VIT University, Vellore

VIT University, Vellore

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Last updated on August 21st, 2018 at 07:15 pm


VIT University Vellore is a privately-held deemed university located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. The university began its journey as an engineering college in 1984 with 3 branches under the Madras University. With excellence as its backbone, the college gained deemed university status in 2001. Today, VIT University offers 20 UG and 34 PG programs and is described as one of the country’s finest universities in engineering. Taking this tradition forward, the university inaugurated a new campus at Chennai in 2010. Two more campuses were added to the VIT family at Amaravathi (VIT-AP) and Bhopal in 2016 and 2017 respectively. This article predominantly covers VIT University Vellore campus.

List of Contents

  1. Location.
  2. Ranking.
  3. Programs Available.
  4. Admission Procedure.
  5. Fee & Expenses.
  6. Campus.
  7. Placement Statistics.
  8. Important Links.

Where is VIT University Located?

VIT University is located in the city of Vellore. Vellore city lies between 2 major cities of south India –  Chennai (145km) and Bangalore (200 Km). Though Vellore has a great railway and road connectivity, it still lacks air connectivity.

The nearest railway station to VIT University is the Katapadi Railway Station, distanced at 2.4 Km from the Campus. 

The Vellore bus stand, however, is distanced around 5.8 km from the VIT University campus.

Other VIT Campuses

Apart from the VIT University Vellore campus, VIT University also has campuses in the following cities:

  1. VIT University Chennai. (est. 2010)
  2. VIT Bhopal. (est. 2017)
  3. VIT Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh. (est. 2016)

VIT University has no campus in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The VIT university in Jaipur is Vivekanand Institute of Technology not Vellore Institute of Technology. 

VIT University Ranking

VIT University Ranking in India

VIT University has consistently been ranked among the best engineering institutes in India since its inception. In 2018, VIT University was ranked the 16th best engineering institute by NIRF (prepared in association with HRD Ministry, GOI), slipping 3 spots as compared to NIRF 2017 rankings.

Management studies (MBA) at VIT University was given the 29th spot among the best management schools in India by NIRF 2018.

In the overall university rankings, VIT University faired at 24th Spot in NIRF 2018 rankings.

Further, VIT University ranking stood at the 9th spot among the best engineering institutes in India in list prepared by Outlook magazine.

Ranking AuthorityRank
NIRF 2018 (in association with HRD Ministry, GOI)16th (among engineering institutes)
Outlook Magazine 2017 ranking9th (among engineering institutes)
NIRF 201713th (among engineering institutes)
Management Institutes
NIRF 201829th (among MBA Institutes)
Overall University Rankings
NIRF 201824th (among all universities in India)

VIT University World Ranking

Much like the state of various Indian universities in the world rankings, VIT University hasn’t also faired very well.

According to TIMES Higher Education World Rankings, VIT University is ranked in the range of 801-1000 among the best universities in the world, whereas it is ranked in 251-300 range in Asia.

Similarly, according to QS World University Rankings, VIT University is ranked outside the top 1,000 universities in the world.

The best Indian ranked University by QS World Rankings and TIMES is IIT Delhi (172) and IISc Bangalore (251-300) respectively.

Ranking AuthorityRank
TIMES Higher Education World Rankings801-1000
QS World Rankings>1000

VIT University Courses Offered

Though Predominantly being a Engineering and management institute, VIT University still offers a huge number of courses across different fields of study.

UG Programs

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech).
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc).
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A).
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch).
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com).
  • B.B.A + LLB (Integrated 5-years).
  • B.A + LLB (Integrated 5-year).
  • School of Fashion.

PG Courses

  • Master of Science (M.Sc).
  • Master of Computer Application (M.C.A).
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech).
  • Master of Bussiness Administration (MBA).

Doctorate Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy (P.hD).

Admission Procedure

B.Tech Admissions

Admission to VIT University’s B.Tech program at Vellore & Chennai campus is through VIT Engineering entrance exam (VITEEE).

VITEEE is an annual entrance exam, held across various centers in India, for admission to UG programs at VIT University. Every year nearly 0.2 million candidates appear for the exam.

