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Founded in 1984 by Har­vard alum­nus and for­mer MP from Tamil Nadu, G Viswanathan, Vel­lore In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (VIT) has al­ready made its mark in pro­vid­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion in the field of re­search, tech­nol­ogy and man­age­ment. “VIT has been to able to cre­ate a stu­dent-friendly learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment through its Fully Flex­i­ble Credit Sys­tem (FFCS) that al­lows stu­dents to tai­lor their own course timetable and choice of pro­fes­sors. Also, to im­bibe a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity in its stu­dents, the in­sti­tute makes them or­gan­ise a job mela for non- VIT stu­dents and place them in ad­di­tion to its near 100 per cent place­ment for its own stu­dents,” says G Viswanathan.

Top cour­ses B Tech in com­puter sci­ence en­gi­neer­ing, bio­med­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing and civil en­gi­neer­ing

USP VIT claims to be in the Limca Book of World Records for its high­est place­ment done from a sin­gle In­sti­tu­tion by a sin­gle com­pany; Tata Con­sul­tancy Ser­vices hired 1,075 stu­dents in 2009, whereas Cog­nizant hired 1,643 and 1,820 stu­dents in 2011 and 2012 re­spec­tively

En­try The univer­sity con­ducts its own en­trance ex­am­i­na­tions—VITEEE

Fee Rs1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh a year for B Tech cour­ses de­pend­ing on spe­cial­i­sa­tions

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