Malla Reddy Engineering College, Hyderabad : Creating skilled engineers
Within six years of inception, the college secured accreditations. In 2010, it was awarded A grade by NAAC and permanent affiliation by...
Within six years of inception, the college secured accreditations. In 2010, it was awarded A grade by NAAC and permanent affiliation by JNTU-Hyderabad. It became an autonomous institution in 2011. With best infrastructure and quality faculty, the college is forging ahead on all fronts
Young Hans Team
Despite the State having the highest number of engineering seats and colleges in the country, skilled engineers are hard to find. This is the constant refrain of many students and parents. Many students opt for engineering course as the seats are readily available for a throwaway price. Several engineering colleges have mushroomed in the state without adequate infrastructure and faculty members.
Malla Reddy Engineering College in Kompally, says it stepped in to fill this void in 2002 with the best infrastructure and reputed faculty members to produce engineers with superlative skills in the field of engineering. "Many countries need skilled engineers. We have the ability to produce such skilled labour, but we lack proper faculty to train the students. The prime purpose establishing this institution is to produce skilled engineers that the world requires," says Ch Malla Reddy, Chairman, Malla Reddy Group of Institutions.
History Malla Reddy Group of Institutions was established in 2002 at Dhulapally, Kompally, Secunderabad, with the vision to impart technical knowledge in an ambience of humanity, wisdom, intellect and creativity. Over a decade, the group spread its wings and started colleges for Engineering, Pharmacy, BDS, MBBS, Schools, MTech, MBA and MCA. "The college started with just three courses: Mechanical, Electrical and Biotechnology. Now we offer all the streams that are available," says S Sudhakara Reddy, Principal, Malla Reddy Engineering College.
Infrastructure The college is spread across sprawling 160 acres in the suburbs of Hyderabad. Catering to the needs of 5,000 engineering students, the Malla Group has constructed separate buildings for each department. The college has over 55 lecture halls, 100 labs, six drawing halls, two engineering workshops, solar lab, computer aided design lab, computerised numerical central lathe machine Research and Development lab. "Our infrastructure and faculty is our strength," says the Principal. Apart from the labs, the college has e-classrooms for effective understanding of concepts. To check unruly activities in the campus, the college is equipped with 24-hour CCTV's. The college has hostels that can accommodate over 1,700 students. "With more than 1,000 computers, many big organisations like LIC, Andhra Bank, Tata flock to the campus to conduct competitive exams as it easy for them conduct test to huge number in a one go," he adds.
Academics Right from the establishment, the college has produced consistent results and produced skilled engineers. Each year there is an increment in the pass per cent from the college. Last year, the college achieved 90 per cent pass percentage. "Consistent increase in the results is because of the mentorship programme. For 20 students, a mentor is designated, these mentors will checkout the performance of the students in each and every subject along with the other problem that he/she has," S Sudhakara Reddy. The students are graded based on the internal assessment, externals and assignments beyond the scope of the books. For practical knowledge the students are given an opportunity to visit Industries
Achievements Within six years of inception, the college got accreditation by NBA and AICTE. In 2010, the college received A grade by NAAC and permanent affiliation by JNTU-Hyderabad. The college got autonomous status in 2011 (Under this status, the college can design and develop its own academic curriculum for all under graduate and post graduate courses). The college also received World Bank fund of Rs 4 crore for the benefit of the students to be used for remedial classes, bridge courses, guest lectures and for better opportunities. In 2013, the college got recognition from UCG under section 2(f) & 12(B). A jeep that runs on solar power is designed and developed by the final year students of Mechanical Engineering, of Malla Reddy Engineering College as a part of their project work.
Extra Curricular activities Besides the regular activities, the college also takes up social responsibility. As part of social responsibility, the college has adopted Maisammaguda village near the college. Students from the NSS wing regularly conduct blood camps and health camps for the needy and poor people. "Last year, the college provided books, bags, shoes and stationary items to the government school students studying at the Maisammaguda village," says the Principal. The college has shown its strength in the field of sports by winning national and state level competitions. "Our students, Ashwin and Uma Maheswar won first prize in national Chess-Boxing competition held at Kolkata," says sports co-cordinator. The college organises National Technical Fest 'Akshara' annually.
Placements The college has recorded highest number of placements. "When we look into the statistics of the placements, every year there is increase in the number of students who get placed. Last year, 196 students got placed in reputed companies like Sony, Infosys, IFB, and GMR etc. Last year, Sharon Arul David, was recruited by GMR with the pay pack of Rs 3.5 lakh per annum in 2012," says V Venkesthwar Reddy, Placement and Corporate officer.