Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College (AKGEC), Ghaziabad is affiliated to Uttar Pradesh 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 Computer Applications (MCA) and M.Tech in Automation and Robotics, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Power & Energy Systems, VLSI Design and Mechanical Engineering
. The college is 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.
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 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 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 is equipped with state of art equipment to teach and train students and professionals in Industrial Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Sensorics, Drives & Control, CNC, PLC and Mechatronics.
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 around 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 etc.
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.
- Recipient of the Academic Excellence Award for Best Engineering College in UPTU for two successive years from H.E., The Governor of U.P.
- Recipient of the CMAI Award for Best Industry Interface from the Hon'ble Minister of Science & Technology, UP Govt.
- 100 % MCA and 95% B.Tech Students graduated with 1st Division /Distinction during 2012-13
- Over 600 students placed in reputed companies during the session 2012-13
- Most of the senior faculty are Former Professor or Alumni of IITs
- The only Institution in U.P. to have received approval from DST for establishment of Centre of Relevance & Excellence (CORE) in the field of Industrial Automation & Robotics
- The only Institution in India to establish Industrial Robotic Training Centre jointly with Kuka Robotics of Germany to provide internationally recognized certification for Basic, Advance and Expert Level Training programs
- The only institution in UP to establish NI- LabVIEW Academy in collaboration with National Instruments
- The only institution in U.P. to establish Centre of Competence in Automation Technologies in collaboration with Bosch Rexroth
- The only institution in U.P. to establish PLM Centre of Competence in Collaboration with Siemens.
- 900 Networked computers and Wi-Fi for 24x7 internet with 100 Mbps fiber optic connectivity
- EDUSAT interactive Satellite Terminal
- Modern Hostels having accommodation for 1500 boys and girls
- Sprawling campus spanning over 40 acres with Excellent Infrastructure