The Institute

institutePillai College of Engineering (PCE) seeks to develop in its students a sound technical foundation and to enhance the natural curiosity of its engineers. We believe that a successful engineer is one who complements his deep theoretical knowledge with an intuitive practical approach.

Pillai College of Engineering (PCE) was formerly known as Pillai Institute of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies and Research (PIIT) from 1999 to 25th April, 2016.


Pillai College of Engineering (PCE) will admit, educate and train for engineering graduation a diverse population of students who are academically prepared to benefit from the Institute’s infrastructure and faculty experience, to become responsible professional in a technical arena. It will further attract, develop and retain, dedicated, excellent teachers, scholars and professionals from diverse backgrounds whose work gives them visibility beyond the classroom and who are committed to making a significant difference in the lives of their students and the community.


To develop professional engineers with respect for the environment and make them responsible citizens in technological development both from an Indian and global perspective. This objective is fulfilled through quality education, practical training and interaction with industries and social organizations.

Establishment Year

Establishment Year 1999 and commencement from AY 2000-01.

Affiliation and Approval

  • Affiliated to the University of Mumbai
  • Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, and
  • Recognized by Government of Maharashtra and DTE, Maharashtra.


  • 4 UG courses are Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) in 2008
  • 3 UG courses are Re-accredited in 2015 by NBA

Permanent Affiliation

4 UG courses are Permanently Affiliated by University of Mumbai.

UGC Recognition

Institute has received recognition by UGC under Section 2(f) and 12(B) from Year 2015

Programs offered

PCE is accredited by National Board of Accreditation. The Institute offers both undergraduate (Bachelor of Engineering) and postgraduate (Masters in Engineering) programs.

Infrastructure / Facilities

PCE has state-of-the-art facilities and distinguished faculty has been a nurturing ground for students of high academic capabilities. It is established on 16 acre of lush green campus with 2,30,000 sq. ft. of built up area having spacious classrooms, well-equipped laboratories and workshops, new age computer facilities and a well-stocked library provide a stimulating educational environment within the College.

PCE offers comfortable hostel facilities at very nominal charges with hygienic vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. The opportunity to study at Panvel gives the tranquillity of village life without comprising on the attractions of the bustling city life.


  • To evolve a teaching-learning process where by Students will have freedom of thought and thereby explore the various aspects of technological development.
  • To encourage the teaching Faculty to pursue research in specialized and emerging areas of technology and develop the skills to impart that knowledge to students.
  • To provide the requisite Infrastructure including Laboratories, Library, Internet facilities to facilitate learning.
  • To promote interaction of students and faculty with the industry.
  • To explore the possibilities of collaboration with other leading Institutes in India and abroad for faculty and/or students / training, faculty and/or students exchange and joint research.

About Mahatma Education Society

The Mahatma Education Society (MES) embarked upon its mission of “Education for All” with Chembur English High School in the year 1970.

mesThe vision, dedication, global outlook, tenacious struggle and undaunted spirit of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai (Founder, Chairman, and CEO) and Dr. Daphne Pillai (Secretary), the Trust grew from a single school into a multi-institution, multi-location group delivering quality education at all levels.

Today MES owns and manages over 48 institutions spread across six elegant Campuses at Borivali, Chembur, Powai, New Panvel (E) and Rasayani. It manages educational Institutions’ from pre-primary to post graduation. It comprises of Schools, International Schools, Degree Colleges, Night College, Management Institutions, Engineering Colleges, Architecture Colleges, Colleges of Education (including Physical Education) and Polytechnic Institutions. Popularly known as the Pillai Group of Institutions, this education major has its own teacher training institutes, which allow it to define its own standards and to achieve 100% results unfailingly. The group has more than 35,000 students, 2,000 teachers and 1500 members of support staff.

MES group after establishing its name in the field of education and experience of around 40 years, ventured into in field of engineering education with establishment of PCE in the year 1999. PCE believe in encouraging the students by creating an atmosphere where learning is more fun than burden. Faculty members try to be the proverbial “Friend, philosopher and guide” for students.