It is a short review of the four years that I’ve spent at Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
This review is based on my personal rationale. Possibly, others may defer.
I got my admission back in 2005.
Admission in the college is through an entrance exam which is separately conducted by AMU. The competition is amongst 18000 students competing for 450 Seats.
Fees for the course:
The fee for the Engineering Course is around 20,000 INR.
The Journey Begins:
Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology is considered to be an AIT (Advanced Institute of Technology), and is slightly lesser in reputation than National Institutes of Technology (NITs). ZHCET comes under the governance of Central Government of India and the chancellor of the University is President of India.
The courses offered are
- Architecture (Separate Entrance Test)
First year for all the students is same (except for Architecture). There are subjects relating to every field to develop the basics of all forms of Engineering. There are a number of experienced Professors, Readers and Lecturers who impart their knowledge to the next generation engineers. (Yes, ZHCET has some of the finest professors who can do wonders to your career). Infrastructure is good. Mechanical Labs (compulsory for all first years) are exceptional. Applied Chemistry and Applied Physics Lab are excellent too.
As we move to the second year, there are separate departments for all the courses offered. There are a number of labs in each department. One can be rest assured that one gets a fair practical exposure in this college.
Commenting on Hostel is difficult for me as I was a day-scholar.
Most of the Engineers were allotted the ‘Nadeem-Tarin’ Hall (this hostel is primarily allotted to engineers). Some others are allotted the ‘Sulaiman Hall’. The hostel accommodations are rather mediocre and no wonders are to be expected from the hostel fooding either. (But, as they say, ‘Lotus grows in muddy water’, so do our engineers in ZHCET).
Most of the alumni of the institute feel blessed to study from here. A steady pressure on academia and a regular emphasis on the extracurricular is what make studying experience so enriching.
Finally the best part, Placements…
Just like any other reputed college, there are a number of Multinational Brands who line up to hire engineers from ZHCET. The college comes under the ‘tire 2 packages’ for these companies. The Packages given to a fresh graduate from the college can lie between 3 lac – 6 lac per annum although few companies do offer higher packages.
All in all the experience in ZHCET was quite memorable. If you study here, more often than not, chances are that you’re bound to have a BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD of YOU!