Technology is more than just putting parts together. It’s the process of unique ideas, testing principles, and perfecting engineering, in pursuit of inventing or innovating something beneficial to the society. But, engineering in terms of an Indian Student is all about mugging up, being the topper, and getting placed. Even though people contemplate issues, and they claim that ‘The Indian Education System’ is the reason for this, which unequivocally is wrong. The quality of engineering studies offered to the scholars has got to be a big concern. Even though engineering consists of fascinating subjects, the teaching, and therefore the interest levels put in by the teachers and the management convert it into a dull and boring stream. Thereby, striving towards putting an end to the dilemma of being an area that endorses regular engineering teaching and learning, but preaching the important idea of engineering, in turn, letting students understand that engineering isn’t something you pick up, but something which defines a way of life – JSPM’s Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering has become a tech-hub for new courses, new ideas, and new professions.
Started and founded by young and dynamic edupreneurs, JSPMRSCOE was started with a clear goal of serving the society, one student at a time irrespective of the socio-economic backgrounds they come from. Operating under the vast umbrella of the JSPM Group, JSPMRSCOE is a brainchild of Prof. Dr. T. J. Sawant, who envisioned building an institute which caters to the needs of budding engineers, aimed towards providing quality technical education and excellence in the ever expanding horizon of technical revolution of the 21st century. Having come a long way in pursuit of becoming one among the top hallmark institutes of Pune, the college is an autonomous hub affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University, ideally located in Tathawade area, in the vicinity of top MNCs and a software park.
With all the Undergraduate programs being thrice accredited by NBA and NAAC.CII Platinum category in A.Y. 2021, RSCOE has received the best college award by SPPU Pune. Furthermore, the institute has many eminent personalities from the field of education and industry on its advisory committee, whose rich experience and guidance benefit the society, and also, their commitment towards converting shy, timid students into technical, moral and intellectual professionals of tomorrow, the college provides the best possible job placement opportunities, helping students unleash their true potential, in this ever so competitive world outside.
Redefining educational excellence
Being an autonomous institute, RSCOE offers the best up-to-date courses to the masses, with a twist of uniqueness added to every course. From conventional programs in Mechanical and Civil to post-graduate courses in VLSI and Embedded systems, RSCOE is spread over a huge campus of 14.2 acres, where students get the best of both worlds, be it inside the classrooms or outside. Having featured in NIRF, and being listed among top 250 of the national ranking, professional development and extension activities conducted on the campus, via various professional bodies, such as – ASCE, IEEE, IE (I), IGS, ISHRAE, turn students into employable engineers of tomorrow.
Enhancing and adapting changes each day towards continuous improvement and growth, RSCOE functions as a through and through haven for technological brilliance. Also, considering the current times of the pandemic inflicting immense havoc on all of us, and especially the educational industry, the engineering college took the situation in a stride, and moved on with the new norms effortlessly. “We have our own Moodle platform, which students utilize extensively, gaining each day and preparing for a better tomorrow”, stated – Dr. R. K. Jain, the current principal of the college. Enunciating how RSCOE operates unperturbed even during these testing times, the current principal and Mr. Santosh Rao, the Dean of Student Progression & Industry Relations, took us on a virtual tour of the college, helping us and budding engineering aspirants get a thorough insight into the world of JSPM. Adding to the above statement, made by his colleague and continuing on the same point, Mr. Santosh stated – “The impressive infrastructure also facilitates students with an even more impressive ICT-set up, helping students grow irrespective of the medium of teaching/learning used”. Also, motivating students to go beyond textbooks and pushing them towards staying ahead when compared to their peers from other colleges, online providers such as Coursera are being efficiently utilized on campus, making every individual on campus become technologically advanced. Thereby, as literal proof of the amount of hard work put in by the students and the management, Coursera has rated RSCOE 4.75 out of the 5.0-star rating, for its ingenuity and learning prowess.
Consisting of the best faculty members, who preach the concept of education 4.0 on the campus, the onboard teachers being multi-talented engineers themselves are one of the prime reasons RSCOE excels as a student-centric haven. Additionally, allocating each teacher towards counseling 20 students, they actively involve them via extra-curricular activities, thereby becoming someone who the students can look up to. Also, with the help of Rotax Clubs and many other associations, social work is inculcated in the students, teaching them the importance of being society-friendly individuals, the country needs.
Building networks of learning and growth
Acting as a launchpad to many engineering aspirants and being one among the 7 engineering institutes to operate under the Jayawant Shikshan Prasarak Mandal trust, the industry connections fulfill the sole purpose of being a complete engineering institute of today. Keeping research as a prime point of focus and preaching practical engineering learning across all its programs, innovational excellence is felt across the campus of the institute, giveing a sudden boost to the students to outdo themselves, in every endeavor of their respective lives. The strong industry relations also result with curriculum being updated now and then, where top companies such as TCS, Bentley Systems and respected academic institutions such as IIT-Ropar, take part in the curriculum curation process. Also, internship and project opportunities are carefully sandwiched in between the timetable, enhancing every aspect of engineering in every lesson or activity organized on campus.
At the end of day, being that renowned place where the aspirations of the youth force is catered to, aimed towards techno-economic development of the nation, RSCOE has proven itself to be flexible, yet diverse in every endeavor they carry out on campus. Also, by emphasizing heavily on self-learning, all-rounded development of students is made possible, by the immense efforts being put in by the management, striving relentlessly towards maintaining an environment of high academic excellence, research and entrepreneurship, year after year.
Dr. R K Jain – Principal
Designated and working as Principal of Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Pune since Oct. 2016, Dr. R K Jain completed his graduation in Civil Engineering from R. D. University – Jabalpur. Going ahead with his post-graduation from College of Engineering Pune, and a Ph.D. from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, he started his academic career as a Lecturer, subsequently moved to Professor and Head of Civil Engineering. Also, a renowned academic personality, Dr. Jain is associated with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) for a long time, as Member Board of Studies in Civil Engineering (BOS). Later on, he was elected as Chairman BOS and represented the Faculty of Engineering and Academic Council. He also was Nominated as member of Board of College and University Departments (BCUD) and recently appointed as Chairman BOS (adhoc) for Railway Board under Faculty of Technology. Having an extensive industrial and academic experience at his disposal, he guides every student on the campus of RSCOE towards a successful career and life.
Mr. Santosh Rao – Student Progression & Industry Relations
A man of experience of over 19 years in academics, and after serving as the TPO for 15 years, Mr. Santosh Rao has given every minute of his life, in pursuit of helping students progress effortlessly through their lives. Him being a counsellor of 6000+ students, is a living example for the hard work he puts in towards his profession. Also, a multi-talented personality, Mr. Santosh has authored a book on Human Computer Interaction, which has 10 volumes and counting. His philanthropic nature pushed him to serve 96,000 students through various free training programs in India, in the last 70 days. A passionate personality, he looks forward towards serving society and its elements, working together for a better tomorrow.