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College of Military Engineering, Pune

College of Military Engineering, Pune


College of Military Engineering is a
premier technical and tactical training institution of the Indian Army Corps of
Engineers of the Indian Army, this includes Combat Engineers, Military
Engineering Service, Border Roads Organisation and Survey.
The college it is situated at Dapodi on NH 4, adjacent to the Khadki cantonment,
a large army base in Pune district, north of the Pune city. Established in
1943, as the ‘School of Military Engineering’ at Roorkee, apart from
imparting training to Indian army officers and those from friendly
countries, the college also plays an advisery role to the Indian Army, and is
involved in research projects and experimentation.
History Prior its establishment, the officers of
Corps of Engineers were trained at the Royal School of Military Engineering,
United Kingdom along with the Corps of Royal Engineers. Between 1934 to 1943
they received training at Thompson College of Engineering, Roorkee, now IIT
Roorkee. During the World War II, the dedicated
school to impart combat engineering training to officers was set up at
Roorkee, the School of Military Engineering in 1943, though it continued
to depend on Thomason College for technical training, subsequently
post-independence in 1948, SME moved to Dapodi in Pune, its present location. In
November 1951, the SME was upgraded to the status of a college, with it degree
engineering courses recognised by the Institution of Engineers.
Work on permanent construction began in 1948 and most of the accommodation was
completed by 1958. The second phase of expansion took place after 1963
necessitated by the expansion of the Indian Army.
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical
Engineering Diploma wing
Courses CME offers training for personnel, both
Officers and Personnel Below Officers Rank of the Corps of Engineers, other
arms & services, Navy, Air Force, Para-Military forces, Police and also
civilians. Its students also include soldiers from friendly foreign countries
like the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The college is affiliated to
Jawaharlal Nehru University for its B Tech and M Tech degrees. And its
graduate and post graduate courses are recognised by The ‘All India Council for
Technical Education’ and University of Pune.
Courses for Engineering Officers for 3 years duration;
B Tech in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
For Corps of EME Officers first 3 semesters of B Tech degree for 1½ years;
B Tech in Mechanical Engineering For Corps of Signal Officers first 3
semesters of B Tech degree for 1½ years; B Tech in Communication Engineering
Two years Diploma courses for subordinate staff in Electrical, Civil
and Draughtsperson category. 2 months adp
The campus Today, the campus situated on the banks
of Mula river, is spread over 3,600 acres and with a population of 11,000,
and evolved into a small township. Access is available only to military
personnel and civilians working or living inside CME. A gate pass is
required to enter the CME premises.=Notable places in CME=
The CME lake – A lakeside, also includes a restricted fishing area
Sarvatra Bir – A bird sanctuary by the CME lake
Harkirat Singh Theatre – An open-air theatre which screens Hollywood and
Bollywood movies CME shopping complex – A shopping
complex for CME residents. Almost all facilities exist inside the campus
CME Information Technology Wing – IT learning and development centre
IT courses held for Army Engineering Groups. Latest software are being
developed here Saravatra Hall – A concert hall where
important events are staged, including school events
Officers Institute – An institute for all to Officers. It has a bar, a
restaurant and a dance floor HQ Mess Corps of Engineers
Corps Equipment Museum Corps of Engineers Archives
CME Cyber Cafe – A cyber cafe providing internet facilities, mainly to the YOs,
children and teenagers CTW – An institute that provides proper
army training to new cadets Schools in CME
Kendriya Vidyalaya – CBSE education school.
Holloway School – Raised where the former KV was, a school offering
Maharashtra State Board education. Regimental School – Another school
offering Maharashtra State Board education.
References Free Dictionary. “CME, Pune”. Retrieved
2008-02-11. External links
College of Military Engineering, Pune webpage at Indian Army website
College of Military Engineering, Pune at Bharat Rakshak


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