'THE ROUTES OF EDUCATION ARE BITTER BUT THE FRUIT IS SWEET' - ARISTOTLE.
Fergusson College is the parent body of the Deccan Education Society. It has been named after Sir James Fergusson. The infrastructure is largely inspired by gothic architechture, formed in 1885.
Our first day at college begins with attending lectures by enthusiactic students of various depatments with their respective subjects. Teachers are always supporting pillars throughout the day. Interactive sessions between the students and teachers are hed to solve the queries. The environment of the college is friendly and joyful. During the projects teachers are helpful and motivate us to give our best and keep positive attitude which helps us for the rest of our lives. At the end of the day its our work that defines us and not the grades, they are just numbers that no one remembers as time passes.
Recently, we visited an industry at Gharda Chemicals, Guhagar where we learnt the production of fertilizers and pesticides. Examinations are conducted semester wise by the Pune University. Our College also conducts internal exams to test the ability of students that helps for the final exams.
So far the experience at my college has been a cheerful one and I am hoping that the experience will be worth ahead as well. My college has a welcoming environment with something for every type of a student and keeps getting better everyday.
The Fergusson College provides scholarships to the students who are in need. The scholarship is granted strictly on merit basis. The scholarship are given to the studens who have secured highest scores in respective subjects.
The list of scholarships and freeships are as follows:
The Training and Placement Cell was established in the year 2000, with aim to cater to the needs of Training and Placement of students undertaking various programmes in the College. The Placement Cell invites various companies on campus to conduct tests/ interviews of students for selection. Every year atleast 40-45 companies visit the campus and approximately 120 students are selected. The Cell also assists students for Placement, who have completed their undergraduate/ postgraduate programmes.
The list of few companies who visit the college with their phenomenal job offers are:
The packages for the undergraduates and post graduates starts from 7 lakh per annum and 9 lakh per annum respectively.
The feedback and suggestions from the alumini are always Welcome by the help of which the college can enhance their Quality of education.
The Fergusson College has a beautiful scenic campus of 65 acres with numerous imposing buildings of gothic architecture. The composition of the community of students and teachers in Fergusson College reflects its truly national character. It has also attracted scores of students from overseas.
The college has a sufficient number of classrooms (79) which are very well ventilated with spacious seating arrangements. In many of these classrooms, conventional as well as advanced teaching aids can be used. All science departments have separate buildings and laboratories for general as well as research programmes. The campus also has one botanical garden with 430 plant varieties. There are 13 audio-visual halls and one Amphi-theatre (Heritage Building).
Bai Jerbai Wadia Library is one of the oldest libraries across the State. The process of automation of library services is in progress. An on-line public access catalogue is available for users. There are total 12000 reference books in the library.
The college has boys and girls hostel with all the basic amenities. There are total 4 blocks in boys hostel precidind of 358 rooms. The capacity of the boys hostel is 441 . Whereas the girls hostel comprises of total 84 rooms with total capacity of girls 230.
There are 3 canteens located in the campus. Each canteen has a sitting arrangement for staff and students. There is a kitchen and serving counter. A single meal costs approx Rs. 120 which includes roti, sabzi, dal and rice.
There are only two colleges in Maharashtra who have departmental festivals on the campus , one of the college is Fergusson College. The Fergusson College Departmental Fests are the most popular in the city. Every department on the campus have their respective fests like the chemistry department fest is named as Alchemy, Physics Dept. as Eureka and so on. The departmental fests present the creativity of the students. The Departmental Fests is arranged by the students of the respective departments under the guidance of the teachers. The projects and games are displayed in the respective departments. Many primary schools students come and visit the departments for fun ad learning new things.
College life is very important part of every individual's life. It's a place where one is assumed to be an adult. It's a place wherer we create a bigger foundation of life. It's a place where we find and create ourselves.