Money was the answer to every issue in the college, Whether, it was increasing your internal marks in the disguise of a fourth internal or compensating for low attendance, everything could be sorted out with money. This resulted in the students to focus less on the studies as they knew at the end it would all be the same if they can pay a couple of bucks. The college should stop turning education into business to increase their own profits. Whenever I remember the old days, the bachmates gave me good memories, the college never did.
ENTRANCE PREVIEWAppeared for COMEDK entrance examination in the year 2009. Scored 59 marks and got a rank of 18109. Didn't have much idea about colleges in Bangalore. I wanted to opt for Computer Science Engineering. Was advised by a friend to select this college as, according to him, this was the best option available.based on my rank and course choice.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
As per the facilities provided in the college, the fees is too expensive. The college charged us annually INR 1,25,000 for tuition fees, INR 1500 for internet, INR 11,000 for sports, library and laboratory and INR 1,000 for placement training. The college charged us for WiFi and Smart access cards separately which were not provided to us anytime during our college. The class rooms didn't even had a fan. Apart from the hot summers, this wasn't a problem though, considering the weather conditions at Bangalore.The class rooms still rely on traditional blackboard level education and were not smart-class enabled. If a topic was to be covered using presentations, we had to set up a white screen and get a projector from the laboratory to get the topic covered. Making those arrangements killed most of the time. Laboratories were OK. Library had too less the number of books than required.
The placement and training cell of the college was very pathetic! Computer Science and other related branches were a bit lucky as they got a chance to appear for at least one company of the related stream - Infosys and one in a pool campus in a different college - Microsoft. The other streams didn't get a single company of their related stream. The college used to bring tech support and consultancies for placements - jobs that are available in bulk on various job portals. Those are the jobs an engineering student will never expect in on-campus placements. Students were forced to attend those placement sessions. Further, the placement cell charged Rs. 3000 for every appointment letter a student got via on-campus placements, regardless of the company and the nature of job.
Hostel facilities were too bad of the college. The college didn't have any girls hostel until very late. The hostel too lacks the basic security necessities as required in a girls hostel. One hostel room was of the size of one cell of 8 berths in a sleeper class of a coach in Indian Railways, which was shared by 2 people. The hostel rooms didn't have any attached toilet or bathrooms. Every floor of the boys hostel had 15 rooms with 4 toilets and bathrooms on each floor. This causes too much waiting queue early morning when the entire hostel inmates are getting ready for college. There were no separate facilities for laundry. Mess food in the hostel was horrible for north Indians. The college didn't have a north Indian cook to adhere to the basic needs of the north indian students who were paying thrice the fees compared to a local student. As a result, many students move out of the hostel after the first year. Some students even have to spend on food outside where north Indian cuisines were available despite paying the price for the same to the hostel for the entire year.
Regardless of the caste, creed, hometown, culture, diversity, there was a strong alumni network. Even after 4 years of being passed out from college, yet the batch mates, who are currently working in different parts of the country, are still connected via different means. Similarly, there has not been a single year when even the college faculties have not wished me on my birthday or any other achievements in my life.The same applies to our seniors. Those students, who could secure a job through on-campus placements, received extensive support from the seniors. Through company referrals and networks, they ensured that most of the remaining can secure a job for themselves. Even throughout the course, the seniors played an active role in mentoring us by focusing on the do'd and don'ts. Seniors were compassionate enough not to conduct any ragging, rather, made it a fun-filled event which brings a smile on our face rather than scaring us whenever we remember those moments.
Faculty was moderately good. Teaching was mostly done from the examination point of view and not much to improve the skill of the student. Had a bit of difficulty with the English accent of some of the teachers. However, there were a couple of teachers who were really good with the subjects, were helpful and truly respected by most of the students.
Despite the lacking on the college part, life in the college was good.Every birthday were celebrated. Even students who didn't stay in the college could join as there were no restrictions on the college part, at least not followed. Gender ratio was approx. 2 girls to 3 boys. The teacher to student ratio was 1:45. As previously mentioned, the extracurricular activities were conducted on a grand scale. Apart from a couple of south Indians, most of them accept north Indians with open arms. The better part is there are no political involvement in education in those colleges. There are no student unions. Both the human genders are looked upon with the same equality. Same goes with economically backward students. Whichever department conducted any workshop to improve soft skills, students of all departments are asked to invite. There was always a feel of unity among all the branches.
The schedule was too exam-oriented as well. Each semester had 3 internal examinations, out of which the average of the best 2 were chosen, followed by the university examinations. On an average, after every 3 weeks, an exam session got conducted in the college. This results in very less time for a student to focus on the skill sets and forces to think only from the examination view point.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
The course curriculum was well-oriented. Right from the third year, there were a number of choices for elective subjects which every candidate could choose on their own. However, in this college, the management used to decide which elective subject to teach in each semester. If any student wanted to opt for a different elective subject, they were allowed to do so, on the condition that they have to study the subject themselves as the college lacks faculty to teach the subject.
College does not provide any internship. If a student wants to pursue internship, he/she might approach any company and if selected, the student may pursue the engineering. However, the college rules were against pursuing any internships. A student pursuing a 3 months internship (standard course) would be granted just a 5 percent attendance consideration. Therefore, it is quite obvious that the attendance of the student will definitely be below the cutoff and the student will be forced to pay excess fine for the same or risk losing a semester.
The college had a number of events. if it's not the time for exams in the college, then it's definitely an event time. Apart from the college's "Annual Day" celebration, each department conducts it's own department fests. The college sponsors only the annual day celebrations, with negligible contributions for the department fests. The students had to find sponsors for those events. However, the students always managed to conduct those events on a grand scale. Those events always had a blend of technical events, sports, cultural and western events etc.The college even charges the students for their own graduation/farewell ceremony. If a student wants to join the annual alumni meeting, the student has to pay the college for the same.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
The college doesn't have any exclusive scholarship or loan offers available. Using the fees structure of the college along with other necessary documents, a student can opt for education loan as per the normal banking procedures. Scholarships are available to poor students of Karnataka domicile as per the norms specified by the Karnataka state government from time to time.