Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was established in 1984 by Dr G. Viswanathan (Minister in Tamil Nadu Govt.) as a self-financing institute named Vellore Engineering College. In 2001, the Vellore Engineering College was granted the University status by the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development. The institute is accredited Grade A by NAAC and is approved by UGC. The main aim of VIT is to impart impeccable technical knowledge to its students so that they become technologically superior.
The courses offered at the institute engulf the needs of a wide range of industries like Automotive, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Architecture, Construction, Defence, Energy, Nano Technology, Environment and Transportation.