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VIT Milestones

2020

  • VIT has been ranked 28th in Overall Category, 15th in Engineering Category, 16th in University and 55th in Management by the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2020.
  • QS World Ranking – Top 801-1000
  • QS Asia Ranking – Top 228
  • QS World Rankings by Subject - EEE & Chemical – Top 301-350, CSE & Mechanical – Top 401-450 and Chemistry – Top 451 – 500.
  • THE World Ranking – Top 801-1000
  • THE World Rankings by Subject - CSE – Top 301-400, Civil, Mech., EEE and Chemical – Top 501-600, Physical Sciences – Top 601-800
  • THE Asia Ranking – Top 201-250
  • Shanghai World University Ranking – Top 901-1000
  • New Undergraduate Programmes – B.Tech. CSE with Specialization in Block Chain Technology and B.Sc. Visual Communication started.

2019

  • Govt. of India recognizes VIT as an Institution of Eminence (IoE)
  • VIT has been ranked first under the category of Private or Self-financed institutions by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement (ARIIA)
  • VIT has been ranked 32nd in Overall Category, , 19th in University Category and 18th in Engineering Category and 46th in Management by the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2019.
  • VIT has been ranked 2nd amongst the cleanest Higher Educational Institutions in the country under SWACHH Campus Ranking 2019 of Universities (Residential) by the MHRD Govt. of India.
  • AICTE Clean & Smart Campus Award - VIT has been ranked 2nd under University Category for the outstanding campus.
  • Highest number of Dream offer placements by WIPRO (238 students from 2019 graduating batch) from a single institution - Recognition by Limca Book of Records Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking – World Ranking – Top 801-1000.
  • QS World Ranking – Top 801-1000.
  • QS World Rankings by Subject – Computer Science & Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic – Top 451-500 and Chemistry – Top 501-550.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry - Certificate of Appreciation for Highest usage Deemed Universities
  • FICCI Awarded “Excellence in enabling Research Environment” for the year 2019.
  • New Undergraduate Programmes - B.Tech. CSE with Specialization in IoT, B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering and Business Systems, B.Tech. CSE with Specialization in Data Science started.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes - M.Tech. CSE with Specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, M.Tech. IoT and Sensor Systems, M.Tech. Mechanical Engineering with Specialization in Cyber Physical Systems, Integrated M.Tech. CSE with Specialization in Data Science, Integrated M.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering, Integrated M.Sc. Computational Statistics and Data Analytics and M.Sc. Data Science started.
  • VIT ‘s Online Learning Institute (VITOL) started.
  • Inauguration of Mahatma Gandhi Block.
  • Inauguration of Mahatma Gandhi Auditorium.

2018

  • UGC granted graded autonomy status.
  • VIT has been ranked 24th in Overall category, 16th in Engineering category, 16th in University category and 29th in Management category by the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2018.
  • Green Award from Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • Highest number of Dream offer placements by WIPRO (139 students from 2018 graduating batch) from a single institution - Recognition by Limca Book of Records
  • QS I.GAUGE awarded Diamond University rating.
  • Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking – World Ranking – Top 801-1000.
  • QS BRICS Ranking - Top 201-250.
  • FICCI awarded “Internationalization” of Education for the year 2018.
  • New Undergraduate Programmes - B.Tech. ECE with specialization in Sensors and Wearable Technology, B.Tech. ECE with specialization in Biomedical Engineering, B. Des. (Industrial Design) and B.Sc. Agriculture (Honours) started.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes - M.Tech. Construction Technology and Management started.

2017

  • VIT has been ranked 22nd in Overall category, 13th in Engineering category, 14th in University category and 17th in Management category by the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2017.
  • VIT Business School is accredited by ACBSP (The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA for a period of 10 years.
  • BBA Programme is accredited by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), UK.
  • BBC Knowledge awarded “Educational Leadership Award” to VIT.
  • Highest number of Dream offer placements by WIPRO (129 students from 2017 graduating batch) from a single institution - Recognition by Limca Book of Records
  • VIT Business School – Fully digitalized.
  • Exams in Digital Tablets have been introduced to all 1st year students.
  • 100th student club started.
  • FICCI Awarded “Excellence in Faculty” for the year 2017.
  • Visit of Nobel Laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi.
  • Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking – World Ranking – Top 801-1000 and Asia Ranking - Top 251-300.
  • 8th Module in every subject taught by Industry Expert.

