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B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology
, formerly B. S. Abdur Rahman
B. S. Abdur Rahman
Crescent University, is an deemed to be university located at the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Previously functioning under Madras University
Madras University
(1984–2001) and Anna University (2001–09) as Crescent Engineering College, the institute gained deemed status in 2008–09. It is located in Vandalur
near Tambaram, a suburban area of Chennai, India.


1 History 2 Location 3 Academic departments 4 Semesters and timeline 5 Examinations 6 Alumni Association

6.1 Crescent alumni abroad

7 Sport 8 Clubs, societies and events

8.1 ISTD-c Students' Club 8.2 E-Magazine 8.3 Infinity 8.4 Crescent Islamic Cultural Society

9 Rankings 10 References 11 External links


List of vice chancellors

2008–2013: P. Kanniappan[1] 2013–2015: J. A. K. Tareen[2] 2015-2017: V. M. Periasamy 2017–present: Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar

B. S. Abdur Rahman
B. S. Abdur Rahman
Crescent Institute of Science and Technology was founded by Tamil businessman and philanthropist B. S. Abdur Rahman
B. S. Abdur Rahman
in 1984 as Crescent Engineering College, a Muslim minority institution approved by the All India
Council of Technical Education and affiliated to Madras University. The college was affiliated to Madras University until the year 2001.From 2002, many engineering colleges in the city of Chennai
changed affiliations to Anna University. University of Madras
University of Madras
became an umbrella university, exclusively for non-professional, Art & Sciences colleges that offer BSc & BCom degrees. Many colleges chose not to affiliate with any university and became deemed universities in their own right. Crescent Engineering College was affiliated to Anna University
Anna University
until 2008. It was elevated to deemed to be university status as B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University in December 2008.[3] In 2017 it was renamed as B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology following the UGC request to drop the "University" from the name.[4] Location[edit] The institute is located in the Seethakathi Estate, Vandalur, Chennai, on the GST Road (Chennai- Trichy
National Highway NH 45), seven kilometers from Tambaram
Railway Station, 30 kilometers from Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus (Koyambedu) and 17 kilometers from the Chennai International Airport. It is situated right next to Anna Zoological Park ( Vandalur
Zoo) and is spread over 64 acres of greenery along the GST road. Academic departments[edit] BSA Crescent Institute of Science and Technology is structured around ten schools of study. Research centres are also part of the schools, encouraging interdepartmental collaboration and opportunity for students to participate in exciting research projects. The academic activities of the school are monitored by the respective Deans.

School of Infrastructure Sciences

Department of Civil Engineering

School of Mechanical Sciences

Department of Aerospace Engineering Department of Automobile Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Polymer Engineering

School of Electrical and Communication Sciences

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

School of Computer, Information and Mathematical Sciences

Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Computer Applications Department of Information Technology Department of Mathematics

School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Department of Chemistry Department of Physics

Crescent Business School(CBS)

Master of Business Administration

Crescent School of Architecture(CSA)

B.Arch. B.Des.

School of Islamic Studies

B.A. Islamic Studies

School of Social Sciences & Humanities

Department of English Department of Economics Department of Sociology

School of Life Sciences

Department of Biotechnology Department of Cancer biology Department of Genetics & Genomics Department of Micro Biology Department of Molecular Biology & Bio Chemistry

Crescent School of Law(CSOL)

B.A, L.L.B B.Com, L.L.B

School of Pharmacy


Semesters and timeline[edit] The academic term for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students begins during July-August. Classes for 1st year students start around July. The engineering course has eight semesters. The odd semesters start from July-August and end in November-December. The even semesters begin in January and end in April-May. Students get from one to three weeks vacation between semesters. Examinations[edit] For undergraduate/Bachelor level courses - at the end of each semester students typically write Semester Exams (also called University Exams). These are final exams of the courses covered during that semester. Typically each semester has six theory and two laboratory courses. The first year is common for students across all engineering disciplines and, as students progress over the years, they continue to specialize in their disciplines.

The college has totally nine hostel blocks, seven for men and two for women

Alumni Association[edit] The Alumni Association has initiated several activities; some of them are alumni scholarship scheme, etc. Crescent alumni abroad[edit] Crescent Engineering College has a culture of students pursuing higher education in foreign countries. After completing their engineering degrees, students go to Arab, Egypt and other Muslim countries for higher education. Students are also employed in firms in America and the Middle East. Close to 10% of students in Polymer Engineering, ECE, CSE, EEE groups pursue higher education in other countries. Students start preparing for GRE during their third year of engineering and join foreign institutions during August/September of the same year they graduate. Some students prefer to work for one year before pursuing higher studies. Sport[edit] The college has dedicated grounds for cricket, football as well as courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton and ball badminton. Clubs, societies and events[edit] ISTD-c Students' Club[edit] The Indian Society for Training and Development - Crescent (ISTD-C) is the official students' club of the University. It has been in existence for almost a decade. It is a part of ISTD, Delhi and works under the ISTD, Chennai
Chapter. The ISTD has various clubs where the students can show their talents and nurture their interests. The clubs include the Crescent Team Dramatix (CTD) Dramatics Club Of University, Crescent Fashion Team (CFT), Arts Club, Photography Club, VJ Club, Media Club, Dance Club, Design Club, Literary Club and Music Club. The mega event of ISTD-C is Orion, a two-day annual Intra-collegeiate cultural event held in March. The club comes out with new productions every year which include stage plays, trainings and workshops. ISTD-C also conducts a grand inter-college Literary Fest every year. The fest is called Literapture. Institutions across India
participate in the event. E-Magazine[edit] The institute features an exclusive Editorial Board that goes by the name Crescent Writers Guild. The main production of the Crescent Writers Guild is Writers Inc. E Magazine every month. The E-Magazine covers highlights of events and achievements in addition to articles, poems, stories, photographs and drawings contributed by the students. The magazine is available as Mobile application as well as Web edition. Infinity[edit] Infinity is the annual math symposium of the college. 18 March was the date for Infinity in 2013. Crescent Islamic Cultural Society[edit] Burooj Islamic Cultural Society is guided by School of Islamic Studies organizing two function AICE and Darul Hikmah annually. Rankings[edit]

