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University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering


University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering

University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
Logo of UVCE
Motto For Quality and Excellence
Established 1917
Type Public, Education and Research Institution
Principal K. R Venugopal[1]
Founder BharatRatna Sir M. Visvesvaraya
Admin. staff 115
Undergraduates 3300
Postgraduates 800
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India

City Campus 15 acres

Jnana Bharathi Campus 50 acres
Accreditation AICTE, NBA
Colors Red and Grey         
Sports University level Cricket, Association Football, Badminton, Basketball
Nickname UVCEians
Affiliations Bangalore University
Website .in.acuvcebangalore

University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) was established in the year 1917, under the name Government Engineering College, by Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, and was affiliated to University of Mysore. It is the 5th Engineering College to be established in the country. This is one of the oldest technical institutions in the country, imparting technical education leading to B.E, M.E, B.Arch, M.Sc (Engineering) and Ph D 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 5 Star for the past 4 consecutive years. The College is receiving Financial Aid[2] under TEQIP program from the World Bank .


  • History 1
  • Campus 2
  • Ranking 3
  • Admission 4
  • Academic programmes 5
  • Student life and festivals 6
    • MILAGRO 6.1
    • IMPETUS 6.2
    • FIESTA 6.3
    • KAGADA 6.4
    • Sport and games 6.5
    • Convocation 6.6
  • Student organizations and activities 7
    • IEEE UVCE 7.1
    • Entrepreneurship cell UVCE 7.2
  • UVCE Foundation 8
  • UVCE Alumni Centenary Foundation, UACF 9
  • Notable alumni 10
  • Reunion 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13


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. It was started as School of Engineering with 20 students in Civil and Mechanical engineering branches in the PWD building. 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 is housing 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.


At present, the UVCE is the only engineering college affiliated to Bangalore University.[3][4] The campus has an academic sector equipped with modern laboratories and facilities. Then there is the residential area with hostels for both the boys and the girls. Then there are the playgrounds and spaces where events and functions keep on happening 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.


University and college Rankings
Engineering – India
India Today[5] 24

UVCE is ranked 40th.[6] in Top 50 Indian Government Engineering Colleges in India,2007. UVCE ranked 47[7] by Outlook top 75 colleges in India, 2009. UVCE is ranked 24th in Best Engineering colleges in India as per survey conducted by India Today.[8] and Nielsen company for the year 2011 and 37th in Best Engineering colleges in India as per survey conducted by The Week for the year 2012.[9]


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

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

The institution currently 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 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

Regular (B.E., B.Arch.)

Part Time Under graduate programmes[11]

  • Civil engineering(Started recently)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate programmes

Masters in Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electronics and Communication

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D programme

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • power Electronics


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


MILAGRO[12][13] is the biggest inter-collegiate cultural event that is organized in UVCE. This event has the capacity to draw huge crowds touching up to 5000, during the course of its two days of organizing.


IMPETUS[14] 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[15] 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[16] is a National Level Annual Technical Paper Presentation Contest organized by IEEEUVCE.

Sport and games

The following students have won laurels for the college. Lakshmi N ( World Women fencing Championship), Varun Shetty( National level winner & 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 ( Chess), C R RaviKiran ( Baseball, Soft ball), Arathi Kashipathi (Softball Nationals)


Every year Convocation[17] is held in the month of June, where degrees are awarded to graduating students.

Student organizations and activities


IEEE UVCE[18] student branch, revived in 2001.

Entrepreneurship cell UVCE

Entrepreneurship Cell UVCE (ECell UVCE[19]), was set up with a motive to build a strong student driven community that is passionate to have an Entrepreneurial career.

The prime focus of this initiative is to promote Entrepreneurship and develop a sustained platform that supports students from UVCE in starting up their own venture; thereby realizing their ideas and converting them into reality. The body plans to provide Incubation for Startup ideas, training and mentorship.

UVCE Foundation

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.

UVCE Alumni Centenary Foundation, UACF

The objective of UACF[20] is to restore the that status the college enjoyed a many years back. UVCE will celebrate its 100th year of existence in the year 2017 & the Foundation aims to ensure that college retains its lost glory by then.

Notable alumni


A Mega Reunion[22] of UVCE alumni was held on January 2 and 3, 2011, at Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Bangalore.


  1. ^ "Dr. Venugopal K R". 
  2. ^ "World Bank grants funds for UVCE". 
  3. ^ "Bangalore University". 
  4. ^ "India's Top 50 Universities". 
  5. ^ "Best Engineering colleges 2014".  
  6. ^ "Top 50 Indian Government Engineering Colleges in India 2007". 
  7. ^ "Top 75 Engineering Colleges". 
  8. ^ "INDIA'S BEST ENGINEERING COLLEGES 2011 by India Today". 
  9. ^ "Rankings from The Week (June 17, 2012)". 
  10. ^ "GATE". 
  11. ^ "Many benefit from UVCE's evening classes". 
  12. ^ "Milagro". 
  13. ^ "MILAGRO UVCE". 
  14. ^ "IMPETUS". 
  15. ^ "FIESTA". 
  16. ^ "KAGADA". 
  17. ^ "UVCE Glitters with 16 Gold Medalists". 
  18. ^ "IEEE UVCE". 
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ "UACF". 
  21. ^
  22. ^ "Mega Reunion 2010". 

External links

  • UVCE principal felicitated [2]
  • Moily Pushing IIT tag for UVCE [3]
  • UVCE should chalk out roadmap for 21st century [4]
  • Dr. Viktor K. Prasanna [5]
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