By V.M. Khaleelur Rahman for TwoCircles.net,
Chennai: Muslim students are among top 10 across trades at various engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu in 2009-2010. In the trade of B.E. Marine Engineering, Mohammad Naina Maricar S of Mohamed Sathak Engineering College and in B. Arch Aysha Khanam of MEASI Academy of Architecture have got top position. These colleges are attached to Anna University, Chennai.
There are several dozen engineering colleges affiliated to Anna University. Due to 3.5% reservation to Muslims, the community students have been able to get admission in such colleges in high number, and with their hard work they are getting high ranks in their colleges.
At various colleges, Muslim girls have outshined Muslim boys.
The following is the list of Muslim students who secured University Ranks in the examinations conducted during April/May 2009 along with their percentage of marks, rank and the college where they studied.
1. B.E. Aeronautical Engineering, Total students passed 467 and rank eligibility 23
Shafeeq Ahmed S 84% 9 Hindustan College of Engineering and Technology
Mohamed Asif Ali J 84% 11 Mohamed Sathak Engineering College
Md. Azarudeen J 84% 12 Mohamed Sathak Engineering College
2. B.E. Civil Engineering, Total students passed 2016 and rank eligibility 50
Affilkhan 89% 6 Saranathan College of Engineering
Fathima Tasneem S 88% 14 Saranathan College of Engineering
Nasreen Fathima H 87% 24 Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
Nazia Hazeen A 87% 28 Prince Shri Venkateshwara Padmavathy Eng.College
3. B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Total students passed 8513 and rank eligibility 50
Fareez Ahmed S 87% 20 Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering
4. B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering, Total students passed 14307 and rank eligibility 50
Gulam Nabi Alsath M 90% v 3 Dhaanish Ahmed College of Engineering
Azhar Mohammed K 88% 26 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
Zulaikha Firdose A 87% 32 C.Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering & Technology
Shafna Basri K 87% 34 Asan Memorial College of Engineering & Technology
5. B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Total students passed 1451 and rank eligibility 50
Mohamed Rafiq M 86% 9 St. Joseph’s College of Engineering
Zaheer Shariff K 84% 37 Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College
6. B.E. Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Total students passed 481 and rank eligibility 24
Thameem Ansari S 84% 8 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
Mohamed Rafiq M 83% 14 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
Fathima Begum M 83% 15 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
7. B.E. Marine Engineering, Total students passed 57 and rank eligibility 3
Md. Naina Maricar S 87% 1 Mohamed Sathak Engineering College
8. B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Total students passed 6842 and rank eligibility 50
Md. Abdul Rahim M 87% 41 Kumaraguru College of Technology
Tariq Anwar N 86% 43 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
Ejaz Ahmed S 86% 46 Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering & Technology
9. B.E. Production Engineering, Total students passed 76 and rank eligibility 4
Anwar Ibrahim S 81% 3 Sethu Institute of Technology
10. B.E. Bio-Medical Engineering, Total students passed 352 and rank eligibility 18
Izathunnisa Begum F 82% 15 Jerusalem College of Engineering
Rahmath Nisha E.A. 81% 18 Jerusalem College of Engineering
11. B.Tech Chemical Engineering, Total students passed 350 and rank eligibility 18
Fathima Jalal 90% 2 Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering
Abdul Gani A 88% 17 St. Peter’s Engineering College
12. B.Tech Information Technology, Total students passed 8113 and rank eligibility 50
Mohamed Rameeze 86% 35 Vel Tech
Fahumitha Parveen R 86% 44 St. Joseph’s College of Engineering
13. B.Tech Polymer Technology, Total students passed 47 and rank eligibility 2
Mansoor Akhthar B 91% 1 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
14. B. Tech Textile Technology, Total students passed 212 and rank eligibility 11
Uduman Ali A.S. 86% 5 S.S.M. College of Engineering
15. B.Arch – Architecture, Total students passed 87 and rank eligibility 4
Ayesha Khanam 81% 1 MEASI Academy of Architecture
16. M.E. Computer Science & Engineering, Total students passed 324, rank eligibility 16
Nazima H 85% 13 Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Technology
17. M.B.A. Total students passed 2961 and rank eligibility 50
Nazeema Begum S 86% 2 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
Anseera Banu H 83% 14 St. Joseph’s College of Engineering
Shahida Banu A 83% 22 Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering
Yasmeen N 81% 50 Alim Mohamed Salegh Co0llege of Engineering
18. M.C.A. Total students passed 6127 and rank eligibility 50
Asha Begum M 87% 36 B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College
Fathima Shifana K 86% 37 Sun College of Engineering & Technology
The Anna University, Chennai which is the authority for admitting students in the Anna University and its constituent colleges, Government Engineering Colleges, Government Aided Engineering Colleges and Anna University affiliated Private Engineering Colleges has started issuing application forms from 3rd May 2010. Forms can be had till 29 May, and the last date for submitting the filled in application form is 31 May.
The Anna University which will conduct the single window counselling for admissions as per the above schedule has printed more than 1.75 lakh application forms and made arrangements for issuing them to applicants in about 60 centres including its campus at Guindy in Chennai. There are many counters for sale of application forms here from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm on all days except Sundays and other holidays if any till 29th May 2010.
Indications are that even this year as in the past years applicants will like to choose the colleges where good infrastructure, experienced faculty and campus recruitments by big companies are available. Muslim students will also be as enthusiastic as others in grabbing the best possible colleges for them.
It is clear beyond any doubt that Muslims in Tamil Nadu have started getting higher education now more than ever before. The 3.5% reservation given for the minorities by the Tamil Nadu government is also giving them an opportunity to get more seats in engineering, medical and other courses. According to many reliable reports there is an increase in the number of Muslim students in all these courses.
B S Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, Dhaanish Ahmed College of Engineering, C. Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering and Technology and Noorul Islam College of Engineering are in the list of the Engineering Colleges affiliated to the Anna University whose students secured University Ranks in 2009. Some of the Muslim students who studied in some other engineering colleges also secured University Ranks last year.
It has to be noted that there are 456 Engineering Colleges including 6 government, 3 government aided and 16 Anna University constituent ones in Tamil Nadu providing 1,72,500 seats for study of different engineering courses. Last year only about 1,20,100 seats could be filled in and 52,400 seats remained without takers. The main reason for this is that students are very particular in getting admission in very popular and prestigious colleges particularly in big towns and cities. This apart there are also many Deemed Universities offering various engineering courses where students get admission. Even B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College became B.S. Abdur Rahman University last year.
IT companies like TCS, INFOSYS, WIPRO and COGNIZANT and many core companies visit mainly well established colleges to conduct interviews and select students for jobs. Hence getting admission in reputed colleges is very important for students both for their knowledge as well as job placement.
It is reported that many applications for starting new engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu are pending at the All India Council for Technical Education.