Sardar Patel College of Engineering
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|Motto||अम्रतँ तु विदय्|
|Location||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE) is an engineering college located in Mumbai, India. It is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and offers undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate (Master) degrees in engineering. It is one of the few Mumbai University affiliated colleges that have received Grade ’A’ rating from the Government of Maharashtra. The college is supported by government funds, and was granted autonomous status by the UGC in June 2010.
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The college was founded in 1961 as a government-aided engineering college by Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi under the management of the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. The foundation stone of the college was laid on 17 September 1961 by Yashwantrao Chavan, who was then the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The college was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru in 1962. The college is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an eminent nation builder of independent India.
The college started with courses in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering with an initial intake of 40 in each branch that was subsequently increased to 60. At the time, it was only the fifth engineering institute in the Bombay region after Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, University Department of Chemical Technology, IIT Bombay and M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering. The institute introduced its first post-graduate course, a Masters of Engineering (Civil) with structural engineering subjects, in 1988 with aid from the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Subsequently a post-graduate program in mechanical engineering disciplines was also introduced.
The college is autonomous and affiliated to the University of Mumbai for its full-time degree, post graduate, and research programs. The institute is a recognised PhD and QIP center and it is one of the TEQIP- II institutes.
The University of Mumbai recognised the college as two separate institutions - SPCE (Aided) offering Civil, Mechanical and Electrical engineering courses and SPCE (Unaided) offering Computer Engineering, Electronics & Information Technology courses. The university desired that these self-financed courses be separated and housed in a separate building and developed as a separate self-financed entity. Thus, in 2005-06 the unaided wing was formally separated from its parent college and established as Sardar Patel Institute of Technology (SPIT).
Over the last 50 years the college has gained an excellent reputation in the field of Technical Education. SPCE is one of the few colleges that have received Grade ‘A+’ rating for its aided courses from the Government of Maharashtra.
The college is located on Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan's campus at Munshi Nagar, Andheri (West), Mumbai. The campus has a bank extension, a lake and a botanical garden.
- Department Of Civil Engineering
- Department Of Structural Engineering
- Department Of Mechanical Engineering
- Department Of Electrical Engineering
The college offers full-time courses in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering. Recently,[when?] the college has been granted permission to conduct PhD course in civil and mechanical engineering. Courses offered include:
- Bachelor of Technology (Civil)
- Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical)
- Bachelor of Technology (Electrical)
- Master of Technology (Civil) Construction Management
- Master of Technology (Mechanical) Thermal Engineering
- Master of Technology (Mechanical) Machine Design
- Master of Technology (Electrical) Power Electronics & Power Systems
The first magazine of the college was titled Sukarma. Today an annual college magazine named Disha (meaning "direction") is produced. It includes reports on the activities that have taken place in the college throughout the year, as well as articles and photographs. A newsletter named Communication Times is also run by the IETE committee.
SPCE hosts its annual cultural festival named SPACE in February. It usually goes for three days and is heavily participated in by college students from across the city of Mumbai and the state of Maharashtra. It culminates in a live-wire performance by some of the most popular music bands/singers of the country and even abroad. The name of the event was originally "SPΔCE" with the Greek symbol Δ (delta) in between the letters P and C. However, with time, the Δ (delta) was misinterpreted as the letter A, and thus the name SPACE was carried on ever since. Apart from SPACE, the college also organises technical festival like "Spectra" in January every year, which has gained momentum and has participations from all over the country. Spectra was started 2 years ago in 2014 and currently in 2016, it happened to be no less than the cultural festival. It has events like Robowars, SPRC, ICRC, Town Planning, Cadd Challenge, Robomaze, Robosoccer, Aquadrifter and more 15-20 events wherein students showcase their engineering skills and technicalities. Spectra also organises social drives as its prefest events. The sports committee of the college organises an annual state-level sports festival "SPIRIT", where teams from all over Mumbai and Maharashtra participate in games in cricket, football, volleyball, basketball and other indoor games.
A hostel facility is available and the institute is presently trying to cope with the need to accommodate the increasing number of female students. The hostel intake is currently about 36 students per branch. Around 350 students stay in the boys' hostel.
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- "City engg college gets autonomy". Times of India. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2016.