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Vellore Institute of Technology

1.About University

Vellore Institute of Technology is a deemed university & an Institute of Eminence established under the act of University Grants Commission in 1956. This private Institution was founded as a self- financing institution “Vellore Engineering College”, which later conferred the status of University in 2001. Dr.G. Vishwanathan who was the founder & Chancellor of the university, awarded an Honorary Doctorate by West Virginia University for his service to India in providing world class education.  VIT is accredited Grade A NAAC in 2015 which offers 33 Graduate, 36 Post graduate, 15 Research & 4 Integrated Programmes. VIT has  16 schools & 3  campuses in Chennai, Amarvathi & Bhopal.

2.Regulating Body of the University

Chancellor:Dr.G. Vishwanathan

Vice-Presidents : Mr.Sankar Viswanathan, Dr.Sekar Viswanathan and Mr.G.V. Selvam

Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Anand A. Samuel and

Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Dr. S. Narayanan


VIT is highly accredited by national and global accrediting agencies.

  • NAAC (National Accreditation & Assessment Council) – A grade for 3 times
  • NBA (National Board of Accreditation) – 3 times
  • ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) of USA
  • IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) of UK
  • ACBSP(Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA
  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), UK


Vellore Institute of Technology has 4 campuses.

They are:

  1. Vellore – 1956
  2. Chennai- 1984
  3. Amravati (Andhra Pradesh)- 2017
  4. Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) – 2017

VIT has around 256 acres of campus in Vellore Tamilnadu which is 3 KMs from Vellore-Katpadi Junction, which is the head quarter of VIT.

5.University Rankings

Category Ranking Authority Rank
International (General) QS Asia 2019 281-290
International (General) Times World 2019 801-1000
International (General) Times Asia 2019 251-300
National (General) NIRF (overall) 2019 32
National (General) NIRF (Universities) 2019 19
Engineering NIRF 2019 18
Engineering Outlook India 2019 32
Engineering The Week 2018 22
Private Colleges India Today 2018 3
Business Management NIRF 2019 46
Business Management Outlook India 2017 51
University BRICS 176
Subject wise (IT & EEE) QS 451-500
Subject wise ( Chemistry) QS 500-550
Skills of Students IT Industry Hacker Rank


It offers admissions to Under graduate courses through VITEEE ( Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination) & to Post Graduate courses through VITMEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Master’s Entrance Examination) which are conducted every year in the months of May & June.

7.UG Courses

B. Tech degree is offered, in branches like CSE, ECE, MECH, CIVIL, CHEM etc. Not all branches are offered in all campuses.


Fully Flexible Credit System is the best practice by VIT to help students tailor their courses as they wish. The FFCS offers :

  • Choice in the order of selection of courses for each semester.
  • Choice in the timings / time slots in the selection of courses.
  • Choice in the selection of number of courses per semester.
  • Choice of preparing his / her own Timetable and Academic Plan.
  • Balanced curriculum with engineering, science, humanities and management courses.
  • Ample opportunities to do inter-disciplinary courses.
  • Soft on slow learners by offering important / common courses in all semesters.
  • Optional Summer/ Intersession semester to do courses.
  • Opportunity of under graduate research experience.
  • Value addition with double Major / Minor / Honours option.
  • Branch change option in B.Tech. at the end of first year.

9.List of Schools in VIT

Teaching at VIT is structured around schools listed below. Students are registered in one of these schools according to their field of study.

  1. School of Advanced Sciences (SAS)
  2. School of Architecture (V-SPARC)
  3. VIT School of Design (V-SIGN)
  4. School of BioSciences & Technology (SBST)
  5. School of Chemical Engineering (SCHEME)
  6. School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCOPE)
  7. School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT)
  8. School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE)
  9. School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE)
  10. School of Mechanical Engineering (SMEC)
  11. School of Civil Engineering (SCE)
  12. School of Social Sciences & Languages (SSL)
  13. VIT Business School (VIT-BS)
  14. School of Hotel & Tourism Management (HOT)
  15. VIT School of Agricultural Innovations and Advanced Learning. (VAIAL)
  16. VIT School of Law (VITSOL)
  17. VIT Fashion Institute of Technology (VFIT)

10.Selection Process

VITEEE is a computer based entrance exam.

It is a 2.5 hr exam. It tests students on Physics; Chemistry, Maths (40 each total 120 Q) and English (5Q); Total 125 questions

No Negative marking

The exam is held over a span of 12days, with daily 3 slots.

  • Slot I: 09.00 am to 11.30 am
  • Slot II: 12.30 pm to 03.00 pm
  • Slot III: 04.00 pm to 06.30pm
Admission Process Dates
Application Last Date  February
Slot Booking /E-admit card March
Exam Slots April(3 slots a day)
Announcement of Final results April/May

Counselling Procedure based on AIR will happen in the month of May.


Candidates should have secured an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology in the qualifying examination (+2/Intermediate)

12.Application process:Online/offline

Online application fee: approx Rs 1150.

Online application fee: approx Rs 1200.

13.Fee Structure

B.Tech Course fee depends on courses chosen. Data from 2017-18 notification

Academic fe Group A Group B
Tution Fees/ Annum 1.70L 1.90L
Caution deposit 1st year 3000 3000
Hostel Fees Hostel Mess
Vellore 46K to  1.09K 47K to 60K
Chennai 57K to 1.07K 55K to 67K
Hostel fee and Mess fee depends on AC/Non Ac-number of roommates. Mess fee depends on Veg/Non Veg ; South Indain Vs North Indain

Note: There is a possibility of change in fee over the period of 4 year course as per organisation norms.

However the fee structure for Ap & Bhopal of VIT are explained below:

VIT AP Fee structure is decided based on their ranks which fall in to various categories.

It can be estimated that the following is the criteria of categories.

Category1-rank  (1–20,000) – INR 1,95,000 +3000

Category 2-rank (20,001–40,000) – INR 3,04,000 +3000

Category 3-rank (40,001–65,000) – INR 405000 +3000

Category 4-rank (65,001–99,999) – INR  445000 +3000

Hostel Fee         

Ac Non AC Caution Fee
97,000 – 1,00,000 57,000 – 63,000 15000


Veg Non- Veg Special
58,512 65,190 71,974

VIT Bhopal:

Ac Non AC Caution Fee
57,000 – 1,05,000 46,000 – 94,000 10000


Veg Non- Veg Special
67500 67500 67500

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