– Article by Sheetal Sohoni.
Malla Reddy Engineering College (Autonomous) – MREC(A) was established in the year 2002 under the able guidance of Mr. Ch. Malla Reddy. The institute was founded with a purpose to make education accessible and available to all. The institution, which started with a student capacity of 240 seats, has now grown to 1200 seats per year. The institute offers 7 undergraduate courses, 5 technical postgraduate programs, and 1 MBA program. The institution is accredited by NAAC with an ‘A’ grade. The institute is affiliated to JNTU Hyderabad and has recently achieved autonomous status.
The institution became an IUCEE consortium member in 2016, and since then has been actively involved in spreading IUCEE’s vision. When asked about IUCEE and its influence on the vision and mission of MREC(A), Dr. S. Sudhakara Reddy, principal of MREC(A), said the vision of IUCEE is aligned with vision of the institution. Dr. Reddy discussed in length about the institution’s efforts in providing comprehensive information and knowledge to their students. The institution has adopted open elective system, which gives students freedom to opt and select courses from other engineering streams. MREC(A) offers a couple of courses focusing on improving the communication skills of their students.
Dr. Reddy suggested that only technical knowledge will not suffice, but the students will need to have professional skills as well. He further added and stressed the impact of the institution’s involvement with EPICS and SCALE programs in creating globally competitive engineers. The institution tries to incorporate industrial training and exposure to their students from their first semester. This helps the students in understanding and learning industry requirements, and prepares them well for a successful professional life.
The institution is committed to creating an effective environment for the faculty as well. There are 245 faculty members in the institution, and 33% of the faculty members are female faculty. So far, 24 faculty are involved in completing their IEECP Certification. Dr. Reddy motivates and influences his faculty members to attend various IUCEE webinars. He also promotes involvement of faculty members in decision-making.
The institution is hosting one part of the ICTIEE 2019 on MREC(A) campus, Hyderabad. IUCEE team on behalf of MREC(A) extends the invitation to all of you to attend the event, and use it as a platform to discuss new ideas. IUCEE team wishes great success to MREC(A)!