Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai

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Coordinates: 19°04′53″N 72°53′19″E / 19.081252°N 72.888580°E / 19.081252; 72.888580

Don Bosco Institute of Technology
DBIT Logo
Motto Technology for the Young
Type Private
Established 2001
Rector Fr. Adolf Furtado SDB
Principal Dr. Prasanna Nambiar
Dean Fr. Mario Vaz SDB (Admissions)
Students 1200
Undergraduates 1200
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Mumbai
Website http://www.dbit.in

Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT) is a private engineering college situated at Kurla (West), Mumbai affiliated with the University of Mumbai. It has been granted a "Religious Minority" status (Roman Catholics).[1]

History[edit]

The engineering college was established in 2001 by The Bombay Salesian Society. Initially, engineering degree courses were offered in Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunications. In the year 2006, Mechanical Engineering branch was added. The college is directly affiliated with the University of Mumbai.

In 2005, the college was ranked 84 in the list of Top technical colleges in India in a Dataquest-IDC-NASSCOM Survey.[2]

Location[edit]

DBIT is located at Don Bosco, Kurla campus in front of the Kohinoor City which holds the offices of NSE and other corporations. The Bandra-Kurla Complex is at 5 minutes drive from the DBIT Campus. The nearest railway station is Vidyavihar.

There is a direct bus service from Santa Cruz to Vidyavihar (433). The nearest bus junction is Kamani, which is networked through the BEST buses to Andheri, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Mulund and other places.

Campus[edit]

There is a huge football ground, basketball court and it is concretised. There are provisions for indoor games like carrom and table tennis. The campus has lush greenery throughout the year. Even the insides of the buildings are spruced up by placing potted plants. Recent changes have been to the landscape, by addition of a lawn at the upper echelons which double up as a playground and reception venue.

There is a chapel on the ground floor.

In 2006, the new wing of the engineering department was inaugurated. This new building now seats the EXTC and Mechanical Engineering students. The topmost floor houses the Rev. Fr. Santino Mondini Auditorium, which was inaugurated by Fr. Santino Mondini, 94 on the felicitation ceremony of Rector Major Fr.Pascal Chavez, on his visit to India, on 8 February 2007.

In 2014, construction on a new wing for the engineering department was started. This building now has floors allocated for each of the four departments. The administrative office and the Principal's office have now been moved to this building.

Degree programs[edit]

The college, under the University of Mumbai offers a bachelor's degree In Engineering (B.E.) in the following programs:[1]

  1. Mechanical Engineering - 120 seats
  2. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering - 60 seats
  3. Computer Engineering - 60 seats
  4. Information Technology - 60 seats

The program is divided into 8 semesters spread over 4 years. Granted a Religious Minority Quota, 50% of all seats are reserved for Roman Catholics.

Student associations/Chapters[edit]

The various student associations/chapters include:

  • CSI(Computer Society of India) https://web.archive.org/web/20141019061536/http://csi.dbit.in:80/
  • ACM(Association of Computer Machinery) http://acm.dbit.in/
  • IEEE(Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)
  • SAE(Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • ISHRAE(Indian Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers)
  • National Service Scheme(NSS)
  • Domain Math Club.
  • Physics Applied (Physics Club)
  • Literary Council

Festivals[edit]

The annual cultural festival of the college is called as "CreXtal" which stands for Creativity EXcellence and Talent. The intra-college technical festival organized by the college is called "Colosseum". During 2009-2014, Colosseum was an intra-college festival. E-Colosseum 2015 was an inter-collegiate affair.

The college also organizes Teknack, an inter-collegiate online festival which is powered by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter of DBIT.

Besides this there are many other intra-college sports events for the students throughout the year like cricket,rink football, basketball and other indoor games. The Mechanical Department started the Mechanical Premier League(MPL) an innovative rink football tournament adapting the modern day transfers and bidding's for players in the campus with 8 teams and 8 managers.

As of 2014, the institution has started inter college football and basketball tournaments. It has also started the Don Bosco Premiere League football tournament and Don Bosco Cricket League cricket tournament which also follows the bidding concept used during the MPL.

The college has started HYSTERIA from 2016 onwards, which is the cultural and Sports mega fest for all the institutions that come under DBCL

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Institute Summary". Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  2. ^ Dataquest-IDC-NASSCOM Survey: India's Best T-Schools: The Complete Scorecard. DataQuest magazine. Monday, 23 May 2005. ().

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