Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)
Belgaum -590 014
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Visvesvaraya Technological University, also spelt Visveswaraiah Technological University, (VTU), is the top-notch university in Karnataka, India. VTU is one of the biggest Technological University in India, having 144 colleges affiliated to it with under graduate course in 27 disciplines and PG Programs in 66 disciplines. The intake at UG level is about 45000 students and at the PG level it is about 7500 students. The University has 14 QIP centre in various affiliated colleges and 14 extension centers for offering PG programmes. There are over 200 departments recognized as research centers. At present over 1000 students / faculty are registered for Ph.D degree and over 180 students are registered for their Msc.. (Engg). This year the University is awarding 35 Ph.D Degrees and 13 M.Sc (Engg) Degrees. The Faculty has published around 300 research publications in the year 2006-07. The University has recently started MBA and M.Tech. Programme at Belgaum with about 250 students studying in all. Sixteen from among the affiliated colleges were recognized to get assistance under the World Bank supported. TEQIP program in the I Phase. This year as a novel measure academic autonomy has been provided to 14 affiliated Colleges after due processes.
The University has very successfully achieved the tremendous task of bringing various colleges affiliated earlier to different Universities, with different syllabus, different procedures and different traditions under one umbrella. The University implemented common curriculum for UG in 1998 and revised syllabus again in 2002 for all the courses and uniform procedures were adopted. As a further step in standardization, the subjects & syllabus of related branches are being made common up to the fourth semester. The University has already revised the syllabus of MBA with effect from the academic year 2001-2002 and has now revised the syllabi of all M.Tech courses & MCA. The University plans to bring in further flexibility in the curriculum, so that any changes or revisions may be introduced particularly with respect to electives, as and when the technology changes or the need arises. The first batch consisting of approximately 13,000 students of Under Graduate B.E. / B.Tech. students who were admitted in the academic year 1998-99 came out of the portals of this University as graduates during the month of July 2002. Four batches of M.Tech., 3 batches of MBA and 2 batches of MCA students have so far passed out of this University. The total number of Post-Graduates who have completed their studies in this University is around 5000.
The University has MOU's with various leading organizations like IBM, INTEL Asia Electronics Inc., Ingersoll-Rand (India) Ltd., Bangalore and Microsoft. These MOU's will help in various ways to train the faculty, conduct teachers training workshops, student projects and enable the colleges affiliated to the University to get software at a highly subsidized rate. Already Intel has arranged many training programmes for Engineering College Teachers. 153 teachers were trained by Microsoft. These MOU's will further the Technological growth of the state. Many of the industries are showing keen interest in participating in the curricular activities of the University and the University is negotiating with them for such participation.
The DMP shall supply the latest technical know-how for the said Joint Venture (IGIT) comprising of Training, literature, Videos and Power point Demonstrations for Dynamic and Static Moulding Technologies, Cold Welding Methods, Capilliary Metal Impregnation Techniques, Metal Preservation and Conservation Methods and metal making industries of high precision. VTU proposes to have world wide electronic presence by establishing data network interconnecting the VTU campus at Machche, four regional offices and all the affiliated colleges of VTU in a secure private network and open up access to this network to the worldwide communities for collaborative learning using Internet technology.
In this direction, a Campus wide network at Machche with a fiber optic backbone, having about 1000 data access points interconnecting all the existing and proposed buildings is being set up. The campus network uses the state of art network tiered architecture with Edge and Core switches and scalable distributed network topology. This network will meet the computing demand of PG students in the campus, provide eLearning environment, access to digital library, support examination, administration work and more importantly have sufficient bandwidth for Videoconferencing from any network access point.
: Modalu manavanagu
: Dr. H.P. Khincha
: Belgaum, Karnataka, India, India