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Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) is one of the front-runners among private engineering colleges in the recent decade. VIT University was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. VIT University, formerly known as Vellore Engineering College, is a private university in Tamil Nadu, India was founded in 1984, as Vellore Engineering College, by G. Viswanathan. The institution offers 20 undergraduate, 34 postgraduate, four integrated and four research programs. It has campuses in Vellore and Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Vellore Institute of Technology is one of the best private engineering colleges in the country. Find all you need to know about this college right here!

History of VIT Vellore

VIT Vellore Campus 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.

VIT Vellore-Campus

VIT Vellore campus is spread across a vast area of 250-acres. A striking feature of VIT Vellore is the well- planned and comprehensive infrastructure provided for both students and faculty. Fully furnished and well-equipped labs decorate every building in the University with over 55 servers to manage all the data transmissions. Moreover, the university is blessed with ample features that support all kinds of events – Auditoriums, plush open spaces, outdoor stages and much more.

The Library

There are seven academic blocks in VIT Vellore which are extremely specialized in their own particular field, namely- MB, GDN, CDMM, SMV, CBMR, TT and SJT. The layout has been excellently planned to make the maximum utilization of the 250-acre campus. ‘Anna Audi’, able to accommodate 1800 students and spread over an area of 15436 sq. feet, it has been built with centralized air conditioners, Wi-fi service and a spectacular stage along with green rooms and a perfect amount of lighting. This auditorium is used for various events and conferences.

The auditorium

VIT Vellore has a number of centres for physical education and sports activities that help the students maintain fitness and develop a competitive spirit. Its numerous outdoor playgrounds and indoor courts are spread over a 20-acre area.



VIT University admits students on the basis of merit through an online entrance exam. VIT organizes its own entrance exam, called the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE). It is conducted every year in the month of April and May. In 2015, over two lakh students or two hundred thousand students appeared for the entrance examination. The exam has been conducted online since 2013. The VITEEE has consistently been easier than other engineering entrance exams like JEE Main (formerly AIEEE) and JEE Advanced (formerly IIT-JEE).

VIT University had conducted VITEEE 2017 online from April 5 to April 16, 2017, while the application form of VITEEE 2017 was available from November 9, 2016, onwards. VIT University has also announced the test center-wise dates for VITEEE 2017. VIT University doesn’t declare any cutoff marks for admission to B. Tech. /B.E. programs available at the 4 campuses of Chennai, Vellore, Andhra Pradesh and Bhopal. VITEEE cutoff 2017 can be considered as the closing rank for different branches for which VITEEE 2017 counselling was held in different phases.

For the academic year 2016-17, the candidates in the top merit slab of 1 to 20,000 were called for counselling on different days in the first phase of counselling. Candidates are offered admission to different branches at the two campuses based on their percentile merit. For the academic year 2015-16, a total of 1,84,483 had taken the entrance exam, while seats were allotted to only those candidates who were ranked 99,999 or above.

VIT University is offering 19 undergraduate programs and 34 postgraduate programs and two integrated courses and various Ph.D. courses in the field of engineering & technology, management, computer application and science and humanities.

VITEEE 2018 Important Dates

The VITEEE 2018 application process has started from November 2017.  VITEEE 2018 will be conducted in the online mode at the VIT Vellore, VIT Chennai, VIT Bhopal, and VIT AP campuses from 4th April to 15th April 2018, while the exam at all the other exam centres will be conducted from 10th April to 15th April 2018.

Given below are the important dates in the VITEEE 2018 event calendar.

VITEEE 2018 Events Important Dates
Availability of the Application Form (Online) 1st November 2017
Availability of the Application Form (Offline) 9th November 2017
Deadline for Submitting the Application Form 28th February 2018
VITEEE Mock Test 2018 6th January 2018
Slot Booking of CBT 3rd to 4th week of March 2018
VITEEE 2018 Admit Card Availability 4th week of March 2018
VITEEE 2018 Examination at VIT Vellore, VIT Chennai, VIT Bhopal, and VIT AP Exam Centres 4th April to 15th April 2018
VITEEE 2018 Examination at all other Exam Centres 10th April to 15th April 2018
VITEEE 2018 Result Declaration 25th April 2018
VITEEE 2018 Counselling Phase 1 2nd week of May 2018

