RNS Institute of Technology, familiar as RNSIT was established in the year 2001. It is the brainchild
of Dr. R. N. Shetty, well known industrialist, and a great philanthropist. The institution was
established with a sole purpose of imparting quality education in Engineering, Technology and
Management. Being one of the premier engineering colleges in the country RNSIT is marching towards
placing itself in the global map by excelling in academics and placements.
Lush green campus, state of the art infrastructure, well equipped laboratories, hundreds of activities,
numerous new initiatives, consistent VTU ranks, path breaking placements, cultural extravaganza, Sports
events, 4000 + students and 300 + faculty – with all these RNSIT has become dream destination for
engineering aspirants across the country.
Founded by a great visionary Dr. R N Shetty, a renowned name in the industries viz construction,
manufacturing, hotel, automobile, power & IT services, and education, RNSIT has been scripting history
in the field of technical education. Right from its inception in the year 2001, the institution is
showing exemplary growth with respect to academics, placements, sports and cultural activities. With 9
UG engineering branches, 4 PG courses and 9 R&D centres RNSIT is aiming towards becoming the premier
engineering institutes in the world.
Managing Trustee, R N Shetty Trust & Chairman, RNS Group of Institutions
CEO - RNS Group of Institutions
CTO - RNS Group of Institutions
All the branches of engineering have state of the art laboratories with computers with latest
configurations, licensed software, hardware, sensors, motors, machines to cater the hands-on experience
The campus has a majestic auditorium with 1200 seating capacity and world-class Audio-Visual system.
Canteen being the most preferred hangout place serves the craving students from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.
There are three huge playgrounds to cater the sport enthusiasts with facilities for Cricket,
Volleyball, Basketball, Kabaddi, Athletics.
Gym facility is extended to both boys and girls. The gymnasium is well maintained and houses well
maintained fitness related equipments
There are three hostels, two for boys and one for girl students. Hostel rooms are well ventilated and
are with attached facilities. Food is served in the mess by Sodexo, a leader in hospitality services.
RNSIT is known for its holistic approach towards teaching learning process. With two decades of
excellence in technical education, the institution has seen tremendous progress in all aspects
including academic brilliance, VTU ranks, placements, sports, and cultural activities. With
consistent performance in placements, RNSIT is becoming a placement paradise. We are blessed to have
ever supportive and non interfering management, committed faculty and enthusiastic engineering
aspirants with us. Our success story is well augmented with the accreditations from NBA, NAAC and
recognition by ranking agencies NIRF and ARIIA. We are surer than ever that any engineering aspirant
who joins RNSIT will leave the portal of the institution with more confidence, knowledge and pride.
Dr. M K Venkateshha
Director - RNSIT
RNSIT was established in 2001 by our Revered founder Chairman of RNS Trust, Dr. R N Shetty, with a
vision to build a Centre of Excellence in the field of Technical Education supported by team of
highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff.
As Principal of RNSIT, I feel honored and privileged to be part of a higher education Institution
that believes in creating learner centric ecosystem in campus for every stakeholder where education
is treated as a multistage process of building character, acquiring knowledge and improving skills
for lifelong learning.
RNSIT believes that every student has unending pool of talent that needs to be fostered.
Our esteemed Founder Dr. R N Shetty, born on August 15, 1928, is a renowned Industrialist, Educationalist,
and a great philanthropist. Being a great visionary, Dr. R N Shetty is an architect behind numerous
constructions, bridges, dams, roads, canals, temples, hospitals, hospitality Industries, automobile showrooms
and the list goes endless. Dr. R N Shetty felt the essence of education and established RNS Group of
institutions to impart quality education in technical and management domains. The institutions under this
In recognition to his selfless service to Industry and Society, Dr. R N Shetty is conferred with Rajyothsava
award by Govt. of Karnataka, Honorary Doctorate by Bangalore University, Kaigarika Ratna Prashasti by KASSIA,
and Sir M Visveswaraya Memorial award by FKCCI.
He will be remembered for ever for yeoman services to mankind.
Dr. M.K. Venkatesha, Principal (since 2008), RNSIT is a "JC Bose Gold Medalist" and has more than four
decades of teaching and administrative experience. He completed his Post Graduation from the University of
Manitoba (CANADA) on a fellowship. He brings with him a rich experience of working as a Registrar (Evaluation)
of VTU, Belagavi (2001-04), Adviser of AICTE, New Delhi (2004-05) & Principal of BMSCE, Bengaluru (2005-08).
RNSIT was established in 2001 by our Revered founder Chairman of RNS Trust, Dr. R N Shetty, with a vision to
build a Centre of Excellence in the field of Technical Education supported by team of highly qualified and
dedicated faculty and staff.
As Principal of RNSIT, I feel honored and privileged to be part of a higher education Institution that
believes in creating learner centric ecosystem in campus for every stakeholder where education is treated as a
multistage process of building character, acquiring knowledge and improving skills for lifelong learning.
Since the inception the Institution steered by intellect people delivering high quality technical education
within a short period of time was able to gain momentum and attract quality students from every part of the
state and country.
The NBA and NAAC Accredited academic eco system, student centric teaching learning process, R&D activities
and state of art infrastructure has resulted in nearly 200 University Ranks and excellent placements record
and Industry internships till date.
I welcome the students across the country to join this esteemed Institution promoted by RNS Trust for a world
class Technical education.
Dr. Ramesh Babu H S, Principal, RNSIT has nearly 3 decades of teaching, research and administration
experience. Completed Graduation in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore University, Post
graduation from BITS, Pilani and Ph. D from VTU.
Currently he is Academic Senate Member, VTU, Belagavi and has vast experience of serving in various
committees of VTU and AICTE.