Nagarjuna College of Engineering and Technology (NCET), a self financing engineering college, was started in the year 2001 under the aegis of Nagarjuna Education Society, Bangalore. Nagarjuna Education Society (NES) was established in 1995 under the able guidance of Sri J.V.Rangaraju, leading industrialist and philanthropist. His commitment towards contribution to nation building is being achieved by imparting world-class education at all levels, viz. from primary, graduate, post-graduate to doctoral research degree.

NCET is affiliated to VTU, Belagavi, recognized by Government of Karnataka(GoK) and approved by AICTE. The institution is re-accredited by NAAC with A+ grade with a CGPA of 3.38 during its second cycle. Four UG programmes are accredited by NBA from 2018-19 to 2021-22. The institution has ranked under ARIIA in B-Band (26-50) during 2020-21 and Best performer during 2021-22. The institution has received 4-star rating from Institute's Innovation Council for Ministry of Education during 2020-21.

The institution has lush green campus spread over 100 acres with on-campus residential facility for boys, girls and staff. These hostels have amenities like mess, recreation room, 600mbps Wi-Fi internet facility, state of art gymnasium, automated laundry, etc. Students are encouraged to actively participate in outdoor games as well.

The college has a spacious library with well stacked books and well subscribed e-journals and e-books. The college is also a member of the VTU Consortium for e-resources. The college is recognized as Nodal Center for virtual lab facility, sponsored by MHRD, GOI. The institution is associated with IITB, Mumbai for the project titled eYantra on Robotic Technology for students and staff. ISRO has recognized the college as one of the center to carry out projects under STUDSAT. The institution also has MoUs with different leading industries. The institution has received Autonomous status from UGC, VTU & GoK from the year 2015-16. The college is recognized by Government of Karnataka as a Centre of Innovative Science and Engineering Education. Seven departments have been recognized as research centers from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum to offer Ph.D. programmes. The institution also focuses on imparting training in soft-skills, logical reasoning, aptitude tests & interviews and provides placement to all eligible candidates.