Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur – 2021

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) was started as Visvesvaraya Regional Engineering College (VRCE) in 1960 by the initiative of the Government of India and the Maharashtra Government by amalgamating the state government engineering college that had been functioning since June 1956 as a polytechnic institute in Nagpur. It is one of the eight new NITs started by the government of India to provide trained manpower to ever-growing Indian industries. In 2002, The Government of India accorded it a deemed-to-be-university by passing an act in the parliament, and in 2007, it was declared an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. It has an area of 215 acres in Nagpur, the Orange City of India, Maharashtra.

In this article, we are going to analyze all the details about this university like students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fee structures. All these details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where VNIT shared its reports.

Courses Offered at VNIT Nagpur

VNIT offers a decent number of 8 courses in undergraduate programs and a considerable number of 19 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering and technology.

Students Intake at VNIT Nagpur

Students Intake
VNIT admitted 933 students to UG courses and 550 students to PG courses in 2021; 922 students to UG and 500 students to PG in 2020; and 746 students to UG in 2019.
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VNIT has eminent professors and research scholars who are known for publishing research papers. Currently, there are 268 professors at the faculty and 83.58% of them are Ph.D. holders. The faculty-to-student ratio at its faculty is 1:15, that is, one professor is available for every 15 students.

VNIT Nagpur Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
VNIT spent Rs. 34 crores as capital expenditure in the year 2021, of which it spent 5.10% of funds on libraries, a whopping 59.36% of funds spent on buying new equipment and software for conducting quality research, 5.76% on engineering workshops, and the remaining 29.78% of funds spent on capital asset creations like build new buildings. It spent Rs. 28 crores as capital expenditures in 2020 and Rs. 27 crores in 2019. The spending as a capital expenditure is increasing in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
Operational Expenditure
VNIT spent Rs. 128 crores as an operational expenditure in 2021, of which it spent a whopping 77.46% of its funds on salary for professors and supporting staff, 21.97% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures in the institution, and the remaining 0.57% spent on conducting Seminars, Conference and Workshops at this institution. It spent Rs. 130 crores as an operational expenditure in 2020 and Rs. 103 crores in 2019.

VNIT Nagpur Research Details

VNIT has good faculty, better infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere for research, so it filed 18 patents in 2021, and 12 patents were granted, filed 22 patents, but none was granted in 2020, and filed 19 patents and got 1 in 2019.
Sponsored Projects
VNIT has published many scholarly and innovative articles on engineering science & technology. So, in 2021, 45 agencies have funded 115 projects at this institution and it earned Rs. 12.13 crores through these projects. In 2020, 43 agencies funded 155 projects, through which it earned Rs. 19.5 crores, and in 2019, it earned Rs. 48.6 crores from 143 projects sponsored by 41 agencies.
Consultancy Projects
VNIT has worked on 647 consultancy projects from 352 companies and earned Rs. 15.4 crores in 2021, it earned 20.8 crores through 862 projects from 557 companies in 2020, and it earned Rs. 18 crores through 773 projects from 515 companies in 2019.

VNIT Nagpur Graduation & Placements

UG Graduation & Placements
There were 705 students admitted to VNIT at UG, of whom 93.62% were awarded graduations and 98.42% of them got placements at top companies and 154 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 90.64% students were awarded graduations, of whom 87.4% got placements and 178 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 88.87% students were awarded gradations, of whom 75.95% got placements and 110 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At VNIT at PG programs, 86.06% students were awarded graduations, of whom 41.6% got placements at top companies and 96 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 92.71% students were awarded graduations, of whom 54.42% got placements and 92 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 89.76% students were awarded gradations, of whom 50% got placements and 72 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
At VNIT, 484 students were admitted to Ph.D. programs in engineering science & technology, and 61 students were awarded degrees in 2021, 100 students in 2020, and 77 students in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters

Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 8.53 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 6 LPA in 2019.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 8.4 LPA in 2021, Rs. 6 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 5.4 LPA in 2019.

Graduates from VNIT are being absorbed by many top companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Deloitte USI Consultancy, L&T, Bajaj Auto, Oracle, Lowe’s India, Godrej Industries, Vedanta Resources, IOCL, Fractal Analytics, Samsung Research Institute, etc.

Students Diversity at VNIT Nagpur

VNIT has a blend of students who are coming from all sections and all parts of India. 4132 students are pursuing their studies at this institution, of whom 76.33% are boys and 23.67% are girls. There are 1898 students from within the state, 2092 from outside of the state, and 142 from foreign countries.

Facilities on VNIT Nagpur Campus

VNIT has various facilities for students. It has a hospital, hostels, banks, ATMs, post office, yoga centers, amenities complex, guest house, auditorium, convenience store, cafeteria, playgrounds, sports complex, wi-fi, lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at VNIT Nagpur

Consortium is Entrepreneurship Summit comprises interesting events like Start-up Conclave, Swades, and many more.

Aarohi is the cultural festival where students from different colleges are participating. This function gives refreshment and rejuvenation to the students after long studies.


VNIT is in Nagpur which is well connected by both rail and air with the rest of India and the world. Nagpur Junction Railway Station is one of the major railway stations in India, which is 8.6 kms away from the institution and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is 8.2 kms away from this institution. So, students from any part of the country and the world can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at VNIT Nagpur

Studying engineering science & technology is the dream of most of the students, but to make that dream real, we need a good institution like IITs and NITs. Here are the procedures to get admission to VNIT:

For UG courses: Students who passed or appeared for the +2 exam can take Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and should pass the minimum cut-off mark/rank required at this institution in the JEE main exam.

For PG courses: Students who passed a bachelor’s degree or appeared for the final exam can take the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and should pass GATE to get admission to this institution.

Fee Structure at VNIT Nagpur

Students need to pay Rs. 5.5 lakhs as fees for UG courses at VNIT, however, the saving grace is they can get a good salary of Rs. 8.53 LPA from top companies, so they can get back this amount within a year after completion of graduation and getting a job at a top company.

VNIT Nagpur Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning and Resources: VNIT has a good faculty and better infrastructures for doing innovative research. Therefore, it scored 66.19%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: VNIT has many distinguished professors and research scholars and it publishes many research papers, so it scored 46.05%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As VNIT University has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduated at the minimum stipulated time, so for this good performance it scored 70.66%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.

Outreach and Inclusivity: VNIT has students from every section and every part of India as well as the world, so it scored 53.53%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: VNIT has good faculty, good infrastructures and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are also good, however, it is a newly established NIT, so it scored 17.84% in NIRF grading, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

VNIT Nagpur got 54.94% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 30.

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