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Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon, Haryana
Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon, Haryana
Address:Plot no. 76 P, Part III, Sector-5
Campus: Farrukh Nagar
Gurgaon (District Gurgaon)
Haryana, IndiaPin Code : 123506
Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana is a recognised institute / college. Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana was established on / in 1998or 1999.
Principal of Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana is earlier Sh.R.K. Singhal, now Prof (Dr.) B.M.K.Prasad (Feb 2012).
Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana is situated in Gurgaon of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Gurgaon comes under Gurgaon Tehsil, Gurgaon District.
Fax # of Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana is 0124-5087145, 2275328.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana are 09910380104, 09910380122.
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Website of Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana is www.gurgaon.dronacharya.info, www.dronacharya.info.
Contact Details of Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana are : Phone : 0124-2375502,503,504, 2253144, 2251274, 2251602, 4087145, 2275327
Campus Contact Details:
#0124-2375501,02,03,04, 4086265 (Gurgaon Campus)
Fax No.- 0124-2275328
Corporate Office Address:
Gurgaon, Haryana. Pin Code-122001
#0124-2253144,2251274,2251601 (Corporate Office)
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CoursesElect. & Commn.Engg. 120
Computer Sci.Engg. 120
Mechanical Engg. 120
Information Tech. 120
Bio-Medical Engg. 60
B.Tech. (Civil Engg) 60
B.Tech. Electronics and Computer Engg 60
Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE), Gurgaon Haryana runs course(s) in Biotechnology, Engineering, Information Technology stream(s).
Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE) is affiliated with Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana)
Profile of Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE)Dronacharya College of Engineering was established in 1998. The college has accepted education as a highway to achieve its long cherished goals. It is one of the best technical institutions in the state of Haryana. The College has steadily grown marching on the path of progress from an initial intake of 120 students in 1998-99 session to 420 in 2008-09 session. The primary aim of the College is Quality Education. The management, on a regular basis, consults with the students, employees and the community on their views of the college in order to continuously improve the quality and relevance of what is being offered. The college is approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. The college is accredited by National Board of Accreditation(NBA) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC). This is an ISO 9001:2000 Certified institution.
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NAAC report of Dronacharya College of Engineering (DCE)SECTION - I: INTRODUCTION
The Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon, Haryana was established in the year 1998 as self-financing private college affiliated to Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. It is approved by AICTE. The college functions under the aegis of the Smt. Anguri Devi Charitable Trust and is one of the four institutes managed by the Trust. The college is located in a semi-urban setting with a sprawling campus of 25.6 acres that is full of greeneries and is within the National Capital Zone. Being close to the national capital and also adjacent to industrial as well as agricultural areas it has many locational advantages.
The goal of the college is to provide high quality technical education in engineering for employability as world-class technocrats and entrepreneurs. The specific objectives of the college are precisely defined in its mission statement. The college is an undergraduate teaching institution and has four departments. The college has 82 permanent teachers and 4 part-time teachers, the total strength being 86 teachers. This includes 8 Ph.D., 3 M.Phil., 18 M.Tech., 4 M.B.A. and 49 B.E. degree holders among the permanent teachers, and 1 Ph.D., 2 M.Tech., 1 B.E. among part-time teachers. Non-teaching staff numbers 113 that includes 22 administrative and 48 technical staff.
The student strength, all in B.E., is 330 including 106 from other states. Drop out rate is low and success rate is high at 97%. The unit cost of education of the college is Rs.0.45 lacs. The temporal plan of the college is semester based.
Support services available include a Central Library with 14701 books and a good number of journals. The college has a Computer Center and 328 computers in the college. Other support services include workshop, health center, canteen, sports facilities, Hostels, Guest House, Girls Common Room, Grievance Redress Cell, Auditorium, Open Air Theater, Internet facility and teaching aids. The college has 8 buses to pick and drop day scholars, teaching and non-teaching staff.
The college volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore and submitted the Self Study Report. NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Prof.Devdas Kakati, former Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University as Chairman, Prof.L.K.Maheswari, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and Prof. H.S.Shan, Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - 247 667 as members and Dr. K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant of NAAC as the Coordinating Officer from NAAC. The Peer Team visited the college on 27th and 28th to validate the data provided in the Self Study Report. The Peer Team has gone through the relevant documents, visited all the Departments, Library, Laboratories, Workshop, Computer Centre and Support Services, and interacted with the Principal, teachers, students, non-teaching staff, parents and alumni. Based on the above exercise and keeping in view of the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer Team has drafted the report in the following paragraphs.
