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Ugc Report Vjti

Ugc Report Vjti

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Part I: Background of the Institution1.1 Introduction
The Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) was given its present title on January 26,1997. Founded in 1887, it was then known as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute.The Institute is reputed for excellent training in courses in engineering and technology atdiploma, degree and post graduate levels for over three thousand students. Over twenty sevencourses are offered at the undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, postgraduate diploma and post diploma levels.The Institute was granted financial, academic, administrative and managerial autonomy fromJune 21, 2004.The state Government of Maharashtra constituted a Board of Governors (BoG) under thechairmanship of Mr. Nusli Wadia, an eminent industrialist and Chairman, Wadia Group of Industries.Based on inputs of all the stakeholders, the BoG formulated a vision and mission to transformVJTI into a Research Institute with strong Undergraduate / Postgraduate Programmes and toexcel in Teaching, Research, Innovations and Management of Technology to become afrontrunner in the cutting edge technologies. The Director is confident that with the wholehearted support and co-operation of the teaching as well as non-teaching staff, students,alumni and the industries, VJTI is progressing in the defined direction.Under the World Bank project Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme(TEQIP), the Institute has completed several projects to establish itself as a world classtechnological Institute. The modernization activity under the Programme has resulted inexcellent central computing facilities, improved laboratory, workshop and library facilities tostudents.The educational programsat VJTIare carefully designed to:Create an environment of academic excellence through excellent teaching bydedicated staff.Create an encouraging and creative environment conducive to high quality research,Provide academic freedom to acquire specialized knowledge, skills and attitudesInculcate in students skills for innovation and creativityThe dedicated faculty and the supporting staff, the pillars of strength, along with avibrant and talented student community certainly make VJTI Institute of nationalrepute.The Institute has well defined vision, mission and values and the same are given in Table 1.1.1
 
Table1-1 Vision, Mission and ValuesVision
To establish global leadership in the field of Technology and developcompetent human resources for providing service to society
Mission
To provide students with comprehensive knowledge of principles oengineering with a multi-disciplinary approach that is challengingTo create an intellectually stimulating environment for research,scholarship, creativity, innovation and professional activity.To foster relationship with other leading institutes of learning andresearch, alumni and industries in order to contribute to National andInternational development.
Values
Creativity, Competence, Integrity, Compassion, Collaboration, Striving for excellence
VJTI’s core competencies are:
High quality engineering education
Learning-centric and flexible curriculum
Effective pedagogy using technology.
Technology enabled learning
Composite academic culture due to Diploma to Ph.D. programmes
Effective industry interaction
Effective Alumni involvement
Collaboration with institutes in India and abroad
Peer learning
Effective evaluation processThese core competencies support VJTI’s mission of preparing for and establishing globalleadership in the field of technology and developing the competent human resources for  providing service to society.VJTI offers engineering Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes.The Institute offers engineering ‘Diploma’ (three/four year programmes after SSC), under graduate degree ‘B.Tech.’ (Four year programme, after HSC) and post graduate degree‘M.Tech.’ (Two years programme after UG Degree) in all the major branches of engineeringVJTI also offers Ph.D programmes in various branches of engineering.The Diploma Programme in Textile Engineering has been offered since the Institute’sinception in 1889. The Doctoral Programs started after the VJTI was awarded autonomousstatus in 2005. The diploma programs are affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE), while the B.Tech., M.Tech. and Doctoral programs areaffiliated to Mumbai University (MU). Table 1.2 summarises various programmesVJTI provides education to the students belonging to the various sections (reserved categoriesand economically backward) of the society. The admissions to all the programs are strictly onthe students’ merit and strictly as per the government rules. The reservation of the seats for the students of various sections is as per the government rules. Various governmental andnon- governmental scholarships are available to the students as per the rules.2
 
Table 1-2: Engineering Programmes offered at VJTI
DiplomaProgrammeDegree Programme‘B.TechPost GraduateProgramme M.Tech.Doctoral DegreeProgramme ‘Ph.D.’
Civil Civil Environmental Engg,Constructionmanagement,Structural Engg.Doctoral programs areoffered in all theEnggDepartments.MechanicalMechanicalAuto, CadCam, M/cDesign.ElectricalElectricalPower , ControlsElectronicsElectronicsElectronics andTelecom.TextileComputerCompTech.ChemistryProductionProductionTextileTextileInformation Technology
1.2Culture of the Institute incorporating vision, mission and values
The greatest strength of VJTI are the knowledge, skill and professional experience of itsfaculty, staff and the students admitted on the basis of their scores in the Common Entrancetest for engineering.
1.3Faculty profile
Commitment to be a leader in imparting the engineering education and preparing technicalwork force to deliver high quality technical skill, knowledge and expertise. VJTI employs atotal of 135faculty members and225non teaching supporting staff. There are 18 professors, 28 assistant professors and 62 lecturers. There are 32 faculty members with doctoral degreeand almost all others with master’s qualification. All the abovefaculties of the institute arefull time. VJTI also has got about 20 % of visiting faculty members and one adjunct professor, depending upon the needs of subject experts from semester to semester. There isreservation for women in faculty positions and approximately 30 % are the women across allthe departments. The faculty members also belong to the various social sections of the societyand the reservation policy of the government is strictly adhered to, while appointing thefaculty members. The average age of the VJTI faculty members is 40.
1.4Major Technologies, equipment and facilities
VJTI is located at a very prime location in the central part of the Mumbai city in ‘Matunga’.It can be reached from the suburban local railway stations of ‘Matunga (Central andWestern), Wadala, King Circle. It is also well connected by the various bus routes. VJTI hasonly one campus and the area is 16.4 acres. All the engineering departments, administrative block and students’ hostels (Girls and Boys) are located in the same campus. VJTI caters to3700 students registered for various programmes. The capacity of hostels is 664 students. Allthe departments are well equipped with class rooms, seminar rooms, departmental library,computer laboratories apart from the various laboratories. The common facilities for all thestudents include the Institute’s library, e-library, central computing facilities, Gymkhana,Auditorium, play ground and canteen .All the departments are well equipped with the modernteaching aids as LCD projection facilities and internet.3

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