Redefining the Horizons of Engineering Education-Prince Educational Society

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India’s problem of substandard engineering education is a problem that has been accepted. Except for the obvious select few, most engineering colleges are unable to provide education to engineering students that would get them suitable jobs. At the root of the problem is mushrooming of low-quality engineering colleges over the years. Amid this bleak situation, Prince Educational Society shines bright as a beacon of hope.

Established in 1978, Prince Educational Society is the brainchild of Dr. K. Vasudevan, M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D (Founder and Chairman). Dr. K. Vasudevan realized the need for an Institution which will serve as a role model and stand apart from other Educational Institutions. The setting up of Prince Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Nanganallur, Chennai, helped in the evolution of Prince Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madipakkam, Chennai, which met this need. In order to serve the poor and the needy, he started a Tamil Medium School as well. Today, this educationist, industrialist, and pioneer heads an Arts and Science College and two Engineering Colleges in Chennai (Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering And Technology and Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College). These institutions aim at imparting quality education in the fields of engineering, arts, and science.

Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College

Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College (PSVPEC) under the aegis of Prince Educational Society, stand focused on the placement opportunities and providing exemplary training to students to land their dream job. Following a standard teaching methodology, the institute aims to develop versatile personalities in their students by exposing them to quality and holistic education. The institute currently offers courses in Civil, Mech ECE, IT, EEE, and CSE. Apart from their subject courses the institute also provides course modules such as vocational Educational Training, Value Added Course etc., for their full fledged development.

Giving due importance to Research and Development, PSVPEC offers an ideal work environment for beginners and experienced researchers alike. The institute provides corporate training and consultation and also organizes research seminars to encourage the inter-disciplinary research, while improving the understanding of recent research activities among faculty members and learners. PSVPEC conducts workshops, conferences, continuing education programs, technology appreciation programs etc. By ensuring a seamless amalgamation between research facilities, universities, business and the city, PSVPEC ensures that each stakeholder have a win-win situation.

The institute understands that the relationship between a mentor and mentee is something that either should cherish, as only then will the teaching–learning experience be fruitful to either party. Hence, the faculty team at PSVPEC updates themselves through various programs like faculty development program, seminars, workshops at the home and other colleges (such as Anna University), and also by attending NPTEL exams (by IITS).

Accredited with TCS, PSVPEC enjoys fruitful tie-ups with corporate giants like IBM, Tech Mahindra, KONE, Virtusa etc. “Every year 400+ companies visit our campus and recruit our students for which training is given to them. Repeated tests are conducted for aptitude, HR interviews and group discussion so they will overcome the fear and gain confidence to face the original interview,” says Dr. T. Soundararajan, Principal, Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College.

The main aim of Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College is to meet the challenges and demand of the highly advanced scientific and technological fields and to prepare to meet the man power needs of the world. The institute also aims at providing the student community with facilities and infrastructure for education that are comparable with the best available in the country and also provide excellent academic atmosphere to pursue professional education.

In this fast moving world, Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Engineering College has set a track for the students to run confidently, as the institute bridges the gap between academia and the corporate world.

Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering and Technology

Started in 2009, Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering and Technology is promoted by the Prince Educational Society. Approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering and Technology envisions to make every student that steps into the campus a success.

Located on a sprawling and friendly environment with a very calm atmosphere, the institution is situated on the outskirts of Chennai, provides a conducive ambience for learning. The institute houses a central library with a computerized Reference Section, Periodical Sections, and Stack Area. Presently there are more than 9592 books and stacked for the benefit of staff and students. Besides the central library, each department has its own library with technical books. The collection of many technical books, management books and Journals provide a salubrious environment for learning. A well-stocked state-of-the-art library caters to the reference and additional reading requirements of students and members of staff. The library is updated with contemporary publications. Reference books and light reading materials are provided, apart from magazines and journals. The institute houses spacious & well aerated class rooms with well equipped laboratories & workshop, language lab supported by TCS, play ground and indoor stadium, drawing halls, which accommodate 100 students at once, and auditoriums for holding national & international conferences. Among the many other infrastructural facilities that the institute offers to the students, the laboratories deserve a special mention. Well equipped and spacious, the institute provides the best experimental learning facility to the students.

