Basaveshwar Engineering College was started in the year 1963 offering bachelor degrees in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. At present, it offers degree programs in ten disciplines and ten postgraduate programs including MBA & MCA. The College is a Government aided institution affiliated to Visveswaraiah Technological University (VTU), Belgaum in Karnataka and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. Eight departments of the college have been recognized as Research Centers by VTU. Also, five departments are recognized as QIP Centers for Ph.D. programs by AICTE New Delhi. The college was granted Autonomous Status by VTU and UGC in the year 2007. Since then the college has introduced Academic reforms by restructuring the curriculum keeping in view the technological developments and needs of the industry. The College has been selected under TEQIP phase II for scaling up PG and demand-driven Research programs. Under this program, new research laboratories and facilities have been created for the benefit of PG Students and research scholars to carry out high-quality research work.