BMSCE review, students’ opinion, placements, pay packages and more..
BMS College of Engineering is one of the oldest and well-established engineering colleges in Bangalore. Centrally located on Bull Temple road, the institution was founded by Mr. B.M Sreenivasiah in 1960’s, with several educational institutions under the BMS umbrella. Since then, BMS students have performed consistently well in university exams, fests and other real world events. The college also has a sound entrepreneurial alumni base and hence has great placements because these entrepreneurs recruit from their college.
BMSCE was granted autonomy by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) two years ago. This means that while the college can set its own syllabus, question papers, evaluations, etc, the final degree is awarded by VTU. Please note that BMSCE is not to be confused with BMS Institute of Technology (BMSIT). Although they are managed by the same board, BMSIT is an entirely different engineering college with a different campus in Yelahanka.
The college is also part of Melton Foundation, an international union of five universities (BMS being the only one from India). Every year, five students are chosen into this foundation which is a life changing experience, with exchange trips abroad, personal development and making great use of your youth. Being a Meltonian adds a lot of weight to your resume as well.
Pros of BMSCE:
1. BMS faculty is known to be really good with several well-experienced professors and industrialists among the teaching staff.
2. Placements are very good, with nearly 98% of eligible students getting placed. Excellent pre-placement training is given from experts in the field.
3. Pay packages offered are slightly higher than most other colleges, even for average IT jobs.
4. Melton Foundation greatly helps students develop a broader prospect to life.
5. Crowd is decently good.
6. The inter-college fest ‘Utsav’ is one of the best in the state.
7. Hostels are well managed. Location of the college is great and several food options available right outside the campus gate.
This is one half of the campus, the teaching campus:
The other half contains the indoor stadium, basketball court, auditoria, cafeteria, hostels, etc.
Cons of BMSCE:
1. Girls and boys hostels are located in close proximity which may not be to the liking of most parents. But both buildings have 24 hour security surveillance to offer some respite.
2. No college bus access. And BMTC gets very crowded in the mornings. On most of the days, there is slow moving traffic which makes taking your own vehicle very tedious.
3. Fluctuating time-table. Sometimes, classes start as early as 7:30 in the morning.
4. Course work in the autonomous environment may be tedious to most students.
5. Requires very good ranking in CET/COMED to get into. Management quota fee may be reasonable compared to other leading colleges but seats get books even before 12th grade exams!
Overall, a pretty relaxed college without cut-throat strict rules. A great place to be if you are academic as well as extra-curricular oriented..there is a good balance of both here.
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