Established in 1984, Vellore Institute of Technology is a progressive institute that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. It offers degree programmes at undergraduate(UG), postgraduate(PG) and diploma(Ph.D.) level. It is a private deemed university located in the outskirts of Vellore, Tamil Nadu. It admits student through its own exam, VITEEE. Students scoring higher ranks are provided with scholarships. It provides you with a place to learn and a chance to grow, a home away from home.
The Campus of Vellore Institue of Technology
VIT’s main campus is located in Vellore, spread over an area of 250 acres. The college is blessed with fully furnished labs, auditoriums and outdoor stadiums and ample features that support all kinds of events. One of the most attractive thing about VIT is it’s well planned and comprehensive infrastructure. It also has a campus in the city of Chennai spread over 160 acres.
A Glimpse of the college
Students from different parts of the country, even from foreign countries come together to create a pleasing campus life. There is a mixture of various cultures, a touch of glamour and an exemplary blend of hospitality and liveliness. It has it’s both contemporary and ritualistic lifestyle. On the tick of every hour, students hustling on the roads, between buildings break the affable silence. The campus has its own life, sometimes crowded but picturesque, messy but exciting. A lot of jokes, a few problems, exam tension, placement talks and blah blah blah( in a literal way) of students fill the atmosphere.
The weather there is tricky. It feels like the clouds have a compulsion to rain before the exams resulting in a pleasant lazy weather which generally does not promote sitting on the table and studying but involves dreaming about the chai pakoda meals at their home. The open book system in one of the semester exams gets the Xerox shop owners pockets filled. And the queues are no less than what exists in banks and ration shops. The students somehow manage to manage all of this.
When you want the clock to stay still forever
The two main college fests that are conducted in VIT are graVITas and Riviera.
It is an international technical fest with its own team of different departments for sponsorship, marketing, technical, event management etc. An immensely talented team of organizers, coordinators, and volunteers to regulate the biggest technical fest of the country. There are hundreds of events scheduled, in almost every domain.
Events like Hack-a-thons, Make-a-thons, Idea-a-thons, Code-a-thons and various workshops and technical competitions emphasize the technical and management skills of the student. Different colleges participate in enormous numbers in various events.
Riviera is the Annual International Sports and cultural carnival of Vellore Institute of Technology. It has its own sequence of events. The biggest cultural rally introducing the folk dances and cultures of all the states of India, AIKYA.
The pro shows of Riviera are famous throughout the country. Four days continuously, biggest singers, dancers, and actors give their performances on the energetic stage of VIT.
There are prizes worth lakhs of rupees for the events. There is a 10-kilometer long marathon organized on the inauguration day of Riviera by the non-profit organization Helphen India. Thousands of students run for a cause every year.
The college has a variety of events for everyone there, its own culture and its own diversity. It is one of the best colleges in India.