BEST DAYS OR MY COLLEGE LIFE
College management is good and supportive. They will always be helpful in time of need.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Fees at our times was 70000/- per annum which I feel was more for us looking the facilities we were provided but now the fess must be in lakhs. Payment mode accepted was Demand Draft, Cheque or RTGS. To secure the seat you need to at least pay 50% of the yearly fees. They will provide fee breakdown also in fee receipt.
There are many companies that visit our campus of which Accenture and Indiana are the two major recruiters. They take almost 50% of the students in campus interviews and recruit on good posts. They have a standard procedure for selection which comprises of an Test and after clearing the test you have to undergo personal interviews which are one on one. Few big companies have almost 2-3 rounds of personal interviews such as Morgan Stanley.
I had secured good marks in MH-CET which was must for getting into an college for technical education. Beforehand I had few criteria set for which course to pursue and from which city so it was bit easy to apply for colleges for my course. As Somaiya College is one of the best college in Mumbai there was no second thought when I had cleared the cut off list was sure I will take admission for the course and that way entered the college.
Yes I had opted for Polytechnic Hostel which had almost 14 rooms on each floor and each room having 3 students each. Also there are 6 common toilets on each floor. This is boys hostel where as 2 floors are reserved for girls which has an separate entry. Hostel has a mess faculty for which you need to pay additional amount as per you eat. Hostel fees was around 30000/- per annum. There is also another hostel in campus which is Management Hostel which has better facilities compared to Polytechnic Hostel. It has separate toilets and has only 2 people Living in one room.
I had a wonderful experience with seniors as they were helpful and gelling up with the upcoming batch that you never feel they are your seniors. Hostel life was more accompanying and fun filled as seniors were there for you whenever you are in need. It made the college stay and the more wonderful.
Faculty point of view college has a good staff and lecturers. Tentatively there used to be almost 7-8 lectures a day and weekly 42-48 lectures along with Labs / Practicals. Lecturers are highly qualified and have more than 5 years or a decade of experience either in teaching or industry and some of them hold an PHD degree too along with different course related certifications.
Gender Ratio in college is 60% male and 40% female. The labs were very good as had good facility of computers and software's and all were up to date. Also the competitions conducted of robotics or debates are having good response from students and 30-40 participants.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Course Curriculum was Semester Pattern as 1 year consisted of 2 semesters for which exams conducted every 6 months. The curriculum was fair enough for you to gain knowledge about the field but lacked up practical knowledge. Also the course does not consist or focuses on more of the particular course and was mixed with knowledge of all stream together which is actually not required if you decide to work in your field. But the curriculum was enough for you to get placed on campus as they focused on Industrial visits to gain knowledge about the industry.
Events celebrated are many across the campus as the campus itself has 5-6 college in 59 acres of land. Engineering has Technical Fest named Abhiyantriki and Cultural Fest as Symphony which are in months of July August & February. These fests are well known across Mumbai City and there are almost 500-1000 participants in different activities. Apart from these even Navratri is celebrated on big scale in the campus.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
College did offer scholarships to Gujarati Students as it is an minority college for Gujaraties. Also there is an EBC Scholarship offered from Govt which the college has faculty to be availed of. Eligibility is set for EBC by Government and for Gujarati quota set by college. The Sum of amount would vary from 10000-30000/-