Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering - Fr CRCE (Fr. Agnel College of Engineering), Bandra


Location:

Bandstand, mate. You have a breathtaking view of the sea from the classrooms  and a cool breeze is constantly blowing. A 15 - 20 minute ride in a rickshaw should take you to Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (better known as Fr. Agnel College of Engineering) from Bandra railway station (Western Railway & Harbour Railway) but that would be a bit expensive. BEST bus 211 starts from Bandra station and drops you right outside the college gate which happens to be the last stop. Having said that, the frequency is simply superb.

 

Infrastructure:

A school, a chapel and the college building are in the same premises of Fr. Agnel College of Engineering. The diploma and degree classes are in the same building. It houses lecture halls, well-equipped laboratories of all departments, computer centres, a capacious library with many books and journals, dedicated internet centre for students, gymnasium, auditorium, canteen and other imperative amenities. Gymkhana is common for all and it is crowded most of the times. The campus is Wifi Enabled and the students are provided with specialized barcoded ID cards to avail the required amenities. Excellent computational facility with 3 MBps internet connectivity. Hostel facilities are available, but only for boys. 

 

Fees:

B.E Fee: Rs. 85,000/year

M.E Fee: Rs. 92,240/year

 

Placements:

Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering placement records have always been gratifying with more than 100% placement every year. All renowned companies come here. TCS, Infosys, Amdocs, L&T Infotech pick up maximum students with salaries ranging between Rs. 2.5 lacs p.a. to Rs. 4 lacs p.a. In recent years, placements have picked up even more, with some more dream companies like Google, IBM, Hewlett Packard, JP Morgan, Nerolac coming in and offering better packages. Expect the trend to continue.

 

Faculty:

Recently Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering has hired a lot of new faculty. The old professors are quite good in the sense that they do teach and students can understand if they attend. Some students find the teaching pretty okay in the Computer dept. while the Production dept. seems very strict. Few of the faculty members are helpful and open to doubts.

 

Attendance:

Attendance at Fr CRCE is quite strict. It has to be maintained above 75% no matter what. No grace attendance given even for students participating extra-curricular. Every week attendance is checked. If the weekly attendance is less than 75% then the student won’t be allowed to attend the lab sessions. Long procedure to be followed if name appears in defaulters. Parents are called and lengthy assignments are given as punishment. It is not a place to be in if you want to bunk too much! A lot of students even call it a JAIL.

 

Crowd:

Crowd is dominated by students fit to become rocket-scientists at Fr. Agnel College of Engineering. There is a Catholic minority quota from year 2013-14 hence the crowd is bound to be dominated by Catholic students. Life during college is quite restricted, though people manage to enjoy anyway. Boys to girls ratio is decent. Crowd is very jovial towards festivals and other extra curricular activities. Being a popular and reputed college in the island city, you're bound to meet students from different backgrounds and localities. Northern, Western suburbs followed by townies and some from the central suburbs and Navi Mumbai are seen here. Location plays a vital role in such a diversified college.

 

Canteen:

It is quite congested, food is edible but not to suit the taste buds. It is often unhygienic and extremely oily. Students have tried to change it by writing many letters but all in vain. Most students prefer dabba they bring from their home over canteen.

 

Hangouts:

Bandstand Promenade, CCD, Barista, Mocha, Taj Land's End (of course no one goes there), Yoko's, Natural's, Elco and all that you want in life; after-all it's Bandra, the coolest suburb of Mumbai. If you're tired of the Bandstand ambience then you always have Carter Road where there are ample  joints from popular food brands. Oh, and the crowd is simply to die for! Last but not the least, Bandra Fort is  perfect for those in relationship & in search for some privacy! However, CRCE being a strict college, students normally have to sacrifice these beautiful hangout places.

 

Festivals:

"Euphoria" is the cultural festival of Fr. Agnel College of Engineering held in even semesters and "Crescendo" is the technical fest held in odd semesters. The college is not very supportive for the fests which disappoints students and they lose interest in conducting them. Hence little participation is seen in the fests.

 

Contact Address:

Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering
Fr Agnel Ashram, Bandstand, Bandra(W),
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. 400 050.
Tel:91-22-26423841/842/004 ; Fax:91-22-6516831
Website : www.frcrce.ac.in

 

Verdict:

Fr. Agnel College of Engineering is overall a good and a renowned college but some avoid it due to lack of freedom. In short, if you love your independence TOO much, you're at the wrong place. It's as strict as a school. Keeping the strictness aside, the college is worth every penny for the four wonderful years. One of the top colleges in city, it's an ideal choice for the top scorers.