2016

  • VIT has been ranked 13th in Engineering category and 17th in Management category by the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2016.
  • The first University in India to get 4-STAR rating from QS, the International ranking agency
  • Crossed 2 Lakhs applications for VITEEE, for B.Tech Admissions
  • ASSOCHEM declared VIT as a “Best Innovative University in South India”.
  • FICCI awarded “University of the Year” for the year 2016.
  • Record Placement (7947 students placed in Cognizant, TCS, Accenture, Infosys and WIPRO) – Recognition by Limca Book of Records.
  • 389 companies visited for VIT placements, which is a record.
  • 10 Research Centres established.
  • New Undergraduate Programmes – B.Tech. Fashion Technology, B.Tech. Electronics and Computer Engineering, B.Tech. CSE with Specialization in Information Security, B.Tech. ECE with Specialization with IoT and B.Sc. Catering and Hotel Management started.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes - M.Tech CSE with Specialization in Big Data Analytics, M.Tech CSE with Specialization in Information Security and M.Des. (Industrial Design) started.

2015

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) reaccredited (Cycle 3) University with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.42 on a 4 point scale.
  • DST Recognition – 4 Professors of VIT in various fields have been placed in “TOP 10” scientists list
  • DST Recognition – CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) in research – Maximum in India
  • FRCS (Fellow of the Royal Society , London) – 7 professors have been awarded
  • ABET accreditation – 3rd Cycle
  • Record Placement (5828 students placed in Cognizant, Infosys, Accenture and WIPRO) – Recognition by Limca Book of Records.
  • CAL (Curriculum for Applied Learning) introduced
  • India Today ranked VIT as 6th as per the All India Ranking of Top most Engineering Colleges/Institutions in India.
  • New Postgraduate Programme – M. Tech. CSE with specialization in Cloud Computing, M. Tech. CSE with specialization in Big Data Analytics, M.Tech. Computer and Communication Engineering and M.Sc. Physics started.
  • New Undergraduate Programmes – B.Tech. Chemical Engineering and B.Arch. started.

2014

  • Limca Book of Records for Maximum placements in 1st slot.
  • Visit of Nobel Laureate Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji Nobel Laureate in Physics.
  • India Today ranked VIT as 8th as per the All India Ranking of Top most Engineering Colleges/Institutions in India.
  • New Undergraduate Programme – Integrated B.A.,LL.B(Hons.) and Integrated BBA.,LL.B(Hons.) started.

2013

  • ABET Accredited 14 B. Tech. Programmes - 2nd Cycle.
  • Ph.D. Programme in collaboration with ARAI, Pune started.
  • New Undergraduate Programmes – B.Tech. Computer Science with specialization in Bioinformatics and B.Tech. Production and Industrial Engineering started.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes – M.Tech. Control and Automation, M.Tech. Embedded Systems, M. Tech. CSE with specialization in Cloud Computing, M. Tech. CSE with specialization in Big Data Analytics and M.Tech. VLSI Design started.

2012

  • Lifetime Achievement Award to Chancellor by Times of India Group - Presented in recognition of the significant contributions to promote higher education.
  • Record Placement (1820 students placed in Cognizant) – Recognition by Limca Book of Records.
  • Proctor day’ celebration started at VIT
  • First Technical Hackathon started for students
  • International Ethnic Day was celebrated

2011

  • Hosted 10th Asian University Presidents Forum 2011 [AUPF 2011].
  • ABET Accredited B. Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Programmes.
  • Record Placement (1643 students placed in Cognizant) – Recognition by Limca Book of Records.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes - M. Tech. Manufacturing Engineering, M. Tech. Software Technology started.
  • New Hostels - “Quaid-e-Millat” Muhammad Ismail Block and Charles Darwin established.
  • Indoor Stadium at Men’s Hostel.

2010

  • Establishment of Off Campus at Chennai.
  • Hon’ble Dr. Kalaignar M . Karunanithi, Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu Unveiling the Statues of Arignar Anna and Thiruvalluvar and laying of foundation stone for the new hostel blocks.
  • New Undergraduate Programmes - B.Sc. (Multimedia and Animation) and B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Automotive Engineering in collaboration with ARAI, Pune started.

