Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), Gandipet
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) is located in extreme West Hyderabad's semi-urban locality - Gandipet - which is about half an hour's drive from Langar Houz or even more if you're coming from Koti. CBIT's remote location is a little discouraging as only a few RTC buses (series of 220) serve the area and it's common to take a share auto up to Narsingi to find slightly better services. First year students usually prefer travelling by College Buses which cost more compared to RTC buses but provide efficient services and once they've settled in, they figure the most suitable way to reach the college.
It's been over three decades since Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) started producing great engineers; but the infrastructure appears to have not changed a bit, except of course, the usual wear and tear due to ageing which they've carelessly overlooked. Students demand modern equipments in labs, new books in the library and a more lively environment.
Hostel facilities are available only for boys at Rs. 40,000 per year with 6 people sharing the room in the first year and 4 in the subsequent years. There's no girls hostel on the CBIT campus; so they've to find a comfortable place somewhere (Langar Houz is the most preferred as it's a livelier area offering several options to choose and the college provides bus facilities around here).
Rs. 1,05,000 per year
The quality of education imparted at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) is first-class and lives up to the reputation that it has created. Professors teach brilliantly and while a couple of easier subjects are taught by the junior staff, the difficult, important and core subjects are always taught by the senior faculty members. "In spite of being so knowledgeable and senior, teachers are approachable and friendly" says a CBIT student.
Attendance & Discipline:
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) is very particular about attendance and nothing below 60% is tolerated. Moreover, you're permitted to fall below the 75% boundary only if you have certain medical reasons.
Unlike most other engineering colleges in Hyderabad, there's abundant interaction between girls and guys with little interference from professors. The environment is said to be favourable for students.
CBIT is one of the most sought-after engineering colleges not just in Hyderabad but in the entire state. Obviously, there's a great number of students from different parts of the state and most of them happen to be super talented. At Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), inclination towards academic and co-curricular activities has always overpowered that towards extra-curricular activities and sports. You're more likely to find nerds than street smarts here.
The CBIT canteen is like an enlarged classroom fitted with suitable seating arrangements and a serving counter. Students aren't too fond of the canteen food which they say is no value for money. And moreover, there are few varieties to choose.
The surrounding area has nothing interesting to offer except may be Treasure Island Resort right opposite. Adventurers can explore new routes to reach the Osman Sagar Lake not far from here. Others usually prefer visiting Golconda Fort, Langar Houz (Pratap theatre) and Inorbit Mall near Madhapur.
'Carpe Diem' is the biggest festival celebrated biannually at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) sometime in October. Students from colleges all over Hyderabad participate in the cultural events. 'Shruti' is another mega event; but only CBITians are allowed to participate. Apart from 'Carpe Diem' and 'Shruti', there are various technical events organized by the different departments and clubs adding up to at least a dozen fests in the entire year.
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) records outstanding placements, undoubtedly one of the best amongst engineering colleges in Hyderabad. There have been cases with multiple offers to students from Computers and ECE departments, while other departments recording nearly 100% placements. Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro and Capgemini are the biggest hirers recruiting over half the students. Companies like L&T, Hyundai Motors, Piaggio, Mahindra & Mahindra, Godrej & Boyce offer a few jobs to Mechanical, Civil and Production engineers in their core fields. Although the average salary ranges between Rs. 2.5 lakh to 3.5 lakh per year, there have been offers of Rs. 6-7 lakh or even as high as Rs. 10 lakh per year from biggies like Microsoft and Google which take in a couple of extraordinary CBITians.
Excellent faculty and exceptional placements make Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) a front-runner amongst engineering colleges in Hyderabad, not to mention the competitive crowd yet student-friendly environment. Improved infrastructure and more encouragement for innovation will probable make it flawless.