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ADI SHANKARA

“Our Guests Included President Kalam & Oracle Corporation” The mood is upbeat at Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering & Technology, after President Kalam’s interaction with students, and the college becoming perhaps the only campus in Kerala from which international software major Oracle has recruited, says Dr. BS Krishnan.

What more gratification and honour could a professional engineering college have, than the visit of one of the greatest scientists of the nation His Excellency, the President, Dr. Abdul Kalam during his recent visit to Kerala. “It will be a memorable day in the annals of our history,” says Dr. B.S Krishnan, managing trustee, Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology. “Dr. Kalam’s visit is a feather in our cap, the students are delighted because for them it was an opportunity

of a lifetime to interact directly with such an intellectual stalwart. All throughout the stress has been on gaining professional excellence and this has given us the necessary thrust and lead in the highly competitive field of engineering education. It is this commitment by a dedicated team of teachers and management that has taken the institution to a series of accolades and recognitions. We are the first of the


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new generation engineering colleges to be accredited with ISO 9001: 2000 certification. This was given for the quality system of technical education imparted.� Dr. B.S. Krishnan, a successful senior barrister, with a doctorate in philosophy further stressed that the loftier vision was to transform the institution into a centre of excellence at par with international standards. The Adi Shankara Group of Institutions, founded, established and managed by the Sringeri Mutt has an impeccable record of running the Sree Sankara College and Sree Sarada Vidyalaya at Kalady. The group has for the past five decades pioneered in catering to the needs of the growing demands of the aspirants of highly specialised science and technology fields. They strive to mould competent professionals with ingenuity, adaptability, social commitment and ethical values. It is this experience that has contributed to the fast development of the Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology that is quite visible in it’s functioning. The college carries an image of progress and a long-term vision of

international stature. Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, and approved by the AICTE, the courses offered are Electrical & Electronics engineering; Electronics and Communication engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Information Technology; and Applied Electronics & Instrumentation. An MBA is also being offered as this equips and enhances the professional capability of the students. The vision of the college is to provide a good learning environment for the students to transform themselves into technology qualified, socially committed and spiritually awakened Indian nationals. Facilities at the college are in line with its lofty vision of progress and growth. The labs are well equipped with the latest equipment for all the streams of engineering. The airconditioned library is spacious and has a lavish collection of books and periodicals. There are over 16000 books in 5000 titles and a whole range of prominent journals. The computer lab with 300 networked computers and provides twentyfour hour internet usage facility.


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The dynamic growth of any professional college depends a lot on the kind of industry interface. It has to keep itself abreast of the current developments at the technological level. Further, it is beneficial if such institutions can have their own R&D unit. Adi Shankara has a combination of both and perhaps this could be the reason for the high ratio of campus absorption by the corporate leaders Oracle India Ltd., Infosys Technologies Ltd., BirlaSoft, Wipro Technologies and Blue Star Info Tech. Adi Shankara is perhaps the only engineering college in Kerala, from which Oracle has recruited. Apart from corporate houses, the Indian Navy and Army have shown interest in recruiting. The objective of the R&D Centre is to acquire and assimilate the advancement of technology in the area of Business Intelligence and Advanced Computing. This centre work in close association with Bangalore-based companies like Blue Star Info Tech Ltd. and Bigants. In order to promote the deserving students to pursue their dream of

a successful career in the field of engineering, the institution offers scholarships. In order to implement a wholesome education in the campus, the management encourages various co-curricular activities where participation of the teachers has been equally enthusiastic. The various clubs at the campus are the Nature Club, Literary Club, Quiz & Debate Club and the Art Club. In order to hone up the communication skills in English, the students are given training in practising the various forms of delivery of English language. A Mind Power Development Programme is also offered from time to time in order to strengthen the students’ minds to face the competitive world outside the campus. The college further plans to conduct a series of lectures on the philosophy of the great Jagad Guru Sree Adi Shankaracharya, in order to inculcate a holistic value system in the students. The institution thus treads from one glory to another to achieve the best and also be competent at the international level.


FISAT “We are Right on Target” What is Chairman PV Mathew speaking about, when he says Federal Institute of Science & Technology (FISAT) “is right on target?” Is it leadership in admissions among engineering colleges in Ernakulam & neighbouring districts, or is it about majority of their first batch students getting booked by companies?

“There is an unhealthy competition among self-financing engineering colleges now,” says PV Mathew, Chairman of FISAT. “Otherwise, why are some neighbouring colleges making absurd comparisons about placements? We are 1 year younger than these colleges, and our first batch of students just now only got ripe for placements. And you see the outcome.” The outcome is indeed impressive. 49 of FISAT Semester7 students already placed at leading MNC blue-chips, as

of August 28th. And the corporate visits & offers are flowing. Sasken, i-flex, Huawei, Satyam, L&T Info Tech, iGATE, …the list is growing. At this year’s admissions too, FISAT put up a stunning performance, surprising many neighbouring colleges. Within days after the start of admissions, 99% of the merit quota was over. And filling the management quota has never been a problem at FISAT.


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Ask Mathew about FISAT’s success secrets, and he has a real secret to tell, “We know the middleclass pulse, and we are perhaps the most cost-effective self-financing engineering college with all the facilities. We don’t want to make a profit from this to take home. Everything is reasonable, and the revenue reinvested. Parents appreciate this.” A keen watcher of the self-financing scheme, Mathew explodes when asked about the leftist student stir, that was going on when we met him, “Do they realize what

they are speaking about? They say they are arguing for the downtrodden students, but in reality they are arguing for the upper-class students because it is they who benefit. Even a brief look at the engineering & medical entrance rank list would confirm this – rich students dominate from the top ranks onwards. And ironically, they get the subsidized education from Government, while middleclass and lowerclass students are left out with no option but the costlier self-financing education. Merit can be one criterion, but to make it the only criterion is socially unjust in a


FISAT a well-balanced collection that includes Books, Periodicals, CDROMs etc. Facilities in the library includes Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Leased Line Internet facility, Smart Card based transactions etc. A web-based e-learning platform, TenAcado, is operational at FISAT. This software is a totally web-based e-learning platform that includes a broad range of course developments, deployments and management capabilities along with a digital library and effective communication and collaborative tools. A language lab to teach foreign languages, especially English, has been established. FISAT has all its activities fully computerized. Separate software modules for Academics, Library, Administration, Accounts, and Store etc are installed and are all integrated to a single database. Another intranet module is also operational which will enable students & parents to access the details regarding academics, fee payment status, library etc from anywhere in the world. Sports and games facilities have been provided for all major sports and games items, including gymnasium, indoor shuttle court, table tennis etc.

PV Mathew, Chairman, FISAT

Professor, HOD, & Principal at Government Model Engineering College and NSS College of Engineering. His expertise in Electronics, Communication, & Electrical Engineering fields is working wonders in this age when graduates in these disciplines, rule the roost. In this age of active religiousness in Kerala’s educational sector, FISAT comes across as a fresh relief. Says PV Mathew, “Look around, and you will only see colleges with some religious affiliation or the other. In contrast, our secular credentials have been considered as a big plus by discerning parents.” Right from its architecture to its computerization, FISAT is one of Kerala’s best-designed engineering colleges. The campus, the buildings, the workshops, the laboratories, and the library are all best-in-its-class. FISAT Library & Information Division is full-fledged, having

FISAT, set up at Mookannoor, near Angamaly, in Ernakulam District, is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. FISAT offers courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. The FISAT campus, with its scenic beauty and virgin surroundings has electric power generators installed to make the campus self-sufficient in electricity.


MES College of Engineering

“We Stay One Step Ahead, Always” By the time the new wave of self-financing engineering colleges hit Kerala a few years back, MES College of Engineering was in top gear. With the new generation colleges doing some catching up, MES is again shifting gears – to overdrive, with the distinction of being the first and the only self-financing college in Kerala to get an MTech course, and by remaining the only private self-financing college in the state to get selected under Indian Government’s TEQIP Program for growing into a world-class Centre of Excellence. If Prof. POJ Lebba and Prof. KK George hear how the promoters of Kerala’s new-generation engineering colleges excitedly describe their infrastructure, they might smile silently. Because daily they direct the operations at a self-financing engineering college campus, the infrastructure of which is quite incomparable – 70 acres of river-side campus, 40,000 sq. mt. of built-up carpet area, separate full-fledged buildings for each department, & beautiful landscapes separating them – like only the world’s best educational institutions are built! If somebody objects that infrastructure is not everything, and what matters is the management & faculty, again MES is incomparable among the state’s self-financing engineering colleges – Chairman Jb. TP Imbichammad had been on the Board of Governors of IIT, Chennai, Secretary Prof. POJ Lebba was Dean of Engineering at University of Kerala, Director Dr. M Achuthan was on the faculty of IIT Mumbai, and Principal Prof. KK George had been the Director of Technical Education, Government of Kerala! And Prof. Lebba, Dr. Achuthan, & Prof. George, all studied at various IITs! If you already don’t know much detail about the promoting group,

Prof. POJ Lebba, Secretary

Jb.TP Imbichammad, Chairman

MES, you might be wondering by now what sort of a highly-professional organization it is – to have selected this eminent a team to head its engineering college. The Muslim Educational Society is a movement started in 1964 under the visionary leadership of late Dr. Abdul Gafoor, at Kozhikode. Today, it is the largest Muslim service organisation in the country with more than 7,000 members and spread across India and Middle East. Apart from schools and colleges, MES also runs a number of other institutions like hospitals, libraries, hostels, cultural centres and orphanages. MES College of Engineering is elegantly located at Thrikkanapuram, on the beautiful banks of Bharathapuzha, along the Kozhikode-Thrissur State Highway. The nearest railway station, Kuttipuram, is only 2 kms away, while the nearest airport, Karipur, is only 50 kms away. The history of MES College of Engineering is a history of firsts. The first private self-financing engineering college in Kerala. First engineering college in the state to get certified under ISO 9001:2000. First and the only private self-financing engineering college in the state to get selected under the TEQIP Program of Govt of India for creating Centres of Excellence. This year, MES added another first to its

Dr. M Achuthan, Director

Prof. KK George, Principal

Prof. PV Abdul Hameed, Vice-Principal


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credit – the first and the only self-financing engineering college in Kerala to get an MTech course sanctioned by AICTE. A postgraduate course in Thermal Systems (Mechanical Engineering) will be started this year. The success of any engineering college is ultimately measured by the level of interaction with the industry, and success in campus placements. MES has succeeded in both, with a high level of industry-academic interaction, and campus placement for the majority of passing-out students. The prime reason is again the expertise of the management in industry, consulting, & research. If you thought Chairman Jb. Imbichammad, Secretary Prof. Lebba, Director Dr. Achuthan, Principal Prof. George, & Vice-Principal Prof. PV Abdul Hameed are brilliant academicians alone – you are way off the mark! Jb. Imbichammad is a renowned technocrat-industrialist who has headed many public sector companies, and is presently Chairman of Sienna Group of Companies. Prof. Lebba was the President of Energy Conservation Society for several years, and Consultant to AICTE. Dr. Achuthan has been the Technical Consultant of many noted organizations, has

Department of Electrical & Electronics, and Electronics & Telecommunication

guided the doctoral research of many students at IIT Mumbai, and has published a number of papers in national & international journals. Prof. George, who is an eminent academician, professional, & administrator, has to his credit international projects, and being a member of the management committee of several institutions including IIT, Chennai. Vice-Principal Prof. Hameed is a member of the Board of Studies, Faculty of Engineering, & Selection Committee, at University of Calicut. The success of MES in Campus Placements is due to a concerted strategy of Soft Skill Development and Employability Enhancement Programmes for students. Value addition by way of short term courses in cuttingedge technologies needed for the industry, is provided. The College is noted for its extensive lab and library facilities. All departments have well equipped laboratories and workshops with modern equipments. The College has extensive Central as well as Departmentwise computer facilities, with broadband Internet facility, multiple operating systems, and an optical fibre backbone. Overall, there are 440 computers in the College. Apart from the separate


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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department-wise libraries, the college has a Central Library on Engineering, Science & Technology, with 40,000 books, 135 journals, and over 2000 CDs on various topics. The library can accommodate more than 250 students at a time. For the convenience of the students, reference volumes and curricular books are stored in good numbers. The library also has a good stack of books on History and Literature. Media resource centres are equipped with videocassette recorders and CD players to enable the use of educational media on videotapes and CDs. A fully computerized information centre is also functioning in the library.

