Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College (SREC) was established as a private institution in 1994 in Coimbatore Tamilnadu in an area of 42 acres in a tender and tenacious atmosphere by SNR Sons Charitable Trust to be an internationally recognized technological institution with schools of excellence in various disciplines and a co-existent center for providing engineering solution to international clients. It has industrial collaboration with L&T, Bi-Metal Bearings, Roots Industries, and Tech Mahindra. It is an autonomous and one of seventeen SNR Sons Charitable Institutions affiliated with Anna University and whose seven BE/B.Tech programs are accredited by the NBA. It was accredited with an “A” grade by the NAAC and approved its courses by the AICTE.
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 SREC gave its reports.
Students Intake at SREC
SREC admitted a huge number of 1020 students each in 2021, 2020, and 2019 at UG programs, respectively, and it admitted a fair number of 126 students in 2021 and 150 students in 2020 at PG programs.
SREC has 321 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 35.82% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:13, that is, one professor is available for every 13 students.
SREC Annual Expenditures
SREC spent Rs. 2.02 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a modest 19.18% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a decent 28.25% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, merely 5.82% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 46.75% spent on the creation of capital assets. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 2.34 crores and it was around Rs. 2.04 crores in 2019.
SREC spent over Rs. 40.92 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a significant 55.45% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a considerable 41.82% spent on maintaining academic infrastructure, and the remaining barely 2.73% spent on Seminars/Workshops/Conferences. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 40.98 crores in 2020 and Rs. 36.24 crores in 2019.
SREC Research Details
As SREC has good faculties and research scholars, decent infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, it has been able to file a significant number of 33, 22, and 24 patent applications in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively, however, it didn’t get any patents either.
As SREC has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 1.07 crores, Rs. 1.64 crores, and Rs. 83.2 lakhs through 40, 76, and 50 sponsored research projects from 19, 51, and 35 companies in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
As SREC 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. 43.94 lakhs through 25 consultancy projects from 19 companies in 2021, and received Rs. 42.73 and Rs. 49.66 lakhs through 31 and 21 consultancy projects from 23 and 19 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
SREC Graduations & Placements
UG Graduations & Placements
At SREC, a huge number of 1110 students got admission to UG degree courses and 68.2% of them graduated, of whom 78.31% got placements at top companies, and 47 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a considerable 85.78% of students graduated, of whom 84.64% got placements and 74 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a bulky 85.28% of students graduated, of whom 78.07% got placements and 93 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At SREC, a significant 85% of them graduated, of whom 62.5% got placements at top companies, and 1 was selected for higher studies in 2021; a massive 97.3% of the students graduated, of whom 29.41% got placements, and 2 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a huge 92.68% of the students graduated, of whom 32.26% got placements and 7 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Ph.D. Research Programme
In the Ph.D. research program, 79 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 14 students graduated in 2021, 16 students graduated in 2020, and 12 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.2 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.96 LPA in 2019 at top companies.
Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 3 LPA each in 2021, 2020, and 2019.
The top recruiters of SREC are Cadsoft, Cardio Care, Craftsman, Kalycito, Robo tricks, Sanmar, Cognizant, DBS, Dhyan Infotech, Doodle, CGI, IBM, Wipro, etc., who are searching for fresh graduates for their companies.
Students Diversity at SREC
At SREC, a huge number of 4162 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 68.43% are boys and a modest number of 31.57% are girls, a significant number of 4075 students are from within the state, merely 53 students are from other states, and the remaining 34 are from foreign countries.
Facilities on SREC Campus
SREC has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, IT infrastructure, a wi-fi campus, an auditorium, a women-empowerment cell, alumni associations, a transport facility, banking facilities, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to utilize.
Campus Festivals at SREC
SREC celebrates the Annual Day celebration for one day in April where guests participate and deliver their speeches and winners are awarded prizes and medals. Besides this, many workshops, conferences, webinars, and hackathons are organized on various topics to make students well-versed in current trending technologies.
As SREC is in Coimbatore, which is an industrial city of Tamilnadu and one of the important cities in India, therefore it has a good transport infrastructure with a major railway station and an international airport. Both Coimbatore Junction Railway Station which is at a distance of 14 km away and Coimbatore International Airport which is around 15.9 km away from the institution are available to reach the institution, therefore students from anywhere can commute to this institution easily.
How to Get Admission at SREC
For UG Course: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or equivalent to any other recognized exam with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for BC/BC Muslims, 40% for MBC/DNC, SC/SCA/ST) are eligible to apply for the UG courses at this institution and admission is given based on TNEA single-window counseling by Anna University.
For PG Course: Candidates who passed the UG degree in the respective stream with a minimum of 50% (45% for reserved category candidates) need to take the TANCET/GATE exam and should get a valid rank/score to get admission to the PG courses, and admission is given through the TANCA counseling by Anna University.
Fee Structure at SREC
The student needs to pay approximately Rs. 2.2 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at SREC, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.2 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount in a year.
SREC Scores by NIRF
Teaching, Learning, and Resources: SREC has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research, therefore it scored 54.46%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: SREC has some distinguished professors and research scholars, and has been able to file a considerable number of patent applications, however, it scored 6.83%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As SREC has a conducive atmosphere for study, a significant number of students have graduated at the minimum stipulated time and have got placements at top companies at the campus interview. Therefore it scores 50.09%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: SREC has students from every section and every part of India and the world, and has admitted a decent number of girl students, however, it has admitted fewer students from other states. Therefore it scored 45.10%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.
Perception: SREC has a good faculty, good infrastructures, a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are good, however, it has not yet got much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs. Therefore it scored 10.45%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.