Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder & Chancellor, VIT University
Sankar Viswanathan, Vice President
Dr. Sekar Viswanathan,Vice President
G V Selvam,Vice President
Kadhambari S. Viswanathan,Assistant Vice President
Dr. Anand A. Samuel,Vice Chancellor
Dr. P. Gunasekaran, Pro-Vice Chancellor - Chennai Campus
Dr. V Raju, Pro-Vice Chancellor
Dr. S. Narayanan, Pro-Vice Chancellor
Vellore Engineering College was founded by Dr. G. Viswanathan, a former Member of Parliament and former Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government in the year 1984. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was granted University status in 2001 and VIT Chennai campus was established in 2010.
VIT University has been a pioneer in the transformation of higher education in the country by introducing application based learning to produce industry ready professionals. The 5900 VIT alumni, equipped with lifelong learning skills and strong ethical values are the brand ambassadors of the educational value system nurtured by the University.
National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF 2016) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD, Govt. of India) has ranked VIT first among all private Engineering institutions. VIT is also the first and the only University in India to get the 4-STAR rating from QS, the international ranking agency.
The University received A Grade NAAC accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Electrical & Electronics and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the internationally reputed Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), USA.
VIT University is now spreading its wings and establishing a campus at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh, to cater to the growing demand for quality higher education.
VIT University for the past 30 years has made a mark in the field of higher education in India imparting quality education in a multi-cultural ambience, intertwined with extensive application-oriented research. VIT University was established with the aim to provide quality higher education on par with International Standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis. Established by well-known educationalist and former parliamentarian, Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor, a visionary who transformed VIT into a center of excellence in higher technical education. VIT Chennai is ably spearheaded by Mr. Sankar Viswanathan, Vice President, Ms. Kadhambari S. Viswanathan, Assistant Vice President, Dr. Anand A. Samuel, Vice Chancellor and Dr. P. Gunasekaran, Pro Vice Chancellor of VIT University. They share in the mission to make VIT a global center.
The focus is to:
· To maximize the Industrial connectivity
· To create Centers of Excellence in contemporary areas of research
· To enrich Technological and Managerial Human Capital nurtured in a multicultural ambience
· To provide a common platform for the agglomeration of ideas of personnel from various walks of life for learning enrichment
· To create opportunities and exploit the available resources to benefit industry/society
· To encourage participation in the National Agenda of knowledge building
· To foster International collaborations for mutual benefits in areas of research.
VIT- Ranked No 1 Private Engineering Institution by MHRD, Govt of India (NIRF 2017 ranking). VIT - Winner of the prestigious national award from FICCI, 'University of the year' for 2016. VIT - The first and the only University in India to get 4-STAR rating from QS, the international ranking agency
Schools at VIT Chennai
The degree programs are structured under various Schools of Study
· School of Computing Science and Engineering (SCSE)
· School of Mechanical and Building Sciences (SMBS)
· School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT)
· School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE)
· School of Advanced Sciences (SAS)
· VIT Business School (VITBS)
· VIT School of Law (VITSOL)
· VIT Fashion Institute of Technology (VFIT)
The School of Computing Sciences and Engineering at VIT University was established for imparting a state of the- art education, training and research in the field of Computer Science and allied areas. It offers B.Tech, M.Tech(CSE), M.Tech(CSE with specialization on Cloud Computing), M.Tech (CSE with specialization on Big Data Analytics, MCA, M.S (Software Engineering) & M.S (By Research), and Ph.D. programs in the domain of Computer Science and Engineering. The expertise of the faculty members includes Theoretical Computer Science, Data Mining, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, Distributed Computing, Networks, Software Engineering, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Speech Processing, High Power Clustering, Networks & all frontier areas.