Why Vellore Institute of Technology?

Started as Vellore Engineering College (VEC) in 1984, VIT has grown up through hard work and smart improvements. VEC has become VIT after gaining University status in 2001 by University Grants Commission (UGC). From a sprawling green spread of over 372 acres In Vellore, VIT manages its three other campuses situated in Chennai, AP-Amravati, and Bhopal. Since it began, VIT aims at bringing dynamic engineers to the society. For that, the institute strives hard by upgrading curriculum and syllabus regularly. All thanks to its international connections with top educational institutions in the US and Europe. It offers 51 undergraduate programmes, 32 postgraduate, 11 Integrated Programmes and Research Programmes through its four campuses.

Courses Offered

Biotechnology engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Eng

Business systems(CSE)

Data Science (CSE)

Internet of Things (CSE)

Data Science (CSE)

Cyber Physical Systems

BlockChain Technology (CSE)

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electronics & Comp Engineering

Bioinformatics (CSE)

Information Security (CSE)

VIT Amenities

Student life at VIT is more than just study. VITs’ are not only meant for study, each campus is built with outstanding amenities that every student needs.


VIT believes in one mantra, “Hostels are nothing, but a second home”. That’s why the accommodation facilities at VIT are built in an eco-friendly area to provide comfortable, safe, inclusive and secure living. VIT’s Vellore campus has a total of 24 hostels including 18 men hostels and 6 women hostels.


A provision store has been built inside campus to cater the stationery and other requirements like domestic goods, toiletry, provisions, etc. The store also stocks publications, audio/video cassettes, herbal/ayurvedic products, etc.

Medical facility

What if a student falls ill? No worries, the university management has ensured availability of medical facilities through establishment of a health centre inside the campus. A dispensary with a qualified doctor on-call 24/7, a day is present.


An add-on advantage of Vellore campus is the banking facility. A branch of nationalized Bank is functioning in a separate building inside the campus on all working days. So that the students can make use of personal banking facilities which includes withdrawal of cash via ATM .


To dine healthy and hygienic, the institute runs in house canteen for students and staff. The facility is open to day scholars, staff members and visitors. To ensure, ‘Students are healthy’, the food served is prepared in a hygienic and authentic way.

Photocopying and STD services

On payment, students and staff can make use of the photocopying facility available at the institute. Also there are telephone booths for students inside the campus to make local/STD/ISD calls. Students can make use of it on all working days.


On request, students can make use of transportation facilities through reasonable payment at the institute. The college buses function on all working days to pick up and drop day- scholars from specified locations in the city and enroute.

Academic Facilities

To meet the demands of changing trends and student employability, through international ties, VIT upgrades its facilities and curriculum every year. Learning at Vellore Institute of Technology  ensures the active exploration of innovations, by students.


The Central Library is a treasure of this information era, Stretched over 7770 sq.m, the Periyar EVR Central Library has the best collection of information  resources such as  books, journals & other resources in Mathematics & Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Biotechnology, Humanities, Social Sciences and Management ranging from printed books, e-books, back volumes and CDs\DVDs.

Computing Facilities & Campus Wi-Fi

To meet the digital demands of students,  the IT department is made responsible for identifying, providing and maintaining reliable computing facilities, computing network environment, and campus internet facility.

Sports and Extras

At VIT students are encouraged  to get involved and accomplish in sports and extracurricular activities, a lot. The sports facility at VIT Shopping Complex consists of a fully air conditioned gymnasium and Snooker Hall. A separate fitness center for men and women is also available in the campus. The Department of Physical Education conducts  inter-university, state level and national level tournaments every year, and Smt. Rajeswari Viswanathan Memorial tournaments for schools and colleges.

University Departments

VIT provides various  technical and non technical programmes through its departments. At four campuses, it offers UG and PG  level programmes through

School of Advanced Sciences (SAS)

School of IT & Engineering

School of Comp Science and Engineering

School of Architecture (V-SPARC)

VIT School of Design (V-SIGN)

School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE)

School of Mechanical Engineering(SMEC)

School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT)

School of Civil Engineering (SCE)

School of Chemical Engineering (SCHEME)

School of Bio Sciences & Technology (SBST)

School of Hotel & Tourism Management

VIT School of Agriculture Innovations & Advanced Learning

VIT Business School (VIT BS)

School of Social Sciences and Languages (SSL)

University Placements

VIT offers a wide range of technical and non technical programmes through its departments.

Highest Placement ratio in Tamilnadu


As per NIRF data,Vellore Institute of Technology has a higher placement rate of upto 93%, compared to top universities in India.Like top universities in India, VIT has set its own curriculum for students to study. Most importantly,the curriculum is regularly revised to meet the job requirements and international standards.

Common FAQ about Vellore Institute of Technology
Most frequent questions and answers

In total, Vellore Institute of Technology runs four campuses pan India. In total, it offers  51 undergraduate programmes, 32 postgraduate, 11 Integrated Programmes and Research Programmes through its four campuses.

Vellore Institute of Technology offers UG, PG and Phd level courses in various disciplines including Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Management and professional medicine. To learn more about UG admissions and courses it offers, kindly click the link.

Yes. Admissions to BTech programmes at VIT  are based on VITEEE and counselling. In addition,  candidates who attend TNEEE can avail scholarship benefits based on score.  For more details on entrance examination,  click here. 

Of course,yes. VIT offers admissions for international students too. But the admission process differs. To know more about eligibility and admission procedure, kindly click the link below.

Yes, hostel facilities are available for students at four campuses of VIT. In total, 24 hostels with all basic amenities installed  are available for students on request.

The mess and canteen facilities are good enough.To dine healthy and hygienic, the institute runs in house canteen between 7 am and 7 pm for students and staff. The facility is open to day scholars, staff members and visitors. To ensure, ‘Students are healthy’, the  food served is prepared in a hygienic and authentic way.  Most importantly, the canteen is designed in a way to bring liseureness and relaxation.

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