VIT was the first educational institution in India to be awarded International Organization for Standardization 9002 certificate for three years by the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) of Netherlands for management of the cultural festival 'Riviera' in VIT is the first educational institution to be honoured with the TVN-KIDAO-NIQR award instituted by the National Institute of Quality and Reliability (NIQR), for maintaining exceptional quality. VIT University was the first Indian engineering institution to get ABET accreditation for both civil and mechanical programs VIT has also got ABET accreditation for its Bio Technology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering programs since academic year 2012. Admission is conducted on a merit basis through an online entrance exam. Admission can be acquired through management quota also. VIT organises its own entrance exam, called the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE). 2014 saw over one lakh ninety-three thousand (one hundred ninety-three thousand) students appear for the entrance examination. The exam has been conducted online since 2013 VITEEE 2016 will be conducted from April 6 to April 17, 2016 in three sessions Admissions to postgraduate courses is done through a separate exam VITMEE held in the first week of June every year. VIT offers academic programs in Engineering, Technology, Applied Sciences, and Management. It offers 20 undergraduate programs, 34 postgraduate, four integrated MS courses and four doctoral programs. VIT has consolidated its disciplines into 10 Schools of Study with the addition of the VIT Law School at its Chennai campus.] Research centers are part of the schools to encourage collaboration between the research and coursework areas and provide opportunity for coursework students to participate in research projects. The university organizes industrial workshops like Automotive Engineering, organized by ParaMek Technologies in GraVitas Fest. The university is among the first in India to implement the Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) which gives the students flexibility to make their own time tables by choosing the subjects and the faculties under whose guidance they want to study. The institute follows a credit system for evaluating academic performance. The grade point average (GPA) is on a scale of 0 to 10. Courses are allotted credits according to their importance. Each academic year is divided into two semesters, and teaching programmes are organized around the credit system. Teaching includes lectures, tutorials, practicals, projects, seminars, dissertations, and field and industrial training. The grades are allotted on the basis of relative technique where class average and standard deviation is taken into account so as to ensure fair grades for all students regardless of different marks evaluators. The CGPA is not the same as the American one. In India some credits might be awarded during Bachelor studies for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, while during the Master programme this is not allowed Teaching at VIT is structured around nine schools listed below. A student is registered in one of these schools according to their field of study. School of Computing, Science & Information technology Engineering School of Bio Sciences & Technology School of Information Technology & Engineering School of Electrical Engineering School of Social Sciences & Languages School of Advanced Sciences School of Electronics Engineering School of Mechanical Engineering(SMEC) School of Civil and Chemical Engineering(SCALE) VIT Business School VIT Law School School of architecture VIT's research strength spans disciplines like CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing, Product Design, Energy, Bio medical Research, Information Technology, Nanotechnology, Optoelectronics and Materials Engineering. NOTE :- We are independent education consultant .We provide career guidance and career counselling for engineering colleges admission in all over india. That does not mean we provide any admission directly. This ad provides information regarding management quota admissions to various colleges in India. That does not mean that all the colleges have got management seats or subjected to any authorization with us. Also, all colleges do not provide direct admission without entrance exams.