"Education is not the learning of the facts but the training of mind to think." -Albert Einstein
G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) Nagpur, established in 1996, is an autonomous institution affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. The institute became autonomous in 2010 for a period of six years till 2016 and UGC has renewed autonomous status till 2022. It is ranked 67th PAN India in Engineering Discipline as declared by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2017, MHRD, Government of India. It is ranked in the band 100-150 PAN India in Engineering Discipline as declared by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018, MHRD, Government of India. Institute is also ranked 69th PAN India by India Today MDRA Survey 2018
The institute has brought many reforms under Autonomy, which prominently includes strengthening engagements with industries, implementation of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Credit Transfer Scheme (CTS) with VJTI Mumbai, College of Engineering, Pune and IIT Gandhinagar. It has partnered with IIT Powai for NMEICT and adopted modern teaching learning practices with blended MOOCS, Google class room, Akash tablets, Virtual labs and E-yantra project, etc. under MHRD. It has executed QEEE (Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education), a programme of IIT Madras under TEQIP-II.
For executing this programme, it has been listed under partner category for last two years. Every department has Departmental Industry Advisory Board (DIAB) and Board of Studies with two industry representatives. Industry experts are involved in framing the curriculum, guiding and evaluating projects. The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) maintains quality of all its processes.
GHRCE offers 07 Undergraduate, 12 Postgraduate and 07 Doctoral progammes with total intake of 1434. The total strength of students is around 5000. It has been accredited with "A" grade by NAAC in 2012 and re-accredited in second cycle with A+ grade for five years wef from 12th Sept 2017. It has completed three cycles of NBA accreditation and re-accreditations. Currently, it’s all (seven) undergraduate programs are accredited under Tier-I. Also six postgraduate programs have been accredited and four postgraduate programs were re-accredited by NBA. GHRCE has received number of Sponsored research projects from DST, AICTE, IEI, UGC, TEQIP-II etc. worth Rs. 10 Crore plus..
It is the youngest Institute in the country to qualify for, and to implement TEQIP-I & TEQIP-II, the World Bank Assistance Projects on quality improvement. World Bank and MHRD appreciated initiatives undertaken for improving transition rate and had invited institute to present the case study for guiding 06 states in the country. It has been ranked under Platinum category for Best Industry linked institution by AICTE-CII Survey since last three years.
Under TEQIP-II it has inked MoU with IIT Gandhinagar, VNIT Nagpur, College of Engineering Pune, VJTI Mumbai and SVNIT Surat. The Institute has conducted 50 plus STTPs individually and in association with industries. Faculties have been deputed to attend trainings at NITs (70), IITs (44), IIMs (15), Industries (42). Many leading MNCs like Mahindra & Mahindra, Yamaha, Intel, Cranes, Texas Instruments, Xilinx and National Instruments have established their laboratories in the campus.
The Institute has institutional membership and student’s chapters of IEEE, SAE, ACM, ASME, ICI, SESI, IETE, etc. It has hosted eleven International Conferences amongst which eight IEEE International Conferences, one each Elsevier & Thompson Reuter International conference and 30 plus National conferences. Experts from NITs, IITs, IISc and other reputed organizations are involved for assessing six monthly progress seminars of Ph.D. students, PhD pre-submission seminars and PhD colloquia. This has resulted into 4400 plus research paper publications with 5000 plus citations.
The Institute has setup Incubation Centre in the premises to create eco-system for entrepreneurship. At present 06 startups are functional. It has organized entrepreneurship events like Startup summit, IEEE Entrepreneurship workshop under grants from ISTE, EDI & IEDC- a prestigious project of Rs.50.00 lacs from DST NSTEDB. To make the students industry ready, the Institute has included 6 months mandatory industry internship in the 4-year B.E. course. Students undertake internship in 300 plus companies. Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT) of Western Region approved the Institute for this sandwich programme for undertaking internships.
Mercedes Benz, Amazon, TCS, Tech Mahindra, IBM, Cybage, Capgemini, godrej & boyce are major recruiters. The Institute has strong alumni network spread across the globe. Around 100 plus alumni are entrepreneurs. The World Economic Forum nominated one of our alumnus and founder of “Mind Maze” – a Worldwide Leader in Novel Applications in Neuro Rehabilitation, Dr. Tej Tadi as Young Global Leader 2015. The Institute has NSS unit which conducts lot of community services for societal development. Students are National & International Color holders in various Sports. 100% projects are based on industrial problems.
The eco-system set for innovation has helped students to win many awards and prizes at National Level Events like gold trophy at 19th National Conference on e-Governance, organized by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, 1st position in Smart India Hackathon (Software and Hardware). Other awards include National level project competitions conducted by IIT Kanpur, Motorola award, Avishkar-Inter-University, NEN, etc. Institute has participated in annual events of national repute like SAE BAJA, National Go Kart, RoboCon, Techpedia, Smart India Hackathon (Software and Hardware) etc. Our students are recognized by industries by way of Google student Ambassador, Microsoft students’ partner, TCS campus Ambassador, etc. In line with ‘Make in India’ initiative, institute has filed 208 patents in last 5 years with 5th position in India for filing patents in the area of Agro Ventures and also been awarded with top innovator award of DST-CII-AICTE initiative.
In line with the Skill India campaign launched by Hon. Prime Minister of India, GHRCE in association with Yamaha Pvt. Ltd. has started in its campus, Yamaha Training School, which provides skill and competencies for two-wheeler maintenance to under privileged youths of Vidarbha. Institute has trained 22 students in Yamaha training school, 100 students in 04 courses such as Television Repairing Technician, Test & Repair Technician, Telecom Embedded Hardware Developer and Construction Laboratory & Field Technician under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) of AICTE and 60 students under Suryamitra program of MCED, Government of India.