VITEEE 2018 Exam Schedule

Sessions Timings of VITEEE 2018
Session I 9.00 am to 11:30 am
Session II 12:30 am to 3.00 pm
Session III 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Courses Offered

UG Courses – 4 years

  • B. Tech. – Biomedical Engineering
  • B. Tech. – Biotechnology
  • B. Tech. – Civil Engineering
  • B. Tech. – Chemical Engineering
  • B. Tech. – Computer Science and Engineering
  • B. Tech. – Computer Science and Engineering (Spec. in Bioinformatics)
  • B. Tech. – Computer Science and Engineering with Specialization in Information Security
  • B. Tech. – Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B. Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering with Spec. in IoT and Sensors
  • B. Tech. – Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B. Tech. – Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • B. Tech. – Information Technology
  • B. Tech. – Mechanical Engineering
  • B. Tech. – Mechanical ( Spec. in Automotive Engineering )
  • B. Tech. – Mechanical ( Spec. in Energy Engineering )
  • B. Tech. – Production and Industrial Engineering

PG Degree Courses

M. Tech. (Master of Technology) – 2 years

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering – in collaboration with ARAI, Pune
  • Automotive Engineering with specialization in Engine Technology ((jointly
  • with ARAI & Industry)
  • CAD / CAM
  • Energy & Environmental Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Cloud Computing
  • Computer Science and Engineering with Specialization in Big Data Analytics
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Control and Automation
  • Information Technology – Networking
  • Software Technology
  • Software development & Management (Cognizant Employees)
  • Automotive Electronics in collaboration with TIFAC-CORE industry
  • partners
  • Communication Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensor Systems Technology
  • VLSI Design
  • Embedded Systems

Integrated Courses

M.S (Master of Science) 5 years

  • Software Engineering

VIT Vellore- Ranking

There is no separate ranking for extension centers. The ranking of VIT University is the combined ranking for all the campuses.

University rankings
General – India
Careers360 25
Engineering – India
India Today 5
Outlook India 9
Careers360 AAAA+
Business – India
Careers360 77
Outlook India 54

Among all universities in India, VIT University was ranked 25th by Careers360 in 2017, first among private universities. Careers360 has rated it “AAAA+” among engineering colleges in India, the second best rating. It was ranked 13 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2017, 5th among engineering colleges by India Today in 2017 and 9th among engineering colleges by Outlook India in 2017.

The VIT Business School was ranked 17 among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017, 77 by Careers360‘s “Top MBA Colleges in India 2017”, 32 among private institutes, and 54 in India by Outlook India‘s “Top 100 Management Schools” of 2016.

VIT Vellore- Cut-off

The year-wise and branch-wise cut off is listed below:

S. No Course Name 2016 Closing Rank 2015 Closing Rank
1 Computer Science and Engineering 7000 15000
2 Information technology 12000 17000
3 Computer science and Engg. (Specialization in Bioinformatics) 13500 7500
4 Bio-Medical Engineering 45000 13000
5 Biotechnology 20000 13500
6 Civil Engineering 35000 14300
7 Electronics and Communication Engineering 14500 15500
8 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15500 16000
9 Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 18500 16500
10 Mechanical Engineering 19500 19000
11 Mechanical (Spec. in Automotive Engineering) 12300 20000
12 Mechanical (Spec. in Energy Engineering) 20000 25000
13 Production and Industrial Engg. 50000 27500
14 Chemical Engineering 19500
15 ECE (Spec. Internet of Things and Sensor) 14800
16 Comp. Science Engg.( Information Security) 7500

VIT Eligibility Criteria

  • Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after July 1, 1996 are eligible to apply.
  • Interested candidates are eligible if they have secured 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology taken together in +2/intermediate and SC/ST category students are expected to have an aggregate of 50%.
  • Students from National Institute of Open Learning (NIOP) can also apply and all aspirants should have studied under regular, full time and formal education.

