Type of the institute: National Institute of Technology
Complete Mailing Address: South Ambazari Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra, PIN - 440010
Contact Person For Admission: Kailas N Dakhale
Designation: Dy. Registrar (Academic)
Email: dr_acd@vnit.ac.in
Alternate Email: ramandurge@vnit.ac.in
Phone Nos: 91-712-2801301,2801365,2801218
Fax No: 0712-2223969, 2223230
Mobile No.: 8087983449
About the Institute:

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.

Fee Structure:

WILL BE UPDATED SOON

Academic Structure:

Please visit Institute website www.vnit.ac.in and refer Academic Rule Book available under the sub-link Academics.

Rules For Change Branch:

Student admitted to First year of Engineering branch have the facility for change of branch after competing the first year of program on availability of vacant seats. Studies at First year (two semesters)  is same in all engineering branches. As approved in the 37th Senate meeting, the criteria for change of branch /discipline is as follows:

(a)                A student is eligible to apply for change of branch /discipline at the end of first year only, provided he/she satisfies the following criteria:

i)                  CGPA : ≥ 8.50

ii)                 Candidate should have no FF and /or W grade

(b)                Change of the discipline will be permitted strictly in the order of merit as determined by their CGPA at the end of first year subject to

                    the limitation that

i)                  The actual number of students in the third semester in the discipline to which the transfer is to be made, should not exceed the

                    sanctioned strength and

ii)                 The strength of the discipline from which transfer is being made does not fall below 90% of existing strength.

(c)                If a student of particular branch does not get change in particular branch due to ii)of b)above, then, the student with lower CGPA of any

                    other branch will also not get change to branch.  

Faculty:

Institute has 14 departments including Sciences, Social Sciences and Engineering. Each department has well qualified faculty and other technical staff. The present strength of faculty is 240. 

Facilities:

Institute has 11 hostel building for boys and girls with a total capacity of 3500 students. Few more hostel buildings are under construction. Each hostel has independent mess, net connectivity, sports facility. Institute has central facilities like Canteen, Post office, library, Computer Centre, Health Center, Gymnasium, Indoor sports complex, Play ground for Cricket / Foot ball / Basket Ball, State Bank of India and Canara Bank branch (with ATM) etc.

Student Life at Institute:

Student life at VNIT is a vibrant kaleidoscope of learning, researching, exploring and evolving as a technocrat who will serve for community and the country. It involves fun and team spirit, scientific aptitude and process of self growth. From cultural / technical fests like Aarohi, Axis to E-summit & Consortium, student gets chance to horn their creative, and entrepreneurial skills. From celebrating cultural fests to participating in various academic and co-curricular activities, student life at VNIT becomes a unique symbol of fervour & sojourn of fun, pleasure & nostalgic memories to cherish. 

Institute has Student Mentor Program (SMP) to assist fresh undergraduate students in various situations. Under this SMP, for every 15 fresh undergraduate students, a third year senior student is assigned as Mentor. The Mentor regularly interacts with parents and freshman. Details of SMP are given in the Brochure available on VNIT website.

Financial Assistance:

Scholarships to SC/ST/OBC and physically disabled students are available as per the respective State / Govt of India norms. Students from Maharastra State having caste/validity certificate issued by the Govt of Maharastra (GoM) are eligible for fees exemption as per norms. As per GoM rules the income ceiling is applicable to OBC category students for the scholarship/freeship. All the eligible students are required to submit their admission details for the fees claim and allowance online on e-scholarship site of SW department of Govt of Maharastra.

Students having caste certificate issued from other states, are required to apply to their respective state govt. for fees and allowance as per the procedures of their state. These students are returned the fees paid during admission in each year of study on receiving the grants from their respective SW offices.

Institute has scheme of New Central Sector scholarship for SC and ST. Selection of students is based on merit of admission rank and meeting the income criteria under scheme. In this scholarship grant for student fees, allowance and PC (one time) purchase is given to selected students. 12 SC and 5 ST scholarships are available under the scheme.

The other scholarship schemes includes National Talent Search (NTS) Scheme, Scholarship for Minority students, Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for College and University Students etc. Similarly scholarships offered by various Public and Private Sector companies are also available at the institute.

Students of M Tech program are given GATE scholarship. Continuation of GATE scholarship in subsequent semesters is performance based and is given as per Institute norms. Similarly students of Full Time Ph D program are paid teaching assistance ship. Under the Quality Improvement Program (QIP) scheme, the faculty of various institutes can get registered for Ph D program and they are also paid with teaching assistance ship as per norms.  Under Institute Academia Interface scheme of ONGC, 3rd year topper student of B Tech Mechanical and Chemical Engineering program gets scholarship. Student receiving scholarship from one source will not considered for application.

