Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli
Walchand College of Engineering (Marathi: वालचंद अभियांत्रिकी महाविद्यालय) is an autonomous Engineering education institute in the city of Sangli, Maharashtra, India. The WCE campus is located on nearly 90 acres of land situated in Vishrambag, roughly midway between the twin cities of Sangli and Miraj.
The college was established in 1947 by Hon. Late Dhondumama Sathe beginning with an undergraduate course in Civil Engineering with an intake capacity of 60 students. It was affiliated to Bombay University in 1947. After Pune University was set up in 1948, this college was affiliated to Pune University. In 1955, the college was named after Walchand Hirachand, an industrialist. Since the establishment of Shivaji University, Kolhapur in 1962, Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli has been affiliated to Shivaji University. Since 2007, it is now an autonomous college offering B.Tech. degree.
Ajit Gulabchand Central Library
A New state of art Library worth 50,000 sq.ft. Constructed is a generous donation received from “Walchand Hirachand Memorial Trust” Mumbai and renamed as “Ajit Gulabchand Central Library”. The spacious library of the college holds the total collection of 82337 Books, 11475 Bound Volumes of Technical / Non-Technical Journals, Magazines, 29007 Book Bank Books accumulated over last six decades. It subscribes to 62 Technical, 3 Science and 7 General Journal / Magazines. This library is member of INDEST under which we receive 223+ Online journals including IEEE(172), ASCE(30), ASME (21) . It issues more than 1200 Book Bank sets to the students including Social Welfare Free Book Bank Scheme for SC / ST scholarship holder students. Reading Hall facility is available round the clock for full year.
Library is having Membership of IIT, Powai, Mumbai Library and DELNET, New Delhi for Inter Library Loan, Reference facility an document delivery services. Every year and provides study room facility during normal and extended hours.
Digital Library : under TEQIP grant library has purchased and developed with association of CCF, E-learning resources worth Rs.20 lacks and loaded at Central Server at CCF, This facility can be available from anywhere in the entire campus by students and staff as well.