Vachana Pitamaha Dr. P.G. Halakatti College of Engineering & Technology, Bijapur is a premier technical institute located in Northern part of Karnataka on a scenic stretch of land spread over 20 acres in Bijapur. BLDE Association started this esteemed college in year 1980 as a private Institute. The Institute is the result of the BLDE Associationâ€™s recognition of the need for quality technical education in the country. To achieve this objective, it has striven hard to create an environment and infrastructure that enables it to produce qualified, practical engineer who are ready to face the challenges in the industries. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum. The college is recognized by AICTE New Delhi and the 5 Programmes have been accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi during the year 2015. At present institute is offering 8 UG programmes and 7 PG programmes in Engineering along with MCA & MBA programmes. Six departments are recognized as Research Centres by VTU, Belgaum to offer Ph.D. and M.Sc. Engg. (by research) programmes.