Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Information Technology (IT)

Established in the year 2006, the Department of Information Technology has spared no expense to provide students with the best equipments for their education. The dedicated faculty enhance students' learning experience with quality education providing them with practical lessons which are useful when they leave college and enter their careers. Students expand their technical expertise in the course.

The department is furnished with the latest equipments for training the students’ to meet the industry requirements placing it among the top engineering colleges in Chennai when it comes to provision of infrastructure and equipments.

IT Lab-I & II
The department has computing laboratories with advanced computer systems with a vast collection of software, ranging over a wide field of applications. The IT Laboratory-I & II are geared with 120 systems with the latest configurations of HCL. Updated software is used in keeping with the university requirements. 

Project Lab (IT Lab-I)

Students carry out their research work and complete projects in the Project Lab. The provisions in the lab help them to finish their projects efficiently and effectively. The resources in the lab aid the students in coming up with creative solutions.

System Configuration

HCL - Dual Core 2.20GHZ | Gigabyte Motherboard | 1GB RAM | 160GB Hard Disk

Software Details

Windows XP | Fedora 12 | Star UML | Agro UML | Oracle 11g | Visual Studio 2010 | Turbo C | JDK 1.6 | NET Beans 7.4

List of Labs in IT Lab-I

Data Structure Lab | Case Tools Lab | Computer Practice Lab | Mobile Application

List of Labs in IT Lab-II

Computer Graphics Lab | Service Oriented Architecture Lab | Data Base Management System Lab | Web Programming Lab | Network Lab | Operating System Lab

II. Communication Lab

A total of thirty computer systems in the Communication Lab enable students to foster their communicative skills. The lab assists the students to sharpen their soft skills equipping them for their careers and improving their potentials of getting placed. The Communication Laboratory improves the communication skills of students through computer programmes: Software Installed Interactive Teacher Control Software, English Language Software and Career Lab Software.

System Configuration

HCL - Dual Core 2.20GHZ | Gigabyte Motherboard | 1GB RAM | 160GB Hard Disk | HP Scan jet G2400-1 | Cannon LBP 2900B-1

Soft Skill Development

English Mastery | Speech Solutions | Writing for Business | Time Management | Group Discussion and Personal Interviews | Professional Presentation

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Biomedical Engineering

Established in the year 2006, the Biomedical Engineering Department at Alpha College of Engineering has stood distinct in delivering quality education to the students. In keeping up with the rapid developments in the biomedical field, it is essential to prepare the students to meet the demands and maintain high standards. As bio-medical engineers are employed in various disciplines which include hospitals, research facilities (both educational and medical institutes), manufacturing medical instruments, pharmaceuticals and biomedical research, it is essential that the students are versatile and capable of thriving in any field.

Being an interdisciplinary field, teaching biomedical engineering requires faculty who can help students work broadly and comprehensively to leash interdisciplinary knowledge consisting of medicine, molecular and cellular biology, and engineering.

At Alpha, the biomedical engineering department ensures that the students receive quality education in theory and practice. The department is well equipped with state of art facilities (listed below) to meet the industry requirements.

  • Bio Chemistry Lab
  • Anatomy & Human Physiology Lab
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Lab
  • Bio Medical Instrumentation Lab

These labs are categorised into two

The Biochemistry and Human physiology LAB

Two lab classes are conducted here.

  1. Biochemistry and Human physiology
  2. Pathology and Microbiology.

Biomedical Instrumentation LAB

  1. Two lab classes are conducted here.
  2. Biomedical Instrumentation Lab
  3. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipments

Innovative educational programmes that integrate engineering and the biological sciences are offered by the department. These programs make the students proficient in the usage and application of engineering tools and the various methods and skills to solve problems related to biology and medicine. These programmes are a favourite among the students as it allows them to get hands on experience while encouraging them to become creative and apply their knowledge on a practical level.

Apart from the regular studies, the students are given industry exposure. The following are some of the industrial visits by the students.

  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
  • Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry.
  • The Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai,
  • AMS Solutions (P) Ltd, Vadaperumpakkam
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur
  • CURA Healthcare, MEPS, Tambaram
  • Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science, Pondicherry.
  • Vellore Institute of Rehabilitation Engineering.

