The Thakur College of Engineering & Technology (TCET) was established in academic year 2001-02 with a clear objective of providing quality technical education in tune with international standards and contemporary global requirements. The College is recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) & Govt. of Maharashtra and is affiliated to the University of Mumbai (UOM). All the courses at the U.G. level, eligible for accreditation in 2011 i.e. Electronics & Telecommunication (EXTC), Information Technology (IT) and Computer Engineering (CMPN) were accredited by NBA for three years w.e.f. 16.9.2011. Moreover, these programmes are also given permanent affiliation w.e.f. A.Y. 2015-16.
The Institute applied for 2nd time accreditation for its UG Programmes i.e. EXTC, IT and CMPN, and 1st time accreditation of Electronics Engineering (ETRX) as it became eligible after three batches passed out in 2015. All these programmes were accredited for 3 years w.e.f. 01-07-2016. The ETRX programme is also given permanent affiliation w.e.f. A.Y. 2017-18.
TCET is a private self-financed linguistic (Hindi speaking) minority institute since its inception.The management’s commitment to excellence and relevance in technical education is reflected in the marvellous infrastructure that is comparable to the finest institution of its type in the country. The imposing five-storied building, housing state-of-the-art computer laboratories, spacious classrooms, well equipped laboratories, workshops, computer centre with server room, a well-stocked library, wide and well lit clean corridors and a large canteen, conference hall, seminar halls has set new standards in providing facilities of international level.The sprawling campus with lawns, gardens, playgrounds, parking lot and a temple ensures the right academic ambience essential for a centre of higher education.
At TCET, the importance of faculty is well understood and is reflected in qualified, experienced and permanent teaching staff in all departments. A closely monitored quality assurance mechanism ensures proper coverage of syllabus within a right time frame. Additional coaching in comparatively difficult topics in various subjects and group mentoring are some of the healthy practices followed at TCET. Bridge courses and other training programmes prepare the student for professional acceptance in industry with an edge over the others at national and international levels.
TCET is ISO 9001:2008 certified and is likely to be upgraded to ISO 9001:2015. Institute is recipient of reputed IMC - Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Commendation Certification 2012 (Education) followed by IMC - Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2015 (Education). In July 2016 TCET has been selected for Asia Pacific Quality Award (APQA) for best in class award in education category from Global Pacific Quality Award (GPQA). TCET has been awarded in the category of "Excellent Performing & Innovative Engineering Institute in Maharashtra" at National Maharashtra Education Summit & Awards 2016, jointly organized by University of Mumbai & CMAI Association of India. TCET is a member of National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), for active industry-institute interaction where TCET has been felicitated by CII-Education Excellence Forum for enhancing Industry Connect, Employability and Faculty Competency.
Application of modern technology in teaching- learning process and effective day-to-day governance of the college makes TCET unique. Key initiatives like teacher-guardian scheme, book bank scheme, induction of resource books, yearly organisation of events (like Multicon-W, technical and cultural festivals etc.) make TCET an institute with a difference. Thus, within just 15 years of its existence, TCET has carved out a niche for itself as one of the leading engineering Colleges under University of Mumbai in Maharashtra.