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Established in 1979, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering (DSCE) is a private and autonomous college, located in Bangalore. It is affiliated with Visvesvaraya Technological University and is run by the Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Trust (MGVP). DSCE is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It has also been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the NAAC with Grade ‘A’. Recently, DSCE has also received recognition from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR).


The college has been ranked 25, 43 and 73 for Architecture, Engineering and Private Engineering, respectively by India Today, 2020. At present, DSCE has 21 departments that collectively offer 15 UG and 13 PG courses in multiple specialisations. The college also has multiple professional societies and student clubs in all these departments that strengthen the industry-college interactions. The list of DSCE departments is tabulated below:

AI & Machine LearningConstruction Technology & ManagementMedical Electronics Engineering
Aeronautical EngineeringElectrical & Electronics EngineeringElectronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Automobile EngineeringElectronics & Communication EngineeringMaster of Business Administration
BiotechnologyIndustrial Engineering & ManagementMaster of Computer Applications
Chemical EngineeringInformation Science & EngineeringMathematics
Civil EngineeringElectronics & Instrumentation EngineeringPhysics
Computer Science and EngineeringMechanical EngineeringChemistry

In addition to this, DSCE has 20 research centres that regularly involve faculty and students in research activities across multiple domains. These research centres have 116 faculty members who are registered for the PhD programme. The college has also received funding of Rs 4 crore from leading organisations, such as ISRO, DST, DBT and DRDO to carry out research activities. The list of DSCE research centres is given below:

Aeronautical EngineeringConstruction Technology & ManagementInstrumentation Technology
Automobile EngineeringElectrical & Electronics EngineeringMechanical Engineering
BiotechnologyElectronics & Communication EngineeringMedical Electronics
Chemical EngineeringIndustrial Engineering & ManagementElectronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Civil EngineeringInformation Science & EngineeringEngineering Chemistry
Engineering MathematicsMaster of Business AdministrationMaster of Computer Applications
Engineering PhysicsComputer Science Engineering

DSCE has signed several MoUs with leading research organisations and industries. It also has an academic linkage with Automation Anywhere to set up a bot lab at its campus and enhance the skills of the students on Robotic Process Automation Technology. DSCE is spread over 29 acres of the sprawling campus. The campus has a state-of-the-art infrastructure that comprises spacious classrooms, several laboratories, a library and a digital library, sports, yoga, meditation centre, etc. The college has several seminars and conference halls where national and international-level seminars, workshops and Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) are conducted. The college also has highly experienced faculty who take the responsibility of mentoring a certain number of students through personal attention, paving way for the student’s professional growth.

DSCE Highlights

The major highlights of the college are tabulated below:

Year of establishment1979
Institution typePrivate
Institution statusAutonomous
Campus locationBangalore
Affiliated toVisvesvaraya Technological University
Governing organisationMahatma Gandhi Vidya Peetha Trust
Approved byUGC, AICTE
Accredited byNBA, NAAC with Grade ‘A’
Rankings (2020)– Ranked 25 for Architecture by India Today 2020- Ranked 43 for Private Engineering by India Today 2020- Ranked 73 for Engineering by India Today 2020
Total departments21
Total research centres20
Total research faculty120+
Total students enrolled7,300+
Number of courses offered– UG: 15- PG: 13
Admission criteriaEntrance-based
Accepted exams– BE: JEE Main/ COMEDK UGET/ KCET- MTech: GATE/ Karnataka PGCET- MBA/ MCA: Karnataka PGCET- PhD/ MSc (Research): ULRAT
Application modeOnline
Gender intakeCo-ed
Mode of educationFull-time
Highest salary (2020)Rs 20 LPA
Top recruitersAccenture, Cognizant, TCS, ICICI Bank, L&T Infotech, Infosys, HCL
Official websitewww.dsce.edu.in

DSCE Admission Process

The college offers a facility of an online application process for all programmes. Candidates, who meet the given eligibility criteria, need to register and fill an application form to apply for a particular programme. The course-wise details regarding DSCE admissions are mentioned below:

  • BE admission is based on JEE Main/ COMEDK UGET/ KCET score. For lateral entry admissions, CET scores are considered
  • Admission to the MTech programme is based on GATE/ Karnataka PGCET score
  • Candidates willing to seek MBA/ MCA admission must have a valid score in Karnataka PGCET/ MAT/ CAT/ KMAT
  • For admission to the PhD/ MSc (research) programme, VTU conducts a ULRAT entrance test

DSCE Bangalore Cutoff 2021: BTech (Round 2)

A category-wise split of cutoffs with closing ranks for different specialisations for Round 2 of KCET Counselling for All India candidates except Karnataka and Hyderabad, seeking BTech admission at DSCE Bangalore is provided in the table below:

CategoryAeronautical Artificial IntelligenceAutomobile
General Merit10530560537335
General Merit – Kannada2139568773
General Merit – Rural15793957160828
General Merit172624086626124
General Merit – Kannada3357952678
General Merit – Rural227165342337731
CategoryComputer Science ElectronicsElectrical
General Merit3348748518057
General Merit – Kannada101931728221401
General Merit – Rural67021266022725
CategoryElectronics and InstrumentationInformation ScienceIndustrial
General Merit285584656109024
General Merit – Kannada11343134122
General Merit – Rural356999339124158
CategoryMedical ElectronicsMechanicalTelecommunication
General Merit396933362333388
General Merit – Kannada837924465773507
General Merit – Rural716865611678458

Note: Candidates, who have qualified for the KCET cutoff, need to pay the admission fee by visiting the allotted college.

DSCE Bangalore Cutoff Trends: BTech (Round 2)

KCET Round 2 cutoff for BTech specialisations offered at DSCE Bangalore is compared to the KCET Round 2 cutoff of the past two years. The decreasing ranks imply an increased level of competition. On the contrary, increasing ranks imply a low level of competition.

DSCE Courses

At the UG level, DSCE offers a four-year BE programme across 15 specialisations. The college also offers three PG programmes, including MTech, MBA and MCA. The MTech programme is offered in 11 specialisations. All the three PG programmes are of two-year duration, comprising four semesters. Given below is a list of some of the DSCE courses and specialisations along with eligibility criteria and total fees:

CourseEligibilityFee (in Rs lakh)
BE– Aeronautical Engineering- Biotechnology- Computer Science & Engineering- Electronics & Communication Engineering- Mechanical Engineering- Civil Engineering- Information Science & EngineeringPassed Class 12 from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology/ Computer Science/ Electronics as compulsory subjects and a minimum of 45% aggregate2.38
MTech– Computer Network Engineering- Structural Engineering- Highway Technology- Power Electronics- Design Engineering- Digital Communication and NetworkingPassed BE/ BTech or equivalent examination from a recognised institute/ university1.28
MBAPassed a graduation degree from a recognised institute/ university with a minimum of 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ ST candidates)1.08

DSCE Placements

DSCE has a placement cell that coordinates with recruiting companies and handles the entire end-to-end placement process. It is provided with a well-equipped auditorium for organising pre-placement talks and well-furnished rooms for training, interviews and counselling. The cell works closely with the final year students and companies hiring fresher students. It is also committed to enhancing the employability skills of the students by organising training programmes, including aptitude training programmes, soft-skills training, subject/domain-specific training and entrepreneurship development programmes.

In addition to the placement cell, DSCE established a ‘Centre for Innovation & Leadership’ (CIL) in 2006 that bridges the gap between academics and corporate realities. It imparts innovative soft skill training programmes to enable individuals to get placed in top companies. The college bagged the highest salary package of Rs 20 LPA during DSCE placements 2020.

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