Vishwakarma Institute of Technology

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Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune
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Type Private
Established 1983
Endowment Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust (BRACT)
Chairman Prof. Dr. Saurabh Shinde
Director Prof. Dr. Shrikant Budhe
Academic staff
225
Students 4,000
Address 666 Upper Indiranagar, Bibwewadi, Pune-411037, Maharashtra, India, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Campus Academic area: 7 acres(0.028 km2 and hostel and ground: 10 acre(0.0404 km2)
Acronym VIT, Pune
Website www.vit.edu
VIT Pune

Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (Marathi : विश्वकर्मा अभियांत्रिकी महाविद्यालय, पुणे ) (VIT) is a College of Engineering located at the Upper Indira Nagar of Bibwewadi area of Pune, Maharashtra, India. Established in 1983, it is affiliated with the Savitribai Phule Pune University. The school is academically and financially autonomous, run by the Bansilal Ramanath Agarwal Charitable Trust.

VIT was the first private college in Maharashtra to attain academic autonomy, which it achieved in the 2008-09 academic year. This helped the college introduce cross-departmental and industry oriented subjects in the curriculum. The college is the only college in Pune to provide Honors and Minors courses in addition to normal undergraduate courses.

Courses[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

All Bachelors of Engineering/Technology (B.E. or B.Tech) courses are for a duration of four years. Courses include:

These departments do not offer full-fledged courses of their own:

Graduate[edit]

The following are the postgraduate programs:

  • Masters in Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
  • Masters of Technology (M.Tech.)
    • Electronics and telecommunication
    • Mechanical (Heat Power & Design Engineering)
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Instrumentation & Control (Process Instrumentation)

Honors & Minors (UnderGraduate)[edit]

  • Honors in Aerospace Engineering
  • Honors in Automobile Engineering
  • Honors in Chemical Engineering
  • Honors in Embedded System and Design
  • Honors in Environmental Technology and Biotechnology
  • Honors in Industrial
  • Honors in Instrumentation and Control
  • Honors in Networks
  • Honors in Signal Processing in Communication
  • Honors in VLSI Design
  • Minor in Computer Engineering
  • Minor in Industrial Management

Doctoral[edit]

A doctoral degree is awarded in the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The college has a Department of Self Development (DoSD) that handles campus placements.

Campus[edit]

The college has about 2,800 students, 225 faculty members, 67 laboratories, one central library, and 150 administrative and supportive staff.

Spread over an area of 7 acres (28,000 m2), the academic campus consists of four major buildings: a cafeteria, a coffee store, a fruit juice stand, a breakfast center, NPB, and a fully air-conditioned auditorium with ceiling fans.

The students' hostel is off-campus. It is state of the art and is equipped with a dining facility. It is located about 3.5 km from the academic area.

Global Alliances/International-liaisons[edit]

GEM and VIT have a Memorandum of Understanding allowing a Student Exchange Program, where students studying in seven GEM affiliated schools in France, send their students to VIT and students in the third year (T.E.) of their bachelor's degree at VIT, go to France for one semester. The first batch completed its studies abroad in Jan-May 2009. This association also encourages higher learning (postgraduate) in GEM schools across France.

Under this program, students at VIT are sent to various partner colleges in the state of Ontario, Canada, while Canadian students come to participating colleges in Maharashtra and Goa. Students in the third year (T.E.) of their bachelor's degree at VIT, are sent to Canada for one semester. The first batch completed its studies abroad in Aug-Dec 2009.

Campus events[edit]

The college organizes state, national, and international conferences and events.

Notable events include the following:

  • Mélange

This annual event is a mixture of cultural, technical and sporting competitions, where students from colleges across India come to participate.

  • Vishwakarandak

This annual event is the flagship cultural event on the campus, culminating with the college gathering. The participants are restricted to students of VIT and the competitions are held between the departments. The college publishes its own newsletter by the name of Wink.

  • Entrepreneurship Development Centre

The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) has a vision of 'Producing successful entrepreneurs imbibed with leadership qualities using innovative and ethical business practices to make a global impact'. It was founded in September 2013 and have been successful in organizing various sessions of eminent personalities.

Clubs & Societies[edit]

  • Mercantile Club

Mercantile - The Economics and Finance Club is a student-driven and faculty-guided initiative for enthusiasts in the field of finance and economics. The objective of the club is to help students appreciate the role of economics and finance by linking the learning in the classroom to real life business news and problems. The club achieves its objectives by conducting various events which includes case study analysis, eco-fin quiz, crosswords, guest lectures, workshops, and virtual stock trading competition.

  • Mirage Campus Film Society

Mirage Campus Film Society - MIRAGE Campus Film Society was formed in VIT College in November 2009. VIT became the first college in Pune University to have affiliated film society from Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI). This is a unique movement organized by the college to cultivate the taste of good cinema. The basic objective of Mirage is to let students know that Cinema is not only a form of entertainment but it is an art form as well as a medium of communication.

  • The Robotics Forum

The Robotics Forum is the only technical forum in VIT. It is a practice-oriented forum. Every year, around 70 students are selected for this forum by conducting rigorous interviews. The forum participates in many international, national, and local robotics competitions like ABU Robocon, [[1]], Shastra, Tech-Fest. The forum has helped students in getting hands-on technical knowledge. The forum is mentored by Prof. H.M. Khare and Prof. G.N. Kotwal.

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