It was established under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, and was founded in 1984 as a self-financing institution called the Vellore Engineering College. The Union Ministry of Human Resources Development conferred University status on Vellore Engineering College in 2001. The University is headed by its founder and Chancellor, Dr. G. Viswanathan, a former Parliamentarian and Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government. In recognition of his service to India in offering world class education, he was conferred an honorary doctorate by the West Virginia University, USA. Mr.Sankar Viswanathan, Dr.Sekar Viswanathan and Mr.G.V. Selvam are the Vice-Presidents; Dr. Rambabu Kodali is the Vice-Chancellor and Dr. S. Narayanan is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

VIT was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis. The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students.


The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In fact, it has become a way of life for us. The highly motivated youngsters on the campus are a constant source of pride. Our Memoranda of Understanding with various international universities are our major strength. They provide for an exchange of students and faculty and encourage joint research projects for the mutual benefit of these universities. Many of our students, who pursue their research projects in foreign universities, bring high quality to their work and esteem to India and have done us proud. With steady steps, we continue our march forward. We look forward to meeting you here at VIT.

Our Vision

  • Transforming life through excellence in education and research.

Our Mission

  • World class Education: Excellence in education, grounded in ethics and critical thinking, for improvement of life.
  • Cutting edge Research: An innovation ecosystem to extend knowledge and solve critical problems.
  • Impactful People: Happy, accountable, caring and effective workforce and students.
  • Rewarding Co-creations: Active collaboration with national & international industries & universities for productivity and economic development.
  • Service to Society: Service to the region and world through knowledge and compassion.

Quality Policy

We ‘VIT’’ committed to Provide Precise, Reliable and Timely analytical services to its customers and students. In order to ensure high quality in our analytical services, the management has resolved to introduce a management system which complies with the IS/ISO/IEC:17025- 2017 standard and to continually improve the effectiveness of the management system. Tests are carried out in accordance with stated methods and customer’s requirements.

  • The management are responsible for ensuring that the effectiveness of the quality system is continually improved within the ongoing cycle of planning, implementation, reviewing and monitoring.
  • It is the responsibility of the management to familiarize all staff with the content of the Quality manual and comply with the policies and procedures laid down in the manual and associated documentation at all times.
  • The laboratory would strive its best to meet customer requirements as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.

Impartiality statement

  • School of Mechanical Engineering Testing Laboratories is committed to Maintain independence and impartiality with our customers, vendors, suppliers.
  • We maintain a presence of objectivity, independence, neutrality and freedom from conflict of interest.
  • All our personnel are aware of their duties and responsibilities and the requirement for impartiality is to be maintained at all times so as to ensure possible conflicts of interests do not arise.
  • School of Mechanical Engineering Testing Laboratories has identified and risk assessed all relationships which may result in a conflict of interest to impartiality.

School of Mechanical Engineering Testing Laboratories ensures:

  • We are not to engage in any activities that may conflict with our independence of judgment and integrity in relation to our Testing activities.
  • There are no constraints that might influence decision making.

Confidentiality statement

School of Mechanical Engineering Testing Laboratories is committed to safeguarding the confidentiality of our customers, vendors and suppliers. All information disclosed and indicated as confidential will be kept as such.

  • School of Mechanical Engineering Testing Laboratories will only use this information to facilitate our business transaction, and for communication purposes (email, telephone, etc) where required.
  • Top management of School of Mechanical Engineering Testing Laboratories will not disclose such information to third parties, unless prior agreement has been provided, from clients, customers and/or other related parties.
  • Confidential Information refers to all technical and non-technical information, including operational and business secrets, customer data, findings and results/reports deriving from tests, methods, formulas; and any other materials provided to School of Mechanical Engineering Testing Laboratories.
  • All our personnel are aware that the requirement for confidentiality is to be maintained at all times.