The college offers separate hostels for both boys (accommodating 550 students) and girls (for 440 students). The separate facilities include mess hall, prayer room, recreation hall, reading hall, computer room and playground facilities. A new state-of-the-art block for the ladies hostel with all amenities is coming up, the design of which has been done by Prof. George. Miscellaneous facilities for students include Canteen, Bank, Cooperative Store, Physical Education Department & Health Club / Gymnasium, Computer Education & Training Centre (MES-IIT) etc. Facilities for all sports and fine arts activities also exist at the college.

MES College of Engineering has a student strength of nearly 2100 and has the following courses: Applied Electronics & Instrumentation, Architecture, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, and, Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, there are three postgraduate programs – MTech Thermal Systems (Mechanical Engineering), Master of Computer Applications (MCA), and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

MES showed its social commitment by offering a Scholarship Scheme for meritorious students for 200506 admission. For candidates with rank up to 5000 in the Common Entrance Examination conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala, and who secure admission to BTech course in the MES College of Engineering, a scholarship equivalent to 75% of the fees fixed by the government for selffinancing colleges was offered.

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, and Information Technology


Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology (RASET)

“No Compromises in Infrastructure, Faculty, & Initiatives” Attaining leadership is one thing. Maintaining it, quite another. Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology (RASET) is trying to do this difficult act by an uncompromising attitude on infrastructure, faculty, & initiatives, says Director Fr. Jose Alex CMI. And the mood at the Rajagiri Campus is buoyant than ever before with leadership in this year’s admissions, as well as placements - with 136 final year students bagging not 136 offers, but 182 offers for placement – almost all from India’s IT blue-chips!

Where to join? Infosys or Wipro? Accenture or Sasken? Hexaware or Sutherland? Such were the perplexing dilemmas faced by 42 final-year students of Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology (RASET), after this year’s campus interviews. Because, all of them had dual offers; with three of them – Asha Elizabeth George, Anu Babu, & Sreelekshmi VH – even having triple offers! The remaining 94 final year students were also jubilant – without any dilemmas they could decide on their first employer – Allsec, L&T Infotech, iGATE, Birlasoft, Huawei, MindTree etc. apart from majors like Infosys, Wipro, Accenture, & Hewaware. But when we met Fr. Jose Alex this time – merit quota admissions were going on then - he had some surprises for us. We had expected jubilation at this year’s admission news which kept trickling in, but he was amazingly calm - “Admissions are just going on.” When we objected with the news of Rajagiri leading the merit quota among self-financing engineering colleges, his reply was “Nothing is yet official, isn’t it? We only have news from students who have opted for Rajagiri. We don’t believe in making any publicity or hype regarding these things.” When we probed further, we could also appreciate why he was keeping a balanced mind. It was the attitude of a leader who was relying more on his institution’s hard work, more than anything else. “People don’t realize. This kind of success doesn’t happen overnight. We have meticulously planned, invested heavily, & worked hard. You will be surprised to know that no engineering college in Kerala has our kind of labs for some subjects like electronics. How can


Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology (RASET) such efforts be substituted by full-page ads in newspapers & other publicity stunts?” A Postgraduate in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, Fr. Jose Alex has been instrumental in catapulting the CMI Congregation’s flagship Rajagiri Group into the centerstage of Kerala’s educational sector. His major contributions include the spinning off of Rajagiri School of Management and starting Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology – both at the new 90-acres Rajagiri Valley Campus on the banks of River Chitrapuzha. During his tenure in the MG University Syndicate, he was a member of the Academic Committee, with significant contributions to his credit. Fr. Jose Alex in conversation with Seasonal Magazine on the uniqueness of the engineering college, which he heads: g Competition among self-financing engineering colleges is heating up. Many average performing colleges have become above-average performers. How do you plan to maintain leadership? Competition should improve. As far as Ernakulam & neighbouring districts are concerned, I think only a few self-financing engineering colleges are failing to live up to the minimum standards. But as far as Rajagiri is concerned, our set objective is to become

extraordinary, and not above-average. our aim from the very beginning has been to evolve into an Autonomous Institute and then move on to become a Deemed University offering Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Courses in Engineering & Management. Otherwise, what is the need for this kind of infrastructure, faculty, & initiatives? g How is the Rajagiri infrastructure different? Well, there are many things. I will tell you just one example. A lab, say for electronics or instrumentation, can be set up with 5 lakhs or 50 lakhs. The question is whether you want to meet mandatory requirements, or put up a sophisticated lab appreciated even by the industry. In such situations, we have always opted for the latter. Because of this, as I mentioned earlier, today we have some of the best labs among all engineering colleges in the state. g You mentioned faculty strengths. Can you elaborate? You will be surprised to know that our faculty consists of 12 PhD Scholars, 5 Senior Professors & around 30 Postgraduates – all with long years of experience in their respective fields. And, we have two very eminent scholars at the academic helm – Dr. K Babu Joseph as Dean, and Dr. AC Mathai as Principal. As you are aware, Dr. Babu was the former Vice-Chancellor of Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT), and is a noted authority on various frontier fields of Physics. Dr. AC Mathai, who


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took his MTech & PhD from IIT Chennai, did his Post-doctoral work as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in USA, and was later InCharge of UPSC recruitments to top scientific & technical posts, Associate Professor at BITS Pilani, & Dean at NIT (REC) Kozhikode, before joining as Principal here.

help. Prof. Varkey himself was experienced in this field, being the former Placement Co-ordinator at College of Engineering, Thiruvanathapuram. Similarly, one of the constructive roles our Dean Dr. Babu has been playing here, is aiding our students in Research.

g Apart from their goodwill & image, how does their experience help Rajagiri? Their experience counts a lot. For example, Dr. AC Mathai was the person who established and headed the Training & Placement Department at REC, Kozhikode. Later he was instrumental in setting up the path-breaking SHREDS. When we set up our Placement & Career Guidance Cell at RASET under the leadership of Prof. Varkey Philip, Dr. Mathai’s experiences did

g Research? At a private engineering college? Why not? Dr. Babu has to his credit more than 100 published research papers, and he has supervised the Doctoral works of 15 research students. Besides, we have 12 PhD holders among our faculty, in various disciplines. We


established a Research Centre in May 2003, under Dr. Babu’s guidance, to develop ideas, encourage creativity, and enhance knowledge among the teachers & students. The centre undertakes inter-disciplinary research projects as well as conducts workshops, conferences, seminars, refresher courses, & weekly lectures for the benefit of students & teachers. Current areas of interest & research include Complex Dynamics, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and lots more. g What are Rajagiri’s efforts in ensuring the holistic development of students? Before I elaborate them, let me point out that the very proof for these efforts is our students’ performance in campus placements. When companies recruit, they are not looking for just top academic performers, but wellrounded personalities with the right-mix of academics, communication skills, teamwork skills, leadership skills, body language etc. This is also one reason why Rajagiri ensures holistic development of all students. Training is given in areas like personality development, leadership skills, communication skills, debating, stress management, assertiveness training, relaxation techniques, yoga etc. Our Student Welfare Centre is responsible for all these activities, apart from student counselling, and maintaining an individual information folder for every student. With this kind of meticulous attention to detail, Fr. Jose Alex and his team is forging ahead with their sole intention of providing the very best for Rajagiri students.

The educational infrastructure available at Rajagiri is fullfledged & state-of-the-art. A Library System with a wellequipped & fully computerized Central Library and separate Departmental Libraries with Assignment Rooms exist. The Central Library has a massive collection of books, journals, periodicals, an excellent CD-ROM collection, and roundthe-clock Internet access. The Central Computing Facility offers a multiplatform network of Servers & Pentium-4 Workstations, 512 kbps broadband Internet connection, and high-speed multi-purpose laser printers & scanners. Additional facilities include a Reprographic Centre, Auditorium & Conference Rooms. Rajagiri cares for hostellers and day scholars equally well. The campus has separate hostels for boys & girls, with twinoccupancy facilities, & a full-fledged dining hall. Some of the teaching staff reside in the hostel as Resident Tutors to look after the well-being of students & provide them with necessary help. For day scholars, college buses ply to & from all directions including Ernakulam, Tripunithara, Aluva, & Kakkanad. Sports is promoted as a way of life at Rajagiri, with facilities including that for cricket, football, volleyball, basketball, & badminton. Facilities exist for indoor sports like table tennis too. But what is a modern campus without those little finishing touches – cafeteria, fitness centre, health clinic, post office, bank, & ATM? Ask Fr. Jose Alex about these, and he slowly ponders over each, before coming with the quick reply – “Everything, we have it all. No compromises.”


SAINTGITS “Our Management Team’s Strength, is Now Paying Off” That Saintgits was different, everyone agreed. But the real difference is emerging only now – the expertise of its promoters & management. Promoted, among others, by three noted educationalists, and managed by a governing board dominated by engineers and led by Er. Punnoose George, Saintgits College of Engineering shined in this year’s engineering admission by getting filled up quickly. Initially, most new self-financing engineering colleges looked the same. But, as the years rolled by, and the heat built up, many started developing cracks in their armour. Issues like investment & hype became secondary, while the real issue of adhering to the first principles of engineering education came to the forefront – the core issue being the expertise of the promoters & management in engineering & engineering education. And this is precisely the reason why Saintgits College of Engineering, at Kottukulam Hills, Pathamuttom, near Changanassery, has survived & emerged to the forefront in self-financing engineering education.

Saintgits is promoted by a group of educationalists, technocrats, industrialists, & respected ex-bureaucrats, and not mere businessmen out to make a quick buck from the education field. Noted educationalist His Grace Joseph Mor Gregorios MPhil, the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Bishop of Cochin & UAE, is the President, while industrialist-educationalist KV George MA LLB, is the Vice-President. Bishop Joseph Mor Gregorios is noted for his educational endeavours spanning schools, colleges, & professional colleges – both in his personal capacity as well as in his capacity as Corporate Manager for all educational institutions belonging to the Jacobite Church. The


Chennai-based KV George is the Hon. Secretary of Madras Medical Mission & President of Union Christian Association (UCA), Chennai, which runs a School, Nursing School, & School of Physiotherapy & Paramedical Sciences – all at Chennai. An industrialist, he is also the Chairman of Kottukulam Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Chennai. The other noted educationalist on the Saintgits Board is Dr. PC Varghese BSc, BSc (Engg.), MS, ME (Harvard), PhD, who retired as Chief Technical Adviser of UNESCO & Prof. & HOD of Civil Engineering, IIT, Chennai. The Board also has a well-respected retired bureaucrat, Varghese Anver, BSc (Engg.), IRSE, who was the General Manager of Southern Railway. The Saintgits Management is also distinguished by a dominance of engineers – exactly how it should be for an engineering college. Led by CEO Er. Punoose George, BSc (Engg.), MIE, LLM, the team includes Er. Oomen Varghese as Treasurer, and Er. K George, Er. Varghese Philip, Er. Joseph Varghese & Er. Sinu Philip, as Members. Other members include Businessman John Punnen (Jt. Treasurer) and Agricultarist & Social Worker VP Varghese (Member). The academic side is led by Prof. Baby K Issac, BSc (Engg.), ME, who was noted in the education field during his days as a Prof. of Electrical Engineering, at MA College of Engineering, Kothamangalam. CEO Er. Punnose George, who was earlier the Director of Kottukulam Engineers Pvt. Ltd., in conversation with

