Rajalakshmi Engineering College, an autonomous institution affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, was established in the year 1997 under the aegis of Rajalakshmi Educational Trust whose members have had consummate experience in the fields of education and industry. The College has grown from strength to strength in the last 20 years and progressing towards Excellence in Engineering Education, Research and Development.Started with 3 Under Graduate programmes in Engineering with an annual intake of 180 students in 1997, the College presently offers 12 Under Graduate and 10 Post Graduate programmes, with an annual intake of 1950 students. The approval of AICTE and affiliation of the Anna University for such a progressive intake is a standing testimony for the continuous growth of the college over the years. 9 of our Departments are recognized as Research Centers of Anna University to conduct Ph.D. and M.S. (By Research) programmes and many scholars have obtained Ph.D. through these research centres.
Ours is one among the few Colleges to receive accreditation for nine Under Graduate Engineering programmes from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi, as soon as attaining the eligibility to apply for accreditation. The College is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade. The college has also secured 12(b) status from UGC. Anna University, Chennai has granted Permanent Affiliation for Eight programmes, viz., B.E. Aeronautical Engineering, B.E. Computer Science and Engineering, B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering, B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, B.E. Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech. Biotechnology, B.Tech. Information Technology and M.B.A. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India has recognized the College as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO), considering its potential for Research and Development activities.
Aeronautical Engineering is a four year professional undergraduate program. Aeronautical engineering deals with the design, construction, and study of the science behind the forces and physical properties of aircraft, rockets, flying craft, and spacecraft. The prescribed courses of study and syllabi cover areas like, design, structures, propulsion, aerodynamics and systems. The laboratories and workshops, detailed in the curriculum, have been framed to take up the challenges in Industry and focus themselves on research and development. The student has access to the latest versions of many analysis and design packages.