R.V. College of Architecture (RVCA) was established in the year 1992-93. It started as Department of Architecture in the premises of R. V. College of Engineering (RVCE), Bengaluru. In the year 1995, an independent new building, specially designed for imparting architectural education was built within the RVCE campus. The department was awarded autonomous status and was renamed to R.V School of Architecture, in the year 2009. Later in the same year, Council of Architecture (COA), India, approved its current re-designation to R.V College of Architecture.

In 2014, the college shifted to a new and independent campus and started operating under Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, Karnataka. Currently, the college is following two schemes: Autonomous scheme and VTU scheme.

Learning environment

Expert Faculty with experience in specialized areas make up the core of teaching in RVCA. RVCA is a highly sought after destination for discerning students. Reputed architects are actively associated with the college as visiting and adjunct faculty, and their contribution to the academic environment is rich. The highly competent Faculty and abundantly spirited students make the learning process at RVCA an exhilarating experience.