Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) is an engineering college located in Mumbai, and is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia. Founded in 1887 and formerly known as the Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, it adopted its present name in 1998 and was awarded academic and administrative autonomy in 2004. VJTI is also the Central Technical Institute of Maharashtra State. The institute trains over 2800 students annually in engineering and technology at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.
The institution also encourages a number of extra-curricular activities in the campus. Rangawardhan is a four-day Annual Marathi cultural fest dedicated to promoting Marathi drama, literature, music and other art forms. The college conducts performances, exhibitions, seminars and competitions during Pratibimb (VJTI’s Cultural Festival), as well as its own standalone events. Technovanza is the 3-day national-level annual techno-management festival of VJTI, organized by the students. It consists of competitions, exhibitions, workshops and seminars on robotics, programming and other technical, management and social sectors; along with entertainment programs which usually have a technical basis. The festival is considered the largest techno-management festivals in Maharashtra and one of the largest in Asia. The institute also boasts of a Robotics Department, Society of Automotive Engineering, Debate and Literary arts Society and well as an Entrepreneurship Cell.
Mohan Lal Sukhadia – Indian Politician
Renuka Ramnath – Financer
Anil Kakodkar – Scientist