St. Francis Institute of Technology (SFIT), Borivali


Location:

St. Francis Institute of Technology (SFIT) is a 10 minute rickshaw ride from Borivali station (Western Railway) and a couple of steps  from the famous Bhagwati hospital. Lots of BEST buses (203, 204, 206, 207, 210, 707) from Borivali station drop you right outside the college gate. Buses are the ideal mode of transpotation to this college. Accesibility to SFIT is never an issue.

 

Infrastructure:

St. Francis Institute of Technology (SFIT) has a school-type infrastructure. The campus is huge and well maintained but not eye appealing. It is very clean just like any other Catholic institutes. A gymkhana which comprises Table Tennis , carrom and chess. Facilities for outdoor games like volleyball, basketball, football and badminton are available to the students. Very often you'll see the volleyball court turns into a gully cricket ground.  The classrooms are good, but again the same school type benches, blackboards, and windows to look out from (during the lecture). Okay washrooms, very good elevators and peaceful campus completes the infrastructure. Currently it is undergoing renovation and up gradation of laboratories.

 

Fees:

Rs. 69,910/ year

 

Faculty:

The senior and the experienced lot of the staff at SFIT excel in teaching. The students depend on their teaching. But they are few in numbers. On the other hand the newly recruited staff is not so good. Students often say that many of them have no knowledge of the subject. They have towering attitude problems and are always looking to find an opportunity to torture students. They want the students to be disciplined but are not even close to it themselves. Overall only a handful of students find the teaching staff pretty good. Computer and IT dept. are good while the EXTC dept needs improvement.

 

Attendance:

Attendance at St. Francis is extremely strict. 90% attendance is recommended. However, the minimum must be 75%. Failing which students might face punishments or parents may be called. Few students have also faced detainment.

 

Crowd:

SFIT has a very enthusiastic crowd. A mixture of all types of students are found, loads of catholics though (50% quota). The other major crowd is the Guajaratis staying nearby the college. Being located in northern suburb of Mumbai, students from the Central, Harbour and Navi Mumbai localities tend to avoid this college. College festival is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. You're bound to meet a lot of extroverts in this college. Friends, once made, become like a small family.

 

Canteen:

St. Francis Institute of Technology has one of the worst canteens. Students openly neglect this place. The food here is bad, taste is horrible. The canteen is extremely overpriced and the quantity served is also very less. The canteen is dimly lit with less space. It has limited options in vegetarian. It is advised to carry your own dabba else rely on the multiple options outside the college.

 

Hangouts:

Fizzy with Tibbs franky, Aashirwad (more famous as a smoking joint) are some of the favourite places next to the college. IC Colony itself is a big hangout place. CCD, Birdys, Banjara, Laziz Restaurant and at a stones throw distance is the famous pizza centre - Dominos. There is also this newly opened chocolate house which is becoming the favorite among the students. Students normally go to Malad to watch movies as there is no theatre nearby the college.

 

Festivals:

St. Francis Institute of Technology (SFIT) has a week long festival comprising Mosaic (Technical Festival), Iris (Cultural Fest), Synergy (Annual Day) which were earlier held at separate times in year. The sports fest is also clubbed with the cultural fest. Good organization, good turnout and a decent bunch of activities. The only good days of the college life out here.

 

Placements:

Companies like Accenture, Wipro, TCS, MAQ, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Igate, Indusvalley etc. visit SFIT. The college has an above average placement record with about 80% of the batch getting placed. And the average salary being Rs 3,00,00 per annum.

 

Contact Address:

St. Francis Institute of Technology (SFIT)
Mount Poinsur, S.V.P. Road,
Borivli (West), Mumbai 400 103.
Ph. No. 022-28928585/ 28908585
Fax. 022-28954787
Website: www.sfitengg.org

 

Verdict:

From academic point of view St. Francis Institute of Technology (SFIT) is good but life gets restricted when it comes to enjoyment. Friendly crowd is an advantage but faculty and excessive strictness is an equally huge turn off. A good bet for an average CET scorer on the western suburb.

Comments   

+16 #64 SFIT_ABC 2014-01-27 10:25
It is a college in which the director keeps begging for money every time.
During the management admissions he begs for funds to raise a medical college.
Then in the course of the year forces the students to buy tickets for "SYNERGY" (a flop fund raiser) to build up a college for architecture and mechatronics.
And finally ends up extending his own new office with latest facilities, while even the ground floor of the new college has not come up.
The teaching staff is very poor in knowledge and have a lot of attitude. Although there are a few excellent professors that can just be counted on fingers.
The environment of the college is good and has a good crowd. but you should only join this college if you want to finally end up self studying your entire portion.
+14 #63 FE student 2013-11-29 03:50
Never go to this college!
+10 #62 mihir20 2013-10-17 12:13
it is the worst college ever... I was in this college luckily got in Dj Sanghvi in next round... the profs at SFIT don't know the subject and are very stupid
+21 #61 androidboy999 2013-10-11 17:01
FE Sem 1 student..
No one has yet spoken a word about the PERVERT INSTRUCTORS AT WORKSHOP...
Chem & maths faculty is good in all the fields..
BEE faculty has a poor subj knowledge.. needs to copy things from books all the time....
Mech prof. is kind & probably the most approachable..a lthough his teaching is something that I didn't understand..
Phy prof is hopeless...not even audible..
+3 #60 Tiger Woods 2013-07-09 08:58
It's been 1 year since I have passed out. I am missing college now. Not the faculty or management but my friends. To those in college, study a bit but enjoy too.
And make sure you go for one I.V. at least.
Cheers !
-12 #59 Jatin Desai 2013-06-26 10:42
All staff members are very humble and always very respectfully answering me over phone and personally as well. Very efficient too. In Short, staff members are very very good natured.
+20 #58 EXTC pass-out 2013-06-07 06:15
@SE EXTC STUDENT

