Rajiv Gandhi Technical University or Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (RGPV) is an Indian multi-campus affiliating university in Madhya Pradesh. It is also known as State Technological University of Madhya Pradesh. It has campuses and affiliated colleges at cities like Bhopal, Sagar, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior etc. The university is well known for its extensive technical range of courses. RGPV was established by Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Act 13, 1998. It is spread over a sprawling Campus of about 247 acres. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya is marching towards development into a center of excellence in the arena of Technical Education, Research and Innovations. Under its umbrella there are 06 UTD's, 155 affiliated Engineering Colleges, 89 Pharmacy Colleges, 60 MCA Colleges and 03 Architecture Colleges imparting Graduate level instructions running around 17 under graduate level courses, 57 Polytechnic institutions offering diploma courses in emerging and conventional disciplines. The University is now offering Ph Ds and 11 post-graduate courses in five University Teaching departments.
The University includes all the technical institutions of the second largest state of the country and Chhattisgarh. The university was named after the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. All the colleges of Engineering, Science and Technology as well as the Polytechnics affiliated to various Universities and Boards of Technical Education are affiliated to the newly set up University of Technology. To provide world class knowledge infrastructure the University has setup Centre of Excellence in Information Technology, Green Energy Technology and Drug Discovery and Design to cater to the need of researchers and all student fraternity of RGPV. In quest to strengthen knowledge infrastructure RGPV has strengthened digital library and established an EDUSAT based studio cum classroom with the support of ISRO to connect RGPV with 62 affiliated institutions in MP. A Knowledge Park has also been proposed for RGPV to strengthen our support for world class technology incubation and new product development. It is a matter of high satisfaction that UG students and faculty in affiliated institutions are also making their mark at national level innovative product design competitions. University has placed high end industry relevant research activities high on its academic agenda. The University has already associated itself with prestigious international universities like University of Houston, Texas, USA, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and Osmania University Hyderabad to exchange researchers and teachers of these universities. The university has also entered into MOUs with Microsoft, IBM, Altair and Schrodinger in order to improve employability of the students
Location - It is situated on four lanes Risen - Narsingarh by pass main highway.
Research & Development - It has adequate facilities for postgraduate teaching and research and has facilities for adequate support of science departments of its own. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya teaching faculty is a combination of experienced, well qualified and talented young teachers. Most faculty members have done their Ph.D./M.E./M.Tech. from reputed institution like IITs, NITs. The institution draws heavily on faculty expertise for planning, executing and monitoring diverse activities. The Centre of Excellence in IT promotes software development for use by the RGPV in various processes like admissions of students in courses, processing of students results and routine management of the university itself in addition to supporting the computational needs of UG, PG and research scholars. The CoE in IT also provides Digital Library facilities and currently also houses a digital classroom and the EDUSAT studio. BEC/GEC/UIT-RGPV - UIT-RGPV is one of the premier engineering institutions in Central India. The Institution was established in 1986 by the Government of Madhya Pradesh as the Government Engineering College(GEC),Bhopal. In 1998 the Government of Madhya Pradesh declared this institute autonomous and named it Bhopal Engineering College (BEC). This Institution was declared a constituent college of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (Technical University of the State of Madhya Pradesh) w.e.f from July 2002 by an order of Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. It is currently knowns as University Institute of Technology-RGPV,Bhopal or UIT-RGPV. UIT-RGPV has come a long way since its establishment but still an exacting future waits for this institution. This journey towards excellence from GEC to BEC and now to UIT-RGPV has been full of obstacles and hindrances and many more are waiting ahead. With determination and will power that has been shown by the members of this institution in the past, there is no doubt that this institution will go ahead and be recognized as a premiere institute of the nation.
Distance Learning (EDUSAT) - In collaboration with ISRO, RGPV had initiated the telecast of curriculum relevant lessons to about 80 professional institutions in MP in 2003. The RGPV is carrying the responsibility of recording live lessons in various subjects of BE and MCA courses, and telecasting them through ISRO network.
ECCA - The Engineering Courses Counselling Authority was constituted for carrying out counselling for admission in Engineering and Diploma courses in the state of Madhya Pradesh. For more Info - http://www.mpecca.org
Finish School Activities - Finish School at RGPV is a new concept in which curriculum is developed for students to prepare them for requirements of industries. The Finish school aims to provide skills both technical and soft skills to people to facilitate their employability and play a part in the supply side issues (of talent) of the industry. The Finish School shall provide a pre-employment training programmes for graduating students from Engineering/ pharmacy / Polytechnic Colleges offering different specializations to cater to the needs of different industries. For more Info - http://www.rgtu.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=54&Itemid=180