'Silicon Valley of India' is a relatively new name for Bangalore. Before the IT boom, the city was the hub of defense technology and supply companies such as HAL, DRDO, BHEL and ISRO. Whether it is IT or any other verticals, the demand for technically skilled professionals remains same and that is the reason why Bangalore is known as favorite destination for engineering aspirants in India. Located in the heart of Bangalore, RN Shetty Institute of Technology (RNSIT) is a reputed engineering institution in the city that has been consistently producing industry ready workforce since its inception in 2001.
"Many of our outgoing students receive more than one job offer even before we complete our entire placement drives. We still encourage them to attend more interviews so that they will get a better exposure on what industries are looking for," says Dr. Shivashankar, Director, RNSIT. The ongoing batch of engineers from RNSIT has already received more than 453 offers from various companies. Infosys, Aricent, Wipro, Accenture, Microsoft India, IBM, Flipkart, Delloitte, HP, Aryaka Networks, GE India, Sankalp semiconductor, NTT Data, Cerner, Robert Bosch, Tech Mahindra, Mindtree, Dell , Cognizant, Indian Air Force, Merchant Navy are some of the companies that have selected their future engineers from this campus. The package offered for students range from `4- 24 lakhs. It is a mere example to show how RNSIT has become one of the most preferred engineering institutes for students as well as corporate giants in a short span of time.
Active Training and Placement Cell
The growth that RNSIT has achieved within a span of around 13 years is truly spectacular. It has been rated among the top 10 Engineering Institutions in Karnataka out of around 200 plus colleges affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. One of the strong bodies behind this achievement is an independent, self-sufficient Training and Placement cell, which has been functioning in the institute since 2002-2003. This cell enhances the employability of the students by conducting specialized training in mathematical ability, aptitude skills, analytical skills, language skills, soft skills, technical skills, mock GD and technical interviews. The Placement report of RNSIT shows the direct reflection of this approach as the institute has achieved more than 90 percent placements every year and is barging towards 100 percent.
The Training and Placement Cell is supported with extravaganza infrastructure such as air-conditioned 200-seat seminar hall, a 400-seat seminar cum testing hall with modern electronic teaching aids like LCD projector, smart classrooms, virtual/online classes, wireless internet service, computer support and many more. The two seminar halls can provide parallel aptitude/technical test conduction-facility for at least 600 students at a time. The centre also houses independent interview rooms as well as group discussion rooms for the visiting panel / HR Managers of the corporate world.
However, the management states that there is no secret behind their success and all they have been doing was enforcing the discipline at all levels of education, which is lacking in our postmodern engineering colleges. "We keep everything transparent to our students. Our focus is always on completing 100 percent syllabus in each subject and providing more than 20 percent of knowledge beyond syllabus," says Dr. Shivashankar.
In order to give good basics and fundamentals, go beyond what the curriculum describes and to provide the 20 percent of extra knowledge, the institute had tied – up with many corporate companies and training centers in Bangalore. The placement cell has established MoU's with reputed online test providers like Aspiring Minds (AMCAT), Olive Board, Monstercollege, Cocubes, Wipro Mission R & D and many more. The firms provide extensive training as well as a recruitment opportunity in premier companies. The college has also established a good understanding with top companies like Infosys - Campus Connect, Wipro - Jump Start - II and Accenture -Head Start Foundation programs for student development activities. Placement cell organizes industrial training sessions for the placed students just before they join the respective industry, so that they have a better focus of career orientation.
The quality of any academic institution depends on the cross product of knowledge and experience that the faculties possess. Accordingly, the management has created ample environment for the teachers by encouraging them to undertake research activities and to improve qualifications. The institute has the least attrition rate, which is below five percent which speaks about the excellent working environment. Apart from teaching, the faculties are also responsible for monitoring and counseling the students. This helps the students indifferent levels of academic abilities.
With all adequate facilities, RNSIT has already marked its presence in the technical education sector. While standing on an ideal time for next set of expansions, Dr. Shivashankar says, "All of this has been possible because of the proactive involvement of the principal of the college Dr. M K Venkatesha, highly calibered Heads of Departments and the committed staff of RNSIT."
In line with the vision of our beloved chairman Dr. R N Shetty, "The road map of RNSIT is to work with a difference and to bring up the college as one of the best engineering institution in India. For RNSIT, the journey continues. For students, RNSIT is the best institution to make their career."
Dr. H N Shivashankar
He was a Fulbright scholar and has been a very popular teacher and served for more than 3 decades. He was the principal of UVCE earlier. At RNSIT, presently he is the director and brought up this institution serving around 11 years and as principal for 5 years. He inspires the faculty and the students and a great motivator in the vertical development of RNSIT.