Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology, and Research (VFSTR), which is the flagship of the Vignan Group, was established in the year 2008 as a Deemed to be University, having evolved from Vignan’s Engineering College (NAAC ‘A’ grade and NBA accreditation for five programs). Vignan Group of Institutions with a current student base of 50,000 students has been a pioneer in the field of education for more than four decades, serving all levels of education. In fact, it is the first group to revolutionize education at the +2 stage in A.P and Telangana. Located in rural environs of Guntur district, A.P, VFSTR has 50% of its students hailing from surrounding agricultural region, most of them drawn from socio-economically backward families, for whom the institution is a great boon for quality higher education. VFSTR has already been addressing one of the primary objectives of NEP-2020, viz., Equity, to provide quality higher education to students of rural and agricultural societies. VFSTR has completed the first cycle of NAAC with ‘A’ grade in 2015, secured UGC(12B) status in 2020, NBA accreditation for five programs in 2020, and ISO 9001:2015 certification. VFSTR has been maintaining NIRF ranking of around 100 in the last five years and is recognized as a Research Centre by DSIR.
Area of Excellence
Advanced RF Microwave and wireless communications Bioresource Management Composite Materials Advanced Materials Manufacturing, Processing, and Characterization
Research Capability and Focus Area
More than 2500 papers published in SCOPUS, SCI, and other reputed indexed journals in the last 5 years. Software-Defined Radios, Robotics, Drones, Bio-medical Signal processing, Low power VLSI design, Bio-Diesel Synthesis, Hybrid Vehicles, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT).
Notable Research / Publication
*English proficiency Course (EPC) *Digital library *Virtual Lectures *E-Learning *Internet-Access to NKN *Student mentor System *Student counselling System
A well designed library conducive to learning with an area of around 5902 sqmt. with 1,04,111 volumes and 31,237 titles, 10,905 reference books, 2,742 e-books, 261 regular journals, 7,127 e-journals.