Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering (SVCE) is a private college located in Pennalur, Sriperumbudur near Chennai. SVCE was founded by the Sri Venkateswara Educational and Health Trust (SVEHT) in 1985. The Trust was founded on August 1, 1984 at the behest of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal. The college, established in the city of Chennai by the SPIC group, a prominent petro-chemical corporation in India, is said to be among the top colleges in Tamil Nadu, and a Tier-I institution among self financing colleges. SVCEs founding objective was to implement a programme of education in engineering and allied sciences, to promote research, disseminate knowledge and to foster the cooperation and exchange of ideas between the academic community and industrial organizations and to develop entrepreneurship skills among students.