KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE), Vidyavihar


  NOTE: KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE), Vidyavihar is likely to declared as an autonomous college affiliated to Mumbai University from the year 2013-14.

Location :

KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE), more popularly known as "KJ", is closest to Vidhyavihar railway station (C.Rly.), at a mere 10 minute walk. Bus stops towards South Mumbai & Chembur (Harbour Rly.) are in proximity. However it is becomes extremely exhaustive for students travelling from western suburbs. Share rickshaw services from Vidyavihar station to the college has proved a boon to many students.

 

Infrastructure :

The infrastructure at KJ Somaiya is not very great but it's not bad either. The new building has certainly brought smiles to many students but most still feel that it is not very 'appealing'. The campus is huge, perhaps one of the biggest, but it is not well maintained. A huge ground which can be used for cricket & football is available at KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE). Laboratory equipments have been updated and modern facilities have been made available to the students. "All buildings in this campus could have been made extraordinary but the management seems least interested", says one of the students.

 

Fees:

Rs. 1,10,583/year . Keeping the facilities and infrastructure in mind, the tuition fee is exorbitant.

 

Faculty :

Teaching is said to be 'unbearable' at KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE). “Do not depend on them!” says one of the students. "Eventhough the college has a very good reputation in the city and has been always preferred by top scorers, the teaching department has never been promising", she continues. Lectures are certainly conducted in English and most of the professors are M.Tech/PhD holders but striking a chord with the students has always been a problem here.

 

Attendance :

According to the students of KJ Somaiya, the management is little soft on defaulters. Assignment punishments are given if attendance is below 60 % (at least in the 1st  year) but most copy (nothing new) and escape the punishment. The college has never made any harsh decision by not allowing students to sit for the exam or asked for a fine.

 

Crowd :

Being a gujju (Gujarati minority) college, 50% of the seats are reserved for Gujaratis though you always see more than 75% of Gujjus in this college. As per engineering standards the crowd is good enough at KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE). You’ll find all kinds of people here,  from nerds to the so called “kewl ppl” and also the smart lot. Even the gunda variety is said to be found here. Fortunately, over the last couple of years, the crowd has been good and you really meet a lot of urban people. 

 

Canteen :

The canteen is pretty good. Food is delicious and the rates are also reasonable. The canteen space is less, so you will find it jam-packed most of the times. People from other junior colleges are found more in the canteen than the engineering crowd. Food items of all types are available.

 

Hangouts :

McDonald’s, Sam's Pizza, Cream Centre, Fame & Cinemax Adlabs are some of the most visited hagnouts by KJ Somaiya students. Coffee lovers can sip coffee and munch donuts with their loved ones at CCD. That’s about it! 

 

Festivals :

KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE) celebrates the following festivals : Abhiyantriki (technical festival) held in October and Symphony (Cultural Festival) is held in January. Orion Racing India is an international racing team of enthusiastic engineers from KJ, determined to get the most out of their educational experience. Through passion and commitment, students collaborate as a team to design, build, test and race an open-wheeled formula style race car that competes in the annual Formula SAE competition. Having developed three such cars (Barracuda600, Itanta and Stallion) the team is presently working on their fourth and their most advanced machine.

 

Placements :

Students take admission here because of the placements. Placements at KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE) are good and have a track record of placing at least 70% students. Comps and IT being at the top. 95% of the companies are software based companies. Though the average salary is same as any other engineering college that is 2, 50,000/-pa, the highest salary was 9.5 Lakh.

 

Contact:

KJ Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE)
Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar(E),
Mumbai - 400 077.
Phone 91-22-66449191
Fax : 91-22-25152272
Website : www.somaiya.edu/kjsce

 

Verdict:

Overall, KJSCE is a very good college and should be amongst the top choices of a student, if s/he resides in this part of Mumbai. For others, travelling becomes a disadvantage. A good bet for an average scorer. While placements is one of the strong plus points of this college; average infrastructure and faculty has been a perrenial problem. With its recent autonomous status, KJ Somaiya will surely strive hard to become one of the top engineering colleges in Mumbai.

Comments   

+14 #24 Somaiyan 2013-11-08 20:34
Best college in mumbai. Even the infrastructure is good.
+10 #23 parth1753 2013-08-31 11:26
best college. even crowd is excellent compared to vjti and sp too..vjti & sp are just a brand...but i must say kjsce is the best and top college in this region...
+15 #22 kj dropout 2013-08-01 15:54
I gotta say it's a really great college... best infrastructure. .. top class placements... flamboyant campus life and crowd.... so many extra-curricula r activities.. teachers were also good.. labs and canteen awesome.. also a pat on the back for stupidsid.. a PERFECT REVIEW.... like an ex-student wrote it..
I left my KJ seat for Sardar Patel electronics... yet I doubt my decision..
+2 #21 somaiyan 2012-10-10 00:27
I'm in Comps FE. As far as I've seen this colg, its very nice. Campus is awesome with football ground. Pls join this coll if you get it. You'll enjoy ur four years.
+66 #20 adisawant 2012-09-28 09:33
The placements are mismanaged. Companies conducted interviews but hardly took anyone even though students know they did well in interviews.
-33 #19 Abhay Thakur 2012-09-02 16:04
Excellent in terms of infrastructure, attendence - i think u get what i mean ;) - facilities. Teaching is OK actually but some teachers are excellent. I'd say best college after VJTI.
+32 #18 KJite 2012-08-28 18:59
It's not a great college, one of the reasons being hopeless infrastructure and another being average faculty.
-51 #17 Hyash 2012-08-19 20:05
finally laboratory equipments are changed !
all modern machines are available (atleast electronics branch). and new bldg. 6th floor is done !
no more rink football. faculty is an issue but there are few good teachers as well.
-27 #16 Anonymous Ex-Student 2012-08-14 03:45
For all those who say that ETRX faculty is not good and if you want to be a true engineer do not go to KJ, for them :
I am an ex-ETRX-KJ. Never joined any coaching classes. Was a university ranker in the final year. Final year project made me win a national fellowship and based on that project I was invited to DLR, Germany (German Aerospace Centre) for an internship after I cleared an assignment (could not copy in this one ;) )...
Of course did not attend all my classes in college either and not every prof is a gem (some are plain duds), most of them are not great, but the facilities and the help that you get from the college is tremendous. Some of the senior ETRX faculty is awesome.
There is a reason why KJ placements are good...
-21 #15 Amit dabade 2012-07-05 12:26
Excellent placement cell. Maximum package goes to 9.5 L. p.a. while avg. is 3.5 L. p.a. In 2012 March 92% placement were recorded in CS & EXTC. Google and Microsoft also visited last year.

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