Before it shifted address to the back of beyond, DVR had a few good things going for it - it was accessible, very active both academically and culturally, extremely well-equipped, and with a good track record of campus placements. Now that it's moved from Madhapur, DVR still keeps all its pros except for that first one.
Brought into existence by the Devarakonda Educational Society, DVR is a JNTU
-affiliated college that's won several university gold medals for its academic performance. And a good chunk of these medals have been earned by the dynamic Mechanical Production department, which boasts some excellent work studios. Studies are clearly the thrust here, and the students have even found campus placements at companies like Infosys
And although the management has a no-leniency approach to attendance, there is more to the college than just work. Their annual fest Dhoom is a very lively event that brings out the best in literary and cultural attempts. Apart from technical fests like Electra, students are also keenly involved in the orator's club, Vaktrutva, as well as the many seminars, conferences and workshops conducted by the management. Volleyball and cricket are the most popular sports on campus.
One of the main concerns among students here is the distance they have to travel each day, but the college buses are popular and very well-maintained. Since there are virtually no hang-out spots near and about, the canteen is a major adda
for most everyone. Plans for a hostel are underway.
Perhaps one of the nicest things about DVR is the fairly chilled-out mood on campus. Despite the pressure to perform well academically, the college gives its students enough space and resources to explore other options too. A far cry from the fuddy-duddy image of your average engineering college.