RNS Institute of Technology

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RNS Institute of Technology
PrincipalDr. M. K. Venkatesha
DeanDr. G.T Raju
DirectorDr. H N Shivashankar
Location, ,
12°54′4″N 77°31′5″E / 12.90111°N 77.51806°E / 12.90111; 77.51806
CampusUrban, located on Uttarahalli-Kengeri Road.
AccreditationAICTE, NBA
SportsUniversity level Cricket, Football, Badminton, University level Basketball

RNS Institute of Technology is an engineering and technology college and is located in Bangalore, India. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University.[1] Rama Nagappa Shetty Institute of Technology (RNSIT) established in the year 2001, is the brain-child of the Group Chairman, Dr. R.N. Shetty. Several educational institutions are run by the R. N. Shetty Trust, with RNSIT one amongst them.


RNS Institute of Technology (RNSIT), Bangalore, was founded by Shri.R. N. Shetty in 2001, with Prof. M.R.Holla in the capacity of Principal. Today, the college is headed by Dr. H.N.Shivashankar, the Director and Dr. M.K.Venkatesha, the Principal. The college is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum. College is Accredited by NBA. It is an institutional member of the ISTE, recognised by the AICTE and was recently accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.[2]

Departments and courses[edit]


Of these, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science and Engineering, Instrumentation Technology are accredited for a minimum period of 3 years by the National Board of Accreditation.[3]

Post Graduate
Research Programmes

Ph. D & M. Sc. (Engg) by Research in

The institute offers facilities like seminar halls, canteen, full-fledged sports and cultural sections as well as hostels for boys and girls. A Canara Bank branch is provided within the campus.

Every year the college conducts an inter college fest called Parichay where students conduct a lot of cultural and technical activities. Apart from this inter departmental fests are held every semester.


The campus consists of a total of 9 blocks . The campus also hosts a temple within its premises. The NICE corridor is located behind the college.


The Government of Karnataka conducts Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into various professional courses. The CET is generally conducted during Feb/March and the notification will appear in all leading newspapers.[4]

Seat matrix are announced indicating seats available in different colleges in different branches based on the sanctioned intake.Admissions are made according to merit, subject to reservations to various categories. Students called for counseling on a particular day will be announced on previous day in leading newspapers.On the day of counseling, when his/her turn comes, he/she can choose the college and branch based on the vacancy position displayed online.

Students also get the opportunity to change the branch/college only once before the end of admission and this is final. Change of branch: As per the VTU regulations, change of branch is permitted only at the beginning of 3rd semester provided vacancy exists. The change of branch is done according to prescribed regulations and is subject to approval by Director of Technical Education and the University. Providing the better education and maintaining the reputation has made RNSIT to be in the list of one of the top most engineering colleges in Karnataka.[5]

Administrative Block[edit]

The Administrative Block has the offices of the Director and Principal. The Accounts office, office of Director and Principal, Canara Bank and Chemistry Lab are on the Ground Floor. The Physics Lab and HOD office is located on the first floor. The Placement Cell cum Seminar Hall is located on the Second Floor. It also hosts a total of 6 classrooms, 3 on the first floor and 3 on the second floor catering to the students of first year. Gymnasium is located in the Cellar of Administrative Block.

Academic Blocks[edit]

Academic Block 1: The Department of Electronics and Communication, Library and Information Center and Computer Labs are located in this block.

Academic Block 2: The Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science and Engineering and Masters of Computer Applications are located in this Block.

Academic Block 3: The Departments of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering are located in this Block.

Academic Block 4: The Department of Masters of Business Administration are located in this Block.


The College has presently two Boys and one Girls Hostel. These hostels accommodate around 530 boys and 300 girls boarders. Day-to-day affairs of hostels are managed by respective Wardens. There is also a Hostel Committee to help in taking policy decisions. Yoga and Meditation classes are held for both boys and girls in the early morning, on alternate days.

Accommodation is provided on a sharing basis. Rooms with basic furniture like cot, table and chair are provided. Bed-rolls, linen etc. have to be brought by the students themselves.

Hostel mess serves vegetarian food, the menu prepared by the boarders of the hostel itself. Various sports and Cultural Activities, along with regular academic work, is carried out for the benefit of the boarders.[6]

There is a guest room for parents and guests in the hostel premises. Along with Library facilities, separate Browsing center is also provided for the boarders but wifi is not speed to surf the net and avail the internet facility till midnight.

Sports and Culture[edit]

Indoor Games[edit]

a cricket ground is present but students are not allowed to play . The College organizes a Basket Ball Rolling Trophy tournament annually. Regular training Programs for games like Basketball, Cricket, Football etc., are conducted for the students.

