VIT University, Vellore Overview

  Vellore   UGC, NAAC   ESTD 1984
  Vellore   UGC, NAAC   ESTD 1984

About College

VIT University Vellore

Established under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, Vellore Institute of Technology was founded in 1984 as a self-financed institution aimed at imparting quality education at par with international standards. VIT University was founded by veteran educator and former Member of Parliament, Govindasamy Viswanathan, who serves as the institution’s chancellor.

Centrally located on the outskirts of Vellore, Tamil Nadu, VIT Vellore constitutes of 17 schools of different disciplines. At the time of admission, the students are registered to one of these schools according to their field of study. VIT University Chennai offers 43 undergraduate, 32 postgraduate, seven integrated and two research programmes.

VIT University Campuses:
  • VIT University Vellore (Main Campus)
  • VIT University Chennai Campus
  • VIT University Amaravati
  • VIT University Bhopal
  • VIT University Jaipur
  • VIT University Pune

VIT University, Vellore provides one of the most experienced and renowned faculties around the country. Eminent educators such as Professors Tangellapally Srinivas, Ariful Rehman and Arunai Nambiraj are regular faculty members of the institutions.

Since its inception, VIT’s reputation as an engineering college has only grown leaps and bounds. The NAAC accredited VIT as an “A” graded college while the VIT Vellore ranking is 3rd, three years in a row by the NIRF. Three subjects are ranked by QS World University Rankings in 2019. Computer Science & Information Systems and Electrical & Electronic Engineering are within the Top 500 and Chemistry fall within the Top 550.

VIT Vellore Courses and Fee Structure

In the past, VIT Vellore was particularly famous for its mechanical, electrical and computer science departments. However, since being deemed a university in 2009, various other courses have rapidly developed, the school of design is the foremost of them. Other than engineering and other science degrees, VIT also provides courses in business administration, law and commerce among other subjects.

VIT University Course Highlights 

  • VIT offers one of the most sought after courses in Mechanical Engineering. Both its B.Tech as well as the M.Tech programmes are renowned for having some of the best faculties as well as facilities around the country.
  • The ECE courses taught at VIT Vellore are noted for their course design which aims to train students extensively for a future in the field of electrical engineering.
  • VIT Vellore prides itself to be among the best in the field of CS engineering, The department is known for its outstanding placement which is preceded by four years of intense study.
  • While VIT’s law school is hard to get into, it provides specialisations in civil, criminal as well as business law.
  • The Business Administration programmes are targeted towards those students who aim to pursue a career in finance, marketing or analytics.

VIT Vellore UG Course eligibility and fee

Course Name Eligibility Criteria Total Fees (in INR)
B.Tech Candidate must have secured 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology in 10+2. 7.3 lakhs
BCA Candidate must have secured 70% in 10+2 with Mathematics as one of the subjects 1.3 lakhs
B.Sc. Candidate must have passed  10+2 with relevant subjects (Minimum 70% score needed for Computer Science) 2.91 lakhs
B.Com Candidate must have secured 70% marks in 10+2 Candidate must have studied any of the following subjects: Commerce, Accountancy, Mathematics 1.17 lakhs
BA., LL.B (Hons.) Candidate must have secured 70% marks in 10+2 8.2 lakhs
BBA., LL.B (Hons.) Candidate must have secured 70% marks in 10+2 8.2 lakhs
B.Arch Candidate must have secured 60% in 10+2 with Mathematics as one of the subjects 14.25 lakhs
B.Des Candidate must have secured 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in 10+2. 6.92 lakhs

VIT University PG Course eligibility and fee

Course Name Eligibility Criteria Total Fees (in INR)
M.Tech Candidate must have:- B.E or B.Tech. degree in any branch M.S, MCA or M.Sc. degree in the relevant branch 2.96 lakhs
MCA Candidate must have:- B.Sc or BCA degree or an equivalent Bachelor’s Degree of at least three year time period Maths as a 10+2 subject Minimum 60% score in the qualifying exam 2.7 lakhs
M.Sc Candidate must have:- B.Sc degree from a recognized institution Minimum 70% in relevant subjects during 10+2 exams 1.6 lakhs
MBA Candidates must have:- At least 60% marks in undergraduate level Participated in at least one of the following exams: CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT, GMAT or CMAT 5.98 lakhs
M.Des Candidate must have a B.E/B.Tech/ B.Des/ B. Arch degree with a minimum of 60% marks 3.46 lakhs