The faculty at Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering and Technology is a devoted band of qualified and experienced lecturers from various fields of specialization that are highly motivated and strive hard to bring out the best in each student, by taking care to attend to the individual student’s needs. The team takes personal interest in the welfare and discipline of the students and moulds them into responsible citizens of the future.

Helping the students land their dream job, the institute lay special emphasis on the students’ communication skills. Similarly, they give ample training to the students to confidently face any expert team of interviewers from multinational and other Blue Chip companies with ease and emerge with flying colors.

Envisioning to meet the challenges and demand of the highly advanced scientific and technological fields and to prepare to meet the man power needs of the world, the institute also desires to become a model institution with great repute in the field of Engineering and Technology through dedicated development of knowledge and professional applications of skills to meet the world demand.

Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering and Technology aims to provide goal-oriented, quality-based, and value-added education through state-of-the-art technology on par with international standards. The institute also intends to help shape a community of learning that will eventually uplift the social, ethical, ecological, cultural and economic sectors of the society.

The training and placement cell of the institute centrally handles all aspects of campus placements for the graduating students. The training and placement cell is well equipped with excellent infrastructure to support each and every stage of the placement processes. The training and placement staff members assist in arranging pre-placement talks, written tests, group discussions, and interviews etc. The placement department maintains a very close interaction and coordination with industries to assess career opportunities for our students. Apart from networking, communications, correspondence and personal meetings, well organized campaigns are held to project our strengths and create job opportunities.

As a part of the curriculum, the institute provides Real Time Training Program (RTP) conducted by the staffs. “We have several companies to enhance the Placement skills of the students by various training techniques. Through several preparations, including group discussions and mock interviews, students are enabled to present themselves successfully in the campus interviews,” says Dr. T. Sunder Selwyn M.E., Ph.D, Principal, Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering and Technology.

The institute’s Placement Cell activities include:

  • Nurturing cordial relationship with the Industries, invite them for campus recruitment drives, organizing technical seminars, workshops, and other technical sessions.
  • Industry personnel are invited periodically to enrich the knowledge base of the student community with the latest technological innovations and industry practices.
  • In coordination with the Training and Placement Division, various departments of the institution have been dynamically organizing In-plant Training by conducting workshops, brain storming sessions, projects, seminars, surveys, case studies, and various extension activities through the student professional associations and chapters.
  • Organizes and coordinates Campus Placement Program, to fulfill its commitment of a job to every aspirant.
  • Organizing training sessions aiming at making the student community employable.
  • Helps every student define his/her career interest through individual expert counseling.
  • Promotes career counseling through guidance lectures by suitable corporate representatives.

Thus, Prince Dr. K. Vasudevan College of Engineering and Technology has set its mission into molding young and vivacious engineers who are capable of changing the world.

Pearls from the Chairman

Dr. K. Vasudevan, Chairman, Prince Group of Institutions

By building people, we build society.  By building leaders, we build the nation’s technology and economy. Technical education is, in effect, a nation’s service. At Prince, we believe only well-disciplined, value-added students become the high-profiled professionals who can achieve the avowed objective of our great president, Hon’ble Abdul Kalam, to make our country a “SUPER POWER”. Our institution endows halcyon atmosphere for the students, qualified and experienced faculty members, well-stocked library and fully equipped laboratories. We accolade the students for their new innovations to encourage them. To get out the best in the students, our faculty strives hard to bring out their hidden talents. We even expose the student to outside world in the form of participation in completion, seminars, workshops, and industrial visits.

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another”

Dr. K. Vasudevan

Chairman

Prince Group of Institutions

 

Dr. V. VishnuKarthik, Vice-Chairman, Prince Group of Institutions