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Vtu Registrar Evaluation Essay

Vice Chancellor
Visvesvaraya Technological University
“Jnana Sangama”
Belagavi : 590018
Karnataka, India.
Tele: 0831-2498225 ,2405454

The Registrar
Visvesvaraya Technological University
“Jnana Sangama”
Belagavi : 590018
Karnataka, India.

Tele: 0831-2498100
Fax: 0831-2405467
E-mail : registrar[@] | (Remove [ ] while mailing to this ID)
Note: For issues related to admission, academic matters and migration certificate etc.

The Registrar(Evaluation)
Visvesvaraya Technological University
“Jnana Sangama”
Belagavi : 590018
Karnataka, India.

Tele: 0831-2498136
Fax: 0831-2405461
E-mail : re[@] | (Remove [ ] while mailing to this ID)
Note: For issues related to examination, results etc.

General helpline numbers of Examination Section
0831-2498147, 0831-2498196, 0831-2498131, 0831-2498136

Working hours :- 10.00 A.M. to 1.30 P.M.   -   2.30 P.M. to 5.30 P.M.
1.30 P.M. to 2.30 P.M. ( Lunch Break )
Second Saturday Holiday

"VTU" redirects here. For other uses, see VTU (disambiguation).

MottoModalu mānavanāgu (ಮೊದಲು ಮಾನವನಾಗು)

Motto in English

Above all, be human
Established1 April 1989[1]
ChancellorVajubhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka[2]
Vice-ChancellorProf. Karisiddappa[3]
RectorSmt. M A Sapna finance officer

Doctoral students

LocationBelagavi, Karnataka, India
15°46′43.72″N74°27′43.53″E / 15.7788111°N 74.4620917°E / 15.7788111; 74.4620917Coordinates: 15°46′43.72″N74°27′43.53″E / 15.7788111°N 74.4620917°E / 15.7788111; 74.4620917
CampusUrban, 115 acres (0.5 km2)[5]
Accreditation and RecognitionAICTE, CoA, UGC[6][7]
ColoursOrange, White and Green             
AthleticsCycling, gymnastics, power lifting, swimming and weight lifting[8]
SportsArchery, Chess, Cricket, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Judo, Kabaddi, Netball, Softball, Tennis, Throwball, Volleyball, Wrestling and Yoga[8]

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU, previously spelled "Visveswaraiah Technological University") is a collegiatepublic state university in Karnataka State, India. It was established by the Government of Karnataka.[9] Apart from a few notable exceptions, VTU has education authority in 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[10] and 71 postgraduate courses.[11] It has around 1800 PhD candidates.[12]

VTU has 13 QIP centers and 17 extension centers[13] 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.[4][14]

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).[4]

VTU is administered by its Executive Council and Academic Senate whose members are selected from the academic community and government officials.[15] The present chancellor is Sri Vajubhai Vala, governor of Karnataka state and the vice-chancellor is Dr. Karisiddappa.[2][15]

The Jnana Sangama, Belagavi campus and the regional and extension centers of VTU at Bangalore, Davangere, Gulbarga and Mysore offer M.Tech, MBA, MCA and PhD programs.[16][17][18]

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.[4][19]

VTU is a member of Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities.[20][21]


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:[22]

  • 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.

Academic profile[edit]

Boards and courses[edit]

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.

Undergraduate courses[edit]

The university has 12 undergraduate boards which offer Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) programs and one undergraduate board which offers Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) course:

BoardUndergraduate courses in English medium[10]
Automobile EngineeringAutomobile Engineering
Civil EngineeringCement Technology, Ceramics & Civil Engineering, Construction Technology and Management, Environmental Engineering
Chemical / Polymer EngineeringChemical Engineering and Polymer Science & Technology
CSE / ISEComputer Science & Engineering and Information Science & Engineering
Electrical EngineeringElectrical & Electronics Engineering
Electronics & Communication EngineeringElectronics & Communication Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering
IPE / IEM / MAIndustrial & Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, Manufacturing Science & Engineering
IT / BM / MLBiomedical Engineering, Instrumentation Technology, Medical Electronics
Mechanical EngineeringAeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Precision Engineering, Printing Technology, Tool Engineering
Mechatronics EngineeringMechatronics Engineering
Silk / Textile EngineeringFashion Technology, Silk Technology, Textile Technology

The Architecture board offers the B.Arch course.

Postgraduate courses[edit]

The university has 11 postgraduate boards which offer Master of Technology (M.Tech) programs:

BoardPostgraduate programs in English medium[11]
Civil EngineeringComputer Aided Design of Structure, Construction Technology, Environmental Engineering, Geo-Informatics, Highway Technology, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering And Management, Infrastructure construction and management.
Chemical EngineeringChemical Engineering
Computer Science and EngineeringComputer Engineering, Computer Network Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Electrical EngineeringComputer Applications in Industrial Drives (ECD), Energy Systems & Management (EEM), Microelectronics and Control Systems (EMS), Power Electronics (EPE), Power Systems, Engineering (EPS)
Electronics & Communication EngineeringDigital 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 EngineeringManufacturing 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 EngineeringBiomedical Signal Processing & Instrumentation
MBAMaster Of Business Administration
MCAMaster of Computer Applications
Mechanical EngineeringComputational 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 TechnologyTextile 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.[23] 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.[24]

Research and development (R & D)[edit]

Research centers[edit]

VTU has over 2305 research centers in 75 affiliated colleges.

The university provides research scopes in the following fields:

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Bio-Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics & Communications/Telecommunication Engineering
  • General Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Textile & SILK Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Petrochem Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nano Technology Engineering

Centers of excellence[edit]

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.[25][26][27][28]

Autonomy cell[edit]

Autonomous colleges[edit]

'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.

