Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management
Vishwothama Nagar, Bantakal
Udupi – 574 115, Karnataka, India
+91820 2589183, +91820 2589182
Fax: +91 820 2589184
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.
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. Put simply, civil engineers build bridges, roads, canals, dams, tall buildings, and other large structures.
Civil engineering is all about creating, improving and protecting the environment in which we live. It provides the facilities for day-to-day life and for transport and industry to go about its work.
Like the Romans, Egyptians and Mayans who built great civilisations before us, our civilisation relies more than ever on teams of inventive people to design, build and maintain the sophisticated environment that surrounds us.
Infrastructure is the thing that supports our daily life which includes roads and harbours, railways and airports, hospitals, sports stadiums and schools, access to drinking water and shelter from the weather. Infrastructure adds to our quality of life, and because it works, we take it for granted. Only when parts of it fail, or are taken away, do we realise its value.
Today, most of the real world activities and fields, right from calculations to space exploration are being computerized as the operations can be much faster and error free with the computer applications. This has resulted in an increased demand for skilled and competent professionals in the computer engineering sector. To cater to this, the Department of Computer Science & Engineering was established at SMVITM in 2010, offering Bachelor of Engineering course with an intake of 60 students per year. The intake was raised to 120 students from the academic year 2012-13. The Department aims at training the students to be industry-ready by the end of their course through regular curriculum as prescribed by the University and also with supplementary programs, throughout their study.
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering is one of the much sought after departments at SMVITM. The Department has well qualified and motivated faculty members who are highly committed to the overall development of the students.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SMVITM started functioning in the year 2010. The Department offers an under graduate program in mechanical engineering that covers a wide range of topics in the field of mechanical engineering such as thermal and fluid sciences, engineering design, dynamics and control, materials, manufacturing, modelling and simulation as per the VTU curriculum to suit the interests of students and meet the industry requirements.
The student intake capacity of the Department is 120. Teaching and learning activities at the Department are designed in such a way as to stimulate intellectual curiosity, creativity and innovation in students. The Department has a well qualified and experienced team of faculty members who have their specializations in the different branches/areas of mechanical engineering. The highly committed faculty with their innovative ideas guides the students with their projects and industry assignments. The efforts of faculty, well experienced supporting staff, enabling learning environment and availability of modern facilities are reflected in the excellent performance of the students. Efforts are underway to set up a Research & Development centre to initiate the research activities at the Department.
Electronics & Communication:
Electronics today stands at the forefront of the rapidly expanding horizon of Science and Technology. The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in SMVITM was established in the year 2010, initially offering an undergraduate program with an intake of 60 students per year. The intake was increased to 120 in the academic year 2012-13. The department has well-qualified faculty members – highly motivated in teaching and guiding the students in exploring newer avenues of electronics and communication.
The department is intent on creative and technologically advanced skill transfer to the students through teaching, mentoring and counselling. It regularly organizes seminars, symposiums, workshops and invited talks by eminent faculty from reputed institutions and industry experts, to keep the students abreast of the latest technological developments in related fields. The services of some academicians of high repute have been utilized by the department with the objective of supplementing teaching, mentoring and guiding the students as well as faculty members.
The institute has well qualified and motivated faculty and staff, satisfying the AICTE requirements. Along with effective class room teaching, they try to educate the students towards good social behavior, their responsibility and need to be considerate for other’s feelings. They try to improve student-faculty relation by taking remedial actions to academic grievances of the students and cherishing them by cordial counseling. All efforts are made to identify & nurture hidden talents of students.
Institution has separate in-campus hostels for both boys and girls. All rooms in these hostels are provided with all basic amenities/modern facilities for comfortable boarding. Centralised recreation facilities and a vegetarian mess are also provided. Mess Committee concept with student representation is also introduced.
Institution has a spacious, hygienic vegetarian cafeteria with varieties of quality food available at affordable rates.
Institution encourages students to take part in various sports and games activities for physical development. Provisions are made for indoor games like table tennis, carom, chess etc. and outdoor games like cricket, volleyball, athletics etc. Coaching is provided to selected students to participate in inter-collegiate / inter-university competitions.
Co-curricular and Extra-curricular activities:
To facilitate overall personality development of students, institute organizes various extra-curricular and co-curricular activities within the campus from time to time. Institute provides various platforms for students to exhibit their hidden talents like Talents day, Departmental Student Associations, Science and Technology Club and the like. Staggered ‘Quality Time’ slots in the time-table are provided for enhancing co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. NSS, Red-cross and Rotaract Club activities are promoted in association with local NGOs/Youth Clubs like Jaycees(I), Rotary International etc. to reach out to the local society and improve the visibility of the institute. The competent students are encouraged/guided to actively participate in the industry sponsored Ideation/Innovation Challenges/Competitions and university level Student Project Exhibitions
Membership of recognized Professional Societies:
To enhance national level visibility and publicity as well as to support co-curricular activities of the students, faculty membership, institutional membership and student chapters of reputed professional societies like Indian Society for Technical Education(ISTE), Institution of Engineers, India (IEI) and the like are being planned
Counseling and Student Welfare:
Student Welfare Officer along with Teacher Guardians and Faculty Advisors will address all student grievances and act as mentors to the students. They will carry out effective counselling of academically weak / irregular students from time to time and will send reports to the parents periodically. College also has a professional counselor for providing counseling to the needy students.
Training and Placement:
A full-fledged center takes care of training the students to face campus recruitment tests and interviews through several soft skill/communication skill/personality development programs/workshops on a regular basis. It also arranges industrial training to the students and placement visits of industrial personnel to the institute. Hosting conferences, workshops etc. with industry participation, to promote interaction of the students/faculty with the industry experts, will also be tried. It is proposed to have some tie up with leading industries/consortium on campus recruitment for local engineering colleges, for the purpose of campus placements, in the near future.