Brief Description of Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, Gulbarga
The Hyderabad Karnataka Education society founded by Late Shri Mahadevappa Rampure, a great visionary and educationist runs 46 educational institutions. Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, Gulbarga is the first institution established by the society in 1958. The college is proudly marching towards its golden jubilee year, setting new standards in the field of education and achieving greater heights.
The college was started with 50% central assistance and 50% state assistance, and a desire to impart quality technical education to this part of Karnataka State. The initial intake was 120 with degree offered in three branches of engineering viz, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Now, it houses 11 undergraduate courses, 8 post Graduate courses and 5 Research centers, established in Civil Engg., Electronics & Communication Engg, Industrial & Production Engg, Mechanical Engg and Electrical Engg. All the courses are affiliated to Visveswaraya Technological University, Belgaum. At present the total intake at UG level is 660 and PG level 157.
The college receives grant in aid funds from state government. A number of projects have been approved by MHRD /AICTE, Govt. of India for modernization of laboratories. KSCST, Govt. of Karnataka is providing financial assistance regularly for the student's projects.
The National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi, has accredited the College in the year 2004 for 09 UG Courses out of which 08 courses are accredited for three years and 01 course is accredited for five years.
PDA College of Engineering is one among the 14 colleges selected under TEQIP, sponsored by World Bank. It has received a grant of Rs 10.454 Crores under this scheme for its development.
Recognizing the excellent facilities, faculty, progressive outlook, high academic standards and record performance, the VTU Belgaum reposed abundant confidence in the capabilities of the College and the College was conferred Autonomous Status from the academic year 2007-08, to update its own programme and curriculum, to devise and conduct examinations, and to evaluate student's performance based on a system of continuous assessment. The academic programmers are designed and updated by a Board of Studies at the department level and Academic Council at the college level. These statutory bodies are constituted as per the guidelines of the VTU Belgaum. A separate examination section headed by a Controller of Examinations conducts the examinations.
At present the college has acquired the Academic autonomous status for both PG and UG courses from the academic year 2007-08 and it is one among the six colleges in the state of Karnataka to have autonomous status for both UG and PG courses.
One of the unique features of PDA College of Engineering is, it is the first