Vignan’s Foundation for Science Technology…, Guntur – 2021

Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology, and Research (VFSTR) was recognized in 2009 as a private university, however, it had been functioning as part of Vignan Engineering College since 1999 at Vadlamudi near Guntur Andhra Pradesh in a 43 acres area campus by the initiative of Dr. Lavu Rathaiah in a green serene atmosphere to bridge the gap between industries need and engineers who are the responsible for the development of the nation despite in all odds. It aims to be a center of excellence through innovative research and practice in engineering and science & technology and to produce professionals with international standards with strong psychological character with social responsibility. It is a deemed university recognized by the UGC.

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 VFSTR gave its reports.

Courses Offered at VFSTR Guntur

VFSTR offers a considerable number of 17 courses in undergraduate programs and a decent number of 15 courses in postgraduate programs in engineering science & technology.

Students Intake at VFSTR Guntur

Students Intake
VFSTR admitted 2040 students each in 2021 and 2020, respectively, and 1620 students in 2019 at UG programs, and 198 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
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VFSTR has 490 distinguished professors at its faculty and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:13, that is, one professor is available for every 13 students.

VFSTR Guntur Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
VFSTR spent Rs. 8.37 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which merely 10.58% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a modest 30.46% spent on buying new equipment and software for quality research, 6.94% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 52.02% spent on the creation of capital assets and other expenditures. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 8.58 crores and it was around Rs. 18.19 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
VFSTR spent over Rs. 50.47 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a massive 70.72% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, merely 28.39% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.89% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 51.13 crores in 2020 and Rs. 45.78 crores in 2019.

VFSTR Guntur Research Details

Sponsored Projects
As VFSTR has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, many big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 2.38 crores through 233 sponsored research projects from the same number of 233 companies in 2021. It received Rs. 1.07 crores and Rs. 91.6 lakhs through 4 sponsored projects each from the same number of 4 companies each in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
VFSTR received Rs. 1.18 crores through 128 consultancy projects from the same number of 128 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 95.2 and Rs. 94.6 lakhs through 69 and 53 consultancy projects from 62 and 45 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

VFSTR Guntur Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At VFSTR, 1628 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 88.08% of them graduated, of whom 52.88% got placements at top companies and 131 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 86.83% of students graduated, of whom 66.11% got placements, and 54 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 90.03% of students graduated, of whom 69.45% got placements and 51 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, 90% of students graduated, of whom 98.39% got placements at top companies and 1 was selected for higher studies in 2021; 73.33% of students graduated, of whom all got placements, and the remaining 4 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 96.59% of students graduated, of whom all got placements and the remaining 5 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 583 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 13 students graduated in 2021, 17 students graduated in 2020, and 14 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters

Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.7 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.26 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 3.85 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4.7 LPA in 2021 and Rs. 4.4 LPA in 2020 and Rs. 4.2 LPA in 2019.

The top recruiters of VFSTR are Syntizen Technologies Pvt Ltd, Sri Sai Durga, Granules India Ltd., Epiroc Mining India Limited, Bycus Therapeutics, Bionest, University Of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, ByCus Therapeutics, etc.

Students Diversity at VFSTR Guntur

At VFSTR, a massive 6575 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 54.01% are boys, a considerable 45.99% are girls, a considerable number of 4877 students are from within the state, 1653 students are from outside of the state, and the remaining 45 students are from outside the country.

Facilities on VFSTR Guntur Campus

VFSTR has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, an auditorium, a shuttle service, a gym, a wi-fi campus, a seminar hall, a conference hall, guest houses, lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at VFSTR Guntur

VFSTR celebrates many festivals such as Ugadi, Yoga Day, etc., and many technical events such as Toycathon, etc., and conducts many more webinars on technology and management, besides these, it conducts water conservation day, women day, world mental health day, etc., to create awareness on nature and welfare of people.


VFSTR is in Guntur, one of the major cities in Andhra Pradesh which has a good transport system. Both Guntur Junction Railway Station is around 17 km away and Vijayawada International Airport is about 64.5 km away from the institution. Therefore, students from anywhere can commute to this institution.

How to Get Admission at VFSTR Guntur

For UG courses at VFSTR: Candidates who passed the +2 exam or any other equivalent recognized exams with Physics, Mathematics/Biology, Chemistry, and English with 60% aggregate marks can take and should clear V-SAT/AP EAMCET/TS EAMCET/JEE Main/JEE Advanced for admission to UG programs.

For PG courses: Candidates who passed UG degrees with 50% marks in the respective stream and cleared GATE/PGECET/VU-GATE exams can be admitted to PG programs.

Fee Structure at VFSTR Guntur

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 10.6 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at VFSTR, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.7 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within 2 years.

VFSTR Guntur Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: VFSTR has a decent faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 57.75%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: VFSTR has a decent faculty and better infrastructure, therefore, it scored 15.85%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: As VFSTR has a conducive atmosphere for study, many students graduate at the minimum stipulated time allotted. Therefore, it scored 49.23%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: VFSTR has students from every section and every part of India and the world, moreover, it has an almost equal number of girl students, so it scored 56.26%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: VFSTR has a decent faculty, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs because it is in tier-2 city and also a private institution, therefore it scored 1.46%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

VFSTR Guntur got 37.70% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 111.

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