RV College of Engineering established in 1963 is one of the earliest self-financing engineering colleges in the country. The institution is run by Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST) a not-for-profit Trust. RVCE is today recognized as one of India's leading technical institutions. It is rated amongst the top five self-financing Engineering colleges in the country. Currently, the institution offers 12 Bachelor, 16 Master Programs and all the departments have research centres, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belagavi. The institution has completed sponsored research and consultancy projects worth more than Rs. 20 crores in the last three years.