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University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering

Address: Banashankari, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560001


The University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, popularly known as UVCE, is an engineering college which is affiliated to Bangalore University, located in Bangalore, India. This college was established in 1917, by Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. The college is approved by the AICTE and also by the Government of Karnataka. The departments are accredited with five A+ for the three years by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi.

Admission of students to the undergraduate courses is on the basis of merit through the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the state government. The entrance to post-graduate courses is through the Degree, GATE and through entrance test results. Every year close to 450 students graduate at the under-graduate level from five disciplines. Among the engineering colleges in Karnataka, UVCE was the earliest to have offered post-graduate courses.

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University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering Details

University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering: An Overview

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. Sir M Visvesvaraya started the college in 1917 in Bangalore. It was started as the Government Engineering College with 20 students in Civil and Mechanical engineering branches in the PWD building. It’s the fifth engineering college to be started in India and the first one in Mysore State. In 1965, the college name was changed to University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering after its founder.

UVCE offers Post-graduate programs in M. E. degree through  four semesters, which include Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering. A government-related project which is assisted by the department include Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna project, BWSSB projects, and National Highway Authority projects. The department is recognized as a Quality Improvement Programme center of the UGC/AICTE which offers admission to both M. E. and Ph.D. degrees.

In the year 2008, a student exchange programme was started in the department where students can study abroad for a semester.UVCE has two Postgraduate departments which include Electronics and Communication, and Electrical Engineering.

UVCE has an extensive Graduate department which include Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science and Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering.

Distinguished Alumni

UVCE has some of the most prestigious and notable alumni like Roddam Narasimha, Aerospace scientist and Fluid Dynamicist, M.R.Sreenivasan, member, National Security Advisory Board, V. K. Aatre, Scientist, S.Ramegowda, former Chairman, All India Council of Technical Education, Ramesh Arvind, Kannada Actor, Mano Murthy, entrepreneur and music director, T.S.Prahlad, scientist and former Director, National Aerospace Laboratories, Sanjeev Sinha, Managing Director, Nokia Siemens, Lakshmi Narayanan, Cairman, ex-CEO, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Dr.Guru Rao, Senior Vice President, Risk Management Solutions, Vijay Bhaskar, Kannada music composer, Manjunath, CEO of S7 Software solutions, Aravind Bhat, badminton player, B.V.Jagadeesh, CEO - NetScaler, Founder - Exodus Communications, K Jairaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.

UVCE recently had a reunion of alumni on 2 and 3 January, 2011, at Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Bangalore

Placement and Training Centre

UVCE has a Placement and Training centre which carries on its back a reputation. It has been successful right from the day it was incepted, which ways back to 1989.Then, it was headed by the visionary, Dr M Channa Reddy who took the initiative to make the career of every student in UVCE job guaranteed. He was then succeeded by Prof Sathyanarayana Makam, who was a class apart. It was during his tenure that the private companies started visiting campus for recruitments. When it started it was slow but gained momentum as he took charge to revive it. Dr S Paul Vizhian took over from him in 2004. His was the regime when the placements in our college were at the top. The number of companies visiting the campus grew considerably high. Now it has been taken over by Dr P Deepa Shenoy.

Every event that happens in the college requires help from the placement office. For the batch that passed out in 2007, 52 companies visited the campus with the placement percentage increasing to 80%. For the 2008 batch, 68 companies came for hiring and 11 companies came for hiring interns. For the 2009 batch, 85 companies have come for hiring and 15 companies have come for internships. For the  2010 batch, around 55 companies have visited the campus to select the bright students and the record is again around 95 % placement.

UVCE has excellent Industry-Institution interaction with all the reputed Global Companies visiting the campus, which include: Yahoo!, Alcatel Lucent, IBM, Cognizant, Nokia, Cisco, Samsung, Infosys, Wipro, EMC2, Motorola, SUN, MindTree, L&T (ECC, Powai), HCL, Vedanta, Tata Elxsi, Oracle, DELL, Avtec, Aditi Technologies, Kennametal, ITC Infotech, KOEL, ABB, Ashok Leyland, TVS Motors, BEL, Honeywell etc.

However the placement office in our college hasn't restricted itself to doing things which are only mentioned above. But it has excelled in various other arenas such as organizing an entrepreneurship and technical fest.

The fest “INSPIRON “, Passion Unleashed was held on 11th and 13th of November, 2008. It was a massive success considering the amount of students who took part in it, the number of companies who had faith in UVCE, bestowed the event with sponsorships, also the events, which turned out the way it was planned. It was a good move to instill the entrepreneurship and technical skills among the students as each student will have his\her own plans for succeeding in his\her career goals and the mentioned skills play a big and pivotal part in it.

INSIGHT-A Inner view of Recession and its Effect on Students, a Panel of  Discussion was organized by ”Placement and Training centre, UVCE” on 28th March 2009.The panel comprised of,  Mr H V Seetharam- Campus Ambassador, L&T Ltd, Mr Navin Sinha- CEO, Reinvent Software Solutions, Mr Gulshan- CAT Course Director, TIME, Mr Bhaskar H Rangaswamy- Sofware Engineer, IBM, Dr Venugopal K R- Principal, UVCE, and Dr P Deepa Shenoy- Placement Officer, UVCE.

Apart from these, Placement Officers from other reputed colleges’ like- BIT, MSRIT, JSSATE, PESIT attended the discussion. The event was a wide exposure to all students. The event helped them to understand the term RECESSION better, the effects and how to overcome it. It was a humble effort from Placement & Training Centre, UVCE to make everyone aware of the present scenario in industries.

UVCE also tasted success in executing the idea of training the students in pre-final year for placements. All the necessary topics were taught and tests were conducted periodically so that students become novices in that particular genre and also make them feel comfortable about placements by overcoming their early jitters. The training was carried over a period of 15 days which was used to cover all topics of placements, personality development, management skills and group tasks.

The new venture that the placement office has taken up is rigging up the infrastructure for conducting the placement process efficiently and also smoothly. There is a separate concern coming up shortly which will be exclusively used only for the placement purpose. It’s equipped with two interview panels with state of the art facilities and also a generator to suffice for frequent power cuts. Other than that we have two more panels inside the office. Efforts have been taken to ensure smooth running of placement process.

The need of the hour in the interview panels now lies in furnishing it well. UVCE is in the process of gathering the funds for it and the concern should be ready by August 2009. Such developmental works were undertaken by the UVCE  senior batch coordinators too.

Around 150 service, product and research organizations visit the campus every year for recruitment. Usually Placements start when the student enters the seventh semester and it lasts until graduation.


Along with the placements, even internships are offered for the students from organizations such as Philips, Intel, TI, Juniper, Cisco, IBM ISL, RSA, Netapp, HP, Citrix, NDS, and Samsung, etc.

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