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Ramaiah Institute of Technology
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Former name
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology
MottoService to Humanity is Service to God
Established1962; 58 years ago (1962)
ChairmanDr. M. R. Jayaram
PrincipalDr. N. V. R. Naidu
Location, ,
560 054
13°1′47.9″N 77°33′53.9″E / 13.029972°N 77.564972°E / 13.029972; 77.564972Coordinates: 13°1′47.9″N 77°33′53.9″E / 13.029972°N 77.564972°E / 13.029972; 77.564972
AffiliationsVisvesvaraya Technological University
Ramaiah Institute of Technology

Ramaiah Institute of Technology (RIT / Rtech), formerly known as M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), is an autonomous private engineering college located in Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. Established in 1962, the college is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University headquartered at Belgaum, Karnataka, India.[1] Since August 2007, RIT has been academically autonomous for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.[2] While VTU still awards the degrees, the college has academic freedom in framing its own schemes of study, curricula and student evaluation. RIT offers undergraduate and graduate courses of study and research including Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Technology, Master of Business Administration and offers programs leading to award of PhD in various disciplines. RIT is also a research centre in 12 areas including engineering and management disciplines. RIT is the only engineering college in Bangalore that is autonomous for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The institute has academic alliances with Intel,[3][4] IBM,[5] Schneider Electric,[6] JSW Steel Ltd,[7] Cognizant[8] EMC,[9] Nokia and other multinationals. It also partnered ISRO in 2010 to build the StudSat nano satellite and RIT was chosen in 2012 to join the consortium of colleges that would assist ISRO in the StudSat-2 project.[10][11] The institute is also credited for the development of India's first unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with an autopilot system.[12]


RIT was founded, in 1962, by the late M. S. Ramaiah, who was an educationist, philanthropist, and infrastructure visionary. RIT is a part of Gokula Education Foundation (GEF) which owns and manages several educational institutions across various streams. The foundation also runs a Multi Speciality Hospital.[13][14] RIT was the first institute started by the Gokula Education Foundation.[15]

RIT is in the 58th year of existence and is one of the oldest engineering colleges in south India. Only 5 other engineering institutions have achieved this mark in Karnataka-UVCE, BMSCE in Bangalore, BVB College of Engineering & Technology in Hubli Malnad College of Engineering in Hassan and Siddaganga Institute of Technology in Tumkur. MSRIT is separate from M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences which is a new private university founded by the same management.


M. R. Seetharam, a son of M. S. Ramaiah, currently heads the college management as a director.

The autonomy given to the institute by the government is only for academic matters. The governing council of the college includes two principals of other colleges, one state government of Karnataka bureaucrat, one central government of India bureaucrat, and one member from the VTU.[16]

Affiliations and Approvals[edit]

Initially, RIT was affiliated to Mysore University, later with the Bangalore University (until 2002) and now Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. It is an institutional member of the ISTE and is recognised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which is a must for any technical institute in India.[17] It has been certified ISO 9001:2008[18] and has been accredited for quality education by the Central government of India Body National Board of Accreditation.[19] The Architecture Department is approved by the Council of Architecture (Government of India).[20]


RIT offers Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) at the Undergraduate level. The program spans over 4 years (for B.E.) and 5 years (for BArch); and is offered in 12 different branches. The course structure is designed by the faculty of the college with the consultation of the faculty at VTU and IISc.

The intake in the college is fixed by AICTE in India and no affiliated college has the right to increase the intake.[21] This rule applies even to colleges that are academically autonomous.[21] In 2010, RIT's students won 29 VTU medals[22] in academics second to RVCE in the state among 186 VTU-affiliated colleges. The medals were awarded by Hansraj Bhardwaj, a governor of Karnataka.

The Institute offers 2-year Master of Technology (MTech) in the various Branches as well as Master of Architecture (Landscape Architecture), MCA and MBA. The college also offers MSc (Eng.) by research.

The college also offers PhD program in 12 areas. RIT is an approved Research Centre by the Government of Karnataka.[23]


  • IEEE: The college has an IEEE Student branch.[24][25] The IEEE-MSRIT celebrates its tech fest Aavishkaar each year[26][27][28] Various competitions such as Algomach (On Spot Programming), Design and Debugging (Circuit debugging), Robotics, Cyber Treasure Hunt (CTH), Paper Presentation, Gaming, Tech Quiz, Product Design, 8086/8051 Programming, Amazing Race, Photoshop Contest are held along with Workshops.
  • TEDxMSRIT: This student organisation conducted a national event in March 2012. The event involved speakers such as Atul Chitnis, Devi Prasad Shetty, Soumitra Bhattacharya Praveen Godkhindi and others.[29]
  • UDBHAV: UDBHAV is the annual Cultural Fest held at RIT every year.
  • Shoutout: Annual intra-college theatre fest held in the odd semester.
  • Dr. M.S. Ramaiah Memorial Parliamentary Debate: MSRMPD is the annual International Parliamentary Debate Tournament organised at RIT, with participation from across South-East Asia.
  • VTU Fest: The Government of Karnataka in association with RIT held the 13th annual Youth Fest at RIT.[30][31][32] The fest was named 'Udbhav'. The fest was open to all engineering colleges.