All the 'autonomous colleges' follow a system of absolute grading or relative grading. The final score is calculated as a GPA.

Non-autonomous colleges[edit]

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 AwardedMarks RangeAbbreviation
First Class with Distinction70 – 100FCD
First Class60 – 69FC
Second Class35 – 59SC
Fail< 35Fail

Student activities[edit]


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.

VTU Fest[edit]

The university annually organises an inter-collegiate culfest which sees participants from all its affiliated colleges.[29]

Visvesvaraya Institute of Advanced Technology[edit]

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.[30][31] 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.

Affiliated colleges[edit]

There are 208 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.[32][33] Further, these colleges are placed under 'autonomous' and 'non-autonomous category of institutions granted by UGC.[34]


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.[35][36]

See List of colleges affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University


Ranking list[edit]

AgencyIndian Rank§World RankYear
4 International Colleges & Universities ([37]1381[38]2017

§The rank among all the Indian universities
The rank among all the world universities

List of vice chancellors[edit]

No.FromToNamePosition previously held
1April 1, 1998March 30, 2001Dr. S. Rajashekharaiah[39][40]Principal,

Basaveshvara Engineering College, Bagalkot[39]

2April 1, 2001June 30, 2007Dr. K. Balaveera Reddy[41]Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal[42]

3July 1, 2007June 30, 2010Dr. H. P. Khincha[43]Chairman, Division of Electrical Sciences,

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore[44]

4July 1, 2010March 14, 2016Dr. H. Maheshappa[45][46]Principal, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bangalore[45]
5May 5, 2016Sep, 2016Dr. V. Sridhar (In-Charge Vice Chancellor)[47][48][49]Principal, P.E.S College of Engineering, Mandya[47][48]
6Sep, 2016Sep, 2019Prof. Karisiddappa[50][51][52][54][55][56][57][58]Principal, Government Engineering College, Hassan[58]

See also[edit]


  1. ^Academic Dept
  2. ^ abGoverning Bodies
  3. ^ abOfficers of the University
  4. ^ abcdefAbout VTU
  5. ^"Honour for VTU Vice-Chancellor". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2006-08-25. 
  6. ^UGC 2016 state university list
  7. ^Visveswaraiah Technological University | Ranking & Review
  8. ^ ab
  9. ^
  10. ^ abug scheme & syllabus 2010-11
  11. ^ abScheme & Syllabus of PG Programmes - 2010-11
  12. ^About VTU
  13. ^"VTU Extension Centre". 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ abGoverning Bodies
  16. ^"ANNq"(PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  17. ^
  18. ^Degree Awarded
  19. ^
  20. ^Minds - Visvesvaraya Technological University
  21. ^Handbook of universities - Ameeta Gupta, Ashish Kumar - Google Books
  22. ^Vision - Mission - Mandate
  23. ^Scheme and Syllabus
  24. ^Vivan, Sridhar (2012-04-30). "VTU to get on track with railway elective". Bangalore: Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  25. ^"Makeover for VTU engg curriculum". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  26. ^"Centres of Excellence". 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  27. ^Uday (2009-05-21). "All muddled over Microsoft- VTU MoU". All About Belgaum. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  28. ^"VTU signs technology deal – Times Of India". 2002-12-17. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  29. ^"Education Plus: VTU fest from Feb. 15". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  30. ^"Foundation stone for VIAT to be laid soon". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2008-12-12. 
  31. ^"An emerging educational hub". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2009-09-07. 
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  33. ^"CET – Manual Book 69-83 Pages"(PDF). Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  34. ^"Autonomy Cell". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  35. ^"VTU results". 
  36. ^"VTU results for CBCS and Revaluation result". 
  37. ^"Top Colleges & Universities in India | University Web Rankings". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  38. ^"Visveswaraiah Technological University | Ranking & Review". 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  39. ^ ab"Rajashekharaiah leaves VTU on strong foundation". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  40. ^"NATIONAL / KARNATAKA : Maheshappa takes over as VC". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  41. ^"VTU VC will complete term: Minister – Deccan Herald – Internet Edition". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  42. ^Handbook of universities – Ameeta Gupta, Ashish Kumar – Google Books. 2006. ISBN 9788126906086. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  43. ^"Deccan Herald – Prof Khincha is new VTU VC". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  44. ^ORCA INFOTECH PVT LTD, "Society for Innovation & Development – Indian Institute of Science, SID – IISc". Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  45. ^ ab"Karnataka News : Maheshappa named Vice-Chancellor of VTU". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  46. ^
  47. ^ ab"Google Scholar". Google Scholar. Google. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  48. ^ ab"V. Sridhar is in-charge VC of VTU". The Hindu. Bangalore, India. 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  49. ^
  50. ^"Karisiddappa is VTU Vice-Chancellor". The Hindu. Bangalore, India. 2016-09-25. Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  51. ^"Guv picks Karisiddappa as new V-C of VTU". Bangalore, India: newindianexpress. 2016-09-25. Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  52. ^"VC: Challenge before me is to create engineered engineers". Bangalore, India: bangaloremirror. 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  53. ^"Photo – Prof Karisiddappa addressing VTU staff members in VC's chamber". India: VTUinfo. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  54. ^"Photo – Prof Karisidappa and VTU staff members". India: VTUinfo. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
  55. ^"Dr. H. N. Jagannatha Reddy, Registrar, VTU, and Dr. H. G. Shekharappa, Registrar (Evaluation) & I / c Finance Officer VTU welcoming new VTU VC Prof Karisiddappa." India: VTUinfo. 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2016-09-28. 
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  57. ^ ab

External links[edit]

A fountain at VTU campus entrance
A boulevard at VTU campus