ABOUT THE INSTITUTE -
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur is one of the thirty National Institutes of Technology in the country. The Govt. of India conferred on the Institute, the Deemed to be University status (under University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956)) with effect from 26th June 2002. Subsequently, the Central Govt. by Act of Parliament (National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 (29 of 2007)) declared VNIT Nagpur as an Institute of National Importance along with all other NITs. The Act was brought into force from 15th August 2007.
Earlier, the Institute was known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE). It was established in the year 1960 under the scheme sponsored by Govt. of India and Govt. of Maharashtra. The college was started in June 1960 by amalgamating the State Govt. Engineering College functioning at Nagpur since July 1956. In the meeting held in October 1962, the Governing Board of the College resolved to name it after the eminent engineer, planner, and statesman of the country Sir M.Visvesvaraya.
The prime objective of establishing Regional Engineering Colleges was to impart quality technical education throughout the country and foster national integration. The College started functioning in 1960 from camp office in the premises of Govt. Polytechnic, Sadar, Nagpur and subsequently an area of about 214 acres was acquired to house an independent Regional Engineering College at present location.
5th, amongst NIT’s and 31st in India as per National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India.
10th Best Engineering Institute in Times Engineering survey (Second amongst all thirty one NITs).
18th Top Engineering College in India as per Outlook magazine (Second amongst all NITs).
31st Top Engineering College in India as per EDU-RAND rank (Sixth amongst all NITs).
6th amongst all thirty one NIT’s and 42nd in India as per National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2017 by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India.
6th Best Engineering Institute as per i3RC Times Engineering Survey (First amongst all NIT’s)
18th Top Engineering College in India as per Outlook Magazine Survey (Second amongst all NIT’s)
31st Best Engineering Institute as per Edurand Ranking Survey, (Second in Maharashtra State after IIT Mumbai)
3rd , amongst all thirty one NIT’s and 18th in India as per National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development Government of India.
10th Best Engineering Institute in i3RC Times Engineering survey (First amongst all NITs).
24th Top Engineering College in India as per Outlook magazine.
First Award for the Hindi magazine “Rajbhasha Prerna 2014-15” and for the implementation of Hindi in official work by Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanvayan Samiti (NARAKAS) amongst 75 central Govt. Offices on 20th June, 2016.
11th Best Engineering Institute in i3RC Times Engineering survey (First amongst all NITs).
2nd in Western India and 14th Top Engineering College in India as per EDU-RAND rank (First amongst all NITs).
3rd in Western India and 25th Top Engineering College in India as per digital LEARNING India.
27th Top Engineering College in India as per Outlook magazine.
Award for the 9th edition of the Hindi magazine “Rajbhasha Prerna” and for the implementation of Hindi in official work by Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanvayan Samiti (NARAKAS) on 26th February, 2015.
Department offering the program
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. 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 2016-17, more than 100 companies visited the campus. These included all the major companies like Morgan Stanley, L & T Group, Bajaj Auto, Qualcomm India Pvt Ltd, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Hyundai Mobis, John Deere, AVAYA India, Godrej Industries, Vedanta Ltd; Hindalco, Ashok Leyland, Amazon, Citicorp Finance India Ltd., JP Morgan, ABB, and many more. All these companies offered 651 jobs [on campus jobs 476 UG &100 PG and off campus jobs 14 UG &61 PG as on 20th Nov. 2017].
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.