Providing Value-added, Holistic Engineering Education:
SHRI MADHWA VADIRAJA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT, BANTAKAL, UDUPI
Established in the year 2010 under the auspices of Shri Sode Vadiraja Mutt Education Trust®, Udupi, Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology & Management (SMVITM) has emerged as ‘A Promising Institution with a Distinction’. It is located in a picturesque village called Vishwothama Nagar in Bantakal, near the world famous temple town, Udupi. The institute campus is on the Katapady – Belman road, about 6 km off NH 66, 12 km away from Udupi town and well connected to Kundapura, Karkala and Mangalore by road. H. H. Shri Vishwavallabha Theertha Swamiji of Shri Sode Vadiraja Mutt, Udupi and the President of the Trust, at a very young age, has promoted SMVITM to provide quality higher education to the needy student community at affordable costs.
Started with only 60 in-take in four engineering disciplines, today SMVITM offers undergraduate courses leading to Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering with a total student in-take of 441 per year. The institute is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and recognized by the Government of Karnataka. With its well qualified and motivated faculty, state-of-the-art infrastructure and distinguished learning-centric facilities, SMVITM has already built its reputation in the field of technical education.
Though the institution is very young, its accomplishments are commendable. Having admired the vision and value addition to engineering education at the institute, the Former President of India, Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam made a visit to SMVITM campus on 02 April 2014 and interacted with the students on the topic “Empowering the Nation through Technology and Innovation”. The renowned multi national company, SAP Labs Pvt. Ltd. has recognized SMVITM as its academic partner. IT Facility Agreement with premier IT company, TCS; research work and execution of externally funded projects in basic sciences; proposed establishment of an R&D Centre in Mechanical Engg.; Modern Testing & Consultancy Cell in Civil Engg.; Conduct of national level conferences and ISTE sponsored faculty development programs; KSCST & VGST (TRIP) sponsored student project works; Innovation Lab. In the Electronics& Communication Engineering Department; representation of the college in international forums by the faculty; outstanding performance in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities by the students etc. are some of the major achievements SMVITM has been able to make in the short span of time since its inception.
TCS, HP, IBM, Cognizant, HCL, Infosys, Tata Marcopolo Motors, Reliance Energy, Property Infratech, Nile Stream, Diya Systems, Titan, Toyota Kirloskar, SAP Labs, Kennametal, Reliance Cement, Suzlon, Manipal Technologies, Mandovi Motors and many such reputed companies are supporting the institution through Training & Placement of the students. In order to turn the mission of the management into a reality and achieve the stated objectives of the Institute, attractive Merit-cum-Means scholarships are awarded to the top performing students to get them admitted to the Institute. Many other charitable trusts and industrialists also provide scholarships to the deserving students, supporting their education.
The institute library has a treasure trove of books, newspapers, magazines, journals and e-journals as well as multimedia laboratory and e-learning centers. All laboratories and workshops are equipped with the most modern and sophisticated instruments, machinery and equipment, fulfilling the quest for practical knowledge of the students. College Bus facility to daily commuters, ergonomically built separate hostels for boys and girls with all modern facilities along with a nutritious vegetarian canteen, are also available for the students.
NSS, Youth Red Cross and Rotaract Club activities are promoted in association with local NGOs to reach out to the local community, which in turn promotes leadership and citizenship qualities among students. The active Training and Placement Department along with Entrepreneurship Development Cell organizes several programs like training the students to face campus recruitment tests and interviews through regular soft skill/communication skill development programs, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps and helping the desired students to productize/commercialize their creative ideas.
Having set the vision and mission to become a world class technical institution fostering innovation, leadership and entrepreneurial spirits and contributing towards the growth of a healthy and happy society, the institute is taking several steps for its multi-dimensional growth and establishing effective industry-institute interface. Student Admission process for 2014-15 has already begun.