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon is approved by A.I.C.T.E. in June 1998, was started to meet the increasing demand for competent engineers and technocrats for executing projects in both private and public sector. The college goals are clearly stated with emphasis on imparting quality education for employability as excellent technocrats and entrepreneurs. The objectives are defined in specific terms as: to be top ranked engineering college in the state, secure 10% ranks in the University every semester, secure 100% result in University exams, arrange 100% placement, and enhance resources to achieve these objectives.
The College offers B.E. degree in four disciplines : Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology and Electronics and communication.
One of this member of Management Trust in collaboration with Registrar looks after the quality aspects of this institution. Some attempts on the part of the management are visible for continuous improvement in the learning environment. There is an enhancement in the facilities and encouragement is given to the students so that they can achieve better results.
The design of the academic programme and revision of the curriculum is the responsibility of the MD University, and the College has not much role to play. The College has no representative in the academic bodies of the University. Nevertheless they communicate their view to various authorities regarding the review of Syllabus. The curriculum of some programmes need urgent updating to include latest developments and removal of obsolete topics. The curriculum pertaining to laboratory classes are of particular attention.
CRITERION II: TEACHING - LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Nearly seventy five percent of seats are filled on the basis of merit of students in CET, and the remaining seats are filled by the management. The students admitted through so called management quota are, in general, weak in studies. The differences among learners are individual. Taken care of by the College by conducting extra classes for the weaker students after the normal college hours. Identification of weaker students in a class is made from the mid-term evaluation of the students. Generally two class tests are held in each subject. The result of the College is very good. Of the 2000-04 batch, 11 students secured University ranks and 184 students got first class amongst the 261 who passed out of 268 appearing in the final. For class room teaching the use of OHP is a regular features and occasionally uses a LCD and multimedia facilities.
The College has well laid out procedure for recruitment of qualified faculty and nearly 60% of them hold Bachelor's degree in engg/technology. The evaluation of teaching is carried out by means of students feedback. Feedback is also taken from students at the time of their passing out of the College. Attempt is made to compile the feedback and draw inferences from the data.
Two faculty members have been given study leave to improve their academic qualifications. The College may have scheme for sponsoring teachers for the higher degree programmes in institutions of higher learning like IITs, NITS and Universities.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The College is presently offering undergraduates programmes and the main emphasis is on teaching. The faculty members are not actively involved in research and consultancy activities. Eight teachers are Ph.D. holders and 3 have M.Phil. A few teachers have registered for Ph.D. as part time research scholars in different Institutions. Final year students are assigned project work as part-fulfillment of their course.
The faculty members may be encouraged to take up research, to publish papers in research journals and to attend national and international conferences to enable them to taken abreast with latest development in the field of teaching. The College support extension activities in area like social work, health and hygiene adult education and literacy environment. The N.S.S. undertakes community development works in the neighboring villages.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College has 32 class rooms and also an auditorium of 250 seats capacity. Each Class Room has been provided an OHP mounted in a rack for easy use by instructors. A room is also available with LCD projection facility. Each department has well laid out laboratory space for various laboratories. The Campus is very neat and clean.
The College has a backup 250 KVA + 62.5 KVA generator facility which is used for the various laboratories and the class rooms. In-house maintenance facility exists in the College.
The computing facilities are provided to the students by their own departments as well as by the CSE/IT department. There is a scope to increase the time for which the facilities are made available both to faculty and students. Internet facilities are available in the college and also in the boys hostel in the campus. The CAD Centre is equipped with PRO/E and AUTOCAD software packages. There is a proposal to provide MATLAB and SPICE software to students. It would be desirable to effectively use all the software packages and computer systems as the rate of obsolescence is very high in these area. Although the number of computer are adequate, some of the computer are old and need up-gradation/replacement. Budget should provide for replacement of the old computers on a policy basis every year.
The library has been shifted to the new premises and software developed by NIC (E-granthalya) is being used for library operations. It would be desirable to Bar-Code the books and also the students ID cards so that with the help of a scanner the books can be issued to the users and there will not be any manual entry required. The number of books titles need to be increased. There is a need to increase the number of research periodicals in the library. The provision of E-journals may also be beneficial to students and faculty members.
