Prof. (Dr.) R.M.Jalnekar
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, was established in year 1983 by Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust. In last twenty eight years the Institute has grown both horizontally and vertically. It is offering U.G., P.G., Ph.D. programmes of University of Pune in almost all major branches like Mechanical, Computer, E&TC, Chemical, Instrumentation and Industrial Engineering.
One of the major landmarks in development of the Institute was conferment of Academic Autonomy by University Grants Commission and University of Pune. The Institute now can design its own curriculum, academic calendar, conduct examination and declare results. The objective of the Institute is to develop entrepreneurs with competence and character who will contribute to the technical and socio-economical development of the Country. For this the Institute has introduced Honors / Minor Streams, General Proficiency Courses, Professional Development Courses, Skill Development Courses, Semester Project, Open Electives (which include Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Economics, etc.) and Soft skills as a part of the Curriculum. Facilities like fast track course, course dropping, registration for extra credits and Industrial training is also available. Summer internship and Semester internship in Industry is also available for students. The curriculum is under revision and will be DT (Digital Technology) Enabled.
The Institute has established academic collaboration, collaborative research, student exchange, Global Internship program with various foreign Universities of repute like Binghamton University from U.S.A, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Purdue University U.S.A., Hof University in Germany, a group of 17 Universities from State of Ontario in Canada, Group des Ecoles des Mines, France and Asian Institute of Technology based in Bangkok. Every year more than 15 students from all the branches are benefited by this unique international exposure. In March 2016, 104 students went to N.T.U. Singapore for around 4 weeks for Global Internship Program. This has provided a resourceful platform for faculty and students of Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune for synergistic interaction with faculty and students from these Universities which brings in immense value to our student fraternity. We hope to introduce more student centric systems in future.