About Engineering

About Engineering Colleges In Karnataka

About Engineering Colleges:

The first Engineering College was started by the Mysore Government in 1917 at Bangalore. After 1946, three more colleges were started. By the time of Integration of the State, there were totally five engineering colleges (two Government and three private) in the State. By 1993-94 there were a total of 47 Engineering Colleges in the State of which were 4 Government institutions, 9 were aided and the rest unaided. By 2008-09 Karnataka had 145 engineering colleges, which went to 187 in 2010-11. The average enrolment in the colleges dropped from 369 to 301 for the years 2008-09 and 2010-11.

As of 2014 Karnataka had a total of 192 Engineering colleges – 12 Government, 9 Government aided, 152 Unaided (private), 17 Private minority, 3 deemed.The large number of professional institutions in Karnataka attracts students not only from the other parts of India but also from foreign countries.

Number of seats in Karnataka Engineering Colleges

Following table shows the number of seats that were available in Karnataka Engineering colleges in 2013.

Eligibility: Candidates should have passed the qualifying exam within 2 years of the date of application for CET.

Selection: It is based on merit in CET conducted in Physics, Chemistry and Maths. The standard of the test is of qualifying exam (PUC of Karnataka Board).The selection Committee will interview the candidates and prepare a rank list based on performance in the entrance test, attainment etc.

Minimum Qualifications: For admissions to full time courses, candidates must have passed the 2-year Pre-University Exam, recognized as equivalent to the concerned University in Karnataka. The optional subjects being Physics, Chemistry and Maths and English as a language, the candidate should secure 50% (35% for SC/ST/BT.candidates etc.) aggregate marks of the three optional subjects.