National Engineering College (NEC) was established in 1984 by Thiru K. Ramasamy with the Government of Tamilnadu notification in Kovilpatti Tamilnadu in a sprawling area of 151 acres in a perfect placid atmosphere to transform lives through quality education and research with human values. It is an AICTE-approved institution affiliated with Anna University and whose programs are accredited with the NBA.
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 fee structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where NEC gave its reports.
Students Intake at NEC
NEC admitted a decent number of 540 students in 2021, 660 students each in 2020 and 2019 at UG programs, and 88 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
NEC has 198 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 37.88% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:13, that is, one professor is available for every 13 students.
NEC Annual Expenditures
NEC spent Rs. 1.95 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a decent 11.64% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a huge 72.14% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 5.11% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 11.11% spent on the creation of capital assets. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 1.51 crores and it was around Rs. 2.38 crores in 2019.
NEC spent over Rs. 21.21 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a significant 69.37% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a decent 29.01% spent on maintaining academic infrastructure, and the remaining 1.63% spent on Seminars/Workshops/Conferences. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 23.63 crores in 2020 and Rs. 24.97 crores in 2019.
NEC Research Details
As NEC has good faculties and research scholars, good infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, it was able to file 15, 9, and 1 patent applications in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively, and got 4 patents in 2021.
As NEC has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 9, Rs. 4.64, and Rs. 24.53 lakhs through 2, 4, and 5 sponsored research projects from 2, 3, and 4 companies in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
As NEC has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, big companies are willing to get a consultation at this institution for their projects, and therefore, it received Rs. 2.36 lakhs through 16 consultancy projects from 10 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 22.44 and Rs. 12.72 lakhs through 28 and 36 consultancy projects from 15 companies each in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
NEC Graduations & Placements
UG Graduations & Placements
At NEC, a considerable number of 711 students got admission to UG degree courses and a considerable 81.86% of them graduated, of whom 91.81% got placements at top companies, and 45 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a bulky 89.01% of students graduated, of whom 52.65% got placements and 47 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a significant 80.32% of students graduated, of whom 60.9% got placements and 49 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At NEC in PG programs, a huge 93.94% of the students graduated, of whom 9.68% got placements at top companies, however, none was selected for higher studies in 2021; all of the students graduated, of whom 29.41% got placements, nonetheless, none was selected for higher studies in 2020; and all of the students graduated, however, neither got placement nor selected for higher studies in 2019.
Ph.D. Research Programme
At NEC, a considerable number of 65 students have pursued their research studies till 2021, of whom 15 students graduated in 2021, 23 students graduated in 2020 and 24 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 3 LPA in 2021, Rs. 2.4 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 2.16 LPA in 2019 at top companies.
Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 3.12 LPA each in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
The top recruiters of NEC are Tech Mahindra, Wipro, TCS, Zoho, Cognizant, Infosys, Wheels India Limited, IBM, Infoview, etc., who are looking for fresh graduates at this institution for their companies.
Students Diversity at NEC
At NEC, a considerable number of 2589 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 61.57% are boys and a fair 38.43% are girls, a massive 2582 students are from within the state, and merely 7 students are from other states.
Facilities on NEC Campus
NEC has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a gym, a sports complex, an auditorium, a wi-fi campus, IT infrastructure, Transport facilities, Convenience stores, Guest rooms, Banking facilities, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to utilize.
Campus Festivals at NEC
NEC celebrates FACFO as the annual cultural fest where a spectrum of colorful cultural events are organized to make students enthralled and it gives the platform to showcase their inner talents.
FASE is fine arts fest celebrated for five days in January where a gamut of events such as Dubsmash, Oru Sol Oru Varthai, etc., are organized to induce the interest of the students in arts and extracurricular activities and make them great personalities in public life.
NEC celebrates the confluence of three colloquia – ATLANZIA, NECTAR, and INTENSY – for two days in February where students showcase their technical skills in Engineering and technology and they get new ideas from others by collaborating and interacting with one another.
As NEC is in Kovilpatti, the urban area in Tamilnadu, there is no major railway station or an international airport. However, a major railway station and an airport are available in nearby areas like Virudhunagar and Madurai. Both Virudhunagar Railway Station which is at a distance of 57 km away and Madurai Airport which is around 102 km away from the institution are available to reach the institution, therefore students from anywhere can commute to this institution.
How to Get Admission at NEC
For UG Course: Candidates who passed or appeared in the +2 exam or equivalent to any other exam thereto are eligible to apply for UG courses, and admission is given through government and management quotas. Admission for 65% of the government quota is given through Anna University single window counseling, and the remaining 35% of the management quota is filled by the management association to all associate engineering colleges, and the government set a committee headed by retired justice to oversee the admission process, and the seats are filled based on the rank prepared by management association.
For PG Course: Admission is given through two parts: government quota and management quota. Candidates who passed UG degree in the respective stream are eligible to apply and seats for government quota are filled through single-window counseling by Anna University on behalf of the Tamilnadu Common Admission (TANCA). For the management quota, seats are filled based on the performance in the entrance exam conducted by the Association of Engineering Colleges.
Fee Structure at NEC
The student needs to pay approximately Rs. 2.2 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at NEC, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 3 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount in a year.
NEC Scores by NIRF
Teaching, Learning, and Resources: NEC has a good faculty and good infrastructure for innovative research, therefore it scored 56.42%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: NEC has some distinguished professors and research scholars and got some patents for innovative research, however, its research and professional practice is not impressive. Therefore it scored 5.80%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As NEC has a conducive atmosphere for study, a considerable number of students have graduated at the minimum stipulated time and have got placements at top companies at the campus interview. Therefore it scores 45.79%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: NEC has students from every section and every part of India and it has admitted a fair number of girl students, therefore it scored 46.72%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.
Perception: NEC has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are fair, however, it has not yet got much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs. Therefore it scored 1.46%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.