VIT University was established 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 vit campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In fact, it has become a way of life for us. The highly motivated youngsters on the campus are a 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 these universities. Many of our students, who pursue their research projects in foreign universities, bring high quality to their work and esteem to India and have done us proud. With steady steps, we continue our march forward. We look forward to meeting you here at VIT.
History of VIT
It was established under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, and was founded in 1984 as a self-financing institution called the Vellore Engineering College. The Union Ministry of Human Resources Development conferred University status on Vellore Engineering College in 2001. The University is headed by its founder and Chancellor, Dr. G. Viswanathan, a former Parliamentarian and Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government. In recognition of his service to India in offering world class education, he was conferred an honorary doctorate by the West Virginia University, USA. Sankar Viswanathan, Sekar Viswanathan and G.V. Selvam are the Vice-Presidents; Dr. Anand A. Samuel is the Vice-Chancellor and Dr. V. Raju and Dr. S. Narayanan are the Pro-Vice-Chancellors.
We at VIT University will impart futuristic technical education and instil high patterns of discipline through our dedicated staff, who shall set global standards, making our students technologically superior and ethically strong, who in turn shall improve the quality of life of the human race.
Our mission is to educate students from all over India, including those from the local and rural areas, and from other countries, so they become enlightened individuals, improving the living standards of their families, industry and society. We will provide individual attention, world-class quality education and take care of character building.
Over 1,93,000 appeared for the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) in 2014
The institution offers 19 Undergraduate, 34 Post graduate, 2 Integrated and 4 Research Programmes.
NAAC has re-accredited VIT University with an ‘A’ grade.
A 360-acre eco-friendly campus with over 50.83 lakh sq.ft. built-up space at Vellore.
A 170 acre eco-friendly second campus at Chennai.
Over 24,000 students, with nearly 1/3rd of them women
Students from 50 countries as well as from every state in India
Over 1400 faculty and 1413 staff.
VIT has been accredited by TCS, Wipro and Cognizant for academic collaboration and placements.
Entered the Limca Book of Records for Campus Recruitment
Ranked 5th among the Private Engineering Colleges in India Source: Outlook 2016
Research grant of 372 million INR.
15 ongoing industry sponsored research projects
20 research collaborations and 14 student exchange program partnerships.
Course curriculum designed around experiential learning methodology to create industry ready technology professionals
Campus equipped with the best technology labs and teaching infrastructure
The MIT Innovation Centre is one of its kind, promoting research and industry driven projects.
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.
The institute follows a credit system for evaluating academic performance. The grade point average (GPA) is on a scale of 0 to 10. Courses are allotted credits according to their importance. Each academic year is divided into two semesters, and teaching programmes are organized around the credit system. Teaching includes lectures, tutorials, practicals, projects, seminars, dissertations, and field and industrial training. The grades are allotted on the basis of relative technique where class average and standard deviation is taken into account to ensure fair grades for students regardless of different marks evaluators.
The CGPA is not the same as the American one. In India some credits might be awarded during Bachelor studies for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, while during the Master programme this is not allowed.
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