2009

  • Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree by West Virginia University, USA to Chancellor Mr. G. Viswanathan.
  • ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)-USA accreditation (highest grade of “NGR”) was awarded for B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering and B.Tech. Civil Engineering for a period of six years.
  • Introduction of Full Flexible Credit System (FFCS).
  • Implementation of 6th pay commission recommendations.
  • Record Placement (1075 students placed in TCS) – Recognition by Limca Book of Records.
  • Introduction of first International Centre for VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Examination) at Dubai, UAE.
  • Number of students applied for VITEEE crossed 1,48,000.
  • Silver Jubilee Celebration of VIT. Silver Jubilee Alumni Meet (S-JAM) was attended by more than 3000 alumni.
  • Completion of Campus wide Wi-fi connectivity.
  • Inauguration of STARS (Support The Advancement of Rural Students) scheme, through which meritorious students of village government schools are provided free education, boarding and lodging.
  • Establishment of Chinese Language Centre.

2008

  • Launching of Semester Abroad Programme (SAP).
  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) reaccredited (Cycle 2) University with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.25 on a 4 point scale.
  • National Board of Accreditation (NBA) reaccredited B.Tech. Civil and Mechanical Engineering Programmes.
  • India Today ranked VIT University as 10th as per the All India Ranking of Top most Engineering Colleges/Institutions in India.
  • Establishment of Edusat SIT facility to receive IIT-Bombay live lectures.
  • Implementation of People Soft ERP software.
  • New Postgraduate Programme – Integrated M.Sc. Biotechnology started.
  • Hosted South Zone Inter University Tennis tournament for men.
  • Hosted All India U-13 Chess tournament.

2007

  • VITREE (VIT Research Entrance Examination) started for admission to Ph.D. Programmes.
  • India Today ranked VIT University as 14th as per the All India Ranking of Top most Engineering Colleges/Institutions in India.
  • New Undergraduate Programme – B.Tech. Biomedical Engineering started
  • Construction of Silver Jubilee Tower
  • Establishment of S. Radhakrishnan Block (Men’s Hostel).

2006

  • Name of Vellore Institute of Technology changed to “VIT University” based on the guidelines of University Grants Commission, Government of India.
  • VITMEE (VIT Masters Entrance Examination) started for admission to M.Tech., and MCA Degree Programmes.
  • Introduction of B.Tech. Mechanical & Energy Engineering – a collaborative programme with University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany, Technical University, Eindhoven, Netherlands, IIT Madras and VIT University, under EU-ASIA link programme.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes – M.Tech. Structural Engineering, Automotive Electronics in collaboration with TIFAC-CORE industry partners and Nanotechnology started.
  • “Connect Achiever Award 2006” conferred on VIT for establishing excellent infrastructure promoting IT education by C.I.I. (Confederation of Indian Industries).
  • Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Energy related Engineering Degree programmes accredited by Energy Institute (EI) U.K.
  • Establishment of Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management (CDMM) and Automotive Research Centre, partly funded by DST.
  • Scroll of Honour presented to VIT University for Outstanding Contribution to establish the CDMM (Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management) and for providing expert facility for south Asia by Safety and Quality Forum, The Institution of Engineers (India) at New Delhi.

2005

  • Name of Vellore Institute of Technology changed to “VIT University” based on the guidelines of University Grants Commission, Government of India.
  • VITMEE (VIT Masters Entrance Examination) started for admission to M.Tech., and MCA Degree Programmes.
  • Introduction of B.Tech. Mechanical & Energy Engineering – a collaborative programme with University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany, Technical University, Eindhoven, Netherlands, IIT Madras and VIT University, under EU-ASIA link programme.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes – M.Tech. Structural Engineering, Automotive Electronics in collaboration with TIFAC-CORE industry partners and Nanotechnology started.
  • “Connect Achiever Award 2006” conferred on VIT for establishing excellent infrastructure promoting IT education by C.I.I. (Confederation of Indian Industries).
  • Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Energy related Engineering Degree programmes accredited by Energy Institute (EI) U.K.
  • Establishment of Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management (CDMM) and Automotive Research Centre, partly funded by DST.
  • Scroll of Honour presented to VIT University for Outstanding Contribution to establish the CDMM (Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management) and for providing expert facility for south Asia by Safety and Quality Forum, The Institution of Engineers (India) at New Delhi.

