Vellore Institute of Technology – Courses offered and Admissions

Vellore Institute of Technology

Tamil Nadu is a state in southern India, with Chennai as its capital. In India, the state of Tamil Nadu is ranked 10th in area and 6th in population. It is the second-largest in the country in terms of economy and ranks 11th in India’s Human Development Index (HDI). Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu is among the most urbanized and industrialized states of India. The manufacturing sector is the major sector of Tamil Nadu, occupying one-third of the state’s GDP. Tamil, the official language of Tamil Nadu, is one of the oldest languages in the whole world.

The per capita income of the state is more than the country’s average. This state contributes to 80% of the spinning industry and 40% of the yarn production of India. Coimbatore, a city in Tamil Nadu, is also known as the “Manchester of the South” due to the huge production of cotton and textile industries. Most of the major global and Indian automobile industries have invested in the state for establishing their manufacturing plants. Many international electronic manufacturing companies have chosen Chennai as their South Asian manufacturing hub. Tamil Nadu is ranked second among the software exporting states in India by value. Almost all major international and national IT companies have offices in the state. Many engineering colleges have been established in all the major cities of Tamil Nadu to meet the requirement.

Tamil Nadu is ranked among the most literate states of India. As per the survey conducted by Assocham, Tamil Nadu has 100% enrollment in primary and upper primary education, which is the highest for any state in India. Tamil Nadu has more than 35 universities, 550+ engineering colleges, more than 440 polytechnic colleges, and 550+ arts and science colleges. The state has 69 percent reservation in educational institutions, which is the highest in India, for socially backward sections of society.

Some of the famous educational institutions in Tamil Nadu are:

NIRF RankNameCityScore
1Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennai85.31
13Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatore60.74
20Anna UniversityChennai58.10
21Bharathiar UniversityCoimbatore57.32
24National Institute of TechnologyTiruchirappalli55.92
28Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)Vellore53.89
41University of MadrasChennai50.76
48Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research AcademyThanjavur49.40
51Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and ResearchChennai48.59

About Vellore Institute of Technology

VIT is a private university in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Vellore Institute of Technology, originally named Vellore Engineering College, was founded in 1984. According to QS ranking, the Vellore Institute of Technology has been ranked 228 in Asia. NIRF ranked this Institute 16 among universities and 55 among business schools in India. Vellore Institute of Technology received IoE in 2019. This Institute follows a system that lets students design a timetable and choose their choice called Fully Flexible Credit System. This institute has four campuses across India, in Vellore, Amaravati, Bhopal, and Chennai.

Courses Offered

VIT offers a wide variety of courses from UG level to Doctoral level. This institute offers more than 60 UG, 35 PG, 9 Integrated, and 2 Research programs. The institute also offers two M.Tech Industrial Programs. Some of the famous courses offered are:
● B.Tech.
● M.Tech.
● B.Des.
● M.Des.


The VIT Admission process is different for different courses. Some course admissions are based on the qualifying degree score, while the others are based on the score in the entrance tests. For example, Bachelor of Technology admission is based on the candidate’s score in the entrance exam conducted by the institute itself called VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination). Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria set by the institute. Admission can be done through the official website. Candidates are shortlisted based on their score in the qualifying exam and entrance test (if any). Shortlisted candidates are called for counseling and offered admissions.