About Walchand College of Engineering
Walchand College of Engineering (WCE) proffers degree courses such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering etc under Engineering stream of B.Tech and M.Tech. WCE came into existence in the year 1947. Based in the Vishrambag, Sangli - 416 415 Maharashtra, India, the institute is affiliated to the Shivaji University, Kolhapur. and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The vision of WCE is to be the leading centre of learning and innovation in emerging areas of business and management education. For every course, the college imparts practical training to its students that helps them to understand better, improve their demonstrative skills, eliminate hesitation and in this process strives to mould them into industry ready professionals. The mission of WCE is 'to foster critical analysis by training students both in theory and practice so as to equip them with skills needed for facing global challenges with teamwork and human values. And to build a quality network with the Industry, educationists and the society for exchanging knowledge'. The modern teaching methodology assists the students in getting an all around view of engineering, technology and the entrepreneur world. The diligent faculty team of the college possesses hands-on experience and up to date knowledge of their subject and area of expertise. The infrastructure and facilities of WCE consist of spread-out campus alongside various amenities in the form of a library, computer centre, classrooms with proper teaching and learning aids, medical facilities etc. The institute seeks to place each of its students in an organisation/company of great repute.
Awards & Rankings
Faculty Achievements :
- Dr. M.Y.Khire was awarded ‘Best Engineering College Teacher” award for the year 2005-2006 and the award distribution ceremony was conducted at Cydenham College, Churcgate, Mumbai on 5th Sept 2006 at the hands of Dy. Chief Minister Shri. R.R.Patil.
Walchand College of Engineering Vision and Mission
- To impart quality education through demanding academic programmes.
- To enhance career opportunities for students through exposure to industry.
- To promote excellence by encouraging creativity, critical thinking and discipline.
- To inculcate sensitivity toward society and a respect for the environment.
To produce capable graduate engineers with an aptitude for research and leadership.
Walchand College of Engineering (WCE) is one of the oldest engineering colleges in India. It was established in June 1947 as New Engineering College and renamed as Walchand College of Engineering in 1955. Since then, it has bloomed into a full-fledged institution offering today six undergraduate programs, ten post-graduate programs and Ph. D. programs in engineering disciplines, affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It also offers four diploma courses affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education. Walchand College prides itself in producing “capable graduate engineers with an aptitude for leadership and research”, which can be seen from leadership positions occupied by its vast alumni in all walks of life within India and abroad.
Autonomous Status has been conferred upon the college by Shivaji University and UGC in the year 2007. After successful completion of the first term, the Autonomous status has been extended by the University and the UGC for the next six-year term ending 2019-20. Walchand College participated in the World Bank funded Government of India scheme, "TEQIP" (Technical Education Quality Improvement Program) Phase I project and we received the second rank all over India, out of 127 national institutes, in its program impact assessment survey in 2010. WCE is successfully continuing its journey in TEQIP phase II in upgrading the Postgraduate and Research infrastructure. WCE has received Rs. 10.50 Crore till now and already spent Rs. 9.00 Crore.
The institute has a strong association with industry. John Deere, nVidia, Tata Technologies, etc. are some of the top companies who have set up specialised labs here. WCE has about laboratories in various departments. It strives continuously to modernise these laboratories acquisition of advanced equipment. The aim is to support its revamped curricula and focus on faculty and students research. State-of-the-art lab infrastructure provides a strong base to faculty and students for research and robust technical training. It is a matter of great satisfaction that WCE students are well received by diversified industry with placement record matching the best among peers. Our alumni have made the college proud with their success.
The College is also proud to have a new library building donated by Seth Walchand Hirachand Memorial Trust, which has supported this institution ever since 1955. With a state-of-art Central Library with national/international journals and a massive number of reference books for every subject and specialised books on various topics, our students find it very easy to develop a research-oriented mind-set. We encourage work on research projects helping them grow professionally and making them systematic and multidiscipline-oriented.
In accordance with our Vision and Mission, we devote ourselves to create graduates with inquisitive minds who have a perpetual desire for knowledge. We believe in the all-around growth of our students. Our graduates should not only be technically competent but also be good human beings. Hence we nurture our students to make them ethical, moral and virtuous so that they serve to make society and country a better place to live. For this, we support technical, cultural, social and sports activities. These help them become strong team players, to boost their confidence and to inculcate in them the qualities to achieve their goals and become world class leaders.
Future plans for the college
Create Centers of excellence in the areas:
- CAD/CAM and PLM
- Embedded Systems
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Construction Materials and Machinery
- Structural Health Audit and Disaster Management
- Energy Studies (Non-conventional)
- Developing of Infrastructure/Equipment for creating Video facility
- Networking through Video Conferencing
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Knowledge sharing with other institutes
- High-speed Internet facility
- Global Recognition
- Deemed University
Walchand college of Engineering has been one of the premier technical institutions in India and it is imparting quality technical education, since 1947. This college is autonomous government aided college, having all of its undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and Ph D programs approved by AICTE New Delhi and affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur. The college also runs four Diploma programs. The college’s alumni have been spread over different parts of the world and many of them are working in top positions of their respective domains. The college is proud of its alumni.
After having received the autonomous status in the year 2007, the college invited many US academic experts at the campus. They helped the college to design and implement the world-class curriculum. The curriculum has a component of academic credit transfers among other autonomous institutes.
The prime vision of the college is “To produce capable graduate Engineers with an aptitude for research and leadership”. In line with this vision, we strive to get the vision fulfilled. In line with the vision, the curriculum has a component of internships for final year students of UG and PG. The curriculum, its design, implementation, assessment and evolutionary way of improvement have been centred around making students’ future a "bright".
With the college’s achievement of national second rank in the performance of implementing “Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) phase-I”, the college’s performance in TEQIP phase-II has been adjudged as excellent. These programs focused on the strengthening of UG and PG infrastructure respectively.
For the overall development in future, the college has made a master plan in which renovation of civil building infrastructure, the concept of the center for learning factory, a centre for advanced research etc., have been planned.
The college has very good ambience for promoting quality education and research, with which all of its stakeholders have a strong confidence that the college will soon become a world class institute. In this context, I wish each and every well wisher and contributor of the college a GREAT SUCCESS.
The pace of technology growth is enormous with the advent of high speeds from communication technologies. In India, there is the shortage of skilled manpower as compared to other countries. The skill set required for such jobs include soft and hard skills. Half of today's knowledge is less than five years The soft skills include oral & written communication. Such skills are required for communicating apply for understanding & training given tools and machines. The hard skills also required for diploma holder. A diploma student gets absorbed as a technician after completing the course.
Walchand College of Engineering Sangli, being a first polytechnic institute in South Maharashtra and the college runs programmes from Diploma till PhD level, our diploma student always gets exposure to all the facilities, laboratories of degree level courses. With a team of highly qualified faculty, we are committed to impart the best technical education and the hands-on expertise to each polytechnic student to assure the best placement and career ahead.
Since the beginning, the Polytechnic Wing has consistently maintained high academic standard in terms of passing percentage, top notching at the state level and placements in industries.
Looking towards future requirements, we are collaborating with MNCs and tier-I industries for tailor made post-diploma courses for the specific employment needs and such courses shall be introduced soon.
I wish you all the best of luck and prosperous future on behalf of Polytechnic Wing.
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Contact Details of Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli
Address:A/P: Vishrambag, Sangli - 416415, Maharashtra, India
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