The strong desire of philanthropist and educationist Dr. A. Shanmugasundaram, to serve the society in general and the needy in particular paved the way for the establishment of the Thirumuruga Kirupananda Variyar Thavathiru Sundara Swamigal Medical, Educational and Charitable Trust at Salem, Tamil Nadu, India of which he is the Founder and Chairman. By his zeal, dedication and untiring effort he carved a niche for himself in the field of education in India and abroad. All through his life he has been devoting himself to the cause of education. His bold and strong conviction is that "Education is an important instrument for social change".
The objective of the Trust is to render social service to the society by imparting technical and professional education. Since 1981 Vinayaka Missions is in the field of education and its insatiable thirst for achieving excellence has taken it to greater heights of glory.
In recognition of Vinayaka Missions' 'Excellence in Education', the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, accorded the 'Deemed University' status to Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation in the year 2001, based on the recommendations of the University Grants Commission. The Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (Deemed University) has recently been renamed as 'Vinayaka Missions University' (VMU) following of a notification issued by the University Grants Commission.
| Establishment of Research Labs,|
Bosch Automotive Lab,
Nano Technology Lab,
Intel Intelligent Systems Lab,
Integrated Virtual Design & Implementation Lab
|MOU with Oakland University, USA||2017|
|Constructed and Donated 207 Toilets to depriving community at Paiynaoor village of Kanchipuram District||2017|
|IEEE SB,AVIT- Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE Madras Section||2016|
|MOU with NPID, Bangladesh. Arkansas University, UK||2016|
|Establishment of 16m Wind monitoring station by MNRE, New Delhi||2016|
|MOU with GSS Corp, Japan/Established GSS Quick Garage Training||2016|
|Establishment of 50m Wind monitoring station by MNRE, New Delhi||2015|
|Organized International Youth Fellowship||2014|
|Installation of 126kW Grid connected Solar Power Plant||2014|
|IETE Best Student Forum Award||2013|
|Education Expo TV research team awarded A+ rating for AVIT||2012|
|Sponsored Research Project by DBT,Govt of India – Rs.29 Lakhs||2012|
|Best Engineering Institute award by Dalal Street – Investment Journal – 2 years||2010 -12|
|ISTE Best Student Award - 2 years||2009-11|
|Best IEEE Chapter Award from IEEE Madras Section – 3 years||2009 -12|
|Major Courses Accredited by NBA – AICTE||2009|
|Under the ambit of Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation -deemed to be University Status by MHRD||2004|
|Commencement of Undergraduate & Post Graduate Programmes||1998|
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology is committed to the Vision of imparting Quality Technical Education focusing on the betterment of the Society, emphasizing on the ethical values.
To Create and Develop “Centres of Excellence” in Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology offering Engineering, Technology and Management Education providing opportunities for the rural students to enrich their knowledge to contribute to the Society, the Nation and the World.
"A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step." This first step should be kept firm in the right direction. That's how Vinayaka Missions' journey began in the year 1981 with the sole objective of offering quality education to one and all. Today, after three decades, quality education is being offered across all streams – medicine, engineering, technology, pharmacy, homoeopathy, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, optometry, allied health sciences, paramedical sciences, education, physical education, architecture, management, arts and science. These programmes are offered under the flagship of Vinayaka Missions University through its various constituent colleges situated in Tamil Nadu and Pudhucherry in India and at Penang in Malaysia.
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT) situated in Paiyanoor near Chennai offers Engineering, Technology, Computer Applications, Management Studies and Integrated programmes, established since 1998, is another milestone in the success journey of Vinayaka Missions.
Education is not only the means but also the end for overall development. Today, we are proud that our institutions have all churned out over thousands of students over the years with the sole objective of their contributing to the development and growth of the society at large. The challenges ahead are immense but the plans made to meet these challenges are intense. We have commenced our journey of "Building Individuals to Build the World" and are confident of achieving the goals posts with our clear vision, planned road map, well-laid path and the torch bearers in the form of our dedicated and committed faculty.
We wish every student, their parents and teachers all the best in life who have contributed extensively in this "society building exercise".
