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VIT-AP Labs

There are several laboratories for various programmes offered at VIT-AP. Each laboratory is well-equipped to serve the requirements of the respective programmes. With state-of-the-art facilities, the laboratories are a place for the students to practise, experiment, and innovate.

Mechanical Engineering

Software Licenses: Solid Work Class Room Pack Edu Edition, Digimat Software
Work Shop Lab – Equipments:

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Semi-Automatic Bending Machine
Hydraulic Power Hacksaw
Hydraulic Power Hacksaw
Bench Grinding Machine
Pillar type Drilling Machine
Hydraulic Press Machine
Surface Grinding Machine
TIG & MIG Welding Machine
Ultrasonic Welding Machine
Mechanical Lab

 

Materials Engineering Lab – Equipments:

Electronic Balance or Weighing Machine
Metallurgical Disc Polishing Machine
Muffle Furnace
Vacuum Oven
Hot Air Oven
Magnetic Stirrer
Heat Distortions Temperature Apparatus
Universal Hydraulic Press with Hot Plate
Sigma Mixer
Hydraulic Press M-30 (Manual)
Material Testing Machine (UTM)
Computerized Impact Tester
Motorized Notch Cutter
Optical Microscope
Injection Moulding Machine
Box Furnace
Ball Mill
Twin Screw Extruder
Ultrasonic Bath Sonicator
Rockwell Hardness Testing Machine
Material Engineering Lab

 

Advance Manufacturing Lab – Equipments:

3D Printer (FDM)
3D Printer (DLP)
CNC Milling Machine
CNC Lathe Machine

 

Strength of Material Lab – Equipments:

Rheometer
Digital Micro Vickers Hardness Tester
Fatigue Rotation Bending Testing Machine
Computerised Tensile Testing Machine
PIN ON DISK
Scratch Testing Machine
3D Scanning Machine
3D Printer (FDM)
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
Impact Testing Machine
Spring Stiffness Tester
Strength Material Lab

 

Thermodynamic Lab – Equipments:

Vapour Compressor Refrigeration Test
Air Conditioning Test
Heat Pump Test
Two Stage Reciprocating Air Compressor
Four Stroke Petrol Engine
Two Stroke Petrol Engine
Single Cylinder 4 Stroke Petrol Engine
Single Cylinder 4 Stroke Diesel Engine (VCR)
MPFI Petrol Engine for Morse Test
Computer Based Multi Cylinder (CRDI) Diesel Engine Test with Eddy Current Dynamometer
Thermodynamic Lab

 

Fluid Mechanics Lab & Fluid Dynamics Equipments:

Centrifugal Pump Test
Bernoulli’s Apparatus
Free and Forced Vortex
Metacentric Height
Venturi-Meter and Orifice Meter
Pipe Friction Apparatus
Loss of Head in pipe Fittings
Notch Apparatus
Orific and Mouthpiece combined Apparatus
Impact of Jet on Vanes
Wire Apparatus
Nozzle Meter Test rig
Reynoulds Apparatus
Pitot Static Tube Apparatus
Open Channel Apparatus
Hydraulic Bench Apparatus
Pelton Turbine
Francis Turbine
Reciprocating Pump
Gear Oil Pump
Fluid Mechanics lab

 

Manufacturing Processes Lab – Equipments:

Stir Casting Machine
Hot Extrusion Machine
Hot & Cold Rolling Mill
Manufacturing Processes lab

 

Theory of Machine Lab – Equipments:

Whirling of Shafts Demonstrator
Static & Dynamic Balancing Demonstrator
Gyroscope
Balancing of Reciprocating Masses Demonstrator
Cam & Follower System
Comprehensive Vibration Teaching System
Coriolis Component of Acceleration Measuring System
Four Bar Link Mechanism
Universal Governor
Theory of Machine Lab

 

Heat Transfer Lab – Equipments:

Stefan Boltzmann Apparatus
Plate Type Heat Exchanger
Heat Transfer through Composite Wall
Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger
Emissivity Measurement Apparatus
Flash & Fire Point Apparatus
Heat Transfer through Lagged Pipe
Heat Transfer through Pin-Fin
Heat Transfer in Forced Convection
Critical Heat Flux
Cloud and Pour Point Apparatus
BOMB Calorimeter Apparatus
Heat Transfer in Natural Convection
Unsteady State Heat Transfer Unit
Thermal Conductivity of Metal Rod
Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Powder
Heat Transfer lab

 

Electronics and Communication Engineering Labs

These labs have equipment that transfers to the students the laboratory experience in basic electronic communications systems.

