Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering

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Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering
फादर कोन्सिकिओ रोड्रिग्ज अभियांत्रिकी महाविद्यालय
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Motto in English
"Moulding Engineers who can build the nation"
Type Public
Established 1984 (1984)
Affiliation University of Mumbai
Chairman Fr. Saturnino Almeida
Principal Dr.(Mrs.) Srija Unnikrishnan
Director Fr. Valerian D'Souza
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location Bandstand Promenade, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra,  India
19°02′N 72°49′E / 19.04°N 72.81°E / 19.04; 72.81Coordinates: 19°02′N 72°49′E / 19.04°N 72.81°E / 19.04; 72.81
Campus Bandstand, near Taj Lands End, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050
Sports Volleyball, throwball, cricket, football, badminton, tug of war, Carrom, table tennis
Nickname Agnels
Affiliations Mumbai University

Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (CRCE), (popularly known as Fr. Agnel Bandra) is an engineering college in Mumbai, India. It is located at Bandstand in Bandra (West). Fr.CRCE is an un-aided, minority, non-autonomous institute accredited by All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) and affiliated to the University of Mumbai, which offers a four-year course culminating in the Bachelor of Engineering degree conferred by the university.Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra State (DTE) awarded an "A" grade to the college among various engineering colleges.


The college was started in 1984 with a single course of Production engineering with an intake capacity of 60 students. In 1987 the course in Electronics engineering was started with an intake capacity of 60 students. In 1991, the course in Computer engineering was started with an intake capacity of 60 students. In 2001, the course in Information technology was started with an intake capacity of 30 students.

The institute is named after the late Rev. Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues.[1] Under the inspiration of its founder, the Agnel Charities (the trustees of the Society of St. Francis Xavier, Pilar) realized that their contribution to the process of nation building would be through the spread of facilities for technical education. They founded technical education facilities in Bandra (Mumbai), Vashi (Navi Mumbai), Verna (Goa), New Delhi, Noida, Pune, and Ambarnath (Thane).

Though Fr. Rodrigues did not live long enough to see his dream come true in the form of the College of Engineering at Bandra, the clearance for this college had just been obtained days before his sudden death in 1984.

Accreditation and affiliation[edit]

Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (CRCE) is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra State (DTE) awarded an "A" grade to the college among various engineering colleges. In the social community it is regarded as one of the finest engineering colleges in Mumbai on account of its dedicated & disciplined academic approach, staff, infrastructure, research facilities, a strong alumni network & above all, excellent campus placements.[2]

Academic departments[edit]

Department of Production Engineering[edit]

The Production Engineering Department was the first department to be started with a 4-year undergraduate course. The course offers a limited intake capacity of 60 students and caters to the need for career growth of working professionals including faculty members of engineering colleges. The full-time master's degree Program in Mechanical Engineering was introduced in 2005 with specialization in CAD/CAM and Robotics and with an intake capacity of 18 students. This course caters to the need of technical professionals who aspire to augment their career in computer-related applications of industrial design and manufacturing management. The college also offers a part-time master's degree in Production Engineering, specializing in Manufacturing. Production is the trade mark course of this college and most recognized branch among all.

Department of Computer Engineering[edit]

The Department of Computer Engineering was established in 1991. The first course started was B.E. in computer Engineering with intake 60. The student to faculty ratio for computer engineering is 16.

Department of Electronics Engineering[edit]

The Department of Electronics Engineering was established in 1987. The department conduct 4 year undergraduate course - B.E. (Electronics) and 2 year postgraduate course - M.E. (Electronics) started in 2005- with an intake of 18 students. A Ph.D programme in Electronics was started in 2013.Link

Department of Information Technology[edit]

The Program in Information Technology was started in 2001 with a sanctioned intake of 30. Then the program was run and administered by the Department of Computer Engineering. In 2009 the Program of Information Technology was separated out from the Department of Computer Engineering and a separate department was established. The department has five computer labs with a total strength of 130 terminals.


The campus houses Fr.CRCE (Engineering College), Bal Vidya Bhavan(school) and The Trust's Offices. A 9-storeyed building is the principal academic block of the institution. It houses lecture halls, laboratories of all departments, computer centres, a library with more than 25,000 books and journals, internet centre for students, gymnasium, auditorium, and canteen. The campus is Wifi enabled and the students are provided with specialized bar coded ID cards.Students can get access to IEEE papers,journals and other resources from the college WiFi.

The college has purchased flats measuring 3,200 sq ft 3,200 sq ft (300 m2), at Kalina, Santacruz(East), Mumbai to provide hostel facilities to the outside students. The hostel facility is only for boys and has a capacity of 18.

Extracurricular and student activities[edit]

The college hosts two festivals each academic year. The technical festival,"CResCEndo" is held in the odd semester.It attracts participants from various engineering colleges in Mumbai.

The cultural festival, "Euphoria" (in the even semester) is an intra-college event only for the CRCEites.[3] The annual cultural fest Euphoria is the most awaited event of the year.

Apart from this the college also hosts the Annual National-level Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues Memorial Debate.

Governing body[edit]

  • Rev. Fr. Saturnino Almeida, Chairman- The Society of St. Francis Xavier, Pilar. Chairman


The training and placement department of the institute arranges for companies to conduct on-campus interviews to recruit students from college.Over 50-70 companies participate in the placement process every year. Companies like SAP Labs, JPMorgan Chase , Morgan Stanley, Directi, Mu Sigma, BNP Paribas, Oracle finances, Tata Consultancy Services and so on...


  • Mihir Joshi - Radio jockey, singer and television host


  1. ^ Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, 
  2. ^ Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering Mumbai,, 22 Oct 2008, retrieved 4 August 2011 
  3. ^ Festivals,, 23 June 2011, retrieved 4 August 2011 

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