Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering (KGCE), Karjat
Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering (KGCE) is located in Dahivali Karjat, a distant suburb of Mumbai and a favourite destination among the trekkers. It takes about 2 hrs of train travelling from Dadar to reach Karjat Railway Stn. If that’s not enough, the college is also pretty far from the station (about 3 kms) and you have to take a rick from the stn to reach the college. This will cost anything between Rs. 8 to Rs. 40 depending on the number of people you are comfortable travelling with. College bus facility is also available with a nominal Rs. 150/month.
The college building is fairly new and is just about nearing completion with a little interior work remaining here and there. Classrooms are decent and there is internet facility in the air-conditioned labs. However, the IT students complain of not having a separate section in the building for their department. There is a playground for recreation and a hostel only for the first years.
Rs. 60,500/ year
Decent faculty with a good proportion of senior professors, who are knowledgeable and experienced. The EXTC department boasts of the best faculty in the college. However, some students from the Comps & IT department complain that the some professors supposedly do not come to lectures regularly and the syllabus remains uncovered.
Attendance is not much of an issue at Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering. Students with upto 50% attendance are spared with no action taken at all. Below 50% the students are fined Rs. 500/- or their parents are called.
Enthusiastic and always excited to participate in sports and co-curricular activities. Most of the students hail from the Central railway from areas like Kalyan, Dombivali & Thane.
A trek to the nearby hills is the first thing that comes to the mind of the students. There is nothing very close to the college, but a 10-15 minute walk and you can have one of the best Wada Pav in the state at “Thakre’s”. Datta Trey is absolutely recommended for Non-vegeterians.
Good and edible food. The canteen is spacious and the best varieties recommended by students are Bhurji Pav, Chicken cutlet, aloo tikkis and veg pattis. The prices are moderate.
Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering celebrates its technical festival Hypercube in February-end and the cultural-cum-sports festival Spring Fiesta in the 1st week of March. Also dassera is celebrated. There’s freshers party for the new comers and a farewell party for the final years. Alumni functions are also held round the year.
Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering doesn’t have good record for placements. The best placements are for Mechanical and EXTC (about 25% of the students are placed). The other faculties are lagging behind at mere 10% placements. Major recruiters are Infosys and Wipro.
Konkan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering (KGCE),
Vengaon Road, Dahivali, Karjat, Raigad – 410201
Tel : (02148) 222580, 221221, 223768
Students in love with sports, nature and extracurriculars will really enjoy here, unless they come from far off and get exhausted travelling to the college. Not recommended for those residing in Western Suburbs or South Mumbai.