The college has an active Research wing. It is headed by Dr. G. Shivakumar, Dean (Research) and Professor of Electronics & Instrumentation Engg. The nine Engineering Departments: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Industrial & Production Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering and Information Science & Engineering have been recognized as research centres by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. Also, Mathematics and Physics departments are recognized as research centres by the VTU. There are a total of 49 VTU registered guides actively involved in the research activities. Currently 102 scholars, both full time and part time have enrolled for Ph.D. program and 9 students are pursuing M.Sc. (Engg.) by Research program. The College has provided ambience for the research activities in terms of the laboratory facilities, sponsorship for attending conferences, seminars and conclaves, incentives for publishing quality research papers etc. The faculty and scholars of the college are regularly presenting their research findings in the conferences of repute and publishing in the renowned journals of good impact factor. The major areas of research work being carried out by various Departments are as follows.

Department wise Research Scholars details:

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