The VIT University popularly known as Vellore Institute of Technology is a private co-educational university located in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu. Founded in 1984 as the Vellore Engineering College by G. Vishwanathan, a former Member of Parliament and minister in the government of Tamil Nadu, VIT boasts 9 schools offering 15 undergraduate, 30 post graduate programs and 13 research centers. VIT has been accredited with the highest grade 'A' by the National Board of Accreditation and has been conferred the ‘Deemed University’ status by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Developmentand the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. VIT took off with a vision to “impart quality technical education to cater to the needs of all societies and maintain a high standard of discipline through a dedicated, involved and committed staff; and to promote knowledge wise superior students and to make them ethically strong”.
VIT campus sprawls over 250 acres with well-planned and comprehensive infrastructure to cater to the needs of the students and faculty. Computer centers are equipped with the latest technology and include 55 servers and over 1000 computers. Modern laboratories enable students and researchers to keep abreast of emerging trends and applications. The library at VIT is housed in a 25 000 sq. ft centrally air conditioned building with over 40,000 books and 4400 back volumes of scientific and technical periodicals. The library also subscribes to 300 specialized journals. The institute has a dedicated 65 Kb and 2 Mb leased line connectivity to internet through VSNL and Dishnet DSL, providing global information access to the staff and students. E-mail accounts are provided for all students and staff members. VIT offers excellent sports facilities including outdoor and indoor play areas, an outdoor stadium on a 30 acre plot with a 400 metre athletics track and a seating capacity of 2000 students in the covered stand. The health centre at VIT is staffed with well qualified medical professionals with separate wards for male and female.
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) (4 Years/ Full Time) Master of Business Administration (MBA)(2 Years / Full Time) Master of Computer Application (MCA)(3 Years / Full Time) Master of Technology (M. Tech)(2 Years / Full Time) Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)(3 Years / Full Time) Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA)(3 Years / Full Time) Extracurricular: Co-curricular and extracurricular activities are planned and executed through a number of associations, clubs, societies and students' chapters of professional bodies. They are owned and managed by representatives of students and are monitored by the faculty in-charge.
Students are admitted on the basis of marks scored in the entrance exam conducted by VIT (VITEE); short-listed candidates are called for counseling. Eligibility:60 percent in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology in the qualifying examination (+2/Intermediate); 50 percent in the case of SC/ST category or candidates hailing from Jammu and Kashmir and the north eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.
Vellore Institute of Technology has been ranked No 8 in the Times of India survey of best engineering colleges in India. VIT has been accredited with the highest grade 'A' by the National Board of Accreditation and has been conferred Deemed University status by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has accredited VIT as an A-grade institution. VIT is also accredited by Cognizant, Ericsson and Wipro Technologies.