VTU is one of the biggest Technological University in India, having 159 colleges affiliated to it with Under Graduate course in 27 disciplines and Post Graduate Programmes in 67 disciplines. The intake of UG level is about 45000 students and about 7500 at the PG level. The University has 14 QIP Centres in various affiliated colleges and 14 Extension Centres offering PG Programmes. There are over 200 department across the affiliated colleges recognized as Research Centres. At present over 1000 students / faculty have registered for Ph.D. degree and over 180 students have registered for M.Sc.(Engg. by Research). For the academic year 2007-08, the University has awarded Ph.D. degree to about 35 candidates and (M.Sc.(Engg.) degree to about 13 candidates. The University has MBA and M.Tech. Programmes at "Jnana Sangama”, Belgaum with more than 250 students.
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, named after Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, is a dream - comes -true of Technocrats and Academicians of Karnataka. The University is functioning and continues to function with a VISION, MISSION and MANDATE