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VIT University or VIT, formerly called Vellore Engineering College, is a private university in Tamil Nadu, India. Founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, by G. Viswanathan, the institution offers 20 undergraduate, 34 postgraduate, four integrated and four research programs. It has campuses in Vellore and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. A new 200-acre campus called VIT-AP located at Amaravati (the new state capital of Andhra Pradesh state) is under construction. Classes will be started in July 2017. N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and M. Venkaiah Naidu, a Union Minister, participated in the foundation ceremony. Foundation stone for VIT Bhopal campus at Sehore, Madhya Pradesh was laid down by Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh) on 20 October 2016.

Admissions

VIT University admits students on the basis of merit through an online entrance exam. VIT organizes its own entrance exam, called the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE). It is conducted every year in the month of April and May. In 2015, over two lakh students or two hundred thousand students appeared for the entrance examination. The exam has been conducted online since 2013.The VITEEE has consistently been easier than other engineering entrance exams like JEE Mains (formerly AIEEE) and JEE Advanced (formerly IIT-JEE).

Academics

VIT offers academic programs in Engineering, Technology, Applied Sciences, and Management. It offers 20 undergraduate programs, 34 postgraduate, four integrated MS courses, and four doctoral programs. VIT consolidated its disciplines into 10 Schools of Study with the addition of the VIT Law School at its Chennai campus.

Research centers are part of the schools to encourage collaboration between the research and coursework areas and provide opportunity for coursework students to participate in research projects. The university organizes industrial workshops like Automotive Engineering, organized by ParaMek Technologies in GraVitas Fest.

The university is among the first in India to implement the Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) which gives the students flexibility to make their own time tables by choosing the subjects and the faculties under whose guidance they want to study.

Rankings

VIT-Rank

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SchoolsIt is ranked first by Careers360’s Top Private Universities in India 2017.The university was ranked 13th in engineering within India by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in its 2016 and 2017 rankings.National Media groups like India Today have ranked VIT University in the Top 10 Engineering Schools of India for several years.

Teaching at VIT is structured around schools listed below. Students are registered in one of these schools according to their field of study.[12]

  • School of Computing Engineering (SCOPE)
  • School of Bio Sciences & Technology (SBST)
  • School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE)
  • School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT)
  • School of Social Sciences & Languages (SSL)
  • School of Advanced Sciences (SAS)
  • Department of Physical Education (DPE)
  • School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE)
  • School of Mechanical Engineering (SMEC)
  • School of Civil and Chemical Engineering (SCALE)
  • VIT Business School (VIT-BS)
  • School of Architecture (V-SPARC)
  • VIT Law School (at Chennai Campus only)
  • VIT School of Fashion (both in chennai and vellore campus)

Campuses

Vellore Campus

The university’s main campus in Vellore is on 365 acres of land. It is divided by the Chennai–Bangalore railway line. The academic portion of the campus and the women’s hostels are to the south of the railway tracks while the northern portion houses the men’s hostels and the outdoor stadium. The parts are connected by three subways.

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The campus resembles a city, with lake, gardens, lawns, residential complexes, food courts, hair salons and wide roads. The campus has its own water supply and backup electricity supply along with shopping complexes to cater to the needs of residents

VIT is in the city of Vellore in India’s southern state, Tamil Nadu, between Chennai and Bangalore. It is 130 km west of Chennai and 180 km east of Bangalore. The nearest airport is Chennai (two and half hours drive). Vellore-Katpadi Junction is the nearest railway station, 3 km from campus and accessible by train and road from Chennai and Bengaluru. It is 5 km from the Andhra Pradesh border and approximately 33 km from Chittoor.

Two main college fests are conducted in VIT: graVITas and Riviera.

GRAVITAS is a techfest (technology oriented festival) conducted in August/September.

Riviera is a sports and cultural festival. According to organizers for Riviera 2011, it pulled more than 300 participants from over 20 colleges and universities. Rivera 2013 saw popular names like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sukhwinder Singh, Chiyaan Vikram, Siddarth, singer Kartik and many more. ParaMek Technologies from New Delhi conducted a workshop on Automotive Engineering during the fest which was attended by more than 450 students.

