In the History of Karnataka, the name of Businayana Mukundadas Sreenivasaiah [BMS] occupies a prominent place in the field of philanthropy. The Maharaja of Mysore honoured him with the title of Rajakarya Prasaktha in 1946. He started the BMS College of Engineering in the same year. He had foreseen the urgent need for high-quality technical education in India, even before independence. The ideals, for which B.M.Sreenivasaiah stood, continues to inspire the inheritors of his legacy.
Sri.B.S.Narayan, the dynamic and enterprising son of the founder, took over the reins of the college after the sad demise of Sri.B.M.Sreenivasaiah. Under his able guidance, the BMS College of Engineering developed into one of the finest engineering colleges in the country. He was also instrumental in initiating International Collaborative Programmes such as cross-cultural programmes with Melton Foundation, training foreign students under International Co-operation Division etc
Started with only 03 undergraduate courses, BMSCE today offers 13 Undergraduate & 16 Postgraduate courses both in conventional and emerging areas. 15 of its Departments are recognized as Research Centers offering PhD/M.Sc (Engineering by Research) degrees in Science, Engineering, Architecture and Management. The College has been effectively practicing outcome based education. Today, BMSCE has completed 69 years of dedicated service in the field of Engineering Education. The College has one of the largest student populations amongst engineering colleges in Karnataka. Currently about 5000 students are pursuing their higher education at BMSCE. A strong alumni base of over 35,000 most of them occupying coveted positions in various Educational, Industrial and Research organizations. The college is being ranked consistently among the top engineering colleges in the country by surveys conducted by various media sources.
Apart from BMSCE, the BMS Educational Trust runs number of highly reputed institutions imparting quality education. Currently more than 12,000 students are pursuing their higher education in Science, Engineering, Architecture, Management, Arts and Law in BMS Institutions. The strong alumni of BMS have enriched communities all over the world over the years.