Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is one of the largest Technological Universities in India with 16 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 introducing the industry specific syllabi, different student friendly activities, introduction of internships and facilities for placement to all it’s 203 affiliated colleges.
The University is offering wide ranging programmes in Engineering, Technology and Management, with undergraduate courses in 35 disciplines, P G program in 94 disciplines and Ph.D & M.sc (Engg.) with research programs in 592 departments, over 4 lakhs Engineering Students study in the various institutes affiliated to the University. The University has 13 Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) centers in various affiliated colleges and 16 extension centers for offering PG programs.
The VTU has its operations in four regional centres situated all over Karnataka in Belagavi, Bengaluru, Kalaburagi and Mysuru respectively.
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.
• 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.