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RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore

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RNS Institute of Technology is a college of engineering and technology and is located in Bangalore, India. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University.[1] R.N. Shetty Institute of Technology (RNSIT) established in the year 2001, is the brain-child of the Group Chairman, Dr. R.N. Shetty.The Murudeshwar Group of Companies headed by Sri. R. N. Shetty is a leading player in many industries viz construction, manufacturing, hotel, automobile, power & IT services and education. The group has contributed significantly to the field of education. [2] A number of educational institutions are run by the R. N. Shetty Trust, with RNSIT one amongst them. With a continuous desire to provide quality education to the society, the group has established RNSIT, an institution to nourish and produce the best of engineering talents in the country. RNSIT is among the top 10 engineering colleges in Karnataka.[3] The Computer Science Department of the college has been regarded as one of the best in the state.


  • 1Overview
    • 1.1Departments and courses
  • 2Campus
  • 3Admission
  • 4Guest lectures
  • 5Administrative Block
  • 6Academic Blocks
  • 7Hostels
  • 8Sports and Culture
    • 8.1Indoor Games
    • 8.2RNSIT Fitness Department
    • 8.3Tournaments
  • 9Extra-curricular activities
  • 10Placements and Training
  • 11Media Coverage
  • 12See also
  • 13References
  • 14External links


RNS Institute of Technology (RNSIT), Bangalore, was founded by Shri.R. N. Shetty in 2001, with Prof. M.R.Holla in the capacity of Principal. Today, the college is headed by Dr. H.N.Shivashankar, the Director and Dr. M.K.Venkatesha, the Principal. The college is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum. College is Accredited by NBA. It is an institutional member of the ISTE, recognised by the AICTE and was recently accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.[4]

Departments and courses

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Information Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Of these, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science and Engineering, Instrumentation Technology are accredited for a minimum period of 3 years by the National Board of Accreditation..[5]

Post Graduate
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Computer Applications
  • Master of Technology in Computer Science Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Computer Network Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Industrial Electronics
  • Master of VLSI Design & Embedded Systems
  • Master of Power Electronics
Research Programmes

Ph. D & M. Sc. (Engg) by Research in

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

The institute has a highly effective Placement Training Cell managing to place nearly all eligible students in a given academic year. The institute offers facilities like seminar halls, canteen, full fledged sports and cultural sections as well as hostels for boys and girls. A Canara Bank branch is provided within the campus for the benefit of faculty and the student body.

Every year the college conducts an inter college fest called Parichay where students conduct a lot of cultural and technical activities. Apart from this inter departmental fests are held every semester. The college is known for its experienced and dedicated faculty in every department.


The college campus is spread over 108 acres with ample space and is one of the largest campuses in Karnataka. The campus consists of a total of 9 blocks . The campus also hosts a temple within its premises. The NICE corridor is located right next to the college.


The Government of Karnataka conducts Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into various professional courses. The CET is generally conducted during Feb/March and the notification will appear in all leading newspapers. [6]

Seat matrix are announced indicating seats available in different colleges in different branches based on the sanctioned intake.Admissions are made according to merit, subject to reservations to various categories. Students called for counseling on a particular day will be announced on previous day in leading newspapers.On the day of counseling, when his/her turn comes, he/she can choose the college and branch based on the vacancy position displayed online.

Students also get the opportunity to change the branch/college only once before the end of admission and this is final. Change of branch: As per the VTU regulations, change of branch is permitted only at the beginning of 3rd semester provided vacancy exists. The change of branch is done according to prescribed regulations and is subject to approval by Director of Technical Education and the University. Providing the better education and maintaining the reputation has made RNSIT to be in the list of one of the top most engineering colleges in Karnataka.[7]

Guest lectures

RNS institute of technology hosts a wide range of guest lectures on scientific topics ranging from nanotechnology to space travel.Renowned professors and scientists have presented interactive seminars periodically.[8]

Administrative Block

The Administrative Block has the offices of the Director and Principal. The Accounts office, office of Director and Principal, Canara Bank and highly equipped Chemistry Lab are on the Ground Floor. The Physics Lab and HOD office is located on the first floor. The Placement Cell cum Seminar Hall is located on the Second Floor. It also hosts a total of 6 classrooms, 3 on the first floor and 3 on the second floor catering to the students of first year. Gymnasium is located in the Cellar of Administrative Block.

Academic Blocks

Academic Block 1: The Department of Electronics and Communication, Library and Information Center and Computer Labs are located in this block.

Academic Block 2: The Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Information Science and Engineering and Masters of Computer Applications are located in this Block.

Academic Block 3: The Departments of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering are located in this Block.

Academic Block 4: The Department of Masters of Business Administration are located in this Block.