Seasonal Magazine, about the engineering college which he now heads: g How fast was Saintgits filled up in this year’s admission? Not only this year, ever since our inception, we have been one of the engineering colleges most in demand. This year, despite the reduction in fees at government self-financing colleges too, the bulk of our merit quota was filled up quickly, barely a week after counselling started. g How was the response for management quota seats? We have never faced a problem in management quota, because we offer the kind of superior facilities that management & NRI quota students and their parents are looking for. Over the years, the emerging difference is that our management quota is virtually getting ‘filled up’ long before the entrance itself! g What are the reasons for Saintgits being in demand? Well, Saintgits has never compromised on how an engineering college should run, on the infrastructure, faculty, or future oriented support. g Can you tell us more about this future oriented support? Well, we believe that the role of an engineering college is to prepare students for two futures – industry or higher education. With this in mind, we had formed a Placement & Career Development Cell, headed by Dr. U Punnoose


SAINTGITS PhD, our Dean for Placement & Training. . Its duties are two-fold. The Cell liaisons with major Corporates, including the IT giants from India & abroad, to conduct Campus Recruitments, which have been a real success. Secondly, the Cell provides coaching for higher studies abroad like GRE, TOEFL etc. as well as domestic entrances like GATE, CAT, & GMAT. Many of our students have got excellent academic placements in India & abroad. Apart from all these support, we provide help for developing the communication skills. g Can you explain? We are one of the few colleges that have a resident resource person for developing English & Communication Skills. This initiative has had miraculous results, especially on the Campus Recruitment front, because usually it is on the communication front and not the academic front that Kerala students lag. g Do you have a scholarship scheme for attracting meritorious students? Yes, we were one of the first colleges to start a merit scholarship scheme. We disperse around Rs. 10 lakhs for this, and a unique feature is that the Saintgits Scholarship is available for meritorious candidates studying at any engineering college in Kerala. g What are the special infrastructure facilities at Saintgits? It starts from our campus, which spans 30-acres and is green & eco-friendly. All the buildings & class rooms are

spacious & well-ventilated. Apart from world-class library, labs, & workshops, we have a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. Group learning tools like Video Lectures, as well as self-learning tools like Internet & Multimedia Subject CDs are provided. Saintgits offers courses in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, as well as Master of Computer Applications (MCA). Caring for the wholesome development of its students, Saintgits has got hobby clubs, debate club, discussion groups, interactive counselling sessions, meditation centre, and yoga for students. Set up under the aegis of Saint Gregorios Institutes of Technology and Sciences, this top-performing engineering college also benefits from the expertise of former Principal Dr. Babu Rajendran, a PhD holder from IISc, Banglore, Thomas T John, Director (Administration & Planning), who was the Secretary to Minister of Education, Government of Kerala, and Rev. Fr. Mathew Koshy who works as Dean (Student Welfare).


SN GURUKULAM “We are at a Tremendous Pace Now” If there is one self-financing engineering college that has tremendously improved during the past 1-year, it is SN Gurukulam College of Engineering at Kadayiruppu. This year’s admissions proved it. SN entered the top league of Ernakulam colleges with blistering-fast completion of admissions to its almost-entire seats. TA Vijayan, President

“We were one of the first choices for students this year,” remarked TA Vijayan enthusiastically while we met him. The merit quota admissions were going on then, and SN had managed to get filled up to near completion in the first round itself. “During this past 1-year we had meticulously planned to upgrade on all fronts that needed upgradation, and the efforts paid off,” added Vijayan, President of the Sree Naryana Gurukulam College of Engineering (SNGCE). But, he is humble enough to quickly add that, “Of course, our location at Ernakulam also helped. More and more students & parents choose Ernakulam colleges because this is emerging as Kerala’s hub for IT, the field in which maximum jobs are happening.” SNGCE is located at Kadayiruppu on the Kolenchery - Perumbavoor route, comfortably away from the hustle and bustle of city. This picturesque campus of 40 acres is 4 kms north of Kolenchery and 14 Kms south of Perumbavoor. It was the Kunnathunadu SNDP Union, Perumbavoor, that established Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering. The aim of the founders is to accomplish the goals of freedom and fearlessness, through the right type of education suitable to the changing

needs of the world. In this prestigious venture, the Union is inspired and guided by the precepts and teachings of Sree Narayana Guru (1855-1928), the great sage and social reformer who brought about a revolutionary transformation in the socio-cultural scenario of Kerala, and whose yeoman services have been lauded and assimilated by the world community. The functioning of the institution is steered by the Sree Narayana Gurukulam Trust. The members of the trust hail from various professional fields, and they have a set objective of opening avenues to the youth, far and near, to a world-class higher education in engineering and technology, and in the allied disciplines. TA Vijayan is


to the youth, far and near, to a worldclass higher education in engineering and technology, and in the allied disciplines. TA Vijayan is the President of the Trust. Vijayan, a retired Deputy Commissioner (Commercial Taxes) is currently the Chairman of the Kerala State Backward Class Development Corporation. SN College offers BTech courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, and Civil Engineering. It also offers an MBA programme. Advisory Board of the college consists of Vellappally Natesan, General Secretary, SNDP Yogam, Adv. M Ratnasingh, Advocate General, Kerala, Dr. D. Balakrishnan, Rtd. Joint Director of Technical Education, and Dr. CE Krishnan, Rtd. Prof. Govt. Engineering College, Trichur. As a professional institution committed to maintain high standards of academic excellence, SNGCE is highly careful in selecting the faculty. The various teachers consist of eminent and well-experienced personnel who have made significant contribution in the field of education. Faculty is headed by the Principal Professor K Rajendran, MSc. Engg., FIE, MISTE (Retd. HOD, Mechanical Engg., Mar Athanasius College of Engg., Kothamangalam). With a rare motivation and mission, faculty of the SNGCE tires to chisel out the latent potential in student’s overall development. “We are concerned in honing the skills of students to cope up with the future challenges,” says Principal Prof. K Rajendran.

The college has spacious & ultra modern classrooms with comfortable furniture, subject-relevant lab facilities for each course, and a sophisticated computer lab that meets global standards with advanced versions of software. The college also has a convenient workshop, drawing hall and an auditorium with a capacity of 750. Full-fledged computerized library with latest editions of 5000 national and international books are kept ready in the college. College is committed to arrange Industry / Corporate interaction for students to enhance their career prospects. All necessary facilities are readied for the overall development of student personality. “We want our students to emerge as leaders of tomorrow. Our methodology of teaching and all related activities are planned with this aim in mind,” notes TA Vijayan. SNGCE gives scholarship amounting to 25% of tuition fees to ten percentage of students admitted to college. College management is keen in ensuring that financial difficulty is not affecting the studies.


Toc H “Leadership in Admissions Show Our Quality” Toc H Institute of Science & Technology at Arakunnam was one of the first self-financing engineering colleges in Ernakulam to get filled up in this year’s engineering admission. The college, belonging to the Toc H group of educational institutions in Kerala, remains on the cutting-edge by various initiatives including participation in the ambitious EDUSAT Program for satellite-based education delivery, promoted by ISRO & AICTE.

“Service

is the rent we pay for our room on earth,” so goes the motto of the international Toc H movement. Toc H Institute of Science & Technology (TIST) is an inevitable extension of this gorgeous Toc H ethos to keep abreast of emerging technologies and impart technical education with global perspective. The Institute with its campus spread over a sprawling 26 K Varghese, Director & Manager acres of land is affiliated to the prestigious Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT). The Institute aims to evolve as a Centre of Excellence for Professional Education, and a breeding ground for nurturing innovative talents of a young generation in the fields of Engineering, Technology and Research. The graduates of the Institute are expected to act as catalysts for transforming the society by being pioneers in technological upgradation, setting higher ethical standards with a strong base in science and technology, and striving to achieve higher quality of life for the less privileged. The name Toc H derives from an international organization headquartered in UK. It came into being in 1915 on the war front of Belgium during the First World War to serve the wounded and afflicted soldiers. Cochin Branch of Toc H started in the early seventies. Realising the need for

quality schooling in Cochin, Toc H started Toc H Public School in Cochin in 1978.

Prof. PJ Joseph, President

TIST lays great emphasis on developing the holistic development of the student personality. The facilities for sports include 200metres Track & Field, Volleyball Court, Basketball Court, Badminton Court, Table Tennis, Football Court and Cricket ground. The Institute conducts cultural events periodically to tap the

talents in those fields. The Project & Entrepreneurship Cell of the college named as SPECTA (Society for Promotion of Entrepreneurship & Creative Talents) is aimed at bringing out the inner leadership traits of students. “SPECTA prompts and encourages the students to take up projects having the potential to generate employment,” says K Varghese, Founder Manager and Director. “In addition, they have opportunities to interact with neighbouring industries to take up projects having direct relation with Industry and Environment,” he adds. Industry Institute interaction Cell of the college arranges industrial visits to expose students to industrial practices. The institute has a well-designed library with more than 6000 books. The library provides all modern facilities, and is spread over 415 sq. m. The Digital Library has an


excellent CD-ROM collection and Internet facility so that it can be a nodal centre for research activities. The college is taking extreme care in selecting the faculty. Prof. V Job Kuruvila, a highly accomplished man in the field of technical education leads the institution as Principal. Prof. Kuruvila, MBA & MTech (MechanicalProduction) from Cochin University of Science & Technology, has more than 27 years of experience in the Industry. He had served both public sector and private sector in various capacities like Chief Engineer, Deputy General Manager (Projects), General Manager, and CEO. As the Controller of Examinations of Dr. MGR Engineering College, Chennai, he was instrumental in getting the Deemed University status for the institution. The college offers courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC), Computer Science & Engineering (CS), Information Technology (IT), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME). TIST offers PhD and ME in Applied Electronics, and Computer Science & Engineering in collaboration with Dr. MGR Deemed University. This institute is founded and promoted by the same group of people who has nurtured and nourished the famous Toc H Public School in Cochin. Prof. PJ Joseph, the President of Toc-H Public School adorns the post of Chairman of the Toc H Institute of Science and Technology. He is a former Professor and the Head of the Postgraduate & Research Department of English at Union Christian College, Alwaye. He is one of the members of the

Prof. V Job Kuruvila, Principal

UNESCO panel of experts in non–formal education. K Varghese, a committed social worker and the Founder Manager and Director of Toc H Institute of Science & Technology, was instrumental in starting ‘Chaitanya’ (home for the mentally retarded) run by YMCA, Ernakulam. In line with the philanthropic propensity of the founders and promoters, Toc H gives scholarships to all needy and meritorious students. Says Prof. PJ Joseph, “First of all, no profit making motive is there in Toc H activities. We are purely in service mission and we understand that well.” TIST has formed a foundation for helping students from the financially weak families. “We are trying to help the neighbourhood community by identifying talents in the nearby schools. With that aim, we formed TIST Foundation for Economically Backward Rural Students (TIFERS).”


VISWAJYOTHI “With Success in Admissions & Placement, We Have Gathered Momentum” Manager Fr. Thomas Malekudy is satisfied about Viswajyothi’s performance this year – first-year admissions over in a week, and 80% students in 8th semester & 40% students in 7th semester already placed with leading companies. Nestled among lush green surroundings over a hillock beside the Ernakulam-Thodupuha state highway on a sprawling 26-acre compound is the impressive college building spread over an area of 2 lakh sq. ft. It was quite hard to believe that this institution was just set up in the year 2001. The institution looked quite academic and professional yet the setting was serene – the right ambience to embark on a professional engineering career. The motto of the institution “Widening frontiers of excellence in engineering education” seemed no misnomer.

Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology is yet another epitome of the Kothamangalam Diocese that radiates their commitment and experience in the field of education. The Diocese runs 90 schools, 3 affiliated colleges and 3 other technical institutions. For the last five decades they have been in the forefront of serving the society and the cause of education. The success story of Viswajyothi is due to the unflagging efforts of the Diocese. Viswajyothi has had a manifold growth and has earned a reputation amongst the academic community as well as the industry. A look into the kind of corporate organisations that have recruited professional aspirants from the institution, and the numbers, bears testimony to Viswajyothi’s excellence. Leading corporate like Infosys, Nest, Satyam, US Technology, Sasken, L&T Infotech, Assyst, TCS and IBS


Software, to name a few, have been recruiting from the college regularly. Fifty-five students gained direct campus recruitment for the year 2005-2006. Last year seventynine students were absorbed into leading corporate organisations. It is the definite vision of the management to mould the students into engineers par excellence with integrity, fairness and human values that lead to their achieving such an excellent track record. The institution further carries a lofty mission of developing into a centre of excellence and growing to match international standards. Accredited by AICTE and affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Viswajyothi offers B.Tech degrees in Computer Science and Engineering; Electronics and Communications Engineering; Electronics Engineering; Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering. Each course has sixty seats. Admission is based on the results of the Common Entrance Exams conducted by the Government of Kerala and all the reservations are according to the policies of the government. As for the NRI quota, 15% of the management quota is set apart for this category. The Patron of the institution is Rt. Rev. Dr. George Punnakottil, Bishop of Kothamangalam, and the Manager is Msgr. Thomas Malekudy. Facilities available at the college are, by far, the best. All the laboratories are state-of-the-art, with standardised quality equipments that are in keeping with the needs of the industry. A heavy investment budget is earmarked to provide the most current equipments. Similarly the library is quite well decked with a vast range of textbooks, technical books, references, periodicals, technical magazines and International journals. The automated, spacious, elegantly designed library has a collection of

learning CDs and also books on literature, management and human resources. The hostels, one for boys and a separate one for girls are well kept, modern and the rooms have adequate privacy. One hundred and fifty boys and two hundred and twenty-five girls can be accommodated. Nuns manage the girls’ hostel. The mess is spacious, hygienic and elegant. Internet and computer facilities are available at the hostels itself. Members of the teaching staff are appointed as resident tutors. The Engineering Competency Centre offers comprehensive training to students in industry benchmark areas like Microsoft, SUSE Linux and Java. Apart from formal training in these, those who wish to work towards international certifications are also assisted. As a part of this centre an Applications Development Centre (ADC) is being set up where students can involve themselves in industry-specific R&D projects. The Placement, Training & Counselling Department offers career guidance and support for students in the areas of placements and further education. The training division imparts need-based professional, personal development and value added training programmes. In order to promote managerial and entrepreneurial skills among students an Entrepreneur Cell is being established.


DIANA EDUCATION TRUST

AWAKE, ARISE AND STOP

Gurupadappa M. Salgar, Chairman, Diana Educational Trust quotes Swami Vivekananda’s famous words “ Awake, Arise and Stop not until the goal is reached” as his message to the students of nursing of Diana College of Nursing. The trust was established in the year 2002 by a team of dedicated members who had a desire to carry out socially responsible activities for the people of R T Nagar and surroundings in Bangalore. The members of the Trust identified health and education as the thrust areas. As the first step to fulfill this objective the trust established a School of Nursing and later the College of Nursing. Shibu C.Joy the Administrator claims that the college is among the top nursing institutions in the state of Karnataka. Both BSc. Nursing and General Nursing is offered by the Diana College of Nursing. The course duration of BSc. Nursing is four years and that of General Nursing is three years. The majority of students who study here are Malayalees. Each course has a separate block with excellent facilities. The laboratories are state of the art. Each lab is well ventilated and equipped with all the necessary items. Each genre has a separate lab. There are eight such labs like the FON Lab, CHN Lab, MCH Lab, AVAids Lab, Anatomy Lab, Language lab, Physiology and


Biochemistry Lab, Computer Lab and Microbiology Lab. Eligible students can avail of the Government of Karnataka Scholarships Merit. The hostel facilities are excellent and there are four ladies hostels and four boys hostels. The mess is very hygienic. There are three types of mess, the Malayali mess, the Kannada mess and the Rajasthani Mess. After setting up the Nursing College the trust next focused on education and started the Diana College of Education as well as the Diana Ded. College, both affiliated to the University of Bangalore and approved by the NCTE. The duration of the BEd.course is one year and offers formal secondary school teacher training. The college is well equipped to train teachers systematically and is equipped with labs,audio-visual teaching aids and multimedia systems. Regular seminars and interactions with noted academicians are arranged regularly. Both the Nursing and Education colleges with its wide-ranging facilities and necessary academic input reflect the commitment of the Diana Education Trust.


RAJAGIRI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

WITH THE NEWS OF INFOSYS PICKING UP 54, SPIRITS ARE HIGH AT RAJAGIRI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY. “BUT THE SUCCESS SPREE HAS JUST STARTED,” FEELS DIRECTOR FR. JOSE ALEX. Acompany like Infosys picking up more than 50 students through

institution builder behind Rajagiri.

campus selection from a Kerala Engineering College might seem highly unlikely. Still, Rajagiri pulled this off, recently. Nearly 60

Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology (RASET), belongs

students of Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology

to the renowned Rajagiri Educational Enterprises and was

(RASET) will be carrying Infosys identity cards, next year. And

constructed with an investment of Rs. 20 crores at the picturesque

Infosys is not the only tech-giant that is seriously considering

Rajagiri Valley Campus at Kakkanad, on the banks of the river

Rajagiri for their campus selection. Wipro Technologies, Mindtree,

Chitrapuzha. RASET together with its sister concerns, owes its

BirlaSoft, Saken Communications, FutureSoft and Huawei have

existence to the CMI Fathers, the first ever indigenous

roped in around 75 Rajagiri students already. Clearly, years of

congregation for priests in the Syrian Catholic rite of Christianity

nurturing the relations with industry, is staring to pay off. The

in India. CMI Congregation has to their credit, 150-years of

presence of Prof. Varkey Philip as the Placement Co-ordinator

enviable experience in the educational sector. At present, it has a

greatly aided Rajagiri’s efforts in this direction. Prof. Philip was

network of over 200 schools, 16 colleges affiliated with various

formerly Placement Co-ordinator at College of Engineering,

Universities (training about 38,000 students) and 9 technical

Thiruvananthapuram,

institutes - all functioning under one of the 13 CMI Provinces spread all over the country.

Truly, the times are changing. Engineering education in Kerala went for a paradigm shift with the introduction of private self-

The visionaries behind RASET are top-rated academic figures

financing engineering colleges. Already a pioneer in the field of

like Fr. Jose Alex, Dr. K Babu Joseph, and Dr. A.C Mathai. Fr.

education, it is no wonder that Rajagiri leads the way with accolades

Jose Alex, the Director of RASET is a Post Graduate in Social

coming plenty. It is the relentless pursuit of the development of

Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. He

overall personality, the key and focal point of Rajagiri method of

was a member of the Academic Committee of the Mahatma

pedagogy. “Precisely this is the reason, good students opts for

Gandhi University. He contributed to the evolution of social work

our college. Almost 40% of our students from the merit list have

as a subject in Universities like Kerala, MG, Calicut,

ranks below 2500,” says Fr. Jose Alex, CMI, the accomplished


Infosys has selected 54 students from Rajagiri for placement. Wipro Technologies, Saken Communications, Future Soft, Mindtree, Huawei & BirlaSoft have recruited another 74 students.

Manglore & Andhra, and is an expert in the UGC panel on the subject. He is also occupying the post of director at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences. Dr. K Babu Joseph, MSc., PhD, functions as the dean of RASET. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). Principal, Dr. AC Mathai, BSc. (Civil Engg.), MTech. (Structural Engg.), PhD, is a first rank holder for graduation, and did both his post graduation and doctoral work at IIT Madras. Dr. Mathai has more than three decades of teaching experience with institutions like REC Kozhikode and BITS Pilani. The faculty strength of the colleges is 63, out of which 13 professors hold Doctorates and 15 are postgraduates in Engg. / Technology. Under the leadership of these eminent academicians, RASET endeavours to evolve into a premier technological and research institution. It intends to mould eminent professionals with creative minds, innovative ideas and sound practical skills, to shape a future where technology works for the betterment and enrichment of mankind. The mission of RASET is to impart state-of-the-art knowledge to individuals in various technological disciplines and to inculcate in them a high degree of social consciousness

and human values, thereby enabling them to face the challenges of life with courage and conviction. The institute offers BTech. courses in various branches, including Applied Electronics & Instrumentation, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, and Information Technology. ‘The Perceptron’, the central computing facility at Rajagiri, is noted for its enhanced features, which make computer labs and studying hassle-free in a wireless world. ‘The Perceptron’ is a full-fledged, state-of-the-art, central computing facility, built on a Neural Network theme. The facility caters to the computing, information processing and multimedia requirements of the entire college. Fully airconditioned and ergonomically designed, ‘The Perceptron’ has 63 Pentium-IV workstations with an option to boot into Windows 2000 Professional or Red Hat Linux 8.0. Three high-end servers from IBM and HP support these workstations. These servers, which run round the clock, provide support for the Rajagiri Campus Intranet, which connects information resources across the RASET Central


RASET has got twinning programmes with University of Western Michigan, USA, and Assumption University, Thailand for bachelor’s programmes.

Library, Rajagiri School of Management Library and its RASET library, with its 17000 books, is well organized with Computer Lab. ‘Autolib’ software. At present, the library subscribes to 45 This intranet provides for total information sharing and periodicals. It also houses a digital library with a collection processing throughout the Rajagiri Campus. It connects of 500 CD-ROMs, 100 Floppies and Cassettes. Internet to the World Wide Web through a 256 Kbps, Radio Link facility is provided for the library user community. Internet connection that is always-on, 24/7. RASET has Reprographic facility is also available in the library. Dr. 200 Internet connected workstations. The centre also Johnson, PhD (Library Science) with 34 years of experience houses the Rajagiri Web Server, Mail Exchange Server behind him, is the librarian. Library lends books for even and FTP Server. ‘The Perceptron’ is completely one year to the deserving students. equipped to conduct Multimedia Lectures and Online Presentations. Live broadcast of the lectures Along with the educational infrastructure, RASET strives conducted here is also possible. Functioning from 8.00 to bring out the manager engineer in the students. The am to 8.00 pm on all days including holidays, ‘The initiative to start RASET Entrepreneurship Development Perceptron’, provides a unique login ID and digital Club is a sequel to the activities performed to foster an entrepreneurial culture. working space to all members of the RASET family.


FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (FISAT) Running an Engineering College by a bank officers association! Those who don’t know about the Federal Bank may be surprised to hear about it. But the question is, will you find somebody in Kerala like that? One who is familiar with the Federal Bank and the Federal Bank Officers Association (FBOA) will see it as the continuation of a natural process that started 35 years back. Federal Bank, the most coveted brand name in Kerala’s banking sector signifies service and credibility in the mind of stakeholders. This image is nurtured and nourished by FBOA to make it a most customer friendly commercial bank. It was for this precise reason that an engineering college was conceived, established and managed by the 2000-strong Federal Bank Officers Association Educational Society (FBOAES) - an initiative of the FBOA. It has become the flavour of the season in the engineering education sector.

Governing Council of the college. FISAT being one of the best-designed engineering colleges in the state, plans to unleash the suppressed creative and entrepreneurial energies of the state. Its aim is to develop the institution as a Centre of Excellence in technical education, which, in turn will bring out technocrats with superior skill and social commitment. It is the earnest endeavour of the Institution to provide state-of-the-art facilities to mould brilliant young talents enabling them to take-up challenging assignments in the highly competitive global scenario. But in the Kerala context, FBOA wanted to prove a point by starting a secular venture in educational sector. “We want to rekindle the secular tradition in this field,” Mr. PV Mathew explains the vision in his mind. ‘Focus on Excellence’ is the Motto of FISAT. Excellence has

A PATH-BREAKING VENTURE FROM FEDERAL BANK OFFICERS ASSOCIATION TO BRING ALIVE A SECULAR APPROACH IN THE EDUCATIONAL Academic community and students found it comfortable to associate with a college that has the wholehearted backing and patronage of the officers of the largest networked private sector bank in Kerala. Well-known names like KP Fabian, IFS (Retd.), Prof. Jose Pappu, R. Satheeshchandra Babu and P V Mathew occupy key places in the managing and advisory committee of the Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT). R. Satheeshchandra Babu, President of Federal Bank Officers Association is the President of FBOAES, while PV Mathew, General Secretary of FBOA and National Vice-President of All India Bank Officers Confederation is the secretary of the FISAT managing committee. PV Mathew, leader of the 2.5-lakh strong India’s bank officers community, is currently the Manager (Planning & Development) at Federal Bank, and is officiating as the Chairman of the

always been the hallmark of FBOA in all its activities and endeavours. The mission is to develop FISAT into a Centre of excellence in the country. The campus, the buildings, the workshops, the laboratories and the library have all been conceived and set up in such a


manner for enabling the college to attain a competent position within the shortest possible time. The Society has taken utmost care in the selection of faculty to create the best academic environment. “Faculty is a mixture of retired professors, experienced teachers and new graduates with above 75% marks,� says PV Mathew. More than 50% of the faculty is either having a post graduation or doctorate. Dr. M George Mathew, former principal of Govt. Engg. College, Thrissur, is the Principal of FISAT.

