B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai – 2021

B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology (CIST) was established in 1984 as a private institution in Vandalur Tambaram near Chennai Tamilnadu in a green serene atmosphere to provide top-notch education and make the students competent in the international arena and any field. It functioned under the University of Madras from 1984 to 2001 and later Anna University from 2001 to 2009, and it got deemed status in 2008-9.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where CIST gave its reports.

Courses Offered at CIST Chennai

CIST offers a considerable number of 14 courses in undergraduate programs and a decent number of 11 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at CIST Chennai

Students Intake
CIST admitted 930 students in 2021, 990 students in 2020 and 840 students in 2019 at UG programs, and 162 students in 2021 and 90 students in 2020 at PG programs.
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CIST has 325 distinguished professors at its faculty and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10, that is, one professor is available for every 10 students.

CIST Chennai Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
CIST spent Rs. 5.5 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 14.5% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a considerable 50.73% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 4.07% spent on workshops, and the remaining 30.7% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 12.9 crores and it was around Rs. 9.9 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
CIST spent over Rs. 64.3 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 59.43% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a decent 29.6% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 10.97% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 55 crores in 2020 and Rs. 52 crores in 2019. The operational expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

CIST Chennai Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As CIST has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 1.7 crores through 21 sponsored research projects from 6 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 3.3 and 1.2 crores through 19 and 12 sponsored projects from 13 and 7 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
CIST received Rs. 3.2 crores through 29 consultancy projects from the same number of 29 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1.1 and Rs. 1.8 crores through 63 and 38 consultancy projects from 38 and 31 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

CIST Chennai Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At CIST, 902 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 90.58% of them graduated, of whom 84.44% got placements at top companies and 46 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 78.36% of students graduated, of whom 82.2% got placements, and 25 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 78.39% of students graduated, of whom 88.68% got placements and 44 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, 78.57% of students graduated, of whom 77.27% got placements at top companies and none was selected for higher studies in 2021; 65.12% of students graduated, of whom 39.28% got placements and none was selected for higher studies in 2020; and 59.3% of students graduated, of whom 94.12% got placements and none was selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 265 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 12 students graduated in 2021, 9 students graduated in 2020, and 3 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 3.25 LPA in 2021, Rs. 2.6 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 3.25 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 2 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of CIST are Skycoin, Think And Learn Pvt Ltd, RMHB Construction, Nokia, Smokey Haven Resorts, Sanmina Sci, AVTEC, Accurate Products Corpn. Pvt. Ltd., B.S.Abdur Rahman University, B2C Technology, Femargent Inc., Renaissance Construction, Hurix Systems, Lifecell International, Friends Arch, etc.

Students Diversity at CIST Chennai

At CIST, a massive 3151 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 80.01% are boys, 19.99% are girls, a considerable 2707 students are from within the state, 443 students are from outside of the state, and the remaining 1 student is from outside the country.

Facilities at CIST Chennai Campus

CIST has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, an auditorium, shuttle service, a gym, a wi-fi campus, a moot court, a designing room, ATMs, a material museum, A/C seminar and conference halls, lifts/ramps, etc.

Annual Festivals on CIST Chennai

Fest O’ Cres is the annual multi-cultural fest of CIST celebrated in February for three days where many cultural events from the classical Indian Bharata Natyam to Western Dance are performed. Many students take part and enjoy this festival.

CIST conducts many conferences, workshops, and webinars on various topics such as robotics, machine learning, etc., moreover, it trains the professors through the Trains Trainer Program to get professors knowledgeable in current technologies, so as they can impart quality education to the students. Besides these, it organizes Yoga Day to create awareness among the public on physical and mental health and make them fit by practicing Yoga.


CIST is near Chennai, the capital of classical Tamilnadu, therefore, it has a good transport system. Both Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station is around 37.6 km away and Chennai International Airport is around 18.8 km away from the institution are available to reach this institution, so students from anywhere can commute to it easily.

How to Get Admission at CIST Chennai

.For UG courses at CIST: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or any other equivalent recognized exams with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology need to take Crescent Institute Engineering Admission Test (CIEAT) and should clear it for admission to UG programs, however, students who cleared JEE Main are exempted from attempting CIEAT.

For PG courses: Candidates who passed UG degrees with 50% marks or 5.0 on the 10 points CGPA scale need to take and should clear an entrance exam conducted by the respective department at CIET or any other nationally recognized entrance exam for admission to the PG programs, however, candidates with valid GATE score are admitted directly.

Fee Structure at CIST Chennai

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 8 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at CIST, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 3.25 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within three years.

CIST Chennai Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: CIST has a decent faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 60.38%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: CIST has a decent faculty and better infrastructure, however, it lacks in research and professional practice, therefore, it scored 16.43%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As CIST has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 47.28%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: CIST has students from every section and every part of India and the world, so it scored 44.6%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: CIST has a decent faculty, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 6.19%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

CIST Chennai got 37.58% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 112.

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