VELLORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
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