Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai : Courses, Fees, Placements, Ranking, Admission 2022


Latest Update

June 26, 2020: Admissions are open for various UG, PG and PhD courses.

Established in 1997, Rajalakshmi Engineering College (REC) Chennai is an autonomous private institute known for imparting quality education in the field of Engineering. The Institute was founded under the aegis of Rajalakshmi Educational Trust. It has secured a place among the top 10 per cent of all technical institutes located across India in the NIRF 2020 Engineering ranking survey.

Initially, REC offered three engineering programmes at UG level. The total seat intake was 180. Things have changed tremendously in the last 20 years, at present, it offers 12 UG and 10 PG programmes. Not only this, but nine engineering departments of REC have also been recognised as the research centres of Anna University.

It has also signed MoUs with various international universities for student/faculty exchange programmes.

REC is affiliated to Anna University and approved by AICTE. It is accredited by NBA and NAAC. NAAC has awarded A Grade to this institute. Apart from these government bodies, the institute has been accredited by some top companies such as TCS, Wipro, Cognizant and Ashok Leyland.

The Institute offers BE/BTech, ME/MTech, MBA and PhD programmes in various specialisations.

REC Chennai Highlights


Year of establishment







Anna University






86th for Engineering by India Today 2019

Mode of education


Total courses

24 courses across 2 streams

Total number of seats


Scholarships offered


Highest salary package offered (2019)

Rs 24 LPA

Average salary package offered (2019)

Rs 4.5 LPA

International collaboration


Official website


REC Chennai Admission Process

Admission process for various UG and PG courses offered by Rajalakshmi Engineering College starts after the declaration of TNEA and TANCET results. Candidates interested in pursuing UG courses from REC need to appear for TNEA. TNEA is held in online mode. For PG courses, a valid score in TANCET/GATE is required. TANCET is held in offline mode. Some of the admission highlights are mentioned below:

  • UG Courses
    • REC BE/BTech admission is based on TNEA rank
    • Lateral entry admissions are also offered for BE/BTech programme
  • PG Courses
    • For admission to MTech, a valid TANCET or GATE score is required
    • REC MBA admission is based on TANCET MBA score followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview (PI) conducted by the Institute
  • PhD Course
    • REC PhD admission is based on marks scored in the entrance exam conducted by Anna University
  • Mode of admission to various UG and PG courses is online

Read more: REC Chennai Admission Process 2020

REC Chennai Courses

Rajalakshmi Engineering College offers UG and PG courses in various specialisations. It offers four-year BE/BTech at UG level, and two-year ME/MTech and MBA at PG level. The Institute also offers PhD programme. The total seat intake for UG and PG programmes combined is 1950. Candidates can apply for any of these courses by visiting the official website. Tabulated below are some of the courses offered by REC along with their eligibility criteria and fee structure:

CourseEligibility CriteriaTotal Fee (in Rs)


-Mechanical Engineering

-Computer Science and Engineering

-Chemical Engineering

-Information Technology

-Civil Engineering

Qualifying exam: TNEA

A minimum of 50% aggregate (45% in case of OBC category candidates) in Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

2,00,000 (for all specialisations)


-Computer Science and Engineering

-Communication Systems

-Engineering Design


Qualifying exam: TANCET/GATE

BE/BTech in the relevant field from a recognised university

1,00,000 (for all specialisations)


-Marketing Management

-Human Resource Management

-Financial Management

-Operations Management

Qualifying exam: TANCET MBA



-Mechanical Engineering

-Computer Science and Engineering

-Electrical and Electronics Engineering


Master’s degree in the relevant field from a recognised university


REC Chennai Placements

The placement centre of Rajalakshmi Engineering College is responsible for maintaining a strong industry-institute relationship and preparing students for the recruitment process. REC 2018-19 placement session concluded with over 1100 students getting placed in various companies.

  • Highest salary package offered was Rs 24 LPA
  • Average salary package offered was Rs 4.5 LPA
  • Top companies such as Amazon, Apollo Munich, Bata and Capgemini visited the campus for placement drive

Read more: REC Chennai Placements 2019

REC Chennai Scholarships

Scholarships and prizes are awarded to the meritorious students. REC encourages students to do better in academic and extracurricular activities by giving special cash prizes to students who perform exceptionally well in Conferences, Quiz and Paper Presentation in Symposia or secure first or second position in every semester of UG or PG programmes.

Mentioned below are the awards or scholarships offered:

  • Raghavan Memorial Merit Award

This award is given to the college topper every year. Students of first-year BE/BTech programme (any engineering branch) are eligible for this award. This award waives off the student’s tuition fee for one year.

  • Lady Parvatham Trust Award

This award is given to the BE/BTech third and fourth-year students.

  • Thiruvenkatam Sivasailam Endurance Prize

Thiruvenkatam Sivasailam Endurance Prize is awarded to one male and female student for their improved academic performance.

  • Giri Memorial Best Outgoing Student Award

Giri Memorial Best Outgoing Student Award is awarded to engineering students who not only perform well in academics but show the same level of interest in extra-curricular activities.

Quick Link

REC Chennai Students' Review


Frequently Asked Questions

Rajalakshmi Engineering College offers 24 courses across two streams.

REC is a very good college to pursue either BE or BTech. Students of REC get good placement opportunities. The Institute is known for its teaching pedagogy.

REC is affiliated to Anna University.

The mode of admission is online.

Yes, REC is a private institute.

The total number of seats is 1950.

REC offers 24 courses across two streams.

Yes, REC offers PhD in CSE, EEE, Mechanical Engineering and Biotechnology.

It has a good infrastructure. There are separate labs for every department, big computer labs and tidy hostel rooms.