FISAT Library & Information Division is having a collection of around 10000 books under 1650 different titles. The well-balanced collection includes Books, Periodicals, CD-ROMs, Floppy discs and other nonbook materials. FISAT now subscribes to about 40 national/international periodicals. The digital library collection includes 320 CD-ROMs and 50 Floppy Discs. Other facilities in the library includes Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Leased Line Internet facility, Smart Card based transactions, Online Search, Reservation, Cancellation etc.

FISAT set up at Mookannoor, near Angamaly, in Ernakulam District, is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. FISAT offers courses in electronics and communication engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, and electronics and instrumentation engineering. The facilities at FISAT are tremendous and the student shall have the opportunity to bring out their best in academics and non-academics.

FISAT has all its activities fully computerized. Separate software modules for Academics, Library, Administration, Accounts, and Store etc are installed and are all integrated to a single database. Another intranet module is also operational which will enable students/ parents to access the details regarding academics, fee payment


status, library etc from anywhere in the Chandramohan, former Chief Manager world, through the internet. at Federal Bank, caters to the needs of Mr. P.V Mathew, Chairman all round development of the students. A web-based e-learning platform, TenAcado, in collaboration with Sports and games facilities have been Transversal e Network Pvt Ltd has been provided for all major sports and games launched at FISAT. The software is a items, including gymnasium, indoor totally web-based e-learning platform shuttle court, table tennis etc. Dr. Pailo that includes a broad range of course Paul, a former engineering college developments, deployments and principal with 38-years of teaching management capabilities along with the experience looks after the placement digital library and effective cell. Next year, students shall be ready says PV Mathew, Chairman communication and collaborative tools. for the placement activity. FISAT students can avail the industry training A language lab to teach foreign languages arrangements with ITI, BPL, Keltron, of the college, explaining the is operational. Personal growth lab Cochin Ship Yard, TELK etc. under the supervision of accredited revision in his mind. evaluation counsellor, PV The FISAT campus, with its scenic beauty and virgin surroundings has electric power generators installed to make the campus self-sufficient in electricity. The campus is within a radius of hardly 4 Km. from NH 47, 7 Km. from Angamaly Railway station and 11 Km. from Kochi International Airport. Well-known pilgrim centres like Kalady, Dr. M. George Joseph, Principal the birthplace of Adi Sankara, and Malayattoor, blessed with the footprints of St. Thomas, and the famous Athirappily Waterfalls, one of the important tourist attractions of the state, are also in the vicinity of the campus. A nature club named SWAN (Sanguine Workers And Admirers of Nature) is functioning in the college with active participation of its members to spread the message of conservation of nature and prevention of pollution.

“We want to rekindle the secular tradition in this field,�

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TOC-H INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

You may not believe it. They launched a massive headhunt for the right person. The management was just determined to do it. “Yes, we spent Rs. 2 lakh for advertisements alone to find a distinguished person for the post of Principal,” says PJ Joseph, President of Toc-H. This attention to the minute details of academic importance makes Toc-H Institute of Science & Technology, different. This engineering college finely combines great academic heritage with a grand futuristic vision. The name Toc-H derives from an international organization headquartered in UK. It came into being in 1915 on the war front of Belgium during the First World War to serve the wounded and afflicted soldiers. Cochin Branch of Toc-H started in the early seventies. Realising the need for quality schooling in Cochin, Toc-H started Toc-H Public School in Cochin in 1978. The motto of Toc-H is that

“service is the rent we pay for our room on earth.” Toc-H Institute of Science & Technology (TIST) is an inevitable extension of the gorgeous Toc-H ethos to keep abreast of emerging technologies and impart technical education with global perspective. The Institute with its campus spreading over a sprawling 26 acres of land is affiliated to the prestigious Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT). The college offers courses in Electronics & Communication engineering (EC), Computer Science & Engineering (CS), Information Technology (IT), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME). TIST offers PhD and ME for Applied Electronics, and Computer Science & Engineering in collaboration with Dr. MGR Deemed University. The Institute aims to evolve as a Centre of Excellence for

IN KERALA, THE NAME TOC-H IS SYNONYMOUS WITH QUALITY EDUCATION. SO IT WAS ONLY NATURAL THAT THE TOC-H INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY BECAME A HIT AMONG THE STUDENTS SEEKING ADMISSION IN PRIVATE SELFFINANCING ENGINEERING COLLEGES.


Professional Education, and a breeding ground for nurturing innovative talents of a young generation in the fields of Engineering, Technology and Research. The graduates of the Institute is expected to act as catalysts for transforming the society by being pioneers in technological upgradation, setting higher ethical standards with a strong base in science and technology, and striving to achieve higher quality of life for the less privileged. The Institute lays great emphasis on developing the holistic development of the student personality. The facilities for sports include 200 metres Track & Field, Volleyball Court, Basket Ball Court, Badminton Court, Table Tennis, Foot Ball Court and Cricket ground. Institute conducts cultural events periodically to tap the talents in those fields. The Project & Entrepreneurship Cell of the college named as SPECTA (Society For Promotion of Entrepreneurship & Creative Talents) is aimed at bringing out the inner leadership traits of students.

“SPECTA prompts and encourages the students to take up projects having the potential to generate employment,” says K Varghese, Founder Manager and Director. “In addition, they have opportunities to interact with neighbouring industries to take up projects having direct relation with Industry and Environment,” he adds. Industry Institute interaction cell of the college arranges industrial visits to expose students to the industrial practice. The institute has a well-designed library with more than 6000 books. The Library provides all modern

“SPECTA prompts and encourages the students to take up projects having potential to generate employment,” says K Varghese.


facilities, and is spread over 415 sq. m. Digital Library is being provided with CD-ROMS and Internet facility so that it can be a nodal centre for research activities.

P.J. Joseph Chairman, Toc H Institute of Science & Tech.

A FORMER PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF THE POSTGRADUATE & RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AT UNION CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ALWAYE, PJ JOSEPH, IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE INSTITUTION. HE IS ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE UNESCO PANEL OF

The college is taking extreme care in selecting the faculty. Prof. V Job Kuruvila, a highly accomplished man in the field of technical education leads the institution as Principal. Prof. Kuruvila, MBA & MTech (Mechanical-Production) from Cochin University of Science & Technology, has more than 27 years of experience in the Industry. He had served both public sector and private sector in various capacities like Chief Engineer, Deputy General Manager (Projects), General Manager, and CEO. As the Controller of Examinations of Dr. MGR Engineering College, Chennai, he was instrumental in getting the deemed university status for the institution. This institute is founded and promoted by the same group of people who has nurtured and nourished the famous Toc-H Public School in Cochin. PJ Joseph, the president of Toc-H public school adorns the post of Chairman of the Toc-H Institute of Science and Technology. He is a former professor and the Head of the Postgraduate & Research Department of English at Union Christian college Alwaye. He is one of the members of the UNESCO panel of experts in non– formal education. K Varghese, a committed social worker and the founder manager and director of TocH Institute of Science and Technology, was instrumental in founding ‘Chaitanya’ (home for the mentally retarded) run by YMCA, Ernakulam.

THE INSTITUTE WITH ITS CAMPUS SPREADING OVER A SPRAWLING 26 ACRES OF LAND IS AFFILIATED TO THE PRESTIGIOUS COCHIN

In line with the philanthropic propensity of the founders and promoters, Toc-H gives scholarships to all needy and meritorious students. “ When students face any problem regarding fees, we take care of it. Enough time and help is extended. We make sure that no student is suffering due to financial handicap,” says PJ Joseph. ”First of all, no profit making motive is there in Toc-H activities. We are purely in service mission and we understand that well”. TIST has formed a foundation for helping students from the financially weak families. “We are trying to help the neighbourhood community by identifying talents in the nearby schools. With that aim, we formed TIST Foundation For Economically Backward Rural Students (TIFERS).” The Toc-H management expects a hectic placement activity next year. Given the success of the 5th semester students in the university exams, it can be safely assumed that Toc-H is about to leave a mark in the Campus Interviews next year. “Already preliminary works for our placement activities have been started. And you will see our name flying high when the right time comes,” adds Prof. V Job Kuruvila with great confidence.

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ADI SHANKARA INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

AS PLACEMENT ACTIVITY RECEIVES EXTRAORDINARILY POSITIVE RESPONSE, ADI SHANKARA COLLEGE MANAGEMENT’S CLAIM OF MOULDING EMPLOYABLE GRADUATES IS RINGING ALL THE MORE TRUE.

Though he is busy with ironing out the last minute hitches, nowadays Gopala Krishna Iyer, Principal of Adi Shankara College of Engineering & Technology (ASIET), is extremely happy. That is quite natural given the kind of response the college is receiving from the industry. Not just small time operators, it is the big timers hunting for the quality manpower at ASIET.

“40% of our students got placed with companies and institutions like Oracle India Ltd, Infosys Technologies Ltd, Birla Soft, Indian Navy and Indian Army. And Wipro Technologies and Blue Star InfoTech will be soon visiting the campus,” beamed Iyer. “You must know we are making the average students good and best here,” he adds. Following the hallowed footsteps of Jagadguru Sri Adi Sankara, Adi Shankara Trust established ASIET at Kalady. The college is located 4 km north of the birthplace of the great philosopher-saint Sankara, whose didactic interventions in the history of Indian spirituality and tradition is phenomenal and unchallenged. The aim of ASIET is to provide value added technical education with flair for professional excellence and ethical values. Adi Shankara Group of Institutions, founded, established and managed by


“OUR EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVOURS STARTS FROM THE PLAY SCHOOL AND IT Sringeri Mutt has carved a niche in the education arena by running Sree Sankara College and Sree Sarada Vidyalaya, both at Kalady. Prof G. Gopalakrishna Iyer is currently leading the Engineering Institution. Dr. BS Krishnan, a senior advocate with a PhD in philosophy, is the managing trustee. His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswamigal of Sree Sarada Peetham, Sringeri is the patron of the Trust. Dr. HC Visweswarayya, former chairman of National Board of Accreditation is the chairman of the governing body of ASIET. VR Gowrishankar of Sringeri Mutt is adorning a pride of place in the governing body of college. Adi Shankara group of institutions has been a pioneer for the last 50 years in catering to the growing demands of highly specialized science graduates and technologists. They are committed to serve the nation and humanity by bestowing quality education well grounded in the principles of engineering and technology and to provide an ambience that is conducive to the growth of professional education. They seek to mould totally competent professionals with ingenuity, adaptability, social commitment, ethical values and spiritual elevation, who can provide innovative leadership in industry, government and academia. 40 SEASONAL DEC. 2004

To ensure this, the management is continually upgrading the quality management system and academic excellence through productive endeavor and dedicated teamwork of faculty. Vision of the college is to provide good environment for individuals, to transform into technologically superior, socially committed, spiritually elevated and nationally responsible citizens.

EXTENDS TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION LIKE ENGINEERING AND MBA. WE SAY HERE THAT ENTRUST YOUR CHILD AT THE AGE OF THREE, WE WILL MAKE

Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kalady has been accredited with ISO 9001:2000 Certification. This is the first new generation Engineering College to get the prestigious international standards certification for the quality system of technical education. This is in line with its mission of building a strong center of excellence in Engineering and Technology, targeting global standards. The College is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and offers under-graduate courses approved by AICTE in the following disciplines such as Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information

HIM A THOROUGH

PROFESSIONAL� SAYS DR. BS KRISHNAN.


books on Sankara philosophy is a rare and novel attempt to bring the time tested spiritual truths to students. “Lots of eminent people are contributing books to the collection,” says Dr. Krishnan. The college also has a Book Bank constituted by the PTA. Steps are being taken to start IEEE library. The college encourages and conducts various extra-curricular activities, which have proved to be a great success so far, with active participation of students and overwhelming support of the teachers. The college has clubs like Arts Club, Nature Club, Quiz and Debate Club, Literary Club, training on Spoken English, and Mind Power Development to make the students face future with confidence.