You are still an immature, ill-informed or otherwise naive kid unaware of the true facets of the faculty. Give it some time, you'll soon be introduced to the worst of the lot amongst the EXTC faculty. Then when you find your rear side soar from the penetration you receive and your frustration at a peak, remember what your seniors posted here. We have been there and we have managed to escape with our virginity intact, or well at least most of it. Get off your complan and grow up for God's sake!
-4 #57 SE EXTC STUDENT 2013-05-29 16:28
I am not a faculty. Why on earth will a prof come here? They get amazing salaries. Good enough not to bother about the students. Even if he does he won't be interested in posting a comment here. Well I understand the feelings everyone is having over here maybe I'm just in SE and I got a lot more to see. About "actual Position" I just want to say when I was in 3rd sem I got very less term work marks so I worked upon it and did well in my 4th sem. The term work marks are directly proportional to what you score in classtest. Teachers give you the question bank. Most ask the same questions that have been repeated in just last year's papers. I scored well in this times termwork so I felt that college is doing justice to my hardwork. Maybe you guys are right. What happens in other colleges is different. I have friends in Thakur they are not bothered about class test nor about the attendance & are enjoying their college life and still being able to score amazing marks (infact more than me) because that much tough evaluation no one does. That gives a bad feeling as to why a less deserving student in a lower cut-off college getting more internal marks than me. That's why I also said don't take this college and go somewhere else. You got this college on your merit but your merit won't give you a good college life if you choose to come here. I worked hard I got my termwork corrected. There are students who work hard, very hard but their hard work is not paid and they don't score well in classtests. So their termwork reduces... in fact suffers but well that does not mean that the student has no potential. And should get termwork like 13 and 14 that's like very bad. Also about the profs I tell you every subject has two or three profs.. You may get the one who teaches the worse. And has no knowledge abt the subject. Go approach others you will be shocked to see the response.. We often hesitate to meet other profs who don't teach us.
Maybe there are more tough and horrible faculties I still have to face. But till the SE level I feel the college is going normal. I won't say great.. I'm just justifying what all I have said. As I'm saying there is a lot more to see. You all have passed out so you are giving the comments you feel from your heart I'm still studying and hope few things from college. If you loose hope on the college you will have a very VERY tough time. Imagine me. I'm among you ppl. This is for those ppl who are still studing in SFIT I'm saying don't give up hope if you have positive thinking we will do it. You will pass with good marks just work hard. Don't compare this college with other colleges once you're inside it cause you will have a tough time and will be disappointed always.
+6 #56 MrWarlock616 2013-05-27 13:49
@EXTC pass-out LOL! Very true. Let's see what the damn professor has to say about that. XD
+5 #55 TruthaboutEXTC 2013-05-27 12:45
@SE extc student:
As you mention, the topper who got rank 3 is one in 70. You cannot judge by just one person. The statistics I am referring to speak of the whole lot of 70 students. I have already said, showing 'actual position' and all may be right morally and ethically, but it is damaging to the future prospects of your students. Think of it this way, 2 candidates one from SFIT and other from Atharva are applying to a certain university for MS. Now the guy from atharva has 21 in termwork in all subjects while the guy from SFIT would have less than that. Now this university isn't aware of this. How would they even know? So what they see is that both are from the same Mumbai university, and a guy from Atharva has better percentage. So the chances of his selection are better. This goes against the interests of your own students. If you think from a student's point of view, maybe you would realise how it feels when a less deserving person goes ahead of you.
A topper is just one and one person cannot speak for the whole college. If you were a topper yourself, maybe you would be a professor at IIT not SFIT. Your salary comes from the pocket of every student. You cannot ignore what the rest of the students say. It doesn't mean that anyone who is not a topper shouldn't be taken seriously.
All in all, SFIT is a closed chapter for me now. I see no better reason to be happy than the fact that I don't have to see your faces. I have no further time to spend commenting on this. In the end, this is not a fight of you v/s me, I have nothing personal against you. However from the statistics I have quoted it is evident that your students are falling behind. It is upto you to think of either changing the harsh reality or see SFIT fall from its repute.

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