M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) is an autonomous private engineering college located in Bangalore, Karnatakaand is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University headquartered at Belgaum, Karnataka, India. The college was established in 1962. From Aug 2007, MSRIT has been academically autonomous for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs. While VTU will still award the degrees, the college has academic freedom in framing its own schemes of study, curricula and student evaluation. MSRIT offers undergraduate and graduate courses of study and research including Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Technology, Master of Business Administration and offers programs leading to award of PhD in various disciplines. In 2013, MSRIT was ranked 16th best engineering College in India by India Today and Neilson. The same survey also rated the college as the best in Karnataka. MSRIT is also a research centre in 12 areas including engineering and management disciplines. MSRIT is the only engineering college in Bangalore that is autonomous for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The institute has academic alliances with Intel, IBM, Schneider Electric, JSW Steel, Cognizant, EMC, Nokia and other multinationals. It also partnered ISRO in 2010 to build the StudSat nano satellite and MSRIT was chosen in 2012 to join the consortium of colleges that would assist ISRO in the StudSat-2. The institute is also credited for the development of India’s first unmanned air vehicle (UAV) with an autopilot system.