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Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore: Rankings, Courses, Fees, Admission Process, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on September 16th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

Vellore Institute of Technology [VIT], recognized as an Institution of Eminence by the Government of India is a premier institute located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. It was ranked the 15th best Engineering College in India within 20 other best engineering institutes since 2016 by NIRF. It is also accredited a grade A by NAAC, Government of India and this is just one of the many laurels and rankings awarded to VIT.

VIT offers 36 undergraduate, 32 postgraduate, and 10 UG/PG integrated programs. The curriculum follows the ‘Choice Based Credit System’ pattern which is fully-flexible and also offers a credit-transfer option too. The B. Tech program offered by VIT is the most sought-after program and takes admissions through the popular VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Exam). VIT also caters the research domain and Ph.D. students have a plethora of options to research on. The other programs offered are BCA, BBA, MCA, B. Sc, M. Sc, B. Des, B. Arch, B. Com, M. Tech and MSW. Admissions are done on the basis of merit or entrance tests.

VIT also saw some incredible placements in 2021 with the highest CTC of 44 L.P.A .

VIT also has strong partnerships with 300 foreign universities and allows you to study a semester abroad and engage in international research collaboration.

VIT University Vellore Admission Updates

UG and PG admissions for batches 2021 are now open:

  1. Slot booking for VITEEE -21 is open. VITEE is going to be conducted online via a remote proctored mode. The last date to fill the application is 20th May, 2021.
  2. The applications for B. Des are open. The last date to fill the application is 30th June, 2021.
  3. The applications for B. Arch are open. The last date to fill the application is 30th June, 2021.
  4. The applications for BCA, BBA, B.Com, B.Sc Degree programmes are open. The last date to fill the application is 30th June, 2021.
  5. The applications for MBA are closed. The last date to fill the application is 14th April, 2021.
  6. The applications for M.Tech/ MCA are open. The last date to fill the application is 31st May, 2021.
  7. The applications for M. Des are open. The last date to fill the application is 31st May, 2021.
  8. The applications for M. Sc are open. The last date to fill the application is 21st May, 2021.
  9. The applications for integrated M.Tech, M.Sc are open. The last date to fill the application is 30th June, 2021.

Quick Facts

  • In 2021, more than 1109 high paying jobs have been offered by top class companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Paypal and so on.
  • VIT has secured sponsorship for 50 research projects of upto INR 100 million. It also offers consultancy services worth INR 2.2 million for the DRDO, India.
  • VIT also holds the record of highest number of recruitments done in a single year by the IT sector companies like Cognizant, TATA Consultancy Services, Accenture and so on.
  • VIT boasts of a 372 acre eco-friendly campus with approximately 62 lacs sq. feet built up space.
  • VIT hosts 190+ foreign adjunct professors which gives students all the exposure they need and makes their education truly global.
  • VIT also introduced the Fully Flexible Credit System, so that students have complete freedom and autonomy over their course.
  • VIT also has a strong international presence with more than 300 MOUs spanning across Europe, USA, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa and so on.
  • The SAP (Semester Abroad Programme) lets undergraduate and postgraduate students pursue their final semesters abroad in the VIT’s partner universities.

VIT University Vellore Rankings

  • VIT has been ranked 28th in overall category, 15th in Engineering , 16th in University and 55th rank in Management by the NIRF ranking in 2020.
  • VIT Vellore is also among the 3% (801-1000) of the world universities in the rankings by the QS Global World Rankings.
  • VIT also has been ranked first in private institutes by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement (ARIIA)
  • It is ranked as the 2nd cleanest institute under the SWACHH Campus Ranking 2019.
  • It offered the highest number of placements in WIPRO from a single institution- recognised by the Limca Book of Records Ranking.

