The Visvesvaraya Technological University was established in 1988 to provide higher technical education facilities in Karnataka. It got recognized as a public collegiate state university in 1994. Visvesvaraya Technological University has jurisdiction over almost all institutions in Karnataka offering engineering courses. The University is one of the largest in India with 218 colleges affiliated to the University. It has various research centres associated with its different departments. It has 16 affiliated colleges that receive assistance from the World Bank for setting up campus facilities, state-of-the-art labs, and research centres. The vision of Visvesvaraya Technological University is to become the best Technological University in the country offering that produces world-class knowledge-delivery, research, and leadership in technology innovation for industry and society. The University has its mission to work towards the development of technical education, to establish need-based education in technology and encourage the training of necessary skills in engineering, with a view to generating qualified and competent human resource, responsive to technological and societal needs.