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VTU Admission 2021: Courses, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

VTU has announced its commencement of the 4th semester of MBA 2022-2021. The open Elective Subjects syllabus in B.E. in Biotechnology of 2018 has been updated. Two new subjects have been added in the B.E. in Civil Engineering course as well. Lastly, the calendar for the 1st Semester of PG programs 2020-21 has been revised.

Below mentioned are some key points about VTU

  • · The selection in PhD program is based on VTU ETR
  • · Pre-registration interview performance is also considered

First year students of B. Tech/B.E./B. Arch examinations scheduled from April 19, 2021, will be conducted according to the notified timetable.

VTU Important Dates

Event Date
GATE Result Date March 19, 2021
Start of the KCET Registration The first week of March 2021
Last Date Of the KCET Registration April 3rd week, 2021
KCET Examination Dates July 7th and 8th, 2021
NATA Examination Date April 10, 2021
CAT Examination Date 28th November 2021
VTU Course Registration To Be Notified

VTU BE/B. Tech Admission Criteria 2021

VTU offers over 20 specializations in the B.E/B. Tech course. It is an Undergraduate program of 4 years duration.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidate must have passed 10 +2 with PCM stream
  • The candidate must have scored minimum of 45% marks in 10+2

Selection Criteria

The candidate’s final admission depends on his KMAT/KCET rank and score in JEE Mains.

VTU B. Arch Admission Criteria 2021

The B. Arch course is also offered by VTU at the Undergraduate level which is of 4 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The interested candidates must have secured a minimum aggregate score of 50% marks in the 10+2 examination from a recognized board in any discipline.
  • He/she must have opted for Mathematics as a compulsory subject.

Selection Criteria

The final admission is done on the basis of the score obtained by the candidate in NATA.

VTU B. Plan Admission Criteria 2021

The University offers a B. Plan program which is of 4 years duration under UG domain.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The interested candidate must have scored an aggregate score of 50% marks at 10+2 level.
  • The candidate must have passed in 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects along with any subject from the following subjects- Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Engineering Drawing/Electronics/ Computers from any recognized or approved board.

Selection Criteria

The candidate must have a valid score in the NATA examination in order to get selected for VTU.

VTU M. Tech. and M. Arch Admission Criteria 2021

VTU offers M. Tech and M. Arch as postgraduate courses. Both these PG Courses are of 2 years. M. tech comes with more than 60 specializations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any candidate who has a B.E./B. Tech degree in a relevant stream is eligible to apply for the M. Tech stream.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% marks must be obtained by the candidate in his bachelor qualification.

Selection Criteria

The selection in this program is based on PGCET. Candidates who have qualified GATE will be exempted from giving the PGCET exam.

VTU M.Arch Admission Criteria 2021

The University offers an M. Arch program which is of 2 years duration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have completed B. Arch degree from a recognized Institute
  • They must have obtained at least 45% marks to become eligible for this program

Selection Criteria

The selection in this program is based on scores obtained in PGCET

VTU MBA Admission Criteria 2021

VTU is known for its MBA program. It is a 2- year course under PG domain.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any candidate interested can apply for an MBA who has a bachelor’s degree in any stream/discipline from an approved or recognized university.
  • They must have obtained at least 50% marks in graduation

Selection Criteria

The final admission is based on the prior qualification of the candidate as well as CAT/PGCET/MAT ranks.

VTU MCA Admission Criteria 2021

VTU offers MCA to its students. It is a postgraduate course of 2 years. The university holds a CET for the admissions into the course.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any candidate with a minimum score of 50% score in their undergraduate program in any discipline is eligible to apply.
  • The candidate must take the PGCET VTU conducts.

Selection Criteria

  • The final admission is based on the score in the prior qualifications as well as the score in PGCET/KMAT.

VTU Ph.D. Admission Criteria 2021

The University offers Ph.D. degree for its students under 16 different specializations. Students are offered following specializations under the research programs- Physics, Maths, Chemical Engineering, Library & Information Science, Civil Engineering, Physical Education, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Physics, Polymer Science and Technology, Architecture and Textile Technology are the specializations offered at VTU.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The interested candidates must have an M. Tech degree in the respective specialization with an aggregate score of 55% marks.

Selection Criteria

  • The final admission is done on the basis of the scores the candidates secures in the VTU Eligibility Test for Research.

