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, Lucknow, 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 namely Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering. The college also offers M.Tech in Automation and Robotics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The college is accredited by NAAC.
The college strives for excellence and 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. It is a matter of pride for the College to maintain a superlative overall academic performance over the years. In the year 2018-19, the College achieved unbeatable distinction of 12 positions in the branch wise University Merit List with 2 Gold and 2 Bronze medals. In the year 2017-18, the College achieved 12 positions in the branch wise University merit list with 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze medals, 10 positions with 3 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal and 1 Bronze Medal in 2016-17 and similar stupendous results in previous years as well. The College has the honor of being awarded the Chancellor’s Award for highest marks in all B.Tech courses for three consecutive years in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
Spread over 40 acre campus, AKGEC has excellent infrastructure with well-planned complexes for each department having spacious laboratories, class rooms 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 1700 computers networked through broadband for Internet access. The college has a fully automated central library with over 92,000 books, national/international journals including e-journals and multimedia resources.
Wi-Fi enabled campus includes faculty residences and three boys and three girl’s hostels accommodating over 1200 students. Hostels have a library, TV room, canteen, general store, well equipped gymnasium as well as indoor and outdoor sports facilities.
Intellectual property, which is reflected by the caliber of faculty, is a strong point for AKGEC. 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”
The college places special emphasis on collaboration with industries at various levels to groom the students to meet the industry standards. 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 nine international industries to promote research, consultancy, project development and training in the emerging technological field of Automation and Robotics.
The college has 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. In addition to this, the centre offers expert level trainings in various state-of-the-art robotic applications including Robo milling, Robotic CMT, Robotic time twin welding, Robotic ultrasonic welding, Robotic vision system and spot welding etc. 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 for its Basic, Advanced and Expert level training programs in this emerging technological area.
The College has established the first NI LabVIEW Academy in the state of U.P. 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-the-art Education Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (ELVIS) for training on concepts of Sensorics, Mechatronics and Controls. The Academy offers courses which provide opportunity to obtain three-part NI LabVIEW certification, namely CLAD, CLD & CLA, that imparts broad working knowledge of the LabVIEW environment. Till now Labview Academy has conducted more than 36 training courses and trained nearly 600+ engineers. The Academy has also achieved international recognized 211 CLAD Certification (out of 1900 in the country) and 18 CLD certifications (out of 241 in the country). To recognize the spectacular outcomes consistently since last three years, the academy has been selected as “Best LabVIEW Academy in India” amongest 93 academies in India. This award was given during ‘NI days 2016” conference held on 19th October, 2016 at Bangalore.
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 centre 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-the-art equipment to teach and train students and professionals in Industrial Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Sensorics, Drives & Control, CNC, PLCs and Mechatronics at par with international standards.
The PLM Centre of Excellence set up in association with SIEMENS aims to develop engineering professionals equipped with next generation technologies. The centre provides education to the next generation of designers/engineers on software including SOLIDEDGE, NX and CAD/CAM/CAE for digital product engineering, Team Centre for product life cycle management and Technomatix for digital manufacturing. It addresses diverse industry segments like automotive, industrial machinery, industrial automation, aerospace and shipbuilding.
To promote Industry oriented teaching learning, AKGEC has setup Centre 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 get hands-on experience with latest state-of-the-art integrated automation technologies as per industry expectations.
The College has also set up U.P.’s first Industrial Pneumatic Knowledge Centre (IPKC) 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.
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 outstanding 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 conditions 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.
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 Centre to a facility focused on promoting innovation, imparting much-needed skills for innovators and help developing competency across different disciplines including mechanical, electronics and embedded development areas.
The efforts of the college to bridge the gap between academic curriculum and industry requirements through these centers 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.
AKGEC in its endeavor to promote technical competency of engineering graduates, Diploma and ITI candidates has established Skill Development Centre in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India under AKGEC Skills Foundation. This initiative is supported by reputed multinational industries of Europe like SIEMENS, Fronius, Messer and Carl Zeiss as per the International didactic concepts. This centre has world class state of art infrastructure and facilities to train young Engineers, Polytechnic and ITI candidates in the field of Conventional and Computer Aided Manufacturing, Robot Assisted Manufacturing, Robotic Manufacturing, Manual & Robotic Arc Welding, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and High-End Reverse Engineering processes.
In addition, the College has established the Big Data Centre of Excellence, Software Development Centre and Open Source Software Research & Development lab. These centers are run and managed entirely by the students to promote software development for the college as well as external clients, conduct training programs in various technologies and host competitions.
As a result of these initiatives, the college has been having excellent campus placements. During the current academic year, over 600 students have been placed in PSUs and reputed organizations like Infosys, HCL Technologies, L&T, L&T Infotech, Hyundai, Wipro Technologies, Jakson Engineers Ltd., NTPC, IBM, Indian Air Force and the Indian Army.
The main distinguishing features of the college have been uniform transparent policies and systems as well as uncompromising honesty in every facet of its activities. The college believes in setting audacious goals and infusing fresh ideas to achieve them.