BCA/B.Sc (Computer science/Hotel & Catering/Multimedia & Animation)/B.Com/BBA Admissions

There is no entrance exam for admission to these courses. Admissions are solely based on the previous academic performances of the candidates in the 10th/SSC (Secondary School Certificate) and 12th/HSC (Higher Secondary Cerificate) levels.

B. Arch Admissions

B. Arch admissions at VIT University are through NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) scores.

Law School Admissions (LLB)

For LLB admissions at VIT University, aspirant’s performance in SSC (10th), HSC (12th), and law entrance exams is considered.

M. Tech/MBA/MCA/M. Sc/Ph.D Admissions

Masters admissions at VIT University are through VIT Masters Entrance Examination (VITMEE).

VIT University Fee Structure

The tuition fee for B.Tech Programs at VIT University is based on the discipline a candidate chooses. These disciplines are classified into 2 groups as shown below.

Group A: Civil, Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Group B: Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering.

 Group AGroup BB.A. LLB (H)
Tuition Fees (Per Annum)1,73,0001,95,0001,62,000
Caution Fee (Refundable; One-time Charge)3,0003,0001000
Total (Per Annum)1,76,0001,98,000163000

At the time of admission, apart from above charges, a candidate has to pay the following fee too.

Admission Fees: Rs. 10,000

Hostel and Mess charges

 Vellore Campus (Fall and Winter Semester)

ParticularsSINGLE BEDDED Room Charges (Rs)DOUBLE BEDDED Room Charges (Rs)THREE BEDDED Room Charges (Rs)FOUR BEDDED Room Charges (Rs)SIX BEDDED Room Charges (Rs)
A/CNon A/CA/CNon A/CA/CNon A/CA/CNon A/CA/CNon A/C
Hostel Fee92,10058,50069,00046,00063,10040,40054,20035,90048,30032,500
Caution Deposit [Refundable]10,00010,00010,00010,00010,00010,00010,00010,00010,00010,000
Total Amount (Rs)1,02,100 68,500 79,000 56,000 73,100 50,400 64,200 45,900 58,300 42,500

One-time Charges:

Admission Fee: Rs. 10,000.
Caution Fee (Refundable): Rs.10,000.
Admission Processing (Non-Refundable): Rs. 1000.

The One-time expenses are same for all types of accommodations.

Mess Charges:

Veg: Rs. 47,500.
Non-Veg: Rs. 53,500.
Special Mess: Rs. 60,950.

Chennai Campus (Fall and Winter Semester)

ParticularsDOUBLE BEDDED Room Charges (Rs)THREE BEDDED Room Charges (Rs)FOUR BEDDED Room Charges (Rs)
A/CNon A/CA/CNon A/CA/CNon A/C
Hostel Fess97,40557,56992,97852,49887,28547,064
Caution Deposit [Refundable]10,00010,00010,00010,00010,00010,000
Total Amount (Rs)1,07,40567,5691,02,97862,49897,28557,064

One-Time Charges:

Admission Fee: Rs. 10,000.
Caution Fee (Refundable): Rs.10,000.
Admission Processing (Non-Refundable): Rs. 1000.

The One-time expenses are same for all types of accommodations.

Mess Charges:

Veg.: Rs. 55200.

Non-Veg.: Rs. 61525.

Special Mess: Rs. 67850.

VIT University Campus

VIT University is situated in the city of Vellore, in the state of Tamil Nadu. The VIT university Vellore campus is spread over an area of 350 – acres, covered in lush green grass. Credited as being a fully residential campus, the natural

vit university pool
VIT University Vellore campus Swimming pool

characteristics of the campus add greatly to the beauty of the campus. Apart from the scenic ambiance that the campus boasts of, the university also offers a great pool of facilities to its students. These facilities include the following:

  1. Banks
  2. Shopping Mall.
  3. Souvenir shop.
  4. Sports fields.
  5. Medical facilities.
  6. Hostels.
  7. Banks & ATMs.


VIT University has an amazing record of placements. It has been awarded a place in the Limca Book of Records 7 times since 20019 (till 2017) for being the institution with the highest number of placements done by IT service companies from a single institution. The average salary package for B. Tech graduates in 2017-2018 was 5.75 lakhs per annum, whereas the highest for the same year was 30 lakhs per annum.

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