Established in 1984, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has become one of the best-known private engineering universities in India.
The university’s most competitive programme is the B. Tech. Its subjects are taught across the School of Computer Engineering, the School of Civil and Chemical Engineering, the School of Bio Sciences and Technology, the School of Electrical Engineering, the School of Information Technology and Engineering, the School of Electronics Engineering, the School of Mechanical Engineering, the School of Planning and Architecture, the Business School, the School of Social Sciences and Languages, and the School of Fashion Technology.
VIT’s two campuses are in South India, in Vellore (capital city of Vellore District) and Chennai (capital city of Tamil Nadu), together covering an area of around 250 acres. Its outdoor and indoor sports facilities spread over a 20 acre area. Riviera is VIT’s annual International Sports and Cultural Carnival, where students can participate in and see arts, sports, music, dance, drama, debate and fashion. VIT also organises a yearly festival of technology and design called GraVITas. Throughout the year, VIT students engage in the wide range of student clubs available involving dance, debating, drama, film, music, photography, English and Hindi literature, animation, biology, artificial intelligence, technology, gaming, TEDx, environmental conservation, racing and trekking.
International students will be expected to have passed their final exams in English, Mathematics, Physics and one of the following subjects: Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Electronics, Biology or Bio-technology.
Famous alumni include engineer Arul N S and entrepreneur Ujala Shanker.