Training & Placement:
The Training and Placement Department of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology aims to provide students with a platform for using their technical acumen to gain valuable experience by working in the mainstream industry. It also acts as an interface for Companies seeking talented young graduates and post-graduates in various disciplines.

The Training and Placement Department provides necessary guidance to the students for career planning and personality development. In this regard workshops on soft skills development are being arranged time to time. In addition to this various online test modules on technical knowledge, general aptitude, etc. are also conducted. Orientation program for placements, career guidance seminars on Higher Education in India & Foreign countries are organized to help the students for planning their careers.

VNIT-Nagpur invites various public and private sector organizations for campus recruitment of final year students. During the academic year 2015-16, more than 100 companies visited the campus. These includes all the major companies in core and non-sector like Coal India, Reliance Group, Jindal group, Vedanta Group, TATA Group, , L & T Group, DRDO, Bajaj Auto Limited, Ashok Leyland, Oracle, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, ZS Associates, Snapdeal, Future First, MOIL and many more. All these companies offered 500 jobs UG & PG students (400 UG & 100 PG)

Along with core-sector jobs, over the past few years, students have also shown a keen interest for jobs in IT and Software, Management and Consultancy firms, Educational Organizations and even in Start-Ups. While core disciplines attract students with strong technical know-how, other sectors invariably open doors to students interested in dynamic work-profiles and aptitude-based skill requirements.

Break-up of jobs offered in the academic year 2015-16 :Core Industries:65%,  IT Industries:25%, Management and Consultancy:15 %   

Contact:

Dr. Jatin Bhatt (Associate Dean, Training & Placement): 
(D): 0712-2801433, 9422805628
Office:  (D) 0712-2230173, 2801353, 9422802995
email:  tepvnit_ngp [at]rediffmail[dot]com,  tepvnit_ngp[at]vnit[dot]ac[dot]in,  tepvnit[at]gmail[dot]com

Industry And Alumni Relations:

Industry Institute Interaction (III) Cell 

The Institute has very dynamic Industry Institute Interaction Cell since 1989. The academic departments have been carrying out various activities envisaged under the III independently and with support from the III Cell, as deemed necessary. The Objectives of Industry Institute Interaction Cell are mainly –

  • To evolve educational programmes which are consistent with the broad requirements of the industry and which can give rise to engineering personnel capable of coping-up with the accelerating pace of the technological development.
  • To create adequate facilities of updating knowledge of professional engineers and technologists to meet growth and developmental needs of the industry
  • To coordinate the research and developmental activities of the two systems

In light of the liberal economic and industrial policy recently adopted by the Govt. of India, the industrial scenario is fast changing. Industries are compelled to export a part of their production and complete with multinationals for the internal market. The emphasis has shifted to quality products and well trained manpower to produce such products. There has been a greater need for industries to depend on technical institutions for R&D and for supply of highly qualified and skilled manpower. Retraining of the work force has become major activity for all industries. There is, thus a good opportunity for institute to interact with industries for mutual benefits.

The Industry-Institute Interaction would accrue mutual benefits when a symbiotic relationship is developed between the two systems. The ultimate aim of this relationship will be the creation of confidence in industry by the Institute which would result industries involving voluntarily the Institute at various stages of its development.

Under flagship of III Cell, Institute has made a considerable progress in regard to signing a MoU with various organizations in India and abroad. Orgnaizations with whom MoU is signed in last two years includes M/s Persistant Systems, Vidarbha Industries Pvt Ltd, Sipra Castings (Nashik), Company from Korea, Anand Group etc.

III Cell arranges lectures from Industry Experts for the students. An effort is taken to form at least 20% of core course curriculum is covered by Industry experts. III Cell also arranges student intership in various industries.

Alumni Association

Institute has strong Alumni association and has very distinguished alumni working in various Government and Non Government sector. The mission of the VNIT Alumni Association (VNITAA), Nagpur is to bring all alumni under a common umbrella for the purpose of professional networking, intellectual engagement, fostering fellowship and building a bridge between alumni and current students.

Through mentoring activities, industry events, awards and scholarships and promoting discussion of issues relevant to our profession, alumni aim to help VNIT to produce Engineers and Architects of the highest calibre, while creating a vibrant professional culture capable of addressing the technological needs of the global society.

Alumni Association has chapters in various cities/states in India viz New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Banguluru, Gujrat & also in USA 

Activities of Alumni Association at Institute:

Scholarship Program

5.  Freshers connect program

2.  Mentorship Program

6.  Organizing workshops

3.  Transcripts on demand facilities

7.  Guest Lectures

4.  Internship

8. Launched Entrepreneurship open course from current year. 

Many other activities in support of Institute and favoring students are carried by the Alumni association. Alumni association honours distinguished Alumnus from time to time. There is face book page of association.

