Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) for the past 30 years has made a mark in the field of higher education in India imparting quality education in a multi-cultural ambience, intertwined with extensive application-oriented research. VIT was established with the aim to provide 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. VIT was established by well-known educationalist and former parliamentarian, Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor, a visionary who transformed VIT into a center of excellence in higher technical education. Govt. of India recognized VIT as an Institution of Eminence (IoE). ARIIA, Govt. of India recognized VIT as an No. 1 Private University for Innovation. MHRD, Govt of India ranked VIT as No.15 among the Engineering Institutions (NIRF-2020 ranking).

VIT Chennai is ably spearheaded by

Mr. Sankar Viswanathan ,  Vice President
Ms. Kadhambari S Viswanathan,  Assiatant Vice President
Dr. Rambabu Kodali, Vice Chancellor
Dr. V. S. Kanchana Bhaskaran, Pro Vice Chancellor

They share in the mission to make VIT a global center. The focus is to:

  • To maximize the Industrial connectivity
  • To create Centers of Excellence in contemporary areas of research
  • To enrich Technological and Managerial Human Capital nurtured in a multicultural ambience
  • To provide a common platform for the agglomeration of ideas of personnel from various walks of life for learning enrichment
  • To create opportunities and exploit the available resources to benefit industry/society
  • To encourage participation in the National Agenda of knowledge building to foster International collaborations for mutual benefits in areas of research
  • To foster international collaborations for mutual benefit in areas of research

About SELECT (School of Electrical Engineering)

In VIT Chennai, the School of Electrical Engineering (SELECT) was established in the year 2010. Since the inception of the institute, the department developed the state of art infrastructure for teaching and research. To mention, Smart Grid lab is unique of its kind in the country. The school has highly qualified and experienced faculty. The school offers B.Tech program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, M.Tech program in Power Electronics and Drives, M.Tech(by Research) and Ph.D program. There are four major research groups: Power Systems, Power Electronics, Control & Instrumentation and Electrical Machines & Drives. The research findings of these groups are published in several peer reviewed International Journals with high impact factor. The school has always endeavoured to contribute significantly to the growth of technical education. The school has organized several workshops, seminars and guest lectures for the benefit of faculty, students and research scholars of educational institutions in and around the region. The School has also signed MoU with various industries for collaborative works. Eminent professors from reputed Indian and Foreign Universities share their expertise for the benefit of the students.

About DEAKIN University

Deakinís innovation and excellence in both education and research generate ideas that transform lives and communities. Deakin has a track record of leveraging strong partnerships to maximise the social, cultural and economic impacts, regionally, nationally and internationally. Energy research at Deakin spans numerous Faculties, Schools, Research Institutes and Centres. Research teams come together from across the University to deliver projects. Deakinís Future Economy Precinct at the Waurn Ponds Campus provides an important link between technological innovation and commercial outcomes. This Precinct links Deakinís high-level research capabilities in a variety of fields with specialised research equipment and industrial-scale infrastructure.

About School of Engineering, DEAKIN University

Our engineering courses at Deakin University are hands-on and industry-led. At the heart of our engineering courses is project-based learning. Whether you're building robots in our state-of-the-art lab spaces, or solving complex problems on industry placement, the skills you'll be learning will prepare you for your dream career. Our engineering degree courses focus on the employability of our graduates and the future needs of industry. Our graduates are well-rounded engineers with significant exposure to professional engineering practices, well-equipped to meet the challenges of the future, including those caused by climate change and sustainability issues.

Disciplines within Engineering @Deakin: Electrical and electronics engineering; Electrical and renewable energy engineering; Mechanical engineering; Civil engineering; Mechatronics engineering; Environmental engineering; Engineering management

Centre for Smart Power and Energy Research (cSPER), DEAKIN University

The Centre for Smart Power and Energy Research (cSPER) sits under the sustainable energy research theme within the School of Engineering at Deakin university. The centre vision is to lead university research through extensive engagement with other research centres - nationally and internationally -, communities, industry and government in the areas of power and energy sectors. The key objective of the centre is to address key challenges in the areas of power grid operation, power and energy system control, renewable energy, energy storage, electric vehicles application, cyber-physical energy systems and deliver high quality research outcomes for sustainable future smart energy systems. The structure of the centre is based on four main research streams, shown in the figure.