I have always been inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King's statement, 'I have a dream' - a dream I believe will come true - a dream that my children will one day live in a world where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character'. This need for tolerance - to create an equal society with no discrimination in Caste, Creed or Colour was best exemplified in the words of Mahatma gandhi.

"I do not want my institution to be walled off on all sides, I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my institution as freely as possible . But I refuse to be blown off my any one of them. Mine is not a religion of the prison house . It has room for the least among God's creations but it is proof against insolent pride of race, religion or colour."

And this I believe will be the watchword of each and every Shakthian.

The vision for Sri Shakthi is to make the institution one of our nation's great engineering schools, recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in teaching, research and public service. We seek to be the preferred destination for students, practitioners seeking an engineering education, employers hiring engineering graduates and organizations seeking engineering knowledge.

Dr. S. Thangavelu, Chairman