Vasavi College of Engineering

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Vasavi College of Engineering
Type Education and research institution
Established 1981
President Ramamohan Rao Pendekanti
Location Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Campus Urban, 13.6 acres (55,000 m2) of land
Website http://www.vce.ac.in

Vasavi College of Engineering (Autonomous) (VCE) is a self-financed technical institution located in Ibrahimbagh, Hyderabad, India. It is 12 km from the city center. The institution is affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. Founded in 1981 by the Vasavi Academy of Education, it is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.

In 2012, the state government ranked it No. 2 in the state and 08th among all the private engineering colleges in India.[1] The college was founded by Pendekanti Venkatasubbaiah, a statesman of independent India.

University Grants Commission and Osmania University, Hyderabad conferred Autonomous status for the college with effect from 2014-15 Academic Year.

General[edit]

With the historic Golconda Fort and Taramati Baradari close by, the college covers over 13.6-acre (55,000 m2). VCE is home to 170 faculty, 2300 students and 100 administrative and support staff. The college has ten academic departments in engineering and science disciplines.

The entrance to VCE lies on the Mehdipatnam - Gandipet Road and is flanked by the Golconda Fort and Taramati Baradari. The campus, located 29 km from Shamshabad Airport, 27 km from Secunderabad railway station and 13 km from Nampally railway station, is well connected by buses.

The college provides good transport facility to its students in two ways, College Private Buses and Hired TSRTC Buses, referred as VCE Exclusive Buses.

Departments[edit]

The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in seven disciplines of engineering. Over 150 faculty members belonging to the engineering departments are engaged in teaching, research and industrial consultancy.

The academic calendar is organized on semester programs. English is the medium of instruction. The students are evaluated on a continuous basis throughout the semester in the form of tests(often referred to as Internals), class assignments and/or projects. The students are subject to a final exam conducted by Osmania University, with which lies the responsibility of the final evaluation. The final examination is usually referred to as Externals. The degrees are awarded by the university itself.

Undergraduate academics[edit]

The four-year undergraduate program is offered for the six engineering disciplines of:

The students are subject to the evaluation process during their four-year program. The Internals constitute the tests and assignments that are conducted every semester. This is the usual academic activity during the semesters. The senior year students complete a research thesis under the guidance of the college faculty.

Intake[edit]

The requirement for admission to the undergraduate program is to appear for the Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, referred to as EAMCET. This test, which is conducted every year, is competitive with over 300,000 writing the test each year. The candidates are also required to pass the examination of the Board of Intermediate Education, Government of Telangana with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional subjects, or any other examination recognized by the Osmania University as equivalent. 480 students are admitted into the undergraduate program every year. A breakdown of the intake is given below.

Branch Intake
Information Technology 120
Computer Science and Engineering 120
Electronics and Communication Engineering 120
Civil Engineering 60
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 60
Mechanical Engineering 120

Graduate academics[edit]

A three-year graduate program in the form of a Master's degree in Computer Applications (MCA) is offered by the college. Alongside this program, there is a two-year graduate program that offers a Masters in Engineering (M. E.) in four disciplines:

  • Embedded Systems and VLSI Design
  • Advanced Design and Manufacturing
  • Communication Engineering & Signal Processing
  • Power Systems & Power Electronics

& Masters in Technology (M. Tech) in one discipline:

  • Computer Science & Engineering

Intake[edit]

The intake to the three-year Master's degree in Computer Applications is based on the performance in the Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET), whereas, the admissions for the ME programs is through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

Other academic activities[edit]

The Department of Civil Engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SatNav (Satyam Navigation), a GIS company promoted by Satyam Computer Services Limited.[2]

The college offers a Java EE program as a value-added course. Another MoU was signed between Vasavi College of Engineering and Pramati Technologies in 2002.[3] The J2EE Program at Vasavi College of Engineering started with the assistance of Pramati Technologies through the Education and Training Partnership initiative. Since then 200 students have been trained in Java technologies.[4]

Students help organize and run the technical festival of the college, which is known as Acumen. Papers are invited from across the country. The festival spans 1– 2 days.

