Vignan’s Engineering College is an engineering college in Guntur, India, offering graduate (Masters) and under-graduate (Bachelors) courses in Engineering and Technology. It is located at Vadlamudi, a suburban region of Guntur City, India.The college is affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
The college’s first campus was established in 1997 at Vadlamudi. Later another campus of the Engineering College started at Deshmukhi near Hyderabad.
It has been awarded Deemed University status, is approved by AICTE and NBA, and is an ISO 9001:2000 certified institution.
The college, established under the aegis of the Lavu Educational Trust, is the brainchild of its founder, Dr. Lavu Rathaiah. Having made a mark at the plus two level of education, Vignan Group started schools across the state before venturing into professional courses like Engineering and Pharmacy.
Vignan Group today has academics activities ranging from schools, junior and degree colleges, PG Centers, Engineering Colleges, Pharmacy Colleges and B.Ed Colleges. VEC was the first of the engineering colleges to start functioning, in 1997. The college is located along the Guntur – Tenali highway.
Guided by Dr. Lavu Rathaiah, the college has topped the Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University results twice in the last nine years
Electronics and Communication Engineering
The department began in 1997, catering to the needs of four year B.Tech ECE students. Up to 1999 the annual intake of ECE department was 40; in 1999 the intake was enhanced to 60; since 2000, the intake has been 120. The department initiated a PG program in M.Tech in 2006. Consequent to the establishment of JNT University in Kakinada, the affiliations of both programmes were shifted to the new university from 2008 onwards. The undergraduate programme Electronics and Communication was accredited by NBA in 2006. In 2008, the college was accredited by NAAC and awarded an ‘A’ grade. The institution has been conferred with Deemed-to-be University status by UGC from January 2009.
Computer Science and Engineering
The department of CSE was started in 1997. The department began with an annual intake of 40, and reached 120 students in 2001. The department provides computing resources for research and education. This includes more than 200 computers with Linux and Windows platforms. The School of Computing has around 50 faculty who are specialists in the areas of Databases, Data Mining, Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Image Processing, Wireless Networks, Artificial Neural Networks, Information Security and Programming Languages. The Department also conducts co-circullar activities on the name of VAICTE(Vignan Association for Innovative Computer Technocrats & Engineers) on various research presentations.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
The undergraduate program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering was started in 1999 with an annual intake of 40 students. By 2001, the intake was 60. The department started a postgraduate program, M.Tech (Power Electronics and Drives) with an annual intake of 80 students in 2006.
The department of Chemical Engineering began in 1997. Starting with a student intake of 40, the intake was 60 in 2002. The M.Tech program was introduced in 2004. Chemical Engineering has faculty who are specialists in the areas of Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer Operations, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Mechanical Unit Operations, Process Dynamics and Control, Chemical Technology, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Process Calculations, Chemical Process Equipment Design and Chemical Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimization.
The department began in 1997 with a student intake of 60. The postgraduate program, offering specialization in machine design, was started in 2005. The faculty have specializations in the areas of Design, Thermal, Production and Industrial engineering. The faculty strength is 17 comprising two professors, six Associate Professors and nine Assistant Professors
The library subscribes to online IEEE and ASME journals. The digital library with high speed Internet connection and access to online journals helps students prepare for competitive exams like GATE, GRE, CAT, TOFEL besides collating and compiling material for paper presentation, seminar etc.
The library has
- more than 40,000 volumes
- audio-visual materials
- about 200 national and international journals
- a reading room
It is air-conditioned with a seating capacity of about 600 students, and has a separate area for research students.
The Library is managed with Library Management Software. Using this software, cataloguing as well as circulation services are automated. Digital resources like 1500 multimedia CDs and internet are available.
Training and placement cell
Equipped with trained personnel the facility started in 2000. The trainers understand the training requirements of undergraduate students and design programmes to help students attain career success.
T and P cell at VEC conducts campus recruitment drives. Some of the industries which visit the campus are
- TATA Consultancy services
- Infosys Technologies
- Wipro Technologies
- VIRTUSA Technologies
- SONATA Software
- Mahindra & Mahindra
- B2B Software
- OSI Technologies
- Mphasis Technologies
- Sutherland Global services etc.
The cell organises guidance programs, reasoning tests, aptitude tests, puzzle solving, group discussions, mock interviews, brain storming sessions, case studies, pick and speak, experience sharing and minipresentations.
Recreation and sports facilities
The campus is equipped with facilities for outdoor games like cricket, football, volleyball, tennis, basketball and 400 meter track athletics.
Address : vadlamudi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh – 522213
Contact : 0863-2534646, 2534645