St John Eng and Pharmacy Colleges : First Academic Year

Jul 5, 2008

Aldel Education Trust, a registered body, under the Chairmanship of Albert W. D’Souza, the Managing Director of Mumbai based Printania Offset Pvt. Ltd., is all set to start
1. St. John College of Engineering and Technology (SJCET) and
2. St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research (SJIPR) in a tranquil and lush green environment at Vevoor, Manor Road, Palghar, Thane Dist., Maharashtra from this academic year. 

The sprawling college campus is less than one kilometer away from Palghar Railway Station. The National Highway 8 crosses the Nashik – Palghar state highway in the vicinity. Palghar is 80 Km north of Borivli (Mumbai), 40 Km north of Vasai and 140 Km south of Surat.

Albert W. D’Souza, a leading Mangalorean entrepreneur of Mumbai for nearly 3 decades has made valuable contributions to the community in particular and society at large in the fields of higher and professional education, banking, health care, social service etc. He has played a pivotal role in starting 5 Engineering and 3 Management Colleges of the Catholic community in Mumbai and Mangalore. Though the Catholic community has ventured in starting Engineering Colleges, the new Pharmacy College, which has a vast scope in the present scenario with so much of awareness regarding health care and fitness among the general public, is the first one by the Catholic community in Maharashtra and Karnataka. 

Both the Colleges are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India, recognized by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra and affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

SJCET offers 4 year degree courses in
1. Civil Engineering
2. Computer Engineering
3. Information Technology and 4.
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering and SJIPR offers 4 year degree course in Pharmacy.

D’Souza, who has vast experience in the higher and professional education arena is all set to give the best and state of art facilities. Accordingly, buildings and infrastructure like laboratories, library, play grounds are ready for the current academic year. Separate accommodation for boys and girls is available.

“Our desire is to develop the colleges as model institutions in the country” state Mr. D’Souza, who has vast experience in the higher and technical education field.

The eligibility to enroll for the first semester of B.E. in SJCET is a pass in H.S.C. or its equivalent examination with subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having secured minimum 50% marks and should have secured a non – zero score in MHT – CET 2008 or should have secured a valid AIEEE score. 

A pass in H.S.C. or its equivalent examination with subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics having secured minimum 50% marks is required to enroll for the first semester of B. Pharm. in SJIPR and should have secured a non – zero score in MHT – CET 2008. 

Candidates seeking admission under the Christian Religious Minority / Management quota may obtain the Prospectus – cum – Application forms from the College / Trust office between 10.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on all working days on payment of non-refundable processing fee of Rs. 500/-.

The following offices can be contacted for more details

St. John Technical Education Complex, Vevoor, Manor Road, Palghar (E), Thane Dist – 401 404.  Tel:  (02525) 645809  / 645810   Telefax: (02525) 256834  Website:

Aldel Education Trust, S/2, West View Avenue Co-op. Soc. Ltd., Holy Cross Road, I.C. Colony, Borivli (W), Mumbai – 400 103   Tel: 32683292   

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Comment on this article

  • Jerry Rodrigues, Pangla/Bandra,Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 24 2009



    Tue, Sep 09 2008

    Congratulations! Mr.Albert D'souza, This is really awesome to know about your new achivements which will bring light to many students in this field. May god bless you and your entire team and family. All the best.

  • Sheryl, Maharashtra

    Fri, Aug 22 2008

    Thanks Mr Dsouza for this wonderful college. You hve really helped us by providing us with one more college. You have given a chance to make our dreams come true. I m extremely grateful to you. May God bless you and fulfil all your dreams. You are my role model.THANK YOU.

  • Walter Lobo, Bajpe/BOSTON USA

    Tue, Jul 22 2008

    Congratulations! Very impressive and wish the best for entering students.

  • Alwyn D'Souza, Canada

    Tue, Jul 08 2008

    Congratulation Mr.D'Souza. Great news to our catholic students. God bless this institution and be a number one in the world. Regards Alwyn

  • Henry G Martis, Pangla/Muscat

    Mon, Jul 07 2008

    Dear Albert,Congratulations for your mission of providing professional education to the present and future generations. You being a Panglalite we are proud your service.God bless you and all the best of luck.Also thanks to H.R Alva.


    Mon, Jul 07 2008

    Hearty congratulations and Best wishes Albert. You really make us very proud with your great service in the field of Industry, Banking and Education. Keep it up, God bless you.

  • Rose Marie, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 07 2008

    Hearty Congratulations & Best Wishes. This is a great achievement. May the Lord give you the strength to set up more educational institutions to facilitate the ambitious needy students(economically) of Catholic community, to come up in life.

  • Donald Rebello, Pangla

    Mon, Jul 07 2008

    Congrats Wilfi Uncle. Great to hear this news. You are always great wherever you Go. All the best in your future endevours.

  • Haorld D'cunha , Bejai, Dubai

    Mon, Jul 07 2008

    Congratulations to Mr.Albert. Let others from our community follow your footsteps.It is really good news to our Mangalorean community.

  • Mickey Castelino, Pangla/Dubai

    Mon, Jul 07 2008

    Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Albert W. D'Souza, Chairman of Aldel Education Trust for setting up St. John's Eng.and Pharmacy Colleges at Vevoor, Maharashtra. Hope in the future you will set up a Technical college/Institute in and around Pangla/Shankerpura. All the best and keep up the good work.

  • Kelvin Dsouza, Thottam/DUBAI

    Mon, Jul 07 2008

    Congragulations and good wishes to you and your foresight in the education field, people like you show the world that love,care and share for the needy is still not lost, for people never invest in such worthy but non lucrative projects.

  • Lancelot Norbert Tauro, Manglore - Vasai - Doha Qatar

    Sun, Jul 06 2008

    Good news to NRI students for higher studies in freindly environment lush greenery. Easy to reach the destination, board the Virar local train from Bombay. After Virar just 4th station. 15 minutes walkable distance from Palghar East.

  • Henry George D'Souza, I.C.Colony,Borivli

    Sun, Jul 06 2008

    Congratulations and wish u all the best. As a Manglorean and Catholic I am really proud of u and you are really a role model for others.

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