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Saveetha Engineering College [SEC], Chennai Admissions 2021: Dates, Selection Criteria, Eligibility, Application Process

Last updated on August 17th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

Saveetha (Autonomous) Engineering College (SEC) was established in the year 2001 and is affiliated to Anna University. It ranked 96 in the academic year 2017-18 among colleges across India, including IITs. It offers several UG, PG and Research Programs in Science, Technology and Management. The admission process to the UG courses can be done through the official website of the college.

The admission process to the PG courses should be initiated by registering through the official website of TANCA. In case of any queries regarding the same the candidates can contact the college directly by either filling up the enquiry form.

The UG candidates are allotted seats based on their cutoff marks calculated by taking into consideration the marks obtained by them in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in their HSC (10+2). As for the students who make lateral entry to the second year of the UG courses, their admission is based on the aggregate marks obtained in the V and VI semesters of their Diploma (10+3) course.

The PG admissions are based on the entrance test marks obtained by the candidates in GATE/TANCET for ME/M. Tech applicants and CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, CET, TANCET for MBA applicants. The MBA admissions also include GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview). The admissions are processed via counselling through TANCA (Tamil Nadu Common Admissions).

For the admissions to the Research programs the NET/JRF scores of the candidates are taken into consideration. The applicants who do not have a NET/JRF score, have to take an internal entrance examination conducted by the college. This will be followed by group discussion and personal interview.

The SEC Registrations are open now. So the candidates can start registering to their respective courses through the registration form available in the official college website. The candidates who have not obtained their qualifying marks (HSC, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree) can still apply. Such candidates will have to produce their original certificates stating the marks at the time of admission.

SEC Chennai Admission Important Dates

Event Date
TANCET Registration Jan 7, 2021 – April 4, 2021
TANCET MBA Exam March 1, 2021
GATE Exam 7,8 Feb 2021 & 13,14 Feb 2021
Last Date for Online Registration of MAT PBT June , 2021
Last Date for Online Registration of MAT CBT June 15, 2021
Admit Card Published – MAT PBT June 9, 2021
Admit Card Published – MAT CBT June 17, 2021
MAT PBT Exam June 14, 2021
MAT CBT Exam June 21, 2021
Time Period for SEC Registration April 30 , 2021 – May 15, 2021

SEC Chennai BE/B.Tech Admissions 2021

Saveetha College of Engineering offers 3 different specialisations under the B. Tech program and 9 different specialisations under the B.E. program. The specialisations are as follows:

Course Specializations
B.E.
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Medical Electronics
B.Tech
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Information Technology

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any candidate who passed the HSC with PCM (Physics , Chemistry, Mathematics) from Tamil Nadu or any other institution recognised by Anna University of Engineering and Technology.

Selection Criteria

  • The selection is done on the basis of the candidate’s cutoff score. In this, the term ‘cutoff’ has a different connotation. It is not the mark of the candidate with the least marks in an exam, like it usually is.
  • Candidates with the highest marks will be given admission depending on the number of seats available for that particular course.

How to Apply?

Register as a prospective SEC student through any of the methods given below :

  • By submitting the registration form on the home page of the official college website.
  • By calling the given mobile number – +91-8939902737.
  • By sending an email to [email protected]
  • Walking into the admission department of the SEC campus on any working day.
  • After the registration is done, the candidate will be assigned an Admission Counsellor who will assist the candidate in the remaining part of the admission process.
  • The assigned Admission Counsellor will then forward your application to the admissions department.
  • The candidate will be selected or not/selected on the basis of the cutoff mark obtained in the higher secondary level (10+2) in the steam including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or the Vocational stream (vocational groups in Engineering / Technology) as prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu through any of these two :
    • Single Window Counselling conducted by the DOTE through Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA).
    • Counselling conducted by the Consortium of Self Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in TN.

SEC Chennai BE/B.Tech Programs Direct 2nd year Lateral Entry Admissions 2021

Saveetha College of Engineering allows lateral entry of students directly into the 2 year of its BE/ B. Tech programs. These are for students who did the Diploma (10+3) course instead of the higher secondary (10+2) course.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Should have passed the Diploma (10+3) course from any institution in Tamil Nadu or any other institution recognised by the Anna University of Engineering and Technology.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidates are provided admission through the counselling process.
  • The aggregate percentage of their V and VI semesters is taken into consideration.
  • The candidates with the highest aggregate percentages will be given admission depending on the availability of seats in the respective course.

How to Apply?

The first two steps are the same as the normal BE / B.Tech admissions. That is, the candidates have to register to the SEC following any of the four steps mentioned earlier. On completion of this process, they will be allotted an Admission Counsellor who will assist them in the remaining parts of their admission process.