Digital Systems Lab:

This lab is equipped with Xilinx Vivado tool for digital systems implementations on ZYNQ (XC7Z010-1CLG400C) FPGA boards.

VLSI Lab:

This lab is equipped with Cadence tools and has complete access to the students for design and implementation of VLSI design flow. Various coding contests are being organized on-campus for the students to explore their skill for industry needs. In these contests students are showing much interest and the projects are evaluated by faculty of the department.

Control System Lab – Equipments:

    • • Digital Storage Oscilloscope( REGOL)
    • • PID Controller
    • • Control System Simulator
    • • DC Motor Speed Control
    • • Study of Stepper Motor
    • • Control System Lab
    • • NI ELVIS II + Hardware ( For Academic use only)
    • • Power cord ,250V,10A
    • • Quanser QNET 2.0 Dc Motor Board for NI ELVIS
    • • Quanser Qube-Servo 2.0 for Control Teaching with myRIO IO Connection
    • • NI myRIO -1900 University purchase Incl WIFI and MSP Connector
    • • Ni LabVIEW Professional Development Software
    • • UPS 20K
    • • ELVIS –III Connecting cables and probes
    • • Power cord ,250V,10A
    • • Quanser Mechatronics actuators board
    • • ELVIS-III Board Hardware
    • • NI Lab View Development Software

 

Data Acquisition Lab – -Equipments:

    • • General Purpose DAQ Hardware NI USB 6008 Basic DAQ Hardware
    • • NI USB 6229M DAQ Hardware
    • • NI USB 6211 DAQ Hardware
    • • My DAQ Bundle (10Units) Hardware for Analog and Digital sensor interface
    • • My RIO Bundle (10Units) Hardware for Image Processing
    • • Robotics Hardware Bundle
    • • Biomedical Sensor acquisition bundle
    • • Compact RIO based autonomous
    • •Camera Processing Unit Vision Modules

 

Digital Logic Design Lab

    • • Xilinx Vivado Suite-Latest(50 users)
    • • Digilent Zybo (Zynq-Z10) Board with Peripherals(35)
    • • Pmod 4 switches, Pmod 8LD
    • • ZED Devolpment board

 

Digital Signal Processing Lab

    • • TMS320C6748 Development board along with software

 

FEE Equipments:

    • • Digital Storage Oscilloscope
    • • Regulated Power Supply
    • • Function Generators
    • • Digital Multimeters
    • • Multisim software National Instruments
    • • Rana Semi-Conductors-Consumables

 

Micrococntroller Lab – Eqipments

    • • ESA KEIL MCB1760 Single Board Computer / Evaluation Board
    • • IF ESA KEIL MCB 1760 Interface Board
    • • Logical Controller Interface
    • • ESA KEIL MCB1760 Single Board Computer / Evaluation Board
    • • IF ESA KEIL MCB 1760 Interface Board
    • • Logical Controller Interface
    • • KEIL Software(50 users)
    • • KEIL Software(25 users)

 

Software Packages

    • • Multisim software National Instruments (30 users)
    • • Xilinx Vivado Suite latest make core EL Technologies (50 Users)
    • • Xilinx Vivado Suite latest make core EL Technologies(25 Users)
    • • Ni Lab View Professional Development Software (50 Users)

 

Physics Lab – Equipments:

    • • LASER experiment Set up, AE-458 (8nos.)
    • • Electrostatic Lab Trainer, NVIS-6202 (8nos.)
    • • Seebeck and Peltier Effect Unit, NVIS-6062 (8nos.)
    • • e/m Measurement set up – Thomson Experiment, NVIS-6103 (8nos.)
    • • Hall Effect Set up, HEX-25 (8nos.)
    • • Band gap measurement (Four Probe method), DFP-02 (8nos.)
    • • Photoelectric Effect Unit, PC-101 (8nos.)
    • • LCR Impedance measurement unit(8nos.)
    • • Gauss Meter, DGM-202 (1 no.)
    • • Ultra Sonic Cleaner (1 no.)
    • • Magnetic strrier,Digital Hot air overn (1 no.)
    • • Biot Savarts, Travelling Microscope, Digital Gauss Meter (8 nos.)
    • • Hysteresis Loop Tracer, Oscilloscope Optional, Dielectric Constant Measurement Setup (8 nos.)
    • • Solar Cell, Quink’s Tube Sample,
      (8 nos.) 0.1 mg Accuracy Micro Balance 220T, (1 no.)
    • • Chemistry Lab Setup at AB2 Room No.109