ASIET IS THE FIRST NEW GENERATION ENGINEERING COLLEGE TO GET THE PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2000 FOR THE QUALITY SYSTEM OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

Technology, Applied Electronics & Instrumentation. In addition to this, MBA course offered at ASIET helps to further the professional aspirations of a student. “Our educational endeavours starts from the play school and it extends to professional education like Engineering and MBA. We say here that entrust your child at the age of three, we will make him a thorough professional” says Dr. BS Krishnan. The college has a full fledged air-conditioned library with a fabulous collection of over 16,000 books in 5,000 titles and all the prominent journals and newspapers to keep the students well informed about the current trends in technical and non-technical scenario. The books in the reference section provide a deeper insight into the various subjects. College provides free Internet facility for 24 hours. And the college has fully networked 300 computers. The recently started Sankara Corner with more than 1000

R & D CENTRE OF ASIET PARTNERED WITH BANGALORE BASED SOFTWARE COMPANY BLUE STAR INFOTECH LTD TO PROVIDE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS IN THE AREA OF ENTERPRISE COMPUTING AND INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS.

The industry institute interface is rather strong and enduring at ASIET. ASIET has started Research and Development center in the area of Business Intelligence and Advanced Computing. The objectives are to acquire and assimilate latest technologies in this area. R & D center works in collaboration with Bangalore based companies like Blue Star InfoTech LTD (BSIL) and Bigants. BSIL, a SEI CMM level 5 company, with presence in 14 countries has partnered with ASIET to provide software solutions in the area of enterprise computing and intelligence solutions. ASIET is in the process of tying up with IIITMK (Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala) for providing e-learning. ASIET offers scholarships to attract best and deserving talents to its fold. At present, those who secure a rank within 1500 in the common entrance test with an income less than 75000/gets a 75% fee concession at ASIET. Those within 6000 rank with a yearly income less than 75000/ - is eligible for 50% fee concession. College conducts periodic programs to keep faculty abreast of latest developments in the respective disciplines. Only those with more than 75% marks are recruited as teachers so that great academic excellence can be

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ur name will stand good in any comparison. Our understanding of the sector is unlimited.” When he says so, the experience gathered over the years, reflects on his face. The trust the name evokes, blended with the glorious tradition, is making him additionally assertive to make such a modest but confident statement. One must admit that SH Musaliar, is right on target as he is the President of the TKM college Trust, which runs the famous TKM Engineering College for the last five decades. “We started TKM institute of Technology as we are not able to accommodate all students who wanted admission in TKM College of Engineering. The policy of Govt on selffinancing colleges facilitated this,” says SH Musaliar. “TKM Institute of Technology is a natural extension of our activities in the technical education sector for almost the last 50 years.”

now offers BTech Degree courses in eight disciplines besides three postgraduate programmes. Part time MBA and part time engineering courses in three disciplines are also offered there.

TKM Trust is the brainchild of late

The total student intake now for this College is near about 500 students per year, which is the maximum permissible capacity for an institution. With the increased demand for seats in the emerging areas of Technology, the Trust decided to start a new institution located at an extensive rural campus at Karuvelil, about 23 km from Kollam. That is how TKM Institute of Technology was born as a sibling institute of the well-known TKM College of Engineering. This umbilical relationship between these institutes offers rewarding avenues for the students of the new college in variety of ways like faculty exchange, library use etc.

visionary TKM Institute of technology was established in 2002, by TKM trust. The trust was established in 1956 by late visionary industrialist Thangal The college offers three undergraduate industrialist-cum-educationalist Thangal programmes leading to the BTech Kunju Musaliar, a Kunju Musaliar. The aim was to further the Degree in the disciplines of Electronics education field, mainly in private sector. As a & Communication Engineering, man who man who traveled well ahead of time, he took Computer Science & Engineering, and up the challenge of starting an engineering Information Technology, with an college in the private sector. Thus, the TKM overtake of 60 students to each College of Engineering came into existence in 1958. It discipline. The Institute is affiliated to the Cochin was the second engineering college in Kerala and the first University of Science and Technology. The administration in private sector. of the college is vested in a Governing Body consisting of representatives of the TKM College Trust, Govt. Of Now the trust has a whole gamut of educational Kerala, and All India Council for Technical Education, institutions under it. The Arts and Science College, and headed by Sri. SH Musaliar as Chairman, and the Institute of Management, Institute of Technology, Principal as the Ex-officio Secretary. Centenary Public School, Higher Secondary School, and School of Communication and Technology are some The institute is located in an extensive campus along the among them. The most prominent is, doubtlessly TKM College of Engineering at Karicode, Kollam. This college


SAINT GREGORIOS INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCES

THE AESTHETICALLY DESIGNED AND STYLISHLY BUILT CAMPUS OF SAINTGITS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING LEAVES A LASTING IMPRESSION IN T H E M I N D O F A N E W V I S I T O R. T H I S E N G I N E E R I N G S C H O O L I S DETERMINED TO CREATE AN ENDURING IMAGE OF AN ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT INSTITUTION WITH EXTRA ORDINARY FACILITIES. isit all engineering colleges in at work. Saintgits College of Engineering is a new Kerala. Saintgits will stand out. generation Engineering College set up When we walk down a new place, under the aegis of Saint Gregorios Institute we can’t stop that experience which starts of Technology and Sciences. The college is unfolding. May be the elegance of the setting. located at the 30-acre Kottukulam Hills May be the simplicity of the ambience. May be Campus, 13-kms from Kottayam town. The the embedded nobility in the air. May be the Governing Board of the college includes sheer energy and zest radiating from all angles. eminent educationalists, technocrats and How great would be the feeling if all these professionals. The core group consists of combine in one place? In the eco friendly people like Jacobite Syrian Bishop of Kochi campus of Saintgits College of Engineering, & UAE, HG Joseph Mar Gregorios, who is delightful blending of all these factors is silently also an Educationalist & Social Worker, Industrialist KV George Kottukulam, who 46 SEASONAL DEC. 2004


is also a Social Worker & Secretary of Madras Medical Mission & Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. PC Varghese, former Chief Technical Advisor, UNESCO & Professor, IIT Madras, Varghese Anver, former GM, Southern Railways, and UAE based industrialist Oommen Varghese. The primary focus of the institution is to expose the young minds to the world of technology, instilling in them confidence and fortitude to face new challenges and enabling them to shine in their chosen fields. The college inculcates the development of all facets of the mind culminating in an intellectual and balanced personality. The dedicated and caring faculty of the institute strives to widen the student’s horizon of learning, thereby achieving excellent results for every student. With a scientifically planned methodology combined with the best in the teaching profession and state of the art infrastructure, the quality of the engineering education at Saintgits has been almost unparalleled. “Our result for the year 2003 was the highest in the University with an excellent achievement of 89% success,” says Principal Dr. TV Babu Rajendran, who is the former principal of NSS Engineering College, Palakkad. The institute has set a benchmark for others to emulate. “With 100% seats filled from the year of inception itself, we look forward with confidence to serve the student community,” he adds.

“O

ur result for the year 2003 was the highest in the University, with an excellent achievement of 89% success,” says Dr. TV Babu Rajendran, Principal.

College offers courses in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering and Master of Computer Applications. The college is steered by an Advisory Board of senior scientists, renowned industrialists and eminent administrators like Dr. D Babu Paul – Former Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Kerala, Dr. N Babu - Former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala University and Fellow of Indian Society of Life Sciences, and VK Mathews, Chairman and Managing Director, International Business Services, Technopark, Trivandrum. Saintgits aspires to develop into a center of engineering and technological excellence, which in turn would become a world-class institution of enviable standards. The one and the only way for achieving these, they believe, is to work hard with utmost sincerity, devotion and dedication. “We are, therefore, determined not to yield to the feebleness, which says, ‘this is too difficult to be done,’” remarks Principal Dr. Babu Rajendran, a PhD holder from IISc, Banglore. “We fervently hope that relentless efforts will give us the greatness of mind necessary to do it,” he adds. SAINTGITS is more concerned about developing the overall well being of students. Enough opportunities are provided in the flowering of the innate abilities and hidden talents of the students. “Our thrust is not mere academic excellence, but the over all development of the personality of the students. So communicative skills and communicative English is a top item in our agenda,” noted Thomas T John, Director (Administration & Planning). College has a qualified resident resource person for personality and English skill development. The Placement and Career Development Cell of the college


MANGALAM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Some groups do things perfectly. That is why history can’t just bypass their name. Such will be the power and reach of the brands created and sustained with incomparable acumen. When they step into the new landscapes of explorations, it will be doubly noticed.

ENTRY OF THE LONG STANDING MEDIA GROUP LIKE MANGALAM I N TO T H E T E C H N I C A L EDUCATION IS ADDING MUCH NEEDED CREDIBILITY AND STRENGTH TO THE SECTOR. “THE LAST 3-4 YEARS OF OUR EXISTENCE VOUCH THIS” SAYS KURIAN LUCOSE, CHAIRMAN OF THE COLLEGE WITH CONFIDENCE.

So the foray of Mangalam Group into the Engineering Education of Kerala is watched with great interest. The question in the beginning was whether the institution would be able to leave a mark in the true tradition of the mother group. The last 4-years performance of Mangalam College of Engineering made it sure that this quality engineering school is going to leave a blazing trail in the technical education sector, just like the parent company rewrote the history of magazine journalism in India. Mangalam College of Engineering (MLMCE) is established by the Mangalam Educational Society. The Mangalam Educational Society is backed and promoted by Mangalam Group of Publications. The Society has established and is running fully residential High Schools and a BEd. Training College. The Mangalam Engineering College has been visualized as a college imparting knowledge and training to its students for realising the inherent potential. MLMC offers courses in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and MBA. The college is affiliated to MG University. The mission of MLMCE is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. The College is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MLMCE is dedicated to provide its students, an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery, with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. This engineering school seeks to develop in each member of the MLMCE community, the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively and effectively for the betterment of humankind.


“We offer an integrated amalgam of great courses, outstanding faculty and a friendly campus, the combination of which is particularly important for enriching the overall international learning experience,” says MC Varghese, Chairman, who is also the Chief Editor & Publisher of Mangalam Daily. He is the man who started Mangalam Weekly in 1969 that smashed the record in Indian Journalism with circulation figures touching 1.5 million. MLMCE is equipped with a VSAT connection, a high bandwidth (128 KBPS) wireless satellite Internet connection at a total cost of Rs. 7.94 lakhs. With this facility, the entire machines will have unlimited Internet facility with highest data connectivity. In Kerala, MLMC is one of the few colleges, which has acquired this facility. With the above VSAT facility, all students will be able to access all major libraries in the world and other Internet facilities without any barrier w h a t s o e v e r . Networked classrooms, state-of-the-art computer centres, and libraries with digital conferencing and high-speed data communication systems, ensure Internet, Intranet and Video up-linking facility, and instantaneous global connectivity with faculty, universities, research institutions and business houses. Moreover, envisaging the speed of technological advancement today, the networking is designed to accommodate or adapt effortlessly to incorporate future developments in technology.

