This Department was started in the year 2015 to offer UG program in Aerospace Engineering with an approved intake of 60. Imparting quality education in Aerospace Engineering with emphasis on research, sustainability technologies and entrepreneurship for societal symbiosis has been the primary motive behind starting this new program. The Department’s main objective is to create expertise in specialized areas in aerospace engineering such as aerospace structural design, Aerodynamics, propulsion systems & control systems with focus on research and innovation.

RVCE established the Biotechnology department in 2002, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, with adequate support from the Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust (R.S.S.T). The UG Programme in Biotechnology is accredited by National Board of Accreditation for 3 years from 2015-2018 and for 5 years from 2008 -2013. Infrastructure facilities of the department are spread over 2044 Sq Meters with well equipped laboratories, lecture halls and departmental library. It also has an air conditioned seminar hall accommodating 120 persons with multimedia facilities. The department library is well stocked with reference books, text books and journals. The B E Biotechnology program became autonomous in 2007 and an independent BoS was constituted to design and develop the curriculum. The department started two PG Programs M.Tech in Biotechnology and M.Tech in Bioinformatics with a sanctioned intake of 18 students each in the year 2011 & 2012 respectively and became autonomous in the year 2016.

Established in 1982, the department of Chemical Engineering has evolved from its UG engineering roots to develop into a Research center since 2002, and envisions growth to meet the future demands of materials and chemical processes.Ongoing high technology projects with state-of-the-art facilities provide an environment for the overall career development of researchers, students and faculty .

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The Department was established in the year 1963 with the UG program ( Civil Engineering) and is one of the oldest branches of RVCE. The department has been imparting quality education to meet the technological advancement and industrial requirements. The present intake for the undergraduate program is 120 and is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University(VTU) Belagavi with an Autonomous status. The department started two PG programs under VTU in Structural Engineering and Highway Technology in the year 2006 and 2009 respectively with a total intake of 36 students. The department is also involved in research and development and is a recognized research centre under VTU. B.E in Civil Engineering program is accredited by NBA for three years in 2003, 2007, for two years in 2013 and for 3 years in 2016. PG Highway technology programme has been accredited by NBA for three years in 2017.

The Department is involved in R&D work, offers consultancy services and conduct training programmes for industry and government organizations. Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Industry Institute interaction is nurtured by organizing and coordinating frequent industrial visits, Expert Lectures, Seminars.Reputed companies like L&T ECC, Shapoorji Pallonji, Brigade Group, Atkins, Total Environment, Tata Consulting engineers, Cognizant Technologies, Accenture recruit students of the department.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering was established in year 1984. The Department offers B.E (CSE) undergraduate program, two postgraduate programs M.Tech(CSE) and M.Tech(CNE). Department also offers M.Sc by research and Ph.D. degree in various specializations of Computer Science and Engineering.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering has MoUs for Research, Consultancy and training with multinational companies and government agencies such as CISCO, Citrix, Nihon, Gnostice, Sapient ,Infosys Technologies  and Karnataka Forest department. Department has industry sponsored labs from CISCO, IBM and Nvidia GPU research centre. Students are encouraged to take up interdisciplinary research in various domains of computer science like computer vision, Data Mining, Networking, high performance computing etc. and are placed in reputed companies.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department caters to the needs of the U.G. students both interms of Acadamics and Soft skills. The knowledge acquired during the courses helps them to be placed both in core and software companies.

Post graduate students are exposed to comprehensive knowledge in Power Electronics domain which inturn helps them to carryout research activities and parallelly acquire jobs Core and software companies. They can also enter teaching profession in various Engineering colleges across India.

Students acquire software and hardware design capabilities which makes them efficient to face the corporate world. Some of the prominant companies who have placed EEE students are ABB, L&T, GE, PRDC,ROBERT BOSCH,WIPRO,INFOSYS, CTS and TCS etc..


The Instrumentation Technology Department was established in the year 1981 with a Startup intake of 40 students and the current Intake is 60 students. The Instrumentation Technology was later nomenclated as “Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering” from the year 2014.

The department also runs a Post-Graduate Programme in Bio Medical Signal Processing and Instrumentation and an established Research Centre in 2011, affiliated to VTU Belagavi .

The syllabi of the courses are contemporary and constantly updated as per industry needs and the laboratories are modernized to reflect the latest changes in technology. It offers high quality research as part of its PhD programs. The Department has been accredited multiple times by NBA, New Delhi, the latest being in 2017 for UG and in 2014 for PG.