Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (VNIT Nagpur)
South Ambazari Rd, Nagpur, Maharashtra, PIN - 440010
Brief Information about Institute
Visvesvaraya National institute of Technology (VNIT) is one of the Thirty one National Institutes of Technology in the country. Since its inception, this institute has grown many folds and has established itself as one of the best technical education institutes. At present the institute has about 3000 undergraduate and 800 post-graduate students. Institute offers nine under-graduate programs (08 B Tech and B Architecture) and twenty one post-graduate programs (18 M Tech and 03 M Sc). Under Graduate students are selected though JEE and Post-Graduate M Tech students through GATE and M Sc through JAM. The institute also has Ph.D. program in various streams of engineering and science. At present, 400 students are enrolled for Ph D program including 250 as full time research scholars. VNIT is also involved in numerous R&D activities, funded though various government and private agencies. The institute has good testing and consultancy facilities, which contribute to revenue generation.
This institute was amongst the first six Regional Engineering Colleges established in 1960 by Government of India, as a part of the national integration initiative. In the year 2002, along with the another Regional Engineering College, this college was given the status of Deemed University and was converted into National Institute of Technology with full autonomy and was brought under the umbrella of MHRD, Govt. of India. Subsequently, VNIT has been recognized as an Institute of National Importance though an Act of Parliament, namely, National Institute of Technology Act, 2007 (Act 29 of 2007).
VNIT has made a very rapid growth in the recent past in terms of starting new academic programs, revision of academic curriculum, development of laboratories and infrastructure. In the last five years, the institute has started one new B. Tech. program, five new M. Tech. programs, and initiated fellowship for full time Ph.D. program. The under-graduate and post-graduate programs have been made credit based and more number of electives are offered to the students. At present, VNIT has faculty strength of 240. Under the TEQIP program which is funded though World Bank finances, the institute has spent Rs. 10 crore on new infrastructure which includes, two new Centres, new library building, and mega-mess.