The University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, popularly known as UVCE, is one of the most prestigious colleges imparting Technical Education in the state of Karnataka. The college was established in the year 1917 by the greatest Engineer, Statesman of modern times, Bharata Rathna Sir. M. Visvesvaraya. Since its inception, the college has grown by leaps and bounds producing highly competent graduates, postgraduates and doctorates who have occupied prestigious positions both in India and abroad. Some of the distinguished alumni are Dr. V. K. Aatre, Former scientific Advisor to Ministry of Defence, Government of India, Dr. M. R. Srinivasan, Former Chairman, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, Dr. T. S. Prahalad, Former Director, NAL, Dr. S. Rame Gowda and Dr. R. Natarajan, Former Chairmen, AICTE, New Delhi.
The institution currently offers Seven Undergraduate (B.E / B.Arch) and Twenty Four Postgraduate (M.E / M.Arch.) Programmes. The Institute has awarded 153 Ph.D degrees. At present there are about 96 candidates pursuing their Ph.D.