Founded in 1998, Visvesvaraya Technological University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large city of Belgaum (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Karnataka. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 18 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. VTU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.