It 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.
Academic and Research Centers at VIT provide unfailing support to the efficient management of various services at VIT ranging from conducting exams to helping the students prepare for foreign admission exams. These centers play a pivot role in preparing the students achieve colourful and bright future by providing them exposure to various opportunities available in their academic pursuit.
The PAT centre plays an integral role in creating the illustrious placement record of VIT. It ensures smooth functioning of the placement activities in the campus. The centre further facilitates training activities of the students and makes sure they get placed in the best of both national and international companies.
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The Department of Student Welfare is responsible for a plethora of initiatives for the benefit of the students. The International Students Welfare overlooks the foreign students’ academic progress, and if there is any issue, they step in and support them so they can have a general fruitful academic stay in the college.
VIT, Vellore campus has 24 Hostels. Out of which 18 blocks are boys’ hostels and the rest are girls’ hostels. The blocks, in total, cater to over 22,000 residents every year. Facilities and amenities include
The Central library spreads over an area of 7770 sq m with six floors (Excluding ground floor). It has specialized collections of 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.
Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute (CHRI), a constituent college of Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE), a Deemed to be University Under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 at Kelambakkam, Chennai through its primary health centre in the VIT, Vellore Campus provides round the clock primary (basic) health care services to all the students.
Sports Community achieve a healthier lifestyle while coping with the highly demanding study environment, one needs to be healthy, both emotionally and physically. As a part of this process, VIT emphasizes the importance of sports and considers them as an integral part of the curriculum. VIT has a number of centers for physical education and sports activities that help the students maintain physical fitness and develop a competitive spirit. Its numerous outdoor playgrounds and indoor courts are spread over a vast area.
The clubs here at VIT suits everyone’s enthusiasms and fits everyone on campus. VIT is enhanced with many such clubs. These clubs help students cultivate leadership and team-building skills. These clubs are responsible for the never-ending stream of liveliness and events that happen in our college. Name technical, artistic, research-oriented or public speaking, everything and everyone is satisfied here.
VIT is accredited by NAAC, Govt. of India with A Grade.
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