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Autonomous Engineering Colleges In Karnataka

July 1st, 2009

Here is a list of autonomous engineering colleges in Karnataka that have intake under CET. First things first, what’s an autonomous college or what is autonomy ?

Need for Autonomy :
The affiliating system of colleges was originally designed when their number in a university was small. The university could then effectively oversee the working of the colleges, act as an examining body and award degrees on their behalf. The system has now become unwieldy and it is becoming increasingly difficult for a university to attend to the varied needs of individual colleges. The colleges do not have the freedom to modernise their curricula or make them locally relevant. The regulations of the university and its common system, governing all colleges alike, irrespective of their characteristic strengths, weaknesses and locations, have affected the academic development of individual colleges. Colleges that have the potential for offering programmes of a higher standard do not have the freedom to offer them. The 1964-66 Education Commission pointed out that the exercise of academic freedom by teachers is a crucial requirement for development of the intellectual climate of our country. Unless such a clim ate prevails, it is difficult to achieve excellence in our higher education system. With students, teachers and management being co-partners in raising the quality of higher education, it is imperative that they share a major responsibility. Hence, the Education Commission (1964-66) recommended college autonomy, which, in essence, is the instrument for promoting academic excellence.

Does autonomy mean absolute freedom ?
The National Policy on Education (1986-92) formulated the following objectives for autonomous colleges. An autonomous college will have the freedom to:

  • determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi, and restructure and redesign the courses to suit local needs; and
  • prescribe rules for admission in consonance with the reservation policy of the state government;
  • evolve methods of assessment of students’ performance, the conduct of examinations and notification of results;
  • use modern tools of educational technology to achieve higher standards and greater creativity; and
  • promote healthy practices such as community service, extension activities, projects for the benefit of the society at large, neighbourhood programmes, etc.

Relationship with the parent university, the state government and other educational institutions:
Autonomous colleges are free to make use of the expertise of university departments and other institutions to frame their curricula, devise methods of teaching, examination and evaluation. They can recruit their teachers according to the existing procedures (for private and government colleges).

The parent university will accept the methodologies of teaching, examination, evaluation and the course curriculum of its autonomous colleges. It will also help the colleges to develop their academic programmes, improve the faculty and to provide necessary guidance by participating in the deliberations of the different bodies of the colleges.

The role of the parent university will be:

  • to bring more autonomous colleges under its fold;
  • to promote academic freedom in autonomous colleges by encouraging introduction of innovative academic programmes;
  • to facilitate new courses of study, subject to the required minimum number of hours of instruction, content and standards;
  • to permit them to issue their own provisional, migration and other certificates;
  • to do everything possible to foster the spirit of autonomy;
  • to ensure that degrees/diplomas/certificates issued indicate the name of the college;
  • to depute various nominees of the university to serve in various committees of the autonomous colleges and get the feedback on their functioning; and
  • to create separate wings wherever necessary to facilitate the smooth working of the autonomous colleges.

The state government will assist the autonomous colleges by:

  • avoiding, as far as possible, transfer of teachers, especially in colleges where academic innovation and reforms are in progress, except for need-based transfers;
  • conveying its concurrence for the extension of autonomy of any college to the Commission within the stipulated time of 90 days after receipt of the review committee report, failing which it will be construed that the state government has no objection to the college continuing to be autonomous; and
  • deputing nominees on time to the governing body of government colleges and other bodies wherever their nominees are to be included.

Conferring autonomous status
Autonomous status covers certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and M.Phil. programmes offered in colleges that are autonomous and those seeking autonomous status. The parent university will confer the status of autonomy upon a college that is permanently affiliated, with the concurrence of the state government and the University Grants Commission. The Act and Statutes of the universities ought to be amended to provide for the grant of autonomy to affiliated colleges. Before granting autonomy, the university will ensure that the management structure of the applicant college is adequately participatory and provides ample opportunities for academicians to make a creative contribution.

Source : UGC : Schemes of Autonomous Colleges

List of autonomous engineering colleges in Karnataka under CET

List of autonomous engineering colleges in Karnataka under CET

PESCE Mandya is also autonomous college. Sorry, I missed it to mention in the above list.
CET : How to choose the right Engineering College for your rank ?

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  1. rahul
    July 14th, 2009 at 10:57 | #1

    and pesce mandya is also autonomous………..y it has not been written

  2. July 14th, 2009 at 13:12 | #2

    oh !!! Oops … sorry … how come i missed that !!!

  3. neha
    July 15th, 2009 at 14:00 | #3

    hey i just wanted to know….how is pesce mandya
    can you tell me how many companies come to visit
    this college for campus interview…..and how is
    its infrastructure…… please reply….

  4. July 15th, 2009 at 16:07 | #4
  5. Thushara
    July 26th, 2009 at 18:30 | #6

    First tell me your branch….

  6. saurabh
    July 27th, 2009 at 11:14 | #7

    what are pos n cons of autonomus college?

  7. magas
    August 4th, 2009 at 19:24 | #8

    hey tats not fair if u live some colleges…..

