About J N N C E


Welcome to Jawaharlal Nehru New College of Engineering, Shivamogga

The history of Jawaharlal Nehru New College of Engineering is marked by events that have made it synonymous with quality education. Established in 1980 by NES, the College is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Government of Karnataka. JNNCE is a flagship Institute of the National Education Society (NES), established by freedom fighters and philanthropists like Sri. H. S. Rudrappa, Sri. S. V. Krishna Murthy Rao, Sri.S. R. Nagappa Setty and Sri. D. S. Dinakar and groomed by Sri Girimaji N Rajagopal, Sri D.R.Ratnakar among others – has, during 70 years of its existence, spread its wings in several disciplines of education through establishment of 35 educational institutions in the Malnad region of Karnataka state. It comprises of institutions in a wide range of disciplines such as Engineering, Science, Pharmacy, Commerce, Humanities, Education, Law, Business Administration, Physical Education, Computer Application and Applied Sciences. The residential school at Konandur with ICSE syllabus and modern infrastructure is a testimony to the interest of the Society in developing educational infrastructure is rural areas. The latest ventures of the NES include Establishment of a Physical Education College, a Polytechnic College, Institute of Advanced Studies and CBSE High school with all modern infrastructure in Shivamogga. The management team of NES, comprising of highly respected persons from different profession and social service are committed to carry forward the enlightening vision and the illustrious legacy of its founders.  NES was established with primary motto of giving emphasis on rural and women education. The Mission of NES is “To provide quality education at reasonable cost”

Jawaharlal Nehru New College of Engineering (JNNCE), is one of the technical institutions of Karnataka, providing excellent technical education and training to students from all parts of India. Started in the year 1980, the institution has completed 39 years of its fruitful existence towards achieving perfection in all aspects of technical education and training and has emerged as one of the most sought-after destination for technical and management education by students and parents from all over India.  

JNNCE is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi and recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The college offers BE courses in 9* branches of engineering, namely, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science and Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence*. As many as seven disciplines, namely, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science and Engineering and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering were accredited from the National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi, and the renewal process of accreditation as per Out Come Based Education has been initiated. Further, the college has been accreditated by NAAC with “B” Grade. The college also offers 4 PG courses, namely, MCA, MBA and M.Tech., in Computer Science and Engineering, and Transportation Engineering and Management.

JNNCE is also a University recognized research centre in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, MBA, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics leading to the award of M.Sc. (Engg.) and Ph.D. So for more than 30 candidates have been awarded Ph.D. from our research centers.

JNNCE is ranked by the following agencies in 2020-21:

Accredited by NAAC - ‘B’     

UGC 2f & 12B certification

Outlook:80th (India) ; 17th (Karnataka)

India Today:48th (India) ; 10th (Karnataka)

The Week:50st (India) 33th (South India);13th (Karnataka)

Career 360: AAA

Times Magazine; 118th (India) ; 11th (Karnataka)

Chronicle 18th (India) ; A+ Grade ; 5th (Admission & selection process ; 7th in Academic Excellence

The lush green sprawling campus of about 39.4 acres caters to the needs of nearly 3750 students and 450 staff, with state-of-the-art technology back-up, well-equipped laboratories and workshops, library, hostels, playgrounds and other amenities. The dedicated faculty of the institute comprises of nearly 46 Ph.Ds, and 138 PG qualification amongst whom 56 are pursuing Ph.D. There are 23 Professors, 22 Associate Professors, 131 Assistant professors. The technical and supporting staff of the institute work with lot of concern and commitment

The faculty have presented and published more than 500 papers in national and international seminar, conferences and journals. AICTE-funded Research projects worth more than Rs. 80 lakhs have been carried out in the institute. The institution has organized several International/National Conferences/Seminars on different academic and intellectual themes successfully, attracting resource persons, speakers and delegates from academics and institutions from all over India and even overseas, and has brought out proceedings containing valuable information and insights. The institution is a centre for EDUSAT programmes of VTU. To motivate innovation based research among faculty and students, a Research and Innovation Centre in JNNCE (JNNRIC) and JNNCART have been started.

Other salient features of the institute includes excellent infrastructure with spacious class rooms with modern teaching aids, state-of-the art laboratories and computers.  There is a hostel for both boys and girls accommodating about 600 boys and 450 girls. Sports facilities abound with multi gym, Turf cricket pitch and a modern playground.  The Turf cricket pitch and new pavilion is as per KSCA standards and hosted cricket matches like Ranji Trophy, South zone and other State level matches.

Institute has a ‘Student Amenity Centre’ with modern hygienic cafeteria, Co-operative society, Bank, Post-office, Guest-house and Medical Centre. Each department has its own department forum, promoting extra-curricular and co-curricular activities for students. Institute has New Age Incubation Centre (NAIN) for aspiring entrepreneurs, Student Counseling Centre, Consumer Protection & Welfare cell.  

Rainwater Harvesting and Sewage Treatment Plant has been implemented in the campus. This eco-friendly project is well appreciated for its conservation of water, recycling of water and pollution control. 

The institute library has a collection of 124274 books relating to all branches of Engineering and Management, digital library, subscribed to 14 National & International, e-journals through VTU Consortium and also the Member of DELNET and NDL. The Library has been computerized with e-Lib software

Students are encouraged to participate in Technical and Management Fests, Student Seminars/Conferences and other co-curricular and extra-curricular activities held by different institutions and the University. JNNCE takes pride in noting that its students have been consistently winning laurels in all such inter-collegiate and inter-university contests and events. The institution conducts its own Technical Fest-“Techzone” every year, attracting student entries for paper presentation and other events from different states.  “JANVEY”, the two-day annual Sports & Cultural Fest of the institute showcases students’ multi-faceted talents in different disciplines. Institute has student chapters of IEI, IETE, and SAE provide additional enrichment for students’ overall development.

