Malnad College of Engineering established in the year 1960, during the second 5 year plan, as a joint venture of  Government of India, Government of Karnataka and the Malnad Technical Education Society, Hassan. the Malnad college of engineering is now a reputed Engineering college in the country.  The college has earned “ISTE Award” as one of the Best  Engineering Colleges in the Country, in the year 2007.
Located midway, (13°N and 76.5°E, altitude  943 mtrs.) between Bangalore (180 kms) and Mangalore (170 kms) on NH-75, Hassan, a District Head Quarters, having a steady temperate climate throughout the year, enjoys an annual rainfall of about 900 mm.  World famous temples of Belur, Halebid and Sravanabelagola, and the Master Control Facility for INSAT Satellites are  located in Hassan District.
The College is built on a 41.28 acres campus and has all the facilities expected in a modern Engineering College.
The college offers 9 B.E, 5 M.Tech  and MCA programmes, with about 2750 students on rolls. The college is one of the few Engineering Colleges in the country recognized for conducting the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) sponsored by the World Bank.
The Placement & Training centre in the college trains and assists the students in securing employment in reputed companies like Tata Consultancy, Infosys, Wipro, L&T, BEL, Fistchner, Builders’ Association of India etc., through campus recruitment programme.