Vignan's University conducted its 9th convocation ceremony for 1821 graduates on 28 August. Shri G.R. Chintala, Chairman, NABARD, Mumbai, as Chief Guest, Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations(INCR) and Member of Parliament(Rajya Sabha), New Delhi, Dr.Achyutha Samata, Founder Chairman of KIIT & KISS & Member of Parliament(Lok Sabha), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Dr.Satyanarayana Chava, Founder and CEO Laurus Labs Ltd., Hyderabad participated in this convocation ceremony as Guests of honor.
Vignan's University conducted its 8th convocation ceremony for 1866 graduates on 27th August. Prof. D.P. Singh Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi attended as chief guest and Mr. Kwon Young-seup, Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Chennai attended this convocation ceremony as guest of honor. Guests of Honour, Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, Founder Director, Student’s Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh(SECMOL), and Mr. Veeramachaneni Rama Krishna, Ketogenic Dietician were conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degrees(Honoris Causa).
Vignan's Foundation For Science, Technology and Research (VFSTR) has made it, as its mission to prepare globally acceptable readily deployable, industry ready skilled professional and navigate towards the socio-economic transformation of the region. It provides quality education in a diverse and intellectually stimulating environment. It imparts value addition training to students to make them competent and inspired engineers. The institute celebrate the power of knowledge, cultivates vision and build awareness about the self and society around.
The institution is known for its honest practices and ethical value systems since its inception. It adopts transparent and systematic procedures of admission. All the admissions are made purely on merit.
A comprehensive plan, meticulously executed with periodical assessments backed by continuous counselling and feedback is enabling Vignan students to turn out into highly competitive and skilled professionals. VFSTR is proud to see them turning out into psychologically strong, emotionally balanced professionals imbued with social consciousness and ethical values. Our graduates will benefit from an education that nurtures fundamental capabilities along with deep disciplinary knowledge.
Good academic environment and special schemes in the form of academic scholarships are also in place to attract meritorious students. To encourage meritorious students scholarship worth Rs.400 lakhs is awarded to each admitted batch.
The M.Tech programme places strong emphasis on both course work and research dissertation/thesis. The thesis is compulsory for the award of an M.Tech degree. It is expected that the thesis will result in high quality scholarly publications and national and international conference presentations. The M.Tech. Curriculum at VFSTR has been designed to be highly creative with a focus on interdisciplinary skills and high quality thesis work. Scholarships are offered every year for meritorious students.
A sound scientific temperament and quest for continous innovation drives both faculty and students to keep pursuing research activities at the institute. This infuses an investigative spirit even among the students and motivates them to take up various challenging research projects. Click here for details
The Institution strongly believes that a credible evaluation system determines the quality of teaching learning, attendance and discipline and general behavior of the students. Led by this conviction, the evaluation procedures are laid down.
Continuous evaluation system is followed. The procedure of evaluation is made transparent to the faculty and students with the provision of recounting and revaluation. The system is working very efficiently, and it is worth mentioning that the number of cases for revaluation is less than one percent.
A well designed library conducive to learning with an area of around 5902 sqmt. with 1,03,702 volumes and 31,237 titles, 10,905 reference books, 2,742 e-books, 261 regular journals, 6,748 e-journals. An exclusive digital section, comprising 60 systems and knowledge resources. Click here for Library Home
NTR Vignan Library Timings
NTR Memorial Library is kept open on 350 days in a year with the following timings:
Working Days : 7.00 AM - 10.00 PM
Issue Timings : 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Holidays : 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Changes in Timings during the vacation period will be informed on the Library Notice Board and through circular.
A sound scientific temperament and quest for continous innovation drives both faculty and students to keep pursuing research activities at the institute.This infuses an investigative spirit even among under-graduate students and motivates them to take up various challenging projects.To conduct and to promote research activities, VFSTR has a Directorate of Research and Development headed by a Director who is assisted by two Assistant Directors. While one Assistant Director looks after the Ph.D. programmes and the projects funded by the external funding agencies like DST, UGC, CSIR, AICTE, ISRO etc.
