Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management: Effective Teaching & Learning towards Holistic-Development


Located about 371 km from the capital city of Bengaluru, the coastal town of Mangaluru is a chief port city of Karnataka. Home to major Public Sector Entreprises (PSEs) such as MRPL and ONGC, Mangaluru is the most sought-after tier-2 city, which is also a leading education destination, providing high-quality education in higher and professional courses. Ideally situated just off the Mangaluru-Bengaluru National Highway 48 and on the banks of the river Nethravathi, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management was started to foster excellence in education, research, and values towards inspiring and developing future torchbearers.

Surrounded by a picturesque backdrop and nature’s pristine beauty and an excellent infrastructure, the faculty at Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management consists of a group of trained and experienced individuals making the college an abode of learning.

Exceptional Academic Ambience

Under the giant umbrella that is ‘Sahyadri Educational Institutions’ and under the able and inspiring leadership of Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management takes pride in having a dedicated department for research, analyzing and developing effective methods for imparting quality education.

The institute believes in giving project-based learning to the students from their initial days, and as a result, the college founded ‘Sahyadri Student Project Support Scheme (SPSS)’, an initiative is mainly driven by the concept of Project-to-Product on completion of the student’s engineering course, with immense funding and support from the college and the management. Nearly 500-600 projects are in the process of completion under this scheme.

The campus at Sahyadri is aesthetically constructed in the court yard-system, with spacious classrooms, well-equipped labs, a central library, and a beautifully designed food court. To motivate the students in the area of social innovations, the college inaugurated Sahyadri Center of Social Innovation (SCSI), helping students solve socially relevant problems through hands-on experience and practical exposure. Moreover, students with creative ideas and those who have the potential to move projects from research to development are encouraged in this platform.

The college is also home to new-age facilities like Government research center, an Incubation Center, Sahyadri center for Social Innovation, which includes Hands-on Experience Lab, Life Science Lab, Innovation Lab, and Makers Space. These facilities are made available to students and the faculty alike 24*7, encouraging research and out of the box thinking and most importantly to spark the inner engineers in students. To motivate innovativeness in learning and to promote application based learning, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management started the Entrepreneurship cell. The faculty and the management help and inspire students, in-turn mentoring them towards becoming successful entrepreneurs.

Students are encouraged to develop their creative and innovative ideas right from the first year of their studies with the slogan of the institute ‘Walk-in with an Idea and Walk-out with the Product’”, stated Dr. R Srinivasa Rao Kunte, the Principal, regarding the ambiance of learning and creativity present in the college. Dr. Kunte added, “The students at the campus have gained national and international exposure through yearly participation in the SAE International Aero Design events, SUPRA, BAJA, and Kart racing”. From day one at college, the students take on opportunities to take part in the events held at the level of IITs, NITs and various premier institutions, thus improving their analytical skills, connectivity and better their interpersonal skills.

Intensive Learning and Career Opportunities

The students at Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management benefit from the additional industry connect and the various aptitude classes conducted, along with with the regular university academic classes. Before starting on the path of learning the new engineering and management subjects, the new entrants have to go through bridge and foundation course classes enabling them to have a strong foundation of the basic subjects and human values.

A dedicated Placement and Training cell exists at the institute headed by the Dean, assisted by a separate set of faculty coordinators from each department. The placement department prepares the students for the inevitable day of judgement that is the placements, from the first year of their joining. The college has an excellent record of accomplishment of achieving placements of more than 90%, the students are placed in more than 150 reputed companies every year, and the companies and industries joining the placement list grows every academic year. The in-house industries that have tie-ups with Sahyadri provide excellent internship and training opportunities. Being a place of greenery and serenity, the campus provides ample free space for studies/discussions, making the path towards attaining knowledge and learning endless and free of constraints.

Major Milestones

  • Accreditation by NAAC with ‘A’ grade and Institution of Engineers(India)
  • Recognition of the College as ‘Institution Innovation Council’ center by MHRD
  • Recognized as ‘Scientific and Industrial Research Organization’ (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & technology
  • Academic MoUs with various National, International Universities
  • Establishment of various industries, startups and LLPs on the campus, which provide the industrial training for the students to acquire the skill sets required by the industries.
  • Collaborations with leading Corporate & Industries
  • Establishment of ‘New Age Incubation Network’ center (NAIN) funded by the Department of IT-BT, Govt. of Karnataka, for developing innovative projects.
  • Organized ‘Sahyadri Conclave’ in the presence of Nobel laureates, eminent scientists, technocrats and recognized experts from industry and students to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst them.

Meet the Principal, Dr. R Srinivasa Rao Kunte

An exceptional academician with an experience of over 38 years in teaching, 19 years in research and 31 years of administrative experience, Dr. R Srinivasa Rao Kunte has a PG Degree and a Doctoral Degree from Mysore University. He has served as Academic Senate member and Chairman of the Board of Studies in E&C/TC Board of VTU, Belagavi for the period 2016-19. He is also a member of the COMEDK Executive Council.

Dr. R Srinivasa Rao Kunte is a reviewer of reputed national and international journals. Govt. of Karnataka recognized his unique research work of on-line Kannada Handwritten Script Recognition and sponsored his visit to the IEEE International Conference ISPACS-2000 held at Honolulu, USA. As the current Principal of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Dr. Kunte works towards making the college an excellent place for grasping the right amount of technical education and knowledge, in pursuit of becoming successful engineers/entrepreneurs.