Canara Engineering College is a tier 3 engineering college in Karnataka, India situated approximately 22 km from Mangalore in the surroundings of Benjanapadavu. It was established in 2001 as a Millennium project by Canara High School Association. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. It is also recognized by government of Karnataka and is approved by AICTE, New Delhi. Approximately 400 engineers graduate annually.About The CollegeThe college spreads over 26 acres in Benjanapadavu and is accessible from Mangalore or Bantwal. The college is equipped with Cafeteria, Wi-Fi campus, Mess and Hostel facility along with College bus facility for Day Scholars.CEC 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 Sri. Ammembal Subba Rao Pai (also founder of Canara Bank) in 1891. Ammembal Subbarao Pai was a social reform 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.