M.B.M. Engineering College
|Motto||Faith and Labour|
|Type||Technical Education and Research Institute|
|Chancellor||Governor of Rajasthan|
|Vice-Chancellor||Vice-Chancellor of JNVU|
|Campus||Urban, 62 acres (250,905.1 m2)|
The M.B.M. Engineering College was established on 15 August 1951, by the Government of Rajasthan. This was made possible by a donation of INR 8,00000 (8 Lacs) from Seth Ramcooverji Bangur of Didwana and INR 2,00000 (2 Lacs) from the Hanwant Benevolent Fund. Mathuradas Mathur and A. D. Bohra started the college in the Ugamji's bungalow near the railway over bridge leading to Sojati Gate, within two months of obtaining approval from the Government. The laboratories and hostels were housed in the old guest house in Ratanada. After a couple of years, the college moved to its present location covering an area of 92,000 sq.m. and new hostels were constructed. With the establishment of Jodhpur University (now J.N. Vyas University) in July 1962, this college became its Faculty of Engineering.
V. G. Garde became Principal on 3 December 1951. Professors who later joined the college include Hari Singh Choudhary, S.C. Goyal, R.M. Advani, M. L. Mathur, Alam Singh, S. Divakaran, V. S. Bansal, D. C. Surana, and BC Punamia.
MBM offers courses of study in engineering and educational programmes leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), and Post Graduate Diploma in the following:
- In 1951, MBM started, offering a three-year degree course leading to Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and a two-year diploma course in Civil Engineering, with an intake of 35 students in each course.
- In 1957, a bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering was started.
- In 1958, Bachelor’s degree courses in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering were started.
- In 1966, Master's degree in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Mining Engineering were started.
- In 1972, a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering was first offered.
- In 1988, a master's degree course in Master in Computer Application was started.
- In 1990, a master's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering and Production and Industrial Engineering were started.
- In 1998, a degree course in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Architecture were started.
- In 1999, a Post Graduate Diploma in stone technology was started.
- In 2000, the department of Computer Science and Engineering started a degree course in Information technology.
- In 2010 a Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design was started in Department of Architecture, with the intake of 60 students.
- In 2011 the department of Electronics & Communication added undergraduate B.E. programs in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and Electronics and Computer Engineering. A degree course named "Bachelor of Building and Construction Technology" was started with the intake of 60 students with the approval of AICTE.
- In 2012 the Bachelor of Architecture course was restarted with the permission of Council of Architecture, with an intake of 40 students.
- In 2014 the official website of the college was launched.
Departments and centers
MBM has 14 departments and 3 centers:
- Architecture (since 1998)
- Chemical Engineering (since 1998)
- Civil Engineering (since 1951)
- Computer Science and Engineering (since 1988)
- Electrical Engineering (since 1966)
- Electronics and Communication Engineering (since 1972)
- Electronics and Computer Engineering (since 2010)
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering (since 2010)
- Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering (since 1966)
- Mining Engineering (since 1958)
- Production and Industrial Engineering (since 1990)
- Structural Engineering
- Educational Multimedia Research Centre (since 1986)
- Faculty Computer Centre
- Netlab (Internet Laboratory)
Department of Mining Engineering
Department of Mining Engineering puts MBM in one of the three engineering institutes in the world which have their own underground mines with ventilation systems. The students are taught with better appreciation of mining methods. Mining department has world class geology, fuel assaying, and other laboratories.
Educational Multimedia Research Center
Educational Multimedia Research Center (EMMRC), Jodhpur a production and research center for educational films for UGC-CWCR, received national recognition for its contribution in the field of electronic media. The Center is fully funded by the University Grants Commission.
The AVRC project (Now Educational Multimedia Research Center) was sanctioned by the UGC in 1986, and produces educational TV films. The UGC upgraded the Center from AVRC to EMRC (Educational Media Research Center) in 1991, which became EM2RC (Educational Multimedia Research Center) in September 2004. After producing its first film, "Desert Bats", in 1987, the EMMRC produced over 1,900 educational TV films in Hindi and English on subjects including science, commerce, arts, education, literature, culture, folklore, humanity, medical science, engineering, etc. Twenty of them won appreciation and awards at the national level; they include
- Jeevat Ke Dhani: Hanuman Langoor
- Gangaur - Ek Sanskritik Virasat - 1
- Maand: Parampara Ki Pratishruti - 1 & 2
- Worlds Oldest Mountain Chain Aravalli
- Jodhpur Durg - Mehrangarh
- Neem - The Green Goldmine
"MBM Engineering College Alumni Association" was founded at the time of Silver Jubilee celebration of the college in 1976 by professors Alam Singh, GK Agarwal, ML Mathur, S. Divakaran, BC Punmia and D V Talwar. The association's stated objectives include organising activities in the college, and awarding scholarships and prizes to students.