[Resolved] Dhanalakshmi College Of Engineering, Manimangalam Village, Tambaram — The money swindling tactics Of Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering
To begin with, I am a kind of person who takes things as it comes. But I’m writing this because I’m deeply anguished and frustrated with the way this engineering college (Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering, Dr VPR Nagar, Manimangalam, Tambaram, Chennai-601 301) functions. This is a fact about how “Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering” and its officials make money by using various schemes of extortion in the name of providing education. There is no proper standard of education provided to the students as “money” is their only motive. I truly regret for having put my son there for doing his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (EEE). In first place, the fee that is collected every year is a hefty burden on any class of person. Every year the college collects a fees of Rs.1,17,500/- (for which it provides a fee receipt) apart from other fees collected in the name of breakage, stolen books??!, projects etc.. etc.. for which receipts are not given. The following is the breakup of the standard fees collected every year (Receipts attached…indeed name removed..):
Bus Fee : Rs.19000/-
Mess fee : Rs.16500/-
Tution Fee : Rs.62500/-
Book Bank, Study Material, Note book etc.: Rs.19500/- (Fact is they give just 3 note books & the rest goes to the so called “Book Bank”)
They collect money in the name of book bank (Rs.19,500/- per year) and give a book per subject and that too the ones not prescribed in Anna University syllabus. This money is pretty much sufficient to buy the books prescribed by Anna University & own them. For the last two semesters for some subjects books were not given at all. And when enquired about the costly book bank affair, the chairman of the college states, “It is for the good of the students..”. Giving under-rated books, that too the ones not prescribed by Anna University and not giving some books at all… Is it for the “GOOD of the students??? Quite Confusing!!!
Irrespective of the money paid the quality of teaching and the teachers that the institute has is horrible. Teachers who don’t have any communication skills and who find it impossible to say a couple of words in English are the people who hone the students.
Another frustrating thing to mention here is the way the present HOD of the Electrical & Electronics Engineering department (Hon’ble Mr. Harikumar Naidu…indeed a honourable man!!) asked the students to pay money along with the hefty ‘breakage’ paid at the end of each semester (irrespective of whether you have lab component/session or not…) after spinning some story that ‘the books kept for distribution under book bank were stolen by the students and so the students have to pay for the missing books’. When did an institute start producing thiefs?? That too all of them??!! Quite funny proposition…The heights of money swindling??!!
Moreover, if your son is taking leave, remember one hard & fast rule… ‘No matter what the reason may be..you can be damn sure that you are going to pay through your nose’. Rs.50 per day of absence..quite high for me..
Now in the final semester, another important scheme is introduced.. “Pay Rs.17,000/- for The Great Final Semester Project”...for the “greater GOOD” of the students the chairman (Hon’ble Mr. V.P. Ramamurthy…indeed they are all very honourable men!!!) says…but I wonder if it is for the Greater GOOD of the bulging Bank balance… Rs.17,000/- per group (Group of three students) is to be paid, which works out to nearly Rs.6000/- per head. This they say is for the purchase of components, fee for project guidance (Is it really?!..guidance it seems..) etc.. etc.. Too brash a reason isn’t it??! Oh my goodness!!! What on earth happened to the tuition fee paid for the last year??!! And I don’t see any college collecting fee for the so called “Project Guidance”… Is it all part of Anna University Rules & Regulations??!! Nobody has the freedom to do it on their own??! I don’t get answers… Already Rs.10,000/- is collected in the name of project and there is no proof for it…
Not to mention the longstanding legacy the college has maintained for victimising the students & parents alike. You know why I type all this stuff and still won’t give my name?? If you are wondering why…let me tell you… Like all the brave ones who stood up outright, I don’t want to be the one nursing the things they would pay in return…
Hope atleast something would happen…..
Pained & Forced to remain Anonymous,
Just a common man like you…
Complaint marked as Resolved Aug 13, 2020