M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Mathikere
Note: M.S. Ramiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) is an autonomous college under VTU i.e. they have their own curriculum, exams and rules but the degree is awarded by VTU.
Situated in MS Ramaiah Nagar, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) has a very good location. It is well connected by BMTC buses which ply here from almost all parts of the city. They drop you right outside the college gate.
The campus of MSRIT is huge. It is so vast that it feels like a small village. All the courses that can be possibly taught are there in the campus and there are separate, often more than one building for each of them. Also new buildings keep coming up to accommodate for ever increasing courses and students. Infrastructure of some of the new blocks is all the rage while many others are undergoing renovations. Labs are equipped with all the necessary instruments and they are replaced with new ones regularly. There are more than one library of which students make use of. They remain open till 11.30pm during exams. A Digital library is also there which can be accessed twenty four-seven. WiFi is currently not provided in all parts of campus but LAN is accessible from labs and browsing rooms and serves purpose well. Sports facilities are something students feel should improve. There is a common playground for cricket, football and other sports.
MSRIT has separate hostels, charges for which are Rs.42,000 per year including food. Nothing about it is out of the world but they are decent, liveable ones. In fact they are much better than old hostels which had small rooms and dirty washrooms. Girls’ hostel have tiny rooms that need to be shared with 2 or 3 more people. Mess food is not bad but you get bored of it after a while. Also it is difficult to differentiate between North Indian & South Indian dishes that are available in mess, as the cook uses same masalas in all items.
For Karnataka CET students – Rs 35,000
For COMEDK (UGET) students – Rs 1.25 lakh
Faculty in MSRIT varies as per department - Mechanical has the best ones whereas EEE has quite average ones. Rest all departments have a mixture of good and average teachers with a few exceptionally good ones too. Overall faculty at hand are well qualified, experienced and students seem satisfied with the teaching. Also there are no issues with communication and English language as can be seen in many other colleges in the city.
Not as strict as PESIT but strict nevertheless. 85% attendance is asked for but it will be relaxed till 75% if you have genuine medical reasons or have participated in events. They are more serious with first year students and become somewhat lenient and more considerate 2nd year onwards. Apart from attendance college isn’t too strict or rigid for disciplinary issues and believes in giving freedom to its students in college and hostels.
Crowd is very diverse. One can find students from various parts of the country and various types of students too. Everyone is friendly, mixing and there are no anti-social elements. About 70% students are Bangalore-ites. Students are very enthusiastic and can be seen participating in some or other event throughout the year creating a lively, cheerful atmosphere.
Though there are four different canteens, but there isn’t much variety. However food that is available is decent and rates too are highly subsidized.
Lots of good places are there in nearby areas like Mathikere and New BEL road. Ranging from McDonalds to KFC to Subway to Pizza Hut and Dominos everything is there at a stone’s throw distance. There’s a ‘Shanti Sagar’ restaurant particularly popular among students.
‘Udbhav’ is the annual intercollege cultural festival held in March. It’s a mega event and sees a lot of participation from many colleges across the state. Apart from that there are many other departmental and committee festivals too. Basically there’s enough opportunities to shine in extra curriculars be it sports, dramatics or robotics.
All those who meet the selection criteria of the companies get placed. TCS, Infosys & Cognizant are major recruiters. Core companies are also visit the campus for recruitment for all the branches. Average package given is around 4 LPA. MNCs like Microsoft are also noted to have picked up a few students offering salaries of 8 lakh.
MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT),
Vidya Soudha, MS Ramaiah Nagar,
Mathikere, Bangalore – 560054.
Phone Numbers: +91 80 23603123, 23603120, 23600822
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) is rightly considered among top 5 colleges in Bangalore. It’s a good college for overall development of a student as there is equal focus on studies and extra activities. And the four years spent over here will be full of enjoyment and good memories.