VIT University, vellore is 3Km away from the Katpadi railhead (Katpadi Jn.) and is 5.5 Kms away from the Chennai-Bangalore National Highway. India Today 2010 rankings says that VIT University is the 8th best in India after the 5 IITs, IT-BHU and BITS, Pilani. What makes the campus really great and to no. 8 is its green canopy of grass, trees, plants, shrubs, a man made water body (linked to drainage system - only treated water is flowed into it). Many birds, animals (mostly monkeys, cats and dogs), insects, reptiles, etc are our co inhabitants in the campus. Spread over 300 acres, this campus boasts of 75% of land used for greenery, 15% for buildings and remaining for roads and footpaths.
From its inception as Vellore Engg. College in 1985, it has made many strides in engineering education in various fields of electrical, mechanical, computer science, Infotech., Biotech and Management education. Now, it also has a school of languages and humanities and advances sciences. Nanotechnology is also added as a masters program 4 years back. Many sponsored R&D projects are undertaken by its faculty. Research is given high priority in academics and hence teaching is oriented towards doing things practically. Its ECE and Mechanical UG programs are accredited by ABET, USA. It is one of the first institutes in India to start a nanotechnology program sponsored by DIT, Govt. of India.
Many eminent visitors have planted saplings in this campus to mark their august presence in numerous events and cultural programs. The Hon. Chancellor, Dr. G. Viswanathan is an eminent educationalist himself and is the sole driving force in the process of making VIT a global University that ranks among the top 100.
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