Director Interview: Prof Y. V. Gopal Krishna Murthy (ACEEC Hyderabad) - Illuminating Engineers

ACE Engineering College is one of the leading Engineering Colleges situated in the Educational Hub of South India, Hyderabad, Telangana. The college was established in the year 2007 and is promoted under the leadership of well known educationist Prof. Y.V. Gopala Krishna Murthy under the aegis of Yadala Satyanarayana Memorial Educational Trust. With the well designed curriculum, well executed innovative Teaching-Learning methodologies, transparent evaluation system and Industry focused career development strategies, the college produces real time engineers, with industry ready skill set. Careers360 got a chance to interact with Prof. Y.V. Gopala Krishna Murthy, Director of the institute about how ACEEC is contributing in fulfilling the aspirations of young engineers. Below are the excerpts from the interaction.

Careers360- Tell us something about the institute; when it was set up, vision and mission

Prof Krishna Murthy- The ACE Engineering College was established in the year 2007 and right from its inception, the institute has positioned itself in the dedicated path of the students welfare through holistic and innovative approaches. The college, with its participative Management, has consolidated its position among the best in a short span of 8 years. The institute has crossed many milestones, the most important of which is NBA Accreditation for B. Tech Courses CSE, ECE, EEE and Mechanical. With a state of-art infrastructure and committed faculty, ACE Engineering College has grown leaps and bounds and is now offering five Undergraduate, with a student strength of 2524, 184 teaching and 123 non-teaching staff members.

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Careers360-  Tell us something about the admission process

Prof Krishna Murthy- The admission process is based on the policies and guidelines provided by Government of Telangana.

For UG Programme, the EAMCET convener fills up 70% of the seats in the Institute by allotting the candidates to this institute on the basis of their choice, their EAMCET ranks and the reservation policy of the Govt. Of Telangana, with 75% weightage to the Common Entrance Test, 25% weightage to the marks obtained at the qualifying examination, Viz., the intermediate examination.

The remaining 30% of the seats are filled up by the Institute under the Management / NRI quota as per the guidelines given by the TSCHE and the Govt. of Telangana for this purpose. (iii) Lateral Entry The convener of ECET admits 20% of the sanctioned intake for each program for admission directly into the II year of the 4-year B.E/B.Tech program from among the Diploma holders, based on their rank in ECET, their choice of the institute and the reservation policy of the Govt. of Telangana, under the lateral entry scheme.

Careers360- Share something about the vision and mission of the institute

Prof Krishna Murthy- 

Vision: To be a leading technical institute to prepare high quality engineers to cater the needs of stakeholders in the field of engineering and technology. ACE Engineering College aims at producing engineers with global competence, comprehensive analytical skills, critical reasoning, research aptitude, entrepreneurial skills, ethical values and social concern.

Mission: Imparting quality technical education to young engineers by providing the state-of-the-art laboratories, quality instructions by qualified and experienced faculty and research facilities to meet the requirements of stakeholders in real time usage and in training them to excel in competitive examinations for higher education and employment to interface globally emerging techno-informative challenges in the growth corridor of techno-excellence.

Careers360- What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the college? Please elaborate

Prof Krishna Murthy- To ensure high quality technical education to the students, the college provides best possible infrastructure facilities in the campus. The college is located in serene atmosphere, in an area covering 10 acres (40,468,56 sq.mts) and has a built-up area of over 18,848 sq.mts of RCC Buildings. Apart from regular class rooms, labs, auditoriums, waiting halls and other amenities, facilities are provided for sports activities like cricket, basketball, and Indoor Games.

The college with vast area has great potential for expansion of academic activities. The college has a well equipped classrooms, sophisticated state-of-art laboratories, spacious administrative buildings, central library, e-resources, computers, lawns and a great green ambience. The other campus facilities include auditorium, smart class rooms, language labs, internet facilities, health centre, vehicle parking sheds, garden, etc. The college also has good indoor and outdoor sports, and yoga activities. The college offers a good scope for service –oriented programmes organized by Sahaya club, Cultural club, Women Cell, etc.

Careers360- Industry interaction is being stressed by the AICTE as well as companies that recruit. What are the steps being taken by the college in this direction?

Prof Krishna Murthy- Hyderabad being an Industry Hub for both software and core , we have MOUs with local industries. Continuous Industry-Institute interaction takes place in the form of guest lectures, seminars, conclaves by experts from industry. Students also have industrial- visits every semester.

Careers360- Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the college help students with this? If yes how?

Prof Krishna Murthy- College has MOUs with reputed firms like Infosys, Applied AI, WIPRO, TEKION, INNOVOX, SUNERATECH, GGK TECH, FISSIONIT, ZANALYTICS, VELSON PVT LTD, ENLUME TECH, VARIANCE, NFC, BSNL, etc . The students are provided with internship for about 8 weeks during their summer vacation.

Careers360- Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities in India or abroad?

Prof Krishna Murthy- AICTE-Bennett University for artificial Intelligence and Deep learning, Applied AI for Machine learning, CYIENT for live project guidance, TASK ( Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge) for Skill development and training from experts in the Industry, Microsoft Innovation Centre for certification on latest technologies, etc

Careers360- Please share placement statistics with information on the average package, highest and lowest package, number of students placed and details of companies that have recruited.

Prof Krishna Murthy-  



Number of participating students


Number of participating companies


Number of first time recruiters


Number of offers


Average salary


Highest salary

6.5 LPA

Lowest salary

2.4 LPA

Highest recruiting sector


Highest recruiting domain/profile/function

Development and Services

Company making highest offer

UnitedHealth Group

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