Chennai Campus

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Amaravati campus

VIT will be the first university to set up a campus in Amaravati, the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The new state private university will be called VIT-AP. VIT-AP has been allotted a 200-acre land parcel (in two phases), with the university paying ₹50 crores towards the purchase of the first 100 acres.[18] Construction of the first academic and hostel buildings will commence in November 2016, with classes scheduled to commence in July 2017. The campus will offer five B.Tech programmes and a five-year M.Tech (Software Engineering) programme for students who have completed their 12th standard. Apart from these, research programmes including Ph.D. will be offered.

Bhopal Campus

Foundation stone for VIT Bhopal campus at Sehore, Madhya Pradesh was laid down by Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh) on 20 October 2016. Bhopal campus to be spread over an area of 100 acres with an investment of ₹500 crores.

Upper Branch:

Computer Science and Engineering with Spec in Information Security

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical (Spec in Automotive Engineering)

Electronics & Communication engineering with spec in Internet of things & Sensor

Lower Branch:

Bio-Medical Engineering

Biotechnology

Information Technology

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering(Spec. In Bioinformatics)

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical (Spec in Energy Engineering)

Production & Industrial Engineering

Administration

Dr.G.VISWANATHAN – Chancellor

Dr.GV founded Vellore Engineering College in 1984 at Vellore. He envisaged that this institution would offer world-class education to students who would in turn create an indelible impact on the society. The engineering college that started with an intake of 180 students in 1984 has evolved as a university with two campuses. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in 53 undergraduate and graduate programs with nearly 16,000 residing on the campus. It attracts students and professors from different parts of the world. It houses more than 1000 international students on campus. For the past two years, VIT University has been ranked #1 private engineering institution in India. ISO Certification from Holland, International accreditation from the United Kingdom and the USA, and the highest accreditation grade from the Government of India reflect the University’s penchant for excellence on all fronts.

Sankar Viswanathan, Vice President (Chennai Campus)

Sankar Viswanathan, Vice President (Chennai Campus) was born on 13th April 1966. He completed his Advanced Diploma in Engineering Technology, at Chisholm Institute, Melbourne, Australia. He has held honoured positions as the Chairman, and Vice-Chairman of Vellore Engineering College, Vellore before taking over charge as the Pro-Chancellor (Academic) at VIT. He has also served as the Secretary of the North Arcot Educational & Charitable Trust of Vellore. He has always been a very proactive person and has involved himself in all the activities of the University. He has always evinced a keen involvement with the VIT family. He is an active member of the Board of Management, VIT and displays a keen interest in the affairs of the college and being a student friendly person is avidly interested in the academic progress of the students and staff.

Sekar Viswanathan, Vice-President (In-charge of International Relations, Placements and AP Campus)

Sekar is a rank holder in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Madras. He received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. He has a Ph.D. in the area of faculty motivation from University of Madras. During the 90s he served as the Vice-Chairman of his alma mater, Vellore Engineering College (which was later renamed as VIT). During this period, he introduced a number of new programmes and initiatives which paved way for the university status of VIT.Later Sekar went to USA and worked at IBM, NetClerk and Walmart.com to gain international industrial experience. Walmart.com conferred the “Best Engineering Manager” and “Best Achiever” awards on him.

G V Selvam,Vice – President (Vellore Campus)

A man of few words, Mr.Selvam believes in and lives by the precept, ‘Actions speak louder than words.’​​

An MBA graduate from the Univeresity of Madras, Mr. G. V. Selvam assumed charge as Vice Chairman of Vellore Engineering College in 1999, and worked towards elevating the institution to a University.Following the footsteps of his illustrious father, Mr.Selvam spearheaded the evolution of the erstwhile Vellore Engineering College to VIT University, an institution of international repute. He assumed charge as the first Pro Chancellor of VIT University. This bestowed on him the rare honour of being the Youngest Pro-Chancellor in the world as cited in the Limca Book of Records, 2005. He was the Vice President of the VIT Chennai Campus in its formative years, from 2010 to 2013, when he built the campus from scratch.

