VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology

Vallurupalli Nageswara Rao Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology (VNRVJIET) is an engineering college in Hyderabad, India recognized by All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) and affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.[1] It is often referred to as VNR College or Vignana Jyothi Engineering College or VNRVJIET.

VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology
Seal of VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology
Mottoतमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय॥ (Sanskrit)
IAST: Tamasomā Jyotirgamaya
(From the darkness, lead me to light )
Established1995 (1995)
PrincipalDr. Challa Dhanunjaya Naidu
DirectorDr. D.Nageshwara Rao
General SecretaryMr. Harishchandra Prasad
Academic staff
Other students
17°32′18″N 78°23′06″E / 17.5384240°N 78.3850000°E / 17.5384240; 78.3850000Coordinates: 17°32′18″N 78°23′06″E / 17.5384240°N 78.3850000°E / 17.5384240; 78.3850000
21 acres (8.5 ha)(Total campus)
VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology is located in India
VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology
Location in India

As of July 2019, the institute's intake is 1260 students towards B.Tech. program, 234 towards its M.Tech. Program, 9 scholars in Ph.D. Program under AICTE-NDF Scheme and 480 towards its Polytechnic program (from 2009).

Undergraduate programs- CE, EEE, ME, ECE, CSE, EIE and IT in the institute are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) New Delhi, since 2008. The institute has Autonomous Status till 2028-2029 A.Y. granted by UGC.[2] The institute has been selected under the TEQIP funding scheme. The UGC inspection team visited the campus in 2012 and awarded "Autonomous" status. In 2012, NAAC accredited the institute with A Grade (3.73/4). In 2016, the Institute was awarded 'College with Potential for Excellence' by the UGC New Delhi. Recently, VNRVJIET has been awarded A++ Grade (3.73/4)by NAAC in its second cycle of accreditation.


It was established in 1995 by a registered non-profit education society "Vignana Jyothi". The institute started primarily as an undergraduate college offering coursework towards a B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology) degree. In 2003, the institute started offering coursework towards M.Tech. (Master of Technology) degree.

Bird's eye view of VNR VJIET

Organisation and administrationEdit


The institute is governed by a Governing council with representatives from Vignana Jyothi Society, AICTE, Government of Telangana, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and experts from industry and academia. The council meets at least Thrice in 12 months.



According to 2020 NIRF Rankings, VNR VJIET is ranked 127 in Engineering Category.[3]

According to 2019 NIRF Rankings, VNR VJIET ranked 109 in Engineering Category. The college received NAAC 3.73/4 in second cycle of accreditation.



The institute has started its polytechnic program from the year 2009 on a second shift basis. The students are generally enrolled in the program through the POLYCET entrance exam. Upon completion of this 3-year program, students are offered diploma. The students can take the corresponding ECET entrance exam to join in any B. Tech course of their branch as lateral entry student in the second year. The college offers Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering courses for polytechnic students.


The minimum qualification for admissions is a pass in intermediate (12th) conducted by Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education or Telangana Board of Intermediate Education. Seats are generally filled in two categories namely, A and B.[4] Category A seats are filled in through state level entrance exam, TS EAMCET. Category B seats are filled in through the NRI quota or based on other state or national level entrance exams(JEE Mains). Diploma holders are enrolled into the second year of B. Tech course to extent of 10% of sanctioned intake based on merit in TS ECET, under lateral entry scheme. The college offers Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering(Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning), Computer Science Engineering(Cyber Security, Data Science, and Internet of Things), Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering courses for B.Tech students.


The college offers Advanced Manufacturing Systems, CAD/CAM, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Embedded Systems, Geotechnical Engineering, Power Electronics, Software Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Structural Engineering, VLSI System Design, Highway Engineering, and Computer Networks and Information Security courses for M.Tech students.


The library is located in the ground floor of Vellanki Rama Rao Bhavan having a plinth area of 1140 sq. m. The library holds over 9000 titles, 50,619 books, 152 national journals and 782 international journals (including online journals) and 1750 audio-visual materials. There are 1867 back volumes of the important journals in bound form. The students have access to 32 magazines and 8 newspapers (6-English, 2-Telugu).

The library is fully automated with Libsys 4.0 version and all the collection of library can be browsed with in the college LAN. The following services are provided for the students and staff: Current awareness service, Book reservation service, Help desk for spot queries, Guidance at digital library, Research help for students on particular topics, Periodical content page service, General book bank for students, eBooks and eJournals on CD, Reference section.

