Established in the year 2001 as a new millennium project of CHSA, Canara Engineering College (CEC) has evolved as one of the premier Engineering institutes in the region and attracts students from diverse backgrounds across the country.

The campus has a sprawling area of 26 acres, set in a picturesque locale and has aesthetically designed eco-friendly buildings amidst the green belt within the vicinity of Mangalore City. Academic discipline, student centered learning opportunities, hard work and mainly team work by upholding the philosophy of our founder, Late Sri Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, in imparting modern education blended with ancient cultural values, remain the key of success in the path of progress towards perfection.

The institution is completely self-financed and does not receive grants from any source. At present the total intake is 480 in UG Courses. 40% of the seats are allotted through the CET cell, 30% seats are filled under ‘Konkani’ and General Merit by KRLMPCA quota and the remaining 30% under NRI/Management quota. The total intake for PG courses is 18.

The main objective of the college is to provide excellence in technical education based on knowledge, ability and self-confidence, creative thinking based on sound logic and fundamentals. To develop an all-round personality of the student, they are encouraged to actively take part in sports, games and other activities. All round human resource development is the corner stone and the guiding principle of this Institution. Good placement infrastructure assists students for placement. Students are equipped with industry experience by undergoing internship every semester.


The name Canara High School Association has a long history of educating generations from the past 128 years. Canara High School Association founded by the great visionary Ammembal Subba Rao Pai (19-11-1852 – 25-07-1909), way back in 1891, during pre independence period, now has over a dozen educational institutions, imparting quality education from Nursery level to Graduation, for over 13000 young minds from Coastal Karnataka and surrounding regions.

The Association aims at imparting not just modern education but also moral values that is blended with cultural values. In 1891, Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, the founder of CANARA BANK, a great social reformer and philanthropist, from his concern for social up-liftment, envisioned and started the Canara High School, Mangalore.

In 1894, Canara Girls High School was started with an objective of encouraging girls’ education. He had taken a revolutionary step considering the prevalent values and attitude of the people towards girls’ education during those days. Canara Girls High School is now in its fruitful 125th year of service.

CANARA firmly believes that only EDUCATION makes a person, a responsible citizen. ‘Quality education at affordable cost for all’ has remained a guiding principle and even after 127 years, the tradition continues with a deep sense of satisfaction, spreading millions of alumni in every nook and corner of this world. Catering to the needy, CANARA has always lent a helping hand in educating financially incapable children. Mid day meals in Schools, scholarships and every possible assistance is taken care of at CANARA for the cause of education.


Sl.No Name of the Institution Year of Est. Programs of Study Address
01 Canara High School-Main
1891 Courses till 10th Std Dongerkery, Mangalore-575003
02 Canara Girls High School
1894 Courses till 10th Std Dongerkery, Mangalore-575003
03 Canara High School-Urva
1944 Courses till 10th Std Urva, Mangalore-575006
04 Canara Kannada Hr. Pr. School
1944 Courses till 7th Std Dongerkery, Mangalore-575003
05 Canara Nursery School
1969 Pre Primary Courses Dongerkery, Mangalore-575003
06 Canara English Hr. Pr. School
1970 Courses till 5th Std Dongerkery, Mangalore-575003
07 Canara Pre-University College
1972 11th & 12th Std MG Road, Mangalore-575003
08 Canara College
1974 B.Sc, B.Com, M.Com, BCA, BBM MG Road, Mangalore-575003
9 Canara Balawadi
1978 Pre Primary Courses Dongerkery, Mnagalore-575003
10 Canara Higher Primary School, Urva
1989 Courses till 7th Std Urva, Mangalore-575006
11 Canara Nursery School, Urva
1991 Pre Primary Courses Urva, Mangalore-575006
12 Canara Tennis Academy
1997 Sports Urva, Mangalore-575006
13 Canara Engineering College
2001 B.E, M.Tech Benjanapadavu, Bantwal Taluk-574219
14 Canara Montessori
2009 Pre Primary Courses Dongerkery, Mangalore-575003
15 Canara CBSE School
2009 Courses from 1st - 10th Std Dongerkery, Mangalore-575003
15 Canara Evening College
2014 B.Com MG Road, Mangalore-575003
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