  • Dr. Anand A. Samuel – Vice Chancellor

    Dr. Anand A Samuel completed his Bachelors in Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy and went on pursue his Masters in IIT Madras and his PhD in Anna University. His wide array of experience includes a couple of years serving in the Industry and with over 20 years of experience in teaching in Anna University. He has been a part of VIT for the past 13 years and he has been the Vice- Chancellor since 1st October 2015. He is a recipient of Life Time Achievement Award from QCFI. He has published more than 90 research papers in Journals and Conference, written a book on Total Quality Management, completed 5 funded research projects and has organised more than 20 Faculty Development Programmes in our University.

    Dr. S. Narayanan – Pro-Vice Chancellor

    Dr. S. Narayanan received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, Masters and Doctorate in Industrial Engineering and Management from Pondicherry University. With nearly 29 years of teaching experience, 14 years of research experience and 2 years of industrial experience, he has contributed more than 100 research papers in various Scopus Indexed Journals. His areas of interest include Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing etc., Ten Scholars have been awarded Ph.D under his guidance and he has provided guidance for more than 20 M.Tech student projects. He is currently guiding 6 Ph.D scholars.

    Dr. V Raju – Pro-Vice Chancellor

    Prof. Raju comes to VIT from the State University of New York, where he has been a Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dean of the School of Engineering Technologies and the Director of Science and Technology Programs. In the past, he was associated with the Rochester Institute of Technology as a Professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technologies and the Chair of the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department; he was a Professor of Manufacturing Technology and the Director of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Studies at the Purdue School of Engineering, Indiana University – Purdue University; and the Director of the Division of Engineering Sciences and Technology at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

    Dr. P. Gunasekaran – Pro-Vice Chancellor (Chennai Campus)
    Dr. P. Gunasekaran, former Vice Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, a renowned Senior Professor of Microbiology from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai has 33 years of teaching and research experience in Microbiology, Biotechnology and Genomics. He had his Ph.D. degree from Haryana Agricultural University, D.Sc. degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Post-doctoral experience from CNRS, France and MIT, USA. He served as the President of Biotechnology Research Society of India and the President of Association of Microbiologists of India. He is the recipient of Tamil Nadu Scientist award, Alagappa Centenary Excellence Award, Louis Pasteur Award and Lifetime achievement award from the Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists and Biotechnology Research Society of India.

    Administrative Offices

    VIT University was establishded with the aim of providing quality higher education, on par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis. The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students into well-rounded individuals. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spurs us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In fact, it has become our way of life. The highly motivated youngsters on the campus are our constant source of pride. Our Memoranda of Understanding with various international universities are our major strength. They provide for an exchange of students and faculty and encourage joint research projects for the mutual benefit of the universities. Many of our students who pursue their research projects in foreign universities have done us proud by bringing quality work and esteem to India. With steady steps, we continue our march forward. We look forward to meeting you here at VIT.

