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Top 15 Engineering Colleges in Karnataka

Last Modified : October 19, 2015

Karnataka is one of the most upcoming states in India in terms of higher education. With students from all over the country coming here for further studies, it has become more than important for colleges to push themselves to be better than before. Engineering has been a field that most students aim to take up for their further studies and Karnataka does not disappoint.

1. R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore

Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering is among the top prestigious colleges for Engineering in Karnataka. It has developed into a big, vibrant college from what it started in 1963 with only 3 Branches of Engineering i.e. Civil, Electrical and Mechanical. Today, the college has earned big numbers like 12 Undergraduate Engineering departments, 1 Master Degrees and Doctoral Studies. Its extended campus stretches to about 52 acres in the Sylvan surroundings, and the structure is firmly attached to a round about 13 km from the Bangalore city which is better known as Silicon Valley.

Owing to its top ranking among the other colleges, the college itself has accomplished many achievements and also has now evolved tons of facilities for it students. The biggest achievement is the college has been recognized as the centre for excellence by the Union Government of India. The college also houses a Research and Development centre for big companies. Some of these top notch companies are Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro, Oracle, Dell, Delphi, Intel, IBM, Citrix and Infosys. The faculties here aim at providing material learning and stimulating teaching as well as discipline process smoothly. Notable Alumni are Anil Kumble (Former Indian Captain), Shiney Ahuja, Chetan Baboor (Table Tennis player).

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2. PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore

What counted PES Institute of Technology to be on 2nd position among the top 15 colleges of engineering in Karnataka is its quality of developing highly skilled human resources inculcating the ability to adapt to the dynamic environment. This college accepts the challenge of combining years of education with quality training through highly polished management, staff and teaching faculty.This college focuses on four educational fields i.e. Engineering, Medicine, Life Sciences and Management.

With an expanded infrastructural support, the college teaches a large number of students and also spreads across four different campuses. The students continuously pool their talents to outreach the community returning the society its share. CRUCIBILE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION is a multi-disciplinary centre there. Along with its colorful college festivals and enthusiastic clubs and societies the college has earned so many points to be placed on the 2nd position.

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3. NIT Surathkal, Surathkal

Recognized in the list of 30 NITS and top engineering colleges of the country, the National Institute of Technology, Surathkal emerges to amongst our listing of top 15 engineering colleges in Karnataka. With best in class faculties, the college proves to produce top rankers and merit holders in engineering. Moreover, with state of the art infrastructural facilities, the college is excellently well equipped and established.

In addition to this, the quality of education and learning is way beyond ones imaginations and expectations. Ten dedicated departments of Engineering accentuate the level of learning altogether. Apart from educational training, the college also excels in imparting cultural and co-curricular opportunities for students to explore. This exposure grooms the students to be well prepared in facing any situation with great confidence and intellect. Moreover, the institute leaves no stone unturned in facilitating the best placement opportunities for students by inviting numerous top notch MNCs.

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4. IIIT, Bangalore

With the motto “Knowledge is Supreme”, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, has come a long way from the 4th position fighting other 11 colleges. Popularly known as IIIT – B, the institute is working in close co-ordination with numerous corporate in order to impart the best academic structuring and formation to students. To facilitate easy education, the college offers 25 brilliant scholarship options that prove to be a great financial relaxation for students. Ranked on 23rd position by India Today in the year 2013, the college is striving hard to make it to the top by focusing on all the areas namely, education, co-curricular activities, training and development and placement. The college has brilliantly leveraged upon technology by facilitating a high tech Wi-Fi campus which enables students and faculty members to deliver and execute research studies and programs virtually.

Working as a non-profit society under the Government of Karnataka, the college has some notable teaching staff delivering best teaching practices to enable students to outperform in their life. The chairperson of the college being an executive chairman of Infosys, comprise of several other eminent personalities on board. Companies like Google, Amazon, Walmart Labs, Flipkart, Yahoo!, Morgan Stanley, and CISCO flood in to wipe off the expertise.

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5. Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore

 “Technology for Prosperity” being the motto has always inspired Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore in achieving the phenomenal growth and the position it stands on at present. It was August 1979 when it came as an individual entity and now it offers Bachelors Degree of Engineering in the fields such as Electronics and Communications, Electrical and Electronics, Civil, Mechanical, Computer Science and many more.

Being such a divergent college, it was the one who fully introduced the first full-fledged Computer Science and Engineering Degree in Karnataka. Expecting good future it now offers 9 under graduate, 10 post graduate and research centers in all disciplines for the P.hD. degree with handling over 4000 students. This college has brought innovation to a great extent and left no stone unturned thus finding cutting edge technology and having no limits for the possibilities.

