Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur is one of the thirty National Institutes of Technology in the country. The Govt. of India conferred on the Institute, the Deemed to be University status (under University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956)) with effect from 26th June 2002. Subsequently, the Central Govt. by Act of Parliament (National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 (29 of 2007)) declared VNIT Nagpur as an Institute of National Importance along with all other NITs. The Act was brought into force from 15th August 2007.

Earlier, the Institute was known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE). It was established in the year 1960 under the scheme sponsored by Govt. of India and Govt. of Maharashtra. The college was started in June 1960 by amalgamating the State Govt. Engineering College functioning at Nagpur since July 1956. In the meeting held in October 1962, the Governing Board of the College resolved to name it after the eminent engineer, planner, and statesman of the country Sir M.Visvesvaraya.

Campus

Sr.No. General Infrastructure Details
1 Total Area in Acres 215.26 Acres
2 Built-up Area 80235 Sq.Mtr.
3 Office Space
Administrative Block 2453 Sq.Mtr.
Academic Block 34471 Sq.Mtr.
Other blocks such as –
Boys Hostel 16090 Sq.Mtr.
Girls Hostel 4980 Sq.Mtr.
Auditorium 1700 Sq.Mtr.
Gymnasium 835 Sq.Mtr.
Sports 23541 Sq.Mtr.
Health Centre 311 Sq.Mtr.
Faculty Housing 10613 Sq.Mtr.
Supporting Staff Housing 3500 Sq.Mtr.
Guest House 1930 Sq.Mtr.
Community Shops 90 Sq.Mtr.
Clubs 325 Sq.Mtr.
4 Lecture Theatres Nil
5 Number of Class Rooms 50
6 Stocks in Library
Number of Books 90838
Journals 12411
Periodicals etc. 9096
7 Laboratory Details
Number 30
Approximate Area 315 Sq.Mtr.
Seating Capacity 30
8 Seminar / Conference Hall
Number 10
Approximate Area 100 Sq.Mtr.
Seating Capacity 25
9 Sports Facilities 32541 Sq.Mtr.
10 Recreation facilities 100 Sq.Mtr.
11 Community Shops 90 Sq.Mtrs.
12 Details of Transport Facilities 4 vehicles in running condition
13 Guest House
Capacity 36
Area 1930 Sq.Mtr.

Historical Background

The Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur is one of the twenty National Institutes of Technology in the Country. The Govt. of India converted this Institute into National Institute of Technology and conferred the Deemed to be University status (under University Grants Commission Act, 1956 (3 of 1956)) with effect from 26th June 2002. Before conversion, the Institute was known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering that was established in the year 1960 under the scheme sponsored by Government of India and Govt. of Maharashtra. The College was started in June 1960 by amalgamating the State Govt. Engineering College functioning at Nagpur since July 1956. In the meeting held in October 1962, the Governing Board of the College resolved to name it after an eminent engineer, planner, statesman of the Country Sir M. Visvesvaraya. The prime objective of establishing Regional Engineering Colleges was to impart quality technical education throughout the country and foster national integration.The College started functioning in 1960 from camp office in the premises of Govt. Polytechnic, Sadar,Nagpur and subsequently an area of about 214 acres was acquired to house an independent Regional Engineering College at present location.

About the Administration of NIT System

National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are premier colleges of engineering and technology education in India. They were originally called Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs). In 2002, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, decided to upgrade, in phases, all the original 17 Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) as National Institutes of Technology (NITs), on the lines of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). These institutes are rated just next to the IITs in terms of student quality, research, and placements. There are currently 20 NITs, the latest being NIT, Agartala. The Government of India has introduced the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) Act 2007 to bring 20 such institutions within the ambit of the act and to provide them with complete autonomy in their functioning. The NITs are deliberately scattered throughout the country in line with the government norm of an NIT in every major state of India to promote regional development. The individual NITs, after the introduction of the NIT Act, have been functioning as autonomous technical universities and hence can draft their own curriculum and functioning policies. The National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 was enacted by the Parliament of India to declare India’s National Institutes of Technology as Institutes of National Importance. The Act received the assent of the President of India on 5 June 2007 and became effective on Independence Day ,2007. Various committees, Senate and Board of Governors play an important role in the successful administration of VNIT, Nagpur.