    Academics
    The Academics Office takes care of the academics and curriculum aspects of the college. They are in charge of setting the curriculum for the various programs. This includes doing research on the latest syllabi followed in top global universities and adapting the curriculum for VIT. Moreover, they also handle the question paper setting for all the internal examinations conducted in the college.
    Contact
    location_on 201 & 202 A. L. Mudhaliar Block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2011
    Admissions
    The Admissions Office is in charge of handling all aspects regarding admissions to the various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research scholar programmes. This includes preparation of the question paper for the VITEEE and VITMEE entrance exams. They also manage the paper correction, counselling and handle the formalities of the selected students.
    Contact
    location_on G-09, Ground Floor
    Dr. MGR block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone Under Graduate : +(91) 416 220 2157 / 2168
    Post Graduate : +(91) 416 220 4600
    International Relations
    The International Relations office is responsible for handling all the international tie-ups and MoUs with colleges worldwide. They also engage in helping students of our college get internships and foreign admissions after their studies here. The IR office also takes care of the students who come to our university from other countries by co-ordinating with all departments and making sure they have a very pleasant experience in our university.
    Contact
    location_on 109, First Floor
    Dr. MGR block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2131 / 2243118
    Fax : +91-416-2243092
    Students Welfare
    The Students Welfare looks after the various issues regarding permissions and supports the various events of clubs and chapters. The SW office also works closely with the Students Council body of the college and addresses the various concerns of students if any come up.
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    location_on 108, First Floor Dr. MGR block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2200
    Counselling Division
    VIT has its own counselling division consisting of well trained counsellors who help the students with their emotional difficulties. They are always available on call and in their cabins, in various sectors of the university, during working hours to address any student’s need and to help solve their problems.
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    location_on 720, 7th Floor
    Technology Tower
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
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    Survey & Research Department
    The survey and research department is in-charge of conducting regular feedback sessions, both from students and others in the college. They work towards making the university a better place by constantly taking into the consideration the opinions of its patrons.
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    location_on 310, 3rd Floor
    A.L.M.Block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2113
    Institutional Information Services
    The IIS is in-charge of gathering, consolidating and dissemination of information about the day to day developments in the college. With proper documentation and collection of all necessary data at the right time, they are the knowledge hub of the university.
    Contact
    location_on 134, First Floor
    Dr. MGR block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2573/2181
    Human Resource Office
    The Human Resources Team partners with members of the university’s community to foster a work environment that attracts and inspires excellence in people. We provide quality HR services to attract, develop, motivate, engage and retain a diverse workforce within a supportive work environment. We do this with an emphasis on customer service based on constant consultation and communication.
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    location_on G 04, Ground Floor
    Dr. MGR block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2037
    Public Relations Office
    The Public Relations Office is in charge of advertising about the university and the various events that take place inside its campus. They are responsible for the proper documentation of events and publicising them through the media. They also handle the organisation of all the college festivals and actively work towards making them successes.
    Contact
    location_on G 11, Ground Floor
    Dr. MGR block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2106
    Estates Office
    The Estates Office manages all the issues concerning the property of the college. Right from lush gardens to the concrete wonders, they manage the arrangement, preparation of venues and allocating them for various events along with management of all the furniture needed. They also maintain VIT’s large campus and constantly work on preserving and beautifying the premises.
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    location_on G 04, Ground Floor
    Estates Block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2251
    Computer & Technology Services
    The highly distributed computing environment at VIT University, which includes 93 Servers, 499 Workstations, 4232 Desktops (Intel & AMD), 489 Printers and over 1170 Laptops (Dell, HP, IBM & Lenovo), uses cutting-edge computer simulation to solve problems for industry and academia. It is managed, and actively supported, by the Centre for Technical Support (CTS) that has strength of 30 highly qualified and experienced technicians. CTS is responsible for maintaining and administrating University Website and Mail Servers. Internet facilities are provided throughout the campus through 200 Mbps leased lines from multiple service providers. Content Delivery Network (CDN) Technology is used to access websites.
    Contact
    location_on 104, First Floor
    Estates Block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2171
    Finance Office
    The finance office is located in the Main Building of our University. The name being self- explanatory, it deals with all the academic and other miscellaneous payments that are to be made by students such as course registrations, various hostel related payments like mess , rooms etc or registration for co-curricular activities such as sports , gym etc. During the open hours (Mon-Sat 9-5PM) , a student is free to go and enquire about any issue related to payments made or to be made in the future.
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    phone +(91) 416 220 2259
    Purchase Office
    The Purchase Office is located in the Main Building- only emphasising its importance. It deals with all the purchases that need to be done on behalf of the University on various occasions. Whether it be high profile events , University Fests or Clubs and Chapters, the purchase office helps in providing everything to ensure the events are a success.
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    location_on 106, First Floor
    Dr. MGR block
    VIT University ,
    Vellore,
    Tamil Nadu – 632014
    phone +(91) 416 220 2019

    Community Outreach (CSRD & RS )

    The aim of CSRD & RS is to improve the quality of the life of the rural folks by meeting their basic needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations through participative planning and implementation.

    “Go to the People. Live among them. Learn from them. Serve them. Plan with them. Start with what they know. Build on what they have. And when the best leaders leave, the people will say, “We have done it ourselves.” -Lao Tsu
    The mission : To promote sustainable rural development through participative planning, capacity building , effective networking, research and innovative efforts.
    A thirst for serving the rural needs and challenges saw its birth on Dec 1st 2005, as the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development and Research Studies (CSRD&RS), with the visionary support of our Chancellor Dr.G.VISWANATHAN. It was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, President of India on 1st December, 2005 to provide better and effective services for the growth and development of rural needy through its various activities. It sees through the sustainable development and working among the socially-economically deprived and marginalized communities including children, youth, women, farmers in the community. It provides for better and effective services for the growth and development of rural needy through its various activities and projects.

