B S Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology is a 4-Star rated (QS World University Rankings) varsity with over 35 years of Academic Excellence. The institute got the status of Deemed to be University in 2009 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, Government of India. It is the only university in India to have 16 + 04 (20) NBA accredited programmes under Tier-1 of the prestigious Washington Accord. It is also only Institute in India to have a Foreign National as its vice chancellor with more than 100 full-time foreign associates for academic upliftment.
In 1984, B S Abdur Rahman Crescent University (BSACU) was established as Crescent Engineering College – A Muslim Minority Institution, approved by the All India Council for Technical Education and affiliated to Anna University. The institute is promoted by the All India Islamic Foundation (AIIF), it has dedicated itself to the cause of knowledge and empowerment, with special focus on technical education for the educationally, socially and economically backward communities.
The Institute is guided by eminent personalities from various walks of life such as education, research, industry, business and administration. Abdul Qadir A Rahman Buhari is the Pro Chancellor of the university.
Placement and Training cell conducts training activities for the students mainly focusing on Career planning, Personality Development Industry- Institute Interaction, in plant training, Industrial visits, Campus placements, Entrepreneurship Development. The training course has online self learning design with the fusion of physical refresher training during the semester. The domain topics are chosen based on the current corporate BSACIST – Empowering Youth through Value-based Education demands and has industry recognition. With the contemporary learning modules and industry specific training, Crescent was able to attract top notch companies visiting to offer up to 28 lacs package to our students.
The Institute spans across 60 acres of sprawling, serene and evergreen campus, located in the Seethakathi Estate, vandalur, Chennai on the G S T Road (Chennai-Trichy National highway Nh-45), adjacent to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park. More than 7,000 students study in this co-educational institution. Ample open spaces with several 100 year old banyan trees add to the beauty of the campus and motivate students to outdoor learning. The vast campus has a well-planned network comprising blocks of various Departments, reading halls, classrooms, laboratories, a hi- tech auditorium, a computerised library, and several playgrounds. Also, the campus houses residential buildings for faculty members and other staff, apart from separate hostels for men and women students. The Campus has a health Centre, a Bank & ATM, Bookshop, and connects up with the Chennai City through a network of over 60 buses operated by the University. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled and has 24 hour power back up.
The Institute has 389 highly qualified and experienced faculties. It has been the ardent policy of the Institute to have 100% faculty with PhD. Now, 138 of them possess a doctoral degree and the rest of them are pursuing research for doctoral degree. The Institute has the Authors Forum with over 185 teachers involved in writing books for the students at different levels.