CHAIRMAN – Prof. S.K. Joshi
Prof. S.K. Joshi received his Ph.D. in Physics from Allahabad University in 1962. Joshi’s broad areas of interest are condensed matter and collision processes. His early research was in the study of phonons in metals and insulators. Later, he studied electronic states in disordered systems and electron correlation in narrow band solids. He has also worked on surface states and surface segregation. He conducted studies on excitation and ionization processes in atoms, ions, and molecules. His current research interests lie in strongly correlated electron systems, such as high temperature superconductors, and also in nanotechnology, especially electron transport in quantum dots and nanotubes. He has supervised the Ph.D. thesis of twenty scholars and has published more than 190 research papers. He was Professor of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee from 1967 to 1986. He was the Director of the National Physical Laboratory from 1986 to 1991. In 1991, he was appointed the Director General of the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. After retiring in 1995, he was awarded the Sarabhai Research Professorship in Physics. He currently works on condensed matter theory at the National Physical Laboratory in New Delhi.
He was awarded a D.Sc. honoris causa from Kumaun University in 1994, from Kanpur University in 1995, Banaras Hindu University in 1996, and the University of Burdwan in 2005.
He was elected Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy in 1974. He was the Secretary of the Academy from 1983 to 1986 and its Foreign Secretary from 1989 to 1992. He was elected President of the INSA in 1993. He has been a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences since 1974, and was Vice President from 1989 to 1991. Joshi was president of the Indian Physics Association from 1989 to 1990. He is president of the Materials Research Society of India. Joshi is a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Registrar: Shri B.M. Ganveer
Phones Office : 0712-2226240
Residence : 0712-2223297
Fax : 0712-2223230
E-mail : [email protected]
1. The Registrar is responsible to the Director for the proper discharge of his function
2. He is the custodian of record and common seal of the Institute and such other property of the Institute as the Board of Governors commit to his charge.
3. He deals with legal matters pertaining to administration.
4. He is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Institute and Reporting Officer to all the Administrative officers’ viz. Dy. Registrar (Accounts), Dy. Registrar (Academic), Assistant Registrar (Establishment) Stores Officer, Assistant Engineer (Estate), Assistant Proctor, Internal Audit Officer, Hostel Manager, Librarian, Medical officer and Security Officer.

Dy. Registrar(Academic)
Deals with all academic matters such as admission (UG, PG and Ph.D.), enrollment, issuing of identity cards, maintaining personal record of students admitted, assisting the Dean (Academic) and the Director in preparation and maintenance of academic calendar, conduct of examinations, conduct of convocation, award of degrees, awards, medals, issuing transfer certificate, migration certificate, bonafide certificate, degrees, and maintaining the record of legal cases arising out of academic matters.

Dy. Registrar(Accounts)
Preparation of Annual budget, revised budget estimates, maintaining every financial transaction, dealing with Income Tax of the employees, Professional Tax and other taxes, disbursement of salary, pension, scholarships, remunerations, contractual amounts, payment against bills. Liaisoning with banks having Institute accounts. Coordinating with CAG, maintaining financial record and to carry out any other duties assigned by the Director. The Dy. Registrar is also carry out the activities such as Supervising, monitoring and providing guidance to the sub-ordinates working in Accounts Section.

Internal Audit Officer
Inspect, examine and audit every bill received by the Accounts Section. Examine the cases having financial implications, received from Administration / Establishment Section. Maintain liaison with CAG. Assist the authorities in interpretation of Service Rules especially where public money is involved.

Assisitant Registrar
To deal with all the matters pertaining to personal management / establishment of the staff appointed on regular, temporary, ad-hoc or contractual engagement. Maintain record of every individual on the strength of the V.N.I.T., whether permanent or temporary. Maintain Service Book record and process the matters pertaining to appointment, engagement, promotion, service conditions, disciplinary matters, leave, Leave Travel Concession, Police Verification, deputation of staff on official duties, preparation of salary bills, pension bills and any other matter assigned by the authorities and to supervise, monitor and guide the sub-ordinates working under her, in performance of their duties.

Stores Officer
Procurement of material such as, stationary, liveries, equipment, etc. as per the sanction / approval from the appropriate authority. Maintain updated record of all the purchases and their settlement and to Supervise, monitor and guide the sub-ordinates working under him, in performance of their duties.

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