 

Computer Science Labs

We have 15 computer labs and two specialization labs for Data Analytics and Network Security. These labs are equipped with the latest desktops, networking devices, and advanced computers for students to learn, experience, and create their codes and project works.

SCOPE Lab System Details
S.NoLocation/Room-No. LabQty
Details
1 AB-I, G-03Computer Lab-1 60Lenovo Core I5 7th Gen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD,2GB Graphic Card
2 AB-I, G-04Computer Lab-262Lenovo Core I5 7th Gen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 2GB Graphic Card
3AB-I, 119Computer Lab-366Lenovo Core I5 7th Gen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 2GB Graphic Card
4AB-I, 303Computer Lab-465Lenovo Core I5 7th Gen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 2GB Graphic Card
5AB-I, 304Computer Lab-565Lenovo Core I5 7th Gen, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 2GB Graphic Card
6AB-I, 309Computer Lab-670DELL Core I7, 8GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, 2GB Graphic Card
7AB-I, 314Computer Lab-770DELL Core I7, 8GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, 2GB Graphic Card
8 CB -F1-01Computer Lab-870DELL Core I7, 32 GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics Card
9CB-F1-02Computer Lab-970DELL Core I7, 32 GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics Card
10CB-F1-05Computer Lab-1070DELL Core I7, 32 GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics Card
11CB-F1-06Computer Lab-1170DELL Core I7, 32 GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics Card
12CB-F1-22Computer Lab-1265DELL Core I7, 32 GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics Card
13CB-F2-02Computer Lab-1365DELL Core I7, 32 GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics Card
14CB-F2-10Computer Lab-1465DELL Core I7, 32 GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics Card
15CB-F2-28Compute Lab-1565DELL Core I7, 32 GB DDR4, 1TB SATA HDD, Intel Integrated Graphics Card
16AB-II,301DATA ANALYTICS LAB66Workstation, DELL Core I7,32GB RAM, 1TB SATA, 2GB Graphic Card
17AB-II,306NETWORK SECURITY LAB66Think Station, Lenovo Core I7,16GB RAM, 1TB SATA, 2GB Graphic Card
The system details are given below:

ProcessorNo. of Systems
Core I5 with 8 GB RAM318
Core I7 with 8 GB RAM140
Core I7 with 16 GB RAM66
Core I7 with 32GB RAM606
Total1130

Various softwares such as Dev C++, Python, Matlab, R, OpenGL, Processing, Blender, Eclipse, Ubuntu, Rational Rose, Oracle etc are made available to students.

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BBA Scholarships

BBA | BBA Business Analytics | Admissions Process | Scholarships

We are in turbulent and uncertain times. Our stakeholders are our prime concern. With due consideration to the COVID-19 situation, we have modified the BBA admissions process to ensure the applicants can participate from the safety of their homes without taking risk.

The Admissions process is simplified and the selection will be based on Online Personal Interview. There is no TEST / EXAM. The steps to follow to take admissions are given at the bottom.

BBA Merit Scholarships

We have created merit scholarships, which reduces the academic fees substantially. The various categories of the scholarships and the Academic Fees payable are given below. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence and performance in personal interview. Co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements at the state and above levels will also be given consideration. Only selected candidates will be considered for scholarships.

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Note: One time, caution deposit of ₹ 3,000 has to be paid in addition to the academic fees.

