Visvesvaraya Technological University
|Motto||Modalu mānavanāgu (ಮೊದಲು ಮಾನವನಾಗು)|
Motto in English
|Above all, be human|
|Established||1 April 1998|
|Chancellor||Vajubhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka|
|Rector||Smt. M A Sapna finance officer|
|Campus||Urban, 115 acres (0.5 km2)|
|Accreditation and Recognition||AICTE, CoA, UGC|
|Colours||Orange, White and Green|
|Athletics||Cycling, gymnastics, power lifting, swimming and weight lifting|
|Sports||Archery, Chess, Cricket, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Judo, Kabaddi, Netball, Softball, Tennis, Throwball, Volleyball, Wrestling and Yoga|
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU, previously spelled "Visveswaraiah Technological University") is a collegiate Public State University in Karnataka State of Republic of India, established by the Government of Karnataka. Apart from a few notable exceptions, VTU has authority over engineering education all over the state of Karnataka. It is a statutory requirement for colleges offering any program in engineering or technology in the state to be affiliated with the university.
The university is named after M. Visvesvaraya from Karnataka, the only engineer to be awarded a Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India. Jnana Sangama, Belagavi is the headquarters of VTU. Additionally, the university has three regional centers in Bangalore, Gulbarga and Mysore.
VTU is one of the largest universities in India with 212 colleges affiliated to it with an intake capacity of over 467,100 undergraduate students and 12,666 postgraduate students. The university encompasses technical and management fields which offer 30 undergraduate and 71 postgraduate courses. It has around 1800 PhD candidates.
VTU has 13 QIP centers and 17 extension centers in its affiliated colleges offering postgraduate courses. It has around 2,305 departments recognized as research centers which are spread across its affiliated institutions in cities of Karnataka.
It is one of the few universities in India to have 16 of its affiliated colleges recognized by the World Bank for getting assistance in setting up state-of-the-art laboratories, campus facilities, and research centers under the TEQIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme, a government of India initiative).
VTU is administered by its Executive Council and Academic Senate whose members are selected from the academic community and government officials. The present chancellor is Sri Vajubhai Vala, governor of Karnataka state and the vice-chancellor is Dr. Karisiddappa.
The university has signed MoUs with multinational corporations like IBM, Intel Asia Electronics Inc., Ingersoll-Rand (India) Ltd., Bangalore, Nokia, Bosch Rexroth and Microsoft to improve the industry interactions for students and teachers.
- 1 History
- 2 Academic profile
- 3 Research and development (R & D)
- 4 Centers of excellence
- 5 Autonomy cell
- 6 Autonomous colleges
- 7 Non-autonomous colleges
- 8 Student activities
- 9 Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology
- 10 Affiliated colleges
- 11 Rankings
- 12 List of vice chancellors
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 External links
In India, the state governments are responsible for education in their states. Development and monitoring of universities is in the mandate of a state government. In view of improving the quality of technical education in Karnataka, the state government passed the VTU Act in 1994 which led to formation of VTU and its dedication to technical education. VTU's mandate is defined as:
- Promote planned and sustainable development of technical education consistent with state and national policies
- Design need based programs that ensure adequate human resource of the right kind
- Establish objective evaluation and certification systems for students programs and institutions
- Collaborate with national and international institutions, R&D establishments, organizations like AICTE, MHRD, UGC, industry and user agencies
The VTU Act vested authority to VTU as the sole affiliating university for technical education in the state. All the colleges in the state that offered technical programs, mostly affiliated to regional state universities, were obligated to shift affiliation to VTU. Notable exceptions to the VTU Act include, but are not limited to, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (affiliated to Bangalore University), National Institute of Technology Surathkal, and Manipal Institute of Technology.
Boards and courses
VTU offers undergraduate engineering programs that award a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) or Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree. The university offers postgraduate programs that lead to Master of Technology (M.Tech), Master of Science (MSc) by research, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and doctorate (Ph.D). The MSc and Ph.D. are research degrees while the rest are taught degrees.
|Board||Undergraduate courses in English medium|
|Automobile Engineering||Automobile Engineering|
|Civil Engineering||Ceramics & Cement Technology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering|
|Chemical / Polymer Engineering||Chemical Engineering, Silk Technology, Textile Technology, Polymer Science & Technology|
|CSE / ISE||Computer Science & Engineering and Information Science & Engineering|
|Electrical Engineering||Electrical & Electronics Engineering|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering||Electronics & Communication Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering|
|IPE / IEM / MA||Industrial & Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, Manufacturing Science & Engineering|
|IT / BM / ML||Biomedical Engineering, Instrumentation Technology, Medical Electronics|
|Mechanical Engineering||Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Precision Engineering, Printing Technology, Tool Engineering|
|Mechatronics Engineering||Mechatronics Engineering|
The university has 11 postgraduate boards which offer Master of Technology (M.Tech) programs:
|Board||Postgraduate programs in English medium|
|Civil Engineering||Computer Aided Design of Structure, Construction Technology, Environmental Engineering, Geo-Informatics, Highway Technology, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering And Management, Infrastructure construction and management.|
|Chemical Engineering||Chemical Engineering|
|Computer Science and Engineering||Computer Engineering, Computer Network Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Software Engineering|
|Electrical Engineering||Computer Applications in Industrial Drives (ECD), Energy Systems & Management (EEM), Microelectronics and Control Systems (EMS), Power Electronics (EPE), Power Systems, Engineering (EPS)|
|Electronics & Communication Engineering||Digital Communication Engineering, Digital Communication & Networking, Digital Electronics, Digital Electronics & Communication, Digital Electronics & Communication Systems, Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Information & Communication System, Network & Internet Engineering, VLSI Design & Embedded Systems, Signal Processing, Communication Systems, Intelligent Systems|
|IP Engineering||Manufacturing Science & Engineering (MSE), Master of Engineering Management (MEM), Product Design & Manufacturing (MPD), Production Engineering & System Technology (MPT), Production Engineering (MPE), Production Management (MPM), Production Technology (MPY)|
|IT Engineering||Biomedical Signal Processing & Instrumentation|
|MBA||Master Of Business Administration|
|MCA||Master of Computer Applications|
|Mechanical Engineering||Computational Analysis in Mechanical Sciences, M.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering (MAE), Industrial Automation and Robotics (MAR), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (MCM), Design Engineering (MDE), Engineering Analysis (MEA), Machine Design (MMD), Thermal Power (MTP), Tool Engineering (MTE)|
|Textile Technology||Textile Technology|
Visvesvaraya Technological University accomplished its primary task of setting a common syllabus across the state in 1998. The university revises the syllabus every four years keeping in view technology upgrades around the world. The syllabus was revised in 2002, 2006 and 2010. In 2012, VTU announced that it would launch a 'first-of-its-kind' elective targeting railways and metro technology as part of the civil, electrical and mechanical engineering courses.
