Visvesvaraya Technological University - [VTU], Belgaum - Admission Details 2020

Visvesvaraya Technological University - [VTU], Belgaum - Admission Details 2020

Belgaum, Karnataka AICTE, UGC Estd 1988 State University

VTU Admission 2020: B.Tech, MBA, M.Tech, Ph.D, Fees, Application Form, Eligibility

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VTU​ Quick Update:

  • May 20: CoA has announced the revised schedule for NATA 2020. NATA 1st Test will be conducted on August 01, 2020 while NATA 2nd Test will be conducted on Aug 29, 2020. Check Here
  • May 19: Accepting submission of online Application Forms for Revaluation and Photocopy of Answer Scripts of UG/PG Examinations. Last date to submit is May 21. Apply here.
  • May 14: COVID-19 Impact: NATA 2020 Admit Card Release date has been postponed and is expected to release in the month of July 2020. Check Here
  • May 8: Council of Architecture has announced to postpone NATA 2020 second test. New dates to be announced later.
  • April 30:M.Tech and B.Tech Results are out now. Check Here

Visvesvaraya Technological University has a lot to offer under bachelors, masters and research programs. The university has approximately 23 undergraduate courses, 67 post graduate courses and 16 Ph.D courses divided into several campuses in Karnataka. VTU releases its registration forms at the end of January.

  • B.Tech or BE admission procedure will commence once the applicant has passed KMAT exam and secured at least 70% grades.
  • Every candidate has to score well in the GATE / PGCET exam to secure admissions into M.Tech courses.
  • Students who are willing to apply for PhD, ought to have an M.Tech degree to be eligible for admission.
  • Ph.D Admission will be granted on the basis of VTU Eligibility Test for Research.
  • Admission to all the programs will be granted on the basis of Central Counseling conducted by VTU.

Visvesvaraya Technological University was established in 1988 as a small public institution. Every year more than 10,000 students apply for the university. The university is approved by UGC and ranked A+ considering the variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The placement cell has been active throughout these 32 years and more than 200 students are provided job offers by companies like Infosys, Digital Pro, Wipro and many more. The average package for any undergraduate student is 6 LPA and for postgraduate students, it is 8-10 LPA.

VTU Admission Highlights 2020

Name of the instituteVisvesvaraya Technological University
Established in 1988
Also known asVTU
Type of InstitutePublic
Courses OfferedB.E/B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, MCA, PhD
Admission criteriaB.Tech: KMAT
M.Tech: GATE 
Ph.D.: VTU Eligibility Test for Research
Application modeOnline

VTU, Belgaum Fees & Eligibility

CourseTotal Fees/ yearEligibility
M.Tech₹5,220Pass in Graduation + GATE
B.Tech {Lateral}₹3,55310+3
Ph.D₹66,100Post Graduation
MBA₹5,195Pass in Graduation + CAT
B.Arch₹3,02010+2 Pass
CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Education,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management
Admission Link

Important Dates

JEE Main (April Session) Registration 19 May - 31 May, 2020
CAT Registration 08 Aug - 30 Sep, 2020
CAT Exam 25 Nov, 2020
Karnataka PGCET Registration 15 Jun - 28 Jun, 2020
Karnataka PGCET Exam 09 Aug, 2020

VTU BE/B.Tech Admission 2020

Visvesvaraya Technological University offers 23 specializations for a complete 4-year undergraduate program. A few of the B.Tech specializations offered at VTU are as follows:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Ceramics & Cement Technology
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Name of the courseBachelor of Technology/ Bachelor of Engineering
Duration of course4 years
Type of CourseFull time
Mode of applicationOnline and Offline
Admission CriteriaJEE mains scores
Eligibility10+2 in any stream

Eligibility criteria 

  • A student from any stream in their 11th and 12th class is eligible for applying for B.Tech. admissions.
  • A minimum 45% aggregate in 10+2 examinations is required to fill in the eligibility criteria.
  • It is compulsory for all applicants to sit for the KMAT exam which is conducted nationally. 
  • Cut off marks of the current year and marks obtained by the student in JEE Mains will decide his/her eligibility. 

Selection Criteria 

  • The admission to B.Tech. is finalized on the basis of rank obtained in KMAT exam.
  • Final cut off for the current year combined with the scores of the student will finalise his/her selection. 

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VTU M.Tech. Admission 2020

Visvesvaraya Technological University along with undergraduate courses has ensured students with a postgraduate program for 2 years. An M.Tech degree is offered to the students at the end of curriculum under the 67 specializations.

Here are a few specialisations offered by the University:

Chemical EngineeringCivil EngineeringAeronautical EngineeringAutomobile EngineeringBiomedical Engineering
BiotechnologyCeramics & Cement TechnologyComputer Science and EngineeringElectrical and Electronics EngineeringElectronics and Communication Engineering
Environmental EngineeringIndustrial and Production EngineeringIndustrial Engineering and ManagementInformation Science and EngineeringInstrumentation Engineering
Mechanical EngineeringMedical EngineeringMining EngineeringSilk TechnologyTelecommunication Engineering
Textile TechnologyManufacturing EngineeringPolymer Science and Technology--
Name of the courseMasters of Technology
Duration of course2 years
Type of CourseFull time
Mode of applicationOnline and Offline
Admission CriteriaGATE Score
EligibilityGraduation with 50% aggregate

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree is applicable for those students only who have either bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology.
  • A minimum 50% aggregate during undergraduate studies is required to be eligible for the post graduate degree.
  • All applicants must have given the GATE /PGCET exam in at least the last three years to have a valid score. 

