VTU is one of the biggest Technological University in India, having 159 colleges affiliated to it with Under Graduate course in 27 disciplines and Post Graduate Programmes in 67 disciplines. The intake of UG level is about 45000 students and about 7500 at the PG level.
The University has 14 QIP Centres in various affiliated colleges and 14 Extension Centres offering PG Programmes. There are over 200 department across the affiliated colleges recognized as Research Centres. At present over 1000 students / faculty have registered for Ph.D. degree and over 180 students have registered for M.Sc.(Engg. by Research).
For the academic year 2007-08, the University has awarded Ph.D. degree to about 35 candidates and (M.Sc.(Engg.) degree to about 13 candidates. The University has MBA and M.Tech. Programmes at "Jnana Sangama", Belgaum with more than 250 students.
"To become an outstanding Technological University at the cutting edge of Science and Technology that produces world class Knowledge-delivery, Research, Extension and Leadership in Technology innovation for Industry and Society".
"To plan the development of technical education, to establishvalue-based and need-based education and training in engineering and technology, with a view to generate qualified and competent manpower, responsive to technological and societal needs".
* The Visvesvaraya Technological University has been established by the Government of the Karnataka in order