JSPM's Imperial College of Engineering & Research, Wagholi
Imperial College of Engineering & Research is located in Wagholi, a distant, remote and upcoming area in North eastern Pune. Students commute by their own vehicles or may be because they HAVE TO. Some prefer to use the college bus facility which charges you according to the distance and can go up to Rs. 10,000/- per month!
The campus of Imperial College of Engineering & Research is sufficiently big and is shared by numerous other sister institutes. There are two libraries for each stream in the college - one in the department itself and another general library. Hostel facility is provided only for girls. Labs are not air-conditioned, but they good ventilation. The same applies for the classrooms. As far as internet is concerned, you might hear some students say "Wi-fi bolte hai par kuch available nahi hai".
Rs. 95000/- year
Students from the E&TC department don't hold much praise for their teachers; they say that although the professors are knowledgeable, they fail to express their knowledge efficiently. If anyone tries to pester too much, frustration is often removed in the form of lower term work marks. However, the Mechanical Department is exceptionally good whereas the IT & Computer Departments are said to be plain average with few senior professors and some other junior yet tolerable ones.
Again, the E&TC department stands out; it's extremely strict at Imperial College of Engineering & Research. Everyone here is supposed to have above 75% attendance; below that and expect to cough up fines depending on the shortage in your attendance; below 50% and you'll surely get detained. Other departments are much liberal relatively and students are exempted from any harsh actions till 25% attendance.
Imperial College of Engineering & Research has mostly Maharashtrian crowd with Pune localities as a major chunk. Students are extremely co-operative and show amazing unity. However, its distant location and the surrounding rural area invite a lot of semi-urban and village-like crowd.
One has to travel almost 20kms to enjoy a movie in Inox. There aren’t any such hangouts near the campus. Students are seen in Mohan ki tapri and areas like Chandan Nagar or Viman Nagar.
The JSPM campus, which hosts Imperial College of Engineering has a common canteen in the campus. So, lunch hours are extremely packed. Moreover, the food is barely edible, and highly unvaried. Even though the cost is quite low, space, quality and hygiene overpowers it.
Imperial College of Engineering hosts its Cultural festival called Cresta in the 1st week of March. The Technical festival, Cynosure, is inter-college and is also held around the same time.
25% of the overall students and about 85% of the eligible students (few people here score above 55-60% overall) get placed. Average salary is about 3 lakhs per annum. IT & Computers have relatively better placements. Zensar, KPIT Cummins, L&T Infotech are major recruiters. No MNC giants like Google or Microsoft have visited the campus, but that is perhaps because just a few batches have passed out.
JSPM's Imperial College of Engineering and Reserarch Wagholi, Pune
Gate No: 720/2, Nagar Road, Wagholi, Pune - 412207.
Phone No: (020) 22933424
Fax No: (020) 270 52590
If you don’t want to choose E&TC as your future line, you can could perhaps opt for this college but the canteen, crowd, hangouts and infrastructure are again a PUT OFF.