Growth in Indian Academic Affiliates

It’s been a great start to 2014, with a growing number of renowned Indian universities joining the ever-expanding community of IET Academic Affiliates across the country. Here’s an introduction to our latest partners.

Growth in Indian Academic Affiliates

College of Engineering, Pune

The College of Engineering, Pune, is one of the oldest institutions in India, established in 1854. The Institute is recognised by the World Bank funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme as the best governed institute in India and has more than 4,000 students enrolled across a number of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programmes.
It has many successes under its belt including three Guinness World Records and a 2012 Global E learning Award for best use of social media education, while its students have won many awards including the Microsoft Imagine Cup Award and the Google Women India Award.
“The College of Engineering is very happy to be associated with the IET. It provides an excellent collaborative platform giving opportunities for both our students and faculty to interact with experts in their field from all over the globe, learn from their experiences, have access to the digital library and carry out useful research for social good,” says Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Director, College of Engineering, Pune.

The CSI College of Engineering (CSICE)

The CSICE is a self-financing institution offering undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses. Founded in 1998/99, it’s continued to grow and is currently home to 1,600 students.
Its vision is to equip the students with technical knowledge, to motivate them to think creatively, act independently and develop a system of meaningful interaction with industry. The college is very proud to work with the IET to support its students further.

K J Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology (KJSIEIT)

Established in 2001, KJSIEIT was set up in response to the need for high quality engineering and technology courses in the region. From its inception, the institute has been striving to develop itself into an institution of quality and excellence in the field of technical education.
It believes this affiliate partnership can only help its students further, giving them access to useful resources including the IET’s digital library. In addition, networking with IET technical and professional networks will also help shape the careers of the faculty as well as students, through research exchange.
“Rich resources will help the growth of students, faculty and the institute itself in many ways,” says KJSIEIT Principal Milind Nemade.

Karmaveer Kakasaheb Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research (KKWIEE&R)

KKWIEE&R has become the first college in Maharashtra State to become an IET Academic Affiliate.
Established in 1984, today 4,125 students are pursuing their engineering education at the institute, which is approved by the AICTE and affiliated to the University of Pune. Besides the regular undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses, there are research centres in electrical, production engineering, computer and civil engineering. Civil, mechanical, electrical, production, IT and chemical courses have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for three years.
Formal technical education is complemented by regularly organising soft skill and leadership training sessions, technical visits and exhibitions, seminars, workshops, vocational training and lectures.
It also annually hosts the IET KARMVEER Expo, a national level working model contest that has become a flagship event of the IET and the institute.
Every year around 150 working models are exhibited and more than 10,000 visitors attend.

Saveetha Engineering College

Saveetha Engineering College was created in 2001 by the Saveetha Medical and
Educational Trust and is committed to developing into a renowned institution for engineering education and research.
It has a unique curriculum to prepare the students for industrial challenges, which includes a choice-based credit system with the facility to obtain dual specialistion and Honors in BE/BTech. Credits are given for research publications in journals to promote research aptitude while regular personal development and professional skills programmes are provided by industry experts and renowned trainers.
It currently offers eight Undergradatuate and 13 Postgradaute programmes, has over 2,000 students and nearly 160 staff. Of these, 28 faculty members hold doctorates and at least 60 members have registered for their doctoral programme at various universities.
“The university is keen on nurturing students. The emphasis has been to train them in hands-on skills and to embed a strong value to abide by professional ethics. Interactions with professional societies such as the IET will help to bring cutting edge technological developments to the students through interaction with peers,” notes Director Ramya Deepak.

PES Institute of Technology (PESIT)

PESIT is the flagship institution of the PES Group of Institutions. A recognised research centre, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in subjects including mechanical engineering, electronics and communication, computer science, information science, telecommunication and biotechnology.
PESIT carries forward the principles and spirit of its founder Chairman M R Doreswamy: innovation, entrepreneurship, outreach and a love for quality education.
“You’ll find that everything at PES is single-mindedly focused on addressing student needs,” highlights Professor D Jawahar, CEO of the PES Group. “We are clear that it is our responsibility to help students realise their goals in an increasingly competitive world. We have consistently produced excellent results and PES alumni can be found at premier organisations in India and overseas.”
“The institute assures ample opportunities to develop a wide range of human skills and this affiliation with the IET strengthens our endeavour,” adds Dr K N B Murthy, the PESIT Principal and Director.

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI)

Approved by the AICTE, VJTI has a full suite of undergraduate and postgraduate courses accredited by the NBA and in 2009 it won the prestigious Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award for education.
It currently hosts 3,700 students and among the various eminent and illustrious alumni of VJTI is Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
“We are happy to become an Academic Affiliate of an international professional organisation like the IET, this will help us achieve an international quality of education,” says a college spokesperson.