Vidyalankar Institute of Technology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology logo.png
Motto Provoked by Intellect, Propelled by values
Established 1999
Type Engineering and Technology Institution
Academic affiliation University of Mumbai and AICTE
Principal Prof. Varsha Bhosale[1]
Director Milind Tadvalkar[2]
Undergraduates Intake 660 per year[3]
Postgraduates Intake 174 per year[4][5]
Location Wadala, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
19°01′18″N 72°52′15″E / 19.021571°N 72.87077°E / 19.021571; 72.87077Coordinates: 19°01′18″N 72°52′15″E / 19.021571°N 72.87077°E / 19.021571; 72.87077
Campus Urban, Spread over 11 acres (45,000 m2) in Central Mumbai
Acronym VIT
Mascot Bull
Website vit.edu.in vidyalankarlive.com

Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT) is an engineering degree college approved by the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliated to University of Mumbai, India.[3]

Vidyalankar Institute of Technology was started in the year 1999 after having secured permission from the AICTE and University of Mumbai.It has slowly gained popularity and today attracts top talent.[6] It caters to students who have passed the Maharashtra State Board's HSC and CET examinations and desire to take up engineering as their profession.It secured an A grade rating from the Mumbai University in 2005.[7]

History[edit]

Vidyalankar Classes at Dadar

VIT is different[original research?] from other institutes in Mumbai in the sense that it was established by an organization that was already well known in the field of education viz. Vidyalankar Dyanapeeth Trust. The trust was founded by Prof. C.S. Deshpande. He started coaching students in 1960, in a single classroom in Dadar. Vidyalankar classes shifted to their present location in 'Pearl Center', Dadar in 1974.[8] After 39 years of coaching students, the trust decided to expand by establishing the Vidyalankar Institute of technology. The institute had humble beginnings in Pearl Center, the very same building where Vidyalankar Classes is situated; and moved to the current campus in 2001.[9]

Programs offered[edit]

Currently, the Institute offeres both graduate and postgraduate programs. Following are the details of the programs as of 2009. The college has gone through various phases of expansions over the last few years, and further expansions are also expected.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Following are the branches in which Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree of University of Mumbai is offered at VIT:[3]

  • Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering : 120 + 60 (Direct 2nd Year) Seats
  • Electronics Engineering : 120 + 60 (Direct 2nd Year) Seats
  • Computer Engineering : 120 + 60 (Direct 2nd Year) Seats
  • Information Technology : 120 + 60 (Direct 2nd Year) Seats
  • Bio-Medical Engineering : 60 Seats

Post-graduate programs[edit]

The college offers a postgraduate course in MMS (Master of Management Studies), where the degree is conferred by the University of Mumbai. Admission is based on Maharashtra CET (Common Entrance Test) score.[4] The college also offers a Masters program in computer engineering, where the degree is conferred by the University of Mumbai.[10]

  • Masters in Management Studies : 120 Seats
  • M.E (Computer Engineering) : 18 Seats
  • M.E (Information Technology) : 18 Seats

Campus[edit]

Entrance to the Campus
Interiors of Main Building
Garden Area

The campus is located in Wadala (East), a central suburb of Mumbai, and stretches over 11 acres (45,000 m2 or 480,000 sq ft) of land. It is close to some residential complexes like Dosti Acres and Lloyd's Estate.

The Institute of Technology shares the campus with Vidyalankar Polytechnic and Vidyalankar School of Information Technology. The campus comprises 3 buildings, 2 gardens, a football field, a volleyball ground and also a cricket pitch. A canteen and a cafe both offer a wide range of food and beverages. Also, separate parking lots are available for students and faculty members, for both 2-wheelers and 4-wheelers. A new building called the X-Block is also under construction, which has already been featured in an international architecture e-magazine.[11]

Library[edit]

The library provides a wide ranging collection of books which include university prescribed text books and reference material. The library also subscribes to all major international journals and magazines. Some major non-technical magazines are also subscribed to. The library also has a reading hall which is open 6 days a week and on Sundays when exams are approaching.

