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Vishwakarma Institute of Technology

Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (Marathi : विश्वकर्मा अभियांत्रिकी महाविद्यालय, पुणे ) is an Autonomous Institute of engineering in Pune, India. Established in 1983, it is affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University. The school is academically and financially autonomous and is run by the Bansilal Ramanath Agarwal Charitable Trust. The director is Prof. Dr. R. M. Jalnekar.

The college has attained academic autonomy from the academic year 2008-09. It is the first private college in Maharashtra to do so. Academic autonomy has helped the college to introduce cross-departmental and industry oriented subjects in the curriculum. The college is the only college in Pune to provide Honors and Minors course in addition to normal undergraduate course.

The college is situated in the Bibwewadi area of Pune,Maharashtra.

Contents

  • 1 Courses
    • 1.1 Undergraduate
    • 1.2 Graduate
    • 1.3 Honors & Minors (Under Graduate)
    • 1.4 Doctoral
  • 2 Campus
  • 3 Global Alliances/International-liaisons
  • 4 Campus events
  • 5 Clubs & Societies
  • 6 External links

Courses

Undergraduate

All Bachelor of Engineering/Technology (B.E. or B.Tech) courses are for a duration of four years. The following courses are offered:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich)
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Production Engineering

The following are the supporting departments for the above courses. These departments do not offer full-fledged courses of their own.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences & Humanities
  • Workshop

Graduate

The following are the postgraduate programs:

  • Masters in Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
  • Masters of Technology (M.Tech.)
    • Mechanical (Heat Power & Design Engineering)
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Instrumentation & Control (Process Instrumentation)

Honors & Minors (Under Graduate)

  • Honors in Aerospace Engineering
  • Honors in Automobile Engineering
  • Honors in Chemical Engineering
  • Honors in Embedded System and Design
  • Honors in Environmental Technology and Biotechnology
  • Honors in Industrial Engineering
  • Honors in Instrumentation and Control
  • Honors in Networks
  • Honors in Signal Processing in Communication
  • Honors in VLSI Design
  • Minor in Computer Engineering
  • Minor in Industrial Management

Doctoral

A doctors degree is awarded in the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

The college has a Department of Self Development (DoSD) that handles campus placements.

Campus

The college has about 2800 students, 225 faculty members, 67 laboratories, 1 central library and 150 administrative and supportive staff.

Spread over an area of 7 acres (28,000 m2), the academic area consists of four major buildings. The campus has a canteen, a nescafe coffee shop and a bakery that remains open during the college hours, and a fully air-conditioned auditorium with ceiling fans.

The students hostel is off-campus The hostel is state of the art and is equipped with a mess facility for students. It is located about 3.5 km from the academic area.

Global Alliances/International-liaisons

  • Student Exchange Program with Groupe des Ecoles des Mines (GEM), France.

GEM and VIT have a Memorandum of Understanding allowing a Student Exchange Program, where students studying in seven GEM affiliated schools in France, send their students to VIT and students in the third year (T.E.) of their Bachelor’s degree at VIT, go to France for one semester. The first batch completed its studies abroad in Jan-May 2009. This association also encourages higher learning (postgraduate) in GEM schools across France.

  • Student Exchange Program with colleges in Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa (OMG).

Under this program, students at VIT are sent to various partner colleges in the state of Ontario, Canada, while Canadian students come to participating colleges in Maharashtra and Goa. Students in the third year (T.E.) of their Bachelor’s degree at VIT, are sent to Canada for one semester. The first batch completed its studies abroad in Aug-Dec 2009.

VIT has opened its international office at Nepal in association with Indo – World Educational Consultancy (P) Ltd, Kathmandu, Nepal. Mr. Shiva Prasad Aryal is looking after Nepal market to enroll students under PIO / FN category. More than 400 students from 28 countries had already joined VIT to pursue their higher education.

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