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Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur - Maharashtra
About : The History and Activities of VNIT NagpurVisvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, also referred to as NIT, Nagpur, (formerly known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE), Nagpur) is one of the first six Regional Engineering Colleges established under the scheme sponsored by Government of India and the Maharashtra State Government & is also one of the Institutes of National Importance for India. The College was established in June 1960 and named after the eminent engineer, planner and statesman of the country Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya.
It currently imparts engineering and scientific education in 8 undergraduate, 11 graduate programmes and numerous other research programmes. Undergraduate programs lead to B.Tech. degrees, while graduate students and postgraduate students earn M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees respectively. VNIT also has an architecture school awarding the B.Arch. and M.Arch. degrees. VNIT has also been given the added responsibility of mentoring NIT Mizoram for the academic year 2010-2011.
VNIT has been conferred with autonomy in financial and administrative matters to help achieve rapid development. An autonomous Board of Governors having representatives of the Central Government, State Government, AICTE, UGC, teaching faculty, industrialists and technologists manage the institute. The current Chairman of Board of Governors of VNIT is Shri S. S. Sohoni (former Secretary to the President of India).
DepartmentsThe Institute has 14 departments. The laboratories in various departments have extensive research and testing facilities.
Architecture & Planning
Computer Science and Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Extracurricular activitiesSome of the prominent clubs include NCC & NSS, SPIC MACAY club, The Quiz Pro Co., Thalassemia Awareness Society, Club Capture (The photography club), IEEE Students' Chapter & ACM Student Chapter.
The college also has a very active music club which has resulted in the formation of amateur rock bands like Vighn, Saints of Metal, Rust, and Drakshya and also a classical group called Hamsdhwani in affiliation with SPIC MACAY
Axis - The Technical Festival of VNIT - http://www.axisvnit.com/home.php
Aarohi - The Cultural Festival of VNIT
Consortium - The Management Festival of VNIT
QuizFest - The Quizzing Festival
Hostel and InfrastructureThere are seven Boys Hostels and two Girls Hostels. Each hostel is well equipped with entertainment, housekeeping, sports, mess and excellent internet facilities. Provision for residential accommodation for teaching and non teaching staff of the Institute is also available on the campus.
The campus is extremely green as the management has taken care of the dense forestation inside the campus. This has helped to maintain campus temperature always lower than the temperature outside in the city. Also the air is non polluted and this has made the campus a jogging point in morning and evening for most of the residents around.
A modern gymnasium and other sports facilities are also available in the campus.
Address of NIT, DurgapurVisvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
South Ambazari Road
Nagpur 440 010
Telephone : +91 712 2222828, 2224123
Website : http://www.vnit.ac.in/