Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (VNIT Nagpur) is one of the thirty NITs in the country. The Govt. of India conferred on the Institute, the Deemed to be University status. It is an institute of national importance. It was established in the year 1960 under the scheme sponsored by Govt. of India and Govt. of Maharashtra. The institute has 15 academic departments: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Humanities & Social Sciences, Applied Mechanics, Centre for VLSI and Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering and Architecture. VNIT Nagpur offers B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Sc, M.Tech and PhD programmes.