The campus encourages learning with a library housing over 4500 volumes. The college has modern laboratories, extensive research facilities, seminar rooms, dedicated lecture rooms and a computer system with interactive terminals to support the academic

activities of the college. For relaxation and fun, MLMCE offers both indoor and outdoor games, an open-air auditorium, a mini movie theatre, health club, and swimming pool to name a few. In recognition of the importance of the computer as a professional and research tool, MLMCE has implemented a vast array of academic computing facilities and multimedia classrooms for students and faculty. There is a fully equipped computer lab & research Centre with Compaq Servers networking 60 Intel Powered Pentium4 Computers. Even the administrative offices are paperless and super efficient using the latest and the most innovative ‘hard & soft’ solutions. Exclusive Personality Development Workshops periodically conducted under the aegis of eminent Human Resources Gurus help in the all-around development of the student’s personality, contributing immensely to building up his/her self-esteem and confidence. A firstof-its-kind comprehensive career training prospect integrated with the standard curriculum offers students a matchless launch pad for specialized academic pursuance and future employability. College offers placement assistance to students. Advice regarding the future courses to study is also provided in the college. MLMC has an exhaustive database, which lists all good universities around the globe and the courses offered. Experienced counselors guide students to the respective areas of study depending on the aptitude and interest of students. A football playground, volleyball playground, shuttle badminton courts, and other game fields are ready in campus. MLMC welcomes students who are interested in sports. College puts special emphasis on it. It is well evident from the fact that the chairman of the college

“ WE OFFER AN INTEGRATED AMALGAM OF GREAT COURSES, OUTSTANDING FACULTY AND A FRIENDLY CAMPUS THE COMBINATION OF WHICH IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT FOR ENRICHING THE OVERALL INTERNATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE.” SAYS M.C.VARGHESE, CHAIRMAN, WHO IS ALSO THE CHIEF EDITOR & PUBLISHER MANGALAM DAILY


JYOTHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

y the time students of other colleges joins classes for the first time, a student of Jyothi Engineering college might have gained a fairly good idea about core engineering subjects like Engineering Graphics, Engineering Mechanics and Basic Electrical Engineering. While others are grappling with the basics of it, students of Jyothi might have started getting deep into the wonders of these subjects. This is exactly what bridge courses are intended to do and a core area that Jyothi is famous for. “The program is intended to overcome the difficulty of students and to give them a firm footing in the most important engineering subjects,” says Manager Thomas Mathew.

Trust. It is a special body created to take care of the technical education endeavours of Thrissur Archdiocese. Starting with the St. Thomas High School in 1889, the diocese has more than 100-years experience, and today it has a number of establishments under its umbrella including 6 aided and 17 unaided colleges and many professional institutions, apart from a large number of schools at various levels. St. Thomas College and Jubilee Mission Medical College are prominent institutions coming under the diocese.

Arch Bishop Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy, a great visionary and an eminent educationalist is the Patron of the The college was established under the college, and Vicar General Rev. Dr. aegis of the Thrissur Educational George Manadan is the President.

JYOTHI

ENGINEERING

COLLEGE, A VENTURE OF THRISSUR ARCHDIOCESE IS ONE OF THE FEW COLLEGES IN KERALA, WHICH LIBERALLY OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO MERITORIOUS STUDENTS. THEY BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL CREATE A GLORIOUS TRADITION IN THE SELF-FINANCING SECTOR.


Thomas Mathew is the Secretary of the college and Dr. U. Lazar John, former Principal of LBS College of Engineering, Kasargode, is the Principal of the college. Out of the 40 teachers of the college, around 25 are having either PhD or Post Graduation. Jyothi Engineering College is affiliated to Calicut University and offers courses in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, and Applied Electronics & Instrumentation. The college is located at a lush green hillock of 30 acres at Cheruthuruthy in Thrissur district. The campus is centrally located from three airports - Cochin, Kozhikode & Coimbatore, all within 70 kms radius.

R e v. D r . Manadan

George

Thomas Mathew

Jyothi endeavours to impart holistic technical education. It also aims to instil a high pattern of morality and human values, thus producing technocrats of global standards not only in academic competence but also in ethical standards.

Jyothi endeavours to impart holistic technical education. It also aims to instil a high pattern of morality and human values, thus producing technocrats of global standards not only in 1.EXCELLENT STUDENT COUNSELLING academic competence but PROGRAMMES also in ethical standards. Jyothi is not only known 2.EFFICIENT GROUP TUTOR SYSTEM for its infrastructure, but PERSONALITY also for its exemplary 3.ENCOURAGING discipline. The noble DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES vision in establishing Jyothi Engineering 4.ENLIGHTENING MOTIVATIONAL LETTERS College is to create an institution par excellence to develop eminent and ethical leaders in society by imparting quality professional education with utmost importance to human values. Jyothi Engineering College distributes liberal assistance to needy and meritorious students. All well performing students whose family income is below 60000 are entitled to scholarships. In the academic year of 2003-04, the Management has sanctioned more than 15 lakhs for providing scholarships. “But this year it is expected to touch 20 lakhs,� says Secretary Thomas Mathew. The infrastructure at Jyothi Engineering College is exemplary and above the class. Every lecture hall is provided with OHP, and the college has a seminar hall with LCD projector. A 64-kbps dedicated leased line Internet connectivity with VSAT is made ready for the exclusive use of students. College has got a rich library with over 6000 volumes of latest titles. There are 500 CDS in the library for the reference. A football court, a cricket pitch and badminton courts are there in the campus to take care of the recreational needs of the students. Jose P Therattil, having 15-years of experience, out of which 13-years is with industry, heads the Placement Cell of the college. Already specific contracts have been reached with companies like Wipro. Next year, Jyothi students shall be ready for campus placement as students are there in the 5th semester now. 53 SEASONAL DEC 2004


MOHANDAS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

THIS UNIQUE SELF-FINANCING ENGINEERING COLLEGE IS FOUNDED AND PROMOTED BY VNGP MEMORIAL TRUST. THE INSTITUTE IS THE PET PROJECT OF BUSINESSMAN-HOTELIER G MOHANDAS. very person wants to be unique and to be known and respected for his or her positive qualities and capabilities. Whether it is creating, deciding, governing or solving, a welltrained person with a well disciplined work culture and properly evolved reasoning power stands out from the ordinary. This remarkable individual is at home guiding the actions of others and always leading from the front. Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology has been perceived and created to mould such leaders who shall influence and change for the better the way others think and work- Thus starts the message of Chairman G Mohandas to the students of the Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology.

Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology MCET, is a prestigious technical education institution, affiliated to University of Kerala, and managed by the leading industrial group – Mohandas Group of Companies. Mohandas Group is a multifaceted group based in Trivandrum with interests in various industries like Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Tourism and Entertainment, under the chairmanship of by G Mohandas. MCET is run by VNGP (VN Gangadhara Panicker) Memorial Trust, with the objective to provide the best technical education to the students, focusing on overall skill development. The VNGP Memorial Trust is formed with the objective of promoting quality educational institutions in India as a fitting tribute to VN Gangadhara Panicker, an eminent educationalist & social figure. G Mohandas, Executive Trustee of the VNGP trust is the son of VN Gangadhara Panicker.

Designed as a residential education township, MCET is


“WE HAVE TRIED AND HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN CREATING A BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT, AMONG AN OUTSTANDING GROUP OF FACULTY AND STUDENTS,” SAYS MOHANDAS. situated in a picturesque 30 acres, with endowments of nature at its best. It is located at Anad village in Nedumangad on the Trivandrum – Ponmudi route, a 20 km drive from Trivandrum city. Set in idyllic surroundings, the college offers the right environment for educational pursuits within a short distance from the city center.

Electronics and Communications, Information Technology, and Computer Science and Engineering. The campus is designed to be a complete residential education township. The built up area exceeds 80,000 sq ft consisting of Principal’s Room, Faculty Rooms, Visitor Rooms, Administrative Offices, Class Rooms, Library, Drawing Hall, Hostel & Computer

DR. ASHAL ATHA THAMPURAN, A RENOWNED

MCET has within a short EDUCATIONIST & FORMER period of time set up the key PRINCIPAL OF COLLEGE OF resources, including sepaENGINEERING, rate blocks for every departments, central library TRIVANDRUM, IS THE and central computing facility, needed for running a PRINCIPAL OF THE MCET. successful technical education center around a large campus. MCET is affiliated to the University of Kerala and currently offers full time graduate programs (BTech.) in the following branches: Biotechnology,

Lab. The campus also has a Bank, Post Office, Co-operative Stores, Recreational Facilities, Cafeteria & Common Hall. MCET’s Library is the gateway to global knowledge and intellectual discovery. It is well stocked & spacious with multiple volumes of latest books, periodicals, journals & other reference material for students & staff. It has an excellent reference section with a number of hand books, data books etc. The library also has an Internet kiosk for the benefit of students. The digital library provides a world of information stored in CD & DVD media. The college is the first one under the University of Kerala to offer the most sought after program in Biotechnology. The leading science of Biotechnology is the newest and fastest growing discipline in engineering, combining traditional skills in chemical, mechanical, material, computer and nuclear engineering, with biology and medicine. The course study includes biomedical materials, biomechanics, biomedical imaging, rehabilitation engineering, tissue engineering, and biotechnology. MCET has some of the best talents of the state in its faculty, drawn by both the facilities and the opportunities offered to them. “We have tried & have been successful in creating a beautiful environment, among an outstanding group of faculty and students,” says Mohandas. College has been very successful in recruiting leading experts from all facets of engineering. Constantly on the lookout for people who can bring


MAR BASELIOS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, PEERMADE

ot just schooling, but a fullblooded 4-year long professional degree course at an altitude of 3500 ft above sea level. And straight away walk directly into the highly sophisticated insides of a multinational company after enjoying the misty silence of a fully residential college for four years. Is it sounding something beyond the reality? Not for the final year students of Mar Baselios Christian College Of Engineering and Technology, situated at the world-renowned Peermade Hill Station. The 77-acre plot where the college is located, comprise picturesque hills at an elevation of 1000 m above sea level. The idyllic location, which offers nature’s beauty at its best, has the tranquillity and charm of a resort. Tea estates, wide vistas of cardamom, lofty peaks, valleys, green meadows and little streams, surround the place. At times, nothing can be seen around, except the whiteness of the mist, and the next moment, the mist would vanish unveiling the richness of land. Nature is at its best here devoid of any pollution. “The temperature ranging from 10 to 220C, provides air conditioned ambience, is ideal for studying and it enhances efficiency,” says KP Thomas, Finance Director of the college, and a former General Manager of SBT. “Ours may be

HERE IS AN ENGINEERING COLLEGE THAT INVITES YOU TO STUDY AT THE SOUL SOFTENING SILENCE OF MISTY MOUNTAIN RANGES. THIS FULLY RESIDENTIAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE IN KERALA OVERSEES THE MAKEOVER OF A STUDENT TO A CAREER TECHNOLOGIST.


THE COLLEGE HAS BTECH COURSES IN ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING, AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS ON COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH AND INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES ARE ARRANGED FOR STUDENTS.

His Holiness Dr. Baselios Marthoma Mathews II Chairman

Kerala’s only fully residential engineering college,” he adds.

The college is a project of the 2.5 million strong Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. His Holiness Dr. Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, the Catholicos of the Apostolic Throne of St.Thomas and the Malankara Metropolitan, is the Chairman of the college. The church now has 17 Arts

& Science Colleges and 70 Schools, situated mainly in the State of Kerala. This Engineering College is the second project in the field of professional education and the first in Kerala. The college offers BTech courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The Institute is affiliated to MG University. The management has embarked on a great


C ARMEL E NGINEERING C OLLEGE

NESTLED IN THE PICTURESQUE AND POETICALLY POIGNANT CAARMEL ESTATE, PATHANAMTHITTA, THIS ENGINEERING COLLEGE, A DREAM PROJECT OF ITS LATE FOUNDER BABU P THOMAS, IS OFFERING QUALITY EDUCATION IN

Rarely are men with great Malayalam Channel. visions born. They execute things others think difficult “I am still on the lookout for another and impossible. But the Albert Einstein, in the Caarmel impressions made by them Engineering College, who can solve, in the mind of others and cet = [6+(6]+/-6a)b “ wrote Er. Babu efforts put by them stand to P Thomas, once. This ambition to testify the spirit with which build and nurture talents into the they worked. When seeing higher planes of individual and the Caarmel College and scientific achievements is making feeling the soulful mist Caarmel College of Engineering, a wrapped with the memories qualitatively different engineering of it Founder Chairman, college. Late Er. Babu P Thomas, one can experience the The College is run by Caarmel dream he visualised. Er. Educational Trust, Perunad, Babu was also one of the Pathanamthitta. The Trust is formed promoters of the Kairali by a group of engineers, from various 82 Seasonal Dec 2004

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branches of society, who have proved their capabilities in India and abroad. The aim of the Trust is to provide access to high quality education, thereby creating skilled professionals in engineering. Babu P. Thomas along with a group of Engineers like Jose Thomas formed the Caarmel Educational Trust and engaged in the activities of starting an Engineering College. They obtained approval from AICTE to start the Engineering College

in 2002-03. Unfortunately, Babu P Thomas died on 7th July 2002. But the lingering legacy and energy of his enduring efforts remained to lead other promoters to take the institute into the next steps of excellence. The college is situated in Caarmel Estate. The estate spreads over 126 acres of land. The Trust constructed the Caarmel Engineering College and associated facilities within the estate and the balance of the land is currently planted with tea, oil palm and rubber. The estate is situated by the side of Sabarimala Highway at a scenic hill station, which abounds with natural splendor including enchanting valleys and Caarmel Waterfalls.

