Well I passed out from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore in 2019 and so I think I am qualified to answer this question.
A little background into the options which I had would give you all an idea why I chose VIT, Vellore in 2015.
I had secured 94.25% in ISC board. That time board marks carried weightage. I had qualified JEE mains( 20 to 25 marks more than the qualifying marks). However with this score I was only getting North East NIT and some other low ranked NIT’s. I wasn’t interested in these NIT due to some reasons. I didn’t qualify for Advance.
In Bits I scored 280 – 285 which again is not sufficient.
In UPSEE which is a state level engineering exam for UP, I had scored 3000 rank which was guaranteeing me a seat in government college.
In VIT my rank was around 8000. Don’t remember the exact rank.
I hadn’t appeared for any other exam.
So I had to chose between VIT and UP government college. In UP government college, the fees would have been lesser but placement in those times weren’t good. So I chose VIT vellore. I wasn’t aware about category system. So I chose ECE in category 1. I didn’t get CSE in vellore which was my first preference.
Now coming to the review.
Hostels are generally good. There are both AC and Non AC rooms available. In first year, you can chose them. Secondly year onwards, it is alloted on basis of CGPA. So to get good rooms, you need to score good CGPA or be friends with someone who has good CGPA.
Food in most of the mess is decent but I personally liked Special mess. In addition to this there are North veg, North Non veg, South Veg and South Non Veg mess. You can chose any of them based on your preference.
Perhaps this is the best part of VIT. There is no ragging in VIT, vellore. In fact you are expected to sign affidavit claiming you won’t engage in any such activities. If found ragging someone, strict action would be taken.
Education is decent. For 1 subject, there are many teachers which comprises of both Good and not so good. There is FFCS based system that is you chose your class timings and teacher. Lot of research based activities are encouraged and gradually the quality of research paper has also improved.
The campus is huge. There are lot of places to walk around. All major sport facilities are also there. Its not very chilled out in VIT. Rules are quite strict. The intime during our times used to be 9 pm. For girls, it was even earlier.
Now coming to the most important part.
It is the placement time when you actually realize the value of your branch.
The placements in CSE and IT are best. Most of the students in these two branch get excellent placement. Third in placement is ECE because 90% of CSE and IT companies allow ECE students. Next would be EEE and EI.