VIT UNIVERSITY, Vellore
This an excellent University for students wanting to pursue Engineering. The VIT-BS in comparison still needs to improve in terms of quality of teaching, Internship support etc.
I had given both CAT - 74 percentile & MAT - 86 percentile exam. Basis both the score I had got admission.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fees is moderately expensive, the hostel and food cost are to be paid seperately. However from in the last 4 years since I studied there teh fee structure must have changed. Fees can be paid in yearly instalments as well. The fees would range anywhere between 5-6 lakhs for the entire 2 years.
The placement was good, and average package offered was anywhere between 4-5 lakhs p.a. Most companies coming for internship are from Banking, Consulting, and IT sectors. I myself had got placed with ING Vysya bank now Kotak Banks as a Corporate Sales manager.
The admission process is similar to any other college. I had given my entrance exams. Filled up the online admission form and paid the admission form charges via DD. The university sent me a confirmation of shortlist for GD PI process. Personally went to the Vellore campus for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview basis which students were selected. The result of selection was announced the same day at the seminar halls and students were allocated campuses ie. Vellore Campus or Chennai Campus.
The hostel facilities are excellent and one of the best provided in India. The girls hostel is high security ensuring safety of the female students. The hostel has separate mess for vegetarian and non vegetarian. You can choose which mess you want to be in they have a South Indian mess, North Indian mess and Special Mess (provides continental food).
Yes they are helpful, the Alumni meet regularly and has an Alumni association called VITMAA. Constant email updates and Alumni meet updates are regularly shared with the Alumni.
Faculty were good and had good subject knowledge, all the professors are Phd holders and have good amount of teaching experience. The faculty is very approachable and assist students beyond subject learning by involving them in university projects and researches.
The Campus is one of the best campuses in India. It has all the facilities includign a bank, supermarket with in the campus. The Library is one of the biggest libraries in Asia and has individual study pods available, including e-library accessible on the high end e-system provide on each floors. Being Primarily known for Engineering the gender ratio is skewed with more boys the ratio would be 10 boys:4 girls. VIT campus is beautiful adn has all the facilites from a robotic lab, high end mechanical workshop etc.
As mentioned having a Trimester pattern had exams at the end of every Trimester which is mostly 4 months of time period. TEh exam scoring was basis the written exams, project reports and assignments. It was split in a 80/20 manner ie. 80% evaluation basis written exam and rest for projects, presentations and assignments.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
VIT did not have the usual semester pattern, but we instead had a trimester pattern. First year of MBA were mostly compulsory subjects. But during the second year students could pick elective for each trimester, this provide scope for taking up more subjects and also enabling to receive dual specialisation eg.: Marketing & Operations.
No the did not provide internships. Internships were to be sorted by the students on their own. However Internship is compulsory for all MBA students.
The college has many events which also includes events organised by different schools in the University. VIT Business School however had Riveria as the annual fest for the MBA department. The fest involved lot of extra curricular activities and also has an annual concert with eminent singers and performers like Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sheya Ghosla etc performing during the fest.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
None in particular is offered by the college. However they have excellent opportunity and scholarship for students want to be part of Re search or do a Ph.D.