Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering , started in 1979, was founded by Sri R Dayananda Sagar and is run by the Mahatma Gandhi Vidya Peeta Trust. It is on 28 acres of land on a hillock in Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore South. Research programmes sponsored by AICTE, AR&DB, KSCST are undertaken. The college organizes seminars, workshops, teaching talks, sports and extracurricular activities. With 1850 systems, student information system and several digital classrooms, it was one of the first education centers to get WiFi in the country. The college is an autonomous institute under Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. The Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering was established in 1979 with the basic courses of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The college offers 16 undergraduate programs leading to 4/5 year Bachelors degree. It offers 16 post graduate programs leading to 2/3 year Masters degree. It has 21 Research Centers offering 2/5 year MSc/PhD degree. The Academic degrees are awarded by Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.