B.M.S. College of Engineering

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BMS College of Engineering
BMS College of Engineering.svg
Type Autonomous
Established 1946
Founder Bhusanayana Mukundadas Sreenivasaiah
Principal Mallikharjuna Babu K
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
12°56′31.7″N 77°33′57″E / 12.942139°N 77.56583°E / 12.942139; 77.56583Coordinates: 12°56′31.7″N 77°33′57″E / 12.942139°N 77.56583°E / 12.942139; 77.56583
Website www.bmsce.ac.in

B.M.S. College of Engineering (BMSCE) is an autonomous engineering college in Basavangudi, Bangalore, India. The college, started in 1946 by B. M. Sreenivasaiah, was the first private sector initiative in technical education in India and is run by the BMS Educational Trust. It was affiliated with Visvesvaraya Technological University from 1998 to 2008, and became autonomous in 2008. BMSCE is located on the Basavangudi Area Bull Temple Road, diagonally opposite to the famous Bull Temple. Though a private engineering college, it is partially funded by the Government of Karnataka.[1]


The Famous Bull temple In front of BMS College of Engineering

BMSCE was founded in 1946 by B. M. Sreenivasaiah with 3 undergraduate courses (Mechanical, Civil & Electrical), claiming to be "the first private sector initiative in engineering education in India". Sreenivasaiah was followed by his son B. S. Narayan.[2]


The campus has eight main buildings which include the Library, the Classroom Block, the Mechanical & Architecture Block, Computer Science/Information Science/Telecommunication/Electronics departments block, the Administrative Block and the Sports Complex, the Science Block and the Post-Graduate Block.

Apart from this, the campus also has four on-campus hostels- two girls and two boys. The campus has one of the largest international student populations in Bangalore and in the state of Karnataka itself. The countries represented are from UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the United States. The campus also has a single coed International Hostel to accommodate the international students.

The campus also houses a large football ground at its center, a clay tennis court and an outdoor basketball court as well. The Sports complex houses an indoor Basketball court, which can double as badminton courts, a Gym and table tennis as well.

Departments and programmes[edit]

These departments offer four year undergraduate courses in engineering. All of the undergraduate courses have been conferred autonomous status by the Visvesvaraya Technological University.



  • M.Tech in Machine Design
  • M.Tech in Manufacturing Science & Engineering
  • M.Tech in Computer Network Engineering
  • M.Tech in Electronics
  • M.Tech in Digital Communication
  • M.Tech in Transportation Engineering and Management
  • M.Tech in Environmental Engineering
  • M.Tech in Construction Technology
  • M.Tech in Power Electronics
  • M.Arch in Habitat Design
  • M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering
  • M.Tech in Bio-Medical Signal Processing and Instrumentation
  • M.Tech in Bio-Chemical Engineering
  • M.Tech in VLSI
  • Master of Business Administration [MBA]
  • Master of Computer Applications [MCA]


College rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2017)[3] 31
India Today (2017)[4] 18
Outlook India (2017)[5] 45

Among engineering colleges, BMSCE ranked 9th by India Today in 2017,[4] 45 by Outlook India in 2016[5] and 52 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017.[3]

Student activities[edit]

An annual Techno Cultural fest called "UTSAV" is usually held in the month of April. This event is organized completely by a nominated student committee with some members of the staff acting as overseers. This fest showcases many events from rock concerts to fashion shows and is attended by a large student population drawn from colleges from all over India.



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