Atharva College of Engineering (ACE), Malad
It takes about 15 to 20 minutes by rickhaw from Kandivali or Malad railway stations (W. Rly.) to reach Atharva College of Engineering. Some prefer to travel by BEST buses as 9 out of 10 buses from Malad drop you right outside the college. BEST buses run with a good frequency on the Link Road and next to the college. Not a very impressive location but good enough to survive for 4 years.
Infrastructure at Atharva College of Engineering is appreaciated by the students. Campus is excellent and there is greenery all around. The classrooms are spacious and has excellent ventilation with constant flow of air. They are air-conditioned on top 2 floors which is the management students section. College has two libraries - first and the second year share one library and the third and the fourth year share another. There is a 464-seater Extra facilities are available like spa, swimming pool (only after 5pm, but having a pool in your college, isn’t that cool enough?) and 24 hrs of WiFi internet connectivity throughout the institute. The institute also has excellent sports facilities such as cricket ground, basketball court and volleyball court in the campus.
There is a mixture of experienced and new faculties which keep changing often. If you can comprehend what they are trying to say then they are very helpful. Computers and IT students are pretty satisfied with their department. Elex and EXTC are not of the same opinion but are not completely against the respective dept. Having said that, students find their professors very friendly and doubts are always welcome with a smile. Lectures are conducted in English but some casual teachers prefer to teach in Hindi and Marathi, too.
Atharva College of Engineering is lenient in terms of attendance. Students having attendance below 60% are put into defaulters list and are made to write assignments. No strict action is known to be taken. Attendance is compensated if the student is participating in any event for the college.
Not something to brag about but yes you can live with them. Boys to girls ratio is pretty healthy. Students take part in the college festival and other extra curricular activities. You might meet a lot of spendthrift crowd in ACE. Being a second rung of college, you will not meet a lot of toppers here. Students from the northern and western suburbs are in heavy numbers.
Oh, it's really good. There are numerous canteens run by the hotel management institute of the same trust. It is spacious and serves delicious food at affordable prices. The Chinese is a must have. They also serves non-vegetarian food on selected days of the week.
If you are a foodie then try Uncle's Kitchen - 10 mins away. There is this Ashish restaurant nearby where many Atharva students are found.If going to the mall still impresses you, you may try the Raghuleela mall (some food joints and some gaming zones in the mall) - 10 mins and Infiniti 2 - which is like one stop destination for all youngsters. Beach and party lovers can spend some rocking time with their friends and loved ones on Marve and Aksa beaches. Movie lovers can catch up with latest movie at Movietime, Infinti, InOrbit and Raghuleela. And for those who want to get their hairs down after the sunset, there are some classy restobars like Galaxy, Poptates - Jugheads, Slice of Lime, Kareems, Northern Tadka, etc.
Atharva has all sorts of events and festival going on throughout the year. Techethon (odd semesters) and Rhythm (even semesters) are the main festivals. Rock shows are popular at fests. Other events include Ganpati celebtations, IEEE 360 fest and e-week (entrepreneurship) and sports festival.
Atharva College of Engineering has good placements with companies like CMC Ltd, Capgemini, L&T, Infosys, Wipro, Accenture, etc. In the last couple of years, almost 60 to 70% of the students gets placements. Many students opt for higher studies. Average salary is hovers around Rs. 2,50,000 per year.
Warning for mobile phone addicts:
Atharva College of Engineering has been enforcing a ban on bringing mobile phones within the campus. Violation of this rule is said to attract a hefty fine as well as confiscation of the mobile phone.
Atharva Education Trust’s Atharva College of Engineering
Atharva Educational Complex,
Malad Marve Road, Charkop Naka,
Malad (W), Mumbai - 400095.
Tel.: 91-022-40294949 (30 Lines) ; Fax : 40294911
Decent placements and fun filled college life makes Atharva College of Engineering a good option for those staying nearby.