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Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering (VVCE) – A Centre of Excellence in Technical & Management Education Vidyavardhaka Sangha (VVS) stands as a synonym for quality education in the heritage city of Mysuru. VVS was established in 1949 by great visionaries namely Late Sahukar Channaiah and Late. K. Puttaswamy (Former Minister of Karnataka) to impart quality education to all sections of the society. There are ten educational institutions starting from nursery to engineering college under the aegis of VVS. At present, Sangha is under the able guidance and leadership of Sri Gundappa Gowda, President, Sri Shivalingappa B, Vice President, Sri P. Vishwanath, Secretary and Sri S N Lakshminarayana, Treasurer. Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering is one of the prestigious engineering college in Karnataka. Established in 1997, VVCE has grown in leaps and bounds since inception. VVCE is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, approved by AICTE, New Delhi and recognized by Govt. of Karnataka. VVCE functions through its Board of Governors constituted as per AICTE guidelines. The college is under the able leadership of Dr. B. Sadashive Gowda as Principal, who has rich experience in industry and education field both in India and abroad. Five UG programs i.e Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi. The college has excellent infrastructure coupled with qualified and passionate faculty team to provide a perfect learning ambience.


VVCE offers an impressive array of educational programs and options inclusive of some of the best engineering divisions. It supports the students not only in terms of academics but also in overall personality development. To make sure that students are clear about their fundamentals, VVCE provides a plethora of subjects, extra curricular and co curricular activities which improves the I&E are also encouraged by allowing students to be a part of various clubs in college which help them achieve their goals.It also permits students to make use of laboratories 24/7.

  • Open Source Lab which is a 24/7 access lab for students who are interested in learning and implementing their ideas on projects.
  • 'Anveshan' is one of the peer tutoring organization which is currently associated with CL Educate Research.
  • 'E-Yantra' is a platform for students to enchance thier practical knowledge.
  • 'Pixel Hut'  is the club which captures the magical moments of the event in the college.
  • 'AutoMatrix' is a community which supports mechanical growth.
  • 'Bookads' is a community for readers to gather and ponder on the fiction & discuss the reality.
  • 'Prashna' is the quiz club of the college, it challenges the intellect and knowledge of people.
  • 'Magna' is the debate club of the college and it builds the analytical response in the students.
  • Aspera’ the Entrepreneurship-cell of the college conducts various events related to entrepreneurship and gives a path for students to explore the same.
  • 'Toastmasters' which provides a great platform for the students to develop their leadership and public speaking skills.
  • Incubation centre’ where the college allows students to have their experience in startup and entrepreneurship.

It also aims to provide various training programs to its students so that they are well versed with communication, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Trainers across the country come and train the students for a week. Few of training programs are-

  • Soft Skills Training
  • Development Skills Training
  • Aptitude Training and
  • Placement Training

 Other facilities provided by the college for improving the innovation and entrepreneurship outcomes are -

  • Mini Project competitions which is held twice a year to make sure students come up with solutions to the problems in an effective way.
  • Encouragaing student innovation by introducingUndergraduate Research.
  • Idea presentation and Paper presentations.
  • Inter College and Inter Department Competitions
  • Hackathons 
  • Barcamp
  • Workshops

Academically, subjects like Elements of Mechanical EngineeringProgramming in C and Data structuresBasic Electrical EngineeringElements of Civil Engineering and Basic Sciences (PhysicsChemistryMaths) are taught to the first year students to strengthen their foundation. There are subjects like Software Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Management which are one of the very informative subjects required by an individual who aspires to be an entrepreneur. The MBA department also provides various courses, helps budding managers and entrepreneurs.


The faculties at VVCE are also encouraged in innovation and entrepreneurship. They are encouraged to attend workshops, seminars, etc. and later share their learning experience and concepts with the other faculties and students as well. Research, idea generation and paper presentation are given priority and the management ensures flexible working hours for those doing research. The main idea is to improve faculty experience and encourage them to come up with solutions of problems.

The faculties at Vidyavardhaka are also encouraged to attend national and international events related to their areas of interest so that they gain required learning outcomes. Faculty Development Programs (FDP) are conducted regularly to enhance the skills of all the faculties.


The university technology transfer function provided to the students at VVCE consists of

  • Wurth Electronics
  • Placement training by Infosys 
  • Entrepreneurship Cell and
  • Companies in the Incubation Centre (Rev Engg, AdverSize etc.)


VVCE has current tie-ups with various companies likeInfosys, IBM, HP, Sankalp Group, Brigade group and many more. It is also tied-up with others organizations such as Princeton Review, Wurth Electronics, IEEE, ACM, SMIE and CL educate. The training and placement department works in close co-ordination with the Industry Relations Executives and the Department Placement Coordinators (DPC) which comprises of both students and faculty members nominated from individual departments. Faculties are also encouraged to build their network off-campus by attending workshops conducted in various industries and teaching and sharing their experience with the students.


The college has always encouraged both it’s students and faculties for developmental efforts towards the society. Few of projects that the students and faculties are working on are traffic control, agricultural related and also device for the physically challenged. Various other research activities and papers are being worked on by students and faculties.

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