With over 400+ international MoUs across the globe, Vellore Institute of Technology has a strong international presence abroad. The International Relations office of Vellore Institute of Technology with institutes and universities all over the world helps the students to explore diverse environments and various cultures across the world. International Relations team help students and faculty with peers many foreign institutions abroad. The international partner universities are spread in various countries throughout the world – USA, Canada, UK,Australia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and South America.
The list of international partnering university is quite long and visit the below link to check them out!
VIT provides education to students not only from India but also from abroad. The growing number of foreign students on campus to pursue their education and research stands as a testimony to VIT's transformation into an International Institute.
The students get a chance to visit other international partner universities in their final semester under the Semester Abroad Programme (SAP). VIT’s Semester Abroad programme aims to encourage students from all streams to pursue their courses and capstone project in one of the international partner universities abroad. The Office of International Relations organizes a roadshow to students in their pre-final year and all are invited to participate. The Semester Abroad Programme (SAP) is pursued by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
VIT also offers an International Transfer Programme (ITP) where the students can opt for studying at a partner university after completing a minimum of 2 ( two) years of their bachelor’s degree in VIT. The students can opt for the International Transfer Programme in partner universities in the USA, UK, Belgium, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia. This international program is offered to Engineering streams. The International Relations of VIT also brings in over 200+ faculty from foreign universities to take up teaching and research assignments at VIT. International programs don’t end here. There are internships ,summer and winter schools available all over the globe for the students to earn a fellowship, valuable work and study experience.
International Relations would help in the considerable increase in the presence of foreign students and faculty on the campus. Such presence would help in a student-friendly, diverse environment with faculty experienced in many major fields. With the latest addition of the Institute of Eminence to VIT, there is an expected increase in International Relations with various universities around the world.
VIT and Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish academic & research collaborations with two institutions. This MoU will foster our students & faculty to undertake exchange programmes during their course of study, undertake joint research work during their PhD, and also jointly publish in renowned journals.
Hon. Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan, Prof. Daire Kaogh, President of Dublin City University, Dr. R. Seenivasan, Director of International Relations , VIT, and senior academic leaders from DCU were present during this occasion.
VIT and Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH), Germany, have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of developing an academic exchange and cooperation program in education and research. The MoU will benefit both institutes by conducting joint research activities and exchanging academic materials. It will pave the way for the exchange of students and faculty between the two institutions. Leibniz University is one among the prestigious #TU9 Universities in #Germany that is known for excellence in Engineering and Science
Hon. Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan signed this MoU with officials from Leibniz University. Dr. R. Seenivasan, Director,International Relations, VIT was present during the occasion.
A historic MoU was signed with KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Sweden's largest Technical University for academic, research co-operations & International Transfer Program (ITP)
Under this pact, select students from VIT can pursue their program partially in India and partially in KTH Royal Inst of Technology, Sweden thereby getting the best of academic & research opportunities from both India & Sweden.
Hon. Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan, Director International Relations, Dr. R.Seenivasan, and delegates from KTH Royal were present during this occasion.
VIT strengthened its connections with Cranfield University, one of UK's leading Universities building on a long-standing relationship between both institutions.
Since a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Cranfield and VIT in 2017, the two universities have worked closely to deliver dual degree programs, joint short courses, research collaborations, internship opportunities, and joint academic appointments.
Hon. Chancellor Dr G. Viswanathan and Dr. R. Seenivasan, Director, International Relations visited Cranfield recently to ink a new Memorandum of Agreements with VIT campuses. With the initial collaboration focusing on manufacturing and moving into aerospace, a deeper relationship will now extend across more areas of shared interest and potentially offer more integrated Master's courses for students from VIT and strengthen the academic and research partnership between the two universities.
Dr. Suresh Sampath, Head of the Gas Turbine Systems Engineering and Operations Group in the Centre for Propulsion Engineering from Cranfield University, who played a key role in this collaboration, Professor Karen Holford, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor along with Pro Vice Chancellors of Cranfield University attended the MOU Signing Ceremony and partnership meeting.
New agreement will see Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) students studying on City, University of London's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering and Computer Science.
The agreement was signed last week during VIT's Chancellor Dr G. Viswanathan and the Director of VIT’s International Office, Prof.Dr.Seenivasan R, visit to City, University of London.
The University of Stuttgart, Germany, and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) want to intensify their academic cooperation. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed during the visit of VIT Founder and Chancellor Dr.G.Viswanathan and Director International Dr R.Seenivasan to Stuttgart, Germany on May 3, 2023.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on May 3 by Prof. Ilia Polian, Dean of Faculty 5: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Stuttgart, and Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor of the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India.
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) today has signed a MoU with School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) of George Washington University (GWU) to establish a Preferred International Partnership Program that allows students who have obtained their bachelor’s degree within the five years preceding their application to GWU or who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from VIT in the year preceding their application to GWU the option to apply for a GWUSEAS Graduate degree program with Graduate Program application fee waiver and enhanced opportunity for scholarships.
Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder & Chancellor - VIT, and Dr. R. Seenivasan, Dy. Director of International Relations (North America), Dr. Harkmore Lee - Associate Vice President International Programmes & Global Education and Dean - College of Professional & Global Education, Cal. State LA represented during this MoU signing ceremony held at the Cal. State campus, Los Angeles, USA.
This MoU will facilitate various opportunities for student exchange & faculty exchange programmes in addition to joint study programs and research activities between the two institutions.
Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor - VIT University along with Dr. R. Seenivasan, Dy. Director International Relations (IR) Office VIT, Dr. Pranesh B. Aswath Provost & Vice President, for Academic Affairs University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas, USA and various dignitaries from UTA were present during this historic occasion.
This MoU will foster student exchange & faculty exchange programmes in addition to joint study programs and research activities between the two institutions.
As a part of the visit to US higher education institutions, our honourable Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan along with Dr. R. Seenivasan, Dy. Director International Relations (North America) met Dr.Jun Wang, Assistant Provost Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment, Dr David Dai, Associate Director Strategic Initiatives and International Recruitment & Dr Michael Schmelzle Director, International Students & Scholars from the University of California, Riverside USA during academic cooperation meeting held at UCR campus , for strong academic, research cooperation and exchange programmes between the two institutions.