Staff Reporter

Grant of autonomy is subject to UGC approval

  • Autonomy will give colleges freedom to achieve excellence
  • Admissions to be made through Common Entrance Test Cell

    Bangalore: Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has decided to grant autonomy to 12 engineering colleges that have performed well.

    The Academic Senate and Executive Council of VTU have recommended the grant of autonomy.

    According to a press release from VTU on Monday, the grant of autonomous status is subject to the approval of the University Grants Commission and concurrence of the State Government.


    The 12 colleges are Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot; BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli; Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore; Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan; M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore; The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore; NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte; PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga; RV College of Engineering, Bangalore; SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad; Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur; and Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Tumkur.

    According to the release, the autonomous colleges will have the freedom to determine and prescribe their own course of study and syllabi, evolve methods of assessment of students' performance, conduct examination and notify results, use modern aids in teaching and promote healthy practices such as community service.

    The autonomous status also covers certificate and undergraduate/postgraduate diploma programmes offered in the colleges. However, these certificates and undergraduate/postgraduate diploma shall only be issued under the seal of VTU.


    The release said that for the autonomous colleges, the admission of students to undergraduate programmes would be made through the State's Common Entrance Test Cell.