Rabindranath Tagore University (RNTU) was established in 2010 by the RabindraNath Tagore Society in Mendua Raisen Madhya Pradesh in a sprawling area of 50 acres in a serene sylvan atmosphere to impart skill-based education to the people driven by research-based advancement of knowledge to create well-qualified skill-based professionals. It is a private university approved by the UGC and the AICTE.
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 fee structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where RNTU gave its reports.
Students Intake at RNTU
RNTU admitted a decent number of 330 students in 2021 and 300 students each in 2020 and 2019 at UG programs and a fair number of 162 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
RNTU has 141 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 81.56% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10, that is, one professor is available for every 10 students.
RNTU Annual Expenditures
RNTU spent Rs. 1.09 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which a decent 18.12% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a considerable 37.19% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, a fair 31.48% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 13.21% spent on the creation of capital assets. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 1.12 crores and it was around Rs. 1.21 crores in 2019.
RNTU spent over Rs. 12.36 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 37.43% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a bulky 50.61% spent on maintaining academic infrastructure, and the remaining 11.96% spent on Seminars/Workshops/Conferences. Spending as operational expenditures were Rs. 11.26 crores in 2020 and Rs. 10.22 crores in 2019. The spending as the operational expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.
RNTU Research Details
As RNTU has good faculties and scholars, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, it was able to file a considerable number of 31 and 2 patent applications in 2021 and 2019, respectively, however, it didn’t get any patents either.
As RNTU has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 75.35, Rs. 15.5 and Rs. 78.05 lakhs through 5, 3, and 4 sponsored research projects from the same number of 5, 3, and 4 companies in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
As RNTU has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, big companies are willing to get a consultation at this institution for their projects, and therefore, it received Rs. 1 crore through 5 consultancy projects from the same number of 5 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 51.04 and Rs. 46 lakhs through 4 and 3 consultancy projects from the same number of 4 and 3 companies in 2020 and 2019.
RNTU Graduations & Placements
UG Graduations & Placements
At RNTU, a decent number of 309 students got admission to UG degree courses and a considerable 88.99% of them graduated, of whom 51.92% got placements at top companies, and 171 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a bulky 89.63% of students graduated, of whom 88.09% got placements and 74 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a significant 90.87% of students graduated, of whom 99.46% got placements and 53 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At RNTU in PG programs, a huge 91.87% of students graduated, of whom 66.67% got placements at top companies, and 45 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a bulky 92.41% of the students graduated, of whom 92.31% got placements, and 16 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a significant 93.83% of the students graduated, of whom 95.24% got placement and 5 were selected for higher studies 2019.
Ph.D. Research Programme
At RNTU, a considerable number of 224 students have pursued their research studies till 2021, of whom 21 students graduated in 2021, 11 students graduated in 2020, and a massive number of 44 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 5.12 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.62 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 4.7 LPA in 2019 at top companies.
Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 5.2 LPA in 2021, Rs. 5.45 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 5.3 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of RNTU are Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Ltd, Bank of America, Biome Technologies, Wipro, TCS, ISC Software Pvt. Ltd., BSNL, BYJU’s Capgemini, UCO Bank, WhiteHat Jr, CEAT Tyres Ltd., Axis Bank, HDFC, HCL, Genpact, etc., who are looking for fresh graduates for their companies.
Students Diversity at RNTU
At RNTU, a considerable number of 1453 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 78.73% are boys and 21.27% are girls, 369 students are from within the state, a significant number of 1073 students are from other states, and the remaining 11 students are from abroad.
Facilities on RNTU Campus
RNTU has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, hospitals, labs, libraries, cafeterias, an auditorium, alumni associations, a transport facility, IT infrastructure, lifts/ramps, etc., that are available for students to utilize.
Campus Festivals at RNTU
RNTU celebrates RHYTHM as the annual techno-cultural fest where a barrage of technical events like coding, robotics, etc., and a spectrum of colorful events like music, dance, etc., are organized to make students enthralled and driven out the nostalgia due to long study in the classrooms, and give the platform for students to showcase their cultural skills and technical prowess. Besides this, HARMONY the freshers’ party, BHARAT KE RANG the Traditional Dance of Northeast, etc., are organized to make freshers get mingled with seniors and find out their inner talents and preserve the traditional culture of India, and give a broader spectrum of arts and culture to the students.
As RNTU is in Mendua Raisen near Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh which is one of the major cities in central India, therefore it has a major railway station along with an international airport. Both Bhopal Railway Station which is at a distance of 25.7 km away and Raja Bhoj International Airport which is around 37.1 km away from the institution are available to reach the institution, therefore students from anywhere can commute to this institution easily.
How to Get Admission at RNTU
For UG Course: Candidates who passed or appeared in the +2 exam or equivalent to any other exam thereto with PCM and with 45% marks (40% for SC/ST/OBC) are eligible to apply for UG courses, however, admission is based on either merit in the qualifying exam or rank in the AJEE entrance exam.
For PG Course: Candidates who passed the degree course in the respective stream with 50% marks (40% for SC/ST/OBC) are eligible to apply for PG courses, however, admission is based on either the merit in the qualifying exam or rank in the AJEE entrance exam.
Fee Structure at RNTU
The student needs to pay approximately Rs. 1.8 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at RNTU, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 5.12 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount in a year.
RNTU Scores by NIRF
Teaching, Learning, and Resources: RNTU has a good faculty and good infrastructure for innovative research, therefore it scored 56.04%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: RNTU has some distinguished professors and research scholars and has filed a few patent applications, however, it lacks in research and professional practice. Therefore it scored 1.76%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As RNTU has a conducive atmosphere for study, a considerable number of students have graduated at the minimum stipulated time and have got placements at top companies at the campus interview. Therefore it scores 47.95%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: RNTU has students from every section and every part of India and the world and has admitted a considerable number of students from other states, therefore it scored 61.42%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.
Perception: RNTU has a good faculty, good infrastructures, and a conducive atmosphere, and its graduation outcomes and placements at top companies are decent, however, it has not yet got much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs. Therefore it scored nothing in this section, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.