VIT University Vellore Courses and Fees

Program Program Details Selection Basis
B.Tech Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 1,76,000
Eligibility: 10+2 examination in PCM/B with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks
 Valid Score in VITEEE
B. Des Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 1,76,000
Eligibility: 10+2 examination in PCM/B with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks
Valid Score in VITEEE
B. Arch Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 2,88,000
Eligibility: 10+2 examination with Mathematics as a subject and with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks
Valid score in NATA
BCA Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 57000
Eligibility: 10+2 with Mathematics as the main subject with at least 70% marks in aggregate
Merit based
B. Com Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 57000
Eligibility: 10+2 with Mathematics/ Accountancy or Commerce as one of the main subjects with a minimum of 70% aggregate marks
Merit Based
BBA Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 57000
Eligibility: 10+2 with Mathematics/ Accountancy or Commerce as one of the main subjects with a minimum of 70% aggregate marks
Meit based
Integrated M. Tech Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 96,000- 1,92,000
Eligibility: 10+2 (PCM) with a minimum of 70% aggregate marks
Valid Score in VITMEE/ GATE
Integrated M. Sc Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 75000
Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Zoology or Botany with a minimum of 70% aggregate marks
Merit Based
M.Sc Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 80,000- 1,10,000
Eligibility: B.Sc. degree Chemistry or Applied Chemistry or Applied Science with Physics or Mathematics OR B. Pharm along with Biology/ Botany/Zoology as ancillary subjects with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
Merit Based
MBA Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 351500
Eligibility: Passed in graduation at least of three-year duration with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks
Valid score in CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ NMAT or CMAT
MCA Duration: Fees 1st year: INR 140000
Eligibility: Students must have passed B.Sc (IT/CS) or BCA with Mathematics at 10+2 or Graduation level with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks
Valid Score in VITMEE
PhD Fees 1st year: INR 43,000
Eligibility: Master’s degree in a relevant Science discipline with 60% marks
Valid Score in VITREE

VIT University Vellore Placements

The placement cell (PAT) in VIT plays an integral role in creating the record placements VIT boasts of every year. The campus placement process starts by January every year. A training session takes place in February and placements start by July. VIT classifies its placements as Super Dream, Dream offers and internships.

Super dream offers are offers with CTC of 10 lacs and above per annum. 2020 saw 140 companies offering 1021 super dream placement offers, Microsoft offering the highest CTC of 41.60 lacs per year.

Dream offers are offers with CTC of 5.5 lacs or above per annum. More than 386 companies have provided dream offers to several students every year.

The placement cell also provides internships for students in their final year. Students have previously gotten internships in USA, UK, Ireland, Japan, China, UAE, Kenya, Italy and such countries.

Placement Statistics from 2020-21

No. of Companies 659
No. of super dream offers 859
No. of dream offers 1703
No. of regular offers 1862
No. of Internships 852
Top recruiter Microsoft, Wipro
Highest Package INR 44 LPA
Average CTC INR 6.41 LPA

VIT University Vellore Scholarships

VIT mainly offers 2 kinds of scholarships.
Scholarships for B. Tech students:

  • Toppers from state board and central board get a 100% tuition fee waiver for all the 4 years.
VITEEE Rank % of tuition fee waived
1-50 75
51-100 50%
101-1000 25%

*students need to maintain a GPA of 8.0 or above to continue availing their scholarship

Scholarships for MBA students:

CAT/XAT/GMAT score of 95 percentile 100% tuition fee waiver
CAT/XAT/GMAT score of 90 percentile 50% tuition fee waiver
MAT score >790 100% tuition fee waiver
MAT score 760-790 50% tuition fee waiver
NMAT score > 345 100% tuition fee waiver
NMAT score :325- 345 50% tuition fee waiver

VIT University Vellore FAQs

Ques. Does VIT Vellore provide hotel facilities for stay?

Last updated on September 16th, 2021

Ans. Yes, The institute itself has several hostels and a guesthouse inside its campus. Details for the same area available on their website.

Ques. Does the campus have a library or information centre?

Last updated on September 16th, 2021

Ans. Yes, The campus has a central library an area of 7770 sq m with quite an illustrious list of 2. 40,802 books and several other sources of literature.

Ques. Does the college have any measures in place to avoid ragging and harassment?

Last updated on September 16th, 2021

Ans. Yes, The institute houses an anti-ragging committee for the students’ welfare and safety.

Ques. Does the institute hold any research centres ?

Last updated on September 16th, 2021

Ans. Yes, The institute has several research centres on automotive research, crystal research, nanotechnology research, and so on to boost research based learning in the students.

 Ques. Does the college provide any patent filing centres?

Last updated on September 16th, 2021

Ans. Yes, The VIT IPR Cell helps in facilitating the patenting process for innovations made by the faculty or any research scholar in VIT.

