The M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology was set up in 1962. The college offers courses in different branches of engineering and is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). It also has NBA accreditation and is an ISO 9001: 2000 institute.
MSRIT, as it is popularly known, is located in Bangalore. The college infrastructure has been developed over the years to cope with the changing demands in the field of technical education. The MSRIT campus has an excellent library, wide internet access, as well as hostel facilities for the students.
What’s on offer
The institute offers various graduate and post graduate degrees. These include Bachelor of Architecture, BE, M Tech, MSc (Engineering), Ph D, MBA and MCA. Admission for the BE, B Arch and MTech courses depends on the results of various entrance tests.
BE courses: The institute has 12 BE courses. These include biotechnology engineering, chemical, civil, computer science, electric and electronics, electronics and communication, industrial engineering and management, information science, instrumentation technology, mechanical engineering, medical electronics and telecommunications engineering.
M Tech courses: There are also eight M Tech courses available for students. These are software engineering, manufacturing science and engineering, computer integrated manufacturing, structural engineering, environmental engineering, computer applications in industrial drives, digital electronics and communication, digital communication.
Admissions for the MBA and MCA programs are through KMAT.
Faculty and Facilities
An experienced and qualified faculty has resulted in the institute being ranked high in various surveys. The library and the laboratory infrastructure are also extremely well developed. The library has centralized air conditioning with top knowledge resources for students and faculty. In fact, it has 83120 volumes of books and access to 24,000 databases. The library also subscribes to 991 e-resources and 293 national and international journals.
The internet access in the campus is also geared to meet the needs of today’s students. There are 120 nodes scattered across the campus. All systems in the campus have internet connectivity. The state of the art internet center has a huge collection of educational and technical CDs for the use of the students.
Clubs and amenities for students
There are separate hostels for boys and girls with canteen facilities located in the campus grounds. The students can also sign up for memberships to various clubs. These include the IEEE Student branch, NSS, robotics club and Vrglinug. The IEEE Student branch organizes seminars, workshops and exhibitions. The NSS volunteers from the institute actively participate in various social causes including blood donation drives, HIV AIDS awareness training program and rain water harvesting. Vrglinug is the official Linux Users group at the institute and in fact is one of the oldest Linux groups in the country. Students can also contribute to 19A, the official institute magazine.
The institute offers several scholarships as well as other kinds of financial aid to students who require it. There are nearly 24 different schemes under which the students can avail of various scholarships. Fee concessions are also provided as per government rules and regulations.