Number of books Number of titles Number of journals
Subscribed to
Number of Non-Academic
books
14,521 3,369 52 1,452
Statistics true as of June 2006.[12]

Apart from books, the college also provides students with the facility of using the IEEE/IET electronic library (IEL); an online database, which holds more than 2,000,000 full text documents.[13]

E-Learning and other online resources[edit]

One of the institute faculty members, Prof. Jayen Modi, Assistant Professor in the Electronics Engineering Department has developed several PPT based e-study material of subjects in the electronics engineering discipline. (Subjects covered include Electronics Circuits and Design I&II and Analaog Integrated Circuits). These slides are designed in such a way that these can be used for last minute revision. They contain detailed circuit diagrams, mathematical equations & animations that illustrate the behaviour of various electronics devices and phenomena. This e-learning material, once fully developed, is planned to be made available online for the benefit of the students in other colleges as well.

Laboratories[edit]

Computer Center

An entire floor of the main building is reserved for laboratories. They include labs maintained by the 5 departments as well as other core departments such as Applied Sciences and Mechanics departments.[14]

In addition to 12 computer laboratories, the Institute has set up a state of the art 'Central Computing Centre'. An area of 300 sq m is dedicated for the Computer Centre. Apart from IBM compatible P4 desktops, the centre has Apple Mac desktops and Sun Blade Workstations. All these computers are networked and backed up with various legal operating systems & application software along with printing & scanning devices.[15]

Hostel[edit]

Vidyalankar Hostel

The Vidyalankar Gurkul, a hostel for boys and girls at Nerul, has been run by the Vidyalankar Dyanapeeth Trust since June 1996. A total of 131 students (both boys and girls) reside here.[16] A few of the students are from the western suburbs of Mumbai, while others come from different states of India. The hostel is located near Nerul railway station, in Sector 17.

Amongst other facilities, the hostel also provides computers with internet facilities, a library consisting of academic and general books, and also carrom and chess boards for recreation.

Achievements and awards[edit]

  • Vidyalankar has won the Honour Award from Designshare, New York, USA for its innovative design. The structure boasts of gateless campus, a man-size chess board, an amphitheatre and a multi purpose zone for students to chill.[17][18][19]
  • Infosys has selected Vidyalankar as a partner for its Campus-Connect Program, wherein they train pre-final year Vidyalankar students to make them industry ready.[20]
  • VIT has also spread its wings by a tie up with Penn State University, USA.[6][21] In this program, students finish the first two years of the B.S. program in VIT and upon achieving the required GPA, finish the later two years of the course at Penn State University.[22]
  • Recently, VITians joined hands with the Indian Development Foundation (Formerly the Indian Leprosy Foundation) to spread awareness of Tuberculosis to the masses.[23]
  • Vidyalankar Group of Educational Institutes' Friday Paathshala earned recognition nationally by bagging a silver in the ‘college contact programme of the year’ category at the 1st WOW Event and Experiential Awards.[24][25]

Student life[edit]

The college has student chapters of various international organizations. It has also set up various development and interaction cells to help students to decide on the path they want to take in the future. The college's annual festivals organised in the Summer semester while smaller events are conducted throughout the year by the student organizations.

Student chapters[edit]

Student cells[edit]

  • Research and Development Cell[26]
  • Entrepreneurship Development Cell[27]
  • Industry Institute Interaction Cell[28]

Student organisations[edit]

  • Academic:
    • EESA - Electronics Students' Association
    • ETSA - Electronics and Telecommunications Students' Association
    • ITSA - Information Technology Students' Association
    • BMSA - Bio-Medical Students' Association
    • CESA - Computer Education Students' Association
    • SC - Students Council
  • Non-academic:
    • REC - Renewable Energy Club (Government Funded)
    • Movie Club
    • Dance Club
    • Music Club
    • Hobby Club
    • Sports Council
    • Women Development Committee
    • Vidyalankar Service Scheme
    • Personality Enrichment Committee
  • Administrative Committees
    • Anti Ragging Committee
    • Alumni
    • Laboratory Development Committee
    • Library Committee
    • Parent Interaction Committee (PIC)
    • Placement Committee
    • Value Added Services

Annual festivals[edit]

  • An inter-collegiate technical festival called FERVOR is held in February/March every year. Registrations for various events open in mid-February. Events include Robotics, Technical Paper Presentations, Debates, Quizzes, Open Software competitions, Stock Market Simulation competitions etc.
  • An intra-collegiate cultural festival called VERVE is held in February/March every year. Some events like Dance Competitions, Fashion Show and War of the DJs are held on an inter-collegiate level. It also includes fun events like Antakshri, Ad-Mad show, Press Conference etc.
  • Every February, an inter-collegiate sports festival is held in the college campus, including both indoor and outdoor sports. The highlight of the festival is the S6 (Six a side - Six overs) cricket tournament in which more than 15 colleges participate. It also includes intra-collegiate competitions in volleyball, box-cricket, throwball, carrom, chess etc.