 

BBA Admissions Process
  • Register online to apply – Click here
  • You will get login id and password in registered email and mobile number
  • Log in, change the password and fill in all the required details and upload scanned copies of 10th and 12th Std. Mark sheets. Submit the form. Make a payment of Rs.950 for application fees
  • Eligible candidates will be informed about the interview by email.
  • To participate in the interview, make online payment of Rs.10,000 (refundable if not selected)
  • Provide email id, WhatsApp and mobile number, and scanned copy of AADHAR card or school ID for use during the interview through Google form
  • Attend the interview
  • Selected candidates will be informed by the evening of the same day
  • Provisional admission letter and declaration form will be sent by email to the selected candidates
  • Confirm acceptance of admission by sending signed and scanned copies of provisional admission letter and declaration form by email
  • Pay the full academic fees within the specified date. If hostel accommodation is required, apply and make an online payment for Hostel+Mess fees
  • Students who are awarded scholarships, will be intimated by email and they will have to pay ONLY the applicable fees

 

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Internationaltrial

International Admissions

VIT-AP Schools of business (VSB) invites applications for its BBA program from International candidates. NRI and Foreign candidates: Candidates should fulfil the following minimum eligibility criteria to seek admission under NRI/FOREIGN category. Interested candidates write a mail to bba.admission@vitap.ac.in or call 08632370444.

NRI Eligibility

  • English as one the subjects in the qualifying Examination
  • For admission to BBA courses, candidates should have completed 12 years of schooling (equivalent to the 10+2 system of Indian Education ) in any stream.
  • Minimum average of 60% marks in 10th and 12th standards respectively or equivalent grades.
  • Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 2000 are eligible to apply.
  • For candidates having NRI status, the Sponsorship should be given only by the parent (either father or mother ONLY ) living abroad ( Sponsorship by a relative/friend is not acceptable).
  • NRI candidates should produce Employer Certificate of the sponsor either Father or Mother
  • A valid passport and Visa copies
  • NRI applicants for 2+2 options should fulfill eligibility criteria of the partner universities at the time of admission in VIT-AP and subsequently while applying to the partner universities.

FOREIGN Candidates

  • English should have been studied in the higher secondary level or the candidate should have studied in an English medium school.
  • Minimum 60% aggregate marks in 10th and 12th respectively (usually it is “C” grade) in standard XII or its equivalent. For candidates from Nepal, minimum of 60% aggregate marks Class 11 and Class 12 put-together is mandatory.
  • For grade points, equivalency marks card attained from the school is to be produced.
  • Candidate must present proof of foreign nationality,i.e., Valid Passport or National ID.
  • Foreign applicants for 2+2 options should fulfil eligibility criteria of the partner universities at the time of admission in VIT-AP and subsequently while applying to the partner universities.

 

ProgrammeEligibility
BBAMinimum 60% aggregate marks in 10th & 12th Std. or Equivalent
BBA Business AnalyticsMinimum 60% aggregate marks in 10th & 12th Std. or Equivalent
Minimum 60% aggregate marks in Maths in 12th Std. or Equivalent
BBA from UMD
2 years at VSB + 2 years at UMD
Minimum 60% aggregate marks in 10th & 12th Std. or Equivalent
IELTS Score / TOEFL Score
BS Business Analytics from ASU
2 years at VSB + 2 years at ASU
Minimum 60% aggregate marks in 10th & 12th Std. or Equivalent
Minimum 60% marks in Maths in 12th Std. or Equivalent
IELTS Score / TOEFL Score + SAT Score

 

Fees

Tuition Fees (Per Annum)US $ 4,800
Caution Deposit of (Refundable) (One-time payment)US $ 100
Total fees to be paid for the first year US $ 4,900

 

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BBA 2+2 BS Business Analytics from Arizona State University (ASU)

Dr. Kay Farris, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Dr Raghu Santhanam, Chair, Department of Information Systems, Arizona State University, Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor VIT-AP University

VIT-AP University Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan signed an agreement with Arizona State University (ASU) on 28th June 2019 for an International Credit Transfer Program. Dr Raghu Santhanam, Chair Department of Information Systems and Dr Kay Farris, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs, W. P. Carey School of Business signed on behalf of Arizona State University.

Students opting for this will get BS Business Analytics from Arizona State University.

About the Program

  • Study 1st and 2nd year in VIT-AP School of Business
  • Study 3rd and 4th year in Arizona State University
  • Get BS Business Analytics from Arizona State University
  • Interested candidates can email bba.admission@vitap.ac.in or call 07901057255.

