June 1958, a major academic
change also took place. The first batch
of students who had completed one year preparatory
science course after the Secondary School
Certificate Examination with revised syllabus
were admitted to BVM for the four year Degree
They were admitted to BVM
on the basis of an Entrance Test. The first
Year of the programmes was called pre engineers,
they were admitted to BVM on the basis of
an Entrance Test. The first Year of the
They were admitted to BVM on
the basis of an Entrance Test to the first
Year. The first Year of the programme was
called pre-Engineering which was followed
by three years, namely, F E, S E and B E.
With the introduction of the four year programme,
the intake to college increased from 150
to 240 students i.e.180 in Civil,
30 in Mechanical and 30
in Electrical Engineering.
June 1964, Five Year Degree
programme was introduced. All India
Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
had recommended Five-Year programme
for the first degree in
Engineering as a sequel to the reorganization
of secondary education. The intake was increased
to 300-120 in Civil, 90
in Mechanical, and 90 in
of feather in the cap of BVM
Graduate programmes were introduced
at BVM in 1964-71.
Government of India gave recognition
to three M E programmes namely,
Structural Engineering, Machine
Design, and Electrical
Power System, and the Central
Government granted stipend to six
candidates in each of the programme
of India decided to introduce 10 + 2 scheme
of Secondary Education, which was to precede
Four-Year Degree Programme in
This was introduced at BVM in June 1978.
The intake to BVM was again increased
to 382 i.e.172 in Civil,
120 in Mechanical and
90 in Electrical Engineering.
June 1984, a new
programme of B E (Electronics
Engineering ) was sanctioned
and the first batch of 30 students
June 1985, another
programme - B E (Production
Engineering) - was introduced
with an intake of 30 students.
Computer Center was established
in 1985 and is
being continuously upgraded and
expanded. It had initially a UNIX-based
minicomputer with sixteen terminals
and a number of PC/XTs
and PC/ATs providing
DOS environment. A high resolution
work station with sophisticated
software was also available. In
addition, the college installed
personal computers in each department
to meet the departmental requirements.
June 1988 intake
to Electronics Engineering
was increased from 30 to 45, and
later in 1991 from 45 to 60. The
intake to Civil Engineering
was correspondingly decreased from
210 to 180.
Innovations – Credit System, a
college introduced Credit
System in its undergraduate
grogrammes in 1990-91.
The system was also introduced for part-time
degree programme and post graduate
programmes from the academic year
Credit System which was recognized
as the most effective educational
system is being followed in most
of the developed countries particularly
is USA. It being
followed in all progressive technological
institutions in IITs, BITS,etc.
The system permits lot of flexibility
to individual students to pursue
studies as per his/her capability
and perception and involves him/her
in making decisions about career
at every stage. The response to
the system has been quite favourable
and is well received by the students.
It has improved regularity and sincerity
of the students. It may be mentioned
that BVM is among a very
small number of affiliated colleges
in the country which has
introduced such a system. BVM's
efforts in this regard are backed
by the State Government.
While introducing the Credit System
the college has also completely
restructured all its programmes
and also modernised the
contents of each programme.
A mega national
event of 20th Annual Convention
of Indian Society for Technical
Education (ISTE) was hosted
by BVM during 20
to 22 December 1990. The theme of
the convention was " Performance
Appraisal and Development System (PADS)".
local centre (formerly known as
Sub-centre) of the Institution
of Engineers (India) and
ISTE Chapter are
working actively at BVM since 1969
and 1988 respectively.
the introduction of new programmes
of B E (Electronics Engineering),
B E (Computer Engineering),
B.E. (Electronics and Telecommunication)
extra laboratory space was required.
M/s Manibhai & Brothers
and other alumni of the
college helped in constructing a
separate two storeyed building for
Electronics and Computer Engineering
at a cost of Rs.35 lakhs.
Moreover M/S Manibhai &
Brothers also helped for
additional second floor on the existing
Electronics and Computer Engineering
building at a cost of Rs
90 lakhs where Electronics
course is held.