Visvesvaraya Technical University, Belgaum – 2021

Visvesvaraya Technical University Belagavi (VTU Belagavi) was established in 1998 by the Karnataka State Government in Belagavi (Belgaum), Karnataka to cater to the needs of Indian Industries for trained technical manpower with practical experience and sound theoretical knowledge. It is a collegiate university that consists of 219 affiliated colleges, 1 constituent college, and 17 autonomous colleges with three regional centers in Bengaluru, Kalburgi, and Mysuru. Besides these, VTU Belagavi has established a Centre of Excellence at various places in Karnataka in different disciplines to bring a change in technology and society. Interestingly, VTU is the first university in the country to adopt innovative steps in the examination reforms by adopting Digital Evaluation System in 2011-12.

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 VTU Belagavi gave its reports.

Courses Offered at VTU Belgaum

VTU Belagavi offers a galactic number of 54 courses in postgraduate programs and merely 1 course in postgraduate 3-year programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at VTU Belgaum

Students Intake
VTU Belagavi gave admission to 475 students each at PG in 2021 and 2020, respectively; and it admitted 240 students each at PG 3 years in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
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VTU Belagavi has 145 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 33.10% are Ph.D. holders, the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10, that is, one professor is available for every 10 students.

VTU Belgaum Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
In the year 2021, VTU Belagavi spent Rs. 43.8 crores as a capital expenditure, of which a considerable 34.36% fund spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, merely 8.47% of funds spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, a whopping 45.83% spent on engineering workshop, and remaining 11.34% of its fund spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 76 crores, and in 2019, it was around Rs. 58 crores.
Operational Expenditure
In 2021, VTU Belagavi spent over Rs. 50.5 crores as an operational expenditure, of which a whopping 54.34% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a considerable 43.37% of its funds spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 2.29% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences and Workshops. Spending as an operational expenditure was Rs. 133 crores in 2020 and Rs. 22 crores in 2019.

VTU Belgaum Research Details

Since VTU Belagavi has a good faculty and good infrastructures, therefore, it filed 5 patents applications in 2021 and got all of them, however, neither patent filed nor got in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Sponsored Projects
VTU Belagavi has many distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, therefore many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 91.5 lakhs through the 9 sponsored research projects from 6 companies in the year 2021. In 2020 and 2019, it received Rs. 1.07 and Rs. 21 crores through 12 and 21 sponsored research projects from 11 and 6 companies, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
VTU Belagavi received Rs. 1 crore through 6 consultancy projects from 6 companies in 2021, and it received just Rs. 20000 and Rs. 39 lakhs through 1 and 19 consultancy projects from 1 and 6 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

VTU Belgaum Graduations & Placements

PG Graduations & Placements
At VTU Belagavi at PG programs, 93.81% students were awarded graduations, of whom 53.57% got placements at top companies and 155 were selected for higher studies in 2021; in 2020, all students were awarded graduations, of whom exceptionally all got placements and the remaining 96 were selected for higher studies; and 99% students were awarded graduations, of whom impressively all got placements and remaining 51 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG 3 Year Graduations & Placements

At PG 3 year programs, 89.93% students were awarded graduations, of whom just 11.05% got placements at top companies and 14 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 86.76 students were awarded graduations, of whom impressively all got placements, and the remaining 23 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 99.68% students were awarded graduations, of whom fantastically all got placements and 111 were selected for higher studies in 2019.

PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, VTU Belagavi admitted 253 students to research studies, of whom 52 were awarded graduations in 2021, 47 and 81 students were awarded graduations in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of PG graduation: Rs. 3.1 LPA in 2021, Rs. 2.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 2.4 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG 3 year graduation: Rs. 2.7 LPA in 2021, Rs. 1.5 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 1.6 LPA in 2019.
Top recruiters of VTU Belagavi are Cognizant, TCS, Accenture, Wipro, Mindtree, CGI, Aricent, L&T, Rober Bosch,, Amazon, DE Shaw, and many more.

Students Diversity at VTU Belgaum

There are 1433 students currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 48.71% are boys and a whopping 51.29% are girls, 1320 students are from within the state, and 113 are from outside of the state.

Facilities on VTU Belgaum Campus

Though VTU Belagavi is in a remote rural area, it has a library, hostels, sports, labs, cafeteria, hospital/medical facility, browsing center, transport facility, research, and development cell, banks, and ATMs, staff quarters, lift/rams, and much more available for students’ beneficiation.

Annual Festivals at VTU Belgaum

VTU Utsav is the annual cultural festival being celebrated in March for four days at the Jnana Sangama campus where many cultural events are held.

Chakravyuh is the annual technical festival being celebrated in May at Alva College to allow students to get know-how about trending technologies in the world.


VTU Belagavi is in Belagavi formerly known as Belgaum, Karnataka where airport and major railway stations are available. The nearest railway station is Belgaum Railway Station which is at a distance of 10.38 km and Londa Junction Railway Station is around 35.84 km away from this institution. For travel by air, Belagavi Airport which is around 23.5 km away and Goa International Airport which is around 116 km away from this institution are available, therefore, students from any part of India and the world can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at VTU Belgaum

Admission to UG courses: A second-year pre-university or XII standard or equivalent recognized by the university with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with any one of the following subjects, namely, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biology, and Electronics. Qualified candidates can take and should clear JEE Main/Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET). In this mode, 45% of seats are filled, in addition to this, 5% of super-numeracy quota (SNQ) seats are also made available for the meritorious and economically weaker candidates with tuition fee waiver

Admissions are also given through the Consortium of the Management of the Private College of Karnataka (COMED-K) where candidates need to take tests conducted by COMED-K in May for students from Karnataka and non-Karnataka states. In this mode, 30% of the total seats are filled and 25% of the seats are filled by the Management quota that happens in April.

Admission to 2nd-year 3rd-semester bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (Lateral Entry) shall open to the candidates who are holders of diploma or equivalent qualification as recognized by the university.

Admission to PG courses: Candidates should have passed a UG degree in the relevant course and should clear the GATE exam for admission to PG courses.

Fee Structure at VTU Belgaum

Students need to pay Rs. 9.36 K as fees for PG courses at VTU Belagavi, however, the saving grace is they can get a modest salary of Rs. 3.1 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

VTU Belgaum Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: VTU Belagavi has a good faculty and better infrastructure for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 70.27%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: VTU Belagavi has many able professors and research scholars and it got patents for some innovative technologies, so it scored just 31.03%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As VTU Belagavi has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 47.84%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: VTU Belagavi has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, moreover, it has more girls than boy students which is an astonishing achievement, however, only less number of students from outside of the state are got admission and no foreign student got admission to this institution, therefore, it scored 49.93%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: VTU Belagavi has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it is a state institution in rural areas, so it scored 6.83%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

VTU Belgaum got 45.63% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 57.

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