About University

KLE Technological University (KLE Tech) has its roots in one of the premier engineering institutions of Karnataka, B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology (BVB), a prestigious engineering college in Hubballi. The founding organization KLE Society, Belgaum, established BVB College in 1947 to create an institution that would lay the foundation of modern engineering education in the northern region of Karnataka. Over time, it gained tremendous credibility with the industries and employers and emerged as a brand to reckon with. The Alumni of the Institute have done exceedingly well in all spheres of life at both national and international levels and brought name and fame to themselves and their alma mater.

To maintain and enhance its relevance in meeting global economies’ ever-changing demands, the BVB college, under the leadership of Dr. Prabhakar Kore, undertook a strategic initiative to transform itself into a University of National Distinction. The rich heritage of BVB College as one of the best engineering colleges in India, combined with the brand equity of the KLE Society, are the starting points for KLE Technological University to hold a unique position of pride in the technical education system of India.

University has been ranked among the top 200 institutions in the NIRF -2022 rankings (National Institutional Ranking Framework) by the MHRD Govt of India. It has also been ranked among India’s top 25 private Universities under the ATAL -2020 ranking of institutions by AICTE and MHRD. The MIT report (2018-March) on ‘The global state-of-the-art in engineering education identifies BVB (KLE Tech) as one of five Global institutions that are places to watch in Undergraduate Engineering Education.

The University has following three campuses located in Hubballi, Belgaum, and Bangalore, with 8000 undergraduate and 700 postgraduate students.

  1. B. V. Bhoomaraddi Campus, Hubballi
  2. M. S. Sheshgiri Campus, Belgaum
  3. KLE Law Campus, Bangalore

Though the current programs of the University are focused on Engineering, Management, and Law, it aspires to emerge as a multidisciplinary research University by 2030.

The University is one of the most preferred campus job placements by leading global corporates. It has corporate linkages with over 200 companies, and our students’ high worth and employability are reflected in the success of our campus recruitment.

Research and innovation will be the drivers of the growth of KLE Tech in the next decade. We believe the branding of the University will largely depend upon the world-class research centers in cutting-edge technologies where interdisciplinary research teams work on high-impact solutions. KLE Tech has set very aggressive goals in this direction by setting up centers of excellence in frontier research areas.

KLE Technological University is playing a significant role in driving the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem in the last decade. It has supported a large number of technology startups to succeed in the competitive global environment, creating high-profile jobs in the region. “KLE – Centre for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (KLE – CTIE)”, which is a University nodal center for the promotion of entrepreneurship, is recognized as a ‘Technology Business Incubator (TBI)’ by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. KLE Tech’s entrepreneurship promotion model is considered as the most successful model for growing entrepreneurship on campuses in tier-II cities. We have incubated 82 startups on the campus, of which two companies have reached above 200 crore valuations. We have also created more than 1800 jobs in the region.

Some of the noted alumni of the University are Mrs. Sudha Murthy, Chairman, Infosys Foundation, and Prof Anil Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman, AICTE, Sri. Basavaraj Bommai, Hon Chief Minister of Karnataka, Sri Murugesh Nirani, Hon Industry Minister, Govt of Karnataka