The National College is one of the Seventeen Institutions run by the National Education Society of Karnataka which was established in 1917 with the aim of inculcating the Nationalistic ideals.The college was established in 1945 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the National High School.Since its inception.the college has grown enormously, becoming synonymous with ‘ Value based higher education ‘ .Symbolizing all the value of the National Education Society, founded by men of vision with rare commitment to the nation building, the National college in its six decades of existence has richly contributed to the overall development of the society.
The college can pride itself in having produced not only meritorious professionals but also able administrators and men of science with impeccable moral fiber in them. Many alumni of the college have carved a niche for themselves not only within the country but the outside as well.
Besides its’ stress on academic excellence, the college with its consistent encouragement to extra curricular activities, has produced eminent Theatre and Cine Artists, Sports personalities of national and international reputation. The college, which has been hallowed by the visits of great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, endeavours relentlessly to promote the ideals of secularism humanism and scientific spirit enshrined in the Constitution of India. No wonder then, the National College, Basavanagudi, is one of the most sought after colleges in the state.