Viswam Engineering College


Engineering, renowned for its diversity and promise of stable careers, stands as a beacon of opportunity for countless aspiring students. The myriad streams within engineering have made it a premier choice, offering avenues for innovation and growth. The surge in demand for engineering courses, ignited by the IT and software boom of the early 2000s and the rapid expansion of the private sector, has firmly established India as a global hub for engineering education.

Amidst this landscape of rapidly growing opportunities, Viswam Engineering College (VISM) emerges as a distinguished institution, epitomizing excellence in engineering education. Founded by the Viswam Educational Society in 2006, VISM embodies a commitment to providing quality technical education to the rural poor of the Madanapalle region, a testament to its noble vision and enduring impact.

VISM in a Nutshell

Viswam Engineering College (Autonomous), an ISO 9001:2015 Certified institution operates under the auspices of the Viswam Educational Society in a vaste 10.47 acre land. The society has been actively engaged in enhancing primary and secondary education for the rural poor in the region since its inception in 1991. With a comprehensive educational approach spanning from LKG to PG, the society has been instrumental in nurturing individuals with a strong academic foundation.

Affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), VISM upholds rigorous academic standards and values excellence in education.

The college offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses tailored to meet the evolving needs of the industry and society.

Undergraduate courses offered at VISM include:

– B. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering, Cyber Security, Computer Science & Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Postgraduate courses include:

– M. Tech in Software Engineering, Embedded Systems, Machine Design, and Structural Engineering.

– MBA with specializations in Marketing, HRM, Finance, and POM.

– MCA for graduates who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree examination with the requisite marks.

Academic Excellence and Research Mentorship

At Viswam Engineering College (VISM), every department is equipped with Ph.D. faculty members who play integral roles in guiding research scholars and facilitating consultancy projects. These professors, with their wealth of knowledge and expertise, actively engage in international and national conferences, where they serve as resource persons, present papers, and deliver guest lectures at various colleges. Their contributions not only enrich the academic environment at VISM but also extend the institution’s reach and impact within the broader academic community.

Redefining Infrastructural Brilliance

When we got a brief opportunity to interview Sri. M.Prabhakar Reddy, the Chairman of the tech institute, asked him to elaborate on the infrastructural amenities made available to the students. For which he shared – “VISM provides state-of-the-art accommodation facilities, including separate hostels for boys and girls with well-furnished AC rooms and hygiene food. The hostel is overseen by dedicated wardens to ensure the safety and well-being of students”. Through the conversation he also spoke about the college’s central library, which has an extensive collection of volumes, international journals, and magazines, providing ample resources for academic and research pursuits. The campus infrastructure is designed to create a conducive learning environment, with Wi-Fi connectivity and green spaces for relaxation and study.

Also, Viswam Engineering College (VISM) has established a dedicated Research and Development Cell (RDC) to foster a culture of innovation and excellence. The RDC is tasked with formulating a comprehensive Research Policy for the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and identifying key thrust areas for research. It facilitates the formation of cluster groups, frontline teams, and consortia of researchers to enhance collaboration and synergy.

Moreover, VISM’s RDC acts as a nodal center for fostering University-Industry Inter Linkage, Incubation, Innovation, Entrepreneurship Development, and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). It promotes better coordination among various cells and centers within the institution, facilitating a holistic approach to research and innovation.

Furthermore, VISM prioritizes sports and physical fitness, with dedicated areas for basketball, volleyball, cricket, tennis, football, and indoor games, providing students with ample opportunities for recreational and competitive sports activities.

Converting Students into World-Ready Engineers

Internship Opportunities at VISM have recently expanded, with offerings from the government and sponsorships from companies like IBM, providing invaluable hands-on experience to students at no cost. These internships enhance students’ skills and employability, while also fostering industry connections.

Projects undertaken by students at VISM are characterized by innovation and practicality, addressing real-world challenges and benefiting both industry and society. Faculty members contribute significantly to this endeavor, with many holding patent rights for their innovative projects.

The institution also facilitates students’ participation in various college symposiums, national and international conferences, where they showcase their projects and presentations, often earning recognition and accolades.

In addition, Viswam Engineering College has established a valuable partnership with PALS-IITM, Chennai, aimed at providing training to both students and staff. This training is designed to inspire students to engage in industrial-based projects, fostering practical skills and industry-relevant knowledge. Additionally, the college houses Centers of Excellence in Robotics, as well as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, further enhancing students’ exposure to cutting-edge technologies and research opportunities.

Lastly, VISM boasts a dedicated Entrepreneurs Development Cell (EDP Cell), led by Dr. G. L. Meena, Professor in the Department of MBA. This cell fosters entrepreneurship among students, providing guidance and support to aspiring entrepreneurs and nurturing a culture of innovation and enterprise within the institution.