Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE), Kumaraswamy Layout
Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE) is in South-Central Bangalore’s Kumaraswamy Layout close to Banashankari. Bus services provided by BMTC are fantastic in the central areas of Bangalore and this college is one amongst many other institutions which benefit by this awesome service. However, few students here are known to make use of BMTC buses as half of them reside in the hostels and the others commute by their own two wheelers.
The college is part of the gargantuan Dayanand Sagar Institutions (DSI) campus which spreads over acres of land and is home to several other sister institutes. As you enter the campus on your bike, you are directed to the parking lot which is humungous with hundreds of bikes parked every day (Parking is charged at Rs. 5/- every day and doesn’t go down well with everyone). Infrastructure on the whole is terrific; buildings, libraries, classrooms, labs, Wi-Fi, e-books, everything. Only one thing that bothers sometimes is roaming around the campus; it’s full of slopes and descents, so while going down would be fun, coming up is equally tiring.
The DSI campus has two kinds of hostels; the “NRI” hostel which isn’t restricted to only NRIs but is offered to anyone who can afford it. So if you want all the luxuries of a twin-sharing air-conditioned room equipped with a television and some more additional facilities, get ready to shell out at least double of what those chaps at the “Indian” hostel pay. Yes, that’s what they call it, an almost dilapidated hostel offering four-sharing, non-A/C, non-TV rooms at half the price (close to Rs. 60,000/- per year).
For Karnataka CET students: Rs. 36,090/-
For UGET (COMEDK) students: Rs. 1.37L per year
Now that’s where Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE) takes a hitting. There are more than a dozen engineering fields offered; from the usual CS & IS to Aeronautical to Construction Technology. However, barring CS & IS, majority of the students from all other branches hold a unanimous opinion, “TERRIBLE” faculty. Reason: lack of senior professors and an abundance of inexperienced lecturers, who although may be knowledgeable aren’t able to satisfactorily clear out students’ doubts.
Attendance & Discipline:
DSCE is pretty lenient when it comes to attendance issues, at least compared to many other engineering institutions in Bangalore. Although 85% is recommended and 75% is officially allowed if necessary medical documents are available, even below 75% is manageable if you are ready to shell out fines. Detention is rare and happens only in extreme cases.
The DSI group doesn’t believe in unnecessarily burdening the students with disciplinary rules and thus there’s complete freedom. A good belief, but is sometimes used by students in the wrong way.
Perhaps the best part of the entire Dayanand Sagar Institutions (DSI) campus. A very colorful crowd with a healthy mix of girls and boys all blending around perfectly. Loads of North Indians somehow happen to land up here. There’s always an enthusiastic ambience around in the campus and ‘masti’ is at the top of everyone’s mind.
Altogether 4 or 5 canteens lay spread out around the campus. The NRI canteen is perhaps the biggest, most hygienic appearing and costliest one amongst all. But it serves great food. Besides that, there’s an Indian canteen which mostly serves South-Indian snacks and one or two Nescafe-like stalls. Food is generally not an issue nor is the variety of food.
You’ll find few places real close to the college but within 10-15 minute driving distance there’s every food, drinks & movie place you can think of. And with enough relaxation in attendance allowed, hanging out for big spans of time is what you won’t be able to escape while at Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE)
Every year an inter college festival is celebrated at Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE) sometime in April. Departmental festivals are also organized by students of each department thus making festivals an all-round-the-year affair.
Overall, about 70% of the students get placed, most of them in Infosys and HCL, two major recruiters here. Computers Science and Information Science sections record 100% placements with ECE, EEE & Telecom following suit. However, the core branches like Mechanical are left with around 40% placements. What distinguishes DSCE from other average Engineering Colleges is that a few core companies like Bosch, L&T and Mu Sigma also visit the campus offering salaries from Rs. 4.5L – 6L per year.
Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE),
Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI) Campus,
Shavige Malleshwara Hills, Kumaraswamy Layout,
Bangalore - 560 078
Tel : +91-80-26660789, 26662226, 26661104
If academics are the most important characteristic you’re looking for in a college, Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering is not for you. Yet it features amongst the top Engineering Colleges in Bangalore, so if ‘getting associated with a reputed institute while still enjoying your college life’ is what makes you feel great, head straight here.