Vellore Institute of Technology or VIT for short has long been considered as the best technical universities in India. VIT University Vellore is a private institute and is located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Its founder, G. Viswanatham, established the institute in the year 1984 as the Vellore Engineering College. The institute has been aiming to bring about an international standard of technical education to India. It was granted the university status in the year 2001 by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development.
VIT Vellore currently offers 52 undergraduate, 32 postgraduate, 11 integrated programmes, 2 doctorate programmes and also 2 M.Tech programmes. All the programmes on offer are full-time. All programmes are offered under 15 schools. The schools are
- School of Advanced Science
- School of Computer Science and Engineering
- School of Architecture
- School of Mechanical Engineering
- School of Electrical Engineering
- School of Chemical Engineering
- School of Agricultural Innovations and Advanced Learning
- School of Information Technology
- School of Design
- VIT Business School
- School of Social Sciences and Language
- School of Electronics Engineering
- School of Civil Engineering
- School of Bio Sciences and Technology
- School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The institute has created research centres to encourage students to do effective research and coursework. The centres also encourage students to participate in more projects. VIT Velloreis also one of the first institutes to implement the Fully Flexible Credit System in India. It is, as the name says, a system where students can set up their own timetables, choose their own subjects and teachers to study under.
VIT University Vellore has over 300 MOUs signed with international institutions and organisations. Students get to visit partner institutions and vice versa. VITalso offers a semester abroad programme for students to complete their final semester in an international partner institute. These programmes are particularly important to improve student’s resumes as well as improve the chances of work through networking. A student’s perspective is broadened, which helps them become better individuals in future. Some international partner institutions are George Washington University, Duke University, University of Cologne, University of Dublin, University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, Kookmin University Seoul and many more.
The PAT centre overlooks all placements and internships at Vellore Institute of Technology. The centre has bought over more than 600 companies for the placement drive in the academic year 2018 to 2019. The highest package offered was by Microsoft which was Rs.39 lakh per annum. Some of the companies that visited and extended offer letters are eBay, Amazon, Intel, Deloitte, Bosch, Honda, Cognizant, Qualcomm, TCS, Accenture etc. Wipro made 238 offers, Deloitte made 191 offers while Bank of America made 108 offers. Placements records at VIT have only gotten better over the years. All students graduate with a job offer at graduation. 2019’s placement drive saw over 6180 offers were made by 690 companies. The average CTC was Rs.6.05 lakh. The institute has recorded a placement record of 94% for 2019.
Campus and amenities
VIT University Vellore has two campuses currently. The main campus is at Vellore, and the other is in Chennai. The main campus has been beautifully designed to make sure there is ample nature. The entire campus is 372 acres big. There are academic buildings, hostels and more. VIT has built up the campus to be self-sufficient. Students have access to courier service, book stores, post office, multiple eateries, a 3000 sqft shopping mall, bank and ATMs, and also transport services to make commuting easy.
Students get the opportunity to interact with and build relations with classmates outside the class timings. The infrastructure provided is worth more than what a student is charged for as fees.
Students at VIT have been successful in setting up their own companies while studying their programmes. The atmosphere is inductive for students to start their ventures. Some start-ups that saw the light of the day at VIT Vellore are Kraftigo, Bhukkad, The pen world, Sangharsh, Helpmyprep, Actonate, Bazinga Labs and more. Students here get mentorship, help and guidance to help shape their startups. Success is guaranteed with all the help that students get here.
Fests and events
Besides the daily studies and classes, VIT University has made sure to organize events where students can relax and let down their hair. The institute believes that academic excellence is not limited to just books and studies. Riviera, the annual sports and cultural fest, is very popular and most awaited. The fest helps students find and exercise their inner talents other than studies. It is held over four days and each day is filled up with fun activities to participate. All events are organized by clubs and university organisations which include students themselves. Students get a chance to either participate in the administration side of the fest or participate in the events.
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