Although Artificial Intelligence dramatically improves our world in many ways, there are notable concerns regarding the forthcoming impact of A.I. on employment and the workforce. There are predictions talking about millions of unemployed people in the next decades-primarily due to the impact of Intelligent Automation and A.I. systems. In such scenarios, young graduates must equip themselves with multitude talents to overcome the uncertainty and secure a meaningful job which not only provides avenues to contribute to the development of society and but also for professional growth. India's most coveted government jobs like IAS, IPS, IFS etc. provides such avenues where one can contribute to society as well as excel in professional career.
Realising this VFSTR has started Civil Services Academy to give on campus coaching to students to equip the students with required skillset to clear the exams conducted by UPSC and APPSC or other State Public Services Commission
As a part of Civil service coaching academy has offered both Credit and Non Credit Courses to all the students of VFSTR.
|Name of the Faculty||Designation||Qualification|
|Dr. A. Sharada||Head of Humanities Division||Ph.D.|
|Mr. Wiggins Bakka||Civil Service Trainer||B.E(CBIT)|
|Dr. D. Adam Stephen||Associate Professor||Ph.D.|
|Mr. Ch. Ravi Kiran||Assistant Professor||MA, UGC-NET Qualified|
|Ms. R. Meenakshi Abirami||Assistant professor||MA, UGC-NET Qualified|
|Ms. K. Uma Maheswari||Assistant Professor||MBA|
|Mr. Gade Manikanta Sankar||Trainer||B.Tech.|
|Mr. J. Naresh||Aptitude Trainer||M.Tech.|
|Mr. Abid Ali||Aptitude Trainer||B.Tech.|
Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research has a full-fledged integrated placement cell, which invites the leading brands of the corporate world to campus every year. Our campus placement process is designed to meet the needs of recruiters along with providing students with the best opportunities to jumpstart their career.
Despite the uncertain global macroeconomic scenario, VU continues to remain one of the most preferred destinations for campus hiring by top brand recruiters across diverse sectors.
|Year||No. of Students Placed||Top Recruiters (in terms of number)|
|2016-2017||837||TCS, IBM, Hyundai, Learning Peppers|
|2017-2018||1016||TCS, Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Motors, Darwin box, Nestway, Future group|
|2018-2019||1344||TCS, DeltaX, EPAM, EFFTRONICS, Gbox, HCL, IBM, Wipro, Valuelabs, MAQ Software|
|2019-2020||1540||TCS, Concentrix, FACE, Westline, Aliens Group, CTS, Infosys, Teleperformance|
Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research has been established by the VFSTR Trust, which is supported by the Vignan Group having about 40 years of experience in education at all levels and all layers of society. It has a student base of more than 45000. It has got 7 engineering colleges, 3 pharmacy colleges and 22 schools. The group has been in service of the field of education for the last 40 years for the development of this region. It has been working with commitment for the upgradation of the quality of education in Andhra Pradesh, resulting in a large number of students attaining success in competitive examinations like Civil Services examinations and also securing admissions into higher learning institutions like IITs.
Owing to the good governance system and well established best practices in all the academic and administrative processes, VFSTR is fast becoming a happening place and a happy learning campus.
As a member of staff here, you'll enjoy an environment of continuous learning and development that will enable you to fulfill your academic, research, and professional goals.
With approximately 50% of the campus area covered with lush greenery, a herbal garden with different medicinal plants, a lotus pond, a green house and hydroponics, VFSTR is the most eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing campus where environmental friendly practices are implemented to promote sustainable lifestyles.
The institution has received the "Green Institution Award" for 2018 from the State Government of AP. The institution conducts green audit of its campus regularly where a team surveys, monitors and recommends ways to maintain an eco-friendly campus.
Administrative block of area, 3257 Sq.m, houses Vice Chancellor Office, Examination Cell, Registrar Office, T&P Cell, Student Affairs office, Finance Section, IQAC Office and some classrooms and laboratories etc.
