National Degree College

About The College

National Degree College



National Degree College Basavanagudi is located in Basavanagudi and operates under the aegis of The National Education Society of Karnataka (NES). This is one of the seventeen Institutions run by the National Education Society of Karnataka which was established in 1917 with the aim of inculcating the Nationalistic ideals. The National College was started in the year 1945.

Padmabhusan Dr H. Narasimhaiah was the chairman of NES until his death. The college flourished under him. He also started the Bangalore Science Forum (BSF), the first of its kind in India, where luminaries from various scientific disciplines would lecture every Wednesday and  everyday for an entire month of July.

The college was established in 1945 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the National High School. Since its inception.the college has grown enormously, becoming synonymous with ‘Value based higher education’’.Symbolizing all the value of the National Education Society, founded by men of vision with rare commitment to the nation building, the National college in its six decades of existence has richly contributed to the overall development of the  society.

The college can pride itself in having produced not only meritorious professionals but also able administrators and men of science with impeccable moral fiber in them. Many alumni of the college have carved a niche for themselves not only within the country but the outside as well.





The Institution aims at promoting the ideals of Secularism, Humanism and Scientific spirit enshrined in the Constitution of India and imparting Value based higher education to one and all at a reasonable cost.

To realize the vision, our college:

1.   Imparts value based education with a long-term perspective;

2.   Develops in the students a spirit of social service and a concern for the less fortunate people in the society;

3.   Updates the  curriculum periodically to enable the students to prepare for a career or further studies;

4.   Arranges a series of Classroom, Seminar and Workshop based execution to prepare students for the impending competition.







College library came into existence in 1945 along with the college, under the guidance of the office bearers of The National Education Society of karnataka and librarians. The library has made tremendous progress. Now it is an excellent library having 3 floor separate building with spacious reading space. Library hold about 78353 volumes and 42315 titles for degree classes. Last year 940 volumes were added to the collection. Library has subscribed to 39 journals and 11 periodicals. The library is maintaining open access system for both students and staff. It has a Book Bank Library for economically weaker students. Library is fully computerized with barcode, has 16 computers with one server. OPAC facility has also provide for staff and students , facilities is to enable teachers and students are provided to search books. Wi-Fi facilities provided Internet connectivity for all computer and E-library with 618 CDs, both subject and general knowledge CDs facility is made available for both students and staff. Reprographic facility is available to students and staff. Library receives general and special grants from UGC as well as grants from college management.




The National College, Basavanagudi, established in 1945, continues to maintain an old world charm. The building and the atmosphere persist in spreading an academic magnetism that created by the founder and mentor of the institution, Dr. H.Narasimhiah. The various facilities available to students and faculty are proof of this.

The library is as old as the institution,  continuously upgraded and is equipped to assist in pursuing research. Its housed in a building of three floors, has approximately 80086 volumes and 42315 titles for all courses and fully computerized. The e-library helps students use the internet to read recent articles, making it possible for learning to go beyond the classrooms.

The college has a Computer laboratory with abundant systems for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate students. This provides students with adequate access to the digital world.

The institution has ample facilities for sports, games and cultural activities. It has a spacious Play Ground with well-maintained Table Tennis & Basketball courts that is rare to find among many colleges in the rapidly growing city of Bangalore.

A gymnasium and a yoga centre are in place as well as other resources like a hostel for boys, a health centre and a canteen.

The Language Laboratory, established in 2009, facilitates in introducing students to language as well as soft skills required for pursuing careers in the global market.

Equipped with an active placement cell that makes it possible for students benefit of bei placed in Campus recruitments.

The pride of the college an air-conditioned state-of the Art Multimedia Hall with 200 ergonomic seating facilities, where video conference can arranged with four countries simultaneously.


Health Centre


A Health Centre housed in the campus. Dr. Shanthi Prasad of Bhandari Hospital visits the centre for regular health checkup of students.




Many of our students come from moffusil areas of Bangalore. They leave home as early as 6 AM in order to be on time for classes which commence at 8.30AM. Therefore, the canteen housed in the college operates from 6.30 AM to 6 PM. It serves simple, but hygienic and nutritious food. Many of our faculty uses the canteen facility which helps in monitoring the quality of food served.




The poor boys home which was the earlier name of our college hostel came into existence in the year 1930. Home placed in a few rooms constructed behind the national high school. Prof. Gopalaswamy Iyengar took the sole responsibility to manage the hostel, Visionary and educationist Dr H Narasimhaiah took abode as a boarder and successfully completed his early education. Later on he rose to many heights both in academics and administration. He was the principal of the college till he became the vice-chancellor of the prestigious Bangalore University.





The cell usually starts placement activity for the students from 5th semester onwards. The placement drive starts both by the college and by the company through email, telephonic conversation and face to face HR/placement officer interaction. After confirming the Date and Venue. The placement officer informs all the final year students about the Date and Venue, 10 to 15 days before the placement drive starts. The college also co-ordinates off-campus events which conducted in other colleges of Bangalore. The college Placement cell also a member of BANGALURU PLACEMENT OFFICERS FORUM which conducts HR-Placement Meets to help the students placed in different companies.


Procedures carried-out by Placement Cell in placement drive:

  • Companies contacted ahead of the beginning of the placement process.
  • Companies provide necessary data through E-mail System.
  • The Data studied and a formal invitation sent by e-mail.
  • A mutually convenient date and time for PPT & selection process is fixed.
  • Visit announced to the students along with data given in E-mail.
  • A week before the visit of the company, interested and eligible students provide information to the placement cell.
  • Essential details of applicants are provided to the company.
  • Company re-confirms travel plan a week before the visit.
  • Arrangements made in the multi-media hall of the college and a student volunteer selected to take care of logistics on campus.
  • The selection list announced or informed through E-Mail as soon as a company finalizes the selection.
  • Students sign offer letter and a copy forwarded to the company.

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Working Hours

Now Closed UTC + 5.5
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sunday Day Off

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