Friday, May 6, 2011

Vellore Institute of Technology

VIT University, commonly called Vellore Institute of Technology or VIT, is located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. VIT has nine schools[3] which offer 15 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate programs with an emphasis on engineering and technology and 13 research centers in disciplines like Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing, Product Design, Energy, Biomedical Research, Information Technology, Nanotechnology.

Vellore Institute of Technology  Admissions

The university follows an entrance exam based system VIT of admission. A yearly entrance exam, Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE), is conducted around April. The admissions from this exam are decided based on merit. Another entrance exam, Vellore Institute of Technology Masters' Entrance Exam (VITMEE), is conducted for admissions to the Masters' programs. For entrance into Business Management programmes, the results of the nation-wide Common Admission Test (CAT) and other equivalent tests are considered.

Vellore Institute of Technology  Programs

The university offers VIT 15 undergraduate and 31 postgraduate programmes in addition to full-time/part-time research degrees in the form of Ph.D., M.S., VIT(by research) degrees under the engineering and management disciplines, and Ph.D., M.Phil. in sciences and languages.
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VIT has sponsors for scientific projects worth around 100 million INR. The university provides consultancy services to the Defense Research Development Laboratory for 2.2 million INR.[4]VIT also participates with other universities across the world in staff and student exchange.

Vellore Institute of Technology  Academic organisation

VIT has consolidated its disciplines into six Schools of Excellence. Research centers are part of the schools, in order to encourage collaboration amongst the research and coursework areas and to provide opportunity for coursework students to participate in research projects.


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