The Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute was originally named as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute. It is one of the oldest technical colleges of India which was founded in 1887. Only in 1997 the institute was rechristened to its present name. The institute enjoys administrative and academic autonomy.
VJTI: Affiliations and Accreditations
- The VJTI is affiliated with the Mumbai University. It awards degrees and diplomas under the name of Mumbai University only.
- It acts as the Central Technical Institute of Maharashtra.
- It is AICTE recognised institution.
It is ranked as one of the 20 best engineering colleges of India by the India Today magazine.
VJTI: On-Campus Facilities
Students get all sorts of facilities at the college campus to get a better learning experience. There are libraries, hostels, internet, canteens, laboratories, and research centres and sports clubs in the college campus.
Library – The Libraries are getting upgraded with the World Bank funds for TEQUIP (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme).
Laboratories – The laboratories are sponsored by various companies to provide practical learning experience to students. For example – Bhabha Atomic Research Centre sponsors Computational Fluid Dynamics laboratory of the institute; Siemens sponsors the High Voltage Laboratory of the institute etc.
Nirman – It is the college magazine of VJTI.
Distance Education Programme – The VJTI has partnered with the IIT Bombay to provide the distance education programme to students.
There are annual cultural and technical festivals also that are organised by the institute.