The institute aims to create an excellent scholastic ambience for its stake holders, by providing the needed resources and support to face the challenges of the changing expectations of industry, avenues for all around development of students and efficient administration.
Located in a picturesque environment in the heart of the Mumbai city, Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (CRCE) is one of the renowned, premier and sought-after private engineering colleges. The institute is dedicated to make a difference in engineering education, with its exclusive approach towards the on-going momentum of trends in technology and holistic development. The corporate network has consistently demonstrated its trust on the quality enhanced education imparted by the institute, by recruiting its students for over the last three decades.
An Overview of Academic Amenities
CRCE works with the vision of Moulding Engineers Who Build the Nation. The courses of the institute are accredited by NBA, approved by AICTE and affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It has one of the best infrastructural facilities for engineering education. The computational and laboratory setups reflect the progressive attitude of the management. The institute has production grade CNC Machines, excellent hardware infrastructure, extensive computational facility, high-end premium softwares and dedicated 100Mbps 24×7 internet connectivity. It has got MOUs and Centres of Excellence supported by reputed corporate giants like IBM, D Link, TCS, Eduvance, E-Yantra and many others.
It offers under-graduate programmes in Production Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering and Information Technology; post-graduate programmes in Mechanical Engineering (CAD-CAM with Robotics) and Electronics Engineering; and Doctoral programmes in Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. There are a number of active forums to involve students in technical, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and bridge the gap between the academia and the industry. These include IEEE, WIE, CSI, ASME, SAE, Project cell, NSS, TEDxCRCE, Rotract and many more.
A Troop of Intellectuals
A rare visionary personality, Rev. Fr Conceicao Rodrigues established CRCE in 1984. He envisioned the nation’s need of technical work force and reinforced his principle of “My Country and My People, that’s all it matters” in the DNA of the institute’s administration. His sheer determination, principled work ethical approach, and vision have upheld the present stature of the institute. Continuing the legacy, this mission was taken ahead by his successor, Fr. Diniz, who gave the necessary impetus to the overall development of the institute. He picked up eminent people like Dr. Sesha Iyer, as Principal of the college, who complemented his vision by providing strong academic and administrative leadership to the institute. Fr. Carvalho, the present leader is a techno savvy philosopher having an ingenious personality and rejuvenates the institute with his dynamic and visionary leadership. Under his leadership and guidance, ably supported by Fr. Valarian D’Souza, the present Director, & Dr. Srija Unnikrishnan, the present Principal, the institute is scaling new heights. With such impeccable leads, the vision and direction of the institute has successfully achieved the path of excellence, creating new bench marks in the field of engineering education.
Major Events and Achievements
The major events organized by the CRCE are International Conference in Computing, Communication and Control (ICAC3), Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues Memorial Debate, TEDxCRCE, NSS, and summer and winter Short Term Training Programmes, Seminars and Workshops. The institute hosts intra and inter- collegiate annual Technical, Cultural and Sports fests.
Working diligently and meticulously over the last three decades, the institute has achieved many milestones and reached the harbor of success. In 2017 The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) GOI, has ranked the college among the top 200 Engineering Colleges in the country. Also, various independent surveys conducted by India Today, Times of India, Education World, Hindustan Times, The MINT, etc. have ranked the institute among the top segment of the colleges in the country. .
Best Algorithm Design award, Most Innovative Solution award and many more have been bagged by the institute in competitions conducted by e-yantra under the sponsorship of Ministry of HRD, GOI. The teams from college have a consistently good track record in the national and international competitions like Robocon, SAE Aero Design, SAE BAJA, Go Kart Design challenge, SUPRA, Formula Bharat, International Series of Karting and Smart India Hackathon.
Exceptional Career Opportunities and Exposures
The institute strives hard to provide the students with information, support and opportunities for Placement, Higher Studies and Entrepreneurship. As a result of highly focused and continuous efforts, every year 90- 100% of the eligible interested students are placed. The feedback from recruiting companies has been positive and extremely encouraging.
Students are encouraged and facilitated to take up Live Projects from premier institutes like Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Tech Mahindra, IIT Bombay, Godrej, L&T and many more. The Entrepreneurship Cell and Innovation Council are active with the objective to provide students, a base for developing their entrepreneurial and managerial skills.
The institute is working on proactive academic activities that enhance and enable multiple learning and delivery mechanism to better serve the needs of their students. To enhance learning experience, project based experiential learning model is being developed. Institute is aggressively considering adopting academic autonomy from the currently followed affiliated system.
One of the key strengths of CRCE is the success of its Alumni. The stupendous career growth of its Alumni is a testimony to the success of the measures that the college takes to ensure overall personality development. Over the last three decades, CRCE Alumni are all across the globe holding key positions in industries. Some of the prominent Alumni are Jaideep Devare, Managing Director, Mahindra Insurance Brokers, Pramod Bijlani, Managing Director, Accenture, Anup Purohit, Senior President and Chief Information Officer, Yes Bank, Mahesh Nair, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Interactions Corporation, Boston.