.The First change
In 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 programme.

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 programmes.

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.
Second Academic Change
In 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 Electrical Engineering.
Addition of feather in the cap of BVM
Post Graduate Programmes
Post 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
Third Academic Change
Government of India decided to introduce 10 + 2 scheme of Secondary Education, which was to precede Four-Year Degree Programme in Engineering.

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.
Expansion continued
In June 1984, a new programme of B E (Electronics Engineering ) was sanctioned and the first batch of 30 students were admitted.
In June 1985, another programme - B E (Production Engineering) - was introduced with an intake of 30 students.
The 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.
In 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.
Academic Innovations – Credit System, a unique feature
The 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 1992-93
The 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.
Academic mega event
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)".
The 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.
Ever Expanding BVM
With 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 & Telecommunication course is held.
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