The Institute is planning to have an Indoor Sports Complex, consisting of two badminton courts, Basketball courts in addition to Table Tennis, Carom and Chess.

RNSIT Fitness Department[edit]

The college has an indoor Gym with 12-Station multi gym, Smith Machine, Roman Chair, Multipurpose Bench, Barbell Weights, Treadmill etc.


The college organizes RNS Basketball Rolling Trophy tournament every year. Other tournaments involve cricket, football and volleyball

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Two cultural fests are conducted during the year; an intra-collegiate fest, Parichay during the odd semester, which is ideal as a first interaction between the new juniors and seniors, and Pantheon, the inter-collegiate fest, held during alternate even semesters. The college has continuously produced some of the finest quiz teams in the state and have won many quizzes in India; most notably, the team consisting of Ashish Saligram, Amit R and Shankar MS won the VTU gold medal in 2011. The college quiz club, Trivial Pursuit, hosts an annual quiz fest called 'Quizzers Anonymous' which is attended by teams from various colleges from in and around Bangalore. The college theater club "ACTKRIT" is one of the best among colleges in bangalore, and has one more than 10 Street Play events all over the Karnataka. The college basketball and cricket team are widely regarded as one of the best in the state, and have won several tournaments. The IEEE student branch at RNSIT is among the most active branches in Bangalore. It was started in 2009, and has since regularly conducted workshops and seminars, in addition to the annual technical fest, 'Pulse'.[7]

Placements and Training[edit]

An independent, self-sufficient Placement and Training cell is functional in the institute since 2002-2003. The Placement and Training Centre is headed by Prof. S N Sridhara, Manager (HR), who has more than 30 years of industry / teaching experience acquired in India as well as in abroad. In addition to Manager (HR), Prof. Shashi H R, Placement and Training Officer, with more than 20 years of experience supports him in activities of Placement and Training Cell.[8] The Placement and Training Centre is supported with infrastructure such as air-conditioned 200 seat seminar hall, a 400-seat seminar cum testing hall with modern electronic teaching aids like LCD projector, wireless internet service, computer support etc. The two seminar halls can provide simultaneous testing facility for 600 students at a time. The centre also houses independent interview rooms as well as group discussion rooms for the visiting panel / HR Managers of the corporate world.[9]

Special sponsored live projects from reputed industries are conducted in the college to enhance the industry exposures to the students. Special training sessions, beyond the curriculum, on the latest technology like FPGA design etc., are conducted by experts from the education as well as industry background. Industry visits are organised to enhance the corporate knowledge of the students. Apart from regular training, cell also invites reputed institutions who are engaged in training students for CAT/GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/GATE etc., to help the students interested in pursuing higher education. RNS Institute of Technology is one of the top VTU affiliated engineering colleges in Karnataka.

The placement cell has established MOU’s with reputed online test providers like Aspiring Minds (AMCAT), Monster College, Cocubes.com and Mission R & D etc., the firms provide extensive training as well as recruitment opportunity in premier companies. The college has established good understanding with top companies like Infosys - Campus Connect, Wipro - Jump Start - II, Accenture - Head Start Foundation program for student development activities. Placement cell organizes industrial training sessions for the placed students just before they join the respective industry.[10]

In order to improve the probability of success in any recruitment process, the Training and placement cell enhances the employability of the student by conducting specialized training in mathematical ability, aptitude skills, analytical skills, language skills, technical skills in addition to, on line placement mock tests, which are key skill sets over and above the academic credentials. The recruitment training is conducted by professionals from in house resources as well as professional trainers from the corporate world. The training sessions are scheduled during the semester breaks in addition to crash courses during the start of campus placement season.[11]

Media Coverage[edit]

  • The college was a featured on 'Shining Engineering Colleges of India', a weekly show on CNN-IBN and was described as a college dedicated to honing technical skills to engineering graduates.[12]
  • The RNSIT canteen was rated the best among 10 popular colleges in the city by Bangalore Times

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "VTU". VTU(Government of Karnataka). Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Best and top-ranking mba colleges in Bangalore".
  3. ^ "Departments". RNSIT, Bangalore.
  4. ^ "CET Seat Matrix 2014". Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  5. ^ "PGCET Seat Matrix" (PDF). Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. 5 August 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Hostel Facilities". Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Pulse '13". Pulse 13 cultural fest at RNSIT.
  8. ^ "Placement and Training". RNSIT, Bangalore.
  9. ^ "Infosys Placement Papers, RNSIT". Indiabix, RNSIT Placement Profile. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Alumni". RNSIT Alumni Association. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  11. ^ "Our Rank Holders". RNSIT Rank Holders. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Shining Engineering Colleges of India: RNSIT, Bangalore is known for honing technical skills". CNN IBN Focus - RNSIT. Retrieved 9 August 2014.

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