A peek into Life at VIT Bhopal
Our Journey from the very beginning as one of the leading educational influencers was to always take a unique approach, creating the perfect balance between academic influence and extracurricular affluence to provide the complete package necessary for every VITian. The core vision of VIT is to impart futuristic technical education and instil high patterns of discipline to satisfy global standards by being technically superior and ethically strong – is also the real depiction of Life at VIT Bhopal.
Through the relentless efforts in pursuit of excellence, as per NIRF 2020 ranking, VIT is among the premier higher education institutes of India, which offer the right opportunities to excel in technical education. It is regarded as the best university in terms of providing new innovative programmes that keep pace with the changing technology scenario and prepare a globally competent generation of professionals.
Taking forward this VIT legacy, VIT Bhopal was established in the year 2017, with an objective to empower its students to attain excellence through learning and aligning them with the current trends in technology. The cultural diversity in the student community, envisioning the best for every student, by giving them the “VIT edge” and providing every student a place to learn and a chance to grow; is the main goal for all the VIT Institutes in India. VIT Bhopal assures to all its students an exposure to cutting edge technology and provides them with immense career opportunities in terms of better placements in India and abroad, or gives them opportunities to pursue higher education in the top ranked universities of the world. Currently offering UG, PG, Integrated & Research programmes in the fields of engineering, applied sciences, technology, management etc., the University keeps itself closely informed about the latest developments and needs of the industry, hence designs courses that ensure employability of its students. All this is made possible with the integration of various features considered a necessity to bring out the maximum potential in every individual.
The salient features of VIT Bhopal University are:
• A lush green futuristic campus of 250 acres with state of the art infrastructure spread over 10 lakh sq.ft.
• A novel method of learning – Collaborative & Active Learning through Technology (CALTech) which enables peer learning through interactive demonstrations, projects and case studies.
• Futuristic laboratories and studios for students to learn by doing and acquire industry relevant practical knowledge in their respective specializations.
• The first ever integrated ‘Lecture and Laboratory’ learning platform in the country with sophisticated classrooms without blackboards and back benches, that integrates technology, aesthetics, nature and psychology to enable student creativity to flourish.
• Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) empowers students with freedom to choose courses, faculty and the pace of study.
• Multitude of digital learning platforms to enable interactive learning that enhances theoretical understanding and stimulates out of the box thinking.’
• VIT has a legacy of matchless placements and has been listed in Limca Records for the 8th time. The University has a central placement system for all campuses through the VIT placement cell.
• With a firm belief that a sound mind resides in a sound body, adequate indoor/outdoor sports facilities are provided in the campus.
• Offers a plethora of co-curricular and extracurricular activities to augment student’s educational experiences.
• Well-resourced library with latest online databases and international titles for future ready courses.
• India’s first campus with 100% Doctoral Faculty, which brings diverse and international expertise.
• Separate hostels for boys and girls, with lush green surroundings which offer the most conducive environment to students for healthy living and better learning.
As an ever growing and evolving entity, the institute has always adopted and adapted to various circumstances including the pandemic situation we face currently. All our resources and compiled effort goes towards making things possible, adjusting to the choices we face and bringing about the right kind of change needed.
One such example, in the current pandemic situation was the remarkable start of the HACKOVIT-2020 – According to UNESCO, around 1.3Billion students across the world were not able to attend School/College/University as of March 2020 due to the current COVID scenario. And during this demanding situation, the School of Computing Science and Engineering (SCSE) at VIT Bhopal has successfully organized an online National Level Hackathon “Hack CoVIT 2020” on the 1st of May2020. The primary objective of the event was to identify and promote applications to help people in the aftermath of the global pandemic. HackCoVIT2020 invited students up to UG level to participate and exhibit their skills. With an overwhelming response from students from all across the country, participation from 127 institutions across 19 different states made this event a massive success. The jury members included brilliant minds from Google, Microsoft, Philips,Thomson Reuters,Robert Bosh,Payoda Technologies,thought-works,and Stealth mode.