Digital libraryEdit

The institute has digital library with around 20-30 terminals. It is fully automated with DSpace Digital Library package. It has a collection of 1533 e-books, 568 journals from IEEE, science direct, ASCE, Springer, ASME Publications and 2526 e-articles at present. It is also accessible to students through college LAN.

E-Learning CenterEdit

Within the digital library, an e-learning center has been established with 5100+ video lectures from all IIT's, MIT, University of Berkley etc., related to all engineering subjects. This is also accessible to students by visiting server IP address within the college LAN.

Student Activity CenterEdit

Student Activity Center, most commonly referred to as SAC is a place . It is exclusively for the students of college and no faculty is allowed except for some faculty coordinators. The ground floor of SAC is used as a platform for students' performances (Amphi Theater). The first and second floors accommodate the student chapters like IEEE, ISTE, IETE, ISOI, CSI, VLSI, SAE, Music Club (Crescendo), Choreo Club (Live Wire), Orators club (Stentorian), Readers Club (Rainbow), etc. Third floor is an open gallery to accommodate around 300 students for practice and common activities.

Research and Consultancy CenterEdit

The Research and Consultancy center includes following labs: Mobile Vision application, RFID and WSN application, Software application, Virtual reality and real time computing, 3D Motions and servo-drive, Virtual instrumentation, Environmental engineering, Computer aided design, Robotics, Embedded systems, VLSI, Power electronics, Android applications, Highway and traffic design. RCC is headed by Dr. G. Ramesh Chandra, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Career Vision Promotion CentreEdit

In order to encourage the students to learn through career vision approach, the institute has implemented a Career Vision Promotion Centre. It is a centralised comprehensive resource to assist all the students of the institute with their career management needs. The centre is a full function career planning centre serving all students from first year through graduation. The centre is maintained by the library and information resource centre.

Campus Network Control CentreEdit

Under the department of Information Technology, the Campus Network Control Centre has been established at a cost of 2 lakh Rupees.

The old network has been totally revamped. The new network has around 104+ external switches, 118+ wireless access ports and several network software to safeguard network. A dedicated 1 Mbit/s line has been leased to provide internet facility to the labs, research centre and around the campus. The centre also handles internet facilities of hostels and MBA institute.

Student lifeEdit

Student ChaptersEdit

The institute has some active student chapters involved in certain activities. The following are the active student chapters: ACM Student Chapter, IEI Student Chapter, IEEE Student Chapter, ISOI Student Chapter, VSI Student Chapter, CSI Student Chapter, VGLUG Chapter, SAE Club, Fierce Formula India, ISTE Student Forum, IETE Student Forum, ASMS Student Chapter.[5]


The institute has a sports complex for use of students. It features a hardwood court for playing basketball or badminton, dedicated rooms for table tennis, cue sports, carroms, chess, gym with showers and locker (cabinet). The college is equipped with a common football and cricket ground, a basketball court, volleyball court. The institute students have won many national events. The college sports department conducts national level sports fest every year.[6]

Extra-curricular and co-curricular activitiesEdit

The ECA/CCA system is institutionalized by the establishment of several committees. The senior faculty members of the institute act as chief co-ordinators for the following committees:

Event co-ordination and management committee, Committee for literary activities, Committee for music activities, Committee for performing arts, Committee for creative arts, Editorial board for Vignana Vahini (annual magazine), Editorial board for Vignana Vartha (quarterly newsletter).

Every year several activities such as independence day, intramural competitions, freshers' competitions, republic day, sintillashunz, international women's day etc. are undertaken as a part of extracurricular activities.


2014 Beas River disaster refers to the 8 June 2014 drowning of 24 second-year engineering students (six female and 18 male) and one tour operator from V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology of Hyderabad at the Beas River in Himachal Pradesh. The accident took place in the Thalout area (Shalanala Village) of Mandi district and was the result of a sudden surge of river water released upstream from the Larji hydro electric project.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Affiliated Colleges for the Academic Year 2019-20". Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Colleges". Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  3. ^ "MHRD, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  4. ^ "B. Tech (Category-B Seats) @VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & Technology, VNRVJIET, Hyderabad". Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  5. ^ India, The Hans (26 August 2019). "Faculty Development Programme at VNRVJIET". Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  6. ^ India, The Hans (27 February 2020). "Sports fest commences at VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology". Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Himachal tragedy: Cloud over VNR VJIET college". @businessline. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  8. ^ Ch, Manjeet Sehgal; igarhJune 9; June 9, 2014UPDATED; Ist, 2014 11:50. "24 Hyderabad students washed away in Himachal Pradesh, five bodies recovered". India Today. Retrieved 25 May 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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