Sona College of Technology was incepted in the year 1997. It is situated in the heart of the steel city Salem, India and well connected by Rail and Road. Nearest airports are Bangalore and Coimbatore. Sona offers 12 PG programs and 7 UG programs in which most of the programs are accredited/reaccredited by NBA and also ISO 9001:2008 certified. Sona has recognized PhD research centers in all disciplines. Student strength is about 4500 which includes International students from 21 countries.
National ranking by various agencies rate Sona among top 20 private engineering colleges in India. Sona was also honored with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for the Best Engineering Colleges having Best overall performance in the year 2011.
Sona is equipped with world class infrastructure and highly qualified faculty members. The college has an active placement cell for placing the students in top-notch companies. Past employers of Sona graduates include Accenture Inc, Infosys Technologies, Cognizant Technologies, Keane Inc., HCL Technologies, Wipro Technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, Robert Bosch (P) Ltd, i-Nautix Technologies, Honeywell Ltd, L&T Infotech, Mphasis Ltd, CapGemini Ltd, American Megatrends Ltd, i-Gate Solutions. A strong research program exists through several Centres of Excellence in various fields of research including Network Computing, Data Mining and Web Services and Development and Special Power Electronics and Electric Drives.
Memorandum of understanding was exchanged between Syracuse University and Sona College of Technology on 3rd November, 2010 during the visit of Dr.Chilukuri K. Mohan, Professor and Department Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University, USA.