The Education Commission has recommended college autonomy which is the instrument for promoting academic excellence. Only 10% of the eligible colleges were targeted to make autonomous at the end of X five year plan. P.E.S. College of Engineering (PESCE), Mandya has become autonomous in the year 2008.
Recently a Researcher's Congregate was held in with about 30 awardees have been felicitated for their outstanding research work
An international Conference ICERECT-15 was held during Dec-2015. The Programme was sponsored by IEEE and TEQIP In with several research papers were presented