University Engineering College, Kota

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University College Of Engineering, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota
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Motto Shramev Jayate (Hard Work Always Wins)
Established 1981
Type Rajasthan Technical University
Location Kota, Rajasthan, India
Campus Urban, 385 acres (1.56 km2)
Website http://www.rtu.ac.in/UCE.html

The University College of Engineering, formerly known as Government Engineering College Kota, is an autonomous technical institute in North India. It houses the headquarters of Rajasthan Technical University. The institute was established in 1981 by the government of Rajasthan and was named as Engineering College, Kota. The institute is now a constituent college of Rajasthan Technical University. Only the top rankers of Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test (RPETEAP) get admission to the institution.

Since its inception, over 8000 engineers have graduated from the institute. The students are given theoretical and practical knowledge, enriched by industry oriented training and project works. The institute hosts seminars, symposia, short term courses, competitions and contests.

Alumni Association[edit]

Engineering College Kota Alumni Association (ECKAA)[1] is a former students association of UCE.

Campus[edit]

[2] UCE is located on the outskirts of Kota on the banks of the Chambal river. The campus is spread over 385 acres (1.56 km2) (the largest campus in Rajasthan) and comprises five academic blocks, one administrative block, one library building, one gymnasium, one building for the proctor, training and placement activities, electrical and mechanical workshops, and laboratories.

Campus amenities include bank, post office, dispensary, and shopping center. There are four boys and one girls hostel with amenities like food and recreation. A gymnasium, three indoor badminton halls, a football and an athletic ground have been built. Residential quarters are provided to faculty members and supporting staff. For visitors, a guest house with kitchen facility has been provided.

Departments[edit]

Technical activities[edit]

Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) The IETE is a professional society devoted to the advancement of the science and technology of electronics, telecommunication and IT. It was founded in the college in 2004. The IETE conducts and sponsors technical meetings, conferences, symposia, and exhibitions all over India, publishes technical journals and provides continuing education as well as career advancement opportunities to its members.

Industry - Institute Interaction Cell UCE strives for close interaction and partnership with industry, in projects of relevance to local industry

Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) ISTE is the organization working for the improvement of technical institutions in India. The institute has full fledged chapter and a student chapter of ISTE. Activities of ISTE chapters include curriculum development, organising seminars, conferences and short term courses on technical developments.

A course on "Finite Element Techniques" have been organised for the teachers of Engineering Colleges of India.

The institute has active chapters of IEEE society and Vivekananda Kendra.

Cultural activities[edit]

Techlaunch[3] is the national level paper and poster presentation and is organised annually. Students form engineering institutes participate in this event. It started in 2005. The event is organised by third and final year students. This is generally a three to five day long event.

Anukriti Anukriti is the main cultural event of the institute and is organized annually in February. Students from colleges across India participate in this event. Cultural weekends are organised from time to time.

SPIC MACAY SPIC MACAY is a society for the promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture among Youth. A college chapter of SPIC MACAY has run since 1986. It organises concerts and lectures/demonstrations by renowned artists.

Social activities[edit]

National Service Scheme (NSS) NSS provides students with an opportunity to participate in social and community service activities. Student volunteers have visited the slum dwellers, to educate the illiterate and to help them in understanding the importance of personal hygiene.

National Cadet Corps (NCC) The institute has a full fledged NCC[4] unit namely 14th Raj Bn, NCC Kota and 7RAJ AIR SQN NCC, with Under Officer as company head.

ECK is the only government engineering college to have an NCC with a cadet strength of over 60. Besides regular activities like parades and classes on weekends, NCC conducts welfare activities in the college premises such as tree planting and blood donation. The students of NCC airwing are giving aircraft training and some have done sorties up to five hours in ZenAir microlite.

Achievements[edit]

  • Team Born Idiots of UCE qualified the first round of Imagine cup 2010.[5]
  • It is the first university in Rajasthan to get IBM centre of excellence.

Placements[edit]

The institute assists in placement of final year students. The main recruiters are IT companies, however other companies visit the campus. Some of the companies visiting campus are Accenture, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys Technologies, Tech Mahindra, L&T, Cummins Research and Technology India Limited, Vedanta, Impetus Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Technologies, IBM, Secure Meters etc.,Chambal Fertilizers,samtel glass, Mahindra and Mahindra, Ambuja Cement, GMR Infra, Indian army, and Indian navy.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ http://www.rtu.ac.in/about/aboutrtu.php
  3. ^ Tech Launch
  4. ^ NCC
  5. ^ Imagine Cup 2010 Leaderboard