Industry recognition[edit]

  • Karnataka's first IBM Centre of Excellence was established on 19 March 2009 at RIT. This center has been in involved in training students with software like DB2, Tivoli, etc.[5]
  • Schneider Electric: RIT has signed a memorandum of understanding With global energy management company Schneider Electric to promote technical excellence in the field of electronics, software and control engineering. The MoU covers "university partnership for curriculum development" and through this arrangement RIT has developed two courses – advanced industrial automation and modern controls, and energy management[6][33]
  • JSW Energy Centre of Excellence (JSWECE).[7] RIT entered into a MoU with US$8 Billion company JSW Energy for offering a one-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Power Plant Engineering for engineering graduates[34]
  • Intel Center of Excellence: International microprocessor giant Intel entered into an agreement with RIT to open a Centre of excellence in January 2010.[3][4] The event was attended by Scott apeland who is the Director of Developer Networks at Intel, USA. The program aims at faculty development and inclusion of Intel processor in curricula of RIT. This center is only one of its kind in Karnataka.[35]
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions is entering into an agreement with RIT in a collaboration to create industry specific courses for students.[8]
  • Autodesk has recognised M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology as one of the Zonal Centre for the YEARLY CAD DESIGN CONTEST.[36]
  • Autodesk has awarded Sunith Babu L from Department of Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology as India's First Autodesk Certified Instructor.[37]
  • Autodesk has recognised Sunith Babu L from Department of Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology as an Academic Council Member for "All India 3D Student Design Competition".[38]


The college has an alumni association which is known as MSRITAA.[39] The MSRITAA has initiated a book bank scheme and funding of research projects, among other activities.

Notable alumni[edit]


Major Companies including JP Morgan, Schneider Electric, Adobe, VMware, Cognizant, Accenture, Capgemini, Toyota, Larsen & Toubro, Carillion, Emaar, Amazon.com and Mu Sigma Inc recruit most of students on the campus.[45] In 2008, 128 companies visited the institute for recruitment, but the figure dramatically plunged to 62 in 2009 to the global economic slowdown[46] More than 150 Companies visits for Placements every year. With 1892 job offers, 50 lacs per annum was the highest package offered in session 2015–16. Placement percentage is around 95 and is highest among some of the renowned institute in Karnataka and India. Here is an article on how to prepare for placements at Ramaiah https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/secret-sauce-ace-placements-m-ramaiah-institute-technology-vikas-ns/


University rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[47]59
Outlook India (2019)[48]25
India Today (2020)[49]27

Among engineering colleges in India, RIT ranked 27th by India Today in 2020,[49] 25th by Outlook India in 2019[48] and 59 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.[47]


International Conference on Advances in Computing 2012 was held at MSRIT between 4 and 6 July 2012.[50][51] Springer Publishing would be published research papers passed at the conference.[52]

  • EMC Academic Summit 2012 was held at MSRIT in February 2012 for the heads of leading technical universities in India.[53]
  • Yantrotsav is a national level student project exhibition that is held each year at RIT.[54]



RIT hosts annual Dr. M.S. Ramaiah memorial national inter-engineering college cricket tournament.[55] RIT cricket team won the inter-engineering collegiate cricket tournament 2004 beating BMS College of Engineering in the finals in November 2004.[56] RIT emerged as champions in Dr. M. S. Ramaiah memorial cricket tournament in September,2012 after beating RVCE in the finals.[57]


RIT won the Men's tennis championship in the year 2004 competing against more than 50 colleges from karnataka. RIT emerged Champions in the women's tennis in 2012 amongst 190 engineering colleges in Karnataka.[58][59] MSRIT men's basketball team won the 'Kreedotsav-2012' Ooman Mathew memorial inter-collegiate basketball tournament on defeating RVCE[60]


RIT Basketball emerged as the champions in the All India Basketball tournament.[61] RIT also hosts Dr M.S. Ramaiah Memorial all-India inter-engineering college basketball tournament.[62] RIT defeated NCET 34–14 in the final to win the 'Revamp 2012' State-level inter-collegiate basketball tournament at the REVA College.[63]

Throw Ball[edit]

RIT women's throw ball team were the VTU champions for Bangalore region in the year 2012.[64]


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