The VIT University conducted its eighth edition of VIT Engineering Entrance Examination last weekend.According to the reports, 1,57,554 students had applied for the entrance examination, conducted on 17 April,2010 at 231 centres in 94 cities across the country.
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Results would be announced on 8 May, 2010 on official website followed by counselling in batches.Under the VIT IGNITE Scholarship scheme, there is a 100% tuition fee waiver for the top three higher secondary exam rank holders in each state, and the top 50 candidates in the VITEEE will get 100 percent of tuition fee waiver and the students ranked 51 to 100 in the VITEEE will get 50% of tuition fee waiver.
The Results announcement, counselling, everything is done online with complete transparency in the process. The scope for engineering largely depends upon the institute.At VIT, group of experts constantly updates the curriculum as per their needs.
VIT have introduced the fully flexible system for the first time in India where a student can select the professor, the timing, even the classroom, and that too online. VIT's placement department also studies industry requirements and guides the students. In fact, they were mentioned in the Limca Book of Records for placement of 1075 students by one company — TCS — on one day, at one campus.
This year, VIT will be starting a new campus at Chennai, the first foray outside Vellore. Phase 1 will be 15 lakh sq. ft. VIT have 80 MoUs with foreign universities and the goal is to provide international quality education. The aim is to see that India and NRI students should not need to go abroad for higher studies, the mindset needs to change.