The College has presently two Boys and one Girls Hostel. These hostels accommodate around 530 boys and 300 girls boarders. Day to day affairs of hostels are managed by respective Wardens. There is also a Hostel Committee to help in taking policy decisions. Yoga and Meditation classes are held for both boys and girls in the early morning, on alternate days.

Accommodation is provided on a sharing basis. Rooms with basic furniture like cot, table and chair are provided. Bed-rolls, linen etc. have to be brought by the students themselves.

Hostel mess serves vegetarian food, the menu prepared by the boarders of the hostel itself. Various sports and Cultural Activities, along with regular academic work, is carried out for the benefit of the boarders. [9]

There is a well equipped guest room for parents and guests in the hostel premises. Along with Library facilities, separate Browsing center is also provided for the boarders to surf the net and avail the internet facility till midnight.

Sports and Culture

Indoor Games

A State of the Art, international level cricket ground with an area of 17,000 sq. meters. is under construction. The College organizes a Basket Ball Rolling Trophy tournament annually. Regular training Programs for games like Basket ball, Cricket, Football etc., are conducted for the students.

The Institute is planning to have an Indoor Sports Complex, consisting of two badminton courts, Basket ball courts in addition to Table Tennis, Carom and Chess.

RNSIT Fitness Department

The college has an indoor Gym with 12-Station multi gym , Smith Machine , Roman Chair , Mutipurpose Bench , Barbell Weights, Treadmill etc


The college organizes RNS Basket ball Rolling Trophy tournament every year. Other tournaments involve cricket, football and volley ball

Extra-curricular activities

Two cultural fests are conducted during the year; an intra-collegiate fest, Parichay during the odd semester, which is ideal as a first interaction between the new juniors and seniors, and Pantheon, the inter-collegiate fest, held during alternate even semesters. The college has some of the finest quiz teams in the state and have won many quizzes in India. The college quiz club, Trivial Pursuit, hosts an annual quiz fest called 'Quizzers Anonymous' which is attended by teams from various colleges from in and around Bangalore.The college theater club "ACTKRIT" is one of the best among colleges in bangalore, and has one more than 10 Street Play events all over the Karnataka. The college basketball and cricket team are widely regarded as one of the best in the state, and have won several awards. The IEEE student branch at RNSIT is among the most active branches in Bangalore. It was started in 2009, and has since regularly conducted workshops and seminars, in addition to the annual technical fest, 'Pulse'.[10]

Placements and Training

An independent, self sufficient Placement and Training cell is functional in the institute since 2002-2003. The Placement and Training Centre is headed by Prof. S N Sridhara, Manager (HR), who has more than 30 years of industry / teaching experience acquired in India as well as in abroad. In addition to Manager (HR), Prof. Shashi H R, Placement and Training Officer, with more than 20 years of experience supports him in activities of Placement and Training Cell.[11] The Placement and Training Centre is supported with infrastructure such as air-conditioned 200 seat seminar hall, a 400 seat seminar cum testing hall with modern electronic teaching aids like LCD projector, wireless internet service, computer support etc. The two seminar halls can provide simultaneous testing facility for 600 students at a time. The centre also houses independent interview rooms as well as group discussion rooms for the visiting panel / HR Managers of the corporate world.[12]

Special sponsored live projects from reputed industries are conducted in the college to enhance the industry exposures to the students. Special training sessions, beyond the curriculum, on the latest technology like FPGA design etc., are conducted by experts from the education as well as industry background. Industry visits are organised to enhance the corporate knowledge of the students. Apart from regular training, cell also invites reputed institutions who are engaged in training students for CAT/GMAT/GRE/TOEFL/GATE etc., to help the students interested in pursuing higher education. RNS Institute of Technology is one of the top VTU affiliated engineering colleges in Karnataka.

The placement cell has established MOUís with reputed online test providers like Aspiring Minds (AMCAT), Monster College, Cocubes.com and Mission R & D etc., the firms provide extensive training as well as recruitment opportunity in premier companies. The college has established good understanding with top companies like Infosys - Campus Connect, Wipro - Jump Start - II, Accenture - Head Start Foundation program for student development activities. Placement cell organizes industrial training sessions for the placed students just before they join the respective industry.[13]

In order to improve the probability of success in any recruitment process, the Training and placement cell enhances the employability of the student by conducting specialized training in mathematical ability, aptitude skills, analytical skills, language skills, technical skills in addition to, on line placement mock tests, which are key skill sets over and above the academic credentials. The recruitment training is conducted by professionals from in house resources as well as professional trainers from the corporate world. The training sessions are scheduled during the semester breaks in addition to crash courses during the start of campus placement season. [14]

Media Coverage

  • The college was featured on 'Shining Engineering Colleges of India', a weekly show on CNN-IBN and was described as a college dedicated to honing technical skills to engineering graduates.[15]
  • The RNSIT canteen was rated the best among 10 popular colleges in the city by Bangalore Times

See also

  • List of colleges affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University

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