Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University is all set to establish its third campus in Madhya Pradesh near Bhopal.
In the Global Investors Summit held in Bhopal, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University and Madhya Pradesh Government. “VIT University is now spreading its wings and establishing the third campus at (near) Bhopal. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for it was signed during the Global Investors Summit,” VIT Founder Chancellor, G Viswanathan said.
Vishwanathan told that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Minister for Higher Education Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya will lay the foundation stone of the new campus of VIT University at Kothri Kalan village on Bhopal-Indore Highway in Sehore district on Wednesday. The campus will be spread over an area more than 100 acres and an investment 500 crore rupees will be made in the project.
VIT was founded as Vellore Engineering College in July 1984 by Dr. G Viswanathan, a former parliamentarian and minister in the government of Tamil Nadu. In 2001, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development conferred VEC as a Deemed University and it was named as VIT University.
Viswanathan said, “The degree programmes offered at VIT University were accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2003 and the same was re-accredited in 2015.”
He added that the organization, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) of the US accredited 14 engineering programmes offered by the varsity and is the first university in India to get the prestigious accreditation by ABET.
University Vice President Sankar Vishwanathan said that around 991 students hailing from Madhya Pradesh study in VIT and about 15,000 candidates from the state applied for seeking admission in different courses in the varsity.
VIT founder and Chancellor, G Vishwanathan said that there is an acute shortage of doctors in Madhya Pradesh and hinted towards the establishment of medical colleges in the state in near future.
Earlier in July this year, VIT was issued Letter of Intent along with five other private universities for setting up their campuses in the Andhra Pradesh. VIT was allotted 150 acres of land in Amaravati for the construction of a new campus.