BMS College of Engineering is an autonomous engineering college in Basavangudi, Bangalore, India. It also has Evening college (BMSECE), a non autonomous college, which comes under VTU. The engineering college, started in 1946 by BM Sreenivasiah, was one of the second private sector initiatives in technical education after arthur hope college of engineering and technology(1945) in India and is run by the BMS Educational Trust today. It is located on the Basavangudi Area Bull Temple Road, opposite to the famousBull Temple. Though a private engineering college, it is partially funded by theGovernment of Karnataka.
BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE) was Founded in the year 1946 by Sri. B. M. Sreenivasaiah a great visionary and philanthropist and nurtured by his illustrious son Sri. B. S. Narayan. BMSCE is the first private sector initiative in engineering education in India. BMSCE has completed 69 years of dedicated service in the field of Engineering Education. Started with only 03 undergraduate courses (Mechanical, Civil & Electrical), BMSCE today offers 13 Undergraduate & 16 Postgraduate courses both in conventional and emerging areas. 15 of its Departments are recognized as Research Centers offering PhD/M.Sc (Engineering by Research) degrees in Science, Engineering, Architecture and Management.
The Institution is accredited to AICTE, New Delhi, Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, Karnataka, approved by Council of Architecture (COA), New Delhi, BMSCE is an AICTE recognized QIP Centre in Engineering & Technology, BMSCE is the only institution from India adopted by the Melton Foundation, USA. BMSCE IS TEQIP Phase I and Phase II Institute (a world bank project).The College has been effectively practicing outcome based education. The College has one of the largest student populations amongst engineering colleges in Karnataka. Currently about 5000 students are pursuing their higher education at BMSCE. The academic performance of the students have been exceptional. The Institution has an excellent Placement and Recruitment Cell. More than 100 reputed Core/IT/MNC companies visit the campus every year for recruiting students from various branches. The undergraduate Programs of the College have been awarded the Autonomous Status by the Government/University from the academic year 2008-09 onward. It is positive reflection on the academic excellence nurtured by the college.
The Institution has well-Qualified, Experienced & Dedicated faculty and staff members. BMSCE has the most advanced laboratories for practical training, state of the art computing facilities, spacious classrooms with good furniture and A/V aids, Wi-Fi campus and 24×7 internet facilities in the departments and hostels. The Institution has Collaborative & Extension Activities by way of MOUs with various Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations for fostering Academic/ Research/ Innovation. A strong alumni base of over 35,000 most of them occupying coveted positions in various Educational, Industrial and Research organizations. The college is being ranked consistently among the top engineering colleges in the country by surveys conducted by various media sources. The College has been the most preferred destination not only for students of the state but also from various parts of the Country.
BMSCE is accredited with A Grade by NAAC (2013-2018). The Engineering Programs of BMS College of Engineering (BMSCE) Bangalore has got accredited from National Board of Accreditation (NBA) in Tier I Format, recognized by Washington Accord during October 2014. The Accreditation is manifestation that the Institution is recognized for promoting high quality engineering education and continuously meeting the established quality standards. The Washington Accord is an elite international agreement on engineering studies and mobility of engineers. The Accord signed in 1989 as an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs. Besides the UK and USA, some 17 countries, such as Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Turkey as its signatories. After 7 years of continuous efforts, India became the permanent member of the Washington Accord during June 2014.
BMSCE had the proud privilege of being shortlisted by NBA in the very first phase of accreditation process under Tier-I Format. The College had the unique distinction of representing the Country’s private educational institutions. A three-member international team from International Engineering Alliance [IEA] accompanied the peer team as observers during first site visit by the evaluation team during December 2013.
The accreditation has enabled global recognition and greater flexibility to degrees and increases the mobility of BMSCE graduates in the signatory countries for higher study and jobs. The undergraduate degrees of BMSCE are now acceptable in the nations that have signed Washington accord. Transfer credits on mutual consent basis with Tier I accredited Colleges, increase in global opportunities, not needing to face any entrance examination to take admission in Universities of these countries are some of the benefits realized through the accreditation.
The campus of the college is very green and well organized. The campus has eight main buildings which include the Library, the Classroom Block, the Mechanical & Architecture Block, Computer Science/Information Science/Telecommunication/Electronics departments block, the Administrative Block and the Sports Complex, the Science Block and the Post-Graduate Block.
Apart from this, the campus also has four on-campus hostels- two girls and two boys. The campus has one of the largest international student populations in Bangalore and in the state of Karnataka itself. The countries represented are from UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the United States. The campus also has a single coed International Hostel to accommodate the international students as well.
The campus also houses a large football ground at its center, a clay Tennis Court and an outdoor basketball court as well. The Sports complex houses an indoor Basketball court, which can double as badminton courts, a Gym and table tennis as well.
BMS R&D Center involves developing projects in different areas to get external funds as well as to publish the results in National and International Journals of repute with a view to get the attention of national and international academic, research and other concerned organizations for mutually beneficial future collaborations. Dr. Martin Jebraj is the head of BMS R&D center.
The Vision of the R&D Center will be “To promote and nurture excellence in Science and Services to the customers enabling BMSCE to emerge as the first choice of the users of its R&D outputs”.
Departments and programmes
These departments offer four year undergraduate courses in engineering. All of the undergraduate courses have been conferred autonomous status by the Visvesvaraya Technological University.
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
Information Science and Engineering
M.Tech in Machine Design
M.Tech in Manufacturing Science & Engineering
M.Tech in Computer Network Engineering
M.Tech in Electronics
M.Tech in Digital Communication
M.Tech in Transportation Engineering and Management
M.Tech in Environmental Engineering
M.Tech in Construction Technology
M.Tech in Power Electronics
M.Arch in Habitat Design
M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering
M.Tech in Bio-Medical Signal Processing and Instrumentation
M.Tech in Bio-Chemical Engineering
M.Tech in VLSI
Master of Business Administration [MBA]
Master of Computer Applications [MCA]
Students of the college have a rich student culture and there are many clubs and events where students can volunteer. There are different student bodies established by the college and departments to nurture their extra curricular activities. An annual Techno Cultural fest called “UTSAV” is usually held in the month of April. This event is organized completely by a nominated student committee with some members of the staff acting as overseers. This fest showcases many events from rock concerts to fashion shows and is attended by a large student population drawn from colleges from all over India. In addition to this there are many clubs and events such as :
E^3 – Empower Evolve Emerge
Bullzeye – The BMSCE Newsletter
LUG (Linux User Group)
Epoch – Student festival organized by Telecommunication Engineering Department
Kannada Sangha “Chirantana”
ENTWIRFT- Department of Mechanical Engineering
kreedotsav (sports meet comprising different colleges of Bangalore)
Pentagram-The Mathematics Society of BMSCE