Muffakham Jah college of engineering & Technology (MJCET), committed to quality education, was established in the year 1980 by Sultan-Ul-Uloom Education Society (SUES) which is formed by a group of visionaries & intellectuals from various walks of life. It was their dream to contribute a pool of talented engineers and technologists to the national pool so that they could contribute towards the development and progress of the nation.
The college is approved by AICTE and affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. It has been accredited by NAAC in the year 2020. NBA accreditation was obtained in the year 2002 and the application for reaccreditation is pending with the National Board of Accreditation. Over the years MJCET has emerged as a premier institution that believes in the mantra of providing Quality Education.
Offering four year BE courses in 8 branches of engineering with an intake of 780 and two year ME Courses in five specialization with an intake of 102, the institute has carved a niche in the Engineering Education and presents diverse options of a rewarding career to the aspiring engineering graduates.
Establishment of Research Centres in five Departments is an indication of the institutional commitment towards furtherance of knowledge through research. Research Scholars allotted by the Osmania University pursue their Ph. D. research in these research centres.
To shape the aspiring graduates to well-rounded engineers the institute maintains stringent academic standards, adopts innovative teaching methodologies, encourages co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and creates a platform to expose the learners to a variety of challenges related to academic, societal, cultural and industry-related issues. There are various Students’ Chapters and Clubs in the college that not only create an environment to transform the graduates to multi-skilled and multi-tasking individuals but also help them bloom to future leaders.
“To be a part of the universal human quest for development and progress by contributing high calibre, ethical and socially responsible engineers who meet the global challenge of building a modern society in harmony with nature.”.
Prof. Basheer Ahmed holds BE degree in Mechanical Engineering, Masters in Robotics and Automation and Doctorate in Flexible Manufacturing Systems. He joined BHEL in 1972 as an engineer and serving in various administrative capacities retired as General Manager and In charge of Technology Development Laboratory in 2007. During his service of more than three decades at BHEL he acquired many distinguished honours such as “The BHEL Excellence Award”, “Achievement Award-Industry” at First International and 22nd AIMTDR Conference held at IIT Roorkee for his contributions in the field of automation and manufacturing. He also served as a member of DST – PAC Committee on Robotics and Automation for a period of three years. He has 03 Indian Patents granted and 50 National and International publications to his credit.
After superannuation from BHEL, he joined MJCET as Principal in 2007. During his tenure as principal from 2007 to 2012, leveraging his industrial acumen, he brought many academic reforms in the MJCET. He played a key role in faculty qualification improvement by introducing Study Leave to pursue M.E./M.Tech and Ph.D. With this initiative, now MJCET has 61 doctorates and all faculty members are with master’s degree and 77 members are pursuing their PhD. Later he took charge as Advisor cum Director in the year 2013. Under his able leadership as head of the institute, MJCET got 5 research centres approved by Osmania University, in which 68 PhD scholars are pursuing their doctorate. He was instrumental in creating a research and development ecosystem at MJCET by establishing R & D Cell and getting 10% of Annual Budget allocation by SUES to spend as R & D grants for projects. Two of the successfully completed R & D projects have been granted Indian Patent by Government of India and another four projects are in pipeline for the grant. Under his seasoned administrative leadership, MJCET has developed various state of the art laboratories and other infrastructure facilities. In order to bridge the gap between Industry and Academia, he emphasized on signing MoUs with Industry and providing training to improve employability of students which resulted in excellent placements and internships in various MNCs. Under his tutelage, MJCET has grown leaps and bounds in academics and research orientation, and has attracted greater visibility in the state and national landscape.
The teaching fraternity of MJCET is best known for their intellectual virtue in their respective fields, stimulating teaching techniques, dynamic enthusiasm, sound character, flexibility and their grounded ethical confidence. The strength of MJCET is indeed a reflection of their skills, innovation and passion.
In their intellectual pursuit, the self-motivated faculty of MJCET not only take responsibility of shaping future engineers but are also very conscious about their own professional development. Thus, they exhibit deep involvement in cutting-edge research and keep themselves abreast with new developments in the realm of science and technology.
The greatness of a professional institution does not lie only in generating greater numbers in terms of university ranks or students’ placements, but also depends on its research culture that aims at impacting the society by large with its research innovations. The successful patented projects such as ‘Solar Powered Spinning Wheel’ or ‘Personal Safety System to Protect Individual from Attackers’ indeed prove this very objective of materializing a novel idea to touch the lives of common people in the society. In addition, the faculty have been extensively engaged in publishing articles in nationally and internationally recognized journals. They have authored books, delivered scholarly lectures, presented papers on national and international conferences and seminars and embraced various service oriented roles.
There are 176 faculty members working in various branches of MJCET out of which 28 are professors, 35 are Associate Professors and 113 are Assistant Professors. The Faculty-Student ratio is 1:20.
Pursuing Ph. D.
In the era of globalisation the role of research in an academic institution is essential for its sustainability and growth. MJCET believes that it is imperative to have knowledge-driven growth based on innovative ideas. Behind every research there is an inquisitive mind that longs to go beyond the set frame. The research and development initiatives taken by our institute are anchored on building a research culture among students and faculty which in turn strengthen the knowledge foundation. The valuable knowledge gained through research enables the faculty to make significant value-addition to the classroom teaching and consequently help students to internalize the theoretical knowledge to come up with technological solutions with societal impact. The institute provides grants-in-aid for individual as well as collaborative work related to futuristic research that promises to solve multifarious issues faced by the society. The Research and Development centre also assists faculty, research scholars and students in filing research proposals for grants from various funding agencies like DST, AICTE, MHRD etc. and also facilitates the process of filing of IPRs like patents and copy rights.
The research ambience is consolidated with the state-of-the-art laboratories, research centres, highly equipped library, liberal funding and most importantly, the self-motivated and passionate faculty who along with their expert teaching aid in evolution of the institute as a knowledge-reservoir. The successful patents attest the fact that, when an institution aims at catalysing the germination of ideas, it is bound to create its brand in the academic and in the industrial realm.
Budget for 2020-2021: 38 lakhs
Average No. Of R & D projects in a year : 14 projects
No. Of Patents granted: 2
No. Of Patents published: 3
The Civil Engineering department of MJCET extends its human resource and research infrastructure to offer consultancy services to both government and private organizations. The competent faculty of the Civil Engineering Department have been rendering their consultancy services since 2003 which in turn strengthen industry-academia relationships. The clients benefited through the expertise of the faculty include GHMC, National Consultancy for Planning and Engineering, A.P. Police Housing Corporation and so on.
For illustration, a list of the types of consultancy services being offered is given below:
MJCET strongly believes that the true objectives of an Engineering programme would never be complete if the focus is laid only on empowering learners with technical competencies, but not on bringing a well-rounded personality development.
MJCET embraces several initiatives so that learners’ hard skills can be intertwined with essential soft skills and life skills. An array of extracurricular activities and structured co-curricular activities is encouraged and guided by various students’ chapters and clubs in the college like IEEE, SAE, EWB, ICI, IEI, ACM, CSE, Orators’ Club etc. The faculty members encourage students to maximize the benefit of their educational journey by associating themselves with various student bodies and thus strive for excellence by the right amalgamation of body, heart and mind.