The Hyderabad Karnataka Education society founded by Late Shri Mahadevappa Rampure, a great visionary and educationist runs 46 educational institutions. Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, Gulbarga is the first institution established by the society in 1958. The college is proudly marching towards its golden jubilee year, setting new standards in the field of education and achieving greater heights.
The college was started with 50% central assistance and 50% state assistance, and a desire to impart quality technical education to this part of Karnataka State. The initial intake was 120 with degree offered in three branches of engineering viz, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Now, it houses 11 undergraduate courses, 8 post Graduate courses and 5 Research centers, established in Civil Engg., Electronics & Communication Engg, Industrial & Production Engg, Mechanical Engg and Electrical Engg. All the courses are affiliated to Visveswaraya Technological University, Belgaum. At present the total intake at UG level is 660 and PG level 157.
The college receives grant in aid funds from state government. A number of projects have been approved by MHRD /AICTE, Govt. of India for modernization of laboratories. KSCST, Govt. of Karnataka is providing financial assistance regularly for the student's projects.
The National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi, has accredited the College in the year 2004 for 09 UG Courses out of which 08 courses are accredited for three