Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Bangalore Karnataka

Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Bangalore Karnataka

Here are the top 10 engineering colleges in Bangalore that offer various undergraduate courses. They are the top engineering colleges in Bangalore rank wise and you can read about their courses and various fests and events on this website. These are one of the best college in Bangalore offering B.Tech or B.E. courses.

1. M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology

Formerly M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), RIT is an autonomous private engineering college in Bangalore, Karnataka. The college is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University with its headquarters at Belgaum, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1962 and became academically autonomous for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs in 2007. Through VTU, RTI offers Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Technology, and Master of Business Administration. Not to mention, programs leading to award of PhD in various disciplines.

RIT offers Bachelor of Engineering(BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) at the Undergraduate level. The Program is of 4 years and is offered in twelve different branches. The Course structure is designed by the faculty of the college along with the consultation of the faculty at VTU and IISc. Through, the intake in the college is fixed by AICTE in India. Also, no affiliated college has the right to increase the intake. This rule applies even to academically autonomous colleges.

Various student activities take place at campus. Namely IEEE, TEDxMSRIT, VTU Fest and UDBHAV. The college has an IEEE Student branch and the IEEE-MSRIT celebrates its tech fest Aavishkaar each year. Various competitions such as Algomach (On Spot Programming), Design and Debugging (Circuit debugging), Robotics, Cyber Treasure Hunt (CTH), Paper Presentation, Gaming, Tech Quiz, Product Design, Photoshop Contest are held along with Workshops. Whereas, TEDxMSRIT is a student organisation conducted a national event in March 2012. The event has seen various well known speakers such as Atul Chitnis, Devi Prasad Shetty, Soumitra Bhattacharya Praveen Godkhindi and others.

UDBHAV s the annual Cultural Fest held at RIT every year. Also, the VTU Fest is through the Government of Karnataka in association with RIT held the 13th annual Youth Fest at RIT.

2. RV College of Engineering

Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering is also known as RVCE or R.V. College of Engineering, Rāshtrīya Vidyālaya Tāntrika Mahāvidyālaya. It is a private technical co-educational college located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The college was established in 1963 and it has eleven departments in engineering, one school in architecture, and a Master of Computer Applications department. RVCE is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.

There are various courses offered at RVCE at undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate courses at RVCE are provided autonomy are are accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). While all its departments are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The college has twinning programs and tie ups with many institutions across the world, as well as collaborations with the industry.

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The annual festival of the college is called 8th Mile which is the most awaited event in the annual calendar. The college is recognized as Centre of Excellence under Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) by Government of India. The students of RVCE operate many student projects, most notable being the ones supported by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the ones which participate in the competitions conducted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

The merit in the Karnataka CET test or COMED-K undergraduate test is the basis of admission to undergraduate courses. The merit requirements don’t matter when admission is taken through management quota. Also, a lateral entry scheme is in place, by which students holding diploma degrees can enter directly to the second year undergraduate degree. Students, upon graduating, receive a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Architecture degree at undergraduate level.

For admission to postgraduate courses, GATE test scores, as well as on their Post Graduate Karnataka CET scores are taken into account. As, all the departments have been conferred autonomous status and thus they set their own course content and grading system. RVCE follows the credit-based system of performance evaluation, with proportional weighting of courses based on their importance. The total marks (usually out of 100) form the basis of grades, with a grade value (out of 10) assigned to a range of marks. For each semester, the students are graded by taking a weighted average from all the courses with their respective credit points. Each semester’s evaluation is done independently with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) reflecting the average performance across semesters. The medium of instruction is English.

3. BMS College of Engineering

B.M.S. College of Engineering (BMSCE) is an autonomous engineering college in Basavanagudi, Bangalore, India. It is one of the top Engineering college in Bangalore, India. The college was founded in 1946 by B. M. Sreenivasaiah and it was the first private sector initiative in technical education in India. The college is run by the BMS Educational Trust. It was affiliated with Visvesvaraya Technological University from 1998 to 2008, and became autonomous in 2008.

Though a private engineering college, it is partially funded by the Government of Karnataka. The various departments at BMSCE offer four year undergraduate courses in engineering. All of the undergraduate courses have been conferred autonomous status by the Visvesvaraya Technological University. 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. 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.

Apart from these main eight buildings, 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.

4. PES Institute of Technology

PES Institute of Technology is one of the sought after college in Bangalore, India. This is because of the top quality of courses in Engineering offered at the campus. PESIT South Campus admits students to undergraduate courses on basis of their merit in the Karnataka CET or in the COMED-K undergraduate test. Students are also admitted through a management quota, which does not place any merit requirements. There is a lateral entry scheme in place, by which students holding diploma degrees can enter directly to the second year of study in engineering. Students, upon graduating, receive a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

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Undergraduate Programs at PESIT South offers full-time, four-year undergraduate (Bachelor of Engineering) programs in the following disciplines. Namely, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Information Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The Graduate Programs at PESIT South offers postgraduate programs in the following disciplines. Namely, M. Tech. in Computer Science, M. Tech. in Signal Processing, Master of Computer Applications, and M. Tech. in VLSI and Embedded System. Not to mention the Master of Business Administration course at postgraduate level.