Expressions[edit]

Expressions is the annual magazine published by the college. The issue comes out usually in the month of April. The editing staff consists of students from all branches and includes freshers as well.

Friday Paath-shala[edit]

Friday Paath-shala is a platform created for students to indulge in their non academic passions & pursuits. This ranges from dance workshops to screening thought provoking movies and debates to musical jams where students bring their favourite musical instruments. The allotted time is every Friday between 4.30 pm to 6.30pm and the venue is the amphitheatre.

Vidyalankar Group of Educational Institute’s ‘Friday Paathshala’ earned recognition nationally by bagging a silver in the ‘college contact programme of the year’ category at the 1st WOW Event and Experiential Awards.[24][25]

‘Friday Paathshala’ is a non-academic interaction for engineering students in Vidyalankar Institute of Technology. Every Friday is turned into an exciting and fun-filled evening for students in the form of workshops, movie-screenings, sports, dance and jam-sessions. ‘Friday Paathshala’ reaches out to more than 2000 students in 6 months and 24 sessions every academic year.

‘Friday Paathshala’ from being a single college activity has now extended out to all engineering colleges in Mumbai and have involved them in an annual S6 cricket tournament (6 a side, 6 over each). The S6 cricket carnival is now 2 editions old and is becoming a landmark sports event in the annual sports calendar of engineering colleges.

Placements[edit]

This is a list of companies that VIT students have been in, as of 2007.[20] Infosys has selected Vidyalankar as a partner for its Campus-Connect Program, wherein they train Pre-final year Vidyalankar students to make them industry ready. In year 2013 placements went up to 42 Lac per annum in Work Application. More two students getting 35 Lac per annum each. Six students[29] were placed in one of the biggest financial services companies in the world - Barclays in 2013 and two in 2014.

Location[edit]

The Vidyalankar campus is situated in Wadala (E) in Central Mumbai, 1 kilometer away from Wadala Road Station. It is located on Vidyalankar College Marg next to residential complexes, Dosti Acres and Lloyd's Estate. The campus is also bordered by the Antophill Warehouse company.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vit.edu.in/about-vit/administration/principals-speak
  2. ^ http://www.vit.edu.in/about-vit/administration/directors-speak
  3. ^ a b c "Institute information for academic year 2009-10". Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Institute information for academic year 2009-2010 Institute Code : MB343". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Institute information for academic year 2009-2010 Institute Code : ME235". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  6. ^ a b "Go, Excel in Life". Bombay Times. 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  7. ^ "VIT grade document". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Origin of Vidyalankar and its rich academic heritage". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  9. ^ "Origin and History of Vidyalankar". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  10. ^ "List of PG Institutes for year 2009-10". Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  11. ^ "Up to scratch". Worldarchitechturenews.com. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  12. ^ "VIT Library". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  13. ^ "IEEE/IET Electronic Library - Information driving innovation". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  14. ^ "VIT Laboratories". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  15. ^ "VIT Computer Facilities". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  16. ^ "VIT Gurukul". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  17. ^ R, Priya (2008-04-16). "College shines with campus design". DNA. Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  18. ^ "Indian Design Comes of Age". Worldarchitecturenews.com. 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  19. ^ "A work in totality" (PDF). Roof & Facade ASEAN edition. 2007-08-01. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  20. ^ a b "VIT Placement Cell news". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Vidyalankar at the forefront". Education Times. Times of India. 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Building Leaders for the Digital, Global Economy" (PDF). Mosaic Springs 07. Penn State University. 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  23. ^ "VITians to stop TB". Indian Development Foundation blog. 2009-03-21. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  24. ^ a b "VIT's Paathshala program wins award". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  25. ^ a b "WOW awards winners". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  26. ^ "VIT Research and Development Cell". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  27. ^ "VIT Entrepreneurship Development Cell". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  28. ^ "VIT Industry Institute Interaction Cell". Retrieved 2009-06-01. [dead link]
  29. ^ http://vit.edu.in/placements/placement-history/65-college-content/placement/686-2013%20placements

External links[edit]