VTU Admission Process

  • To apply to any UG, PG, Diploma, or any other course at VTU, students must fill in the online application form available on the official website – https://vtu.ac.in/en/.
  • The interested candidate must fill the course out of his desire.
  • All details in the form must be filled such as Name, contact, email, qualification, etc.
  • Next, documents need to be uploaded on the portal on the website.
  • Lastly, the student has to pay the admission fees through online payment options like debit/credit card, UPI, Net Banking, etc.
  • The filled form needs to be saved somewhere or candidates can take the print out too
  • The candidate applying for the VTU B. Tech course must register for the JEE Mains (Paper 2) exam on the registration portal
  • For the candidates, applying to the VTU M. Tech. program, the candidate must be registered with the GATE exam.

Documents required:

  • A hard copy of the candidate’s filled registration form
  • passport size photographs
  • Birth certificate proof
  • Aadhar card copy
  • house tax bill copy
  • 10th/12th mark sheet
  • Pass Certificate (Original and Photocopy both)
  • JEE Mains/GATE results hard copy
  • Mark sheet/Pass Certificate of UG Examination
  • Internship completion certificate (If required)


Ques. Are internships offered at the VTU B. Tech program?

Ans. Yes, internships are offered under the B. Tech program at VTU. It provides and helps the students in-depth with the course and the field. Internships also help in future placements. Other programs at VTU also offer internships such as MBA, M. Tech, etc.

Ques. Can a candidate apply for scholarships during VTU admissions?

Ans. Yes, scholarships and education loans are offered for the selected students at VTU. It is done in respect of their policy. For more information, candidates can simply visit- https://vtu.ac.in/en/scholarships-and-fellowships/.

Ques. Is it better to pursue MBA from VTU or Bangalore University (BU)?

Ans. MBA at VTU is definitely much better than BU or in fact at any other university in Karnataka. In terms of placement, syllabus, curriculum VTU MBA is better than BU. MBA at VTU offers a great amount of exposure through internships and placements.

Ques. Can a candidate apply to VTU courses while taking his final examinations?

Ans. Yes, a candidate is eligible to apply to any VTU course while taking his final examinations. The candidate will be granted admission on provisional basis till the final exam results are declared.

Ques. What is the number of credits that students need to complete in the B. Arch program at VTU?

Ans. Candidates who will take admission in B. Arch program at VTU need to complete 260 credits as decided by the department of the University. This credit is compulsory for the completion of this professional program.

Visvesvaraya Technological University: Courses, Eligibility, Admissions 2021, Scholarships

Visvesvaraya Technological University commonly known as VTU was established by the Government of Karnataka in 1988. Around 219 Engineering colleges have been affiliated to the VTU. The university has been ranked 101 for overall category and ranked 71 for MBA category by NIRF 2020.

VTU offers UG, PG, PG Diploma and PhD programs. Admission to the courses is done based on the entrance examination like JEE Mains, GATE, NATA, KMAT, etc. The university conduct its own entrance exam for Ph.D. called as VTU Eligibility Test for Research.

Visvesvaraya Technological University Highlights

Established 1988
Approved by UGC, AICTE, MHRD
Set By Government of Karnataka
Courses Offered UG, PG, PG Diploma and Doctoral
Popular Courses BE, M.Tech, MBA, MCA
Admission Criteria Entrance-Based
Application Mode Online and Offline
Facilities Available Library, Laboratory
Top Recruiters HCL, Infosys, IBM, HDFC standard life insurance, India bulls
Official Website Visvesvaraya Technological University (vtu.ac.in)

Visvesvaraya Technological University Ranking

Ranking Agency Rank/Achievements Year
NIRF (Overall) 101 2020
NIRF(MBA) 71 2020
NIRF (B.Tech) 55 2020
Edurank (Belgaum) 1 2020
Edurank (India) 82 2020
Edurank (World) 4416 2020

Visvesvaraya Technological University Courses

Courses Details
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 from any recognised board or equivalent + JEE Main
  • Selection Criteria: KCET Exam
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 from any recognised board or equivalent
  • Selection Criteria: NATA Exam
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: GATE / PGCET
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: CAT /MAT /PGCET exam.
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: PGCET exam.
M. Arch
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: GATE / PGCET

Visvesvaraya Technological University Admission

Admissions to VTU are done purely based on the entrance examination like JEE mains, GATE, NATA, KMAT, PGCET, etc.

