College of Engineering, Guindy

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Coordinates: 13°00′40″N 80°14′08″E / 13.010979°N 80.235426°E / 13.010979; 80.235426

College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG)
CEG main logo.png
Seal of College of Engineering, Guindy
MottoLabor omnia vincit (Latin)
Motto in English
Work conquers all
TypePublic, Autonomous
Established17 May 1794; 225 years ago (17 May 1794)[1]
FounderMichael Topping
DeanT. V. Geetha
Location, ,
Colours     Brick Red
AffiliationsAnna University

The College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) is a public engineering college in Chennai, India and is India's oldest technical institution, founded in 1794. It is also the oldest technical institution to be established outside Europe.[2][3]


A 1994 stamp dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the College of Engineering

Due to the growing need for surveyors by the East India Company, the 'School of Survey' was established in a building near Fort St. George on the suggestion of Michael Topping in 1794. This school was one of the first of its kind in the country and it started out with 8 boys. It became the Civil Engineering School in 1858 and was rechristened as College of Engineering in 1859, with the inclusion of a mechanical engineering course. The college was shifted for a short period to Kalasa Mahal, Chepauk, before settling at its present location in 1920 as College of Engineering, Guindy.[4]

College of Engineering, Guindy is one of the first institutes in India to offer degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunication, Highway Engineering and Printing Technology.

In 1978, College of Engineering, Guindy became a constituent college and the principal seat of Anna University.[2]


College of Engineering, Guindy offers undergraduate Engineering degrees in the various fields. It also offers postgraduate degrees such as MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Sc. M.Tech M.S. by Research and Ph.D.programmes.[5]

CEG has 16 Departments, 6 University Affiliated Centers, and 12 Research Centers where research programs are offered. With close ties with industry, excellent research practices and multiple extra-curricular options, the institution advances the progression of the student's quest for knowledge.


College rankings
Engineering – India
Outlook India (2017)[6]7
The Week (2017)[7]11

CEG was ranked 7 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2017[6] and 11th by The Week.[7]




Under State Government ownership, CEG covers around 223 acres of land right in the heart of Chennai. It serves as the main campus of Anna University.


Students Activity Center

The college has 16 hostels which provide accommodation to over 3500 students. Separate international hostels are available to cater to the needs of international students and exchange students. Hostel messes are located in large centralized halls and serve nutritious meals at regular periods. The hostels accommodate not only undergraduate students but also postgraduate students and there is a separate hostel for NRIs and foreign nationals.

Students Services[edit]

Many centers have been placed to address all the needs of students. These include the SC/ST cell, Center for Professional Development Education, Center for International Affairs, Center for Women Empowerment and the Student Affairs.

Institutional Programs[edit]

Student wings of National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), National Sports Organisation (NSO) and Youth Red Cross (YRC also function on campus and conduct various activities which give back to the society.


Student run clubs :

  • Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME)
  • Association of Manufacturing Engineering (AME)
  • Society of Civil Engineers (SCE)
  • Society of Geoinformatics Engineers (SGE)
  • Rotaract club of CEG (RCEG)
  • Aakriti (women empowerment)
  • Society of Materials Science and Engineers (SMSE)
  • Capitalize (the entrepreneurship club)
  • CSAU (Computer Society of Anna University)
  • MCS (Math Computing Society)
  • Green Brigade (environment)
  • Leo club of ceg
  • Literary club
  • Mathavam
  • Pixels (Official photography & videography club)
  • Quizzers Anonymous (the official quiz club)
  • Robotics Club
  • Innovation Hub of CEG (I-HUB) (Project works & participating in competitions)
  • Siruthuligal (charity)
  • Society of Industrial Engineers (SIE)
  • Society of Mining Engineers
  • Spartanz
  • Sruthilaya (music)
  • Students' Quality Council (SQC)
  • Theatron (dramatics)
  • The Guindy Times (campus magazine)
  • Twisters (dance)

Student-run societies:

  • Arts Society
  • CEG Tech Forum
  • Students Association

Sports Leagues organised by Students :

  • Anna Kho-Kho Championship (AKKC)
  • Anna Hockey League (AHL)[8]


  • Kurukshetra[9] is known for being the first ever techno management college festival to attain UNESCO patronage and has continued to be one of the most-awaited inter-college technical festivals. It has been certified with the ISO 9001:2015 and has acquired the support of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Digital India and the National e-Governance Division, Government of India in 2016. It conducts technical events, workshops, guest lectures, and displays projects to expand students' technical opportunities and knowledge.
  • Techofes:[10] This inter-college cultural event is one of South India's largest college festivals with an exciting array of events from debates to dance, innovative workshops on photography, DJ-ing, etc. and pro shows.
  • Sangarsh: Organized by the Rotaract club of CEG (RCEG),[11] Sangarsh is a musical concert aimed at raising funds for needy sections of society.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


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