Rural Engineering College, [REC] Gadag was established in 1980. The college currently offers 7 Under Graduate Courses affiliated to Visveshwaraiah Technological University and is recognized by AICTE, New Delhi. It is the first engineering college in the North Karnataka region; it has contributed largely to the development and prosperity of the region. The college has achieved an enviable status due to a strong emphasis on academic and technical excellence and has been in the forefront of imparting Engineering education.
The vision of the institute is to develop young minds in an environment of academic ambience, to inculcate professionalism, to excel in real life situations and to make them capable of welcoming the future with vigor. The mission of the institute is to produce world class engineering professionals using the state of art technologies and teaching methodologies with the aim of making them responsible and better citizens of tomorrow.