Apart from providing the best in academics, a number of extracurricular activities, such hackathons, idea-thons etc. are conducted to encourage, inspire and nurture young students. Few of our other initiatives include the following:
VIT BMUN, which organizes the national level Parliamentary Debate named SANSAD keeping in mind the decorum and true spirit of a Parliamentary Debate, where student participants debate on some general issues as well as issues concerning the nation and present their take on the same. Taking part in what truly matters now though vital experiences at the MUN fosters hopes of doing the same in the future
VITronix Club – This club has been initiated to push the ever curious student engineering minds to solve real world problems and help in developing promising and sustainable solutions for the betterment of the society. Applying the skills learned into various practical implementations to improve the state of pollution, defence, surveillance, smart farming, and many more.
NSS Camps – These special camps are organized generally on various developmental issues of national importance, letting the students and other youth to work along with the adults in rural areas, thereby developing their character, social consciousness and commitment, discipline and healthy and helpful attitudes towards the community.
Other activities such as the Photography, Arts, Theatre performance, athletics etc also have their respective clubs/groups to embark on.
The world today is becoming too complex and dynamic as new technologies continue to proliferate. Today there are hardly any careers that are untouched by technology. Most of the jobs require some state of the art technology skills to be developed, in this ever evolving new world. To cater to these changing technology paradigms VIT Bhopal, offers specialization in a wide range of fields like Mechanical, Bioengineering, Aerospace, Cyber Security & Digital Forensics, AI and Machine Learning and Gaming Technology at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We at VIT Bhopal stay thoroughly up to date – focusing on upcoming fields in engineering, thereby providing a wide range of opportunities.
The entirety of the curriculum offered in these programmes is envisioned to meet the standards worldwide now and for the years to come, giving more opportunities to the students graduating. With qualified and trained faculty, support from major Industries like the Volkswagen, Virtual Engineering etc., practice of CALTech (Collaborative and Active Learning through Technology) which includes presentations, projects, workshops and regular assignments for both theoretical and practical knowledge and FFCS (Fully Flexible Credit System) which allows every student to plan their pace of study at the institution, VIT Bhopal proves to be the best academic destinations.
The extent of International Collaboration at VIT includes signing multiple MoU’s with foreign universities to boost the advancement of education, promote scientific research to improve the wavelength between the students and faculties.
Our keen focus has always brought out the best results, a student of the 2018-2022 batch, Jasjeev Singh has been given an offer by Roach Interactive, India of Rs. 6 Lakhs based on his project work demonstrated in August 2019. Not only this, many students from the 2019-2023 have developed games in their first semester which are now available on various platforms such as the play store. VIT Bhopal has doctorate faculty and futuristic infrastructure which includes Coding studios, Computer labs, Gaming studio, library with latest online databases and international titles, availability of VR sets exclusively for the students of gaming technology. The Gaming Department of VIT Bhopal has signed MoUs with Unity Asia Pacific for Gaming, UI Path (USA) for RPA/Coding, Roach Interactive for Game Design and Full Sail University. These MoUs provide our students with many learning opportunities and help them to stay up to date with the world outside the institution as well.
Marching towards academic excellence, VIT Bhopal also takes intrepid steps to nurture innovations and promote research activities. CyVIT, the Annual Cyber Security Conclave in association with National Cyber Safety and Security Standards-New Delhi, is the signature annual event of VIT Bhopal University. The event is focused to foster the exchange of ideas, insight, and technology among the pioneers of the academic and IT security industry. This is India’s one of the largest Cyber Security conclaves, hosted exclusively for cyber experts along with professionals working in this field all over the world. The event provides a unique opportunity to hear from Cyber experts and scientists sharing the latest research in cyber-security. This premier event is exclusively designed to create a mutual platform for experts and the public to come together and share knowledge on one pestering issue – cyber-crime and how to remain within the boundaries of cybersecurity.
VIT Bhopal thrives to perfection with every passing year through its compiled work force which has always been focused on creating a fluid transition of students from their theoretical learning to practical execution by implementing various experiences through key services and support in all arenas of learning.