The Basaveshwar Science College has its origin in Basaveshwar College, Bagalkot was the first college established before independence in 1944 by BVV Sangha, with a social commitment to impart quality higher education. In the year 1945 Science section was started, and was bifurcated from Basaveshwar College in 1967 as an independent Science College with a separate building inaugurated by his Excellency Sri V.V.Giri then Vice-President of India. Prof. B.C.Akki continued the path of excellence as its Principal.
The Basaveshwar Science College is recognised by UGC under 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act of 1956 and affiliated to Rani Channamma University, Belagavi. Our college is recognised as a College with Potential for Excellence phase –II by UGC. It is the only independent Science college in Bagalkot and Bijapur districts, it is catering to the needs of Higher education in pure science, applied sciences and information technology in this economically and educationally backward area of Karnataka.The college is Re-accredited at B grade by NAAC in Aug.2019.
At present the college offers 03 UG programmes (one aided and two self financed), 04 PG programmes (self financed), Computer Science, Maths, Physics and Chemistry. The college has developed good academic infrastructure and has explored with time the technology benefits in learning-teaching process. The vision, mission and objectives of the institution are in tune with changing scenario of higher education in the country. Dr. C.V. Raman and Dr. Rajaramanna, Bharat Ratna Prof. C N R Rao, ISRO director, Prof. KiranKumar, former ISRO director Prof. U R Rao, Salumarada Timmakka, Dr. Prakash Amte, Dr Sudarshan are amongst hundreds of distinguished personalities who have visited our college.
The college is proud to boost of producing many University ranks, University Blues, graduates and post graduates with academic excellence.
The college has contributed to the society in the form of noted administrators, policy makers, Technocrats, Legal luminaries and distinguished scholars.