Padre Conceicao College of Engineering

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Coordinates: 15°19′37″N 73°56′00″E / 15.32694°N 73.93333°E / 15.32694; 73.93333

Padre Conceicao College of Engineering
Padre Conceição (Portuguese), Padre Konseisanv (Konkani)
Motto Love your neighbour as yourself
Established 1997
Type Private unaided engineering college
Principal Dr. Luis C. Mesquita
Director Fr. Orlando Rodrigues
Location Verna, Goa, India
Sports Soccer, basketball, cricket, table tennis, volleyball, judo, weightlifting
Website http://www.pccegoa.org

Padre Conceicao College of Engineering (PCCE) is a private engineering college in Verna, Goa, India, established in 1997. The college is affiliated to Goa University, Taleigao, Goa, and the programmes are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. It is a sister institute of Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi, Mumbai and Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Bandra, Mumbai. The college is a part of Agnel Technical Education Complex, Verna, Goa. PCCE was the first private engineering college in the state. Students of PCCE are known as Pacers.

History[edit]

The college is named after Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues, a patriot and founder of Agnel Ashram, who died in 1984 after making a contribution in the field of technical education at national level. Rev. Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues was a visionary and freedom fighter. Under his inspiration, the Agnel Fathers (the trustees of the Society of St. Francis Xavier, Pilar) established technical education complexes around India. The then Director of Technical Education of the State of Maharastra, Prof. G. Kadu in his oration at the funeral of Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues, called him a Saint of Technical Education.

The college
The central library

Degree programmes[edit]

The college conducts 4 year Degree programmes in the fields of Computer Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology

The college is affiliated to Goa University, Taleigao Goa, and all the programmes are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The Degree programme in Mechanical Engineering has been in existence since the inception of the College in 1997. The course is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The course is of 4 years duration, each year consisting of 2 semesters. The students undertake a project during the final year. The course has a capacity of 60 students per year.

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering[edit]

Some of the labs in the department include[edit]

Communication Engineering Lab:

The students carry out projects usually every semester in subjects such as Signals and Systems, Communication Engineering, Digital Signal Processing and Digital Image processing. There are a number of Digital Signal Processing kits with which the students can implement the projects. There are Communication Engineering Trainer kits that helps the students to understand the concepts of networking. Each year the final year students carry out projects under the guidance of the faculty in this lab.

Advanced Microprocessor Lab

The lab provides the students with Microprocessor Kits and other electronic devices required to program and implement the circuits ranging from a simplest LED lightning system to advanced Robotics projects. Projects carried out in the lab have won awards at National Level Technical Symposiums.

Digital Systems Lab

The lab introduces students to digital electronics and lays a foundation for advanced courses such as Microprocessors and Micro Controllers.

Basic Electrical Lab

The lab is a part of the introductory course for the freshers in order to learn electric circuits, LEDs, and other simple electronics and electrical components that act as a foundation for the courses that follow in the advanced semesters.

Computer Engineering[edit]

The Degree programme in Computer Engineering has been in existence since the inception of the college in 1997. The course is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The course is of 4 years duration, each year consisting of 2 semesters. The students undertake a project during the final year. The course has an intake of 60 students.

Information Technology[edit]

The Degree programme in Information Technology was started in 2000. The course is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The course is of 4 years duration, each year consisting of 2 semesters. The students undertake a project during the final year. The course has an intake of 60 students per year.

Postgraduate degree courses[edit]

  • M.E. Information Technology (Internet Technologies)

Annual Cultural Fest : Mithya[edit]

Each year the student council organize the inter department cultural event.Under the guidance of the faculty.

Annual Technical Fest : Techyon[edit]

Each year the students of the department organize a national level technical fest. The organizing committee is the student council .Under the guidance of the faculty, the society is responsible for organizing technical events and provides technical assistance to juniors.

Fest events[edit]

  • Hackathon is an inter collegiate competition where teams of 2 to 3 must build an application or a computer software. The application or the software is based on a theme which is given to the participants. A time limit of 2 days is given and the participants are allowed to work overnight and off campus.
  • RoboWars is an inter collegiate competition where teams of five must construct, deploy and operate a fighting robot in a gladiatorial arena. Rules follow the traditional "RoboWar" league guidelines with only one weight category (<25 kgs). Viewed as more of an entertainment event than an educational one; the decision to include it was based on the enthusiasm of students; the mechanical engineering department in particluar.
  • Hardwired is a circuit building competition, where the students construct a circuit of their choice. The winners are judged based on the usefulness, understanding and the efforts involved in building the circuit.
A student participating in hardwired competition
Hardwired Competition
  • Speak out is a technical paper presentation competition, where the students present their own technical topic in front of faculty and guests from industry.
  • Quiz is an open quiz on the final day of the event. Students from colleges from the state and also from other states, participate in the event.
  • The fest has literary events and a photography competition.

Linkages[edit]

The college has associations and linkages with industry and other organisations, such as a Memorandum of Understanding with National Institute of Oceanography, EMC Corporation, and D-Link. Workshops, seminars, conferences and field visits are organised in coordination with industry.

Reputation and standards[edit]

Being affiliated with Goa University, a university with an accreditation from NBA, the students answer the same exams as the government-run Goa Engineering College.

Location[edit]

By road: the college is on National Highway 17 at Verna between the Panaji and Margao cities. It is 5 km (3.1 mi) from the Margao Bus Station and 27 km (17 mi) from Panaji Bus Station. The college is close to the Electronic City at Verna.

By rail: the college is 8 km (5.0 mi) from Margao Railway station.

By air: the college is 18 km (11 mi) from Dabolim Airport at Vasco, Goa.

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