Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering was the first institution established by the HKE Society in 1958 by Sri. Mahadevappa Rampure, with an aim to impart quality education to the youth of Hyderabad Karnataka region. The college is spread over 71 acres of land and has sprawling complex housing student activity center, 1000 seat capacity auditorium and gardens and greenery alround.
The institute initially started with 3 core programmes in Civil, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering with total intake of 120 students. It was the first college in the state of Karnataka to start the programme in E&CE in the year1967 and first college in Karnataka other than NIT Surathkal to establish a computer laboratory and also to start Ceramic & Cement Technology programme in the year1982 in south India. At present the total intake stands at 980 in 11 UG programmes, 193 in10 PG programmes and 197 Research Scholars pursuing their Ph.D. in 13 Research centres.
At present the college has acquired autonomous status for both UG and PG programs since 2007-08 and is one among six colleges in Karnataka State to acquire the autonomous status for both UG and PG programs. The college is one among 14 colleges selected under TEQIP scheme, sponsored by World Bank. The College has received Rs. 10.43 Crores in TEQIP Phase-I for updating existing infrastructure in the campus and Rs.12.5 Crores has been sanctioned under TEQIP Phase-II (component 1.2) to enhance quality in PG and Research Studies. An Additional grants of Rs.5 Crores has been sanctioned under TEQIP Phase-II. The college is selected for TEQIP-III as Mentoring Institution for BIET, Jhansi,UP by NPIU New Delhi.
The National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi, has accredited the College in the year 2005-08 for 09 UG Courses out of which 08 courses are accredited for three years and 01 course is accredited for five years. And second time accredited for Six Course in the year 2009-2012. Again, now, five departments namely, E and IE, IPE,CCT, Automobile Engg and ISE departments have been accredited for three years from academic years, 2019-20 to 2021-22. Also, Civil, Mechanical, EEE,ECE and CSE departments have also applied for NBA accreditation.
UGC has approved the academic Autonomy from 2009-10 College has been declared fit under section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act1956. The Institute has been awarded with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan National Award for an Engineering College having Best Overall Performance for the year 2017 by ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education).
The College receives grant in aid funds from State Government for five departments. A number of research projects have been funded by MHRD/AICTE which includes also funds for modernization of laboratories. In the academic year 2017-18 one research project under Research Promotion Scheme, one STTP, one faculty development program and PRERANA-programme center for SC/ST student has been sanctioned by AICTE, New Delhi. A grant of 40 lakhs has been sanctioned for setting up of IOT lab by VGST, Karnataka State in the year 2018. The institute is one among nine Institutions identified by Ministry of ITBT, Govt. of Karnataka for setting-up Incubation Centre. Innovative ideas of the students are encouraged to be translated into commercial products for the benefit of society. A fund of Rs.3 Lakh per project is being financed by Ministry of ITBT, Govt. of Karnataka. The institute is declared as the best NAIN Centre for submitting ten innovative projects for 2016. Several UG student projects are funded by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology every year. For the academic year 2018-19 also total number of ten more projects have been sanctioned by the State Government with a funding of 28 lakhs.
The college has got a central library facility which houses also a separate digital library with 40PCs. The library has got large collection of books along with e-journals which is upgraded every year by allocation of necessary funds. Training & Placement Computer Centre with 120 Core i5 systems with LCD Screen has been setup to provide facility for conducting Training, Workshops, Seminars, Conferences, Online examination and 900 computers with state-of-art laboratories Etc.
Separate hostel facility is provided for boys and girls. A grant of Rs 2.0 crores has been sanctioned for SC/ST Girls Hostel by AICTE, New Delhi in March 2018. Also an additional fund of Rs 2.0crores has been sanctioned by the current management for the construction of SC/ST girls hostel. Furnishing of exclusive Examination Section housing state of the art facilities is completed at a cost of 85lakhs which is sanctioned by the management. Additional C block for Mechanical Engineering Department has been sanctioned by the Management. Modernization work of the three wings of the student hostel is taken up by the management. 100Mbps internet facility and wifi facility are provided for the students. The student activity center houses sports facilities, canteen facility and three seminar halls.
The Institute, taking the advantage of academic autonomy, believes in preparing the students through OBE adopting Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Continuous Assessment and Grading Pattern of examination. Also a one year diploma course in Interior design has been started by the Architecture department and planning to start PG Diploma course in Cyber Security. From this year planning to start two new UG courses in Artificial Intelligence &Machine Learning and Computer Science & Design. The curriculum is framed with wide interaction with alumni and Industry resource persons so as to impart necessary updated skills in the students.
Highly qualified and dedicated human resource, state of the art facilities, effective institute-alumni and industry-institute interaction make the learning process a unique and satisfying experience at Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering.
Aiwan-E-Shahi Area, Kalaburagi - 585102.
H.K.E.Society's P.D.A. College of Engineering
Ph : 08472 - 224360
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