    Our Partners

      • District Planning Commission
      • Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Govt. of Tamil Nadu
      • Indian Bank Self Employment Training Institute (INDSETI)
      • MSME – Development Institute (MSME-DI), Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India
  • NABARD
  • National Institute of Micro Small Medium Enterprises (ni-msme), Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India
  • Puthu Vazhvu Project
  • State Planning Commission
  • Tamilnadu State Rural Livelihood Mission
  • Tamilnadu Women Development Corporation

    Sustainable practices @ VIT University

    VIT University leads the green initiative to promote sustainable practices in its lush and verdant campus. A few remarkable programmes include energy conservation, water conservation and waste recycling. The in-house transportation policy and the extensive research programmes are certain other sustainable initiatives to uphold green values.

    VIT campus is spread across a vast area of 250 acres. A striking feature of VIT is the well- planned and comprehensive infrastructure provided for both students and faculty. Fully furnished and well-equipped labs decorate every building in the University with over 55 servers to manage all the data transmissions. Moreover, the university is blessed with ample features that support all kinds of events – Auditoriums, plush open spaces, outdoor stages and much more.
    A striking feature of VIT is the well-planned and comprehensive infrastructure provided for both students and faculty. There are seven academic blocks in VIT which are extremely specialised in their own particular field, namely- MB, GDN, CDMM, SMV, CBMR, TT and SJT. The layout has been excellently planned to make the maximum utilisation of the 250 acre campus. The idea behind these separate blocks is to make every block equipped with the necessary amenities whilst providing the perfect atmosphere for both studies and research.

    Auditoriums & Conference Facilities

    Our University firmly believes in providing its students exposure to national and international knowledge experts, through regular national and international conferences / symposia and workshops hosted on campus. It is with this view that a wide choice of modern conference facilities have been meticulously planned and incorporated into the VIT campus.
    ‘Anna Audi ‘ commonly used by students is nothing short of being a marvel. Able to accommodate 1800 students and spread over an area of 15436 sq. feet , it has been built with centralised air conditioners , Wi-fi service and a spectacular stage along with green rooms and perfect amount of lighting. This auditorium is used for various events and conferences.
    It is located beside the volleyball and basketball courts and serves as THE landmark in VIT.
  • Anna Auditorium (Seating capacity – 1400)
  • Dr. M. Channa Reddy Auditorium (Seating capacity – 469)
  • Dr. Ammbedkar Auditorium (Seating capacity – 198)
  • Kamaraj Auditorium (Seating capacity – 128)
  • Conference Facilities
    healthier lifestyle while coping with the pressures of studying, one needs to be healthy both emotionally and physically. As a part of this process, VIT emphasizes the importance of sports and considers them as an integral part of the curriculum. VIT has a number of centres for physical education and sports activities that help the students maintain fitness and develop a competitive spirit. Its numerous outdoor playgrounds and indoor courts are spread over a 20-acre area.

    Canteen

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    VIT has been amply blessed with three fully equipped multi cuisine canteens present at three strategic locations in college. Two at the far ends of college, one each in G D Naidu Block and the Silver Jubilee Tower and one more at the centre of the college near the Technology Tower. All the three canteens are on contract basis with external caterers and provide quality food at very student friendly prices. Hosting a wide array of cuisines and dishes, they cater to students home style food from every corner of country with no compromise on the quality.

    Smart Classrooms

    The classrooms are well designed rooms that incorporate everything needed for a pleasant learning atmosphere. The wide spacious classrooms contain a white board and also a projector that is used for teaching so a professor can switch to different modes of teaching as and when required so the teaching isn’t monotonous and the lectures are put across in the best way possible. This hi-tech equipment enables our faculty to conduct classes in a way that enable students to make use of every available resource from one point at the click of a button. These classrooms are also often used for seminars and events from time to time