A. P. Shah Institute of Technology known as APSIT is a Private Engineering College located in Kasarvadavali, Thane district of Maharashtra state in India. It was established in 2014, and is managed by the Parshvanath Charitable Trust. It is a Jain Religious Minority College (i.e., 31% of all seats are reserved for students from the Jain Religious Minority Community). It is affiliated to the University of Mumbai (a public university funded by the state government of Maharashtra), is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) of the Government of India, and is recognised by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) of the state Government of Maharashtra.
It offeres "Bachelor of Engineering" (B.E.) degree in any one of the following 5 disciplines: Civil engineering, Computer engineering, Electronics and telecommunication engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical engineering. The ordinary duration of these courses is 4 years.
The college is 4-storied campus of the engineering college is on the east side of Ghodbunder Road. The campus is set up on land belonging to the Parshvanath Charitable Trust.
The campus is Wi-Fi enabled. Surveillance is carried out through CCTV cameras in the laboratories and classrooms and many other places.
The college is located at Kasarvadavali Naka on Ghodbunder Road, nearby places of interest include the shopping complex having HyperCity Mall, BIG MegaMart, McDonald's fast food restaurant, etc. Nearby, there are also commercial buildings (e.g. that of G-Corp).
Various small local shops and restaurants also exist nearby.
At some distance from Kasarvadavli, the natural forest cover of Sanjay Gandhi National Park starts growing. Parts of this forest cover, along with portions of the Vasai Creek, can be seen while travelling on the Ghodbunder Road.
Admissions to the seats (not reserved for the Jain religious minority) of the first year of undergraduate engineering programs (for students completing class 12) are carried out via the Centralized Admissions Process (CAP) of the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) of the state government of Maharashtra. Scores of undergraduate engineering entrance examinations is used: 85% of CAP seats are filled using the Composite Score came after Joint Entrance Examination score and HSC score (Maharashtra state students only), and the remaining 15% of CAP seats are filled using the Composite Score came after Joint Entrance Examination score and HSC score (students for other Boards of Education).
Intake for each engineering branch is of 60 students/branch. (This intake is only for admissions to the first year of the 4-year B.E. degree program. It includes the direct admissions to the second year for Jain students only who have completed 3-year engineering diplomas.)
As it is a private college, it also had some "institute-level seats" which are filled on merit basis.
Seat distribution is as below
The college has the following academic departments:
This department's facilities include CNC machines, Master CAM licensed copies of Ansys 6.4, I-ideas AutoCAD-2014 in the CAD/CAM laboratory setup, etc. The CAD/CAM aided lab has 25 systems connected with True colour Resolution monitors of 21 inches, Digital Plotter, Scanner.
The department laboratories include the following:CAD (computer-aided design) / CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) Lab.
Heat and Mass Transfer lab.
Fluid Mechanics Lab.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lab.
Hydraulic Machinery Lab.
Workshop and Machine Shop (initially in the basement, later transferred to the ground floor).
Internal Combustion Engine Lab.
Strength of materials lab (shared with the department of civil engineering).
This department is equipped with the following laboratories:Television engineering and PCB lab.
Power electronics and drives lab.
Electronic circuit lab.
Digital electronics and micro-processor lab.
Control systems lab.
Electrical networks lab.
This department houses a number of specialist laboratories to extend the general computing provision. The labs are equipped with specialist software such as Oracle, Microsoft Visual Studio, Java, the Adobe Creative Suite and many other key products. The main corporate operating system was Microsoft Windows, but many labs had Linux installed as well. All labs provided free Internet access.
There is also a specialist networking lab that is equipped with more than 20 enterprise level network switches and routers, including wireless and VoIP devices. There is a dedicated security and software forensics laboratory. There are also many special-purpose facilities for embedded system development and robotics.
The following laboratories are managed by this department:Project / Research and Development Lab.
Software Testing Lab.
Computer Graphics and Image Processing Lab.
Web Engineering Lab.
Network Security Lab.
System Software Lab.
Database and Server Security Lab.
Mobile Computing Lab.
The department has 400+ nodes and 12 servers all networked with Linux, Microsoft Windows and NOVELL NetWare.
The department facilities include the following:Operating Systems
Windows 2003, Novell NetWare 3.12, MS-DOS 6.22, UbuntuCompilers
C GNU, C++ GNU, Java GNU, Fortran GNU, Turbo PASCAL, MS Visual studio 6.0Application Software
Octave, Circuit simulators, VHDL toolkit, UML tools.Database Support
MS SQL 2000 Server, MY SQL Server, PostGRE Server.
This department has the following laboratories:Engineering geology lab.
Soil mechanics lab.
Environmental engineering lab.
Concrete technology lab.
Building material and construction lab.
Strength of materials lab (shared with the department of mechanical engineering).
The department of applied sciences and humanities did not offer any degrees of its own. It supported the curriculum of other departments by offering courses in the following disciplines:Applied mathematics (first 4 or 5 semesters in each branch).
Applied physics (first 2 semesters).
Applied chemistry (first 2 semesters).
Communication skills (second semester).
Presentation and communication techniques (third semester of each branch).
Environmental studies (fifth semester of each branch except civil engineering).
In the 4-year Bachelor of Engineering curriculum of the University of Mumbai, the first year (i.e., the first 2 semesters) is common for all engineering majors. Thus, first-year students of the Parshvanath College of Engineering were managed by the department of applied sciences and humanities, rather than the departments of the engineering branches that they had taken admission in.
The department of applied sciences and humanities has the following laboratories:Applied Chemistry Lab
Applied Physics Lab
Computer Programming Lab
Engineering Mechanics Lab
Language Lab (for the subjects of communication skills and presentation & communication techniques)
Basic Electrical & Electronics Engineering Lab
Sci Lab (for Scilab software taught in applied mathematics)
The college library was equipped with 22843 books covering 5025 titles. It was spread over an area of about 400 square meters. The college was an associate member of INDEST AICTE Consortium, and had subscribed for 42 national and 21 international journals. The library was supported with on-line access for members.
The library had two reading rooms (one of which is air-conditioned), a reference section (for using books without taking them out of the library) and an internet surfing section for students and staff members.
Students could either take books for "reference" (returning them on the same day) or for "issue" (returning them after maximum duration of 1 week).