SCALING THE ZENITH OF EXCELLENCE
Driven by its commitment to provide quality technical education, Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College has become the best Engineering institution in Uttar Pradesh
Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College (AKGEC), Ghaziabad is affiliated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education. The college was established in 1998 and offers B.Tech Courses in seven disciplines of Engineering. The college also offers postgraduate course in M.Tech in Automation and Robotics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Power & Energy Systems, VLSI Design and Mechanical Engineering. The college is accredited by NAAC and certified for ISO 9001-2008 by BSI, UK.
The college has been consistently maintaining excellent academic results and placements. The college has the distinction of being the first and only college in UP to receive the Academic Excellence Award for the Best Engineering College in UPTU from H.E. the Governor of UP for two successive years. The college has been consistently maintaining excellent academic results and placements. In the year 2013-14, the college broke all records by securing 26 positions with 4 Gold, 3 Silver & 2 Bronze medals in university branch wise merit list. Subsequently, in year 2014-15 also, the college has achieved unbeatable distinction of 21 positions in the merit list with 3 Gold, 1 Silver & 2 Bronze medals.
Intellectual property, which is reflected by the caliber of faculty, is a strong point for AKGEC. Most Heads of Departments and senior faculty members are former professors or alumni of IITs. The Director, Dr R.K. Agarwal is a B.Tech from IIT, Kanpur, MS from C.I.T., Cranfield, U.K. and Ph.D from IISc, Bangalore. With such a strong intellectual capital, the college fosters and encourages a teaching methodology that has both a theoretical and practical approach. The Chairman, Shri Ashok Pal, an engineer and eminent educationist, says, “The college milieu encourages every student to develop respect for established norms and values and at the same time understand the importance of technical knowledge in human development”
Spread over 40 acre campus, AKGEC has excellent infrastructure with well planned complexes for each department having spacious laboratories, classrooms equipped with state of the art teaching aids, department libraries and faculty cabins. Departmental laboratories have the latest equipment and relevant licensed software. The college has state-of-the-art computing facilities with over 900 computers networked through broadband facilitating sharing of information over intra and Internet. The college has a fully automated central library with over 62,500 books, national/international journals, including e-journals, and an interactive satellite (EDUSAT) terminal with two way video conferencing facility.
Wi-Fi enabled campus includes faculty residences and spacious well furnished hostel accommodation for over 1200 students. Each hostel has a modern kitchen with spacious dining hall, dedicated library, TV room, canteen, internet, general store, well equipped gymnasium as well as in-door and out-door sports facilities.
The college places special emphasis on collaboration with industries at various levels to groom the students to meet the standards of industry. These include establishing collaborative facilities for student training in emerging multi disciplinary technologies and undertaking industry sponsored consultancy projects.
The college has the distinction of being the only Engineering College in the state of U.P. to have received approval from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, for establishment of Centre of Relevance and Excellence (CORE) in the field of Automation & Robotics. The program envisages a unique partnership between AKGEC and seven international industries to promote research, consultancy, project development and training in the emerging technological field of Automation and Robotics.
The College has also set up India’s first Industrial Robotic Training Centre in Collaboration with KUKA Robotics of Germany. The centre is equipped with standard training cell comprising of KUKA KR-16 Industrial Robot with required auxiliary equipment and KUKA KR-5 Arc Welding Robot with MIG welding equipment and torch. The centre also has a Robotics Computer Simulation Lab with software like Sim Pro and Sim Layout used to design, develop and simulate robotic operations for different industrial applications. The centre provides internationally recognized certification by KUKA Roboter, Germany and AKGEC for its Basic, Advanced and Expert level training programmes in this emerging technological area.
The college has established the first “NI LabVIEW Academy” in the state of UP in collaboration with National Instruments. The Academy is equipped with Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workband (LabVIEW) with built in functionality for simulation, data acquisition, instrument control, measurement analysis, data presentation and state-of-art Education Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (ELVIS) for training on concepts of Sensorics, Mechatronics and controls. The Academy offers the courses which provide the opportunity to obtain three-part NI LabVIEW certification named as CLAD, CLD & CLA that imparts broad working knowledge of the LabVIEW environment.