The minds here are well trained and polished with such a highly talented pool of staff that students reach new heights and pursue a career giving them a firm identity. The college is equipped with sufficient research centers that are undertaking inter disciplinary research and are collaborating with other institutions like ISRO, IISc, NAL, etc. The notable placement cell has also good companies stepping in the campus like Infosys, HCL, IBM, L&T InfoTech and many more.

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6. Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Popularly known as Sir MVIT, Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology in Bangalore has touched heights in establishing a disciplined future of our country, and that’s what its motto suggest, it goes like “Discipline and Integrated development of Personality through Academic Excellence, Sports and Cultural Activities”. This college was named after the famous engineer, Statesman, and a former Diwan of Mysore named as Sri Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Focused towards the overall excellence, the faculties lay special and equal emphasis on academic, sports and curricular development of students.

Moreover, the college boasts off a series of notable achievements with their gold medalist alumni. With brilliant teaching techniques, the students truly outshine as leaders in their segment.

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7. M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

With a noble thought towards imparting a much needed Engineering education for the deprived, Dr. M S Ramaiah stepped forward to establish the M S Ramaiah Institue of Technology in Bangalore. Ranked 7th in our list of top 20 engineering colleges, the college imparts valuable knowledge to the students shaping the Indian future to reach new heights in future. Serving the society for the more than 50 years now, the college has been acknowledged and accredited for quality education by the Central Government of India. Providing education in 12 different fields of engineering, the college is equipped with an approved Research Center made by the Government of Karnataka. Shaping sharp minds, the college has been successful in preparing several notable alumnus, some of them are, Sajjan Jindal (MD of JSW Steel), Suhas Gopinath (Youngest CEO across the globe at 17), Kanan Gill (renowned standup comedian), Adithya Srinivasan (renowned singer), etc who are outshining brilliantly.

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8. Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum

Selecting a good enough institutes for pursuing any technical course is one of the grave decisions that any student has to take for a successful career prospect. Because of the increasing number of institutes in the recent years, this choice has become all the more tricky. For the ones who are willing to join a good college in Karnataka region, Visvesvaraya Technological University is an obvious choice because of the good record it holds in the field of imparting quality technical education to the students along the years. This privately owned institute concentrates largely over bringing in the best for the students. The college provides a Rs. 25000 scholarship to every student studying here with a rank in the range of 1 to 1000 in CET. The campus placements are exemplary with a record of bringing in some of the most renowned companies for campus recruitment of the students.

Companies like Infosys, Cognizant and Accenture, are regular recruiters for the college thus ensuring a brighter future for the students with competencies. With a faculty base that boasts of having few of the most experienced and learned individuals, the overall quality is undoubtedly one of the best in the region. Other than the academic excellence, the college also puts efforts towards making sure that the students’ overall development is done at an unaltered pace by hosting various competitions.

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9. Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore

Selected as Lead Institute for Assistance by World Bank under TEQIP Scheme of Government of India. The college has been recognized as one of the Centers of the Network scheme foreseen by the Govt. of India. Institute is offering full-time B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA & MCA in several disciplines. THe college has produced some notable aluminis also , few of them namely Shanmughan Manjunath, the slain IOCL officer, Prahlad Srinath, tennis player, C S Rajeevalochana, Electric Vehicle charger expert

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10. BMS Institute of Technology, Avalhalli

The standard of education being imparted to the students in any organization depends largely upon the institute’s vision and stand towards backing the research work in the premises. Research work allows not only the students to have an extra view of the actual practicality of the theory they cram up from the books but also allow them to suitably implement their own ideas under expert guidance from the faculty members and other research associates. BMS Institute of Technology, Avalhalli is one such premier institute as it combines academics with research beautifully and with unparalleled efficiency and is widely recognized as one of the supreme forces in research facilities in the region.

The research facilities available here are of the match to any premier institute in India. The college is granted the much coveted status of being a Research Institution by Visvesaraya Technological University and practically lives up to its name. The college predominantly concentrates its efforts towards academic excellence by providing commendable backing to the research being carried under various genres at the undergraduate as well as post graduate levels. The faculties available here to guide the students are competent enough to help the research scholars in their efforts towards getting their goals. It is therefore understandable that the institute is particularly famous amongst the students that aim at continuing with the research activity as their career choice as they get ample opportunities to pursue their dreams over here.

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11. National Institute of Engineering, Mysore

The fact that the older things are usually considered vintage has been justified in various spheres of life. Those who are able to handle the challenges kept upon them by passing time gain extensive experience from these ordeals and are able to see through the thick and thin in a more accurate and efficient way. When it comes to educational institutes, the number of years behind them tells about the level of maturity it has garnered for itself. National Institute of Engineering located in Mysore is one such college that can be considered as the example of such an institute.

The second oldest engineering college ever in Karnataka is considered as one of the most trusted names when it comes of imparting quality education for the students. The college is considered as one of the top notch colleges in the state and has been marked as being in the higher ranks by multiple surveys carried out by independent agencies. The students and alumni from this institute have gone a long way in their careers and the most notable name in the long list is of Mr. Narayan Murthy who paved the way for information technology by founding Infosys. The facilities available in the campus are state of the art and are able to accommodate almost all kinds of academic and extracurricular activities that can be considered as contributing factor towards the overall development of the students in question making it a preferred choice by the students.

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12. B.V.B College of Engineering and Technology

Initiated in Gadag as a polytechnic college, B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology was later moved to Hubli and in just one year had advanced to an Engineering College. Named and titled after the recognized philanthropist and entrepreneur B.V. Bhoomaraddi, the college has truly traveled a very long way outshining in the field of technical education. The college has adopted an Outcome Based Educational framework through which it is able to meet the requirements of the society and industry.

Offering 12 UG and 8 PG degrees in the field of engineering, the college is recognized for its 8 different departments that are identified as research centres for pursuing doctoral studies. Recognized for winning numerous high tech competitions for Automobile designing, the college boasts special clubs namely, Robotics Club, Pratyush, Electronics association, Aero modeling club, Innovation Forum, BVB media club and Ankur that add to the student development. For successful placement conversions, the students are trained by the placement cell post 2nd year. Some of the notable alumnus such as Sudha Murthy, Prof. Nozer Sinpurwalla, Prof. A.D. Sahasrabudhe, Mr. Anant Koppar and Mr. Vivek Kulkarni  etc form to be the pride of the college.

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13. RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore

The requirement of funds in incorporating any type of institutional activity is imperative as the resources required for bringing in the best come at a cost, and that cost has to be borne by those having the  capability and will of contributing towards it. The big business houses have pretty much of financial resources at their disposal, but the will to contribute are missing in most of the cases. But few of the big guns do not mind in roping in their surplus resources for such ventures. RNS Institute of Technology is one such institute located in Karnataka, which has been established by the Murudeshwar group of companies.

The college offers specialization in various genres ranging from courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Though all the available courses are competent but the college is more prominently known for the courses of computer engineering and electronics and electrical engineering. In fact, the college is considered one of the top notch colleges imparting computer engineering degrees in the whole state of Karnataka. The college is not only in the top records as per the academic credentials but also in the extracurricular department. The college placement records speak largely about the reputation of the institute in the corporate sectors. With a plethora of well established companies coming to the campus for recruitment, those students who clear out the eligibility criteria are most likely to end up having a job in their hands before they actually get their degrees.

14. New Horizon College of Engineering, Bangalore

When it comes of educational institutes, one of the major issues that arise is to keep the standards once made in an upright condition. It is usually seen that an institute is able to touch the upper ridges of standards once in a while but later the level deteriorates due to a number of factors. But only those institutes are able to garner the public trust which is able to withhold the standards once achieved and eventually improve upon them as well. New Horizon College of Engineering located in Bangalore is one such premier institute as it has made sure to keep up the good work for decades and is aptly considered as one of the most favored institutes for technical education in the region.                     

The college has been conferred various esteemed awards both at state as well as national level. The placement division of the college is dedicated and leaves no stone unturned in getting their students placed in the companies like intel, eBay, Paypal, Wipro, Accenture etc. It can be said that once into this college, the future is more or less secured.


15. Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur

The course of technical education has to be largely designed around the pre requisite of the changing technological glances in the market. Along with this massive improvisations are required to be done at the academic and practicality level so that those getting educated are actually able to match up with the ever changing external market scenario. Siddaganga Institute of Technology located in Tumkur is one such institute and is considered one of the topnotch in the state of Karnataka owing to the fact that it has stood tall along all these years in the ever changing educational set up.

The stature of this institution can be understood by the fact that it is one of the only 14 colleges in Karnataka that is under the quality improvement program being undertaken by the state government with the assistance from World Bank. The campus is pretty spacious and green with all kinds of facilities of sports and other extracurricular available at hand for the students. The college concentrates largely over the all round development of the students by indulging them into academic and other developmental activities and that too at the levels at which they can learn extensively through experience.

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