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"I belong to that batch of VCET, which saw the college transform from a ' great campus' to a 'Wow! campus'. VCET is a great college for those who want to excel in their academic and soft skills. Good teaching + your hard work always pays off. Well equipped laboratory always helped us to implement our leanings in practice. One great initiative the college started was to provide soft skills training. This helped us greatly when we started working in the corporate world. And also aptitude training during 3rd year end helped us to crack the company recruitment process. There is a good number companies visiting for recruitment every year. College also emphasizes on the extra curricular activities. We have many events happening everywhere giving each student an opportunity to volunteer, organize and of course participate. Happy to be the Alumni of VCET, Puttur :)"

Harsha Rita Dsouza
Module Lead
Mindtree Limited,  Bangalore



"I beleive that the key ingredients for being successful in life are confidence, discipline, values  and knowledge. I was unaware of the fact that I as an individual could be a role model someday and influence the lives of several folks I knew. And it all began at VCET- A place where I discovered the real ME! I imbibed values and immense knowledge during my tenure as a student from the faculty I came across. The care and respect that I have got from the people of this institute is something that cannot be explained in words. I passed out as a VTU rank holder in Computer Science, a huge milestone in my life. Today I stand as a confident independent girl in the corporate world. I was able to deliver what was required from me because of which I got rewarded and also got promoted to senior engineer in just a couple of years. I dedicate my success as an individual to VCET- a place to discover yourself."

Sneha Shivanand Idurkar
Senior Engineer
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited



"VCET, provides a great platform for students to not just excel in studies but develop their overall personality. Besides providing a fine academic ambience, it has helped me hone my creative skills like the fine arts and performing arts. Moreover, the emphasis the organization places on working for social issues has helped me realize the importance of giving back to the society. This institution has definitely helped bring out the best in me."

Sharon Maria Fernandes
Systems Engineer
Infosys Limited





To excel as one of the preferred technical institutes, achieving success through a dynamic learning environment thus leading to socially responsible citizens.


M1. Students: Mould students into engineers, capable of handling challenges both at professional and personal level thereby preparing them for life long learning.
M2. Faculty: Facilitate faculty to upgrade competencies and skills by inculcating professional values in the dynamically changing environment.
M3. Infrastructure: Build state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities contributing to students achieving success.
M4. Stake holders: Forge mutually beneficial relationships with government, industry, society, alumni and promote entrepreneurship.
M5. Teaching-learning: Cultivate innovative 'Teaching-Learning' environment with a student centric approach.
M6. Governance: Incorporate participative decision making with focus on transparent governance system.

govinde gowda“Education is the most powerful instrument which can be used to change the society as a whole”

Vivekananda College of Engineering & Technology (VCET), Puttur, aims to provide holistic approach to shape the overall personality of every student by imbibing the spirit of Engineering discipline with moral values.

VCET, established in 2001, achieved a distinct status of a premier college in coastal area in Dakshina Kannada District due to its strong emphasis on teaching & learning through experimentation & exposure. Started with UG courses in Computer Science & Engg. and Electronics & Communication Engg., the institute currently runs with 5 UG programmes & a PG programme affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and approved by the Government of Karnataka. Due to the need of the current trend, we are starting a new programme in UG, namely, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. Current annual intake of UG & PG programmes is in excess of 500.

Institute is located amidst a sprawling campus of 25 acres, full of greenery, the hilly picturesque and an eco-friendly ambience. It has splendid building and state of the art facilities.

VCET has well qualified & dedicated faculty with concern for students. Faculty with commitment to education & scholarly activities achieved many a tasks like, publishing a journal of their own – ‘VCET Science & Technology Journal’. Competent faculty helped VCET, to adopt a process approach towards academics – ISO & Outcome Based Education (OBE) framework to align with the world’s technical requirement. VCET faculty use new pedagogical practices in Teaching–Learning process to teach and train our students in a unique and creative way. Involvement of faculty in research work lead to recognition of 4 research centers under VTU.

There is a sense of vibrancy in the campus which is bustling with activities. Over 200 Curricular & extra- Curricular activities are conducted every year. A special feature of VCET is participation of students in academic governance.

Our motto is to provide quality education and thereby enabling the students to become globally competent. Education is not an act of acquiring knowledge but learning a skill to lead life and forming one’s personality. Keeping this in mind, VCET has initiated various value add-on courses and soft skill programmes to mould the students by blending soft skill with the academic knowledge so that they are readily employable by the companies/ industries. VCET is therefore the preferred destination for companies/ industries looking for young & bright graduates and it has proven record of more than 400+ students getting placed every year.

