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University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering

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University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) was established in 1917, under the name Government Engineering College, by Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya. It is the fifth engineering college to be established in the country and first in Karnataka. UVCE is one of the few technical institutions in the country that is vested with the status of a university and autonomy on the lines of IITs. It is one of the oldest technical institutions in the country, imparting technical education leading to B.Tech., B. Arch., M.Tech., M. Arch. and PhD degrees in the various disciplines of Engineering and Architecture. The college is approved by the AICTE and the Government of Karnataka. UVCE has secured an NAAC accreditation score of 3.17 (A Grade). The college used to receive financial aid under the TEQIP program from the World Bank. B. Muthuraman has been appointed as the first chairman of the Board of Governors at UVCE. In 1917, the then Diwan of Mysore, Sir M. Visvesvaraya, felt the need to have an engineering college in the state as the College of Engineering, Guindy and College of Engineering, Pune were unable to accommodate enough students from Mysore State. He started the college in 1917 in Bangalore as a School of Engineering with 20 students in Civil and Mechanical engineering branches in the PWD building. S.V. Setty was a founding professor. It was the fifth engineering college to be started in India and the first one in the Mysore State. In 1965, the name of the college was changed to University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), after the founder. For the first time in India, a department of electrical engineering was established in UVCE in 1921. UVCE has been affiliated to Bangalore University since 1964. Dr. Venugopal K R, UVCE alumni, Principal UVCE and Vice Chancellor Bangalore University was the Special Officer to the Government of Karnataka for Trifurcating Bangalore University.
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