About Ranking and Accreditation (RAAC)
Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has emerged as one of the best institutes of India and is aspiring to become a global leader. Quality in teaching-learning, research and innovation makes VIT unique. The office of the ranking and accreditation (RAAC) prepares the strategic plan and sets goal to improve institutional ranking every year. VIT - IQAC plays a significant role to enhance quality in all academic and administrative processes as per Govt. of India accreditation and ABET, USA accreditation guidelines. VIT is the 15th best Engineering Institute of India ranked within the top 20 Institutions of India since 2016 by NIRF, Govt. of India.
VIT is also ranked by QS World University Ranking, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, THE Young university ranking of the world universities and others. 10 engineering programs of Vellore and 4 engineering programs of Chennai campus are accredited by ABET, USA. VIT is the first institute of India to receive QS 4-Star rating in overall category and QS 5-Star rating in teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness.
VIT is accredited by NAAC, Govt. of India with A Grade. FICCI, Industry Consortium of India, awarded VIT as “the University of the Year 2016” and "Excellence in faculty for the year 2017" in India. VIT’s connection with academic institutions and industries at national and international level is its strength. Professors are connected globally for innovation, research and other collaborations. The 1st World Summit on Science, Engineering and Technology was organized by RAAC at University of Cambridge, UK in January 2018 to connect major universities of the world to discuss about multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary issues. The 2nd World Summit was organized by RAAC at Indiana University - Purdue University (IUPUI), USA during Oct 4-6, 2019. Suggestions from stakeholders and well-wishers are welcomed to further improve our ranking and accreditation.
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Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) is ranked within the top 450 Universities in the World and Number 1 Private Institution in India in Engineering and Technology as per QS subject ranking, 2020.
In the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) VIT has moved up 150 positions as compared to the last year and entered within the top 10 in India. As compared to last year in the Computer Science & Information Systems (CS&IS) and Chemistry subjects VIT have climbed up 50 ranks. VIT's Chemical Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing have entered in QS Subject Ranking for the first time and are ranked within the top 350 and 450 respectively.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 cover a total of 48 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas. The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled every year to help prospective students to identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics are used to rank universities.
VIT has been recognized as an Institution of Eminence by Government of India. Vellore Institute of Technology has also been ranked as No. 1 Private University for Innovation as recognized by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA), Govt. of India. The Institute is among the Top 3% of the world's universities as ranked by QS Global World Ranking. In the Times Higher Education World Ranking by subject 2019, the institute is ranked among the top 301 - 400 universities in the world for Computer Science.
"VIT to focus on research with international collaborations to move up in world ranking"
Govt. of India has recognized VIT, Vellore as an Institution of Eminence. This is a move from Gol to give autonomy to selected institutions of higher education in India, so as to encourage the institutions to take independent quality initiatives and move up in world ranking. The Chancellor of VIT, Dr. G. Viswanathan told that VIT has strategies to move up to the top 500 in the world university ranking in the next 3 years time. He also said that in World Subject Ranking, VIT has already been placed under 550 ranking in 3 subjects namely . (1) Computer Science and Information Systems, (2) Electrical and Electronics Engineering and (3) Chemistry.
The loE status, according to Dr. G. Viswanathan, will give VIT the freedom needed to introduce new innovative programmes and schemes to benefit national and international society at large. This has paved way for VIT to move up the quality ladder faster with greater efficiency. This will help in collaborating with elite institutions abroad to do high end research, to help industries and also to develop new products, in tune with "Make in India" dream project of Gol. The Chancellor of VIT mentioned that this is a recognition for VIT, for its contribution in the past, in research output, innovations introduced in academics, national and international collaborations, societal contributions through adoption of villages and free educations to district toppers in Govt. Schools in Tamil Nadu, agile eco system in the campus for overall development of every student and for the start up culture inculcated in the campus. The growth pattern of this university has been remarkable and it is worth a mention that in the last year 719 companies have come to VIT for placement to offer dream and super dream offers to VIT students. VIT also has a system where industry experts, will give lectures on contemporary topics in every subjects in the class room. This draws more than 1500 industry experts to the campus.
VIT is planning to start many innovative UG and PG programmes, in collaboration with Indian industries and reputed universities abroad. They will all be focused on niche areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cyber Physical System, Autonomous Mobility, Wearable Technology, Smart Structures, Fin Tech, Sustainable Cyber Safety and Security, New Materials Technology, Developmental Economics, etc. Multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach will be followed in all its academics and research activities. The foreign students and faculty members presence will be increased considerably. Co-creation will be the buzzword for VIT and it will have many reputed industries and universities in India and abroad as partners in all its endeavors. Setting up of Technology Park, Higher Education Facilitators Training Institute, On-Line Learning Centre with Unique Selling Propositions (USP), Global Skill Development Centre for preparing Indian work force for 2025 world market place, ,Multi-ethnic Community Centre with representations from various countries, etc are also on the cards.
All the students will be moulded for taking up leadership in high tech digital world of 2025. The infrastructure and the ambience will be enhanced sufficiently and suitably to alter the growth pattern of VIT, to be among the top 200 rank, faster. Dr. G. Viswanathan thanked the government for its faith on VIT and said that VIT will play a major role in the capacity building of our nation.
Government of India announced the first ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions for Innovation Achievements) 2019 awards on 08/04/19. We are delighted to share the news that VIT has been awarded the No.1 position among the private institutions. VIT Chancellor Dr.G.Viswanathan received this prestigious award from the Hon’ble President of India Shri. Ram Nath Kovind.
We are glad to inform you that as per the NIRF ranking 2019 of Government of India, VIT has once again proven that it is one of the top institutions in India as shown below: