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The Institute

The Mahatma Education Society (MES) embarked upon its mission of “Education for All” with Chembur English School in the year 1970. The Mahatma Education Society is proof of a vision linked irrevocably to national goals. Born in a time when education was deemed service, it set about bringing social and economic change through the proactive personal development of every child that came into its fold. The 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.

Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology, (PHCET) Rasayani

The MES group after establishing its name in the field of education with the experience of around 30 years, ventured into the field of Engineering education with the establishment of PIIT in the year 1999 in Panvel. Subsequently, after successfully running PIIT for more than a decade, MES set up the Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology (PHCET) at Rasayani. PHCET offers both undergraduate (Bachelor of Engineering) and postgraduate (Master in Engineering) programs.

Workplace Safety Awards 2019

PHCET won First Best position for “Workplace Safety Awards 2019” and received the award from Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on 24th October, 2019.

PHCET has state-of-the-art facilities and distinguished faculty who have been a nurturing ground for students of high academic capabilities. It is established on a 14 acre of lush green campus with more than 3,00,000 sq. ft of built up area comprising of spacious classrooms, well-equipped laboratories and workshops, new age computer facilities and a well-stocked library which provide a stimulating educational environment within the college. PHCET is housed in an eleven storied building. The College has attracted qualified and experienced faculty members and has been constantly adding experienced faculty members to its already growing number of about 120 teaching staff.

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

PHCET imparts quality education by experienced and expert faculty and makes sure that students studying at PHCET pass out with flying colours irrespective of their initial academic performance. Each of our faculty members mentor our students and are available for guidance for about 15 students on a personal basis.

At PHCET, we believe in encouraging the students by creating an atmosphere where learning is fun. Faculty employs on learning centric approach.

Affiliation and Accreditation

  • Established in 2009
  • Affiliated to University of Mumbai
  • Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi
  • Recognized by Government of Maharashtra.
  • Institute Accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC in First Cycle from 28th March, 2019
  • Two of our UG Programs viz. Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering have been reaccredited by the NBA for three years i.e. up to 30th June, 2023 – view Ceritificate


Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology 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 experience to become responsible professionals in a technical arena. It will further attract, develop and retain, dedicated, excellent teachers, scholars and professionals from diverse backgrounds whose work give 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 technical development both from an Indian and global perspective, and this objective is fulfilled through quality education, practical training and interaction with industries and social organizations.


  • Vidya Karmasu Kaushalam
  • Knowledge is Excellence at Work


PHCET pursues its mission by contributing, inculcating and practicing

  • Academic Leadership
    by imparting high quality engineering education partnering with other institutions and industry
  • Corporate Leadership
    by creating a pipeline of Engineers to occupy positions of leadership and responsibility in business and industry, both Indian and global
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
    by encouraging the students and alumni to become entrepreneurs by providing infrastructure and incubation facilities
  • Governance and Societal Leadership
    by helping increase number of technical people taking up positions of public service and governance, that can influence policy and decision making with workshops, SDP (Student Development Programs) and consulting


When students leave PHCET, they should be confident and competent engineers determined to meet the challenges that may come in their professional and personal lives, and take risks as appropriate, and have a ‘WINNER’S ATTITUDE’ – no matter what background they come from when they enter PHCET.

Core Values

  • Accountability and service to all stakeholders
  • Integrity and fairness in all practices
  • Instil innovation and creativity
  • Inclusiveness and care for the marginalized
  • Resilience and sustainability
  • Striving for quality and excellence in all actions
  • Thought leadership and quality consciousness


Create more than consume
Learn more than teach
Listen more than speak
Practice more than preach