Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering - Fr CRCE (Fr. Agnel College of Engineering), Bandra
Bandstand, mate. You have a breathtaking view of the sea from the classrooms and a cool breeze is constantly blowing. A 15 - 20 minute ride in a rickshaw should take you to Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (better known as Fr. Agnel College of Engineering) from Bandra railway station (W.Rly & Harbour Rly.) but that would be a bit expensive. BEST bus 211 starts from Bandra station and drops you right outside the college gate which happens to be the last stop. Having said that, the frequency is simply superb.
A school, a chapel and the college building are in the same premises of Fr. Agnel College of Engineering. The diploma and degree classes are in the same building. It houses lecture halls, laboratories of all departments, computer centres, a capacious library with more than 25,000 books and journals, dedicated internet centre for students, gymnasium, auditorium, canteen and other imperative amenities. Gymkhana has a deserted look because its not well maintained. The campus is Wifi Enabled and the students are provided with specialized barcoded ID cards to avail the required amenities. Excellent computational facility with 3 MBps internet connectivity. Hostel facilities are available, but only for boys.
BTech Fee: Rs. 85,000/year
MTech Fee: Rs. 92,240/year
Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering (Fr. Agnel’s) placement records have always been gratifying with more than 100% placement every year. All renowned companies come here. TCS, Infosys, Amdocs, L&T Infotech pick up maximum students with salaries ranging between Rs. 2.5 lacs p.a. to Rs. 4 lacs p.a. In recent years, placements have picked up even more, with some more dream companies coming in and offering better packages. Expect the trend to continue.
Professors are quite good at Fr. Agnel College of Engineering in the sense that they do teach and students can understand if they attend. So not a problem on that front. Some students find the teaching pretty okay in the Computer dept. while the Production dept. seems very strict.
Attendance at FrCRCE (well, that's what it is fondly called) is quite strict. A minimum requirement of 60% else sever action will be taken. It is not a place to be in if you want to bunk too much! Fr. Agnel is pretty famous for it's strict attendance and thus alot of students call it a JAIL. "The best thing a student of FrCRCE should do is not mess with the teachers during the four years", quotes a frustrated stud wearing a Metallica tshirt.
Crowd is dominated by students fit to become rocket-scientists at Fr. Agnel College of Engineering. Although it is a catholic college, surprisingly, there is no quota for it! And life during college is quite restricted, though people manage to enjoy anyway. Boys to girls ratio is decent. Crowd is very jovial towards festivals and other extra curricular activities. Being a popular and reputed college in the island city, you're bound to meet students from different backgrounds and localities. Northern, Western suburbs followed by townies and some from the central suburbs and Navi Mumbai are seen here. Location plays a vital role in such a diversified college.
It is quite congested, food is edible but not to suit the taste buds. Some students say that dabba is preferred while some are of the opinion that canteen food is improving over the years.
Bandstand Promenade, CCD, Barista, Mocha, Taj Land's End, Yoko's, Natural's, Elco and all that you want in life; after-all its "Bandra"! If you're tired of the Bandstand ambience then you always have Carter Road where there are ample joints from popular food brands. Oh, and the crowd is simply to die for! Last but not the least, Bandra Fort is perfect for those in relationship & in search for some privacy!
"Euphoria" is the cultural festival of Fr. Agnel College of Engineering held in even semesters and "Crescendo" is the technical fest held in odd semesters.
Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering.
Fr Agnel Ashram, Bandstand, Bandra(W),
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. 400 050.
Tel:91-22-26423841/842/004 ; Fax:91-22-6516831
Website : www.frcrce.ac.in
Fr. Agnel College of Engineering is overall a good and a renowned college but some avoid it due to lack of freedom. In short, if you love your independence TOO much, you're at the wrong place. It's as strict as a school. Keeping the strictness aside, the college is worth every penny for the four wonderful years. An ideal choice for the top scorers.