University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering

University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) was established in 1917, under the name Government Engineering College, by Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. It is the 5th engineering college to be established in the country and 1st in Karnataka. UVCE is one of the few technical institutions in the country that is vested with the status of a university and autonomy on the lines of IITs. It is one of the oldest technical institutions in the country, imparting technical education leading to B.Tech., B. Arch., M.Tech., M. Arch. and PhD degrees in the various disciplines of Engineering and Architecture. The college is approved by the AICTE and the Government of Karnataka. UVCE has secured an NAAC accreditation score of 3.17 (A Grade).[1] The college receives financial aid under the TEQIP program from the World Bank.[2]

University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
Uvce logo.jpg
MottoFor Quality and Excellence
TypePublic Technical University
PrincipalH N Ramesh
FounderBharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya
K R Circle

12°58′31.4″N 77°35′12.1″E / 12.975389°N 77.586694°E / 12.975389; 77.586694Coordinates: 12°58′31.4″N 77°35′12.1″E / 12.975389°N 77.586694°E / 12.975389; 77.586694
CampusK R Circle campus – 15 acres (6.1 ha)
Jnana Bharathi campus – 50 acres (20 ha)
AccreditationAICTE, NAAC
ColorsRed and grey   
AffiliationsA constituent college of Bangalore University (1964–2021), University of Mysore (1917–1964)

A committee has been formed by the Government of Karnataka, headed by S. Sadagopan as the chairman to explore the procedure of granting autonomy to the institute.[3][4]


Main Block, UVCE Bangalore

In 1917, the then Diwan of Mysore, Sir M. Visvesvaraya, felt the need to have an engineering college in the state as the College of Engineering, Guindy and College of Engineering, Pune were unable to accommodate enough students from Mysore State.

He started the college in 1917 in Bangalore as a School of Engineering with 20 students in Civil and Mechanical engineering branches in the PWD building. S.V. Setty was a founding professor. It was the 5th engineering college to be started in India and the 1st one in the Mysore State. In 1965, the name of the college was changed to University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), after the founder.

After being affiliated with BU since 1964 UVCE was granted autonomy by a bill tabled in karnataka assembly hence UVCE is an autonomous institution from 2022.


UVCE is situated at K.R. Circle and in the neighborhood of Vidhana Soudha, Government of Karnataka, with a campus area spreading over 15 acres, housing the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. The institute runs the Civil and Architecture courses at the Jnana Bharathi Campus, occupying an area of about 50 acres.

The college provides hostel facilities for boys and girls separately, both in the Jnana Bharathi and K.R. Circle campus.


Candidates who qualify in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) / Aptitude test conducted by the Government of Karnataka are eligible for admission to the Under Graduate Engineering / Architecture courses. Candidates belonging to Union Territories / other states are also admitted to the college under the Central Government quota. Candidates who qualify through GATE and PGCET are eligible to the Post Graduate programmes. Candidates who qualify in the test conducted by Bangalore University are eligible for Research programmes leading to M.Tech. in Engineering and Doctoral programmes. Admission to UVCE is strictly done on the basis of merit.


As per the bill passed by karnataka assembly for granting autonomy to UVCE 25% of the seats will be selected via JEE. Minister Narayan has assured the matter will be taken up soon as MLA Sharath raised concerns regarding the same since UVCE is not a central run University.


Cyber 'Minchu', UVCE Bangalore.
Library, UVCE Bangalore

The institution offers 7 undergraduate (B.Tech. / B. Arch) and 24 postgraduate (M.Tech. / M. Arch.) programmes.

Undergraduate programmesEdit

Regular B.Tech. / B. Arch.Edit

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Science and Engineering
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture

Part-time B.Tech.Edit

No part time B.Tech offered anymore

Postgraduate programmesEdit


  • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Information Technology
    • Computer Networks
    • Web Technologies
    • Software Engineering
    • Bioinformatics
  • Electronics and Communication
    • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
    • Power & Energy Systems
    • Power Electronics
    • Control & Instrumentation
  • Civil Engineering
    • Construction Technology
    • Geo-Technical Engineering
    • Structural Engineering
    • Highway Engineering
    • Pre-stressed Concrete Engineering
    • Water Resource Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Earthquake Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Machine Design
    • Manufacturing Science Engineering
    • Thermal Science Engineering
    • Advanced Material Technology
  • Architecture
    • Construction and Project Management
    • Landscape Architecture

