School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT)
The School offers B.Tech. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. The programs offered by the school have the flexibility to evolve and change in response to new requirements and attract the brightest students of the country every year. This is what sets us apart as one of the best colleges for EEE in Chennai. They serve the dual purpose of building a solid foundation of knowledge and of enhancing confidence, creativity and innovation in its students.
Our B.Tech. (EEE) The program was accredited by ABET in 2015 for a period of five years, placing us among the best colleges for EEE in Chennai and beyond. Also, Electrical and Electronics Engineering is in the top 350 of the QS world ranking by subject. The program will continually meet the skills and competency expectations of the industry and ensures placement for every student.
The faculty associated with the school has a strong and diverse academic background, on par with the best colleges for EEE in Chennai. School of Electrical Engineering has 39 highly qualified faculty with a wide range of research specialisations such as Power systems, Power Electronics, Control engineering, Electric Vehicles, Power converters for Renewable power generation systems, Controllers for grid integration, Special machines and drives for Industrial applications, Microgrid, Internet of Things, Robotics, Wireless power transfer system, Industrial Automation and deregulated power system.
The faculty have brought laurels to the school through awards and recognitions for their innovations. Our Faculty has received grants from various funding agencies such as DST, DRDO,NFTDC, IEI and published more than 500 publications and 36 patents. The school has produced 21 Ph. Ds and 125 research scholars in the school are working in various Niche areas. The School has conducted many Workshops, Seminars, International conferences, Faculty development Programmes, Mackethons, and Value-added programmes in collaboration with International universities and Industries for the benefit of Students and Faculty members.
The school has 12 labs with modern infrastructure and a Center for Industrial Automation sponsored by MSME, Govt of India, cementing our place among the best colleges for EEE in Chennai. In addition to core electrical and electronics lab infrastructure, state of the art facilities are available in labs like Smart grid lab, Protection and switchgear lab, PCB fabrication and testing lab, Advanced Electrical drives lab. The School has the latest simulation tools to cater to various specializations and it is equipped with the latest experimental and computational facilities. Laboratory facilities enable the students to solve real-world engineering problems defined by industries, participate in various project competitions and obtain internships. Students get “Industry Ready” through industry linkages and get placed in core electrical companies, software and analytics sectors.
VIT Chennai has hosted several adjunct professors to give the students international exposure. Several guest lectures by International speakers and Industry experts and Industrial visits for all the courses are regularly arranged by the school for the benefit of students. The school encourages the students to participate in technical competitions and conference in India and abroad and some of them are published journal papers and patents along with our faculty members.
The school has signed MoUs with Universities and Industries like LUCAS TVS, kWatt Solutions, Nokia solutions and CDCE HP Automation and Robotics, Daewon India Auto Parts Pvt Limited, Sekisui Dljm Molding Pvt Ltd and Shri Vishnu Magnetic Pvt Ltd to give students the opportunity to get industry exposure through various collaborative activities. The opportunities we provide are worthy of the mantle of being the best college for EEE in Chennai. Several lab based certifications programmes are also organized to train students in conducting experiments with industry standards for better placement prospects.
Students are associated with the faculty in real-time consultancy projects. They are encouraged to participate in co-curricular and extracurricular, innovative competitions, national and international conferences and take up international internships through semester abroad programmes. Many students take up higher education at top Indian universities and abroad. The placement statistics have been consistently impressive.