Tamil Nadu

Over 1.62 lakh take VIT entrance test

On the threshold: G. Viswanathan, VIT Chancellor, inspecting the exam centre during the VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) in Vellore on Wednesday. VIT vice-president Sankar Viswanathan, vice-president Sekar Viswanathan and Director of UG Admissions K. Manivannan are with him.

On the threshold: G. Viswanathan, VIT Chancellor, inspecting the exam centre during the VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) in Vellore on Wednesday. VIT vice-president Sankar Viswanathan, vice-president Sekar Viswanathan and Director of UG Admissions K. Manivannan are with him.

As many as 1.62 lakh candidates who had applied for VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) 2019 will take the examination from April 10 to 21 at 163 centres in India, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat and Qatar.

VITEEE, a computer-based exam, is being conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, to admit students to various undergraduate programmes on VIT campuses in Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and Amaravati during the academic year 2019-20.

VIT Chancellor G. Viswanathan, vice-president Sankar Viswanathan, vice-president Sekar Viswanathan and Director of UG Admissions K. Manivannan visited the examination centre on the Vellore campus on Wednesday.

Of the 1.62 Lakh candidates among the cities, Hyderabad topped the list with the maximum applications of 13,574 followed by Vijayawada 9,815; Delhi 9,094; Chennai 7,943; Kota 6,005; Vellore 2,694; and Bhopal 1,654. The results of VITEEE 2019 will be released on the VIT website, www.vit.ac.in by the end of April 2019.

Those who secure ranks 1 to 50 in VITEEE would get 75% fee waiver, those in the ranks 51 to 100 will be offered 50% waiver and 25% waiver for ranks 101 to 1000.

STARS scheme

Free admission, including total fee waiver, and free boarding and hostel accommodation for all the four years of the undergraduate course would be provided to one boy and a girl each from all districts of Tamil Nadu who secure first rank at the district-level from among the government schools in rural areas.


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