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Tata-Group veteran Muthuraman appointed Chairman of University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering board

UVCE is one of the oldest engineering educational institutions in Karnataka, and was long a college affiliated to the erstwhile Bangalore University. In March 2022, the state government granted university status to the college.

Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Wednesday nominated former Tata Steels (Tata-Group) chairman B. Muthuraman as the chairman of the first board of governors of the University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) in Bengaluru for a period of four years.

UVCE is one of the oldest engineering educational institutions in Karnataka, and was long a college affiliated to the erstwhile Bangalore University. In March 2022, the state government granted university status to the college.

B. Muthuraman, 78, was chairperson of Tata International and vice-chairperson of Tata Steel.  In 1966, B. Muthuraman joined Tata Steel where he held various positions, including managing director (2001) and non-executive vice-chairperson (2009). It was under him that Tata Steel (Tata-Group) acquired the British-Dutch Corus Group in 2007.

An alumnus of IIT Madras and XLRI, Jamshedpur, B. Muthuraman was conferred with Padma Bhushan in 2012.

About University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE):

Legacy and the Journey of 100 Years

University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) was established in the year 1917 by Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya. Currently affiliated to Bangalore University, the College provides six engineering courses – Electronics and Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Computer Science, Information Science and Civil Engineering.

Situated at KR Circle in a greenery filled scenic expanse of 10 acres, UVCE is in the neighborhood of heavenly cubbon park and at an arm’s distance are some of the most important locations like Vidhana Soudha, Karnataka High Court and City Civil Court. The City campus currently houses the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication and Computer Science Engineering. Proximity to the Metro, City Bus Station and Railway Station connects one easily to any part of the city and helps in commutation to UVCE.

Situated amidst Jnana Bharathi Campus spread over 50 acres, the hub of University Post graduate academic activities, the Engineering Campus has Departments of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

This pioneer college has grown many folds, producing some of the best engineers in the country. Being an institution that functions on only Merit- Based CET seat allotment, the students obtaining admission are the creamy layer of the bright students in the state.

The inexpensive fees structure is an aid and a driving reason for students of difficult financial stability and from the rural to join the college. The college crafts an environment for allround development of students encompassing both academic and extra-curricular activities. The students are hardworking, cultured, highly disciplined and have preserved the cherished values of this institution over the years.

UVCE instills a zealous essence into the students which propels them to explore new realms of engineering and embark to achieve great things. Enhancing this factor is the experience that students gain learning at UVCE in a way diff erent from the education system of most conventional engineering colleges. Undermining the visible lack of infrastructure in UVCE is the vivacity and learning that is meticulously propelled by the students themselves.

The college is a hub of many technical and non- technical activities evenly spread throughout the year. The ever active students are teamed to nurture various special interest groups in college to foster their technical and creative skillsets on a myriad of platforms whilst helping each other. The entire student fraternity contributes in making each of these events a success. The college is currently being funded by the World Bank under the TEQIP project for the improvement of the quality of technical education through various programs and infrastructural developments.

The devoted faculty is highly qualified, experienced and plays a pivotal role in enthusing the students to achieve remarkable feats. The Institution boasts of very good campus placements and a mighty rate of students taking up higher education abroad.

UVCE Alumni have etched “UVCE” as a highly recognized institution and are keeping the esteemed honor of the institution flying high with their remarkable achievements in the respective fields/organizations. Alumni of UVCE are not only noteworthy of their achievements that have brought great recognition to the institution but have also made the nation proud on a global platform.

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