University and college rankings

General – India

NIRF (Overall) (2018)[5] 151–200

NIRF (Universities) (2018)[6] 101–150

Engineering – India

NIRF (2018)[7] 79

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology
was ranked 79 among engineering colleges in India
by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018,[7] in the 101–150 band among all universities[6] and in the 151–200 band overall.[5] References[edit]

^ "P. Kanniappan, Syndicate nominee for VC search panel". The Hindu. 16 February 2012. Madurai, India. Retrieved 12 May 2013. ^ "Graduation day held in B S Abdur Rahman University". The New Indian Express. 24 April 2013. Chennai, India. Retrieved 12 May 2013. ^ "Deemed varsity status for Chennai
college". The Hindu. India. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2011.  ^ "Don't use 'university' in institute names, UGC directs deemed-to-be varsities". The Indian Express. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.  ^ a b " National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.  ^ a b " National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.  ^ a b " National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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Education in Tamil Nadu

List of educational institutions by districts

Chennai Coimbatore Cuddalore Dharmapuri Erode Kanyakumari Krishnagiri Madurai Namakkal Nilgiris Perambalur Pudukkottai Salem Sivagangai Thanjavur Thoothukudi Tiruchirapalli Tirunelveli Tiruvarur Vellore Viluppuram Virudhunagar

Institutes of National Importance

Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha Indian Institute of Information Technology Tiruchirappalli Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Indian Institute of Technology Madras Kalakshetra Foundation National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development

Central universities

Central University of Tamil Nadu Indian Maritime University

State universities

Alagappa University Anna University Annamalai University Bharathiar University Bharathidasan University Madurai
Kamaraj University Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Mother Teresa Women's University Periyar University Tamil University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Agricultural University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Dr. M.G.R. Medical University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Dr. Ambedkar Law University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Fisheries University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Music and Fine Arts University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
National Law School Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Open University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Teachers Education University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Physical Education and Sports University Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Thiruvalluvar University University of Madras

Deemed universities

Academy of Maritime Education and Training Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Avinashilingam University Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology Chennai
Mathematical Institute Chettinad Academy of Research & Education Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute Gandhigram Rural Institute Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University - Coimbatore Campus Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute SRM Institute of Science and Technology Vellore Institute of Technology Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation

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District Headquarters





Tamil Nadu


Tondai Nadu


Tambaram Chengalpattu Thiruporur Tirukalukundram Cheyyur Madurantakam Pallavaram Sriperumbudur Walajabad Kanchipuram Uthiramerur


St. Thomas Mount Kattangulathur Thirupporur Tirukalukundram Lathur Chithamur Madurantakam Acharapakkam Kunnattur Sriperumbudur Walajabad Kanchipuram Uttiramerur

Municipal Corporations

Corporation (proposed) Chennai
Corporation (proposed)


Pallavaram Pammal Anakaputhur Sembakkam Tambaram Maraimalai Nagar Chengalpattu Maduranthakam Kanchipuram

Town Panchayats

Acharapakkam Chitlapakkam Edaikazhinadu Karunguzhi Kunrathur Madambakkam Mamallapuram Mangadu Nandivaram-Guduvancheri Peerkankaranai Perungalathur Sriperumbudur Thirukalukundram Thiruneermalai Thirupporur Uthiramerur Walajabad


Pallavas Medieval Cholas Later Cholas Later Pandyas Delhi Sultanate Madurai
Sultanate Vijayanagar Empire Carnatic Kingdom Company Raj British Raj

Places of interest

Arignar Anna Zoological Park Ashtabujakaram Cholamandal Artists' Village Dakshinchitra Descent of the Ganges Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple Mangadu
Kamakshi Amman Temple Kundrathur Murugan Temple Madras Atomic Power Station Madras Crocodile Bank Trust Neervalur Pancha Rathas Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Mamallapuram
Shore Temple Subrahmanya Temple Thirukadalmallai Thirukazhukundram Tirusoolanathar Temple Tiruththanka Tiruvekkaa Tiruvelukkai Varadharaja Perumal Temple Varaha Cave Temple Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Religious and monastic institutions

Kanchi matha Roman Catholic Diocese of Chingleput


B. S. Abdur Rahman
B. S. Abdur Rahman
University Sathyabama University Chennai
Mathematical Institute Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya SRM University Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram

Cities and Towns Villages People

Authority control

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