PhD programmesEdit

The PhD degree is awarded by Bangalore University. UVCE serves as a research centre for the award of PhD degree in several research areas, under following branches:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering (Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Distributed Computing, Web Mining, Data Mining, Semantic Web, Image Processing, Bio-metrics, Bioinformatics, Signal Processing, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Data Auditing, Internet of Things, Social Networks, Network Security and many other Computer Science related research areas)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Architecture


Most of the faculty members are actively involved in research along with regular teaching. There are several ongoing sponsored R&D projects wherein UG and PG students are actively involved. An average of 120-150 technical papers per year are published in various national and international conferences and journals. The college annually conducts workshops, seminars, webinars and conferences on the latest technological trends including soft skill enhancement training programs for the students. UVCE undertakes about 200 consultancy projects per year belonging to Government and private organizations.[1]

Student lifeEdit

Cultural eventsEdit


Milagro[6][7] is the annual inter-collegiate cultural fest that is organized in UVCE. This event draws crowds of up to 2,000 and is organized during March - April.[8][9]


Since its inception in 2009, Inspiron has been hosted by The Training and Placement Office, UVCE.[10]


IMPETUS is a national-level technical extravaganza organised by IEEE UVCE which was started in the year 2001.[11]

Corporate companies like IBM, Yahoo!, NIIT, Motorola, Cognizant, Infosys, DELL etc. and Government organisations like BWSSB and BESCOM sponsor the fest. The event hosts both technical events like Circuit Debugging, OSP, Web Designing, Technical Quiz and non-technical events like Mad Ads, Ad-Venture, Team building event, Marketing event, Mock stock etc.[citation needed]


Kagada[12] is a National Level Annual Technical Paper Presentation Contest organized by IEEE UVCE.


Every year convocation[13] is held in June, where degrees are awarded to graduating students.

Student organizationsEdit

Training and Placement Office UVCEEdit

The Training and Placement Office [10] is functional in the institute since 1989 founded by Dr. M Channa Reddy and further developed by Dr. Sathya Narayana Makam, Dr. Paul S Vizhian, Dr. P Deepa Shenoy and Dr. K B Raja. The current placement officer is Dr. B M Rajaprakash,[14] Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering..


IEEE UVCE[15] is an IEEE student branch under the aegis of IEEE Bangalore Section. This branch revived in 2001. Symposiums, guest lectures, KAGADA- the National Level Paper Presentation Contest, IMPETUS- the National Level Technical Fest and collegiate activities- RIPPLES are some of the events held all through the year.

IEEE UVCE has 13 Special Interest Groups.

Notable alumniEdit

UVCE IEEE Fellow awardeesEdit

Alumni associationsEdit

UVCE has three active alumni associations that work to bring about effective change on campus:

  • Vision UVCE
  • UVCE Foundation
  • UVCE Graduates Association


  1. ^ a b[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "World Bank grants funds for UVCE- The New Indian Express".
  3. ^ "Committee formed for UVCE upgrade - The Hindu". The Hindu. 19 May 2020.
  4. ^ "More than 300 Bengalureans pedal up to celebrate Cycle Day".
  5. ^ "Admission Process | UVCE - First Engineering College of Karnataka". Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Milagro".
  7. ^ "MILAGRO UVCE".
  8. ^ "MILAGRO 2016 - UVCE". Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Milagro 2016".
  10. ^ a b "TPO UVCE".
  11. ^ "IEEE Bangalore section : History". Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  12. ^ "KAGADA".
  13. ^ "UVCE Glitters with 16 Gold Medalists".
  14. ^ "Dr B M Rajaprakash".
  15. ^ "IEEE UVCE". Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  16. ^ "UVCE-Notable Alumni".
  17. ^ "About Dr N Seshagiri".
  18. ^ Retrieved 15 October 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ Dr. Viktor K. Prasanna
  20. ^ "V. Prasad Kodali - Engineering and Technology History Wiki". March 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Professor Dr. Rajkumar Buyya's Cyberhome". Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Dr. Venugopal K R, Special Officer, DVG Bangalore University". Retrieved 25 July 2016.

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