Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

About us

Location Vellore, India Funding Type Private
No of Students 39000 Establishment University
Founded In 1984 Estimated Cost of Living 2500 USD
Address Vellore

VIT was established in 1984 as a self-financing institution called the ‘Vellore Engineering College’ with 180 students. Since then the institution has grown from strength to strength. VIT today is a home to over 39000 students from 52 countries and from every state of India, one third of whom are women. VIT is the first university in India to get 4-STAR rating from QS, the international ranking agency. Besides being ranked consistently in the TOP 20 institutions in India by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of Government of India since 2016, recently VIT entered the prestigious QS World University Ranking by Subject for the first time. VIT has got rank in three subjects in the first year of participation itself as below:

Computer Science and Information Systems (Rank: 451-500) 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Rank 501-550) 

Chemistry (Rank 501-550) 

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VIT is  accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation council of India (NAAC) and 10 under graduate  engineering programs at Vellore Campus & 4 under graduate engineering programs at Chennai Campus  are accredited by ABET of USA.

VIT, ranked No.1 private institution for Innovation Achievements (ARIIA 2019 Award) by Govt. of India.

VIT offers programs at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral levels in Engineering, Management & Sciences. VIT also offers programmes in Hotel Management, Architecture and Law at Undergraduate levels.

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Some of the quick facts about VIT University are as follows:

  • Offers 43 undergraduate and 34 post graduate (Masters), 6 ntegrated and 3 Research programmes
  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India accredited " A" Grade to VIT
  • It was the First University in India to get International accreditation for the programmes. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) of United Kingdom and Energy Institute, UK has accredited different programmes of VIT.
  • Has an excellent separate hostel facilities for boys and girls (almost 80% of the students stay in the campus). All the foreign students are compulsorily to stay on campus.           
  • Wifi enabled campus             

        A 350 acres  eco-friendly campus with over 5 million sq.ft built up space

  • A 150 acres eco- friendly second campus at Chennai
  • VIT is already a well known University in both National and International Circles.  We have over 36000 students (national and International students put together) from 52 countries. One third of them are women
  • Students from 52 countries as well as from every STATE in  India
  • Over 1450 faculty and 1235 supporting staff
  • Has International partnerships with over 240  universities across globe
  • Besides Engineering programmes, VIT University also offers programmes in Management, Computer applications at undergraduate, Master’s and Doctorate levels; B.Sc Computer Sciences, B.Sc Multimedia & Animation, B.Com with computer application, B.C.A  and M.Sc ( Microbiology) and M. Tech ( Software Technology),  M.Sc ( Bio-Technology)  integrated five year) and  Catering & Hotel Management. 
  • You may get more information on our University in our website