College of Engineering, Pune (COEP Pune) was established in 1854 by Britishers. It is the third oldest engineering college in Asia, after the College of Engineering, Guindy, India (1794) and IIT Roorkee, India (1847). It is one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in India and consistently ranked amongst the top 20 technical colleges in India.
Initially, it was started as the ‘Poona Engineering Class and Mechanical School’ to train subordinate officers of British company. Later on, the school became the ‘Poona Civil Engineering College’, and subsequently in the year 1911, the name was changed to the ‘College of Engineering, Poona’.
- 1854-1870: Poona Engineering Class and Mechanical School.
- 1871-1911: Government Science College(Agriculture and Botany Classes)
- 1911-2003: Government College of Engineering, Poona
- 2003-2006: Pune Institute of Engineering and Technology
- 2006 onwards: College of Engineering, Pune
Specializations and departments
At present, the college awards the degree of B.Tech. in nine specializations.
- 1866: Civil Engineering
- 1914: Mechanical Engineering
- 1932: Electrical Engineering
- 1948: Metallurgical Engineering
- 1956: Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
- 1965: Instrumentation & Control Engineering
- 1992: Computer Engineering
- 1995: Production (sandwich) Engineering
- 2001: Information Technology
CoEP is a Multi-disciplinary Autonomous Engineering Institution with the following Departments under its umbrella:
- Department of Applied Science
- Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Computer Engineering & IT
- Department of Electrical Engineering
- Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
- Innovation Centre
- Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Metallurgy and Material Sciences
- Department of Production Engineering
- Department of Physics
Admissions to COEP are strictly based on merit only. Undergraduate admissions are currently based on scores in the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education.
Postgraduate admissions are held on the basis of score obtained in the General Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) examination. The (GATE) is an All-India Examination conducted by the Seven IITs and IISC, Bangalore, on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.
News and Updates:
CoEP has been ranked second among the industry linked engineering institutes in the country by the first ever joint survey carried out by the AICTE and the CII in 2012. COEP bagged Gold award by beating 154 AICTE approved engineering institutes, which have completed 10 years or more.
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