Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), formerly Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia. Founded in 1887, it was rechristened to its present name on 26 January 1997. VJTI is an academically and administratively autonomous institute, however it is a part of the University of Mumbai and its degrees & diplomas are issued by the University, and the institute is financially supported by the Government of Maharashtra.
After being awarded academic & administrative autonomy in 2004, VJTI became operational under the administration of a Board of Governors. VJTI is also the Central Technical Institute of Maharashtra State. The Institute is reputed for excellent training in programs in engineering and technology at the certificate, diploma, degree, post-graduate and doctoral levels, as well as numerous well-regarded research works.
The Institute has 12 academic departments.
Of these, 9 offer certificate, diploma, degree, post-graduate and/or doctoral programs. These are:
- Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
- Structural Engineering Department
- Computer Engineering & Information Technology Department
- Master in Computer Applications (MCA) Department
- Electrical Engineering Department (Also offers programs in Electronics Engineering & Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering)
- Mechanical Engineering Department
- Production Engineering Department
- Textile Manufactures Department
- Technical & Applied Chemistry Department
Three academic departments have supporting roles and conduct foundation courses for various degree & diploma programs, but do not offer any programs of their own. These are:
At the institutional level, VJTI is governed by a Board of Governors with a Chairman, the Director as a member and other Members of the Board. Members include Heads of Industry, prominent VJTI alumni as well as Heads of other educational institutions. The current Chairman of the Board is Nusli Wadia, Chairman, Bombay Dyeing.
The key people in the
The Gymkhana Group
The gymkhana is concerned with sports, both outdoor and indoor. There are playgrounds for cricket, football, volleyball and a tennis court. At the end of the academic year, the gymkhana group organizes a sports day.
The Institute has five Maharashtra EME COY NCC units to provide NCC training to the students. The NCC cadets are sent for military training as well as to the various all India trekking and leadership camps.
The Institute has set up a committee for redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and violence against women in the Institute.
The Institute has a counseling committee for the students. The members of the committee help the students to deal with difficult situations, academic or otherwise.
The Social Group
With a view to encourage the overall development of the students, the institute has constituted Social Group with all the degree as well diploma students as it members. The social Group organizes extracurricular activities like dramatics, debates, exhibitions, lectures by well known personalities etc. At the end of the academic year, it organizes the Annual Social in which various entertainment programs are presented by the students. It also organizes intercollegiate competitions during the year.
execution of the Institute’s activities are the Director, currently O. G. Kakade, who is assisted by the Dean (Academic Programs), Dean (Students Activities), Dean (Resource Mobilization & Finance) and Dean (Research & Development), and the respective Heads of the Departments.
Dr. O.G. Kakde
Only in emergency
Dean – Academic Programmes
Dr. R.D. Daruwala
Academic matters, relating to B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D Programmes.
Dean – Faculty
Dr. M. S. Panse
Faculty Related matters
Dean – R M & Finance
Dr. V. M. Topkar
Finance related communications, Donations to VJTI etc
Dean – Student Activity
Dr. M.A. Chakarbarti
Extra-curricular and Co-curricular Student Activities, Training and placement http://vjti.ac.in/