Surrounded by hills on all sides and especially the Shervoroy hills in the north east, Sona College is situated at the heart of the "Steel City", Salem which is a well known district in Tamilnadu, South India. The College is one kilometre from the Railway Station and three kilometre from Bus-stand. Located in an arcadian environment, adjoining Thiagarajar Polytechnic, its elder sister, the college has a sprawling campus of 34.5 acres with a 7,50,000 sq.feet built up area.
"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever, " said John Keats.
Keats will certainly approve that Sona College is indeed a thing of beauty.
One will find the campus charming, the space very accomodating, the view wide and varied, and the pleasures refined.
Area 35 Acres
Buit up area 35 Acres
Sports Grounds 1
- Acad. Zone
- AV Lab
- Boys Hostel
- Comp. Lab
- Cultural zone
- Girls Hostel
- Guest house
- Medical Fac.
- Cls. Room
- Conference Room
Students Activities & Clubs
Sona College of Technology is committed towards social and national responsibilities; bearing this in mind we have raised the NCC Signal Coy for boys and army wing for girls from 2004-05 onwards. We believe that, an individual will come to possess an adoring personality only by involving himself / herself in activities like NCC, NSS etc.
Sona College of Technology is equipped with several infrastructure facilities like short-range firing, obstacle courses for NCC training programme. The NCC programme provides ample opportunities to the cadets by way of conducting firing camps, drill practices, personality development and voluntary service programmes.
The mission and vision of our NCC wing is to create an awareness among the student community regarding its importance towards nation building. Besides, an NCC cadet is presented with a plethora of job opportunities in reputed government and public sector concerns. We intend to train students for participating in Republic Day parade and pupils exchange programme. Sona NCC wing fine tunes the personality of a person in total and mentally equips him to face the various challenges he/she may encounter in his/her life.
The NSS unit of the institution consists of 100 socially sensitive students with deep sense of service participating in the activities of club with verve. With the unswerving support of the Management, the club further enhances the social spirit through seminars on Personality Development, donation of eye and other organs, Videography and Photography.
Entrepreneurship Development Cell, the abbreviation of which is EDC, has been established by Sona College of Technology, Salem. Ever since its inception, the cell has embarked on its flagship programme of continuous innovative thinking in order to enhance the country’s economy. At the same time, the cell also concentrates on the rural fronts so as to develop the potential of the rural youth and revamp their traditional mindset.
Battling against odds appears to have become something of a habit for the unemployed youth. The EDC tries to extricate these youngsters from their wrangle with employment opportunities by crowning them as young and dynamic entrepreneurs. These dynamic youngsters evolve from the corporate shadows and reach an enviable position.
From the position of job seekers, they get ordained as job givers. They expand the availability of jobs, thereby minimizing the nation’s anxiety over the rapidly increasing unemployment rate.
The EDC redefines the role of the youth to make them more independent. The youngsters are thus shaken out of their complacent mood regarding their employment opportunities. Such entrepreneurs become icons of success with the help of the prospective tool called innovation. They also cater to the ever growing employment needs of the society. Leaving no stone unturned in their innovative and constructive pathway, they prove to be the heartbeat of a nation’s progress and prosperity. Thus, the EDC empowers the youth with entrepreneurial skills.
The Red Cross is an international organisation meant for humanitarian services. It is a non-religious, non-political and a non-sectarian international body.
YRC is a part of the Indian Red Cross Society; it was inaugurated in August, 2003 with well defined objectives such as :
- Various health camps such as Eye Camps, Vaccination Camps, health awareness etc.
- AIDS Eradication Programmes
- Protection of Health and Life
- Service to the sick and the suffering by organising
Setting the standards, nowadays, is quite common for Sona, not only in the academics, but also in various other extra curricular activities catering to the improvement in the area of humanity, social service, awareness and the key critical elements of the society.
Definitely, service oriented, with no references, no preferences, has been the ultimate objective of Sona's blood club. It is no wonder that Sona topped the list of Anna University of Technology in the academic year 2003-2004 by donating 86 units. Ever since this achievement, our NSS and YRC(Youth Red Cross) have been appointed as the Zonal representatives for Salem District.
Life is the most precious and it is an irretrievable one. Our students have always risen to the occasion and have rendered timely help as in the following emergency cases :
- Four students rushed to Abhaya Hospitals, Bangalore to save the life of Mrs.Shanthi, who suffered from a gastro problem.
- Prof.Gopalan of Sowdeswari college, was given two units of blood for an open heart surgery at Vijaya Hospitals, Chennai.
- Charity begins at home; justifying this, two staff members and three students donated five units of blood to a second year student of our Sona family.
- Two of our students saved the lives of two new-born babies by donating blood.
