CCEW ranked 14th amongst top 25 Engineering colleges in Western India by The Week magazine
Today's Article in the on line edition of Education Times.
As we enter the 21st century, a number of promising career choices are available for women pursuing science and engineering, such as IT, electronics, mechatronics etc. In addition to the traditional career choices, an increasing number of women are now entering the scientific work space, enjoying economic freedom and the confidence that comes with it.
Engineering has always been a male-dominated stream. Women engineers are under-represented everywhere, including India. However, recent years have witnessed a significant rise in the enrollment of women in undergraduate engineering studies in India. In India, the number of women engineers was negligible till the early 1980s. It is only in the last 15 years that this trend has changed.
Work-life balance, lack of support and encouragement for female students, and cultural perceptions about the role of women are a few reasons why the engineering field is male-dominated in most parts of the world. Although, there is no radical shift in the traditional ideology, the trend of growing number of women in the field of engineering reflects the new wave of change in gender perception.
Women, across most disciplines, are consistently reported to come across as more confident, sincere, hardworking and respected. This highlights the role of a conducive environment for women pursuing higher education in India, while also depicting her confident attitude.
To promote active participation of women in engineering, science and technology, effective measures have been undertaken by institutions, government and professional organisations. These initiatives include establishing exclusive technical colleges for women imparting quality education and substantial percentage of reserved seats for women by the state government.
To showcase a women’s incredible capacity in the corporate world, major manufacturing and information technology companies are offering special placement opportunities for women during their campus recruitment in engineering schools. Industry leaders believe that women are critical to addressing the skill gap in manufacturing. In the coming years, access to a highly skilled, flexible workforce will be the most important factor in creating value in a company. As consumers and influencers, a woman’s experiences and insights could contribute significantly to the industry’s competitiveness and profitability.
Addressing the work environment concerns and making them more women-friendly, companies are introducing organisational provisions and policies such as flexible hours, flexible locations, provisions for child-care, maternity and paternity leave policies, showing commitment to the hiring, promotion and career development of women while adhering to the principles of merit. Human resource is a vital element of growth in today’s knowledge based economy. A creative and multi-tasking workforce is crucial, not only to spark innovation, but also to fortify sustainable productivity and to improve the quality of life. In order to create a leading work force in every country, the entire population needs to contribute towards the economy. It further implies that the talent and competence of both men and women must be utilised.
(The author is principal, Cummins College of Engineering for Women, Pune)
Zareen Cheema student of Cummins College of Engneening for Women selected for "Student on Ice- Antarctic University Expedition"
She is the only student selected from India for an international research expedition to Antarctica.
Above image of Last Space Shuttle Commander: Astronaut Christopher Ferguson presenting the ISDC Distinctive Student Achievement Award to Zareen Cheema at International Space Development Conference, 2013! Help Zareen to realize her dreams.... You can contribute on IGG.ME/AT/ZAREEN2ANTARCTICA/XCummins College of Engineering Pune makes first cut for Mars Mission
Zareen Cheema (18), a student of the city-based Cummins College of Engineering, has become the youngest person to clear the first round for the 'One way trip to Mars’ mission which aims to set up a human colony on Mars by 2025. Zareen is one of 64 Indians from 1,058 aspirants world-wide who have made this first cut. A record 2,00,000 individuals from across the globe had applied for the contest. The mission is driven by Netherlands-based, non-profit organisation, Mars-One, which plans to launch four people to the red planet every two years from 2024. Zareen, who is 18 years and four months old is the youngest applicant to clear the round one world-wide, according to Norbert Kraft, the chief medical officer of the Mars project. According to a Mars One press release, the next round for the aspirants includes rigorous simulations and testing of physical and emotional capabilities of the remaining candidates. On the flip side, half of all Mars project ever undertaken by various countries have failed. The scientific world at large is also pessimistic about the possibility of astronauts landing on the red planet and battling radiation in space. However, Zareen firmly believes that modern technology can make this a reality. Speaking to Sakal Times, Zareen said, "We should not hesitate to take bigger steps to expand humanity outside this planet." Zareen had earlier won multiple awards at the NASA International Space Settlement Design Contest held at California giving her a possible edge over her competitors. Defence giant Lockheed Martin is slated to build an unmanned Mars Lander which is scheduled to take off in 2018 and install basic facilities for the astronauts on Mars. Each astronaut is expected to get 500-square feet space on the planet. According to Zareen, the biggest hurdle which Mars One faces is funding.
Happy Diwali 2013
"Dr. Thomas Hacker was at CCEW on 21st March 2013 to address students and faculty and also make them aware of his research area and possible research opportunities"
Garnishing Talent on 25th March 2013
Valedictory wave function of NSS 2013
20th March 2013 Sakal News "Ignited Innovators"
Innovation2k13 News in Maharashtra Times dated 11-3-2013
IET Mini Project Competition 2013 REPORT
National Level Technical Event : Innovation 2k13
IET Mini Project Competition on 2nd march 2013 at Cummins College
Regional round of CSI NATIONAL STUDENT PROJECT CONTEST on 5th March 2013
Sakal News 27th Feb 2013
Sou. Sindhutai Sapkal Visited our college on 6th Feb 2013
SAP CHARITRA GIVING CUP CONTEST AT CCOEW,PUNE (13TH SEPT - 28TH OCT) CCOEW stood "2nd" in Mharashtra
Garnishing Talent - Maharashtra Times 23rd Jan 2013
Innovation 2k13 Poster
For online registration for the Alumnae Meet click here
Cummins college is organising Pentacle Sports Event on 22nd to 25th Feb 2013
As part of the Techfest 2013 organised by IIT Bombay, College team went to represent Cummins in the Green Campus Challenge. College Team stood 12th in India, and also won the best innovative team award. Congratulation!!!!!
Allumni Meet 17th Jan 2013
Innovation2K13 Technical Event at Cummins College Of Engineering for Women, Pune. Don't Miss this......8th and 9th March 2013
Garnishing Talent 2K13
Sponsored by Eaton Corporation in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Venue: MKSSS's CCOEW, Pune
DAMINI MKSSS'S Samstha Event Jan 2013 : Cummins College Won Following Prizes :-
1. Basket Ball Winner
2. Volley ball :Winer
3. Cricket: Winner
4. Table Tenis : Winner
5. Badminton : Winner
6. Kho kho: Runner UP
7. Chess : Winner
8. Discuss Throw: IInd place
9. Shot Put: 3rd Place
10. 4*100m Rely: 3rd Place
Cummins College of Engineering for Women , Pune has signed MOU with La Trobe University, Australia on 24th Nov 2012
Congratulations Cummins College of Engineering for Women is reaccredited by NAAC with "A" grade
Cummins College of Engineering for Women Received Purashottam Mahakarandak Award
Cummins college awarded by CSI