Comments   

+4 #18 exstudent 2014-06-18 14:13
The college has lost its quality & it is no more the same like it used to be in previous years. It is in a pathetic state. The infrastructure is very bad. Other colleges have come far ahead of it. College doesn't want to invest money for students' growth. Computer labs are in poor state. You will not grow technically here. Students teach professors here, but there are few good professors but problem is they are few & mostly junior. Student crowd is good & very hardworking but they don't get the same from college side. Projects passed are not good & are mostly of professors' choice who wants to write thesis on it, rather than passing a project which is required in industry. Not much help will be provided during project but it's nearly the same at other places as well. A hardworking & good student can lookout for some other better college while paying the same fees. College needs to gear up to compete with other colleges.
Overall its an average college and can be rated as 2.5/5.
+3 #17 Ati 2014-05-07 17:14
I thought I would learngreat stuff here create softwares but I sit all day long by hearing text books and at the end of the sem the teacher says you didn't tell
me the definition from this text book. Yes tech max is a bible you people seriously expect us to read 1000-1500 pg
books in 3 months with weekly exams and assignments and projects and monthly exams then get a life.
Forcing attendance over us to sit for your lectures is like saying that I will kick your ass you if you don't attend
and even if you do I will kick your butt later on. We can learn on our own we don't need your help, if we need it we will ask. And not that we hate projects but come one if you keep projects involving only theory then damn sure we are fed up.
And if we want to do something different the great HOD says you won't get attendance and if you fall low on it you have to write 70+ pages of assignments as a punishment and I am like are you crazy. WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE TO JOIN FR.CRCE it's a thug college nothing more to say. Never recommending it to anyone ever.

MORAL : DON'T DO THE MISTAKE OF JOINING CRCE UNLESS YOU WANT TO SPOIL YOUR LIFE.
-6 #16 the-review-updater 2013-07-29 21:37
Infrastructure: Good Infrastructure. The college has a chapel but the building is quite old.

Crowd: It's a christian college, my friend quotes that the crowd has a standard and it's Bandra so you can expect some cream crowd but most of the students are serious in studying.

The college starts early in June so you better go early as soon as CET results come out.

Hangouts: Bandra, Bandstand. Bandra Fort.
+16 #15 Girish Gangan 2013-06-19 00:41
Fr CRCE is the best college for engineering. It has got state of art infrastructure with best equipment that any college can get. The college philosophy is very clear & pure. They are more interested in nurturing students than just graduating more engineers. It's world apart from engineering colleges of politicians. A fantastic location, but you can't make use of it since professors keep you busy. It's true that college is strict, professors are even stricter, but you should know how to enjoy that discipline.
We also passed through a phase where we felt our friends from VJTI (supposed to best college) are enjoying more & are getting good marks, have less work. But believe me guys, this hard work pays in long term.
Production engineering was supposed to be ranked 3rd in Asia in 1995-96. I don't have much idea about current ranking. Some Professors in 3rd & 4th year are from industry itself which helps in getting practical knowledge of industry.
Those stupid students who just compare internal marks with other colleges having short term goals, this is not the college for you. For those who just want to enjoy life without any restriction, this is not for you.
One of the most important thing I learned from this college, freedom always comes with responsibility. ...
May be that's the reason current generation who just believes in enjoyment with short term goals wants freedom but doesn't want any responsibility. .. That's the reason industry is facing major problem with human resources..
To be on short note... No.1 college for engineering.
+15 #14 first year student 2013-06-06 22:30
Guys don't come here on the tag of BANDSTAND. I did this mistake. Please don't do this.
It is very strict college, every month parents are called if attendance is less than 75%
Professors are very strict... they also fail you in internal exams and unit tests
You also get term work KTs
Maximum internal marks given by professors is 18 out of 25. If you are ultimate scholar and attendance is 98 or 99 % then you get 22 out of 25 in internals.
My other friends in Thakur college, Francis, Atharva and DJ score 23,24 marks in internals.
Canteen is worst you will only get tea, coffee, vada pav, samosa and spring roll (occasionally). That's it.
PhD holders in this college actually teach worst where as the freshers teach better
Computers in this college are very slow with windows 98 OS and with huge dabba type monitors
The college festival is also celebrated in other college due to lack of space in the hall.
Except location there's nothing in this college. So plz don't come here.
I'm planning to change my college after completing my 1st year engg.
+14 #13 Bhishman Desai 2013-05-22 21:13
2012 batch alumnus here. It's a good college to learn. Faculty is good enough. Canteen is bad. Campus as such is a 9 floor Prison like facility on a hill although the location is AWESOME you can't ask for anything more than this in "Bandra" at least. As far as placements are concerned its really upon how good "you" are and not the college. A good college could give you only options and yes you have'em here. (Even though I was not a ranker, I was placed in Cummins through a competition I participated as well as L&T from College) With inception of good tech clubs lately you find people waiting back working on their All Terrain Vehicles, airplanes, Robots and what not. The college hosts an annual inter-college debate (Nerd Flood during these times) usually ends with fiery but very intellectual debates. There are Drama, Short film making and Art clubs like MAD and thinkers club, annual college magazine called FRAGMAG. All in all there is good stuff waiting for you in there.
-36 #12 AkshayT 2012-09-05 20:14
Trust me guys three weeks into this college now and i am already feeling like studying. The crowd is awsome all are sophisticated and helpful and the teachers overall are good except one or two depending on your section. The view is scenic and you dont need to turn on the fans its so cold here. Overall if you get admission here you are lucky. All the best
-48 #11 # fernandes 2012-08-21 13:18
the college is just SUPERB ...the crowd,faculty are very much cooperative.... .the view is amazing..and guys the college is not at all strict as mentioned above.....60% attendance is merely nothing....:)
-48 #10 andres... 2012-07-20 10:36
best college in terms of facilities,camp us,crowd,facult y etc...........a nd google VISITS dis college is a big thing itself.
-11 #9 #pAnKaj$$$$ 2012-03-21 19:28
the college is best but , the canteen is not good as that of much ,
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