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Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering

Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering (SCTCE) or SCT College of Engineering is a state-government-sponsored engineering college[1] in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

SCT College of Engineering, Trivandrum
TypeGovernment Self-Financing Technical and research institution
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In 2006 Outlook magazine gave it a rank of 98 in its list of Top 100 Engineering Colleges of India, and it is one of the top 3 Engineering colleges in Kerala.[2] It is one of three engineering colleges from the state of Kerala to appear on the list. In 2011 WEEK survey, it was ranked 65th in the list of top 100 engineering colleges in India.[citation needed]

Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering



The governing body of the college is constituted by the Government of Kerala and is chaired by the Minister for Transport, Higher Education Secretary, Finance Secretary, Transport Secretary and Managing Director, KSRTC[3] (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) as ex officio members. Two other members (education experts) are nominated by the chairman.

Established under the University of Kerala in 1995, with AICTE approval, it is a college accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi, and ISO 9001:2000 Certification. SCTCE is one of the seven colleges in the state of Kerala aided under the World Bank funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP).

Extensive links with research institutes and industries (VSSC, DRDO, ER&DCI, Technopark, Kerala, and IISc) has enabled SCT to maintain the vocational and practical relevance of its courses.


The college is at Pappanamcode 4 km from Trivandrum Central Railway Station and KSRTC central bus stand at Thampanoor. It is 15 km from Trivandrum International Airport.


The college offers undergraduate programs (B.Tech)[4] in

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering [132 (+13 lateral entry) seats]
  • Computer Science and Engineering [66 (+6 lateral entry) seats]
  • Mechanical Engineering [66 (+6 lateral entry) seats]
  • Mechanical (Stream Production) Engineering [66 (+6 lateral entry) seats]
  • Mechanical (Stream Automobile) Engineering [66 (+6 lateral entry) seats]
  • Biotechnology and Bio Chemical Engineering [66 (+6 lateral entry) seats][5]

The college offers Postgraduate programs (M.Tech) in

  • Machine Design by Mechanical Engineering Department started in 2009
  • M.Tech degree program for Computer Science started in 2010
  • M.Tech degree program in Signal Processing by Electronics and Communication Engineering Department started in 2011

There has been a governing body decision to start an undergraduate program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and graduate programs in six areas. The AICTE sanctioned M.Tech degree program in Machine Design by Mechanical Engineering Department started in 2009 with a single batch of students. AICTE also approved M.Tech degree program for Computer Science in 2010 with a single batch of students. AICTE has sanctioned M.Tech degree program in Signal Processing by Electronics and Communication Engineering Department in 2011 with a single batch of students. A new M.Tech course on Vehicle Design and Road safety will be started shortly after getting AICTE approval.

The TEQIP program of the government of India has brought changes in the quality of training offered by the college with the coming up of a Central Computing facility and digital[6] The college conducts community development programs related to skill development and women empowerment.[7]


The admission procedure and fee structure of SCT College of Engineering is decided by the government of Kerala. The details are given in the admission prospectus published by Kerala State Entrance Commissioner[8] and can be found under Government self-financing colleges category. A small percentage of seats are reserved for the children of KSRTC employees and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). All admissions except under the NRI quota are based on the Common Entrance Examination (CEE) conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala.


Apart from experienced senior faculty, SCT College of Engineering has a large number of young faculty members who have received their education/training from India's premier institutes. Usually the recruitment is done by a selection test to the post of Assistant Professor. The test is conducted by a Kerala Government agency.

The college staff association, SCT College of Engineering Staff Association (SCTCESA), comprises all staff and faculty.

Industry-institute interactionEdit

The college has an industry institute partnership cell which conducts training and education programs for the benefit of public and students. It helps the students take up the challenge of solving the problems faced by industry, by doing their final year projects with them. There is a Research and Consultancy wing.

Student lifeEdit

Most of the students are day-scholars. The students from far away places reside in college-approved hostels near the campus.There are hostel facilities for both boys and girls.

There are many cultural and technical festivals conducted by various departments' clubs. The annual Techno-cultural fest of the college,'Cult A Way', is one of the top fests in South India.It usually sees a huge footfall every year and has a wide spectrum of events.There are special events like Demo Week, where the final year students dress up according to several themes.

The college has student associations, with each branch having its own association. They organize seminars, contests, and cultural events.

The college has a National Service Scheme (NSS) unit, film club, nature club, tech club, and arts club.

The first college-level road safety club in the state was formed at Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering in association with the Kerala Motor Vehicle Department.

Cult a WayEdit

Cult a Way logo

Cult a Way is the annual technical and cultural festival of SCT. It was started in 2011 and took off rapidly to become one of the major college fests in Kerala. It is a four- or five-day event and almost all colleges in the state participate.[9] The events includes technical workshops and cultural events like dance programs, treasure hunt, quizzes, fashion shows, etc.[10] The proshows organised as part of Cult a Way attracts students and others in large numbers. The proshows mark the culmination of the festival which is a heartthrob among the younger generations of the state.Vishal Dadlani,Sonu kakkar,Jonita Gandhi,Rasika Shekhar, Lucky Ali,Brodha V,The Local Train, When Chai Met Toast, Divine Connection etc are some amongst those who've done gigs at Cult a Way. CAW is also famous for hosting IDonate, a limca record breaking event during the 2014 edition. The event broke the then existing record for highest number of students pledging to donate their eyes.


AutoBahn is a two- to three-day long technical festival conducted by the students of SCTCE. The festival has auto shows, seminars and other events. Contests involving automobiles are also conducted, bringing a large number of participants. The festival is held with the support of the Motor Vehicles Department of the Government of Kerala.

The festival is normally conducted as a part of Cult A Way, the inter-college festival of Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering. In the 2013 edition of Autobahn India's top stunt riding team GhostRyderZ (GRz) was a huge success with an audience of over 5000 people and over 10000 tickets were sold. In the following year the Stunt Show performance of Rafal Pasierbek ($tunter 13) the then world-acclaimed stuntrider was attended by more than 6000 people.

Centre for Continuing EducationEdit

The Continuing Education Centre runs training programs for engineering college teachers. The centre conducts skill oriented training programs for the general public.

Flexibility in programsEdit

The syllabus and academic guidelines issued by University of Kerala are followed. However, the college has a wide range of electives offered for its students, for example, e-commerce, vehicle design, aerospace engineering, aviation electronics, neural networks, mechatronics, fuzzy logic, image processing and optoelectronics. It is the second engineering college in Kerala to have a mechatronics lab after the National Institute of Technology Calicut.


  1. ^ EDUGRID Archived 2010-10-11 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Outlook – Cfore Survey 2006 – India's Top Engineering And Medical Colleges Archived 2008-02-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION-KERALA Archived 2010-01-12 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ CEE-Govt. of Kerala-Listing[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Premier Biotech study institutes in India Archived 2011-03-01 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Govt PRD Kerala". Archived from the original on 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
  7. ^ TEQIP – World Bank Report
  8. ^ Official Website of CEE, Kerala
  9. ^ Cult a Way 2012, Times of India.
  10. ^ Cult A Way

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