St. Joseph’s College of Engineering (SJCE) was established as a Christian minority institution under the general rules of the Government of Tamilnadu in 1994 on Old Mahabalipuram Road Sholinganallur Kancheepuram under the aegis of Jeppiaar Educational Trust in an area of 25 acres under a serene sea breezing atmosphere to create engineers for the industry requirement of Tamilnadu and India. It is an autonomous and AICTE-approved institution affiliated with Anna University Chennai.
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 SJCE gave its reports.
Students Intake at SJCE
SJCE admitted a huge number of 1320 students each in 2021, 2020, and 2019 at UG programs, respectively, and admitted a fair number of 90 students in 2021 and 162 students in 2020 at PG programs.
SJCE has 298 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 45.3% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:17, that is, one professor is available for every 17 students.
SJCE Annual Expenditures
SJCE spent Rs. 1.72 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 20.93% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a significant 56.67% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, merely 0.61% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 21.79% spent on the creation of capital assets. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 1.15 crores and it was around Rs. 1.24 crores in 2019. The spending as capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
SJCE spent over Rs. 34.75 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a massive 82.28% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, 15.84% spent on maintaining academic infrastructure, and the remaining 1.88% spent on Seminars/Workshops/Conferences. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 35.51 crores in 2020 and Rs. 35.67 crores in 2019.
SJCE Research Details
As SJCE has decent faculties and scholars, a good infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, it was able to file 12, 5, and 2 patent applications in 2021, 2020, and 2019, however, it got 2 patents in 2021 only.
As SJCE has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 41.55, Rs. 31.28, and Rs. 10.3 lakhs through 15, 10, and 6 sponsored research projects from 4, 6, and 3 companies in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
As SJCE 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. 8.1 lakhs through 5 consultancy projects from 3 companies in 2021, and received Rs. 16.35 lakhs and Rs. 35000 through 8 and 2 consultancy projects from 5 and 2 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
SJCE Graduations & Placements
UG Graduations & Placements
At SJCE, a huge number of 1485 students got admission to UG degree courses and a decent 64.17% of them graduated, of whom 99.78% got placements at top companies, and 46 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a bulky 75.37% of students graduated, of whom 94.35% got placements and 111 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a considerable 76.57% of students graduated, of whom 84.98% got placements and 145 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At SJCE, a whopping 92.86% of students graduated, of whom 76.92% got placements at top companies, however, none was selected for higher studies in 2021; a huge 92.31% of the students graduated, of whom 75% got placements, nevertheless, none was selected for higher studies in 2020; and a massive 98.39% of the students graduated, of whom all 45% got placement and the remaining 1 was selected for higher studies 2019.
Ph.D. Research Programme
In the Ph.D. research program, a considerable number of 81 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 11 students graduated in 2021, 7 students graduated in 2020, and 5 students graduated in 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.01 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.83 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3 LPA in 2019 at top companies.
Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4.01 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.83 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3 LPA in 2019, respectively.
The top recruiters of SJCE are Datamatics, Eurofins, ADP, Adobe, DBS, Bosch, Comitas, Cognizant, Bruhat, Bajaj Capital, BNP Paribas, DHL, etc., who are looking for freshers at this institution for their companies.
Students Diversity at SJCE
At SJCE, a massive number of 5214 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 67.32% are boys and a decent 32.68% are girls, a huge number of 5084 students are from within the state, merely 110 students are from other states, and the remaining 20 students are from foreign countries.
Facilities on SJCE Campus
SJCE has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, a gym, cafeterias, an auditorium, convenience stores, alumni associations, a transport facility, IT infrastructure, banking facilities and ATMs, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to utilize.
Campus Festivals at SJCE
SJCE doesn’t celebrate a particular annual cultural festival, however, it celebrates many festivals around the year such as Convocation Day, Deepavali, Christmas, etc. Besides this, many technical symposiums, conferences, workshops, and webinars are organized in every department to induce the interest of the students in science & technology and create a platform to showcase their skills.
As SJCE is in Kanchipuram near Chennai, the capital city of Tamilnadu and one of the major cities in India, therefore students can reach this institution by using the transport facilities such as a few major railway stations, a metro railway, city buses and taxis, and an international airport. Both Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M. G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station which is at a distance of 30.2 km away and Chennai International Airport which is around 24.8 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 SJCE
For UG Course: Candidates who passed or appeared in the 10+2 exam with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as their subjects with 50% marks (40% for SC/ST) are eligible to apply, and admission is given based on the rank in the TNEA counseling conducted by Anna University.
For PG Course: Candidates who passed the degree course in the respective stream with 50% (45% for reserved candidates) need to take the TANCET entrance exam conducted by Anna University and should get the required rank to get admission to the PG courses, and admission is given through TNEA counseling conducted by Anna University.
Fee Structure at SJCE
The student needs to pay approximately Rs. 2.25 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at SJCE, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.01 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount in a year.
SJCE Scores by NIRF
Teaching, Learning, and Resources: SJCE has a good faculty and good infrastructure for innovative research, therefore it scored 51.50%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: SJCE has some distinguished professors and research scholars and has filed many patent applications and got 2 patents, however, it lacks in research and professional practice. Therefore it scored 10.67%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As SJCE 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 50.71%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: SJCE has students from every section and every part of India and the world and has admitted a modest number of girl students, however, it has admitted a few students from other states. Therefore it scored 45.66%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.
Perception: SJCE has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are decent, however, it has not yet got much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs. Therefore it scored nothing in this section, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.