In our college, around 320 units of blood donated by our donors in an emergency cases in various hospitals
- SONARIA', The Music Club of Sona was started in January 2001.
- To bring to the fore the latent skills of the students in the field of music.
- To import world class training to the learners in various areas of music to ultimately promote Indian and Western Music culture.
- The music club has Trinity certificate obtained and most experienced music teachers both for the vocal and instrumental music.
Sona College of Technology offers a plethora of opportunities to the staff and students to stay fit and fine both mentally and physically. The various indoor and outdoor games facilitate rejuvenation to the mind, body and soul. Students have bagged several awards at district, state and national levels thereby escalating the status of the college.
Sona "Women Empowerment Cell " is a society run exclusively by girls for girls. All of its programs are aimed at achieving the dictum of Embodiment, Empowerment and Enhancement of Women.
To endorse an ethnicity of esteem, egalitarianism and protection for female gender
Objectives of the Cell
- To offer awareness programs / Guest Lectures and Workshop for female gender to empower and advance their development as individuals in their own right.
- To create a conducive counseling environment for female gender to share their problems.
Mission & Vision of TREMORS,
To address some of the core issues that are hampering the balanced development of the society, Tremors club was formed by the students and it was made official on Feb 17th 2010.
This club, a student initiative, was started for making Salem, a better place to live in.
“A Healthy Ecology is the basis for a healthy economy”
The main objective of the club is to address the environmental and some of the most important socio-economic problems which are hampering the overall growth of our city by conducting activities such as tree plantations, photo exhibitions, education for all, awareness camps, etc.
The events and activities that are taken up by our club go beyond creating awareness to bring in changes in the society that we live in. We aim to go beyond being a club and become a youth movement.
So far we have considered earth as our mother and got everything from her, but at least from now on let us consider her as our daughter and give her back everything!!
The English Club is exclusively dedicated to help students get better on their communication skills and language providing them a platform to showcase their best.
Events conducted in Literary League:
- Explore English
- Tell a Tale
- Last Link
- Big Fight
- Talking Tom
To commemorate the Nobel laureate Sir C. V. Raman Science day is celebrated every year on his birthday.
- Making Things Possible
- Preparing for Engineering
- Soft skill – Tips for Examination
- Soft skills – Communication
- How to prepare a paper for paper presentation in conference/seminars/symposiums
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Dexters' club is an initiative by the students for the students. We focus on the Creativity, Technology and Presentation of the students and to inculcate the peer to peer learning. The DEXTERS' club would invent the inborn talents of the students. We would create an impulse that would relate their passion and engineering. It provides a space for awaited intellects and techies to explore their ideas. The club would initiate unique activities, events, workshops and seminars. The club was named DEXTERS to have its origin from the root word dexterity which emphasis skills and the club triggers the Engineering skills of students.
The club was an intuition of the staff coordinator Samlinson Edward, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The club was inaugurated with formal approval on 9th July, 2012 by Ms.Aarthi C.Rajaratnam, Education consultant. The club functions with a cloud team to reach the students successfully.
Given a chance,
"We would create an 'AFFLATUS' by sharing the knowledge."
SONA FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION is another precious gem in the crown of Sona College of Technology. The association not only educates and entertains the spectators, but also motivates students. Its prime aim is to explore the hidden talents of the students and offer umpteen opportunities to unearth the potential in them.
The SONA Fine Arts Association was inaugurated in the year 1997, by our dynamic Secretary Thiru.A.Dhirajlal and ever since its inception, the association has been striving hard to excel in all its activities.
SONATA, a cultural programme is celebrated by Sona family every year. It is organised by the Fine Arts Association which throws open various events for the students to participate. The entertainment programmes include events from arts and literature which kindle the spirit of the members of Sona family. The rejuvenating and relaxing function of SONATA leaves behind an endearing and enduring effort.
Speech competition titled "Yem mozhi endrum sem mozhiye" organized by the Salem Press Club on 10.1.2015.
Nivedha Sri A.P, 1st yr BTech IT 'A' section has won the first place in Tamil speech competition held at the collectorate on the topic "yem mozhi endrum sem mozhiye" organized by the Salem Press Club as a part of Pongal Celebration by the Media.
SProC ( Sona Programming Club ) has been started under the guidance of Dr. J. Akilandeswari, in order to improve the programming skills of the students.
The major objectives of this club are to
- Motivate students to learn programming with enthusiasm.
- Teach various methods of solving programming problems in different points of view.
- Improve the programming skills of students.
Who can join the team?
Anybody can be a part of this club, who
- Are interested in programming.
- Needs to take part in various programming events, both inter-college and intra-college.
- Wants to learn programming with fun.
- Likes to get the latest updates in the programming field.