Rajalakshmi Engineering College, popularly known as REC, is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. The college was established in the year 1997 under the aegis of Rajalakshmi Educational Trust whose members have had wealth of experience in the fields of education and industry over the years. Currently it offers 10 U.G, 10 P.G and 8 Doctoral Programmes. It is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), New Delhi. The College has also been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certificate.
About the Department
The Department of Biotechnology was established in 2002 at REC and is currently offering B.Tech, M.Tech, M.S (by research) and Ph.D in Biotechnology. The Department of Biotechnology ranks 1st among the self-financing colleges affiliated to Anna University (AU) Chennai. The motto of the department is to bring a unique combination of skills and wide range of scientific disciplines together and maximizes the benefits of both teaching and research. A few of our faculty members have received research grants totaling Rs. 1 Crore from the ICMR and DBT, the central government agencies, to pursue research in the fields of Diabetes and microbiology.