VIT Vellore Research Course eligibility and fee

VIT admits students via its own open entrance exam known as the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE). The exam is held every year between April and May. Since 2013, the exam is being conducted online and in 2018, a record breaking number of 2,12,000 students had registered for VITEEE.

For those applying for M.Tech, VIT hosts the Vellore Institute of Technology Masters Entrance Examination (VITMEE) every year in May and June.

VIT University Admission Process 

Students interested in joining the VIT business school have to fulfill the requisite criteria required by the University. The candidates must have had appeared for either one of the following exams: CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT or MAT. The University also requires them to have a certain minimum score in their chosen exam.

VIT University Placements 

VIT Vellore attracts some of the top organisations around the world as recruiters. Since the time of its foundation, the institution has been building up a network of the top recruiters so as to place its students in the cream of the crop. Recruiting organisations can range from Amazon Web Services to Colgate. The companies are ranked on the basis of their market reputation and the proffered pay package.

In 2017, VIT Vellore saw 3,416 students placed with 1,013 of them earning a package of more than INR 4.5 lakhs, that year. Intel led as the organisation making the most number of recruitments with 38 students. They were closely followed by ST Microelectronics who took in 30 students with IBM with their 28 recruitments closely following their heels.

VIT University Placement Analysis

Year No. of students placed Highest Salary (In INR LPA) Average Salary (In INR LPA)
2017-18 4437 30 5.05
2016-17 4026 27 4.75
2015-16 5418 24 4.5
2014-15 4804 24 4.0
2013-14 4007 16 3.8

VIT Vellore University Result 

VIT Vellore with its tradition of intensive teaching and a proven track record of placing its students finds itself to be a benchmark when it comes to private engineering colleges. The institution provides continuous guidance and assistance to its students on their way to become top professionals in their chosen field.

VIT University Cut-off 

The shortlisting of VIT candidates is done on the basis of their profiles and applications. These are reviewed by the faculty members and executive members of the institute. The performance of the candidate in entrance exams including VITEEE/VITMEE/GMAT/CAT 2019/XAT/MAT, academic result and extra-curricular activities are taken into consideration.

VIT Vellore Scholarship

VIT Vellore has got a very low range of available scholarships for prospective candidates. These scholarships are available to those of either extraordinary educational merit or those who are from a financially unstable background.

Below is a table showing the number of available scholarships and the criterion required to avail them.

VIT University Scholarships Details

Performance   Scholarship
State Board and 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

VIT Vellore Campus Facilities

The main VIT Vellore campus is located on the outskirts of Vellore. It is 130 kms west of Chennai and 180 kms east of Bangalore. The nearest airport is in Chennai, a two and a half hours drive from the campus. The Vellore Katpadi Junction is the nearest railway station and lies only 3 kms away.

The Chennai-Bangalore railway line divides the campus into two. The academic area of the university along with the women’s hostels are located to the south of the tracks. The northern portion of the campus houses the men’s hostels along with the outdoor stadium. The different sections of the campus are connected by three subways.

The VIT University Chennai campus resembles a mini city, resplendent with wide roads, gardens, lake, food courts, lawns etc.

VIT Vellore Address Gorbachev Rd, Vellore Tamil Nadu 632014 India


Source Rank
NIRF ( Engineering) 16
NIRF (Management) 29
NIRF (University) 16
Times (world) 801-1000
Times (Asia) 251-300
Times (BRICS) 251-300
QS (World) 801-1000
QS (BRICS) 201-250
QS (Asia) 271-280
India Today (Engineering) 3
Outlook 9
Careers 360 8