The college sponsored by Siddhartha Academy of General and Technical Education was established in 1977 as the 1st private self financing engineering college in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The academy cited is a registered society consisting of 250 philanthropists hailing from various professions, namely Doctors, Charted Accountants, Engineers, etc The college commenced its operations with an annual intake of 180 into 4 branches of engineering (Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering & Mechanical Engineering) and the institution has been growing from strength to strength.
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NBA Accreditation The college has been putting in its sincere efforts to maintain high quality in academics and would like to ensure conducive learning environment on the campus. The spirit of the college is understood in getting it accredited much before the state government’s decision to accord additional fee from the students of the accredited departments. The college was accredited in the year 1998 for the first time, and subsequently in 2005 and 2009 & 2014. The NBA peer teams expressed their satisfaction over almost all the facilities, teaching-learning processes, student performance; motivation levels of the teachers and thereby, the potential of the college for excellence.
NAAC Accreditation Accredited by NAAC with A grade for a period of five years with a CGPA of 3.17 on four point scale effective from 25-10-2013.
Regular ISO certification Instead of clamoring for ensuring quality management systems with the age old or conventional methods of documentation and up gradation, the college has realized the need for adapting internationally renowned and a multi dimensional quality management system being developed. Hence, the college obtained ISO 9001:2000 certifications initially in the year 2004 and has been renewing it. Consequent on the conferment of autonomy on the college, the institution scaled up its certification potential by widening its domain by obtaining certification for the design process also. As a result, the college secured ISO 9001:2008 Certification.
Autonomous status The University Grants commission after a thorough academic and administrative audit conferred autonomous status on the college in the year 2006. It is worth mentioning here that there are very few autonomous engineering colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh.UGC Joint Expert Committee visited the college on 29th and 30th June 2012 and evaluated the academic and administrative procedure for running the Autonomous status for granting the extension of autonomous status beyond 2012. UGC granted extension of autonomous for a period of 6 years w.e.f. 2012-13 to 2017-18.
Recognized by the Institution of Engineers (India) The courses run by the college are recognized by the Institution of Engineers (India) which shows that the curriculum and its execution are undoubtedly of noteworthy standards.
Accredited by TCS While seeking autonomy from the UGC, the college thought that it would be beneficial if the corporate ethos is understood in order that the curriculum can be planned in such a manner that the products would be industry ready. In the process, the college went for accreditation from the TCS in the year 2006 and re-accredited in the year 2011 with B grade.
College secured Good ratings in the surveys conducted by the CSR, Outlook, EC for you, Data Quest and India Today etc. The ratings represent the constant up gradation of the college in terms of its infrastructure, courses, research activities, continuing education programmers etc.,
The college is located in Kanuru panchayat, a sub-urb of Vijayawada. Vijayawada is considered the commercial capital of Andhra Pradesh and the second largest railway junction in India. Two National highways, namely 5&9, pass through the city making it one of the busiest and most accessible cities in India. As far as the local transportation is concerned, the Public and Private Transport operators run regular services to reach the city without any hassles. The college is situated on the national high way No: 9 in a rural setting with its verdure.
The college in its process of expansion made it a point to make a lot of space available for the academic work. The college is situated in 24.05 acres of land. The built-up area is 52270 sq.m., the space is sufficient as per the norms of AICTE for the existing courses.
The College has strong consultancy base. Majority of the departments are engaged in consultancy & Testing activities with civil department being the major contributor. Consultancy earnings during past 3 years is 4.65 Crores.
Hostel facilities are available for both boys & girls. Hostels are well furnished with a spacious and neat dining hall provided with a hygienic kitchen with ultra modern gadgets. Accommodation is available for 200 boys & 200 girls.
The college has standby power backup facility with 515 KVA.
The college has been taking all the care for preventing ragging. The menace of ragging has totally eliminated from the college with the sincere efforts of the management, principal, staff and senior students. Ragging Prevention committees have been constituted with teaching and non-teaching staff. Vigilance duties have been allotted to the members of the said committees in a systematic manner by developing a specific time table. Potential points of student gatherings and trouble making were identified and the members of faculty have been posted in those locations. The college has been taking a declaration in writing from all the students stating that they would not indulge in ragging any body and could not resort to any unfair means of intimidating fear and inflicting pain or agony on anybody. Since the college has been able to implement all the measures said above there has not been any cases of ragging reported during the last four years. None other than the then Commissioner of Police of Vijayawada appreciated the efforts of the college in maintaining Law & Order on the Campus. The vernacular press published the ragging free nature of the college.
The Alumini of the college have been making their strong presence felt at a host of high rated organizations like NASA, Caterpiller, IBM, Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Accenture, Polaris etc.In addition to displaying their acumen in their chosen fields of activity, VRSEC old Students Association, a Regd. Society, has donated Rs. 1 crore towards awarding Siddhartha Sahaya Scholarships to the needy and deserving students. The said Scholarships have been granted in association with Siddhartha Academy.
The college houses 1 (Andhra) EME Company on the campus. The college unit has a registration of 108 cadets every year. The unit has been taking up various service oriented activities in addition to the basic training. The cadets have been securing different prizes and medals in para-sailing, para-trouping and boating etc.
The college unit has a registration of 100 volunteers every year. The unit has been taking an active part in a host of service oriented activities. Blood donation and grouping, Aids awareness and flood relief operations, Traffic regulation management, Clean and Green have been some of the activities of the unit. The college received Gold Medal from the Hon’ble Governor of Andhra Pradesh for the noteworthy contribution to the blood donation activities. The college received a certificate from district authorities for blood donation and NSS activities.