University B.D.T. College of Engineering

Library and Information Center

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The University B D T College of Engineering Library came into existence with the establishment of the BDT College of Engineering in 1951. The library was shifted to the present building in the year 1961. B D T College of Engineering is one of the important technical education colleges in the state of Karnataka, and it was managed and administered by the Department of Technical Education, Government of Karnataka. In the year 1992 Government of Karnataka handed over this college to Kuvempu University as its Constituent College. Since then college name was renamed as University B D T College of Engineering. 18th August 2009 Karnataka State Government was formed the new Davanagere University, this college was comes under this University up to 24 February 2011. After this college was goes to VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY constituent college.

The library acts as a nerve centre, catering to the needs of the students, the researchers and the faculty members of all under graduate departments and Post graduate department, covering Science, Engineering Technology, Computer Science, engaged in higher pursuit of knowledge. The college Library has been shaped as a centre of excellence, for academic and research pursuits, by keeping it open to the changes brought in by Information Technology.

Total Number of Books

1 Issue Section 48457 Nos
2 Reffrence 16742 Nos
3 SC/ST 8135 Nos
4 ST 948 Nos
  Total 74282

Books Details on 03.01.2014 (beanch Wise)

No.of Titles
No.of Volumes
1 Civil Engineering 4237 10866
2 Mechanical Engineering 4537 11105
3 Electrical & Electronics Engineering 3466 8404
4 Electrical & Communication Engineering 4037 9853
5 Computer Science Engineering 3649 8775
6 Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering 2620 6406
7 Industial & Production Engineering 2493 6081
8 Physics 1020 2511
9 Chemistray 740 1907
10 Mathematics 1253 3423
11 Geology 601 1449
12 MBA 432 1501
13 MCA 151 560
14 Others 1041 1441
Total no. of books
30277 74282

Reading Room Facilities

University B D T college of Engineering Library is subscribing 8 Kannada and 6 English Newspapers. It is also subscribing 6 Kannada, 14 English general periodicals, 11 New Letters and 16 Technical Journals. The list of Newspapers and general periodicals is given below.

List of News Papers


Prajavani, Kannadaprabh, Samyukta Karnataka, Udayavani, Vijaya Karnataka, Nagaravani, Janathavani, Praja Madyama


Deccan Herald, The Economic Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Times of India, Business line

List of Magzines


Sudha, Taranga, Gruha Shobha, Karmaveera, Viveeka Sampada, Viveeka Prabha


Out look, Indian Today, The Week, Education World, Our Earth, MBA Today, Careers 360, Edu Tech, Property World,Indian Foundry Journal,Campus Counselor,Dream 2047, Transmission & Distribution World,Akshaya Urza

News Letter

IIMK News Letter, DRDO NewsLetter, KSFC News, UNITI News Lette, Corporate Engineer, German News, ISTE News Letter, INSAGE, NITE News, NAAC News,AERB News

SC / ST Book Bank

University B D T college of Engineering Library is having a SC / ST Book bank under the Social Welfare fund, It is usually open from 10.00 Am to 5.30 P.M. on all working days, where as it functions from 10.00 AM to 2.00 P.M. on Saturdays and also facilitate to the reference for the SC / ST students. And also futurely conduct the training programmes for the students like computation exams.

1 Mon-Fri 10 AM - 5.30 PM
2 Sat 10 AM - 2.00 PM
In 2011 yet another important event took place in the history of University B D T Engineering College Library in the form of availing Digital Library Internet connectivity through BSNL, Davangere, under the project of TEQIP. At present we have connect to 20 computers through the TCP/IP dial-up account to access Internet. This service is provided to all the users of the Digital library to search only specific websites with the help of library staff.

Assistant Instructor


Junior Assistant


Lakshmi Devi