Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College was established in 1996 with an initial intake of 180 students to serve the cause of technical education in the backward region of Rayalaseema. The intake has increased exponentially to 1038 in 2010-2011. The College now offers 9 B.Tech programs, 6 M.Tech programs and MCA Program. AICTE has accorded permission to run 2nd Shift Polytechnic from the academic year 2009-10. Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College (SVEC) is situated in lush green and scenic surroundings, 16 km from the famous temple-town of Tirupati. Established in 1996, it has over the years produced many brilliant engineering students who have made a mark for themselves and brought laurels to the Country. The College is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, A.P. and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The College is accredited by National Board of Accreditation and accorded permanent affiliation by JNTU. After bifurcation of JNTU, Hyderabad the College is now affiliated to JNTU, Anantapur.