University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering

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University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
UVCE logo
Logo of UVCE
Motto For Quality and Excellence
Type Public, education and research institution
Established 1917
Endowment 12 crore[1]
Principal Dr. Ramesh H N
Founder Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 3300
Postgraduates 800
Location K R Circle, Bangalore-1
12°58′33.8″N 77°35′9.8″E / 12.976056°N 77.586056°E / 12.976056; 77.586056Coordinates: 12°58′33.8″N 77°35′9.8″E / 12.976056°N 77.586056°E / 12.976056; 77.586056
Campus City campus – 15 acres Jnana Bharathi campus – 50 acres
Accreditation AICTE, NBA
Colors Red and grey         
Nickname UVCEians
Affiliations as a constituent college of Bangalore University (1964–present), University of Mysore (1917–1964)
Sports University-level cricket, association football, badminton, basketball

University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) was established in 1917, under the name Government Engineering College, by Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, and was then affiliated to Bangalore University. It is the fifth engineering college to be established in the country. UVCE is a constituent college of Bangalore University which gives it a special status of a university.UVCE is one of the few technical institutions in the country that is vested with the status of a university. It is one of the oldest technical institutions in the country, imparting technical education leading to B.E, B.Arch, M.E, 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. The departments are accredited with five A+ for three years by the National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi. UVCE has a NAAC rating of five stars for the past four consecutive years.[when?] The college receives financial aid[2] under the TEQIP program from the World Bank.


Main Block, UVCE Bangalore

In 1917, the then Diwan of Mysore, Sir M. Visvesvaraya, felt a need to have an engineering college in the state as the Civil Engineering College Madras and College of Engineering Poona 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 founder professor. It was the fifth engineering college to be started in India and the first one in Mysore State. In 1965, the name of the college was changed to University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering after its founder.

Situated at K R Circle and in the neighbourhood of Vidhana Soudha, Government of Karnataka, the city campus houses the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering. Department of Electronics Engineering and Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Amidst the Jnana Bharathi campus, the hub of Bangalore University, Post graduate Academic activities, the Engineering campus has departments of Civil Engineering and Architecture.


UVCE is a constituent college of Bangalore University which gives it a special university status, a privilege granted to only a few institutions in the country.[3][4] The campus has an academic sector equipped with modern laboratories and facilities. The residential area has hostels for both the boys and the girls. There are playgrounds and spaces where events and functions happen from time to time. UVCE is situated at KR Circle and in the neighborhood of Vidhana Soudha, Government of Karnataka, with a campus area spreading over 15 acres, housing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science Engineering. The institute runs Civil and Architecture courses at Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore occupying land area of 50 acres. The college provides hostel facilities for boys and girls separately both in the Jnana Bharathi and city campus.

The college updates the curriculum and syllabus regularly. The college has conducted over 50 workshops, 6 International Conferences in the last four years and has published more than 500 Research/technical papers in various International journals. Repute publishers have brought out 35 books authored by the staff of UVCE.


The institute admits students based on the following entrance exams.

Undergraduate programmes
  • Common Entrance Test, conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority.
Postgraduate programmes

Academic programmes[edit]

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

The institution offers seven undergraduate (B.E / B.Arch) and twenty-four postgraduate (M.E / M.Arch.) programmes. The institute has awarded 153 Ph.D degrees. At present[when?] there are 135 candidates pursuing their Ph.D. The Department of Civil Engineering being a recognized QIP center from MHRD, has completed more than 50 consultancy projects. The teaching faculty has completed / engaged in number of R & D projects sponsored by UGC, AICTE, MHRD, AR&DB, ADA, Naval Research Board, National Highways, etc. including an Indo-European project. Forty three Books have been published by the faculty members of UVCE.

