Tamil Nadu’s history as a trail-blazer in technical education began in the year 1984 when the then Hon’ble Chief Minister, Dr. M.G. Ramachandran saw the scope for private initiative in Higher education in the State and permitted opening up of engineering and medical colleges. Since then, Tamil Nadu has come a long way and presently, it occupies a position of eminence in the higher education landscape of India.
One such premier technical Institution in the State is Rajalakshmi Engineering College (REC) promoted by the Rajalakshmi Educational Trust.
Dr Thangam Meghanathan, Chairperson of Rajalakshmi Engineering College said, “Rajalakshmi Engineering College (REC) has positioned itself as a research focused Technical Institution with a passion for making its students employable by the Industry. Ever since its inception in the year 1997, the Institution has taken giant strides towards differentiating itself by focusing on Innovation and Research amongst its faculty and students.”
Today, the Institution is home to pioneering research work done on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Machine Vision Systems. Also many leading funding agencies like the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Department of Science and Technology (DST), University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have funded several research projects undertaken by the faculty members to the tune of several crores of Rupees.
Providing industry with professionals who have a well-rounded personality has been the DNA of the Institution. Towards achieving this, the institution pioneered in implementing scientifically designed Employability Training Camps and several other value-addition programs for its students. Consequently, the students of the Institution are well placed in leading corporates both from the IT and the Core manufacturing sector.
REC is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS). In its 18th year of existence, REC has become a name that is synonymous with high quality technical education. It has come a long way in establishing itself as an Institution that celebrates excellence with a proven track record of meeting the expectations of all its stakeholders. In the coming years, REC will continue to push the envelope in setting newer benchmarks in Research and Teaching and contribute its might in nation building.
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