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Canara Engineering College (CEC) is a premier engineering institute of the Mangalore region. CEC is established by the Canara Group of Institutions (Canara High School Association) founded by the late Ammembal Subba Rao Pai. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, recognized by Government of Karnataka and approved by AICTE, New Delhi.

Canara Engineering College is run by Canara High School Association (CHSA), an association based in Mangalore contributing towards Konkani linguistic minority education. The group was founded by the late Ammembal Subba Rao Pai (also founder of Canara Bank) in 1891. Ammembal Subbarao Pai was a social reformer and a philanthropist who aimed at imparting modern education blended with ancient cultural values to the youth of Dakshina Kannada. With this in mind he started the Canara High School Association with its primary project being the Canara High School, which was established in 1891 and functions even today. The group which is now primarily funded by alumni, also runs several other educational institutions in and around Mangalore.

The College was started in the year 2001 with 180 seats in 3 Branches of Engineering. Two more Engineering branches were added in the year 2004. At present it has 8 sections with a total intake of 504 seats including 24 seats of SNQ.


  • Provide the right environment to develop quality education for all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion to produce future leaders.

  • Create opportunities for pursuit of knowledge and all round development.

  • Impart value education to students to build sense of integrity, honesty and ethics.


To be an Engineering Institute of highest repute and produce world- class engineers catering to the needs of mankind.


Quality Education at Affordable Cost.

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