Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla – 2021

Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) was established as University College Engineering (UCE) in 1956 in Burla Odisha in an area of 300 acres at the foot of the world-famous Hirakud Dam in a picturesque place to produce engineers to serve the nation with dedication as how Veer Surendra fought for the freedom of the country. In 1967, the administration of UCE was transferred to Sambalpur University. Since 2002, it had been administered from Biju Patnaik University of Technology until it became a non-affiliated unitary university in 2009.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where VSSUT gave its reports.

Courses Offered at VSSUT Burla

VSSUT offers merely 10 courses in undergraduate programs, a modest number of 26 courses in post-graduate programs, and just 1 course in PG-integrated programs in engineering science & technology, respectively.

Students Intake at VSSUT Burla

Students Intake
VSSUT admitted 924 students in 2021, 1036 students each in 2020 and 2019 at UG programs, 324 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, and 36 students each in 2021, 2020, and 2019 at PG 3-year programs, respectively.
VSSUT has 272 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 56.62% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:15, that is, one professor is available for every 15 students.

VSSUT Burla Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
VSSUT spent Rs. 24.5 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a decent 18.57% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a considerable 62.04% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, merely 2.25% spent on workshops, and the remaining 17.14% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 14.8 crores and it was around Rs. 10.4 crores in 2019. The capital expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
VSSUT spent over Rs. 91.5 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a massive 81.97% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a modest 16.39% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 1.64% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 62.7 crores in 2020 and Rs. 56.8 crores in 2019. The operational expenditure has also been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

VSSUT Burla Research Details

As VSSUT has distinguished professors and research scholars, good infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere for research, it was able to file 3 patent applications each in 2021 and 2020, respectively, however, it got 1 patent in 2020.
Sponsored Projects
As VSSUT has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 1.9 crores through 6 sponsored research projects from 5 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 9 and Rs. 17.8 crores through 7 and 10 sponsored projects from 5 and 8 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
VSSUT received Rs. 70 lakhs through 14 consultancy projects from the same number 14 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 1 crore and Rs. 65 lakhs through 19 and 18 consultancy projects from the 15 companies each in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

VSSUT Burla Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At VSSUT, 1147 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 85.09% of them graduated, of whom all got placements at top companies and the remaining 113 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 82.44% of students graduated, of whom 90.36% got placements, and 156 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 99.29% of students graduated, of whom 99.08% got placements and 104 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
Integrated PG Graduations & Placements
At the integrated PG programs, all the students graduated, of whom all got placements at top companies, and the remaining 11 were selected for higher studies in 2021, however, none was admitted in the last two years at integrated PG programs.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, all the students graduated, of whom 95.45% got placements at top companies and 61 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 99.21% of students graduated, of whom all got placements, and the remaining 67 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and all the students graduated, of whom 71.90% got placements and 82 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 468 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 17 students graduated in 2021, 26 students graduated in 2020, and 17 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 6.85 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6.8 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 6.6 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 5.6 LPA in 2021, Rs. 5.8 LPA in 2020 and also in 2019.

Median Salary of integrated PG Graduates: Rs. 7.1 LPA in 2021.
The top recruiters of VSSUT are Byjus, Nineleaps, Kreeti Technologies, Cognizant Infrastructure Services, Cognizant, Tata Steel, Accenture, Gyansys, TCS, Deloitte, HCL, Wipro, etc.

Students Diversity at VSSUT Burla

At VSSUT, a huge 4340 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 67.03% are boys, a considerable 32.97% are girls, a massive 4239 students are from within the state, and merely 101 students are from outside of the state.

Facilities on VSSUT Burla Campus

VSSUT has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, an auditorium, guest rooms, alumni associations, IT infrastructure, lifts/ramps, etc.

Annual Festivals at VSSUT Burla

SAMAVESH is the annual techno-management fest celebrated at the VSSUT campus where students from many technical institutions come and showcase their skills through their projects. Many technocrats, industrialists, scientists, and students who had a great interest in technology participate in these events on multiple branches and many contests and exhibitions on various technologies are organized for students. Besides these, industrial conclave, exhibitions, seminars, and creative workshops are conducted for school students to create interest in science and technology under the common umbrella of National TechExpo which comprises four parts, such as ISRO Space Expo, Maker Fest Odisha, Industrial Conclave, Ignite Award, and students Creativity, and Workshops by NIF.

VSSUT has two clubs – a music club that is called soul and a dance club that is called Vibrraz – aiming to bring out the inner talent of students in arts where from classical Hindustani to Western music and from classical Odissi dance to western dance are performed to animate the amazing stage, besides these, musical instruments such as Tabla, Guitar, etc., are also played in this festival.


VSSUT is near Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand, therefore, it has a good transport system. Both Ranchi Railway Station Junction is around 9.4 km away and Birsa Munda Airport is around 7.7 km away from the institution are available to reach this institution, so students from anywhere can commute to it easily.

How to Get Admission at VSSUT Burla

For UG courses at VSSUT: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or any other equivalent recognized exams can take and should clear JEE Main/OJEE for admission to UG courses.

For PG courses: Candidates who passed UG degree with valid GATE rank/score are admitted to PG course, however, non-GATE candidates are also admitted based on their carrier assessment test performance.

Fee Structure at VSSUT Burla

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 1.72 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at VSSUT, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 6.85 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

VSSUT Burla Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: VSSUT has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 53.46%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: VSSUT has a good faculty and better infrastructure, and got a patent for research, therefore, it scored 22.16%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As VSSUT has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduate at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 46.30%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: VSSUT has students from every section and every part of India, moreover, it admitted a considerable number of girl students, so it scored 47.10%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: Though VSSUT has a decent faculty, better infrastructure, a conducive atmosphere, and a public institution, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 6.83%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

VSSUT Burla got 37.34% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 116.

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