About VTU

Visvesvaraya Technological University


VTU is one of the largest Technological Universities in India with 24 years of Tradition of excellence in Engineering & Technical Education, Research and Innovations. It came into existence in the year 1998 to cater the needs of Indian industries for trained technical manpower with practical experience and sound theoretical knowledge.

University has very successfully achieved the tremendous task of bringing various colleges affiliated earlier to different Universities, with different syllabi, different procedures and different traditions under one umbrella.

Affiliated Colleges (Non Autonomous)

Constituent College

Autonomous colleges

UG Programs

PG Programs

Faculty of Research

The university is currently having 182 affiliated colleges, 1 constituent college and 25 Autonomous colleges with undergraduate programs in 37 disciplines, PG programs in 96 disciplines and Ph.D. & M.sc(Engg.)  research programs with 7 faculty, over 3 lakhs Engineering Students study in the various institutes affiliated to the University. 

The University has revised the syllabus for UG and PG from the academic year 2014-15.It has four regional centers across the State of Karnataka in









respectively. University is comprised of a multi-disciplinary and multi-level institution offering wide ranging programmes in engineering, technology and Management. The University is making steady progress in developing and providing best technical environment for education and will continue to serve the nation in coming years.

Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty strong partnerships with business, industry, and government and support from alumni and friends, VTU is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.

VTU is the first university in the country to adopt Innovative steps in the examination reforms by adopting Digital Evaluation System in the year 2011-12 followed by online services like delivery of question papers to affiliated colleges (Question Paper Delivery System-QPDS), result announcement, photocopy availability, PG courses thesis valuation, Ph.D. thesis valuation and Examination Results announced on Mobile Phone through SMS.

VTU has established Centre of Excellence at various places in Karnataka in different scopes to bring a change in the technology and society.

  • VTU Bio-Fuel Information and Demonstration center at Belagavi.
  • VTU center for Nanotechnology at Bengaluru
  • VTU National Academy for Skill Development at Dandeli in Uttar Kannada District
  • Parisar Chair at Belagavi
  • VTU Innovation Clubs at VTU and in Affiliated Engineering Colleges.
  • VTU Institute of Advanced Technologies at Muddenahalli
  • E-Learning Center at Mysuru, and
  • VTU Bosch Center of Competence at Mysuru

The VTU have worldwide electronic presence by establishing data network interconnecting VTU campus atMachhe, 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.


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.

Today, we’re still changing the world. Since those early beginnings students and alumni have gone on to design and engineer the tools, buildings, and products that helped define their generations. And tomorrow’s VTU students will do the same.

MoUs with VTU

  • 1 International Institutes / Organisation

    Bosch Rexroth AG-Germany, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of California, T&R Consulting Pvt Ltd. Australia.

  • 2 Indian Institutes / Organisation

    Autodesk, Deshpande Foundation-Startup Center, India Electronics and semiconductor Association, IBM India Ltd. Bengaluru, Intel Asia. Bengaluru, Ingersoll-Rand (India) Ltd. Bengaluru, ISRO,United Telecoms Ltd. Bengaluru, Infosys, Honeywell, WIPRO, RGUHS, Air force test pilot School, Karnataka State Bio Fuel Development Board, Karnataka State Pollution Board, Construction Industry Development Council. New Delhi, International Institute of Industrial Safety Management College.

  • 3 Accolades

    Recognizing the practices of quality, awareness and excellence, BID group of USA honored VTU with “2014 International Quality Award”. Recognizing innovative and initiative-driven steps to improve the development of Quality, European society for Quality Research honored VTU with “Best Quality Leadership Award”. Recognizing the Innovative Examination Management System initiated by VTU, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad honored VTU with “Best Innovative Technological University in the Country” award.