DefExpo 2018

Sona College of Technology participated in the DefExpo 2018, organized by the Ministry of Defence, and inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi, in Chennai. Sona College showcased its expertise across the engineering, animation/e-learning, and IT & analytics sectors. The booth attracted a lot of interest from the government, defense, and private industries.

Hon’ble Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman visits Sona College of Technology booth at the DefExpo 2018.

ISTE – Best Student Award 2017

Sajetha S, 3rd year – IT and S. Janani, final year – EEE bagged  “ISTE – Chapter Best Student Award for the year 2017” and the students team Anu priya E, Bavithra V, Febronia Priscilla S, Hemasudha R of final year EEE won “ISTE – Manakula Vinayagar Award for Best Student Project” during the ISTE Tamilnadu section Annual Convention for Engineering College students  held on 10th April 2018 at Tagore Engineering College, Chennai.

Is your Private data Safe with Facebook?

As Facebook falls under scrutiny for its role in data-harvesting, experts say Australians might also be at risk of having their online privacy breached.  What is behind data-mining?  who is involved in it and who is impacted? Kulasegaram Sanchayan explores with expert comments from Dr.B.Sathiyabhama, Professor and Head,Department of CSE,Sona College of Technology,Salem, Tamil Nadu, India; and journalist Mythili Sampathkumar.

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SONA NPTEL Local chapter has bagged “AA” rating based on the best performance of our college students and faculties in July – December 2017 run of NPTEL Online Certification examinations.  The performance of SONA NPTEL Local Chapter is tabulated as follows

Present Gold Elite Successful Participation Topper
200 3 113 74 10 10

Our management has congratulated Dr.J.Senthilkumar,Prof/IT (SPoC – SONA NPTEL LOCAL CHAPTER) for his contribution in motivating the students and faculties to appear for examinations of NPTEL courses. Due to his efforts, our college has bagged “AA” rating for the past 3 runs of NPTEL Examinations. Also, Dr.J.Senthilkumar, Prof/IT has been awarded “Best SPoC” by NPTEL for promoting NPTEL courses in the college.

Our management has appreciated the top performers (GOLD or ELITE + TOPPERS) SPoC and NPTEL department coordinators of our college and issued a NPTEL certificate to individual achiever on March 16th, 2018. The details of top performers is tabulated as follows Name Designation / Department Course Name Certificate Type
1 Dr.J AKILANDESWARI Professor & HOD / IT Fundamentals of Database Systems Elite + Topper
2 Dr. SATHIYAMOORTHI V ASP / CSE Fundamentals of Database Systems Elite + Topper
3 ARIVOLI M AP/CIVIL Outcome based pedagogic principles for effective teaching Elite + Topper
4 NADHIRA KC III YEAR/CSE Programming, data structures and algorithms using python Gold + Topper
5 GOWTHAMSRINIVASAN.S III YEAR /CIVIL Reinforced Concrete Road Bridges Gold + Topper
6 RENUGA M Professor & HOD / English Technical english for engineers Elite + Topper
7 M ARUMUGAM MAHARAJA III YEAR/CIVIL Integrated Waste Management for a Smart City Gold + Topper
8 Dr. S.VASANTHI ASP / IT Computer Organization and Architecture Elite + Topper
9 V.PADMASARANYA III YEAR/ECE Analog communication Elite
10 NISHAR ALI III  YEAR/MECH Applied Ergonomics Elite + Topper

“Sona signing MoU with VMware”


A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Sona College of Technology, Salem and VMware,an industry-leading Virtualization Software Company @ ECE Conference Hall by 11am on April 3, 2018. Mr.R.S.Sachin Kumar, Regional Program Manager, VMware IT Academy, Bengaluru was the guest of honour representing VMware.



Sona inks an MoU with its alumni startup

Sona College of Technology signed a MoU with SALIEABS Electronics Engineers LLP, Salem for various joint research collaborations and teaching efforts. SALIEABS Electronics Engineers LLP is an Initiative under the ‘Startup India’ by two dynamic Sona alumnus of Electronics and Communication Engg. Harsha Prasanna and Raj Vignesh.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal, Dr S.R.R.Senthil Kumar appreciated the contribution of SALIEABS Electronics Engineers LLP towards the FIFA World Cup 2016.

Dr Sabeenian, HoD, ECE pointed out the collaborations made by the alumni entrepreneurs with watch companies towards ‘Smart Watch’ development. He also emphasized on utilizing the student Human Resource available at Sona towards various projects thereby giving them a exposure to industry.

The signed MoU focuses on collaborative research, collective teaching, product development and industry expertise to students.

Sona Like


Sona – LIKE is a catalyst for improving the performance of students and equip them with talents to face placement interviews successfully. The essential feature of Sona LIKE is to create an Industry Corner in the library. We would like to expand this space by bringing a new dimension where companies, MNC’s, data manual, catalogue and features as and when a new product, technology, systems is launched.

This initiative is called “Sona (LIKE) L- Library for I-Industry K-Knowledge & E-Entrepreneur.


Technology is changing every minute. Therefore it’s important for us to connect the best companies in the area of manufacturing, information technology and services.

  • Display of famous CEO’s and their achievement
  • Information of Blue-chip and top notch companies on various formats
  • Collection of Video’s and CD’s on aptitude and soft skills
  • Details of websites on corporate companies
  • Dedicated desktops with internet connection for students appearing in campus interview
  • Information can be provided by touch screen (KISOK) push messages notifications
  • Separate lounge for use by student and staff


Our Library today consist of an excellent collection of books, Journals and non-book material in science, engineering, technology, humanities, social sciences and management .We have been recognized among the libraries of top engineering college across the country.

 Ambient seating arrangement with sofa side table as in airport.
 LED Tv continuously displaying information about companies
 Coffee Machine, toast maker, mini fridge as kept in Star Hotels
 Special Furniture ,Book case and rolling display rack


 To effectively carry out Sona LIKE activities a committee which members from library, placement and training cell.
 A fulltime information assistant to take care of day today activities.
 A dedicated website for SONA LIKE
 Newsletter giving periodic information about employment opportunity from the top notch companies and related information.

The activities of Sona – LIKE would be immensely useful for our students and faculty and would improve employability many folds.

Vice Chairman Mr.Thyagu Vallliappa describing the activities of Sona LIKE.

Principal Dr.S.R.R.Senthil Kumar officially declaring the launch of Sona LIKE

Best and Frequent Readers Award

Sona Central Library is happy to announce the Best and Frequent Readers Award for the month of February 2018.

Dr.S.R.R.SENTHIL KUMAR, Principal appreciates  the students, for their Best and Frequent Readers Award.


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Best of Best Speakers Forum Award

Vice chairman Mr. Thyagu Valliappa appreciates Ms. S. Priyanka and Ms. P. Swathika for their Best performance at Sona’s Students Speakers Forum.

Best of Best Speakers Forum Award
On the Annual Day an award was given to the best of best among the speakers in the speaker forum:

Best of Best Speakers

1   PRIYANKA S      Organ Transplantation          II ECE      02-05-2018
2   SWATHIKA P     Poverty Is A State Of Mind    III IT         28/02/18