The STARS (Support The Advancement of Rural Students) scheme, initiated in the year 2008, is driven by the belief that financial roadblocks must never impede opportunities to academic excellence and success. The scheme provides opportunities for deserving rural students to pursue quality higher education.. Each year, sixty-two students from rural Tamil Nadu, who top the higher secondary examinations of the State Government in their respective districts are offered free education, food and accommodation in VIT Initially, this scheme was implemented in seven districts, namely Cuddalore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Thiruvannamalai, Kancheepuram, Villupuram and Vellore. Since 2009, the STARS scheme has been extended to all the Districts of Tamil Nadu except Chennai.
“We rise by lifting others.. I was a district topper in my 12th. My parents and I were joyous beyond measure when I got a call from VIT and was called for counselling in VIT”
- Sofiya Rajendran , STAR student.
“UHET is a brilliant initiative and I can never forget the help they provided me. They took care of us very well and provided us with specialised care. I was even provided with special training made training and development programs which helped me to develop my personality. I feel lucky and honoured to have studied in this prestigious university”
- Nethaji, Final Year B.Tech Mechanical Engineering student.