Malnad College of Engineering (MCE), Hassan, was established during 1960, in the later part of the Third Five Year Plan, as a joint venture of the Government of India, Government of Karnataka and Malnad Technical Education Society, Hassan. It is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. The college is a reputed institution in the country. It has been awarded the Best Engineering College award by the Government of Karnataka.
Currently the college conducts 9 Under Graduate courses and 6 Post Graduate courses with more than 3000 students studying in various disciplines.