VIT University is a progressive educational institution that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. Students here are encouraged on this journey by our committed faculty, world-class facilities and student-friendly educational systems. VIT University was founded in 1984 by Dr. G. Viswanathan, a former parliamentarian and minister in the Tamil Nadu Government, as a self-financing institution called the ‘Vellore Engineering College’. Since then the institution has grown from strength to strength. Conferred as a ‘Deemed University’ in 2001 by the UMHRD, VIT University currently offers 62 degree programs to over 29,000 students in its 2 campuses at Vellore and Chennai.