University College of Engineering, Kanchipuram

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University College of Engineering Kanchipuram
Type Constituent College Of Anna University Chennai
Established 2010
Academic staff
Students 850+
Address NH-4, Chennai Bangalore Highway, Ponnerikkarai,Kancheepuram - 631552, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
12°31′N 79°25′E / 12.52°N 79.42°E / 12.52; 79.42Coordinates: 12°31′N 79°25′E / 12.52°N 79.42°E / 12.52; 79.42

University College Of Engineering Kanchipuram, popularly known as UCEK, is a government engineering college located in the temple city Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. The college was established in 2010 and affiliated with Anna University, Chennai. It is one among the fast-growing engineering institutions in the region.

So far there have been four batches of students from the academic year 2010–2011 who are currently pursuing their degree program in this engineering institution.


This college was established in 2010 as one of the constituent college of Anna University, through a policy decision made by the government of Tamil Nadu at that time. But during 2011 a permanent site for the college was identified and allotted by the Government of Tamil Nadu, on the Chennai–Bangalore Highway, Karaipettai village. The new site consists of a total land area of about 10.4 acres. As of June 2012 constructions are nearing completion for the initial plan of 4 laboratories, 4 class rooms, office and Dean's cabin.

On April 5, 2013, Dean's office and 4 class rooms were shifted to the new campus.

On November 27, 2013, the girls' hostel was shifted to a nearby building on the Paranthur Road, This building is a new building in which all the girl students are accommodated instead of the 3 different buildings in the Kanchipuram town 10 km from the college.

The work for the construction of academic and administrative blocks along with hostels for girls and boys was completed in academic year 2014-15.


The college is situated in picturesque surroundings, abutting NH 4 in Karaipettai, which is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the heart of the temple city of Kanchipuram,

Currently the college is functioning from the new campus which is located at NH-4, Chennai-Bangalore highway, Ponnerikarai near the regional transportation office.[1]


University college of engineering Kanchipuram, being a constituent college of Anna University, is governed by a Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and Registrar of the varsity. The varsity has a syndicate and Academic council. As part of the new nonadministrative directive a Regional Director has been appointed to oversee the development of the college. The Dean is the head of the College and oversees day-to-day administration. Each department is led by a Head of the Department (HOD). The hostels are headed by Deputy wardens reporting to an executive warden.

The academic policies are decided by the course committee, whose members include all the professors and student representatives headed by a chairman. University college of engineering Kanchipuram, follows the credit-based system of performance evaluation and student-teacher relation, with proportional weighting of courses based on their importance. The total marks (usually out of 100) form the basis of grades, with a grade value (out of 10) assigned to a range of marks.

For each semester, the students are graded by taking a weighted average from all the courses with their respective credit points. Each semester's evaluation is done independently with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) reflecting the average performance across semesters.


On 12 September 2012, Dr.T.N.Shanmugam, Professor of Mathematics and Director Centre for Intellectual Property Rightsof Anna University has been appointed as the First Dean of the University college of Engineering Kanchipuram. He has to his credit more than 100 research articles in complex function theory and Multimedia. He has so far supervised 8 Ph.D thesis ... He had visited USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Oman and Egypt for academic exchange and to give invited Lectures... On 6 May 2014 Dr.N.Senthil Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Anna University Chennai assumed charge as Dean i/c.


Dr.M.Kothandapani[2] was the principal of UCEK. He did his post graduation from University of Madras and completed his doctoral programme through VIT University, Vellore. He has extensively studied the applications of mathematical principles in the Dynamics of Fluids. He has been serving as a dedicated mathematics teacher in various reputed Engineering colleges for the past 12 years. He has published nearly 8 international papers in peer reviewed journals. He is a recognised research supervisor of Anna University of Technology and Anna University Chennai and he is guiding 2 Ph.D scholars.

He had served as a Principal i/c of the University College Engineering of Kanchipuram between August 2010 and September 2012. Currently, he is the Head of Department of Mathematics and Zonal Officer, Zone – VI, Anna University, Chennai.


The college and its administration nurtures the students to actively conduct and take part in developmental schemes. One such is the experimental approach towards innovating their knowledge and skills through professional societies for the betterment of both students and the community as a whole. Each department has a professional society functioning with complete liberty.


Mechofeast ’13 [3] is a national level technical competition organized and conducted by the Society of Mechanical Engineers (Mechosapiens), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering Kanchipuram. The main aim of conducting an event is to trigger out & fetch the innovative ideas, managerial skills to the students and to give a detailed exposure about the existing and upcoming technologies in the field of Mechanical engineering. This event is organized and conducted by the students for the benefit of the student of Mechanical Engineering.