    About Arizona State University
    US News & World Report Rankings

    • Ranked #1 in the US for Innovation (Ahead of MIT and Stanford) – US News and World Report, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
    • Ranked #10 for UG Program in Management
    • Ranked #10 for UG Program in Quantitative Analysis
    • Ranked #11 for UG Program in Management Information Systems
    • Ranked #3 World-wide in Research Productivity by the Association for Information Systems Research Rankings (Based on Publications in the past 3 years)
    • Top 1% of World’s Most Prestigious Universities, “Times Higher Education”

    About VIT-AP School of Business, VIT-AP University

    • Part of VIT – Ranked No.1 Private Institution for Innovation (ARIIA 2019 Award) by Govt. of India
    • First to India to Offer Liberal Arts + STEM as foundation in Business Degrees
    • First in India to Offer 2 + 2 BBA program with reputed US universities
    • International Credit Transfer Program with University of Michigan, Dearborn
    • International Credit Transfer Program with Arizona State University

Courses @ VIT-AP

Business Communication Introducing Popular World Literature & Culture
Business Foundations Introduction to Anthropology
Business Statistics Introduction to Information Systems
Calculus for Analytics Introduction to Political Science
Computer Applications & Information Systems Introduction to Psychology
Contemporary Indian Literature in English Introduction to Sociology
Critical Thinking Macroeconomics
Environment Studies Management Accounting
Finance Management Marketing Management
Financial Accounting Mathematics for Business Analytics
Fundamentals of Physics Microeconomics
General Chemistry Positive Psychology

Courses @ ASU

Big Data Analytics and Visualization in Business Global Supply Operations
Business Data Mining International Business
Business Data Warehouses and Dimensional Modeling Introduction to Business Data Analytics
Business Database Systems Development Organizational and Management Leadership
Business Law and Ethics for Managers Problem Solving and Actionable Analytics
Business Writing Career Prep Courses
English Composition English Profiency Courses – 3
English Composition General Studies Elective
Enterprise Analytics Historical Awareness - 2 courses
Fundamental Techniques for Business Data Analytics Capstone


Eligibility for BBA Business Analytics @ VIT-AP School of Business, VIT-AP University

  • Any group with Mathematics in 12th Std.
  • 60% aggregate in 10th and 12th Std. or equivalent
  • Min of 60% in Mathematics in 12th or equivalent

Eligibility for BS Business Analytics @ Arizona State University, USA

  • CGPA of 3.00 in the first two years coursework at VIT-AP
  • 1160 (prior to March 2016) or 1230 SAT Reasoning (after March 2016), or 25 ACT score
  • English Proficiency: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum 61 (iBT), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum 6.0, or Pearson Test of English (PTE): minimum 53

Details about 2+2 BS Business Analytics from Arizona State University (ASU), USA

Click here for details about BS Business Analytics degree from ASU and career options
Click here for details about the VIT-AP and ASU tie-up
Click here for details about fees at ASU

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BBA 2+2 program with (UMD), US

Chancellor of VIT-AP, Dr. G. Viswanathan (right) and Dr. Daniel E. Little, Chancellor of University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA signed and exchanged a Collaborative Education Agreement on 1st May, 2018.

Dean Dr Raju Balakrishnan, University of Michigan, Dearborn (UMD) visited VIT-AP School of Business (VSB).

VIT-AP University Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan signed an agreement with Michigan Dearborn University (MDU) on 1st May 2018 for an International Credit Transfer Program. Dr. Daniel E. Little, Chancellor of Michigan Dearborn University signed on behalf of UMD.

Students opting for this program will get – BBA from Michigan Dearborn University

About Program

  • Study 1st and 2nd year in VIT-AP School of Business
  • Study 3rd and 4th year in Michigan Dearborn University
  • Get BBA from Michigan Dearborn University
  • Interested candidates can email bba.admission@vitap.ac.in or call 07901057255.

About Michigan Dearborn University

  • Identified as one of Michigan’s top Undergraduate and Graduate Business Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named a “Best Business School” ten years in a row by The Princeton Review
  • The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB)
  • Bloomberg Business week ranks the College of Business part-time MBA program as second in the state of Michigan
  • Bloomberg business week ranks the undergraduate business program as third in the state.
  • The university was recognized for its commitment to community engagement with the 2015 Engaged Campus of the Year award from the Michigan Campus Compact (MCC).