Undergraduate programmes[edit]

Regular (B.E., B.Arch.)[edit]

Part-time undergraduate programmes[6][edit]

  • Civil Engineering (Started recently[when?])
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate programmes[edit]

Masters in Engineering[edit]

Computer Science and Engineering

Electronics and Communication

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


PhD programme[edit]

The PhD degree is awarded by the Bangalore University UVCE which is a constituent college of Bangalore University serves as a research centre for the award of PhD degree in several research areas of the 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


The college receives endowments from World Bank under TEQIP Scheme. TEQIP Phase 1 endowments were about 13.5 crores and TEQIP Phase 2 endowments reached about same level.

Student life and festivals[edit]


MILAGRO[7][8] is the biggest inter-collegiate cultural event that is organized in UVCE. This event has the capacity to draw crowds touching up to 5000, during the course of its two days of organizing. It was organised on April 29 and 30, 2016.[9][10]


Since its inception in 2009, Inspiron has been hosted by The Training and Placement Office, UVCE[11]. This fest provides the students an opportunity to hone as well as showcase their practical know - how by organizing events that focus on all the key areas of personal development. This initiative from The Training and Placement Office gives every student a platform to compete with the best minds not only within the college, but also with those from different colleges across Bangalore. In addition to testing the knowledge and awareness of students, the events are designed to help them improve their communication and marketing skills as well. This inter-collegiate Techno-Managerial extravaganza from UVCE has been received very well and has attracted a lot of crowd over the past years.


IMPETUS[12] is a national level Technical Extravaganza organised by IEEE UVCE. It is the biggest technical fest in UVCE. Every year the event witnesses the footfall of over 1000 students. Corporate companies like IBM, Yahoo!, NIIT, Motorola, Cognizant, Infosys etc. sponsor for this fest. The event will host 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.


FIESTA[13] is one of the occasions, when we see UVCE all lit up, effervescent and oozing festive cheers from all directions. It is the intra-ccfrft, cultural ebullience that is celebrated during the second half of every year.


KAGADA[14] is a National Level Annual Technical Paper Presentation Contest organized by IEEEUVCE.

Sport and games[edit]

The following students have won laurels for the college. Lakshmi N ( World Women fencing championship), Varun Shetty (national-level winner and captained Bangalore University -Lawn Tennis), Tejasvini V (Inter University Swimming champion) Supriya (Volleyball), Uma B ( Throw ball), Sridhar (table tennis), UDay Kumar J ( Volleyball), Ranjitha V ( Table Tennis), Kavi Kumar (Kho-Kho), Kulkarni Vinayaka (c Chess), C R RaviKiran (baseball, softball), Arathi Kashipathi (Softball Nationals), Santosh S P(Hogathon).


Every year convocation[15] is held in June, where degrees are awarded to graduating students.

Student organizations and activities[edit]

Training and Placement Office UVCE[edit]

The Training and Placement Office [16] 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 and Dr. P Deepa Shenoy. The current placement officer is Dr. Thriveni J, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.


IEEE UVCE[17] 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.


SAEINDIAUVCE, a collegiate club affiliated to SAEINDIA, was established in the year 2012. It aims to bridge the gap of the students with the industry. To celebrate the wonder of automobiles and machines. It conducts seminars, workshops among the students to spread the word on present technological advances in automobiles. It took part in National Go Kart Championship NGKC 2014 held by ISNEE,Meerut,and achieved a 6th place in India. Participated in BAJA an ATV design and building competition in 2017 and 2018.[citation needed]


The prime focus of this initiative is to develop a sustained platform that supports students from UVCE in starting up their own venture; thereby realizing their ideas and converting them into reality.

UVCE Foundation[edit]

The UVCE Foundation. was created by alumni, faculty and well-wishers of UVCE in 2003. The Foundation has members from around the world and has already executed various projects at UVCE to address immediate needs of the students of UVCE. UVCE foundation is the active Alumni wing which has been looking to strive for reviving of brand UVCE.[citation needed]

UVCE Alumni Centenary Foundation, UACF[edit]

The objective of UACF[18] is to restore the status that the college enjoyed many years back. UVCE will celebrate its centennial in 2017 and the foundation aims to ensure that college retains its lost glory by then.

Notable alumni[edit]

UVCE IEEE Fellow awardees[edit]


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