The Vellore Institute of Technology as the name suggest is located in Vellore Tamil Nadu. It is often considered one of the best technical universities in India. VIT was declared a deemed university under the University Grants Commission Act of 1956 Section 3.
Initially the university was called Vellore Engineering College and was founded on 5th June 1984 by G. Vishwanathan
It is located in the city of Vellore in Tamil Nadu between Chennai and Bangalore. It is 130 km west of Chennai and 180 km east of Bangalore. The nearest airport is Chennai. Vellore-katpadi Junction is the nearest railway station just 3 km from VIT campus
At the time of its inception the university offered just 3 courses but today the university offers 34 post graduate and 18 under graduate courses to its students
Students come from far and wide to be part of the VIT educational experience. Currently the university houses students from over 47 nations
Many leading accreditation societies and media organization have placed the university among the top 10 universities of the nation
Before being declared a deemed university the VIT came under the purview of the Madras University. The university has also received ISO: 9002 certificate for various things like education hostel facilities etc.
The university has been recognized by national accreditation universities like NAAC UGC NBA DNV and IEI. VIT university was the first Indian engineering institution to get ABET Accreditation for both civil and mechanical programs
VIT is the first educational institution to be honored with the TVN-KIDAO-NIQR award instituted by the National Institute of Quality and Reliability (NIQR) for maintaining exceptional quality.
Students who wish to study at VIT have to clear VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination). This exam is held in the 1st week of June every yearScholarship:
The university offers several scholarships to financially challenged students such that brilliance is not hindered by money. The scholarship programs are segregated for Indian students foreign students and backward classes. Some of the companies or organizations which offer scholarships at the university are:
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