Interested candidates can apply to the desired courses through online and offline mode. The application fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking/E-Challan.

How to apply?

  1. The student must register himself for the examination like JEE Mains/ GATE/ NATA relevant to the course applied and appear for the same.
  2. Fill in the application form with the relevant details and pay the application fee through the mentioned payment mode.
  3. The students can download the admit card by logging in the admission portal of the university.
  4. The students have to carry the admit card with attested photos and appear for the examination on the particular date.
  5. After the declaration of result the University colleges take over the admission process as per the cut off list declared by the University.

Documents required

  1. Registration form
  2. 10th and 12th mark sheet in case of UG admissions
  3. Aadhar card copy
  4. Entrance examination result from hard copy
  5. Proof of date of birth
  6. Mafia Don news examination in case of PG and PhD admissions
  7. Passport size photograph

Visvesvaraya Technological University Scholarships

The college offers two different types of scholarships that are Post Graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship scheme for single girl child and Post Graduate merit scholarship scheme for university rank holders in general and Honours courses at the undergraduate level

  • Post Graduate Indira Gandhi scholarship: This scholarship for a single girl child is provided to support the PG course of the single girl child. It is applicable only for the nonprofessional course and distance education will not be covered in this scheme
  • Post Graduate Merit Scholarship: This scholarship scheme is provided to university rank holders in general and Honours courses at the UG level with the age limit of 30 years at the time of PG admission. This scheme is not applicable to distance education.

Visvesvaraya Technological University Facilities

  • Library: Library is stocked with all types of reference books and journals in all subjects.The library has over 9000 books and a separate reading room with a seating capacity of 240. E resources are also available for the student so that they can access the material easily
  • Laboratories: The labs that are present in the campus include Computer Lab, Xlinx Lab, Cadence Lab, IBM RSA Lab, Microsoft Lab , UGS Lab etc and all equipped with latest equipment and advancements.
  • In House Banking: There is a banking facility within the campus to cater to the banking needs of the students.
  • Sports: There University has Gym and other sports facilities to ensure the physical health of students and to promote sports among the students.

Other Facilities such as Canteen that provides hygienic food, Auditorium and Seminar Hall, and transportation are also available at the University.

Visvesvaraya Technological University FAQs

Ques. Why should I choose VTU?

Last updated on May 4th, 2021

Ans. VTU has secured top rankings by NIRF in various categories and has been awarded the Bharat Ratna award.. The placement assistance is als offered to the students and the average salary offered is 6 LPA and the highest package offered was 20 LPA. The top recruiters of VTU students are Cognizant, Wipro, Infosys, IBM, Mind Tree, Unisoft etc.

Ques. How hard is change of branch in top VTU colleges?

Last updated on May 4th, 2021

Ans. It will not be very difficult if you are among the toppers and can compete against the other students. Else it is going to be a bit difficult. Certain colleges have internal counselling based on the grades in the first two semesters.

Ques. What are the courses available under Distance education at VTU?

Last updated on May 4th, 2021

Ans The following courses available through distance education at VTU.

  • B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering and Automobile Engineering
  • M.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering, Industrial Automation & Robotics and Automotive Engineering
  •  B.Arch
  • M.Arch Construction & Project Management and Landscape Architecture
Ques. What is the fee structure for MBA Program at VTU?

Last updated on May 4th, 2021

Ans. The total fees payable for the MBA program is as follows

  • Karnataka – INR 10, 950
  • Non-Karnataka – INR 12, 450
  • Foreign National – INR 22, 450
Ques. How is the faculty at VTU?

Last updated on May 4th, 2021

Ans. The faculty at VTU are highly qualified and ensure that the students are industry-ready when they complete their course. They employ innovative teaching methodology to impart knowledge in theoretical as well as practical concepts among the students. The college faculty has been one of the reasons for highly qualified students passing out every year.

Ques. How good are the placement opportunities offered at VTU?

Last updated on May 4th, 2021

Ans. Visvesvaraya Technological University has a centralised placement cell that helps students for internship, projects, job search, training, industry exposure, etc. The top recruiters of Visvesvaraya Technological University are HCL, Infosys, IBM, HDFC standard life insurance, India bulls, Wipro, Birla soft, Deloitte, PSI InControl SDN BHD, etc. The highest package offered to the students is around 5.5 LPA and the average package is around 2.6 LPA.