P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker College of Engineering & Technology is the outcome of our great Philanthropist, late Shri. P. T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker (1829 - 1874) with a sole aim of providing, Technical Education to the poor and downtrodden people beside other social and religious activities. The College is literally situated in Oovery , 8 kms from kancheepuram and 18 kms from Arakkonam. The College is a private, self – financed Institution, affiliated to Anna University, approved by AICTE. The College is a unit of P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Trust, Vepery, Chennai – 600 007. The Trust is governed by the board of trustees, appointed by the High Court. Our Trust is a public charitable trust that has taken up, providing education to the socially neglected people as, it’s sole aim.Our College Provides five Engineering Courses, such as B.E(ECE), B.E(MECH),BE(EEE),BE(CSE) and B.Tech(IT).
The Nobel Philanthropist Sri P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker who lived from 1829 to 1874 had bequeathed is his entire properties for the welfare of the downtrodden and poor people irrespective of caste, creed and colour in Tamil Nadu by executing a WILL and thereby creating a Trust Called “P.T.Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker Trust”. The above said Trust was functioning along with the famous Pachippa’s Trust from 1874 to 9.10.96. From 10.10.96 on wards, the above said Trust is functioning independently as per the Supreme Court/High Court/Governing Orders.
Hon’ble Thiru Justice P. Kalaiyarasan
Hon’ble Board of Trustees
Thiru V.Sugendran - Lawyer
Dr.C.Veni - Doctor
Thiru. P. Sundaram.
Prof.Dr.D.Viswanathan did his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Annamalai University, Master's Degree in Production Engineering at the College of Engineering, Guindy, University of Madras. He obtained his Ph.D. from I.I.T. Madras in the field of Metal forming (Mechanical Metallurgy).During his Ph.D. Programme he worked on Trissule Missile Project, which was sponsored by His Excellency Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the then Director of DRDL in 1984.
The project was successfully completed under the guidance of Professor K.A. Padmanabhan, Former Director of IIT, Kanpur and these technologies namely Technology of Superplastically formed hemispheres of Titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V for potential application in the formation of Air bottles for flight vehicle applications- Trissule Missile of Indian Defence were transferred to HAL, DRDL and ISRO for the production of aircraft, rocket and missile components. Through his work for the development of missiles and rocket components he was awarded THREE INDIAN PATENTS.
Prof.Dr.D. Viswanathan has closely associated for his research and development with DRDO, HAL, Atomic Research Centers, ISRO, RRL, DMRL and many leading industries. The Superplastic Forming Technology developed by Dr. D.Viswanathan was an unique and the same was implemented for the production of missile, rocket and aircraft components which resulted in substantial savings of foreign exchange, as it was an import substitution. He has guided five Ph.D. scholars in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Media Technology. He has published more than 50 National and International research publications. He also worked as Director of Audio Visual Research Centre and Director of Centre for Educational Media Technologies and he has produced more than 100 educational television programmes for the countrywide classroom programme broadcasted by UGC in Dhoordharshan, New Delhi. His vast experience of teaching helped him to introduce several innovative courses in the field of Electronic Media, which have become useful and attractive from the career point of view of students. Dr. D.Viswanathan was instrumental to start the new department namely " Department of Media Sciences"” in Anna University in the year 2001. He started the following Electronic Media programmes in Anna University for the FIRST TIME IN INDIA - i) B.Sc. Electronic Media ii) M.Sc. Electronic Media (5 Years Integrated). He has teaching and research experience of spanning over 32 years in Anna University. Starting from a modest career as a lecturer in mechanical engineering, he rose to the highest position of Vice-Chancellor of Anna University. Dr. D. Viswanathan was appointed as the seventh Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, Chennai by the Chancellor and Governor of Tamil Nadu on 24.6.2005 for a period of three years. All Engineering Colleges in Tamilnadu state were affiliated with Anna University.
As a Vice-Chancellor, Dr. D. Viswanathan started the following undergraduate and post graduate programmes in Engineering & Technology disciplines. 1. B.E. Materials Science and Engineering 2. B.E. Agriculture and Irrigation Engineering 3. B.E. Bio Medical Engineering 4. B.Tech. Apparel Technology 5. M.E. Manufacturing Systems Management. 6. M.E. Bio Medical Engineering, 7.M.E. Integrated Water Resource Management. 8. M.Tech. Coastal Management (Rs.4.80 crores frunded by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India. 9. M.Tech. Nano Science and Technology (Rs.4.50 crores funded by DST, Govt. of India. 10. M.Tech. Food Technology (Rs.7.50 crores funded by Dept. of Bio Technology, Govt. of India).