Research and development (R & D)
VTU has over 2305 research centers in 75 affiliated colleges.
The university provides research scopes in the following fields:
- Aeronautical engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science & Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics & Communications/Telecommunication Engineering
- General Science
- Master of Business Administration
- Mechanical Engineering
- Textile & SILK Engineering
- Industrial Engineering and Management
- Petrochem Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Nano Technology Engineering
Centers of excellence
The university has signed MoUs with international organisations (such as CANEUS International) and multinational corporations (like IBM, Intel Asia Electronics Inc., Ingersoll-Rand (India) Ltd., Bangalore, Nokia, Bosch Rexroth and Microsoft) and has set up centres of excellence.
'Autonomy' implies that the college has the freedom to set its own syllabus, evaluation system, and grading system, but the degree awarded will be by the university. This degree differs from the degree awarded by non-autonomous colleges, with the difference being that the college name is boldly marked as 'Autonomous'.
The Karnataka state has 18 autonomous engineering colleges affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi.
- R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
- Government Tool Room & Training Centre, Bangalore
- M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
- Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Tumkur
- Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore
- Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan
- N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Nitte, Mangalore
- P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya
- SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad
- B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli
- Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot
- National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
- Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore
- P.D.A. College of Engineering, Gulbarga
- Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
- Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore
- B. M. Sreenivasaiah College of Engineering, Bangalore
- Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi
- Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore
- New Horizon College of Engineering, Bangalore
All the affiliated 'non-autonomous' colleges assess the students by a marking system. An aggregate score is calculated out of 100 as a percentage. All the subjects get equal weight. The final score is not calculated as a GPA but is instead awarded classes according to the marks obtained.
The classes awarded to the students of non-autonomous colleges are:
|Class Awarded||Marks Range||Abbreviation|
|First Class with Distinction||70 – 100||FCD|
|First Class||60 – 69||FC|
|Second Class||35 – 59||SC|
The university organizes competitions for most sports played in India. Most competitions are held in its affiliated colleges except for tennis hockey, tennis, and table-tennis which are held on the campus at Belagavi. The winning teams represent the university in national-level competitions.
Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology
Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology (VIAT) is a research institute being constructed in Muddenahalli, Karnataka. The institute is on 200 acres (0.81 km2) of land near Nandi Hills and is expected to cost 600 crores. In the initial years, VIAT will focus on research in embedded technology, software quality, agricultural engineering and bioengineering. Each department will function as a 'discovery-innovation center.' The institute will offer graduate and PhD programs in the sciences.
There are 201 colleges affiliated to the university. The colleges are categorised as 'government', 'private-aided' and 'private-unaided' based on the type of funding. A few colleges may be classified as 'minority linguistic' and 'minority religious' based on the minority status of languages and religions. Further, these colleges are placed under 'autonomous' and 'non-autonomous category of institutions granted by UGC.
Exams are conducted twice a year for all affiliated colleges. Odd semester exam is conducted during December and January. Results usually published in February. Even semester exams are conducted during May/June; results are published in July.
|Agency||Indian Rank§||World Rank†||Year|
|4 International Colleges & Universities (4icu.org)||23||1381||2017|
§ The rank among all the Indian universities
† The rank among all the world universities
List of vice chancellors
|No.||From||To||Name||Position previously held|
|1||April 1, 1998||March 30, 2001||Dr. S. Rajashekharaiah||Principal,|
|2||April 1, 2001||June 30, 2007||Dr. K. Balaveera Reddy||Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,|
|3||July 1, 2007||June 30, 2010||Dr. H. P. Khincha||Chairman, Division of Electrical Sciences,|
|4||July 1, 2010||March 14, 2016||Dr. H. Maheshappa||Principal, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore|
|5||May 5, 2016||Sep, 2016||Dr. V. Sridhar (In-Charge Vice Chancellor)||Principal, P.E.S College of Engineering, Mandya|
|6||Sep, 2016||Sep, 2019||Prof. Karisiddappa||Principal, Government Engineering College, Hassan|
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