  8. ashwathi
    August 7th, 2009 at 03:29 | #9

    hey i have taken I&P in pesce mandya….i
    am not able to get any info about its placement…
    i visited the colleges website but could not find
    any info regarding placements…please reply……

  9. August 11th, 2009 at 18:34 | #10


    hey i got seat in NMAMIT,nitte(autonous)but i am scared about autonomus,is ther good companys visit and now a days what is the grade of autonomus colleges perticularly NMAMIT nitte,karkala…. pls reply

  10. pushkar
    August 13th, 2009 at 13:00 | #11

    wat abt ssit tumkur

  11. August 14th, 2009 at 15:09 | #12

    hey,my cet rank is 10500 and iam a GM candidate.i have taken pdace cs branch.plz tell me how is this college?and this branch.

  12. kundan singh
    April 10th, 2010 at 03:57 | #13

    how much is the donation for taking admission in nmit for civil branch in engineering

  13. mythri shenoy
    May 23rd, 2010 at 21:04 | #14

    hi, i have got 11,608 rank in cet….which is the best option for me…i want an autonomous college preferably in bangalore….and please let me know if i have scope for telecommunication….please help me …please please please

  14. sachin poonacha
    May 23rd, 2010 at 21:08 | #15

    hi….i have got 13013 rank in cet…i am from 3A category and my father is a retired employee of Central Reserve Police…can i opt for reserved seat and wat r the chances of me getting a college in the open counselling in mysore and in the reservation seats in E&C or MECHANICAL…please help…i have no in my family to help me regarding this…

  15. May 24th, 2010 at 08:40 | #16

    sir i’ve obtained 22000 rank & i,m intersted in takin up engeneering . suggest me some good collages in blr with their cut off

  16. Guru
    May 27th, 2010 at 15:58 | #17

    Hi, Please let me know for an engg. ranking 22,500 which are the colleges in bangalore will be available for Electronics branch. Thanks

  17. raju
    June 5th, 2010 at 17:33 | #18

    how to get transferred from one autnms college to the other

  18. Rahul Jain
    June 15th, 2010 at 08:12 | #19

    Can I get admission in Autonomous Engineering Colleges In Karnataka through AIEEE……….I am from other state……and not appeared to Karnataka CET…………..Please inform me………….

  19. Prashanth Pai
    June 23rd, 2010 at 14:29 | #20

    Hi … I’ve gt 19k in comedk … I no its bad … But can i gt a decent coll in bangalore ???
    Also … Dho im under GM … D canara coll in mangalore is a konkani minority coll can i anyhow gt into dat thro comedk ??? Planin 4 mech … Thanx ..

  20. Gowtham
    July 4th, 2010 at 19:02 | #21

    sir did mandya p e s college is autonomous or not

  21. July 5th, 2010 at 17:46 | #22

    Yes it is autonomous. The campus and infrastructure looks great. I don’t know about teaching and faculty. And PES Mandya has no relation with PES Bangalore.

  22. gowtham
    July 6th, 2010 at 20:47 | #23

    @Prashanth Pai
    sir but it is not in list know

  23. Prashanth
    July 14th, 2010 at 20:09 | #24


    Huh … Din gt u …. Dat coll cums under linguistic minority section rite …..
    I do belong 2 dat lang….. So m i nt elligible 4 dat ?????
    Jst download engg seat matrix on their wbsite …. U’l find dat coll in d 2nd last page ….

  24. Prashanth
    July 14th, 2010 at 20:18 | #25


    In case u din notice …. I’m tokin bout Comedk n nt cet … Dono whether dat coll’s der in cet or nt …

  25. July 21st, 2010 at 14:06 | #26
  26. Sumit Sahay
    July 31st, 2010 at 03:21 | #27

    i selected bangalore institute of technology (mech) due to its good ranking but now i see its not in the list of autonomous colleges?
    Why is it not as it is a good college and was i right selecting it!

  27. August 7th, 2010 at 13:01 | #28

    teaching is good enough..i myself studyng in d same college..faculty is good n very supportive in all the circumstances..what else do you need other than this??

  28. vishwanath
    August 10th, 2010 at 02:16 | #29

    my cet rank is 3374 and i took E&C seat in bangalore pesse coll, can i know how’s the teaching over there………..
    i’ve heard some bad rumors abt the coll teaching.
    plzzzzzzz help me…………

  29. amulya
    August 12th, 2010 at 11:22 | #30

    i have secured 3466 rank in diploma cet. computer science branch. im from mysore and which college i may select? plz guide me.

  30. vyshakh
    September 26th, 2010 at 23:25 | #31

    studying under (vtu or autonomous) system.which among them is better. and plz mention the reason for that………

  31. November 4th, 2010 at 17:20 | #32

    Wat good Qualities in autonomous colleges….?

  32. shravan
    March 2nd, 2011 at 22:47 | #33

    sir did st. joseph engineering college is atonomous or not? please reply me as soon as possible.

  33. shravan
    March 2nd, 2011 at 22:49 | #34

    shravan :sir did st. joseph engineering college in mangalore is atonomous or not? please reply me as soon as possible.

  34. shravan
  35. Prasanna
    May 30th, 2011 at 16:30 | #36

    Sir, i’m hailing for Dwd, my engineering rank is 26k, i’m trying for mechanical course in any of the colleges prevailing in bangalore… Please suggest some of the good autonomous colleges.
    Thanking you,
    yours faithfully,

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