VIT Vellore- Fee structure

B. Tech.

  • Group – A – Biotechnology, Biomedical, Computer Science, and Engg. (Spec. in Bioinformatics), Civil, Mechanical with specialization in Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering.
Group – A
Tuition Fees (Per Annum) INR 1,73,000 *
Caution Deposit (Refundable) (One-time payment) INR 3,000
Total fees to be paid for the first year INR 1,76,000
  • Group – B – Mechanical Engineering , Computer Science and Engineering , Electronics and Communication Engineering , Mechanical with specialization in Automotive Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering with Spec. in Information Security ,Electronics and Communication Engineering with Spec. in Internet of Things and Sensor ,Computer Science and Engineering with Specialization in Data Analytics, Computer Science and Engineering with Specialization in Networks and Security.
Group – B
Tuition Fees (Per Annum) INR 1,95,000 *
Caution Deposit (Refundable) (One-time payment) INR 3,000
Total fees to be paid for the first year INR 1,98,000

B. Arch.

Tuition Fees (Per Annum) INR 2,85,000
Caution Deposit (Refundable) (One-time payment) INR 3,000
Total fees to be paid for the first year INR 2,88,000

Hostel charges for 2017 – NRI /Foreign/Chinese Student – Vellore Campus (Amount in USD)

Hostel Fees 2030 1288 1627 1029 1363 834 1162 765 972 644
Caution Deposit (Refundable) 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250 250
Total 2280 1538 1877 1279 1613 1084 1412 1015 1222 894

Mess charges

Mess Type Amount (Rs.)
South Indian (Veg.) 41,000
South Indian (Non-Veg.) 46,500
North Indian (Veg.) 44,500
North Indian (Non-Veg.) 50,000
Special Mess 53,000


Given below are the various scholarships that are available to the VIT students based on their academic performance.

Performance Scholarship
State & Central Board Toppers 100% Tuition Fee waiver for all the four years.
VITEEE rank holders of 1 to 50 75% Tuition Fee waiver for all the four years.
VITEEE rank holders of 51 to 100 50% Tuition Fee waiver for all the four years.
VITEEE rank holders of 101 to 1000 25% Tuition Fee waiver for all the four years.

Connectivity (How to Reach)


Nearest Railway Station: Katpadi Railway Station (3 kilometers)

Next Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central Junction (142 kilometers)


Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (130 kilometers)

VIT- Gallery Of Images

VIT Auditorium
VIT Library
VIT Cafeteria
VIT Campus


VIT Facilities

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  • Auditorium
  • Convenience Store
  • Labs

VIT Vellore-Campus Fests

Two main college fests are conducted in VIT: graVITas and Riviera. GRAVITAS is a techfest (technology-oriented festival) conducted in August/September. Riviera is a sports and cultural festival. According to organizers for Riviera 2011, it pulled more than 300 participants from over 20 colleges and universities. Rivera 2013 saw popular names like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sukhwinder Singh, Chiyaan Vikram, Siddarth, singer Kartik, and many more. ParaMek Technologies from New Delhi conducted a workshop on Automotive Engineering during the fest which was attended by more than 450 students.

Cultural Fest


Riviera, the annual ISO certified sports and cultural fest of VIT University with all its splendor and eminence is the biggest in South India one that boasts of the biggest entertainers in the Indian entertainment scenario. The fest holds the record for most numbers of people arms wrestling, the biggest number of people to form a human hand. The four-day extravaganza is a celebration of dance, drama, debate, literature while celebrating the plurality abode.

Sunidhi Chauhan at Riviera


GraVITas is VIT University’s Annual technological and design Carnival. This festival is an endeavor to provide a platform to all individuals to showcase their skills and improve their innovation skills in the fields of technology. The three-day festival sees the participation of students from all across the country and also promotes the exchange of ideas and sparks a collective growth in the development of this nation and its youth.


VIT University has been consistently been setting records and breaking them over the past several years. The latest was with close to 8000 job offers made to our students by Accenture, Wipro, TCS, and Infosys.

Here’s a quick glimpse of the top IT recruiters over the years
2012-13: Accenture(1492), Cognizant(803) and Wipro(1308)
2013-14: Accenture(1688), Cognizant(1084) and Wipro(1162)
2014-15: Accenture(1324), Cognizant(1911), Infosys(1452) & Wipro(1141)

VIT has entered into Limca Book of Records thrice for the highest number of campus placements done from a single Institution by a single company:

  • 2009 (TCS-1075)
  • 2011 (Cognizant-1643)
  • 2012 (Cognizant-1820)

VIT Vellore Alumni

Here’s a list of some of the notable alumni from VIT.

  • Krishna Gupta: Founder and CEO of
  • Nishank Magoo: Founder and Managing Director of Multigroce, Multiverse Technologies.
  • Vivek Gupta: Vice President- Business, Delhivery.

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