SEC - Saveetha Engineering College, Chennai : Courses, Fees, Placements, Ranking, Admission 2022


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Saveetha School of Engineering Chennai (SSE Chennai), established in 2005, is a private engineering institute affiliated to Saveetha Institute of Management and Technical Sciences (formerly known as Saveetha University) and approved by AICTE. The institute is accredited with NAAC ‘A’ grade.

SSE, Chennai has a total of 12 departments offering BTech (regular) and BTech (lateral entry) at UG level, MTech at PG level, and PhD in Engineering at the doctoral level.

The institute has been ranked among the top 10% Engineering Colleges including IITs and NITs by NIRF. And is ranked as top 5colleges in Tamil Nadu. It has been ranked at 42nd position in the NIRF ranking, 96th for Engineering by The Week and 75th for Private Engineering by India Today in 2019. SSE is one of the 80 colleges worldwide to receive IET-UK accreditation.

SEC, Chennai Highlights

Year of establishment




Recognised by


College rankings (2019)

42nd by NIRF

Modes of education


Number of courses offered

17 courses across 1 stream

Highest salary offered (2020)

Average Salary Offered (2020)

Rs 16 LPA



Saveetha Institute of Management and Technical Sciences

Official website

Gender intake


Application mode (when admission are open)

Online and Offline

SEC, Chennai Admission Process

The application process can be completed in online mode. Admission to each course at Saveetha Engineering College follows specific admission criteria. TNEA and TANCET are the official entrance exams are conducted by this institute. The institute considers the merit of the academic performance for allotment of seats in each course. Interested candidates can refer to below-mentioned details about the SEC, Thandalam admission process:

  • Admission to BTech/ BE programme is based on the scores obtained in JEE Mains 2020/ TNEA 2020, followed by the Counseling
  • Securing admission in ME programme requires TANCET 2020/ GATE 2020 / CET 2020
  • For admission to the MBA programme is based on the scores in MAT 2020/ TANCET 2020/ CET 2020 examinations conducted by Anna University
  • Admission to PhD programme is based on the scores obtained in NET 2020/ SLET 2020, followed by the PI conducted by the research committee

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SEC, Chennai Courses

SEC, Thandalam, offers a four-year full BE/ BTech programme in a total of seven specialisations at UG level. Lateral Entry to the engineering courses is also offered by the institute.

It offers a two-year full-time ME and MBA programme at PG level across multiple specialisations. ME programme is offered in both full-time and part-time mode. The full-time course is of two years duration while the part-time ME course is of three years duration.

PhD is a full-time four-year programme offered in a total of five specialisations. Mentioned below are the key SEC, Thandalam courses along with their eligibility criteria and fee structure:

CourseEligibility CriteriaAnnual Fee (in Rs)

BE/ BTech

-Civil Engineering

- Chemical Engineering

- Biomedical Engineering

Qualifying exams: JEE Mains/ TNEA

Candidates must have cleared Class 12 with PCM as the main subjects



- Applied Electronics

- Software Design

- VLSI Design

Qualifying exams: TANCET/ GATE/ CET

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in the required stream with a minimum aggregate of 50%




- Finance


Qualifying exams: TANCET/ CET/ MAT

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in the required stream with a minimum aggregate of 50%



-Computer Science Engineering

- Electronics & Communication Engineering

- Physics

Qualifying exams: NET/ SLET

Scores in Personal Interview

Candidates must have a master’s degree in the required stream with a minimum aggregate of 55%


SEC, Chennai Placements

The Placement & Training Cell works under the leadership of faculty and student representatives from each department. The cell conducts various programmes such as aptitude, quantitative reasoning, logical reasoning, and verbal with the help of reputed external training centers and IIM Alumni. Furthermore, the cell is also responsible for guiding students to apply for competitive exams such as CAT, GATE, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, and IELTS.

The technical programme is conducted by the experts of the SYNAPSE team, and the language learning programmes are offered to develop communication skills and to learn a foreign language such as German, and French.

Placements training has been provided in the following areas, including Sales Force-CRM, Red Hat, Mobile App Development, Amazon Web Services, and many more.

Mentioned below are the key 2020 SEC placement highlights:

  • On average 96% of students got placed, and a total of 185 students were hired by Accenture
  • More than 125 top multinational companies visited campus to hire students
  • 152 internships were offered to students, thereby, leading to PPO’s
  • The highest salary package was Rs 16 LPA, and the average package was Rs 3 LPA
  • Some of the key recruiters are Accenture, Airtel, AIS, Amazon, Capgemini, HCL Technologies, Zoho, and many more

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SEC, Chennai Scholarships

The institute provides scholarships of Rs 1 Crore to meritorious students, and students excelling in sports. SEC scholarships are also offered to SC, ST, MBC and OBC Students as per the government guidelines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

SSE, Chennai was established in 2005.

SSE, Chennai has been accredited with 'A' grade by NAAC.

Candidates can register in both online as well an offline mode. They can visit the online portal and fill the application form for their desired course, lastly paying an application fee of Rs 1000 through Net banking/ debit card/credit card or Rs 1050 by demand draft.

Candidates are required to clear entrance exams JEE Mains/ TNEA/ TANCET / GATE/ SUCET/ UGC NET/ CSIR NET for admission to respective courses at SSE, Chennai.

Yes, SSE, Chennai is affiliated to Saveetha Institute of Management and Technical Sciences.

SSE, Chennai offers a total BTech at UG level, MTech at PG level, and PhD at the doctoral level.

The annual fee for the course is Rs 1.2 LPA.

Some of the renowned recruiters hiring from SSE, Chennai include, Asahi India Glass, Capgemini, Cognizant, Doosan, HCL, Hexaware Technologies, IBM, and many more.

Saveetha School of Engineering has the best infrastructure with 100% A/C classrooms, labs, state of the art seminar halls, discussion centers, board rooms, exquisite learning resource centers, and many more.

SSE, Chennai has a Placement Cell that organises placement sessions such as guest lectures, communication skills programs, mock interviews to make students placement-ready.

Saveetha School of Engineering is located in Thandalam, Chennai.