Visvesvaraya Technological University: Courses, Eligibility, Admissions 2021, Scholarships

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Visvesvaraya Technological University commonly known as VTU was established by the Government of Karnataka in 1988. Around 219 Engineering colleges have been affiliated to the VTU. The university has been ranked 101 for overall category and ranked 71 for MBA category by NIRF 2020.

VTU offers UG, PG, PG Diploma and PhD programs. Admission to the courses is done based on the entrance examination like JEE Mains, GATE, NATA, KMAT, etc. The university conduct its own entrance exam for Ph.D. called as VTU Eligibility Test for Research.

Visvesvaraya Technological University Highlights

Approved byUGC, AICTE, MHRD
Set ByGovernment of Karnataka
Courses OfferedUG, PG, PG Diploma and Doctoral
Popular CoursesBE, M.Tech, MBA, MCA
Admission CriteriaEntrance-Based
Application ModeOnline and Offline
Facilities AvailableLibrary, Laboratory
Top RecruitersHCL, Infosys, IBM, HDFC standard life insurance, India bulls
Official WebsiteVisvesvaraya Technological University (vtu.ac.in)

Visvesvaraya Technological University Ranking

Ranking AgencyRank/AchievementsYear
NIRF (Overall)1012020
NIRF (B.Tech)552020
Edurank (Belgaum)12020
Edurank (India)822020
Edurank (World)44162020

Visvesvaraya Technological University Courses

  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 from any recognised board or equivalent + JEE Main
  • Selection Criteria: KCET Exam
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 from any recognised board or equivalent
  • Selection Criteria: NATA Exam
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: GATE / PGCET
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: CAT /MAT /PGCET exam.
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: PGCET exam.
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  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: GATE / PGCET

Visvesvaraya Technological University Admission

Admissions to VTU are done purely based on the entrance examination like JEE mains, GATE, NATA, KMAT, PGCET, etc.

Interested candidates can apply to the desired courses through online and offline mode. The application fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking/E-Challan.

How to apply?

  1. The student must register himself for the examination like JEE Mains/ GATE/ NATA relevant to the course applied and appear for the same.
  2. Fill in the application form with the relevant details and pay the application fee through the mentioned payment mode.
  3. The students can download the admit card by logging in the admission portal of the university.
  4. The students have to carry the admit card with attested photos and appear for the examination on the particular date.
  5. After the declaration of result the University colleges take over the admission process as per the cut off list declared by the University.

Documents required

  1. Registration form
  2. 10th and 12th mark sheet in case of UG admissions
  3. Aadhar card copy
  4. Entrance examination result from hard copy
  5. Proof of date of birth
  6. Mafia Don news examination in case of PG and PhD admissions
  7. Passport size photograph

Visvesvaraya Technological University Scholarships

The college offers two different types of scholarships that are Post Graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship scheme for single girl child and Post Graduate merit scholarship scheme for university rank holders in general and Honours courses at the undergraduate level

  • Post Graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship: This scholarship for a single girl child is provided to support the PG course of the single girl child. It is applicable only for the nonprofessional course and distance education will not be covered in this scheme
  • Post Graduate Merit Scholarship: This scholarship scheme is provided to university rank holders in general and Honours courses at the UG level with the age limit of 30 years at the time of PG admission. This scheme is not applicable to distance education.

Visvesvaraya Technological University Facilities

  • Library: Library is stocked with all types of reference books and journals in all subjects.The library has over 9000 books and a separate reading room with a seating capacity of 240. E resources are also available for the student so that they can access the material easily
  • Laboratories: The labs that are present in the campus include Computer Lab, Xlinx Lab, Cadence Lab, IBM RSA Lab, Microsoft Lab , UGS Lab etc and all equipped with latest equipment and advancements.
  • In House Banking: There is a banking facility within the campus to cater to the banking needs of the students.
  • Sports: There University has Gym and other sports facilities to ensure the physical health of students and to promote sports among the students.

Other Facilities such as Canteen that provides hygienic food, Auditorium and Seminar Hall, and transportation are also available at the University.

Visvesvaraya Technological University FAQs

Ques. Why should I choose VTU?

Ans. VTU has secured top rankings by NIRF in various categories and has been awarded the Bharat Ratna award.. The placement assistance is als offered to the students and the average salary offered is 6 LPA and the highest package offered was 20 LPA. The top recruiters of VTU students are Cognizant, Wipro, Infosys, IBM, Mind Tree, Unisoft etc.

Ques. How hard is change of branch in top VTU colleges?

Ans. It will not be very difficult if you are among the toppers and can compete against the other students. Else it is going to be a bit difficult. Certain colleges have internal counselling based on the grades in the first two semesters.

Ques. What are the courses available under Distance education at VTU?

Ans The following courses available through distance education at VTU.

  • B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering and Automobile Engineering
  • M.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering, Industrial Automation & Robotics and Automotive Engineering
  • B.Arch
  • M.Arch Construction & Project Management and Landscape Architecture

Ques. What is the fee structure for MBA Program at VTU?

Ans. The total fees payable for the MBA program is as follows

  • Karnataka – INR 10, 950
  • Non-Karnataka – INR 12, 450
  • Foreign National – INR 22, 450

Ques. How is the faculty at VTU?

Ans. The faculty at VTU are highly qualified and ensure that the students are industry-ready when they complete their course. They employ innovative teaching methodology to impart knowledge in theoretical as well as practical concepts among the students. The college faculty has been one of the reasons for highly qualified students passing out every year.

Ques. How good are the placement opportunities offered at VTU?

Ans. Visvesvaraya Technological University has a centralised placement cell that helps students for internship, projects, job search, training, industry exposure, etc. The top recruiters of Visvesvaraya Technological University are HCL, Infosys, IBM, HDFC standard life insurance, India bulls, Wipro, Birla soft, Deloitte, PSI InControl SDN BHD, etc. The highest package offered to the students is around 5.5 LPA and the average package is around 2.6 LPA.