With reference to the ness item “Chennai Students sweep Anna University results” (The Hindu, Chennai, November 15, page 1), some of the colleges have raised questions about the way the institutions were projected in terms of the ranks secured by their students.
The SRM group has stated that its final-year students secured 27 ranks and not 16 as reported. A.M. Natarajan, principal of Kongu Engineering College, has written to say that the college had actually got 19 medals and not 15 medals as mentioned in the report.
Similarly, T.Krishnan, principal of Easwari Engineering College, has stated that the college stood in the eighth position with 14 university ranks.
K.S. Babai, principal of Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Chennai, had also made a similar remark. It is clarifies that the report had taken into account only the popular branches found in a majority of the colleges. It did not take into account Civil, Architecture or Mechatronics branches.
The SRM College got 27 medals, including six in Civil and five in Architecture branches. Kongu Engineering Colleges’ tally will be 19 medals, if one counts the two ranks in Mechatronics and two in Civil Engineering.
The name of Easwari Engineering College was missed out inadvertently and should have been mentioned in the report.
As for Meenakshi Sundararajan College, it is to be mentioned that its tally of 17 ranks includes five in Civil Engineering.