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Vellore Institute of Technology

VIT University, established under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, was founded in 1984 as a self-financing institution called the Vellore Institute. The Union Ministry of Human Resources Development conferred University status on Vellore Institute in 2001. The University is headed by its founder and Chancellor, Dr. G. Viswanathan, a former Parliamentarian and Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government.

Teaching at VIT University is structured around nine schools of study. A student should register in one of the schools, depending on the degree/programme he/she is interested in pursuing. Research centers are also part of the schools, encouraging inter-departmental collaboration and opportunity for students to participate in exciting research projects. The university offers 20 Undergraduate, 34 Postgraduate, 4 Integrated Programmes and 4 Research programmes. In addition to full-time/part-time Ph.D., M.Tech (BY RESEARCH) Degrees in Engineering and Management Disciplines, M.Phil, Ph.D., in Science and Languages, Integrated Ph.D. programmes also offered for engineering disciplines in selected schools.

Established: 1984

Courses Offered:

  • Doctorate courses:
    1. Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  • Master’s Degree:
    1. M.Tech. in Biotechnology- 2 years
    2. M.Sc. in Biotechnology
    3. M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology
    4. M.Sc. in Biotechnology – 5 years Integrated Programme
  • Bachelors Degree:
    1. B.Tech. in Biotechnology – 4 years


VIT University has been a consistent topper for several years in the list of campus placement records among private institutions in India. It is proud that its graduates are highly rated by employers from industry and commerce in the private and public sectors. Offering information, advice, guidance and support for job-seeking students is considered a primary responsibility at the University.
The Placement and Training Centre is provided with a well-equipped conference training room and separate, well-furnished rooms for interviews and counseling.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has accredited VIT as an A-grade Institution. VIT is also accredited by Cognizant, Ericsson and Wipro Technologies.

Top Companies:

  • GE Healthcare
  • Dr. Reddy’s

College Facilities:

  • Hostel
  • All Mart
  • Well stocked library
  • Lab facilities
  • Sports facilities
  • Banks and ATM
Head of Biotechnology: Prof. C. Ramalingam

Contact Details:
Address:Vellore Institute of Technology, Near Katpadi Rd, Vellore, Tamil Nadu – 632014
Tel: +91 416 2243091/93
Fax: 91-416-2243092
Email: info@vit.ac.in
Website: http://www.vit.ac.in/

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  • Sushant Srivastava

    It’s a growing experience in terms of education.Faculty of VIT is very highly educated and highly dedicated, mainly from IIT’s and other reputed college.Infrastructure of VIT is awesome.It is a lush green campus.