Established in the year 1963, Basaveshwar Engineering College has been a landmark institution imparting engineering education in Dharwad, Karnataka. The Basaveshwar Engineering College is affiliated to the Visveswaraiah Technological University in Belgaum, Karnataka. The All India Council for Technical Education in New Delhi approves and certifies Basaveshwar Engineering College.
The Basaveshwar Engineering College operates with a clear vision. The college and staff strive to bring recognition to the college as being a premier institution of education. The education at here is research based and aimed at a holistic development of the student including social and economic development.
The college is supported and guided by Shri Basaveshwara Vidya Vardhak Sangha, an organization founded by Shri Gurubasava Mahaswamiji of Bilur. The organization began in 1906 and has led numerous educational institutions besides Basaveshwara Engineering College.
The Campus Facilities
The sprawling campus located in an area exceeding one hundred hectares, is a soothing quiet campus that naturally stimulates learning. Owing to the sheer size of the campus, the college is located on the outskirts of Bagalkot, close to the New Bagalkot town limits.
- Well-equipped conference hall
- A scrumptious cafeteria
- Staff quarters
- Clean and inviting student hostels
- Well-stocked library
- Administrative buildings
- Lecture halls
- Departmental buildings
Basaveshwar Engineering College offers bachelor degree courses in:
- Civil engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical engineering
The Departments in the College
The college has 16 departments, each specializing in a branch of engineering. The degree courses are offered in ten disciplines. Post graduate programs are also offered in the college, although there are only five post graduate programs. The departments in the college are listed below:
- Department of Physics
- Department of Management studies (MBA)
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Humanities and social sciences
- Department of Automobile engineering
- Department of Bio Technology
- Department of Civil engineering
- Department of Computer science and Engineering
- Department of Computer Application
- Department of Information science and Engineering
- Department of Instrumentation and technology
- Department of industrial production and engineering
- Department of Electronics and communication
- Department of Electrical and Electronics
- Department of Mechanical engineering
The admissions are based on merit, payment seats and NRI seats. There are various scholarships available for deserving students who have the merit.
Library and the other Amenities
The library on campus is a sprawling facility with a mind numbing collection of over 52, 000 volumes pertaining to the courses offered in college. There are national and international journals available in the library. There is also a book bank for SC/ ST students. The digital collections housed in the library are also lent out to students and staff members.
The hostel facility available at the college is truly impressive. A total of three separate hostels provide boarding and lodging for students. The Visveswaraiah hostel, Netaji hostel and the ladies hostel all feature updated facilities for students. The hostel blocks each feature the following facilities
- Co-operative stores
- Computer center with internet facility
- Running hot water
- Generator in case of power outages
- Television sets
- Guest rooms
- Volley ball ground
- Laundry facilities
- Post office
- Indoor sports
- Multi-utility center
- Multi- purpose gym
Research and Grants
Research plays a big role in Basaveshwara Engineering College. The number of sponsored projects ongoing at Basaveshwara Engineering College hint at the importance that research and innovation enjoy in campus. Each of the research projects have grants, principal investigators and a specific timeline assigned to them.
AICTE, DRDO, CSIR and the department of science and technology are some of the funding organizations behind the research projects at Basaveshwara Engineering College.
The who’s who of Basaveshwara Engineering College
The administrative efforts of the college are effected through the Governing council of the college. The council has a chair person and members of the council include nominees from B. V. V. Sangha, AICTE, DTE and VTU. The Ex- Officio secretary of the council is the principal of the college.
The BEC Alumni Association proudly encloses numerous luminaries of the current times. The alumni association has branches in Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad and Pune.
Principal – Dr. R. N. Herkal
Basaveshwara Engineering College,
Bagalkot – 587 102