College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) is an engineering college in Pune, India. Established in 1854, it is the third oldest engineering college in Asia, after the College of Engineering, Guindy (1794) and IIT Roorkee (1847).The students and alumni of College Of Engineering, Pune are colloquially referred to as COEPians.
The college's study model was referred to in the early 1950s as the 'Poona Model'. COEP is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Mula and the Mutha.
The college was one of the first few colleges established by the British to serve the Indian subcontinent. The foundation stone of the new college was laid by the Governor, Sir Bartle Frere, on the 5 th August. In June Mr. Theodore CookeM.A. who held that appointment for 28 years was appointed Principal.
Initially, COEP was started as the 'Poona Engineering Class and Mechanical School' to train subordinate officers for carrying out public works like buildings, dams, canals, railways and bridges. Later on, the school became the 'Poona Civil Engineering College', and subsequently in the year 1911, the name was changed to the 'College of Engineering, Poona'. The institution was initially affiliated to the University of Bombay (now Mumbai) for a degree of Licentiate in Civil Engineering known as LCE. The certificate course was converted into a degree course and the first class of the Bachelor of Engineering degree graduated in the year 1912. In 1968, the three year degree was extended to 4 years constituting 8 semesters.
In 2004, COEP was granted complete autonomy by the State Government of Maharashtra, thus giving it the freedom to set its own curricula and manage its own finances. With permanent affiliation to the University of Pune, the institute now is an autonomous engineering school. This has been the biggest change as far as pedagogy at COEP is concerned. The following years have seen a multitude of positive changes in administration and academic strategies. Many of these have been responsible for the growing innovation in project work of college students. The institute contends that its autonomy now grants it greater flexibility in dynamically changing its syllabus to suit the changing needs of the industry.
At present, the college awards the degree of B.Tech., i.e. Bachelor of Technology (earlier the Bachelor of Engineering or the B.E.) in nine specializations. They were introduced subsequently since the inception of college.
1866: Civil Engineering
1914: Mechanical Engineering
1932: Electrical Engineering
1948: Metallurgical Engineering
1956: Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
1965: Instrumentation & Control Engineering
1992: Computer Engineering
1995: Production (sandwich) Engineering
2001: Information Technology
The sandwich pattern course was introduced in Mechanical, Electrical, Metallurgy (1974) and Production (1995). In this model, students spend their 5th and 8th semesters working in the industry and gain credit for such work, under the supervision of a faculty member and an industrial manager.
The Master of Technology (M.Tech.) is also awarded and the research for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is also conducted in selected fields.
Admissions to College of Engineering, Pune are competitive and are based on merit. Earlier admissions were based upon the percentage of science subjects' marks secured in Higher Secondary Certificate exam of Maharashtra state. However, at present the admissions are conducted on the basis of the marks secured in MHT-CET. These admissions are conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) through the Centralized Admission Process for Autonomous Institutes (CAPAI). Affirmative action programs exist for students belonging to socially and educationally backward classes as stipulated in the Constitution of India and various statutes. There are programs for students from north-eastern India and Indian citizens from Kashmir. There are also programs for children of people working in Gulf Countries, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Students and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) in the college. Non Resident Indians cannot apply for the courses. The reservations for different categories are based on the Government of India and Government of Maharashtra rules. Reservations in seats are provided for SC (Schedule Caste), ST (Schedule Tribes), NT (Nomadic Tribes), OBC (Other Backward Classes), PH (Physically Handicapped) as well as Female candidates. In addition to the admissions through CAPAI, several admissions to direct second year of B.Tech. course are also conducted for those candidates who have completed Diploma in Engineering at different polytechnics in the state of Maharashtra. These admissions are conducted through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) by DTE itself.College of Engineering Pune COEP has seperate hostels for Boys & Girls
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