Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur


History of VNIT

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.

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 Architecture & Planning Department

The Department was established by Madhya Pradesh Government in 1947. In the year 1960, the Diploma course in Architecture was converted into fulltime degree course. At present, department offers Undergraduate course in Architecture & Post Graduate course in Urban Planning. The department has other areas like urban sustainability, urban infrastructures etc. developed technical expertise in the field of low cost building technology and appropriate technology energy efficient architecture, urban sustainability. It has an active consultancy cell serving the central part of India. Some of the prestigious projects include NEERI, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, NIT, Silchar, Assam, Nagpur University, Amravati University, PKV, Akola, NIIT, Jaipur, Zilla Parishad, Wardha.

Courses offered:

Undergraduate Degree  Postgraduate Degree  Doctoral Programmes
 Bachelor of Architecture Master in Urban Planning (M.Tech) PhD in Planning

Contact Info

Department of Architecture  & Planning,
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,
South Ambazari Road, Nagpur – 440010

Phone: (+91-712-)280-1265(O) 280-1376 (HOD Chamber),
Email:- [email protected]
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