P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya is one of the pioneer Engineering Colleges in India. It is affilliated to the University of Mysore and is recognised by theAll India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi. It is an institution functioning under the grant-in-aid scheme of Government of Karnatka. The College was established in the year 1962 by People`s Education Society currently known as People`s Education Trust (R), with the help of philanthropic farmers of Mandya District. The sole objective of the college was to promote Technical Education among the students of Rural Areas. The Society was founded by late Sri K.V. Shankaregowda, former Education Minister of Government of Karnataka.