The boys hostel in the campus has recreation room where 2 TT tables, a billiard table and other indoor games facilities are provided. The hostel has mess facilities which is run on a contract basis. There is a canteen in the College premises which provides snacks and lunch to students. There is an open air theatre in the college and many cultural events are organized in the college. Students organize cultural festival in which students of nearby colleges also participate. It may be a good idea to start of TECH-FEST displaying academic projects of students. It may being out the creativity amongst students.
The college workshop has basic facilities, including a CNC lathe machine. Many jobs can be fabricated by students in the workshop.
There are college buses which bring students from nearby places to College Campus. A doctor attends to the medical needs of the students for one hour an working days.
CRITERION V: STUDENTS SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The College has a Training and Placement cell. The training cell helps the students in fixing summer training in industries. There is a scope to make the training cell more effective in organizing students summer training. The industries need to be contacted in advance and enough seats to be obtained so that the college places the students for summer training. On-site faculty supervision of summer trainees also needs further strengthening which will not only benefit the students but also the faculty members in becoming familiar with the current industrial practices.
For placement, the college is making efforts. The industries should be regularly approached giving them the eligible students' academic profile, project details, etc. so that the industries find the College attractive to come for Campus Placement.
Many students take GATE Examination. Arrangement for special lessons for GATE, GRE, TOEFL examination may be explored. Similarly for the students opting for MBA, CAT examinations training may be provided.
Employment Cell should make the students aware of entrepreneurship opportunities. This is the need of the hour. An elective course on 'Entrepreneurship' may be introduced for students of all disciplines.
CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT
The college has obtained the ISO 2001 certification for quality and all concerned deserve congratulations for this achievement. However, quality improvement is a continuous phenomenon. In all spheres of organization, consciousness about quality has to be created. For example, there is an intense effort by the departments to collect students feedback on teaching. Perhaps by online computerization of feed back forms and assignment of a performance index to a particular teacher, the data can be neatly sorted, analyzed and presented.
Faculty of the college may be involved in various administrative support tasks which can be categorized as below in a broad manner.
(a) Instruction - All teaching and evaluation related activities Time Table planning etc.
(b) Research & Extension - All research and other students projects, community outreach programmes and services
(c) Educational Development - Up-gradation of curriculum; development of new courses; organization of programmes for industries. Laboratory development, etc.
(d) Students Welfare - Admissions, Placement, Training etc.
(e) Educational Hardware - Procurement of educational hardware, S & M of instruments etc.
The above is only an indicative list. The College Organization and Management may become more effective by reorganizing on the above pattern. In addition to the above, there is a need to have a 'Computerized Data Service' for the entire College.
CRITERION - VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
In the context of the working of this college, the Peer Team noticed the following healthy practices:
The team is impressed by the dedication and overall understanding of the teachers of the evolving needs of the students.
Computerization of Administration activities (Admission and Accounts) and library is in place.
The college conducts professional development programs for Non-Teaching technical staff in ISO awareness, Preventive Maintenance and Workshops. This can be made more effective.
Loan facilities for employees are available in the college.
The Principal monitors the output of the non-teaching staff.
The College has conducted faculty development programs in personality development, faculty interaction, development of teaching skills, and departmental presentation during last two years benefiting 9 to 11 persons in each program.
Within the limitations of the existing system, the college has brought improvements in teaching by implementing steps, such as establishing student technical committees who are responsible for updating students knowledge on emerging trends in technical education and industry.
Courses are unitized, teaching plans are made and progress monitored by the Principal and the HODs.
The Principal and the faculty members do counseling of the students.
Interpersonal relationships and teamwork among all sections are commendable.
A student representative participates in the meetings of the Governing Body, and Departmental Committees.
The students are encouraged to participate in extension activities and do developmental work for the local community.
The college has Internet facilities available 24 hours and also has its website.
Good use of the existing infrastructure is made.
Software packages are developed for improvement of teaching methodology by the Computer Center as a continuous process.
It is commendable that the Institute is diversity tolerant in its faculty recruitment process; 40% of the faculties have been recruited from all over country outside Delhi - Haryana region.
SECTION - III: OVERALL ANALYSIS
After going through the Self-Study Report and visiting the academic and physical facilities, the Peer Team is impressed by the level of growth and development of the college in imparting quality education to the students consistent with the goal set for the college.
The Peer Team observes that the college has many commendable features. Some suggestions are given for improvement in the areas where necessary.
The overall picture that emerges is as follows:
The college is located within the national capital zone.