THE INSTITUTE IS A DREAM PROJECT OF LATE ENGINEER INDUSTRIALIST BABU P THOMAS. COLLEGE IS RUN BY A TRUST FORMED BY GROUP OF EMINENT ENGINEERS. College gives utmost importance to maintain the quality of faculty. A team of experienced, dedicated and highly qualified permanent teaching staff has been selected for an impeccable result. Dr. EV Mathew, former Head of the Department, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam and IHRD College of Engineering, Adoor, is the Principal of the college. Prof D Aravindakshan, a consultant to Kerala State Pollution Control Board is the Project Director of the college. Prof D Aravindakshan, who was with Kerala Public Enterprises Board, is also associated with Technical & Ecological Research Center.

The Engineering College under Christian Minority Status and affiliated to MG University, offers courses in Information Technology, Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics, Civil, Computer Science and Mechanical The college has been provided with Engineering. In addition to this, college excellent facilities and infrastructure so offers a MBA programme too. as to bring about a total enhancement 83 Seasonal Dec. 2004


VIMAL JYOTHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

et in the serene and soothing back drop of Western Ghats, Vimal Jyothi Engineering College (VJEC) presents a very a relaxed ambience for tech savvy students to explore their academic passions. Here studies combine with extra curricular activities to inculcate the true meaning of education. The possibilities of education are coupled with the core values, and enterprising attitude is imparted in the process of learning at VJEC. VJEC was sanctioned by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi in 2002, and affiliated to Kannur University. The degree programmes of the VJEC include Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Electronics and Instrumentation.

Thalassery. Dr. George Valiamattam, Archbishop of Thalassery is the Patron of the college and Msgr. Mathew M. Chalil, the Chairman. The Principal of the college is an eminent Engineer, Professor Dr. K. Vincent Paul BSc., BSc. (Engg.), MSc. (Engg.), PhD., FIE, MIGS, MISTE. Dr. Vincent was formerly with Regional Engineering College, Calicut. The vision of VJEC is to bloom into an excellent centre of Technical Education, which will be a pace setter in this new millennium with its quality processes and procedures interwoven with freedom of flexibility, and thus to make perfection a tradition. The mission this institute places before itself is to see beyond the geographical limits and belong to a new age where acquisition, possession and application of knowledge are recognized as the defining resources. This, VJEC expects, should lead the Technical Education of the country to the highest level of excellence at any time. It is also accepted that such a mission is an ever-continuing one.

The College is situated 50 km from Kannur & Thalassery, and is one of the educational Projects of the Archdiocese of Thalassery and is managed by the Meshar Diocesan Educa- VJEC places maximum attention to the personality developtional Trust, having its office at Archbishop’s House, ment of the students. It believes that concentration on the

VIMAL JYOTHI

ENGINEERING COLLEGE IS A KIND OF ENGINEERING INSTITUTION WHERE PERFECTION IS THE TRADITION AND DISCIPLINE AND QUALITY APPROACH IS THE INTEGRAL PART OF EXISTENCE


We take care in developing the total personality of student with due emphasis on moral values says Msgr. Mathew M. Chalil, intellect won’t be enough and the harmonious blending of the intellect and heart is the key in developing a responsible individual. “So mastering technology for social change is emphasised at the VJEC.” Says Dr. Vincent Paul, Principal. “This Institute is the ideal meeting place of the most modern technologies with traditional values.” he adds The excellent infrastructure facilities make the college a different place altogether. The lessons on leading edge technology is imparted to a young generation of students to make their minds razor-sharp. A disciplined academic training leads to constant professional excellence. Also it takes care in the formation of character, which will help the students to face the vicissitudes of life. Above all, it instils the core values such as Faith in God, Honesty, Social Responsibility and Moral Uprightness, which make their life more meaningful. We take care in developing the total personality of student with due emphasis on moral values” says Msgr. Mathew M. Chalil, the Chairman The college also provides excellent facilities for physical grooming and encourages the students to participate in sports events. Tracksuits are made available and physical training is made compulsory to keep the students physically fit. Regular lectures on relevant subjects are arranged for developing the communication and leadership skills of the students. Experts from various fields are invited to give lectures on self-enrichment and training. A student’s chapter of ISTE and Entrepreneurship Development Club has started functioning. Technical education is never complete without industrial training. The placement and training cell takes utmost care in this area and helps the students ready for a takeoff in their careers. The Cell sends students as apprentices to leading industries to provide them a first hand industrial experience. Besides, the cell organises seminars, discussions and training in soft skills. Regular industrial visits are also arranged. Last year, The College was successful in sending 24 students to various firms for vocational training for a period of 2 weeks.

mastering technology for social change is emphasised at the VJEC. Says Dr. Vincent Paul, Principal.


IT IS A HISTORY OF FIRSTS. THE FIRST PRIVATE SELF-FINANCING ENGINEERING COLLEGE RECOGNIZED BY AICTE AND THE GOVT OF KERALA. FIRST ENGINEERING COLLEGE IN THE STATE TO GET CERTIFIED UNDER ISO 9001:2000 CERTIFICATION. FIRST AND ONLY PRIVATE SELF-FINANCING ENGINEERING COLLEGE IN THE STATE TO GET SELECTED UNDER THE TEQIP PROGRAM OF INDIAN GOVT FOR CREATING CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE. THE COMMITMENT OF MES, AND THE EXPERTISE OF CERTAIN KEY PROFESSIONALS THAT MES HAS HANDPICKED TO HEAD THEIR PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTION, CONTRIBUTED TO THIS SUCCESS. ven while the self-financing controversy rages on in the state, students who opted for Kerala’s first private self-financing engineering college, are busy learning their academics, and perfecting their collaborative & leadership skills, for their upcoming entry into the industry. The success of MES College of Engineering, Kuttipuram, is the result of a rare combination – people, commitment & resources. The Muslim Educational Society is a movement started in 1964 under the visionary leadership of late Dr. Abdul Gafoor, at Calicut. Today, it is the largest Muslim service organisation in the country with more than 7,000 members and spread across India and Middle East. Apart from schools and

colleges, MES also runs a number of other institutions like hospitals, libraries, hostels, cultural centres and orphanages. MES College of Engineering is located at Thrikkanapuram, 2 kms to the south of Kuttippuram Railway Station, on the


Kuttippuram-Thrissur State Highway, in over 70 acres of beautiful land. The nearest airport is at Karipur, only 50 kms away from the college. The existing carpet area of the buildings of the college is a whopping 40000 sq m. Like only the best institutions in the world, the departments of the college are housed in separate full-fledged buildings

Jb. TP Imbichammad,

Prof. POJ Lebba , Secretary

in the expansive campus, separated by beautiful landscapes. MES College of Engineering has a student strength of nearly 2100 and has the following engineering departments: Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, there are three departments - for Master of Computer Applications, Master of Business Administration, and the supporting department of Maths and Science. Moving beyond mere academics, various departments of the College have made tie-ups with heavyweight organizations like VSSC, BSNL, HOCL, FACT, KRL, KELTRON and major projects like Akshaya, for giving the students real world industry exposure. The College also has an independent Training and Placement Cell, which facilitates campus recruitment for the students. MES shows its commitment to MES College of Engineering in numerous ways, the best of which is the selection of thoroughbred professionals for key posts - Jb. TP Imbichammad as Chairman, Prof. POJ Lebba as Secretary, Dr. M Achuthan as Director, Prof. KK George as Principal and Prof.

PV Abdul Hameed as Vice-Principal. Says Prof. POJ Lebba, “For me this is a dedicated service, not a profession.” The Chairman of MES College of Engineering, Jb. TP Imbichammad is an illustrious educationalist cum technocrat cum management expert. As an educationalist, he was on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Senate Member of Tamilnadu MGR Medical University and is presently a Syndicate Member of Madras University. An engineer by profession, he was trained in USA, Germany & Czechoslovakia. Jb. Imbichammad has also scaled heights as a management expert – he is a former Chairman of Transformers and Electricals Kerala Ltd (TELK) and Travancore Cements Ltd., and has served on the board of many leading public sector companies. Presently he is the Chairman of Sienna Group of Companies and also the Secretary General of All India Muslim Educational Society.

Dr. M Achuthan, Director

Prof. KK George, Principal

Prof. PV Abdul Hameed, VicePrincipal

The Secretary of MES College of Engineering, Prof. POJ Lebba, took his MTech from IIT Mumbai, and has over 40 years of academic experience as teacher & administrator. Prof. Lebba was formerly the Principal of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. He has served as a Consultant to AICTE, Member of AICTE & its Southern Regional Committee, and as Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, University of Kerala. He continues to be associated with AICTE & other academic bodies as Expert Member, Convener etc. He was the President of Energy Conservation Society for several years. Presently, he is also Senior Vice President of Muslim Educational Society. Director of MES College of Engineering, Dr. M Achuthan, took his MTech and PhD from IIT


AMAL JYOTHI COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

ore than 50 of our students already got placed in companies like Proton Web, Birla Soft, and Accenture. Within the next one to three months more than 50-60% of our students will be receiving appointment letters from top companies. Work in that direction is well in progress,” Fr. Aji Athimoottil, Asst. Manager of Amal Jyothi College of Engineering (AJCE) is exuding with confidence. “Fr. KJ Jose, former placement officer of NSS Palakkad is the key man in the placement cell here,” adds Fr. Aji. The self-belief the institute has is well in the order given the kind of attention provided to perfect academic excellence. The reason why a tech giant like Wipro found it worthy to pick 12 students from the AJCE. The institute was founded and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Kanjirapally, which has a history of 27 years of running prestigious educational institutions. Marian College, Kuttikkanam, and SD College, Kanjirapally are two among them. All these institutions are managed by the Diocesan Educational Trust, which is funded mainly by the budget allocation of the Diocese as well as contributions

from internal as well as external for academic pursuits. It houses classes agencies. and staff rooms, administrative offices, conference/meditation/seminar halls, Educated and empowered to build a data and communication centres, better world is the motto to which this laboratories, workshops, hostels, staff engineering school is wedded. It is quarters and playfields, all with neatly affiliated to MG University. AJCE, laid out roads, lawns and gardens. situated at Koovapally in Kottayam district, just 8 kms from Kanjirapally, This ideal abode for studying, set in the offers courses in Computer Science scenic backdrop of fascinating and Engineering, Information mountain ranges is equipped with Technology, Electrical & Electronics excellent facilities including prayer Engineering, Electronics & halls, English-speaking classes, Communication Engineering and InfoTech Centre etc. The green and Mechanical Engineering. eco-friendly atmosphere of the AJCE campus lends stimulating environment The sprawling 100-acres of lush green for students to pursue studies. The campus on the foothills of the Western institute takes care of the overall well Ghats, provides a salubrious ambience being of students. Apart from the regular professional courses in the four AN ECO FRIENDLY CAMPUS branches of engineering, the students WITH EXCELLENT FACILITIES, are trained in various self-enhancement programs like personality development, SET IN THE SCENIC spoken English, communication skills. BACKDROP OF THE The InfoTech Centre, which is set up as part of the library provides roundSAHYADRI RANGES the-clock Internet connectivity through AIMS TO REWRITE THE VSAT. The college has more than 200 PATTERN computers.

OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN KERALA.

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