandings signed with various industries and companies, including Multinational giants to enable research options and internship opportunities for


The SVCE housing comprises two clusters of seven blocks for Gents and three blocks for ladies. For all the Marine Engineering students, it is mandatory to live in the hostels. A total of around 380 Ladies and 850 Gents can stay in the hostel. Hostel area has indoor games, TV, WiFi and Laundromats.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Forum For Economic Studies by Engineers[edit]

The Forum For Economic Studies by Engineers (FORESE) /ˈfɔərs/ was created to equip engineering students with management skills and to help develop team management and interpersonal skills; to nurture young professionals into tomorrows leaders.[9]

FORESE is a pioneer in having a national level management symposium(Kapital) in an engineering college.[10] FORESE also conducts Mock Placements[11] and several expert lectures.


  1. ^ SVCE in top three Tamil Nadu colleges,see end paragraphs. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  2. ^ SVCE considered a Tier-I institution;see "Intense competition". The Hindu. 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  3. ^ History and Milestones of SVCE. SVCE website. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  4. ^ First to introduce a B Tech Degree program in Information Technology. SVCE website. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  5. ^ Library details. SVCE website. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ College sports facilities. SVCE website. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  8. ^ {{cite encyclopedia - | url = - | title = departments as research centers - | publisher = The Hindu (CBE) April 20, 2008. p.11 - | encyclopedia = - | year = 2008 - | accessdate = 2008-05-11 - }}
  9. ^ Forum For Economic Studies by Engineers. SVCE website. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  10. ^ Pioneers in having a Management Forum in an engineering college. SVCE website. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  11. ^ See also: An article on mock placements in SVCE. Chennai online. 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-07.