SEEE is the abbreviation of Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, which was established as part of the highly innovative and sophisticated academia of the University College Of Engineering is a professional society which aims to bridge the increasing gap between technology and community.

Turning back time, figuratively, it was an idea, a simple idea, a puny electrical pulse in the vast expanse of the neural network of brain that caused a ripple in time and space and has made an imprint on the historical pages of University College of Engineering Kanchipuram.

The society is the result of the hardwork, dedication and cooperation of the students, faculty and administration. On a key note the society aims to improve the technical and philanthropic aspects of students and people involved. It is very apt to quote niel here, as he said “ it’s a small step for man but a giant leap for mankind“, on a similar note it was a group of steps both literally and figuratively that made this Society a reality.


The SCA (Society of Computer Architects) was established in the academic year 2013-14.[4]



The college plays host to several symposiums throughout the year. Each Department conducts symposiums, technical fests and conferences.the events in the fests include technical,non-technical,managerial, social and co-curricular activities.

Year Dept. of CSE Dept. of ECE Dept. of EEE Dept. of MECH
2013 iAdroit 2k14 Aventura 2k13 SMEW 2k13 [5] Mechofeast 13'
2014 SYMSYC 2k14



The college has hosted several events, both academic and co-curricular.These include a student enlightenment program called as "NAMBIKKAI" based on new grounds to help the students cope up with the newer environment. This was conducted for the past two years, where students from University College of Engineering Arni also accompanied the University College of Engineering Kanchipuram at the auditorium. Also there are plans fabricated by the college to conduct annual sports meet as well as college cultural during the coming year.

Industrial visit[edit]

There have been technical learning by the students who have visited several industries and factories as part of their Industrial Visit .

During the academic year 2011–12, students of batch 2010–14 from the department of Mechanical engineering and the second year students of Electrical and Electronics engineering (2010–2014 batch) went to Industrial Visit. The Department of Mechanical engineering along with their faculties Mr. Shyam,Mr. Prakash,Mr. Raja went to the Hyundai Motor India Limited industry located at the heart of Irrungattukottai SIPCOT near Sriperumbudur. There they had on-site and in-hand training about the manufacturing and assembling process involved in their Productions like models Hyundai i10, Hyundai Verna.

During the academic year 2011–12, students of batch 2010–14 from the department of Mechanical engineering along with their faculties Mr. Shyam Shankar, Mr. Vipin allien went to the JSW Steel is among India's largest steel producers, with a capacity of 14.3 million ... with its plant located at Toranagallu in the Bellary-Hospet area of Karnataka.

"EEE students of UCEK at Radio Astronomical center Ooty"

The students of batch 2010–14 belonging to the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering along with their faculties Mr. Narendran, Ms. Vimala, Mr. Vijayakumar visited to the Kundah Hydro power plant and Radio Astronomical center located at Ootacamund. There they were enriched about the ideals and ideologies involved in the production of electric power from water and also the control systems involved in maintaining the large-scale equipment and devices.

During the academic year 2013–14, the students of batch 2012–16 belonging to Computer science and Engineering visited Porous Technologies at Coimbatore and Kerala.


The UCEK has a placement cell which will coordinate and encourages students to attend the placement interviews.

Many of the students of 2014 batch had been placed in many top Companies such as Cognizant Technology Solutions, Infosys, Toshiba, VVDN Technologies, L&T Infotech, HCL Technologies, Sonus Networks etc.


During recent times there has been exponential growth of success from the colleges teams of chess, football, cricket, Badminton and kabadi. The teams have performed astonishingly well in the Zonal Sports conducted by Anna University during the Academic year 2012–13.

Intra-college sports has also been conducted in the college premises during the academic year 2013-14 in the month of April. Prizes for the winners and participants was distributed at the Sports Day function held at UCEK - New campus on march.

Softskills training[edit]

During the odd semester holidays of the academic year 2012–13, a special 10-day softskills training program was conducted by RIPE softskills training institute for the students of university college engineering, Kanchipuram.


Several intra-college celebrations are conducted from time to time.

Republic day[edit]

On 26 January 2013 the republic day was celebrated for the first time on the new campus located near ponnerikarai. The national flag was hoisted by the Dean, Dr.T.N.Shanmugam and the national anthem was sung by students of UCEK. On that occasion several socio-cultural events such as drama, song, dance, speech (themed around the republic day) also took place.

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