 

About VIT-AP School of Business, VIT-AP University

  • Part of VIT – Ranked No.1 Private Institution for Innovation (ARIIA 2019 Award) by Govt. of India
  • First to India to Offer Liberal Arts + STEM as foundation in Business Degrees
  • First in India to Offer 2 + 2 BBA program with reputed US universities
  • International Credit Transfer Program with University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • International Credit Transfer Program with Arizona State University
  • Faculty with experience in IIMs & International Universities

Courses @ VIT-AP

Basic French Introduction to Anthropology
Business CommunicationIntroduction to Gender Studies
Business MathematicsIntroduction to Psychology
Business Problem Solving with Computer ApplicationsIntroduction to Qualitative Research
Business Research MethodsMacroeconomics
Business StatisticsManagement Accounting
Critical ThinkingMarketing Management
Environmental StudiesMicroeconomics
Financial AccountingOrganizational Behavior
Fundamentals of PhysicsWritten Analysis & Communication


Courses @ UMD
Advanced Business Statistics with ExcelManagerial Communications
Business LawManagerial Economics
Career Planning & Development Project Management
Corporate FinanceStrategic Management
Corporate Responsibility Writing & Rhetoric
Information Systems in Management or
Accounting Info Systems
Humanities and the Arts - 6 credits
Introduction to Operations Management Major Requirements - 18 to 21 Credits
Electives - 1 credit


Eligibility for BBA @ VIT-AP School of Business, VIT-AP University

  • 60% aggregate or equivalent grades in 10th Std. and 12th Std.
  • Candidates studying 12th Std. in any group are eligible
  • Candidates awaiting 12th Std. results can also apply

Eligibility for BBA @ Michigan Dearborn University, USA

  • Complete the BBA Prerequisite courses
  • Establish a minimum grade point average of 2.80 in a minimum of four upper level COB courses at UM-Dearborn, including at least one from FIN 401 or BE 401
  • Fulfill the writing requirement
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum of 6.5 in IELTS or 80 in Internet-Based TOEFL

Further details about 2 + 2 BBA Program with University of Michigan, Dearborn (UMD), USA

Click here for more details about 2+2 BBA from UMD
Click here to know about fees at UMD
Click here for details about the VIT-AP and UMD partnership
Click here for details on Specializations available at UMD

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VIT Received Award For Excellence

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. Edappadi K. Palaniswami presented the award for Excellence to Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) during the Think Edu conclave conducted by The New Indian Express held at Chennai. VIT Vice President Mr G.V.Selvam received the award on behalf of VIT. The award was presented in the presence of Union Minister Smriti Irani.

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VIT won the FICCI-2019 Award for “Excellence in Enabling Research Environment”

VIT won FICCI-2019 Award for “Excellence in Enabling Research Environment”. The award was received by Our Vice Presidents Mr. Sankar Viswanathan and Dr. Sekar Viswanathan from Hon’ble Minister Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India and Shipping Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Government of India, on 28th Nov 2019 in New Delhi.

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IBM Hackathon – Crack the Covid – 19 Crisis

NASSCOM as part of the Futureskills initiative along with IBM had organised a National Online Hackathon – Crack the Covid-19 Crisis. The Hackathon kick-started on 25th April, 2020 where in NASSCOM invited STEM students across India to participate and build practical and effective solutions using technologies such as Cloud, Data & Artificial Intelligence. The objective of this hackathon was to look for innovative solutions to solve India’s biggest challenge in the present construct, the national socio-economic crisis caused by COVID- 19 pandemic.

Of the 26,478 registrations, from more than 500 Institutes across 26 States and Union Territories participated in the Hackathon.

Evaluation is in progress and 16 top submissions are short-listed. Out of the 16 teams 5 Teams are students of various campuses of VIT. The final round of evaluation is in “Shark Tank” style (based on popular TV series – Shark Tank) whereby team will pitch idea, solution to a panel of investors (Sharks) and persuade them to invest in their idea. Four students of VIT-AP university of the team “_init_iators” have made their place to compete in the finals. The Final Results will be declared on 8th of June, 2020.