Nagpur: Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), was established as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE), in 1960. The institute is one of the 31 NITs and prime engineering institutes in the country. After being renamed as VNIT in 2002, they declared the college as an Institute of National Importance by the National Institutes of Technology Act 2007. VNIT Nagpur provides undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level courses in Engineering Sciences and Humanities disciplines.
Build over an area of 214 acres. The college offers UG, PG and doctorate level courses such as B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech, etc. With the best of faculty, the college has been ranked at 27th position by NIRF 2020 rankings. The admission to the institute is based on various entrance exams like JEE Mains, GATE, JAM, etc.
VNIT Nagpur is centrally funded and belongs to the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) system. In 2007, the institute was conferred the status of Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament of India.
VNIT, one of the leading engineering institutes in the country, has seen an increase in the number of students’ placements in 2019-20. During the year, 86% of the eligible students were placed. Compared to 2018-19, this number has increased by 56. The issue came up from the right to information.
Abhay Kolarkar, an RTI activist from Uprajdhani, had approached VNIT under RTI. He had raised the question of how many students were placed in VNIT in 2019-20, how many seats were vacant during the year, etc. According to the official information received, 521 students of VNIT were eligible for placement in 2019-20. Of these, 449 students from 130 companies received direct placement offers.
The maximum package is Rs 38 lakh
In 2019-20, VNIT students received an average package of Rs 8.55 lakh. The highest number of packages was 38.21 lakh. If we look at the statistics from 2012-13, in the same year, the student had received the highest package of Rs 65 lakh per annum.