June 23 : St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, has been conferred Fresh Autonomous Status with effect from the Academic Year 2021-22. The college was granted autonomy by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the UGC Scheme for Autonomous Colleges 2018 in response to its application of November 2019. Recently, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, notified autonomy for nine years starting from the coming academic year.
The UGC Expert Team had visited the college on 28-29 November 2020 and rigorously assessed the college on multiple parameters. The fact that only a handful of engineering colleges in the state have attained Autonomous Status, adds to the credibility of the college that has been on a constant upswing.
As the college steps into the twentieth year of its existence, it remains committed to offering quality education to all its students leveraging autonomy to design a curriculum that is more industry-oriented. True to its motto of “Service and Excellence”, the hard work put in by the college has resulted in getting this recognition which has endorsed the academic framework and policies that the college has been practising since its inception.
Autonomy will make it convenient for the college to design curricula by recognizing the needs of the industry, offer elective courses of choice, collaborate rigorously with foreign universities and conduct the continuous assessment of its students. The Outcome-Based Education (OBE) practised at the college has led to the college being accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for four of its B.E. Programs. In February this year, the college was awarded the prestigious A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
The college is completing 19 years of its existence and currently has more than 2500 students on campus. This clean, green and smart campus has become the destination of choice for engineering seat aspirants in the coastal region. The candidates are attracted to the good infrastructure, academic ambience, discipline on campus, excellent placements, incubation facilities, support for entrepreneurship and innovation, competent faculty, and encouragement given to technical, cultural and sports activities.
The announcement was made at the press meet by Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC in the presence of the Director, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Assistant Directors, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa and Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza, Mr Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager, Dr Shreeranga Bhat, IQAC Coordinator, Dr Vincent Crasta, HOD of Physics, Dr Ramananda HS, HOD of Mathematics and Dr Binu KG, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.