People’s Education Society Institute of Technology, Bangalore South Campus or PESIT South Campus ( formerly called the PES School of Engineering or PESSE) is a private co-educational engineering college on RK Road, Bangalore, India. PESIT South Campus was established in 2005 and is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and is accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

5. BMS Institute of Technology and Management

The B.M.S. Institute of Technology and Management (abbreviated as BMSIT&M), is a private engineering college in Bangalore, Karnataka, India affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. It was founded by B S Narayana, son of educationist B M Sreenivasaiah, and is managed by the B M S Educational Trust. It is the sister institution of B M S College of Engineering, a well established government aided engineering college in India. B M S Institute of Technology is recognized as a Research Centre by VTU. B M S Institute of Technology is located on SH-9, KA, a little distance away from Bangalore, in an open and sparsely populated and built area, known as Avalahalli. Initially, starting out with six disciplines of engineering, viz., Electronics and Communication, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,information science,Civil Engineering,the college offers a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Science, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree, in addition to Bachelor of Engineering degrees in the five aforementioned disciplines. The college was granted the status of a Research Institution by the Visvesvaraya Technological University in 2005.

The Melton Foundation was established in 1991 to build a worldwide community of talented people from diverse cultures capable of addressing global issues based on principles of open communication and mutual respect. The core activities of the Melton Foundation are made possible through an endowment provided by William Melton and Patricia Smith Melton in partnership with five host universities located in Chile, China, Germany, India, and the United States.

Utsaha is the annual intra-collegiate symposium hosted by the college on its campus, in March or April every year. Several literary, cultural, academic and musical events are held, and the winners are duly rewarded.

6. Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology (Commonly referred to as Sir MVIT) is an Institute of repute in the state of Karnataka. The Institute is named after Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, a well known Engineer, Statesman and a former Diwan of Mysore. This institute was founded and established in 1986 by the Sri Krishnadevaraya Educational Trust and offers programs in the field of Technical Education. The Institute is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University and approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. Sir MVIT is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Institution. The institute has 3300 students and over 260 faculty members. The institute has been Ranked No. 1 among the Engineering Colleges in the Karnataka State by the reputed magazine ‘Dataquest’. It is also ranked under top 25 engineering colleges of India and rated AAA amongst India’s Best Engineering Colleges.

Undergraduate Courses offered in the campus are B.E. (Four-year program that leads to a Bachelor of Engineering degree) in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Science and Engineering, and Biotechnology. Graduate Courses at Sir MVIT are M.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering ( Computer Integrated Manufacturing), and Bio-Technology. The college also offers M.B.A., M.C.A., M.Sc (Engg) and Ph.D.

“Kalanjali” is an annual inter-collegiate cultural festival of the college that sees participation from students at institutes all across the state. It is usually two- to three-day festival that showcases the college’s talent and competitive spirit with students competing statewide. The events normally include: Invocation, Annual college performance report, Performance of the departments, Review of academic and cultural progress along with sports, Competitions ranging from fine arts such as singing, theatre, to technical paper presentations, Contests, shows, Motivational tidbits from distinguished speakers and Prize distributions.

7. MVJ College of Engineering

M.V.Jayaraman College of Engineering is an engineering college in Bangalore, Karnataka, India affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University and approved by AICTE. It is a Tamil linguistic minority college established in 1982. Established in 1982, MVJ College of Engineering, the flagship institution of Venkatesha Educational society, imparts education in technology and management. Situated on 15-acre campus in Whitefield, Bangalore. MVJCE is permanently affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi and approved by All India of council for Technical Education (AICTE).

The college has following schools MVJ College of Engineering, MVJ Medical College & Research Hospital, MVJ Polytechnic College, MVJ International School CBSE, MVJ PU College, Whitefield and MVJ PU College, Banashankari. The Undergraduate course offered are Aeronautical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Electronics, and Telecommunication Engineering.

Post Graduate courses are offered in Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Digital Electronics and Communication, Thermal Power Engineering, and Engineering Analysis & Design.

8. JSS Academy of Technical Education

J.S.S. Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore (JSSATEB), or in its full name Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore, is an engineering college in Bangalore, India established in 1997 and managed by JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysore. The campus is located in on a hilly 21 acre campus on the Uttarahalli-Kengeri main road within close proximity to Rajarajeshwari Nagar on the southwestern edge of Bangalore City. The college is approved and accredited by All India Council for Technical Education as well as The National Board of Accreditation. At present JSSATE, Bangalore has seven Undergraduate and four Post Graduate programme in Engineering along a post Graduate programme in Business Administration

SS Acdemy of Technical Education, Bangalore offers undergraduate, graduate and research programs in Engineering, Science and Management. All departments are recognized as Research & Centres. The institute has 12 departments and 4 support centres including placement and professional enhancement department. It has student strength of 2600 and more than 75 candidates pursuing research programmes.

The college is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University  (VTU) in Belgaum and offers Master of Technology (M.Tech) Degree program in VLSI Design and Embedded Systems, Production Design and Manufacturing, Engineering Management. The college also offers a two-year MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree.

