B.D.T College of Engineering, Davangere is located in the central
Part of Karanataka. Started in the year1951,the college was named
after the donors Brahmappa Devendrappa Tanvanappanavar (BDT), who
donated rupees1.5 lakhsfor the Constraction of building. The then
Maharaja of Mysore Sri Jayachamarajendra wodeyar Bahadur laid the
foundation stone to the college building on 7th
August 1951 and inaugurated the building on 24th
Started as the
only government engineering college in the year 1951 it had only one
branch in Civil Engineering. Subsequentely other branches of
engineering such as Mechanical and Electrical & lElectronics (in
1957), Electronics & Communication (in 1972), Computer Science and
Instrumentation Technology (in 1984) and Industrial & Production (in
1996) have started. The present intake of the college from all these
branches is 390 at the under graduate level. A Post Graduate Course
in Production Engineering Systems Technology was started in the year
Later on, the
college was transferred to KUVEMPU UNIVERSITY, as a constituent
engineering college on 01-06-1992 and hence it became University
B.D.T.College of Engineering. In the year 2003, seven additional
Post Graduate Courses were introduced in different disciplines.
Currently the total intake at Post Graduate level is 175. The
college has produced about 40 Ph.Ds and many research scholars are
pursuing their doctoral degree in various frontiers of Engineering
and Technology. At present about 2000 students are studying in this
college. As a consequence of formation of Davangere University
U.B.D.T. College of Engineering became a constituent college of
Davangere University on 18-08-2009. Recently with an intention of
overall development of the college, government of Karnataka
transferred the college to the VISVESVARAYA TECHNOLOGICAL
UNIVERSJTY(VTU), Belgaum on 24-02-2011 as a constituent engineering
college. The VTU is intended to start MBA and MCA Courses from this
academic year in this college.
is having highly qualified and dedicated faculty members to impart
advanced knowledge in Engineering and Technology to students. Most
of the faculty have acquired their Master’s and Doctoral degrees
from reputed institutions like IITs and IISc
undertakes consultancy works in Civil, Electrical &Electronics, and
other fields of Engineering.
The college was
one among the fourteen institutions in the state of Karnataka to get
the World Bank Aided TEQIP Project Phase-I and utilized a grant of
rupees Nine Crores for improving its infrastructural facilities and
enhanced the quality of academic standards. The institution is also
expecting World Bank Aided TEQIP Project Phase-IT to further improve
its Research & Development activities and infrastructure.
The college is
approved by AICTE and Under Graduate courses were accredited by NBA
in the year 2001 for Five years. Further, Computer Science &
Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering were
accredited by NBA in the year 2009 for three years. For other
departments the NBA accreditation process is in progress.
library is equipped with good number of rare collection of old books
and is further enriched with latest volumes during TEQIP phase-I.
Students of this
college are known for discipline, academic brilliance, respect and
love towards their teachers. The college is also aimed at providing
high quality technical education to students. The students are also
actively involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
The annual cultural festival ‘CHAITRA’ is conducted which creates a
plat form for exhibiting the hidden talents of students.
is a member of Red Cross Society. Thern. other facilities available
are Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park (STEP), Industry
Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC), ISTE Staff and Students Chapters,
Co-operative Society etc., for the benefit of students. Further, the
institution is having both boys and girls hostel to accommodate
students from outside.
The Placement &
Training Center is actively involved in placing the students in
reputed organizations. Various companies like TCS, MindTree, Infosys,
HCL, SLK Software, SIEMENS, Nokia, Zindal etc., are visiting the
college regularly. 189 students are placed in different
organizations in the academic year 2010-11. Many of our Alumni have
grown to top positions in private and public sector not only in
India but also in other parts of the world. The college is
completing 60 years of fruitful existence in 2011 and is planning to
celebrate Diamond Jubilee soon.
On this occasion
I am very happy and proud for being myself as one of the Alumni and
Principal of this prestigious institute.
I wish all the best for the students who have joined this
constituent college of ’Visvesvaraya Technological University’.
Kn Dr. K.