Institution has so far secured over 100+  ranks in university exams. The institution has introduced a system of rewarding excellent academic performance by the students, by awarding cash prizes, partial waiver of tuition fees and merit certificates.  

The institution has good placement record, with companies like BEL, TCS, Evive Health, HP, Tech Mahindra, Wipro Technologies, etc visit the campus for recruitment of students. All the students will undergo the soft skill training program conducted by placement cell. Further students are exposed to the emerging technologies by way of technical talks by Industry experts. Students undertake their projects in emerging technical field and are involved in research projects. Students also participate in social cause, cultural and sports activities.

The college has implemented a pro-active student Mentor Scheme, under which each teacher is allotted a batch of students, not exceeding 20, for close interaction, guidance, and monitoring of the students’ academic performance and progress. Students’ academic performance and progress is regularly communicated to the parents.  Parent-Teacher meets are also held periodically to discuss about all relevant student matters.

More than 17,000 students who have passed out of this institution have been making significant contributions in Industries, R&D organizations, Academic Institutions and Govt. Organizations in India and abroad and serving their alma-mater. 

The institute has Alumni Forum, which meets regularly and involves itself in the development of the institution by undertaking various activities.

JNNCE is identified as a centre for organizing INSPIRE-Internship Camp funded by DST, GOI for 12th standard students every year to create awareness in Basic Science. Every year about 150 academically top students of Shivamogga and nearby places attend five day camp.JNNCE is identified as a remote centre of IIT Bombay to conduct online Faculty Development Programs and technical workshops for faculty and students. It is also a nodal centre for the project E-Yantra, a Robot based project of IIT Bombay.

Department of IT BT of Government of Karnataka has setup a New Age incubation centre at JNNCE with an annual funding of Rs.40 Lakhs. Each project is given Rs.3 Lakh for making prototype of their idea and implementing the same.

As part of Industry-Institute collaboration, the institute has signed MoU with many companies.

Convenient and affordable transportation facility is provided by a fleet of 35 buses, to students hailing from different parts of Shivamogga city and Bhadravathi town.

JNNCE has thus emerged as one of the institutions espoused to the cause of professional education, training and research. JNNCE is wedded to a conviction of building engineers and managers of tomorrow competent to attune to the changing business dynamics with rewarding performance.


The SWOC analysis was conducted by having brainstorming sessions at the department level and institute level involving all stake holders. Following inputs have been considered.

  • Faculty Interaction
  • Students’ feedback
  • Feedback of Non teaching staff /Administrative staff.
  • Alumni feedback
  • Employers feedback
  • Parents‐Teachers meeting feedback.
  • Feedback reports of the committees from University.

Institutional Strength :

  1. Visionary management team and transparent administrative system.
  2. Qualified, experienced, and dedicated teaching faculty and staff with good retention ratio.
  3. The institute has a well-equipped infrastructure with a spacious built-up area for teaching, learning and research.
  4. The institute has an excellent rapport with the corporate world for technical and placement support.
  5. Student centric functioning with mentoring, counselling, and effective academic monitoring.
  6. ICT integration in Teaching-Learning pedagogical initiatives.
  7. Good academic results and consistently bagging ranks in university.
  8. Strong training and placement cell, which develop skills amongst students and improved placement opportunities for students.
  9. Vibrant student chapters of the professional bodies IETE and IEEE
  10. Excellent track record of bagging prizes by UG and PG students in Co-curricular extra-curricular and sports activities at the university/ state and national level.
  11. Self-sufficiency in terms of energy requirement because of E-Campus
  12. Spacious Library and information center with necessary volumes
  13. Institute is regularly organizing various development programs for the benefit of teachers and students through seminars, workshops, conferences, symposiums, and student meets.

Institutional Weakness :

  1. Deepening of industry-academia partnerships in applied research needs to be encouraged.
  2. Institute has to upgrade its teaching community for more funded projects, quality research and development, patents, and consultancy.
  3. Limited interdisciplinary and sponsored projects.
  4. Limited partnership and collaborative work amongst community/peer institute
  5. Limited revenue generation through consultancy.
  6. Student diversity is poor

Institutional Opportunity :

  1. Ample space for collaboration with R&D Labs and Industries
  2. Distance getting bridged between Bangalore and Shimoga because of increased rail and air connectivity has created an opportunity for bringing corporate luminaries to the campus for the benefit of students
  3. Better internet connectivity has created an opportunity for conducting a placement drive in virtual mode.
  4. Potential to occupy the top college status in the state.
  5. Possibility to attain autonomy status for the Institute and become a university.

Institutional Challenge :

  1. Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem is a challenge in an ecosystem that is obsessed with joining the job market.
  2. To mentor prospective students to enrol in core engineering courses in an environment that is obsessed with joining trending courses like AI/ Robotics/ data science. Sustaining the core engineering courses in this environment becomes a challenge.
  3. To attract students from other states to meet the diversity of students in enrolment is a challenge
  4. To become a fully residential campus is a challenge because the majority of students are from shimoga and nearby places.

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Library and Information Center

One of the best places in our campus that we can boast of is our Library..

Hi-Tech Auditorium

The college has well furnished A/C Auditorium, which is equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual..

Modern Class Rooms

JNNCE has well furnished lecture hall equipped with audiovisual equipment like Smartboards, Projectors etc,.

Hostel and Transport

Hostels are a home away from home. We at JNNCE provide you a decent stay and the best possible learning environment.

Well Equipped Lab/Workshops

Well equipped spacious laboratories in all the departments so that student can perform development

Sports and Cafeteria

JNNCE recognizes the importance of sports and recreation for the overall development of student's personality.