VIT Vellore: B.Tech Admissions, Courses, Scholarships, Fee Structure, Cut Off

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

VIT Vellore is a leading institute in the country that aims to provide quality education that is on par with international standards of education. This institute constantly tries to adopt new and innovative methods of teaching to help the students in assimilating knowledge in a fun way. The college gives admission to B.Tech courses on the basis of ranks secured in VITEEE. VITEEE 2021 has been successfully conducted in Online Remote Proctored Mode. The entrance exam was conducted over 4 days from May 28 to 31, 2021. The result for the same is likely to be announced in the 1st week of June 2021.

  • Vellore Institute of Technology also promises experienced teachers that are willing to try new methods of teaching and also encourage the students to explore more of the subject.
  • This presents the students with new challenges and they are motivated to think outside the box to solve the problems.
  • VIT Vellore offers courses in a variety of fields like Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science etc.

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VIT Vellore: Highlights

Official Website www.vit.ac.in
Programs Offered UG, PG, Integrated, Research
Admission Criteria VITEEE and 10+2 scores
Application Mode Online


VIT Vellore: B.Tech Admissions via VITEEE

VIT Vellore

The main criteria for applying to the B.Tech program is that the candidate should have appeared or should be appearing for any of the following qualifying examination:

  • 10+2 examination conducted by the State Board, CBSE or ISC;
  • Individual marks scored in all the qualifying subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English and also the total marks scored in all the subjects should be scanned and uploaded by the applicant on the application form;
  • The candidate mandatorily has to appear in the VITEEE-21 entrance examination to qualify for admission in the B. Tech program;

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B.Tech Courses Offered

VIT Vellore offers many for courses for B.Tech aspirants like:

These courses above are usually divided into Group A and Group B. Check for official sources to know more about the difference.

Eligibility for B.Tech

  • The applicant should have scored a minimum of 60% aggregate score in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology in the qualifying examination i.e., 10+2 or Intermediate.
  • The minimum marks of the candidate obtained in the subjects of PCM/PCB in 10+2 should collectively add to a minimum aggregate of 50% for the applicants belonging to SC/ST or residents of Jammu and Kashmir or Ladakh and the North Eastern states of the country.

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Cut-Off for Top B.Tech Courses

The students holding a rank between 1-20,000 will be called for the Phase-I Counseling session. The university does not follow the traditional cut-off method but follows the equating methodology for calculating the marks. Thus, it is expected that the candidates who score 118 and above can obtain a rank somewhere between 1-250 and the candidates scoring below 31 may fall at a rank of 20,000 or below. The cut-off followed by the university for the B. Tech courses for the year 2015 and 2016 is given below:

Course Name 2015 2016
Computer Science and Engineering 7000 15000
Information technology 12000 17000
BioMedical Engineering 45000 13000
Biotechnology 20000 13500
Civil Engineering 35000 14300
Electronics and Communication Engineering 14500 15500
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 15500 16000
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 18500 16500
Mechanical Engineering 19500 19000
Production and Industrial Engg. 50000 27500
Chemical Engineering 19500 NA

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Cut Off for VIT Vellore

Why Study B.Tech at VIT Vellore?

VIT Vellore as your future alma mater should be a no brainer.

  • The college follows a very flexible kind of system where the students are free to choose the subjects that they want to study and also the faculties who teach those subjects. They are also allowed to schedule the timings of their classes.
  • Moreover, the institute also encourages research and provides the best quality equipment and guidance to the researcher.
  • VIT Vellore faculty is also highly qualified and is very experienced. They would help students learn concepts quickly and efficiently.
  • The college also has a very high placement rate of almost 100% and has also been recognized by the Limca Book of Records for its high placement rate.

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VIT Vellore Cut-Off for B.Tech Specializations

Course Name 2015 2016
Mechanical (Spec. in Automotive Engineering) 12300 20000
Mechanical (Spec. in Energy Engineering) 20000 25000
ECE (Spec.Internet of Things and Sensor) 14800 NA
Comp.Science Engg.(Spec.in Information Security) 7500 NA
Computer science and Engg. (Specialisation in Bioinformatics) 13500 7500

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VIT Vellore Faculty 

The university has some of the best Faculties that are themselves alumni of some of the most prestigious colleges in India.

