Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore Review
Location Vellore is located about 130km from Chennai and 210 km from Bangalore. It is an extremely well connected town owing to the proximity with these two megacities. The climate is moderate during most parts of the year. But it can get extremely hot in the summers.
Infrastructure VIT boasts of one the best looking campuses in India. The college is a photographers delight. Lab facilities are pretty good too. There are enough machines and computers in the labs and they are well maintained. The library is huge and has a good collection of books on every subject. Hostels are comfortable and students can also opt for air conditioned rooms too. The mess food is just about edible but the food courts and restaurants inside the college are excellent both in terms of quality of food and price.
Faculty There has been an increase in the number of professors with PHDs. But a lot of the professors lack teaching skills. A common way to go about the semester is to grill the class through dull slides and prepare them for the semester exams. Creativity and passion is not what you will find in most of the professors. There has been the introduction of "project based learning" though which is increasing the research output among undergraduates .
Placements Placements are excellent in terms of pay packages in the CSE and IT branch, average in the case of mechanical, ECE and EEE and mostly abysmal for branches like biotech, civil etc. Placements in the IT sector are assured though with companies like Accenture , Cognizant and Wipro being mass recruiters. VIT manages to get almost all its students placed.
Campus Crowd Owing to the high intake, you will find the college a bit crowded. The VIT crowd is one of the most diverse and open crowds you will find. There are people from all parts of India. Students engage in a wide range of activities, academic and co-curricular. Also the boy-girl ratio is pretty good(better than most engineering colleges anyway).
What to do Vellore doesn't have any malls, pubs or multiplexes. So it will take a little getting used to. The college has a large number of restaurants nearby though. Also Vellore is extremely close to a number of tourist destinations. Hence weekend trips are possible on a low budget.