MVIT is one of the oldest premium private colleges situated in Bangalore, Karnataka with its formation in 1986. It is affiliated to VTU and has been certified as institute of National Importance by the AICTE for its method of education as well as infrastructural facilities provided for the labs and research center. MVIT is run by the Trust called Krishnadevaraya Educational Foundation from where it got name of Visveswaraya, Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology (MVIT) one of the famous engineers in India of the past time
The campus is spread around 133 acres making it one of the largest campuses by area in India with facilities provided from sports ground to the innovation center covering the areas given in the campus. The institute has been ranked in 2nd position in Karnataka and has been accredited by Govt. of Karnataka as the Best Private Engineering College in Karnataka.