With the coaching provided by the faculty, the infrastructure, the special programmes and the industrial visits, the biomedical engineering department produces engineers for whom dedication, passion, perseverance, and success become a norm – the reason why Alpha is rated among the top engineering colleges in Chennai.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is often called ‘the father of engineering’ as it involves the ability to evaluate and analyze statistics, information, and data to design machines which make life easier. Industries such as the automotive, aerospace, micro-electromechanical systems and various others are highly dependent on mechanical engineers. With the rapid growth and development in technology on a global scale and in various categories, the need for mechanical engineers is always on the rise with its potentials spreading out farther than the previously considered boundaries - making way into nanotechnology, biomedical applications and environmental conservation. 

With the expanding prospects in the mechanical field, the Alpha Engineering College has framed its syllabus to prepare students to meet the demands of the world and perform at global standards. Listed one among the top engineering colleges in Chennai, Alpha College of Engineering provides unique training for the students. The course comes to life with the faculty - who are experienced professionals - adopting the case study based teaching method. The opportunity to work on live projects gives hands on experience to students at Alpha.

Mechanical Engineering @ Alpha
Mechanical Engineering empowers students with technical and distinctive skills required for engineers who have to practise a career which involves merging diverse operations ranging from analysis of material to production, transmission and utilization of mechanical power. Students are taught to sharpen their proficiency at exploring and harnessing different energy sources, understanding power generation parameters and identifying any design malfunctions.

To produce world class mechanical engineers, the college has well equipped laboratories with state of the art facilities which include the following: 
  • Engineering Practice Lab
  • Manufacturing Technology Lab
  • CAD/CAM Lab
  • Metrology Lab
  • Dynamics Lab
  • Ansys & Simulation Lab
  • Mechatronics Lab
  • Thermal Lab – I
  • Thermal Lab – II

The latest software have been installed in the computers in keeping with the advancements in the mechanical engineering field - UG CAM, IDEAS | Edge CAM | Pro-E | Ansys |Lab View |Autocad |Solid works |MSDN Academic Alliance (Unlimited Users) |Windows XP Professional |Windows Server 2008 |Microsoft Office 2007.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Academic Support & Guidance

Changes happening in the world’s academic arena are drastic. As education transforms at a rapid pace, it is important for students to hone their skills and be prepared for any and all challenges that may arise. The advancements in technology and quick transfer of ideas and information have converted the world into a ‘global village’. The opportunities for growth and development have increased resulting in heavy competition, and the same intensifies when considering a highly populated country such as India. When students graduate from an institution, they must be trained to face the difficulties and work under pressure. The key to a successful future is being ready and willing to face problems and successfully overcoming them, for which mere subject knowledge does not suffice. Students need to be catered to and sharpened in all aspects. Keeping all of this in mind, the Alpha Engineering College has provided Academic Support and Guidance Programmes for the students to give them a head start and launch into their respective careers with confidence.

English & Foreign Language Development Cell
English is the library language of the world, the lingua franca that connects diverse people and helps them share ideas. This being the situation, it is vital that students are well-versed in English and are able converse with confidence. When opportunities to go abroad present themselves, language must not be a barrier. For this reason, Alpha Engineering College in Chennai has set up the English and Foreign Language Development Cell to impart speaking and writing skills in English, French, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish. Knowing foreign languages enable our students to present themselves well in the global arena and pursue their dreams successfully.

Minimum Learning Material (MLM)
Minimum Learning Material comes as a boon for students. It is an online support system that helps students prepare for the university examinations. It includes e-books for theory and practical papers (Anna University framed syllabus), key point summaries, question banks and lab manuals with sample results for revision throughout their study - which collaterally help during the crunch time before exams,.

Alpha Portal for Student Excellence (APSE)
Intended for the students and faculty, the Alpha Portal for Student Excellence is an online portal that enables them to access resources like MLM, material for placement training and preparation for competitive exams (GATE, CAT etc.) The students are given individual login IDs and passwords to access the portal during their stay at Alpha College of Engineering.
These unique features of Academic Support and Guidance place Alpha among the top engineering collegesin Chennai.