The college has also set up the first Centre of Competence in Automation Technologies in North India in collaboration with BOSCH Rexroth AG, Germany. The center aims to train young engineering graduates of all disciplines to meet industry expectations and foster research in the multidisciplinary field of Automation Technologies. This centre has six laboratories equipped with state of art equipment to teach and trains students and professionals in Industrial Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Sensorics, Drives & Control, CNC, PLCs and Mechatronics at par with international standard.
The college has set up the PLM Centre of Excellence with SIEMENS Industry Software. The centre aims to develop engineering professionals equipped with next-generation technologies. This COE provides education to the next generation of designers/engineers on state of art software such as SOLIDEDGE, NX and CAD/CAM/CAE for digital product engineering, Teamcentre for digital life cycle management and Technomatix for digital manufacturing. This COE addresses diverse industry segments like automotive, industrial machinery, Industrial automation, aerospace and shipbuilding etc.
To promote Industry oriented teaching learning, AKGEC has setup Center for Integrated Automation in association with Automation Industry Association (AIA). This initiative of AIA is intended to share global quality learning processes from its vast pool of member companies with chosen Engineering Colleges of our country. Industry Partners namely Siemens, Pepperel + Fuchs, Festo and B&R, have taken the lead among all industry members of AIA to support the initiative. Main objective of this Centre is to encourage engineering students to take up this multidisciplinary field as a choice of their career and have hands-on experience with latest state or art integrated automation technologies as per industry expectation.
The college has also set up the UP’s first Industrial Pneumatic Knowledge Centre in collaboration with Janatics, Coimbatore. The initiative of setting up IPKC reflects Janatics’ endeavour to contribute towards producing skilled workforce in Pneumatics which will help manufacturing sector to adopt to changes related to automation in substantive way. The IPKC also functions as National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Training-cum-Incubation Centre (TIC).
Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, jointly with Fronius International GmbH has set up India’s first “Advanced Welding Technology and Research centre (AWTRC)” in the state of Uttar Pradesh. AWTRC has been established with an aim of developing state of art infrastructure for becoming a globally recognized source of a competitive workforce and cost-effective, superior-performing welding technologies by conducting training, research and development in the field of welding science, engineering and automation technology.
AKGEC, jointly with SIEMENS, has set up Advance Manufacturing Centre for SMEs and Educational Institutions at Ghaziabad. The AKGEC- Siemens Training Centre is setup to produce highly skilled technical manpower in the field of Advance Manufacturing. The trained manpower will help Indian Manufacturing Industry to adopt latest technologies to improve quality and work condition with high productivity. This collaborative effort of AKGEC and industry partners has the main objective to encourage young professionals to take up this cross disciplinary field as a career of their choice and acquaint them with latest technological developments in the field of manufacturing and Reverse Engineering.
A fab lab is an initiative of Prof. Neil Gershenfeld from MIT, USA which is typically equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make "almost anything". AKGEC has established Fab Lab in response to the need arising from students requiring a dedicated space and appropriate equipment to develop their projects. Since then it evolved from being just a product development center to a facility focussed on promoting innovation, imparting much-needed skills for innovators and help developing competency across different disciplines including mechanical, electronics and embedded development areas.This is done through providing access to tool, capabilities and knowledgeable trainers and gurus who can help anyone bring their ideas to reality.The center hosts rapid prototyping tools, training kits hardware and software which can be used to train on and fabricate using digital fabrication techniques. It aims to provide training to undergraduates, postgraduates, young kids and to engage with the local community of makers and innovators. These training and experience in digital fabrication techniques not only allows students to apply their theory in practice enhancing their learning of fundamental engineering but is also meant to cater to the need of the hour that is achieving self-sustainability through innovation and entrepreneurship.
The efforts of the college to bridge the gap between academic curriculum and industry requirements through these centres of Excellence & Competence have been recognized and the college is the recipient of the CMAI Best Industry Interface award from the Hon'ble Minister of Science & Technology, UP Govt.
The college has established a Microsoft IT Academy preparing students for global Microsoft certification. The college also has a Network Academy which offers CISCO Certified network Associate (CCNA), CISCO certified Network Professional (CCNP) and CISCO certified Inter Networking Expert (CCIE) level Training Programs. In addition, the college has also set up School of Software Technology which runs courses such as Java Technology, Linux etc.