Mangalore - the educational hub of South India has become a heaven for advanced study. With its beautiful environment, salubrious climate and low cost living Mangalore has turned into a dream destination for learning. Nestled amidst lush greenery, P.A. College of Engineering celebrates the serene splendour of pristine nature. Spread across 60 acres, the college offers a picture perfect learning environment.

P.A. Educational Trust

P.A. Education Trust was established in 1999 with a mission to deliver quality education at par with global standards. It was envisioned and established by Dr.P.A.Ibrahim, a philanthropist and a renowned NRI businessman. He is presently heading more than a dozen educational institutions and business ventures both in India and abroad. The trust is committed to mould the new generations with knowledge, ethics and social responsibility.

P.A. College of Engineering designed by reputed architects from Mumbai is one of the renowned colleges in this geographical area and is affiliated to VTU Belgaum, approved by AICTE, New Delhi and recognized by the Govt of Karnataka.

The college is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi and is the first NBA accredited engineering college under VTU in Dakshina Kannada District. The college is also certified with ISO 9001-2008 certification for their quality in education.

P A College of Engineering is renowned for education and research. It is envisaged as a centre of evolution for excellence in technological, management and research education. While helping the students reach their full potential the college also offers innumerable opportunities for extra curricular activities to match nearly every interest. The institute aims at grooming aspirants with in-depth knowledge and strong ethics to make them top quality professionals.

P.A. College of Engineering offers B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) in seven disciplines


Computer Science & Engineering

Electronics & Communication

Mechanical Engineering

Telecommunication Engineering

Civil Engineering

Information Science & Engineering (IT)

The institute also offers MBA, M.Sc. (Engg) - research and Ph.D. programme.


The strength of P.A. College lies in its well qualified and expert faculty who inspire and groom the engineers of tomorrow with real vision, knowledge and practical skill.

The faculty is highly disciplined, experienced and committed. Apart from the college faculty, there is also the visiting faculty both from India and abroad.

Academic Facilities

Well developed campus, salubrious climate and outstanding infrastructure make P.A.College of Engineering a hotspot for learning. Teaching and research facilities are already among the most modern and continue to improve.

Well designed and ventilated class rooms, seminar halls with modern teaching aids make learning more meaningful.

Modern and state-of-the-art equipment in all the laboratories/workshops and computers have been provided in all the departments as per norms with LAN.10 Mbps internet leased line is available round the clock.

Different workshops are assigned for sheet metal fabrication, welding and turning/fitting. Each workshop is well equipped.


A well stocked library with latest books, periodicals, journals and newspapers with digital library facility is provided to satiate the thirst of knowledge and research. Special reading areas are provided for students and staff as well. A computer zone, microfilming area, documentation centre is also available. P.A. College of Engineering is the member of DELNET, AICTE-INDEST consortium.


Personal counselling and special academic coaching is arranged for needy students. The outstanding students are awarded with scholarships.

Other Facilities

A world class Sports Centre offers facilities for indoor and outdoor games. For the wholesome development of the students many extra curricular activities and the participation of inter-collegiate events are also encouraged.

The college also facilitates warm interaction among students and staff. The Amenities Centre in the campus houses a cafeteria, canteen, gym, first-aid/doctor and a departmental store.

An Auditorium with seating capacity of 1000 and an open air theatre to host cultural and sport events are also on the anvil.

Hostel facilities are available for boys and girls separately. Each building is well furnished and has adequate toilets, dining hall with kitchen, warden's room, recreation rooms and balconies. Professionally managed caterers provide healthy, hygienic and tasty food to the students.

The Guest house provides accommodation for visiting faculty and guests. Diesel generators and transformers ensure uninterrupted power supply for the entire campus. A reputed security agency provides round the clock security to the entire campus.

Other Institutions Managed By the Trust

P.A. First Grade College (Affiliated to Mangalore University) offering- B.C.A, B.Com, B.B.M.

P. A. Pre-University College offers 2 year P U Courses in Science and Commerce.

P.A. Polytechnic (Recognised by Board of Technical Education, Government of Karnataka) offers three year diploma courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

The Trust is well equipped to establish more educational institutions and offer many more courses. The Trust has plans of continuing in the path of development making the institutions into autonomous and ultimately into a Deemed University.

Training and Placement Cell

P. A. College of Engineering has an independent Training & Placement cell with the sole objective of providing quality manpower to industries by organising campus interviews.

It is headed by the Training & Placement Officer assisted by staff & student placement co-ordinators forming a team of placement representatives from various branches.

The Engineering graduates from this college are well placed in top organizations with the best remuneration packages. The placement cell of the engineering college has been successful in placing all the eligible candidates in reputed companies well before the completion of their course through campus recruitment. The Training & Placement Cell is equipped with necessary audio visual facilities and seminar cum interview room. It provides the best arrangement and hospitality to the visiting companies.

The cell also conducts the following programmes to train the students facing campus interviews. Guest lectures by eminent personalities from industry for career counselling. Co-ordinating industrial visits and technical seminars arranged by various departments. Training students through mock interviews, aptitude tests & GD sessions by reputed trainers. Coordinating & guiding students to undergo industrial training in reputed industries. Annual campus training on personality development, career planning & soft skills. Industries / Organizations where the students of P A College of Engineering have been placed in the recent years.