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37th Annual Conference Of The API Karnataka Chapter.

From 31st of May to 2nd June

KLES Centenary Convention Center Belagavi

From the Chairman's Desk

Dear Colleagues & Friends,
Welcome to KAPICON 2019. Belagavi

It gives me great pleasure in announcing that Belagavi has been entrusted with the opportunity to host the 37th Annual Conference of the API Karnataka Chapter. 
Belagavi which is also called the Mahabaleshwar of the poor and the cradle of the Infantry of Indian Army, is an excellent venue for academic deliberation. The city and its surroundings are endowed with abundant natural beauty and accommodative cosmopolitan approach Belagavi, is a melting pot of various cultures and has its own unique character and cuisine...

About KLE Society

      The humble beginnings paved the way for the greater cause and the organization embraced larger geographies of responsibility. India was on the verge of attaining independence and the responsibility of subsequent nation building would only entail the creation of a larger intellectual capital. The KLE Society was poised for a metamorphosis, all in the best interests of the people in the region and the nation as a whole.


      Building on commitments, the KLE Society commenced efforts to establish an institution for Technical Education in 1946 with the commencement of Polytechnic courses at Gadag. Shri. Basappa Bhoomaraddi provided the much needed impetus to the initiative by donating a sum of Rs. 2,00,000 which enabled KLE to shift the technical courses to Hubli. The Engineering courses commenced at the institution in 1953 and the B V Bhoomraddi College of Engineering and Technology was born...

About Belagavi

Belgaum (also known as Belagavi, Belgavi and Venugrama or "bamboo village") is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka located in its northern part along the Western Ghats. It is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous Belgaum division and Belgaum district. The Government of Karnataka has proposed making Belgaum the second capital of Karnataka, hence a second state administrative building Suvarna Vidhana Soudha was inaugurated on 11 October 2012.

Belgaum has been selected in first phase out of 20 cities, as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission.

Belgaum was founded in late 12th century AD by the Ratta dynasty, who shifted from nearby Saundatti. A Ratta official called Bichiraja built a Jain temple dedicated to Neminatha in 1204, which came to be called Kamalabasti. Pillars found inside Belgaum fort have Kannada inscriptions in Nagari scripts, one from 1199 by Ratta King Kartaveerya IV. The city original name was Venugrama, a Sanskrit word which means "village of bamboo". Alternatively, it is referred to as Venupura in early Indian texts, which means "city of bamboo".

Belgaum became a part of the Yadava dynasty kingdom (Sevunas) in early 13th century. An inscription from 1261 of King Krishna belonging to the Yadava dynasty attests to this. The region was invaded by Khalji dynasty of Delhi Sultanate in 14th century. Shortly thereafter, the Vijayanagara Empire was founded, and Belgaum came under the rule of Vijayanagara. In 1474, the Bahmani Sultanate conquered Belgaum with an army led by Mahamood Gawan.