In order to expand its services in Andhra Pradesh, the management of the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) will establish its centre in Amaravati soon, chancellor of the institute Dr G Viswanathan said. Addressing a meeting held at Chittoor DEO Office on Thursday, he said the institute was established in 1994 with a total strength of 180 students, and over a period of time it had become one of the prestigious institutions with 32,000 students currently pursuing their degrees at the institute.
Today, it attracts students from 55 countries globally, he added. Expressing concern over deteriorating standards in education, he emphasised the need to strengthen government institutions. “It is the need of the hour to ensure that government employees send their children to government schools only. This will certainly help improve the education system," he observed.
He thanked Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for providing 200 acres of land in the upcoming capital city to set up the centre. Dr Vishwanath said the campus in Chennai exudes a cosmopolitan ambience, with students drawn from all parts of the globe by conducting international conferences, symposia, works shops and cultural events for moulding the students in to holistic personalities, he added.
Over 340 well known industries across the globe are coming to the VIT campus for recruiting every year. Thus the students of VIT get an opportunity to work on ongoing live projects which is a proof of it's excellence in higher education.