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The Departments of Industrial Engineering and Management and Master of Business Administration serve as a Research Centers for Visvesvaraya Technological University.

In April–May every year JSSATE organizes its intercollegiate Techno-cultural Fest – VERVE which means Energy. Started in the year 2005. It is held for 2 days with several technical and cultural events completely managed by students especially by renowned host Rohit Kumar(IT). Several noted persons have been invited to VERVE during the years. Recently, Neeraj Shridhar performed live in the year 2012.In 2016 Farhan akhtar performed at the campus

Computer Research for Engineering Students which is the technical club started by the students of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering organizes its annual technical fest Continuum. Started in the year 2004 by the students, it consists of events ranging from paper presentations, mock product launches, talks and technical contests. Post 2011, CREST. has taken the responsibility of organizing Continuum annually.

9. Bangalore Institute of Technology

Bangalore Institute of Technology is an engineering college in Bangalore offering undergraduate and graduate engineering courses, affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum located in Bangalore. The institution came into being in August, 1979 under the auspices of Vokkaligara Sangha, Bangalore.

BIT is currently affiliated to VTU. The institute initially offered the Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Computer Science, Electronics, Telecommunication, Instrumentation Technology, Electrical, Civil and Mechanical, Information Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management. Bangalore Institute of Technology was the first institute to introduce a full-fledged Computer Science and Engineering course in Karnataka. It is recognized by the AICTE and has been accredited by NBA. At present BIT offers 9 undergraduate, 10 post graduate and a PhD course(s) with a student body of more than 4000.

There are a number of centres carrying out inter-disciplinary research and many collaborative programmes exist between the college and other institutions such as the Institute of Science (IISc) and National Aerospace Laboratories (N.A.L.). The college is also a program centre for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Teaching and research work is supported by facilities such as a central library with 90000 volumes of text books and reference books and an Industrial Consultancy and Research Center. The institute has an auditorium (1200 seating capacity), seminar hall, co-operative society, canteen, and cultural sections as well as hostels for boys and girls.

MANTHAN is the annual techno-cultural festival of BIT. INFINITI is a cell that was formed to encourage women in technology.Since its inception it has expanded to several colleges in Bangalore. MIDAS is a dance club of BIT, which participates in cultural events. Associated with Rotary Bangalore South-East club to form Rotaract club in the college to inculcate a sense of concern for the society. BIT’s cultural team ‘AIKYA’ is an ensemble of dance, music and drama.

BIT’s literary club “ELEVATE” encourages students to take part in literary events such as debate, creative writing and also conducts social awareness programs like clean drives and bikers clubs etc. BIT’s Kannada Club “SANSKRITHI” encourages students to learn and promote Kannada.

Students of BIT have academic records and are placed in industries and corporate sectors. The college offers placement on campus for its students. A few of the companies which have visited the college for campus placements are Oracle, Bosch, Google, Dell, HP, Fidelity, IBM,Microchip, Accenture, TCE, L&T, ABB, Wipro, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Quest, @WalmartLabs and HSBC. The graduates and post graduate students of BIT are continuously trained on aptitude, technical and soft skills. Seminars, workshops and faculty development program are conducted on a regular basis to update the advances in the field of engineering. Student’s forum like Rotract Club, TEDx, Ecsa, ieee, XKalibre and quiz club conduct various technical, cultural and sports events for faculty and students.

10. RNS Institute of Technology

RNS Institute of Technology is an engineering and technology college and is located in Bangalore, India. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. Rama Nagappa Shetty Institute of Technology (RNSIT) was established in the year 2001 and is the brainchild of the Group Chairman, Dr. R.N. Shetty. Several educational institutions are run by the R. N. Shetty Trust, with RNSIT one amongst them. RNSIT is among the top engineering colleges in Karnataka.

RNS Institute of Technology (RNSIT), Bangalore, was founded by Shri.R. N. Shetty in 2001, with Prof. M.R.Holla in the capacity of Principal. Today, the college is headed by Dr. H.N.Shivashankar, the Director and Dr. M.K.Venkatesha, the Principal. The college is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum. College is Accredited by NBA. It is an institutional member of the ISTE, recognised by the AICTE and was recently accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.

The Government of Karnataka conducts Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into various professional courses. The CET is generally conducted during Feb/March and the notification will appear in all leading newspapers.

Seat matrix are announced indicating seats available in different colleges in different branches based on the sanctioned intake.Admissions are made according to merit, subject to reservations to various categories. Students called for counseling on a particular day will be announced on previous day in leading newspapers.On the day of counseling, when his/her turn comes, he/she can choose the college and branch based on the vacancy position displayed online.

Students also get the opportunity to change the branch/college only once before the end of admission and this is final. Change of branch: As per the VTU regulations, change of branch is permitted only at the beginning of 3rd semester provided vacancy exists. The change of branch is done according to prescribed regulations and is subject to approval by Director of Technical Education and the University. Providing the better education and maintaining the reputation has made RNSIT to be in the list of one of the top most engineering colleges in Karnataka.

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