Dr. Sekar Viswanathan
Vice President, VIT-AP
Hearty Congratulations on getting admission into VIT-AP and joining the VIT family. I would like to appreciate your hard work for making it through VITEEE 2017 and M.Tech admissions. I also congratulate your parents for being pillars of support enabling your success.
International Relations: Our experience of running VIT for the past 33 years in Vellore is being put to full use at VIT-AP at Amaravati. Our partnerships with reputed foreign universities like Purdue and RIT would continue at VIT-AP, thereby benefitting the students to participate in programmes such as Semester Abroad Programme (SAP) with scholarships and 2+2 degree programme through International Transfer Programme (ITP). We are also planning to get many of the professors abroad from our partner universities to visit our Amaravati campus to teach the students. The global VIT alumni network will be of immense help to the VIT-AP students.
Industry Connections: VIT’s strong connections with industries will prove to be very useful to the students. Industry experts have been involved in framing the curriculum and will be delivering guest lectures to the students. Students will also get the opportunity to solve industry-strength problems in their classrooms as part of the Project Based Learning (PBL). Students will get to do many projects as part of the ‘Engineering Clinics’ courses every semester. Apart from this, the co-op programme (internship) will tremendously boost the chances of getting a bright career in a great company. Placement is an important focus for VIT-AP. The placement services will be done by the central placement office in Vellore.
Academics and Student Welfare: Our student-focused faculty members, who come from reputed universities in India and abroad, are well trained to help the students solve application oriented problems. Every student will be allotted a faculty member as a mentor. The role of the mentor is to advise and guide the students to ensure their success in academics, career and life. Every student will also get the opportunity to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities through numerous student clubs like music club, debate society, robotics club, dance club, entrepreneurship cell, trekking club, photography club, literary clubs and student associations such as IEEE, ASME, ACM, CSI, GDG (Google Developers Group) and ADG (Apple Developers Group). A vibrant campus life is very important for student’s growth.
Facilities: Students will be using modern classrooms with wifi-LCD projectors, audio-video systems and comfortable individual chairs. Students will enjoy the free wifi facility with high speed internet access in both the academic areas and hostel areas. The labs and project spaces will have the latest equipment to enable the students learn what is used in the industry. Students will also have sports facilities to nurture their talent in outdoor sports like cricket, basketball and volleyball, as well as the indoor games like table- tennis and chess. New apartment complex buildings in Guntur will house the men’s and women’s hostels separately. Like in our Vellore campus, the hostel buildings are completely secure with high-compound walls, security guards and surveillance cameras. Only VIT authorized individuals can enter the building premises. Resident wardens will be present 24x7 to take care of the needs of the hostellers. Hostel rules must be observed by students. There will be health care and ambulance facility. New wifi-buses will ferry the students from the hostels to the campus. The men’s hostels will be shifted to the campus before the next academic year and the women’s hostels in the following year.
At VIT-AP, our full focus is on student success !!
Looking forward to imparting futuristic education and setting new global standards together.
Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Ph.D.
(In-charge of VIT’s centralized placements,
International Relations and Amaravati Campus)
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