Distinguished Alumni:

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar

1965

Electrical

_Architect of India's first supercomputer, Author, Scientist, Educationist and IT Leader, _Founder Executive Director of C-DAC. Presently the Chancellor of India International Multiversity, Chairman of ETH Research Lab

Mr. Jayant Apte

1967

Electrical

Retired Air Vice Marshal, Currently Freelancer-Aviation & Management Consultant

 

Mr. P M Telang

1969

Mechanical

Retired as MD Tata Motors 2012. Functional expertise in automotive Industry & Machine Manufacturing.

 

Mr. Kamal Kishore Sharda

1974

Mechanical

Chairman & MD, Sharda Solutions & Technologies Pvt Ltd.

 

Dr. Dinesh Keskar

1975

Mechanical

President, Boeing India & Vice President, Boeing International Trading.

 

Mr. Pradeep Kar

1981

Mechanical

Founder/MD/Chairman of Microland, India's Leading provider of outsourced IT infrastructure management services.

 

Mr. M S Unnikrishanan

1982

Mechanical

MD & CEO Thermax India Ltd.

 

VNIT Nagpur Alumni Association (VNITAA) is registered as a company under Section 25 (Non Profit) of the Indian Companies Act. Alumni Association has Certificate of Incorporation, PAN card and income tax exemption certificate 80 G.  Alumni Association appeals the alumni for their time and monitory support and with their contribution, presently the association has corpus reaching rupees one crore. Please visit our site http://vnitalumni.com/ for any details.

Recreational/Extra Curricular activities:

The various recreational/extra curricular activities / events at the VNIT campus are -

  • Aarohi - Cultural Festival
  • Axis - Technical Festival
  • Institute gathering

Aarohi and Axis are National level events wherein involves great participation from colleges / Institutes in the Nagpur and outside region. Institute has various hobby clubs for students. Institute has excellent outdoor and indoor sports facilities viz., Cricket/Foot ball/Lawn Tennis/Badminton/Table Tennis/Volley Ball etc. 

Location and Accessibility:

Nagpur is well connected with major cities of India through Rail and Air network. VNIT Campus is about 8 Kms from Airport/Bus Stand/Main Railway Station. Taxi/ Auto are easily available to reach the VNIT campus.

Postal Address:

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,

South Ambazari Road,Nagpur – 440 010

Maharashtra (India)

Information in all the links is for general purpose only. For details, more updated information please visit our web site www.vnit.ac.in

Academic Programwise Seats breakup:
Institute CodeProgram CodeAcademic Program NameState/All India SeatsSeat PoolOPENOPEN-PwDSCSC-PwDSTST-PwDOBC-NCLOBC-NCL-PwDTotal(includes Female Supernumerary)
Program-Total
Seat Capacity Female Supernumerary
230 4107 Chemical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 19 1 6 0 3 0 10 1 40
46 1
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 7
(including "1" Supernumerary)
230 4107 Chemical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 18 1 6 1 2 0 10 1 39
46 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 7
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4109 Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 19 1 7 0 3 0 10 1 41
46 2
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 7
(including "2" Supernumerary)
230 4109 Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 18 1 5 1 3 0 10 1 39
46 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 7
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 28 1 8 0 3 1 16 1 58
68 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 10
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4110 Computer Science and Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 27 2 8 0 4 0 16 1 58
68 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 10
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4114 Electronics and Communication Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 28 1 7 1 3 1 16 0 57
67 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 10
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4114 Electronics and Communication Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 28 2 8 0 5 0 15 1 59
69 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 10
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4125 Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 28 1 7 1 4 0 16 1 58
68 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 10
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4125 Mechanical Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 28 1 8 0 3 1 16 1 58
68 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 10
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4127 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 18 1 6 0 3 0 8 1 37
46 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 9
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4127 Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 17 1 5 1 3 0 10 0 37
46 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 5 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 9
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4130 Mining Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 9 0 3 0 2 0 5 0 19
20 2
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
(including "2" Supernumerary)
230 4130 Mining Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 10 0 2 0 2 0 5 0 19
20 3
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4
(including "3" Supernumerary)
230 4144 Electrical and Electronics Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 28 1 7 1 4 0 16 1 58
68 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 10
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 4144 Electrical and Electronics Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 28 1 8 0 3 1 16 1 58
68 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 10
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 5101 Architecture (5 Years, Bachelor of Architecture) MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 12 1 4 0 1 0 7 0 25
31 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6
(including "0" Supernumerary)
230 5101 Architecture (5 Years, Bachelor of Architecture) Other Than MAHARASTRA Gender-Neutral 12 1 3 1 1 0 7 0 25
31 0
Female-only (including Supernumerary) 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 6
(including "0" Supernumerary)
     Total Seats 446 22 132 8 66 4 239 13 930
922 8