Cummins College of Engineering for Women (CCEW), Pune, was started by the Maharishi Karve Stree Shiksha Samsthan (MKSSS, registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950) and the Cummins (Diesel) India Foundation (that gave a donation to start the college) in 1991. MKSSS was founded by great visionary and social worker Bharat Ratna Maharishi Ratna Maharishi Dhondo Keshav Karve in 1896, initially as a home for destitute women as well as a school for women, as a breakthrough in the social pattern of 18th century India which did not allow education for women. Today, MKSSS provides kindergarten to postgraduate education to 25,000 girls through its 60 units spread across Pune, Satara, Wai, Ratnagiri, Nagpur, and Kamshet among others. Affiliated with the University of Pune, the college offers five undergraduate programmes and two postgraduate programmes in engineering through its six departments – Allied Sciences, Computer Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication, Information Technology, Instrumentation and Control, Mechanical Engineering. All the courses offered by CCEW are approved by the Government of Maharashtra and the New Delhi-based All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). “Developing academically and technically sound professionals, who are above all, good human beings”, is the mission of Cummins College of Engineering, Pune. CCEW Pune has its own training and placement cell which helps students secure jobs in various multinational companies in India as well as abroad, arranges guest lectures and training programmes for students with industry experts, provides internship opportunities during vacations as well as helps groom the personalities of students for job interviews. The college has a good placement record, some of the prominent recruiters being Microsoft, Texas Instruments, ZS Associates, SAP, Pubmatic, GE, cil, Mindbrowser, Thermax, International Business Machine, Tata Consultancy Services, Bosch, Capgemini, Mindtree, and KPIT Cummins among many others.
The college provides good infrastructure for teaching learning process. All the classrooms are equipped with multimedia teaching aids like OHP, LCD Projectors, Public Address System. State-of-the-art equipments are available in laboratories here which are updated periodically and in total the college has 1000 computers with internet connection. Students can avail communication lab facility to improve their communication skills. The college library, which houses a reference section and a reading hall, has a 42,846 text books, 4,368 reference-books, subscription to 42 international journals and magazines and 60 national journals. The library is connected through internet to access various books, journals and reference literature from other Libraries. Students also have access to e-resources. Management of library is computerised using SLIM21 software. The college campus also has a workshop room to aid practical knowledge, conference hall, auditorium and sports facilities.
The undergraduate (B.E Degree) courses offered at Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune are Computer Engineering Electronics and Telecommunication Information Technology Instrumentation and Control Mechanical Engineering Postgraduate (M.E) courses offered at CCEW are Electronics and Telecommunication Instrumentation and Control Extra-curricular Activities Extra-curricular activities like dance, music, theatre, and sports are given as much importance at CCEW, Pune as is academic excellence, thereby promoting an all-round development of students.
College follows admission rules laid down by Director of Technical Education, Maharashtra state. It runs two shifts for some of its courses, admission to both are based on the Common Entrance Test conducted by the state of Maharashtra (65 percent seats reserved for CET qualifiers) and the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIIEE, 15 percent seats are reserved for candidates qualifying AIEEE). Twenty percent seats are reserved to be filled in by the institute itself. Students qualifying the Higher secondary school examination of Maharashtra or its equivalent with 50 percent marks in Physics, Chemistry, English, Mathematics are eligible to take these tests (for SC/ST/OBC students it’s 45 percent). Students can apply online for all the First & Second Shift Courses as per the DTE notification. Details of admission procedure is available on the DTE websitewww.dte.org.in Fees For the General Category students, annual fee for first year B.Tech programme is Rs. 1,03.162 while annual fee for first year ME is Rs.1,02,000. Please contact the institute for the detailed fee structure.
Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune, is the first all women’s college of engineering to be established in India. It is considered to be one of the best engineering institutes in India by leading corporate and education surveys.