2004

  • Exnora Green Campus Award presented to VIT by Exnora International Chennai.
  • Inauguration of Multi-storey Building Technology Tower and air-conditioned state-of-the art Gym.
  • New Postgraduate Programme - M.Tech - Automotive Engineering - in collaboration with ARAI, Pune started.

2003

  • Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council)(Cycle 1) with an institutional score of 75 % - 80 % (equivalent to 5 star).
  • Accreditation of B.E. and B.Tech. Programmes by the Institution of Engineers (India).
  • VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Examination) started for admission to B.Tech. Degree Programmes.
  • Establishment of Academic Staff College
  • New Undergraduate Programme – B.Com. (Computer Applications) started.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes – M.Tech. Information Technology (Networking), M.Tech. Biotechnology, M.Tech. Biomedical Engineering, M.Tech. VLSI Design and M.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. Applied Microbiology and M.Sc. Biomedical Genetics started.
  • Construction of Home Land – Staff Quarters.
  • Commencement of Bio-mass gasification plant, Energy Centre and Zero-waste management programme.

2002

  • First doctoral degree (Honoris Causa) awarded to H.E. Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda.
  • Inauguration of Outdoor Stadium.
  • Ph.D. Programme started.
  • New Undergraduate Programme – Bachelor of Business Administration started.
  • New Postgraduate Programme – M.Tech. Sensor System Technology, Communication Engineering started.

2001

  • Conferment of Deemed-to-be-University status by University Grants Commission and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Vellore Engineering College rechristened as “Vellore Institute of Technology”.
  • Opening of fully air-conditioned Periyar E.V.R. Central Library.
  • New Undergraduate Programmes – B.Tech. Biotechnology, B.Sc. Computer Science and Bachelor of Computer Applications started.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes – M.Tech. Energy and Environmental Engineering, Mechatronics, Power Electronics and Drives, Integrated M.Tech. Software Engineering and M.Sc. Computer Science started.

2000

  • Opening of Anna Auditorium, International Student Hostel and Main Guest House.

1999

  • First Engineering College to get the coveted ISO:9002 Certification.
  • New Undergraduate Programme – B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering started.
  • New Postgraduate Programmes – M.Tech. CAD/CAM and Computer Science and Engineering started.
  • First MoU signed with an International Institution – University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany.
  • Organized First International Conference on “Manufacturing Technology beyond 2000”.

1998

  • Hon’ble Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi, Former Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu visited VEC.
  • Unveiling of Bharat Ratna Dr. M.G.R. Statue by former President of India Shri. R. Venkatraman.
  • New Undergraduate Programme - B.Tech. Information Technology started.
  • All eligible Engineering Programmes accredited by NBA (National Board of Accreditation) with ‘A’ Grade for the maximum period (5 years).
  • Establishment of Administrative Block (Main Building), Sir M. Visvesvaraya Block and Postgraduate Hostel.

1997

  • Centrally air-conditioned Dr. M. Channa Reddy Auditorium was inaugurated.
  • Establishment of Health Centre.

1996

  • Establishment of Placement and Training (PAT) Office.

1995

  • New Postgraduate Programmes - M.E. Computer Aided Design and M.E. Computer Science and Engineering started.

1994

  • New Postgraduate Programmes - MCA & MBA started.
  • New Undergraduate Programmes - B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering and B.Tech. Chemical Engineering started.
  • Establishment of T.S. Santhanam Computing Centre.

1993

  • New Undergraduate Programme - B.E. Computer Science and Engineering started.

1988

  • The very first batch of students bagged 8 out of the top 9 ranks of University of Madras.

1986

  • College started functioning in the present campus.

1985

  • Construction of G.D. Naidu Block. First Building of Vellore Engineering College.

1984

  • Establishment of Vellore Engineering College (VEC) at Vellore affiliated to University of Madras with B.E. in Civil, Mechanical and Electronics and Communication Engineering branches.