"VIT to focus on research with international collaborations to move up in world ranking" Govt. of India has recognized VIT, Vellore as an Institution of Eminence. This is a move from Gol to give autonomy to selected institutions of higher education in India, so as to encourage the institutions to take independent quality initiatives and move up in world ranking. The Chancellor of VIT, Dr. G. Viswanathan told that VIT has strategies to move up to the top 500 in the world university ranking in the next 3 years time. He also said that in World Subject Ranking, VIT has already been placed under 550 ranking in 3 subjects namely . (1) Computer Science and Information Systems, (2) Electrical and Electronics Engineering and (3) Chemistry.
The loE status, according to Dr. G. Viswanathan, will give VIT the freedom needed to introduce new innovative programmes and schemes to benefit national and international society at large. This has paved way for VIT to move up the quality ladder faster with greater efficiency. This will help in collaborating with elite institutions abroad to do high end research, to help industries and also to develop new products, in tune with "Make in India" dream project of Gol. The Chancellor of VIT mentioned that this is a recognition for VIT, for its contribution in the past, in research output, innovations introduced in academics, national and international collaborations, societal contributions through adoption of villages and free educations to district toppers in Govt. Schools in Tamil Nadu, agile eco system in the campus for overall development of every student and for the start up culture inculcated in the campus. The growth pattern of this university has been remarkable and it is worth a mention that in the last year 719 companies have come to VIT for placement to offer dream and super dream offers to VIT students. VIT also has a system where industry experts, will give lectures on contemporary topics in every subjects in the class room. This draws more than 1500 industry experts to the campus.
VIT is planning to start many innovative UG and PG programmes, in collaboration with Indian industries and reputed universities abroad. They will all be focused on niche areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cyber Physical System, Autonomous Mobility, Wearable Technology, Smart Structures, Fin Tech, Sustainable Cyber Safety and Security, New Materials Technology, Developmental Economics, etc. Multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach will be followed in all its academics and research activities. The foreign students and faculty members presence will be increased considerably. Co-creation will be the buzzword for VIT and it will have many reputed industries and universities in India and abroad as partners in all its endeavors. Setting up of Technology Park, Higher Education Facilitators Training Institute, On-Line Learning Centre with Unique Selling Propositions (USP), Global Skill Development Centre for preparing Indian work force for 2025 world market place, ,Multi-ethnic Community Centre with representations from various countries, etc are also on the cards.