Hostel facilities with a built-up area of 35150 Sq.m. providing AC Deluxe, AC and Non AC rooms, Internet and Wi-Fi facilities which are availed by nearly 35% of total students makes the hostel facility of VFSTR almost as comfortable as home.
The institute has students enrolled from all over the country and also from other countries such as Nepal, Afghanistan, Sudan and Nigeria. In order to meet the demand, a separate international hostel facility with all amenities has been setup to make their stay comfortable.
A two-acre water harvesting facility maintain stable water index.
VFSTR implements the concept of "Waste to Wealth", a solid-waste management system on its campus. A biogas plant with an intake capacity of 1000 Kg of food waste is installed and commissioned to generate 70 Kg of LPG equivalent of Biogas per day. This gas is being used in the student's hostel for cooking purposes. The project is established at a cost of Rs.48 Lakhs. The input to the plant is food waste generated from Vignan's Hostel kitchens as raw material. The slurry generated as the by-product is useful as fertilizer/manure for the agricultural uses.
A well furnished and spacious cafeteria worth of Rs 1.5 Crore, with a 400 seating capacity is located in the heart of the campus. It provides all types of nutritious and hygienic eatables and beverages to cater to the multi-ethnic tastes of the students, staff and visitors at reasonable prices.
Apart from the college canteen, there are several food kiosks providing snacks and refreshments operating in and around the academic blocks on the campus. This Canteen is open on all working days, and also during additional working hours.
VFSTR has a health centre on the campus. It caters to the primary and secondary health needs of all the students and staff, with two resident doctors and supporting paramedical staff. A comprehensive health support and insurance system is in place to take care of health needs of the student community.
The Institute has a spacious and comfortable Guest House on the campus. The Guest House includes 40 A/C executive rooms, 2 dining halls and reception hall. Furnished with A/C Suites, Television with DTH connection and WiFi connectivity, the Guest House is equipped with all the basic amenities to cater to the needs of VIP's and institute guests.
The Institute regularly organizes conferences, scientific meetings, training programmes and academic events, at such times the incumbents can avail the guest house hospitality.
The campus is supported by a branch of UCO Bank with all facilities like transfers out, withdrawals, debit use, PADs, cheques etc. UCO Bank and Punjab National Bank ATMs are available in the campus. Punjab National Bank and SBI welcome students of the institution to offer Educational loans. Staff can also avail housing loans, personal loans etc from these banks
R.O Water plants available in every block for use by faculty and 7000 students.
1-MW roof-top solar power plant installed
Solar water heaters in hostels, and solar battery vehicles on campus.
IT Infrastructure with 5000 networked systems and Wi-Fi.
2630 computer systems with 1 GBPS internet and 60 MBPS backup.
Central computer facility for all Curricular and Placement activities.
The welfare of students and staff is top priority at VFSTR. All buildings are designed to withstand cyclonic wind loads up to wind speeds of 250 Km/Hr, the institution being located in coastal area.
Adequate safety measures are in place for the entire academic area, in every block of the campus in the best possible manner. Sophisticated fire alarm systems, fire fighting water systems with standard hoses, foam type fire extinguishers are strategically positioned throughout the campus.
Security guards are specially trained to manage any safety related contingency. Training on safety and first aid is conducted periodically for the students and staff.
CCTV cameras as mandated by UGC and AICTE , are installed all over the campus to make the campus ragging free, secure and safe, especially for girl students. It also aids in maintaining a general discipline on the campus. Semester-end and external examinations are conducted under the supervision of invigilators and CCTV surveillance
A parking service area of 40,000 Sq.m. is earmarked for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with secure parking facilities. Parking regulations are in place help to ensure that there is an orderly system in place for all who use vehicles when coming to campus. The regulations also ensure that emergency vehicles and equipment have immediate access to all campus locations.
The Campus located in a rural area, has a fleet of 60 buses for conveying staff and students to the campus. There is a safe and secure transport option for all students and faculty with good connectivity to surrounding towns and villages lying within a radius of 45 - 50 Kms of the campus. The buses are driven by responsible personnel.