Malnad College of Engineering

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Malnad College of Engineering
Malnad College of Engineering Main Block at Twilight.jpg
Main block at twilight
Motto 'Nahi Jnanena Sadrusham'
Type Government Aided Engineering College
Established 1960
Chairman Sri. Ashok Harnahalli
Principal Dr. K. S. Jayantha
Students 2750
Location Hassan, Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°1′22.26″N 76°6′12.55″E / 13.0228500°N 76.1034861°E / 13.0228500; 76.1034861
Campus Urban
Nickname MCEian
Affiliations VTU
Website Official website

Malnad College of Engineering (MCE) is an engineering college located in Hassan, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1960, during the second 5 year plan of India, as a joint venture between the Government of India, Government of Karnataka and the Malnad Technical Education Society, Hassan. The institution is affiliated with the Visvesvaraya Technological University in Belgaum.

The college is built on a campus of about 44 acres (180,000 m2) and is a technical education center. The college has got the ISTE Award as one of the best engineering colleges in the country, in 2007.[1]

The Kannada movie, Kirik Party, was shot in this campus


The Late Honorable Shree Chandappa Patil, Indian administrative Service (IAS). was the brain behind the evolution of Malnad Engineering College, Hassan. He was the Hassan District Commissioner then.The Coffee Planters around and other local farmers and many others contributed financially to make this college a reality. Mr Chandappa Patil, was a gentleman of humble origins. He was the first graduate from his village and had a vision to bring education to the masses in Karnataka, however remote the place was. This was his first venture. He worked very closely with the Late and Ex Vice President of India, Mr Jatti to open more educational institutions.

The college was affiliated to the University of Mysore but changed affiliation to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. In 2007 the college became autonomous.[2]


Motto: Nahi Jnanena Sadrusham (Meaning: Nothing is equal to Knowledge)

Chairman: Sri. Ashok Harnahalli

Principal: Dr. K.S.Jayanth.

College Magazine: Prakamya (Biennial)



The college has a library with 80,000 volumes. An issue section and a reference section form the main components of the library. The library subscribes to national and international journals in print and on-line versions. All engineering departments have their own libraries. The library has a computer centre to provide access to the internet and online journals.


The college has a boys' hostel on the campus that accommodates 750 students. A girl's hostel located very close to the campus accommodates 220 students.

Other facilities[edit]

The facilities in the campus include a Syndicate Bank branch, a post office, wi-fi facility to hostels, a cooperative society, a canteen, a gymnasium and swimming pool.

MCE swimming pool

Academic units and programs[edit]

MCE offers undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) programmes in nine disciplines, namely:

There are postgraduate courses in six disciplines, namely:

Student organizations[edit]

Technical clubs[edit]

  • The Malnad Technical Club
  • Science Association
  • Society of Automotive Engineers India - MCE chapter

Cultural clubs[edit]

  • The Literary Club
  • Leo Club
  • MCE Cultural Club (Abhivyakthi)
  • SPICMACAY - MCE chapter

Service clubs[edit]

  • Malnad Eco CLub
  • Rotaract Club

Annual events[edit]

  • Foundations - A district level technofun festival organised by The Malnad Technical Club during odd semester.
  • Jamboree - A cultural fest organized by the Leo Club during the odd semester.
  • Saviskaar - A cultural fest organized by The Malnad Technical club during odd semester for first year students.
  • Malnad - Annual college fest organized by the Literary Club during the even semester.
  • Enigma - A state level technical fest by The Malnad Technical Club during the even semester.
  • Eternity - Conducted by Malnad Eco club during the even semester.
  • Scientia - A Science fest organised by The Science Association during even semester.

Other events[edit]

  • Reflections
  • Pinnacle
  • Chiguru
  • Katalyst
  • Tussle
  • Gamedome
  • Smart

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Harnahalli Ramaswamy dead, News - City - Bangalore Mirror, Bangalore Mirror". 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Smart Grids Applications -Lecture At Malnad College Of Engineering Hassan Ove". 2015-11-15. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 

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