I studied B. Tech in CSE at Krishna Engineering College popularly known as KEC. The college is based in Ghaziabad. It is one of the good engineering colleges of Ghaziabad and has changed a lot since its inception. With infrastructure spanning across 11 acres approximately, the institute is private and has 3 specialized academic blocks, potent infrastructure facilities and recreation room for relax and fun activities. The institute has produced some IAS and IPS officers as well. The placement scenario is great when it comes to the number of students being placed.
The quality of academics is good with 8 lectures in a day and a break of 10 minutes in between to get recharged. A long break is given after 4 lectures and that one-hour break felt like a boon. We had practical sessions in laboratories which helped us practice what’s taught in class and develop the knowledge regarding the topic first hand. We were also given hands-on Industrial Training at various top companies such as TVS, Hero Moto Corp, and Jay Bharat Maruti among others. Our batch has given one of the best results in university exams. Studies were never compromised even though activities were galore. One can participate but if the numbers or attendance is less, then such students were denied such opportunities.
KEC has a hard-working faculty which ensures that we deliver a good performance in exams. Though there are good and bad teachers everywhere, the mix of teachers that we got was okay. The focus is on learning conceptual clarity was the main aim of the faculty. Most of the faculty members were a gem while some were equally poor. The best ones being that of the first year. They helped us in handling the overwhelming and vast curriculum. Though from the second year onwards they indulge only in proportion to the interest of the students in the classes and the attention they pay in class. A lot depends on how much a student wants to grab from the classes second year onwards. All in all, faculty did a great job but also drew some criticism after the 1st year onwards.
With approximately 90 percent placement in the branches of EC, IT, CS with a package averaging from 3.5 to 4 lakhs per annum. The placement record was good if not invincible. Though for the branches like mechanical and civil, the placement percentage was lesser. The placement cell department was very helpful. The ones who had scored throughout and have recommendations come straight from the teachers had the placements before everyone else. Hence, a little bit of politics was played in the placements but the best part was that most of the students had the placements.
Hostel life was pretty ok as I hail from Unnao and after spending so heavily, at times, I did felt like the hostel facilities should have been better. Though, a lot of our experience in the hostel depends on the friends that we make as well as the behavior that we display with others. The rooms are nice and cozy. They are like any other hostel rooms that are meant to make you ready for life's lessons. The rooms are normal with no A/C and are shared with others. Options are plenty as you can choose from double to 4 sharing as per your wish. I shared my room with two others, we went through the ups and downs together and we are best friends now. We used to celebrate every function together and had fun while learning a lot too.
The college infrastructure is spanned in approx. 11 acres and has three specialized academic blocks in the campus area. We had a separate block for the first year due to the special anti-ragging policies. We were not ragged and we had the option of reporting a behavior that equates to ragging to the higher authorities. A separate block is for mechanical and civil branches so as to focus on the quality of the studies in terms of separate labs and classrooms. The third building pertains to the rest of the branches. An international-styled café that has both the options of takeaway or sit and have your food at the cafeteria. The college has both indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. The playground had cricket pitches and was also used for playing football or Kabaddi. The infrastructure overall is good but with great management it can become even better as a lot area was lying empty and building at least a couple of more girl’s hostel and canteen can be the best way of using the available resources. This was my personal opinion as I am sure the management knows it better.
There are many societies in the college that students can be a part of. These help in personality development as well as other benefits that personally have helped me express myself. Cultural fests are also organised here. Those who want to play sports will have a good time here. Though co-curricular activities like literature, dance etc. have societies dedicated to themselves but they mostly lie dormant after the initial activities. We also celebrate different functions here we organise them while taking notes from the teachers if required. We learned a lot of traits on the campus such as teamwork, team spirit etc. As a girl the most important thing and me and my parents wanted was security and must say the campus is highly secure for both boys and girls.