Selection Criteria

  • The admission committee looks for the previous performance of the applicants and sorts out all those students who had maintained 50% aggregate.
  • The results of the GATE exam are analysed and a final list is prepared for the selected students.

VTU MBA Admission 2020

Visvesvaraya Technological University is known for its MBA program also because of the placement ratio being higher than most of the universities. Companies like Infosys, Master Brains, The Hindu have recruited the best MBA students under an average pack of 10 LPA.

Name of the courseMasters of Business Administration
Duration of course2 years
Type of CourseFull time
Mode of applicationOnline and Offline
Admission CriteriaCAT/ MAT
EligibilityGraduation with 50% aggregate

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only those students can apply for MBA who have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university.
  • A minimum 50% aggregate during undergraduate studies is required to be eligible for the MBA program.
  • Eligible students will only be the ones who have a valid CAT/MAT/PGCET score. 

Selection Criteria

  • Previous performance is the most important criterion for selection in MBA and university demands a minimum of 50% form their students.
  • As soon as the results for CAT/MAT/ PGCET exams are out, a final list is prepared sorting out the best students possible.
  • The list is updated on the university website and students are called up for document verification.

VTU MCA Admission 2020

Visvesvaraya Technological University considering the need of technicians started with MCA program which is meant for 2 years. The university holds a private common entrance test for the admissions into the course.

Name of the courseMasters of Computer Application
Duration of course2 years
Type of CourseFull time
Mode of applicationOnline and Offline
Admission CriteriaPGCET
EligibilityUndergraduate degree

Eligibility Criteria

  • A student who has a bachelor’s degree under any specialization can apply for the MCA entrance test.
  • A minimum 50% aggregate must be maintained by the applicants in their undergraduate program.
  • To be eligible for admission, students must sit for the PGCET conducted by the University. 
  • Students must score minimum cut off marks in PGCET to be eligible for admission. 

Selection Criteria

  • Previous performance is the first thing the admission committee looks at and demands for minimum of 50% aggregate to sort out interested students.
  • Students' scores in PGCET will be the final selection factor and every applicant must score minimum cut off marks to be selected. 
  • Selected students are called up to submit the hard copy of application form and required documents.

VTU Ph.D. Admission 2020

Visvesvaraya Technological University has Ph.D. degree for its students under 16 specializations like Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Mathematics. Students are offered by following specialisations under the research programs:

  • Library & Information Science
  • Physical Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Technology
  • Architecture
  • Textile Technology
  • Research Methodology
Name of the courseDoctor of Philosophy
Duration of course2 years
Type of CourseFull time
Mode of applicationOnline and Offline
Admission CriteriaWork experience and performance in previous course
Eligibility55% aggregate

Eligibility Criteria

  • For a PhD degree, interested candidates need to have an M.Tech degree under respective specializations.
  • The doctoral admission committee considers only those students who had maintained a minimum 55% aggregate in M.Tech.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D program offered by Visvesvaraya Technical University are required to appear for VTU Eligibility Test for Research.
  • Candidates will be assessed on the basis of Entrance test score and the ones who qualify successfully will be offered admission.

How to Apply for VTU?

  • Every new B.Tech student has to register for the JEE Mains exam on the registration portal of NTA.
  • M.Tech. students must register themselves for the GATE exam in order to start the admission process. 
  • The National Test Agency releases its form at the end of January and every applicant must fill that form accurately.
  • A scanned passport size picture, right thumb impression and the student’s signature have to be uploaded on the portal on the website.
  • The applicant must fill in all the required details and there is a separate grievance portal to solve the doubts while filling up the form.
  • Next the student has to pay the admission fees through online payment options like debit and credit card.
  • Once the admission fees are paid, a hard copy of the application form and required documents must be submitted to the college.
  • When the scores of respective exams are released, college takes over the admission process. 

Documents required:

  • University registration form
  • Original and photocopied 10th and 12th mark sheet for UG admissions.
  • A hard copy of the rank proof in JEE Mains or GATE results
  • Copy of Aadhaar card and house tax bill.
  • Date of birth proof.
  • Marksheet of UG Examination (For M.Tech and Ph.D)
  • Internship completion certificate to check upon the student’s work experience (If Applicable)
  • Three passport size photographs in formals.


Ques. Which companies have visited the university for placements?

Ans. The placement body of the university has been active since the time of inauguration. Many companies like Infosys, IBM, Wipro, Mind Tree, Axis bank, Unisoft, have recruited final year students mostly at the prestigious posts of the company.

Ques. What is the highest package offered to the students at VTU?

Ans. According to the college placement council any student recruited by the company is offered with an average package of 6-8 lakhs p.a. for B.Tech and M.Tech final year students are offered a minimum package of 8-10 lakhs p.a. Every year more than 300 students are recruited by visiting companies.

Ques. How is the faculty for the undergraduate program?

Ans. The college faculty has been one of the reasons for highly qualified students passing out every year. Both teaching and non-teaching staff have a basic understanding of dealing with versatile behaviour of students. The teaching faculty has adopted balanced theoretical and practical knowledge imparting teaching methods

Ques. What is the exam pattern for the GATE exam?

Ans. It is a 3-hour exam divided into 3 sections general aptitude, engineering mathematics and subject specific questions. There are a total 65 questions divided into multiple choice questions and numerical answer type questions. Correct answers are awarded 2 marks and wrong answers are penalized 1 marks and unattempted questions are marked 0.

Ques. Does the university hold counselling sessions before admissions?

Ans. Counselling sessions as required before admission and after various competitive exams have taken place, are held on campus to allot colleges to students as per their score. All applicants must go through these sessions before confirming admission.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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