VIT has made a mark in the field of higher education in India by providing quality education on par with international standards, through its 36 years of existence and by imparting quality education in a cross-cultural ambience, with extensive application-oriented research. VIT was founded in 1984 by Dr. G. Viswanathan, a former Parliamentarian and Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government, as a self-financing institution called Vellore Engineering College. Since then, the institution has grown from strength to strength. Conferred as Deemed to be University in 2001 by MHRD, VIT currently offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Degree programmes in its four campuses at Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal, and Amaravati.
VIT Chennai is a globally engaged, competitive, comprehensive, and research-enriched university campus strategically positioned in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, to respond to major industrial, social, economic and environmental demands and challenges. The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all parts of the globe.