P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya is one of the pioneer Engineering Colleges in India started in the year 1962 by People’s Education Society®, Mandya (currently known as People's Education Trust ®) under the leadership of late Sri. K. V. Shankaragowda with the help of philanthropic farmers of Mandya District. Sri. K. V. Shankaragowda was former Education Minister of Government of Karnataka, a person with a missionary zeal and had a long cherished ambition to promote and disseminate knowledge. The sole objective of the college was to promote Technical Education among the students of Rural Areas. The college is permanently affiliated to Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, (Previously affiliated to the University of Mysore) and has obtained Autonomous status in the year 2008-09 by the UGC. The college is functioning under the Grant-in-aid code, Government of Karnataka.
Institute is recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and Thrice Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), Accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and ranked 161 by MHRD, National Institutional Ranking Framework-2019 (NIRF-2019).
The college managed by Peoples Education Trust®, Mandya and steered by the Chairman Sahakari Rathna Dr. H. D. Chowdaiah, Ex MLC, MLA. Excellent academic, sports complex and other amenities spread across 62 acres of the beautiful lush green campus. The college is running 8 Undergraduate BE programs and 7 Postgraduate programs. It consists of 5 M.Tech programs, MBA and MCA which are affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. The total intake of the college is 820 students for UG course and 228 students for PG course. Besides, more than hundred research scholars pursuing MSc (Engg.) &Ph.D research programs.
After obtaining Autonomous status, the Management has redefined its vision and mission “it is committed to develop student potential through high quality teaching – learning processes and state of the art infrastructure” and is determined to improve the academic standards and campus environment to impart Quality Technical education. As per the Washington Accord, we have revised our curriculum to adopt Outcome Based Education (OBE). Further, Choice Based Credit System along with Out Come Based Education is adopted since 2015-16. Institutional Strategic Development Plan approved by Board of Governors for the years 2014 to 2020 to make students of P.E.S.C.E. Professionally Excellent, Socially Committed Engineers in Synonym with P.E.S.C.E.
To cater to the needs of the students, necessary laboratories added to the infrastructure. The college campus computer network has been upgraded and entire campus is provided with Wi-Fi facility to access internet. The institution has full pledged infrastructure with well-qualified and experienced faculty. In order to update the knowledge of the faculty and technical staff with the latest technology, the faculty members and teaching staff deputed at regular intervals for Faculty Development Programs (FDP) and technical training. The FDP programs conducted regularly in house by inviting experts from industries and reputed institutions.
The college is beneficiary of TEQIP –II grant (Rs.10.00 crores) under component 1.1 during 2010-2017. The broad objectives of the Programme (TEQIP) is to create an environment in which engineering institutions selected under the Programme can achieve their own set targets for excellence and sustain the same with autonomy and accountability. Support development plans including synergistic networking and services to community and economy for achieving higher standards, to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the technical education management system. The effort would provide a flexible platform to perform to acquire excellence in specialized areas and emerge as world-class institutions. The TEQIP funds utilized effectively and all the Departments/Programmes have procured latest equipment to their laboratory to train students with the latest equipment as per industry standard. Further, for the efficient and effective implementation of TEQIP –II grant under component 1.1 during 2010-2017, the College is chosen for TEQIP-III grant (Rs.7.00 crores) under component 1.3 for the period 2017-2021.
PESCE is associated with many industries to support academics and research activities for both the faculty and students