  • The Admission counsellor will then give guidance to admissions at SEC based on the candidates’ percentage marks (aggregate percentage of the marks obtained in the V and VI semesters) obtained in their Diploma (10+3) course through any one of the following :
    • Single Window Counselling conducted by the DOTE through Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA).
    • Counselling conducted by the Consortium of Self Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in TN.

SEC Chennai Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admissions 2021

The SEC offers a 2 year full time program in MBA. The details regarding the same can be found below.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have obtained a degree in graduation in any discipline with a minimum mark of 50% (45% for reserved categories).
  • Should have a valid score in any of the mentioned entrance exams – CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, CET, TANCET.

Selection Criteria

  • The candidates are provided admission through the counselling process.
  • The admissions are processed on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in any one of the given entrance examinations – CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, CET, TANCET and the candidates’ performance in the group discussion and personal interview.

How to Apply?

The first two steps are the same as the previous courses. The registration to SEC and allotment of the Admissions Counsellor.

  • The Admission Counsellor will then give guidance regarding admissions to SEC through either of the following :
    • Single Window Counselling conducted by the DOTE through Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA).
    • Counselling conducted by the Consortium of Self Financing Professional, Arts and Science Colleges in TN.

SEC Chennai ME/M.Tech Program Admission 2021

Saveetha College of Engineering offers 7 ME programs. The 7 different specialisation are as follows:

Course Specializations
M.E.
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • VLSI Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Applied Electronics
  • CAD & CAM
  • Communication & Networking

Eligibility Criteria

  • Should have obtained a BE / B.Tech degree in a relevant subject with a minimum mark of 50% (45% for reserved categories).
  • Should have obtained a qualifying score in either GATE or TANCET.

Selection Criteria

  • The admissions are given on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance exams such as GATE, CET and TANCET.

How to Apply?

The candidates have to register themselves and apply through the official website of TANCA (Tamil Nadu Common Admissions). To go to the official website.

  • The candidates have to submit the marks obtained in any of the mentioned entrance exams – GATE, CET, TANCET.
  • The candidates will be allotted seats through the counselling process based on their scores in the above mentioned entrance exams.

SEC Chennai Research Programs Admissions 2021

Saveetha College of Engineering offers research programs in the following :

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have obtained a postgraduate degree from a recognised university.
  • Candidates should have a valid score in UGC – NET/ JRF score.
  • Candidates who don’t have a NET/JRF score should take the internal entrance test of SEC.

Selection Criteria

  • Admissions are made on the basis of the qualified UGC – NET/JRF scores followed by a personal interview.
  • Candidates who do not have a valid NET/JRF score have to attend the internal entrance examination of the college. The candidates who are selected to attend the same will be based on their marks in ME / M. Tech.
  • Candidates who are selected after the internal entrance examination, will be called for group discussion and personal interview. The final admission will be granted on the basis of the performance in these.

SEC Chennai Admission FAQs

Ques. How can I contact Saveetha Engineering College for queries ? 

Last updated on August 17th, 2021

Ans. In case of any queries regarding admissions, you can contact the college either via phone or through email. The phone numbers that you can contact for admission queries are 8939902737, 6672660304, 6672660390. Or you can send a mail to [email protected] .

Ques. What are the merits of registering to Saveetha Engineering College early ? 

Last updated on August 17th, 2021

Ans. Candidates who register with SEC before the DOTE Single Window Counselling begins are eligible for fun filled Bride Courses that will help the students to bridge the gap between school and college. They can also attend summer courses in their branch of choice and earn valuable credits. These credits will be counted with the final credits the candidate gets. The candidate can also finish the program within 3 to 3 and a half years and get ready for industry exposure.

Ques. Does Saveetha Engineering College offer scholarships ? 

Last updated on August 17th, 2021

Ans. Yes. The candidates who register with SEC before the commencement of the Single Window Counselling by DOTE are eligible for scholarships. They have to also apply for the scholarship test (SEET – Saveetha Engineering Entrance Test). 

Ques. Does Saveetha Engineering College offer any additional certification programs ?

Last updated on August 17th, 2021

Ans.Yes. The college offers Certificate of Specialisations to students in all the branches of its BE / B. Tech program. The students can choose to do courses in one or more of the emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning, Data Science, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality, 3D Printing and Design, Robotics and Cyber Security. No extra money is to be paid for these courses.

Ques. Does Saveetha Engineering College offer part time courses ? 

Last updated on August 17th, 2021

Ans. Yes. The ME / M. Tech programs can be done part time. But in that case it would take a duration of 3 years to complete whereas with a full time commitment, one can complete the program in 2 years. The research programs can also be done part time, but similarly, it will take more time to complete the program. Although it is full time, the college also allows lateral entry in the BE / B. Tech program. A candidate with a Diploma (10+3) instead of HSC (10+2) can get directly admitted to the 2nd year of the program. Such a candidate can complete the whole program in 3 years.