Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT), Yelahanka
Note: NMIT is an autonomous college under VTU i.e. they have their own curriculum, exams and rules but the degree is given by VTU.
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT) is about 3 kms off the Bangalore International Airport Road close to the Yelahanka Airforce Base in the Northern extremes of Bangalore. The location of the college is very remote and inaccessible as BMTC buses drop you at the highway but nowhere near the college, so travelling by BMTC buses is out of the question. There are just trees, grass and may be a couple of farms around the campus. Students either travel by their own vehicles or by the college bus which ferries them from Yelahanka or Naganhalli.
The Nitte Meenakshi campus is vast and exactly as you would expect a college in such far-off region to have. The campus is shared by the Engineering College, the MBA & PGDM departments and the First-Grade College. Academically, the infrastructure is unexceptional and mediocre; roomy classrooms, well-ventilated labs and a library which just suffices. Sporting facilities are lacking at present but are expected to be taken care of soon. Number of books in the library is nothing to complain about but the students claim that the books which they actually require are few.
Hostels are tolerable as well, the only issue being WATER SHORTAGE! Be prepared to attend classes without taking a bath, as no one can guarantee if water will be available the next morning. Food is another issue but only for some. Hostel fees are about Rs. 60,000/- per year including food. The girls hostel is relatively worse compared to the boys hostel.
For Karnataka CET students: Rs. 75,000 per year
For UGET (COMEDK) students: Rs. 1.85L per year
Students claim that the newly started departments like Civil are pathetic while Mechanical, EEE & ECE are just over average. Students complain that a lot of their lectures are taken by inexperienced faculty who’ve just finished with their own Masters or even pursuing it. CS and IS are exceptions.
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT) is pretty lenient about attendance and absolutely no actions are taken up to 75% except for nominal fines. Between 60-75% attendance, students are expected to pay up slightly higher fines but still nowhere close to ruining up your month’s pocket money, unless you’re a defaulter in all subjects. Below 60% they’ll start troubling you and make you run around here and there but harsh actions such as debarring from exams are taken only in extreme cases.
Astonishingly, it’s fabulous! Quite unexpected at a college this distant from the city. Enthusiastic, approachable, sophisticated and highly urban. Bangalore forms the majority and is followed by people from North Indian states.
The canteen is very spacious and modernistic. Although it is common for all colleges in the campus, it suffices during peak hours also. Food served is of acceptable quality with some items on the menu being pretty tasty. Popular foods include rice items, fresh juice and bakery items.
What do you expect to find in the middle of a grassland?
The Engineering college Festival “Anaadyanta” which is an inter college cultural festival happens sometime in March every year. A few more intra college department festivals are also celebrated at Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT).
Placements are magnificent for the CS & IS departments, while Mechanical students are left out due to lack of core companies visiting the campus. Only 10% of the students get placed on campus from the Mechanical department, whereas EEE, CS & IS record above 70% placements. Companies visiting the campus are TCS, Tech Mahindra, Dell, Mahindra Satyam, Coca Cola and a few more. Salaries offered are ranging between Rs. 2.5L per year to 5.5L per year.
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT),
Govindapura, Gollahalli, Yelahanka,
Bangalore - 560 064
Phone: +91 80 22167800
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT) is heaven for those who are more into self-studies and want no distraction from the outside world as its remote location makes sure you don’t waste much time lingering around. While autonomy is an added advantage, placements need to be better for it to make it to the top Engineering Colleges in Bangalore. According to the students, at present, it would qualify somewhere between the 20th and 25th position.