The college is a completely self-financed Institute run by a charitable trust. Academic programs are as designed by the affiliating University.
The college endeavours to achieve its basic goals by concentrating on undergraduate engineering education with a single degree program in a few selected disciplines only. This has led to better results of the students. The difference made to a student between entry and exit is significant.
Admission is through academic records and entrance test.
The programs have limited flexibility in terms of elective options.
The number of faculty members in regular positions is adequate.
Faculty performance is assessed by a combination of teachers' self-appraisal, HODs' appraisal, analysis of students' exam results, and student feedback.
The college supports extension activities and community development work for the rural community of the nearby villages and has a part-time designated person for this.
Infrastructure facilities are reasonably adequate, and property used.
College uses computers widely and has Internet facilities available 24 hors.
Development of software packages by the computer center to improve methodologies is commendable.
Student support facilities available include-Sports and Recreational facilities, canteen, separate boys' and girls' hostels, Common Room for day scholars, and bus service. College magazine, Cultural programsâ€¦
Several healthy practices are noted.
Cordial atmosphere among all sections of the college exists.
While the Peer Team appreciates the overall mission of the Institution, keeping in view the spirit of dedication and aspirations of the college, the Team likes to suggest the following to the college to consider:
Keeping in view the focus of the college on quality, the college may establish a formal internal quality assurance cell.
There is need to offer more elective courses so that students can chose subjects of their choice.
The college may introduce some more course options by opening some new departments relevant to the background of the region.
The college may try to participate more in University academic committees and at least have a regular representative in the curriculum design and review committee.
Installation of INFLIBNET in library may be taken up.
The library may be further strengthened with more books.
The library should subscribe to journals pertaining to Engineering branch.
More of innovative teaching-learning methods as well as more interactive teaching may be introduced.
Innovative schemes for increasing learning capacity and communicative skill may be considered. The college may make appropriate skill development programs a regular feature.
Students may be exposed to industries and business houses through visits and lectures by industry and business experts.
Internship programs and summer placements for work experience should be considered.
Within the rules and framework of the University, the college may consider implementation of the following improvements:
Introduction of more innovation in teaching,
Introduction of more faculty development programs,
Inter-Institutional faculty exchange program,
Student exchange program with other institutions.
Sponsoring faculty members to attend National/International conferences and short-term courses.
The college may strengthen its counseling work further by setting up a well-equipped career Guidance and Counseling cell. A computer based information service for students may be considered. A Placement Officer may be designated.
The college may consider promotion of research and starting of postgraduate classes.
Research and publication of research papers by teachers may be encouraged.
The college and individual teachers may build up external linkages with other research laboratories/centers within the country and abroad.
The college may organize academic events like seminars, workshops and refresher course.
The training and placement activities need to be improved.
The girls hostel is outside the Campus and there is need to get it shifted within the College Campus
Initiatives may be taken to negotiate with UGC and other funding agencies and exploration of possibilities of joint ventures for self-sustaining new courses may be taken up. Project proposals may be supported with feasibility reports.
Alumni Association and Parent-Teacher Association which play an important role in the all round improvement of the college may be taken up. Alumni Association may have its own website and newsletter.
Regular lectures may be organized on morals and ethics to orient young generations to value system.
The Peer Team sincerely acknowledges the co-operation received from the Principal, the Coordinator and the members of the steering committee, the staff and the students during its visit to the College.
Dr. Devdas Kakati
Dr. L.K. Maheswari
Prof. H.S. Shan
Dr. Brij Mohan Kr. Prasad,
Dronacharya College of
Date 28th June, 2005
About the CollegeDronacharya College of Engineering was established in the year 1998, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Satish Yadav. The college has been approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Govt of India and Govt. of Haryana. The college is affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak.
The college offers a 4 years Bachelor of Engineering (BE) course in five streams- Computer Science & Engineering; Electronics & Communication Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Information Technology And Bio-Medical Engineering.
The admissions to the College in Bachelor courses are made through AIEEE, which has been conducted by CBSE, New Delhi from the session 2006-07 and onwards. Diploma holders can also be admitted in IIIrd semester directly, if the person qualifies in Lateral Entry Examination Test (LEET) conducted by Haryana State.
Dronacharya College Of Engineering
Ph: 0124-2375502, 2375503, 2375504
Plot no. 76 P, Part - III,
Sector - 5, Gurgaon 122001
Ph: 0124 - 2253144, 2251602, 4087145, 4086265
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