  • The senior faculties also take on PhD students as their teaching assistants so that they can also gain experience in teaching.
  • Also, the teachers encourage the students to think out of the box and explore new avenues.
  • They also help the students in solving their doubts and push them to widen their horizons.

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Various Facilities Provided at VIT Vellore Campus

The VIT Vellore campus provides a plethora of facilities to the students. The institute has a huge library that has six floors and has a specialized collection of books and journals of subjects like Mathematics, Science, Technology etc.

  • VIT Vellore library also has subscriptions of national and international journals and also has e-books.
  • The institute also encourages the students to take part in sports and provides all kinds of sports facilities like basketball courts, swimming pool etc.
  • They also encourage students to take part in sports related events and also have scholarships for students who perform excellently in sports.
  • VIT Vellore hostels are also very comfortable with spacious visiting space, a cafeteria that serves healthy wholesome foods, first aid centers, pharmacy, and laundry services, Wi-Fi etc.
  • The institute also believes that only good education does not provide for the growth of the students and thus organizes cultural fests and design events that can help stimulate an all round growth of the student.

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VIT Vellore Placements

The institute has an excellent placement rate and helps the students in finding employment in their dream companies.

  • VIT received over 7,403 job offers from 382 companies in the year 2020-2021 and over 4,000 students received employment offers from multiple companies.
  • Top companies like Microsoft, Philips, D.E. Shaw, HP, TCS, Bosch, Deloitte among many others have offered employment opportunities to the students with salary packages ranging from INR 6.50 LPA to INR 44 LPA.

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Scholarships Offered at VIT Vellore

The university offers various scholarships to the students based on their merit as well as their VITEEE examination rank.

  • Toppers of each state board and the central board receive 100% scholarship for all 4 years
  • The candidates holding the following ranks receive the scholarships for all four years of their education at the university.
    • 1-50: 75%
    • 51-100: 50%
    • 101-1000: 25%
  • The scholarship becomes available for all the students from the second year who are able to maintain a score of 8.0 and above C.G.P.A and are not involved in any disciplinary issues.

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VIT Vellore Fee Structure for B.Tech Courses

VIT Vellore fees for the B.Tech courses at the university is divided into two groups. Group A and B consists of different programs. The fee structure for both groups is given below:

Group A Courses

Tuition Fees (Per Annum) INR 1,73,000
Caution Deposit INR 3,000
Total Fees INR 1,76,000

Group B Courses

Tuition Fees (Per Annum) INR 1,95,000
Caution Deposit INR 3,000
Total Fees INR 1,98,000

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VIT Vellore FAQs

Q. Has VIT announced the official cut-off for 2021?

Last updated on June 1st, 2021

The cut off for 2021 admissions has not been announced yet. It is expected to be released soon after the results of VITEEE 2021 are declared.

Q.What type of hostel facilities does the university offer?

Last updated on June 1st, 2021

The university offers both AC and Non-AC accommodations. The rooms are also divided into single/double/triple/four/six bedded type rooms.

Q.Does the university offer any scholarships?

Last updated on June 1st, 2021

The university does offer scholarships that are awarded on the basis of admission and also on the basis of the rank obtained by the candidate in the VITEEE exam.

Q. What are the placement statistics of the university?

Last updated on June 1st, 2021

The university has a placement rate of almost 100%. The students graduating from the university have been able to find employment in their dream companies.

Q. Does the Vellore campus offer all types of B. Tech programs?

Last updated on June 1st, 2021

No, the Vellore campus does not offer all the B. Tech programs. However, they are taught in the other campuses of Chennai and Bhopal.

Q. Which is the best specialization that one should pursue at VIT Vellore?

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021

The most preferred and best specialization for B.Tech is Computer Science and Engineering, followed by Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Q. Is the fees of VIT Vellore affordable?

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021

The tuition fees for the first year of B.Tech is around 1.8 lakhs while for some courses, it is around 2 lakhs. However, the per year tuition fees remains less than 2 lakhs for all B.Tech specializations.

Q. Is VITEEE easier than JEE Main?

Last updated on June 2nd, 2021

Yes, VITEEE is easier than JEE Main as most of the questions asked in VITEEE are based on NCERT textbooks of class XI and XII. This is mainly because JEE Main is a national level entrance exam while VITEEE is an institute level entrance exam.