The college has a CSI student chapter, which is a team of six final year students elected every year by the Computer Science department, which conducts seminars and workshops related to the latest technologies.

Placements[edit]

The Counselling and Placement Centre at the college provides a career-related support to its students.

More than 40 companies visit the campus every year to recruit students. These include companies like CTS,Infosys, Deloitte, MAQ,HSBC, Mahindra & Mahindra,Pega Systems,Tera data,Persistent,ELGI,FMC,Microsoft,InterGraph,TASL,Wipro, Deloitte,L&T,Net Cracker,Factset and ADP.

Acumen[edit]

Acumen is the National Technical Symposium organised by Vasavi College of Engineering. Acumen triggered off in the year 1996. It was the first of its kind in Hyderabad and had an overwhelming response. It paved way to Acumen '99, which was a great success, too. Around 180 papers from various parts of the country were received and students from various universities and institutes like IIT, NIT etc. have participated in this symposium.

Acumen is a three-day festival. The event seeks to achieve communication of innovative ideas that promote the cause of the technological advantage among the students, and also keep them abreast with the latest advances in their respective fields. It also opens a window to the participants to interact with people from different backgrounds and upgrade their knowledge.

The fest runs around a theme "YOUTH-TECHNOLOGY-FUTURE" that asserts the fact that the future of technology lies in the hands of the youth.

This is the time for the students to explore & exhibit their talents in the areas related to academic routine. The events conducted during this festival are Technical Grand Prix, Technical Papers, Blind Coding, Robotic Competitions, Poster Presentation, Rocketry, LAN Gaming, Constructors Championship, Technocraftz and Spot events like Techno Witz, MineSweeper, Puzzle 'O' Mania, and PotPouri.

In 2015, Acumen was scheduled on 7 March. Here are the official Websites of each branch.

Mechanical : http://www.acumenmech2015.in/

Computer Science: http://cse.vce.ac.in/

Euphoria[edit]

Euphoria is the annual cultural festival of the college which will be held in spring every year. The festival runs across three spirited and fun filled days and draws the youth from every nook of the twin cities. Euphoria is set to follow this tradition and become yet another zest filled celebration of the spirit of youth. The events range from informals, literary and cultural events to Jukebox and Frag Central (Multiplayer Tournament). Go-Karting was also conducted on one occasion in the year 2002[5]

The college has hosted entertainers including Jay Sean, Euphoria, Veronica, Shibani Kashyap, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Shivamani, Parikrama and Ryan Beck.

Facilities[edit]

The college has a Syndicate Bank facility within its premises. Internet access is available throughout the academic zone. The library has over 130000 volumes. There are canteen facilities for students and faculty.

Value Added Courses[edit]

In order to strengthen the teaching-learning ambience and prepare the undergraduates to meet the challenges of the global work environment, the college has taken up several initiatives like offering value-added courses and interfacing with the industry to bridge the gap between the curriculum and the requirements of the industry.

Vasavi College of Engineering is one among the colleges that has introduced value-added courses in various disciplines such as CAD/CAM, GIS, VLSI, Embedded Systems, and DSP. The college has made forays into industry-institute interaction by signing MoUs with other renowned organizations in Andhra Pradesh.

Vasavi has introduced several value-added courses in various disciplines, such as:

  • Cisco Certifications
  • CAD / CAM
  • GIS
  • VLSI
  • Embedded Systems
  • DSP

Alumni[edit]

Vasavi College of Engineering Alumni Association (VCEAA) serves as the link for the college's alumni. The alumni are kept informed on happenings in the college. The college conducts an annual function, Reflections, in December which brings alumni together to the college campus.

In Touch, the magazine brought out by the Alumni Association, keeps the alumni updated.

From time to time, the alumnus come back to contribute to the college in the form of guest lectures.

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