Bapatla Engineering College
Bapatla Engineering College (BEC) Bapatla Engineering College (Autonomous) is one of the seven educational Institutions founded and run by BAPATLA EDUCATION SOCIETY. The society was established in the year 1962 registered (No: 58/1962) under societies act XXI of 1860 with the objectives to fund and run the educational & cultural Institutions.
This College is one of the few Colleges out of 570+ Engineering Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, which is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The six B. Tech. Courses which are accredited twice are: Civil, CSE, ECE, EEE, EIE & Mechanical. Apart from the above two more B. Tech courses viz., IT and Chemical Engineering are also accredited recently. Accreditation to all the eight courses is valid up to April 2010
The College has also applied for Autonomous Status and an Inspection Committee constituted by Acharya Nagarjuna University has inspected the college and recommended to AICTE for grant of Autonomous Status to this College.
The Institution of Engineers (India) accredited 8 B. Tech. programmes offered by the college based on the recommendations of the 6-member sub committee of senior Professors from IISc, Bangalore constituted by it. Further, the Ministry of Surface Transport recognized Mechanical Engineering Course of the College. In addition to this, the college is also registered with Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research for the purpose of availing Customs duty exemption. The college is selected as a Network Institute for the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of the Ministry of Human Resources Development and the World Bank. An amount of Rs. 11.81 crores was granted to the college under this programme.
With requisite infrastructure facilities and competent human resources, the college is one of the “Largest Institutions in the State of Andhra Pradesh “. The college is widely acclaimed for its meticulous planning, resource scheduling and Institutional management. It is against this back drop that the college has solicited appropriate accreditation for Civil, Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, Electrical and Electronics and Mechanical Engineering branches thrice by AICTE-NBA and for subsequently started Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation and Information Technology once.The spread over area is
Presently the college offers “8 B.Tech Degree Courses” with an intake of 1020. Additional 10% intake is through lateral admissions into second year. The college also offers 5 M.Tech Courses in Engineering, 5 P.G Courses in sciences and Masters in Computer Applications with a total intake of 294. From the academic year 2009-2010, the Polytechnic course is being offered in the second shift with an intake of 180.
The teaching faculty consists of 20 Professors, Associate Professors 31 and 130 Assistant professors and is well supported by the 124 strong non-teaching staff. Out of 190 faculty members, 22 are with Ph.D. qualification and 83 are with M.Tech. qualification. Others have B. Tech./M. Phil./MCA/M. Sc., qualification.
- Prof. N. Siva Ram Prasad
- Dr. K.Srinivasa Rao
- Sri G.Prasad
- Sri.K.Bhaskara Rao
- Dr. K.Kiran Kumar
- Sri.P.A.V.Krishna Rao
- Sri B.Krishnaiah
- Sri.M.Praveen Kumar
- Sri.N.Srinivasa Rao
- Sri.P.Srinivasa Rao
- Sri K.Sai Prasanth
- Sri.P.Ratna Prakash
- Sri P. Ravi Kumar
- Sri.K.Suresh Kumar
- Ms. M. Sireesha
- Ms.D.Vamsi Krishna
 By RatnaBabu Bolimera, bbratnam[at]gmail[dot]com
Academic performance of students
The college students of 1995–1999 and 1996-2000 obtained 33 University ranks out of 100. The college 1995-1999 batch students secured University I and III ranks. University I ranks during 1996-2000, 1999-2003 and 2000-2004 were also obtained by the college students. The college secured the highest percentage of marks (92%) in the university final year in first appearance.
The college is known for its performance in GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers) conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Sciences. Every year more than 200 of its students get admission into institutions all over the country for doing M.Tech. In 2009 the college obtained ranks like 12th(Chemical), 17th (Civil) and 26th (ECE).
The College Library is very spacious having a plinth area of nearly 22,000 square feet and is acclaimed as one of the biggest in the State and is equipped with CD ROMS, Video Cassettes etc.
The Digital Library equipped with 26 computers is offering free Internet facility to all the students in addition to providing the access to the “DELNET” and online international Journals.
Library is kept open from 7.00 AM to 8.00 PM from Monday to Saturday. The Video Library is also equipped with 34” Colour TV, DVD & VCD players to play the Video Lessons procured from various reputed organizations.
The College Library is stocked with 51,668 books and 1238 back volumes of periodicals. At present 141 printed technical journals (including 56 foreign ones) and 292 online Journals including 130 foreign journals, besides almost all the important magazines and news papers, are subscribed for to cater adequately to the requirements of the students and the staff. The Book bank with about 14,707 volumes is of especial value to students belonging to the weaker sections of the society.
Facilities are available for sports such as cricket, tennis, volleyball, Table Tennis, basketball, shuttle badminton etc., and athletics. A team from the college participates in the international software contest conducted by ACM every year and the college encourages students to present technical papers in the national and international level technical symposia. and it is a base for National Cadet Corps (India) under 1(A) Engineering Coy. NCC(GUNTUR)
·== Girls hostel == The College has a campus hostel meant exclusively for girls. With a three storied building consisting of 87 rooms accommodating a maximum of 400 students, a spacious dining hall, T.V. & Audio Room, T.T. Room, Shuttle Badminton Court, standby generator, lush green lawns, flower gardens etc., not forgetting the near foolproof security arrangements, the hostel is considered a veritable home away from home by its inmates. A Computer Centre was established exclusively for the inmates of the hostel with free internet facility and is networked to the main Computer Centre of the College. Accommodation for girl students is also provided in the girls hostels located at Bapatla Pharmacy College and Bapatla College of Arts & Science campus run by the same Management.Full security.