India had a feather in its cap when the greatest Engineer and Statesman of modern times, Sir. M Visvesvaraya, Dewan of the then Mysore regime came up with the idea of establishing an engineering college in our own state for all the capable aspirants.
It was 1917, and India had only 3 engineering colleges by then and the need of hour for engineers in India was evident and it took a visionary called, Sir M Visvesvaraya to put the stepping stone for this wonderful institution which became the 4th established engineering college in India and churned out greatest of engineers across the world. Initially it had the capabilities to guide and strengthen the Civil and Mechanical engineers.
However, as the technology in various fields grew, new additions to the departments were made and UVCE got stronger by everyday that passed. At present, there are about 6 branches of engineering namely, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Science & Engineering along with the earlier Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering departments. Along with this, UVCE is one of the most favored destinations to pursue the Post Graduate courses. At present UVCE supports, 24 number of Post Graduate courses from all branches, a big number among the institutions spread across India.
It is now the only engineering college under Bangalore University, which happens to be the largest university spanned in the whole of Asia. UVCE is approved by the AICTE, All India Council for Technical Education and has a NAAC rating of 5 Star for the past 4 consecutive years issued by the National Board of Accreditation. UVCE has a sprawling serene campus in the heart of Bangalore situated in the busy roads of K R Circle near Vidhana Soudha. The campus is a mixture of big building that houses all the well spaced and comfortable classrooms, state of the art labs and all the recreational facilities to the likes of every other college in this country.
The best part in UVCE has been the teacher-student partnership in achieving the missions and goals set. The students engross themselves enthusiastically and actively in the research work and gain knowledge before they venture either into the professional world or the teaching spectra. This facilitates the al round growth of any student here in the UVCE campus.
Sir M Visvesvaraya – The Visionary, the Statesman
UVCE is the result of Sir M Visvesvaraya’s future vision of the modern India and the education system. We need to know about Sir MV and his numerous other contributions to the modern India to acknowledge this great visionary and why he is indeed a “BharathRatna”
History of UVCE
1917, though it was officially started, it is rarely known that 1913 was when the “School Of Engineering” was started. The journey since then, has not only been a fascinating one but also immensely inspiring
Lot of changes can be attributed to UVCE, since its inception. Some details about the various Departments, strength of Students, Placement statistics, Faculty details, Student activities and more