I strongly believe that the students will make use of these opportunities and best facilities to emerge as the competent professionals and great human beings. Let all of us strive for the attainment of excellence and holistic development of young minds.


Dr. Mahesh Prasanna K

Vivekananda Vidyavardhaka Sangha Puttur® (VVSP: Formerly known as Puttur Education Society) was founded on the 23rd of December 1915. For over nine decades, Vidyavardhaka Sangha has been the forerunner in the field of education in the coastal region of Karnataka. It is committed to impart quality education by maintaining high standards of discipline, sense of duty and moral values among its students, and to inculcate faith and pride in Indian culture and tradition.

The former Puttur Education Society was founded by great visionaries like Molahalli Shiva Rao, Baindoor Rama Rao, Dharmastala Chandayya Hegde, Rao Bahaddur Raghunatha Rao, and a host of others who succeeded in establishing the first Secondary School in 1916 in Puttur-which is now well known as Govt. Pre-University College, Kombettu, Puttur. The invaluable contributions of stalwarts like Baindoor Prabhakar Rao- the leading light of the co-operative movement in South Kanara, Jnanapeeta award winner Dr. Kota Shivarama Karanth, and Sri K. Rama Bhat, Ex-MLA - a leading lawyer and also a social activist, raised the Society to greater heights.

The establishment of Vivekananda College of Arts, Science and Commerce in the year 1965 was a milestone in the history of the VVSP. The first step of channelising technical education into Puttur was in the form of establishing Vivekananda Polytechnic in the year 1986, followed by the establishment of Vivekananda College of Engineering & Technology in 2001. In 2007, Vivekananda School of Business Management (MBA) was started. Today, VVSP is running more than 48 educational institutes which range from Kindergartens to High Schools, from conventional Degree Colleges to Teacher Training Programmes and from Law to Technical Institutes. Named after the great Saint Swami Vivekananda, the Sangha is striving hard to inculcate in the students a sense of patriotism and pride in the great heritage of this country. The VVSP also provides free mid-day meals to the economically poor students; most of them who come from backward areas of the district.

All the institutes established by the VVSP, irrespective of its nature and size, have become centres of excellence. Vivekananda Vidyavardhaka Sangha aims at moulding the character and inculcating high sense of discipline among its students and staff.

The functioning of the VVSP is totally transparent and democratic in nature. Each institute is managed by a Governing Council comprising of representatives elected from amongst its members at various levels of the management.

About VCET:

Vivekananda College of Engineering & Technology (VCET), Puttur, one of the reputed engineering colleges in the coastal region of Karnataka, was established in the year 2001 by Vivekananda Vidyavardhaka Sangha Puttur (R) with the vision of providing quality technical education to the rural parts of coastal Karnataka. Today the Institute has been identified as a centre for excellence in imparting engineering education to aspiring students from all over the country and is bringing out best academic performance from the students.
VCET campus is spread over 25 acres of land. All the modern facilities required for quality education is provided with in the campus. A support system for effective academic delivery is what makes difference to the Institute. VCET has the best IT infrastructure for academic, administrative and support systems. To name a few: Leased line for Internet connectivity for 24 hours, with 68 MBPS speed, WiFi connectivity, Campus Network, Group Office – mail server, Library Automation System, Computerized accounting system, SMS service and many more



sri sathish rao p president

Sri. Satheesh Rao P.

sri radhakrishna bhaktha p correspondent

Sri. Radhakrishna Bhaktha P.

sri muralidhara bhat b treasurer

Sri. Muralidhara Bhat B.

smt mallika prasad director

Smt. Mallika Prasad

sri k vishwasa shenoy director

Sri. K. Vishwas Shenoy

sri ravikrishna d kallaje director

Sri. Ravikrishna D Kallaje

sri gopalakrishna herle director

Sri. Gopalakrishna Herale

sri t s subrahmanya bhat director

Sri. T. Subrahmanya Bhat

sri achutha prabhu k director

Sri. Achutha Prabhu K

mr mahesh prasanna k

Dr. Mahesh Prasanna K
Principal / Member Secretary



sri g balarama acharya director

Sri. Balarama Acharya
Director, VVS, Puttur


dr k prabhakar bhat president

Dr. Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat
President, VVS, Puttur

dr k m krishna bhat secretary

Dr. K. M. Krishna Bhat
Secretary, VVS, Puttur


Dr. B. M. Satish
University Nominee

Sri H. V. Raghuram
State Government Nominee

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