About the Host Institute

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, named after the eminent engineer, planner, and statesman of the country Sir M. Visvesvaraya, is one of the thirty National Institutes of Technology in the country. It has nine undergraduate, and eighteen postgraduate programs with a total student strength of 5000, which includes about 500 PhD scholars. A lush-green VNIT campus is sprawled over 214 acres, located centrally in the city of Nagpur, with a residential facility for about 3,500 students. The present NIRF ranking of VNIT is forty-one and is among the top five NITs in the country. Historically, this institute started as a Government Engineering College in 1956, was converted into a Regional Engineering College in 1960, and eventually got the status of National Institute in 2002. Today, VNIT is an Institute of National importance and has ascended itself from a teaching-oriented campus to a blend of research and teaching. The institute has many R&D projects funded through Government and private agencies. Faculty, research scholars, and students are actively involved in the research activities which is reflected in the increased number of publications, research funds, and many national and international events being arranged on the campus.