Solamalai College of Engineering, formerly known as Raja College of Engineering and Technology, was established in 1995. In 2016, the college was acquired by the Solamalai Group, a prominent brand in Madurai with a history dating back to 1962 when it began as a single lorry operator. Over the years, the Solamalai Group has diversified its business operations across Tamil Nadu, engaging in various sectors such as FMCG distribution, C&F services, goods truck transportation, passenger services, infrastructure, and cinema exhibition. With a dedicated team of more than 1400 employees, they have made significant strides in these fields.

Solamalai College of Engineering is affiliated with Anna University, Chennai, and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The college offers seven undergraduate programs and four postgraduate programs. It achieved a 3.5-star rating in IIC 4.0 for the year 2021-2022 and was recognized in the "Promising" category under "Colleges/Institutes (Private/Self-financed)(Technical)" in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovations Achievement (ARIIA) 2021.

The college serves as the Nodal center for the BMW Skill Next Program and is an affiliated center for conducting the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). It also houses the MHRD-supported e-yantra Robotics Lab. Furthermore, Solamalai College of Engineering has been acknowledged by the Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) for conducting skill development courses and by the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) for contributing to rural development in various villages in Madurai District. The institution boasts skill training centers and Industry Collaborative Innovation units to nurture an innovation culture among students. As a result, they are confident that their students will become valuable assets contributing to the growth of the organizations they serve and the nation as a whole.



Mr. V.S.P. Solamalai Pitchai B.Sc,. is a science graduate, with vast experience in marketing and logistics. Being an Entrepreneur for more than 40 years now, he has expertise in the automobile industry, warehousing distribution, transportation, and human resource management. He has been honoured and recognized by multinational and Indian companies for driving consistent growth every year.

Mr. S.P. Anand is a Computer Engineering graduate from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and an MBA Graduate from Swinburne University, Australia. He has key expertise in opportunity evaluation, new venture creation and strategy formulation. Further he has technical expertise and experience to handle information technology requirements of the group combined with logistics operations.

Executive Director
Executive Director

Mr. S.P. Aravind an Architecture graduate from Thiagarajar College of Engineering and an Interior Design Post Graduate from the renowned Domus Academy in Italy. He has international exposure and vast work experience in architecture as well as interior projects. He heads White Slate, a design firm and also handles all the infrastructure developments for the group and allied business. Further, he takes care of the branding strategies for the Solamalai group. He is now heading to Solamalai College of Engineering.

Dr. Sheela Ramachandran Pro Chancellor of Atmiya University, Rajkot, Gujarat, former Vice - Chancellor of Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore, Former Principal, PSG College of Arts And Science, Coimbatore.

Chief Advisor



  • To create an ecosystem of academic, research & innovation and skilled learning
  • To mentor and facilitate inclusive learners to acquire academic excellence and application
  • To encourage a mindset of inquiry towards critical thinking and creativity
  • To Upskill and encourage transformation of learners as lifelong learners and responsible change makers
  • To promote the above through social immersion, community engagement, technical upgradation and industry ' institute interaction


To be a premier institute for higher education, nurturing youth and other stakeholders as global, socially responsible citizens through academic, technical & innovative excellence and inclusivity.


Excellence in Education , Student Centeredness , Professional Development , Research and Innovation ,
Integrity and Ethics.


Solamalai, a popular brand in Madurai has evolved since 1962 as a single lorry operator and now has diversified business operations throughout Tamilnadu with an annual turnover of 600 crore rupees marking footsteps in FMCG distribution, C&F services, Goods Truck, Passenger transportation, Cinema exhibition, Architecture and Education with an able team of more than 1400 employees.