Ramco Institute of Technology


Once seen primarily as the provider for back-end IT support, India has undergone a remarkable transformation, emerging as a strategic hub for technology talent sought after by both homegrown enterprises and global multinational corporations (MNCs). Today, India’s engineering workforce stands at the forefront of innovation, leveraging their advanced technical skills and profound domain knowledge to assist clients in redefining their business landscapes. The proliferation of Global Capability Centers (GCCs) across the nation underscores this paradigm shift, with both tech and non-tech corporations recognizing India’s vast pool of skilled talent as indispensable for driving their digital transformation initiatives forward.

Amidst this landscape, Ramco Institute of Technology (RIT) stands out as a beacon of excellence, embodying the ethos of a forward-looking tech engineering institute. With a commitment to nurturing the next generation of engineering talent, RIT is at the forefront of equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving tech industry. Positioned as a welcoming haven for aspiring engineers, RIT not only meets the increasing demand for fresh graduates but also caters to the needs of mid and senior-level professionals seeking to upskill and stay ahead in the dynamic tech landscape.

Ramco Institute of Technology in a Nutshell

RIT, under the Ramco Group, is dedicated to delivering high-quality engineering education at an affordable cost within the Rajapalayam (Tamil Nadu) region. The institution’s ethos revolves around creating an enriching academic environment supported by state-of-the-art facilities. Advanced laboratory setups, comprehensive infrastructure including student amenities, modern hostel accommodations for both genders, recreational areas, and eco-friendly initiatives underscore RIT’s commitment to sustainability.

With a meticulously planned teaching-learning framework bolstered by innovative practices and online resources, RIT ensures a dynamic educational experience. Each classroom is equipped with Learning Content Tools (LCT), facilitating seamless integration of technology into the curriculum. Project Based Learning (PBL) is being introduced to the students of RIT through LEAP, an initiative by IIT Madras to attain excellence in engineering education. It creates an opportunity for the students to work on real time problems at the industrial level. Moreover, the institute offers online courses for students and faculty members, enhancing their skill sets and staying abreast of industry trends.

RIT’s academic offerings encompass a range of B.E. and B.Tech. programs, including Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering, and specialized programs such as Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Information Technology, and Computer Science and Business Systems. Notably, four of its programs (CSE, EEE, ECE, and Mech.) have earned accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for the second time, underscoring the institution’s commitment to excellence.

Creating an Innovative and Sustainable Learning Environment

RIT prides itself on its cutting-edge infrastructure designed to facilitate a conducive learning environment. The campus boasts state-of-the-art Computer Centers featuring over 1100 Dell Computers, complemented by IBM Servers and an array of IT tools. The institution’s modern library houses a vast collection of over 21,000 books and journals sourced from esteemed publishers such as IEEE, Science Direct, IE, Delnet, and NDLI, meticulously managed through the online KOHA software.

Renowned for its Centers of Excellence, RIT hosts various specialized labs including the Yaskawa Robotics Lab, Medsby lab, Building Information Modeling (BIM) lab, Artificial Intelligence lab, National Instruments Lab view, Machine Learning / Deep Learning Laboratory, Renewable energy lab, Tessolve Semiconductor Laboratory, and the TVS-Harita Centre, among others. Additionally, the institution provides dedicated facilities for examinations and career placement activities, supported by an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Beyond academics, the RIT campus features playgrounds with established courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, cricket, and more, alongside a fully-equipped gymnasium and table tennis facilities. Six air-conditioned seminar halls and a multi-purpose auditorium cater to various events and gatherings, while separate hostels for both genders ensure comfortable accommodation. Student amenity centers, including copier rooms, music rooms, medical facilities, and counseling consulting rooms, further enhance the overall student experience.

The tech-institute’s commitment to sustainability is evident through its eco-friendly initiatives, such as a sewage treatment plant, waste recycling programs, rainwater harvesting systems, and water storage ponds. Moreover, RIT emphasizes environmental conservation with over 10,000 trees dotting the campus landscape, supplemented by Miyawaki plantation efforts. Other features like 24/7 power supply with generator backup, transportation services, RO water supply with softening units, solar power installations, LED lighting, and provisions for physically challenged individuals.

Forging Strong Industry-Academia Partnerships

During a brief interview opportunity with Dr. L. Ganesan, the principal of RIT, we asked him to elaborate on various aspects of how RIT excels as a renowned tech institute. And in specific when we asked him about the industry-academia connections existing at RIT, he shared – The Institute – Industry Interaction Cell (IIIC) was established in 2018 with the vision to explore, establish, and promote the intensive relationships between industry and institute for mutual benefit in the field of Academic, R&D, Innovation and Extension Activities”. “Through this several MoUs were signed with reputed industries like Tessolve Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd, Ramco Group of Textile Division, Harita Techserv Private Limited, Medsby Healthcare & Engineering Solutions, TVS Training and Services Limited, Ramco systems, The Ramco Cements Limited, Ramco Industries Ltd., NI Systems Private Limited etc”. Also, through the conversation he also spoke about how IIIC has signed MoUs with Institutions such as IIT Bombay, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, IUCEE Foundation, ICT Academy, CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, and Operate), Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS).

Furthermore, the institute has implemented a comprehensive Training and Placement Centre (TPC) to support students in securing campus placements. The TPC is equipped with essential facilities, including a Conference Hall with seating for 350 attendees, designed for presentations and events, along with a Discussion Room and 10 Interview Rooms. Various placement training programs covering problem-solving, aptitude tests, group discussion skills, interview techniques, resume preparation, communication skills, among others, are organized for third-year students to enhance their readiness for campus recruitment interviews. The TPC actively engages in networking with diverse industry sectors, spanning from manufacturing to software, to foster robust industry connections and opportunities for students.

Dr. L Ganesan – Principal

Dr. L. Ganesan is a distinguished academician with a Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur and over three decades of experience in research and education. He has authored over 100 research articles published in esteemed international journals and conferences and has mentored more than 20 research scholars to obtain their doctoral degrees. Dr. Ganesan is a Fellow member of the Institution of Engineers, Calcutta, and a Life member of the Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi. He has actively participated in TEQIP initiatives and has engaged in collaborative ventures, including visits to top-ranked technical universities in the UK and Singapore. Notably, he recently contributed to the CDIO-Asia Regional Conference held in the Philippines in October 2023.