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT) was established in the year 1998 to provide world class education in engineering and management to students from different socio-economic backgrounds and to pioneer research in these fields of study. AVIT became an ambit institution of Vinayaka Missions University (VMU) in 2004.
Keeping in line with the University's aim to make education a tool for social change for the betterment of society, AVIT, with its dedicated faculty and innovative approach to teaching, learning and research has attracted talented students from across the country and around the world, nurturing them with a judicial mix of knowledge, information and skills, moulding them to face a competitive global system, truly, building individuals to build the world. The college is committed to impart such quality education in a conducive and well assigned environment and offers contemporary undergraduate and postgraduate full time and part time programs.
Through strategic alliances in both the academic and corporate world, AVIT stands committed to achieve excellence in education equipping the fresh graduates not only with domain knowledge, but also the necessary soft skills in communication, comprehension, analytical ability, team spirit and leadership, making them job ready. The fresh graduates are assisted in their pursuit for gainful and appropriate employment through job fairs and recruitment drives.
I welcome you to AVIT to enjoy a unique learning experience set in an academic environment of international standards for an education which also builds your character and personality for a promising future.
Dr P.Shankar is a prolific researcher cum teacher with National and International credentials. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Metallurgical Engineering from PSG College of Technology and PhD from Indian Institute of Science. He worked on CVD deposition of Diamond films for his post doctoral research at University of Nijmegen, Netherlands.Read More...
AVIT is located on Rajiv Gandhi Salai (Old Mahabalipuram Road) about 50 kms from Chennai in lush, sylvan surroundings, far from the madding crowd. Having said that, it is not too far from the IT Corridor and TIDEL Park where IT giants such as Wipro, TCS, INFOSYS and Cognizant, to name a few, have their offices. Chennai is the Detroit of South Asia with several automobile giants like Hyundai, Ford, Mahindra and Nissan–Renault. Besides these, there are also manufacturing plants making auto-ancillary components for 4-wheelers and 2-wheelers like the TVS group of companies and Simpsons. The strategic location of these companies is helpful to engineering students for training as well as placements. In addition, there are also automobile testing centers located here. The recently proposed southern economic zone in Sholinganallur on the I.T Corridor is sure to attract more investments from both within the country and overseas. Many MNCs have their offices in Chennai. All of these factors certainly provide greater opportunities for young and enterprising engineers.
Combining old with the new, the ancient port city of Mahabalipuram with its world- renowned sculpture and architecture drawing tourists from far and near is only 7 kms from the college. Historical monuments and sightseeing spots are also found in abundance in the vicinity. The ancient Murugan temple town of Thiruporur is also situated nearby. Chennai boasts of the second largest natural beach in the world - the Marina. It is an attraction which draws huge crowds every evening especially in summer. In the recent years medical tourism has brought in a lot of tourists from abroad seeking economic and effective medical treatment in the several reputed hospitals in Chennai like the Apollo Hospitals, MIOT Hospital, the Madras Medical Mission, Lifeline Hospital and the like. The world class treatment and facilities offered at these hospitals have drawn the greatest attention both nationally and globally. Chennai is one of the 4 major metropolitan cities in the country. It has a number of industrial estates like the ones at Guindy and Ambattur besides the electronics estate in Thiruvanmiyur. The city is also famous for its shopping malls and plazas and the numerous theme parks which are an attraction for tourists. The Crocodile Bank and Boat House at Muttukadu, both on the ECR are tourist spots attracting the young and old alike.
Chennai is the cultural capital of India with music and dance an integral part of life. The December music season brings tourists and expatriates from far and near. It offers Carnatic music and dance programmes to the connoisseur of art and culture. Weather-wise, December and January are the best months in Chennai. Films are very popular in Chennai with the world of politics and films converging, to the extent of boasting of 3 Chief Ministers from the film world. Kollywood in Chennai is another name for Kodambakkam where the film studios are established. Film institutes, film schools and dance schools abound in Chennai.
Chennai is well connected by road, rail and air with all the main cities and towns in the country and its airport is one of the busy hubs on the world map. Chennai is situated centrally and is a gateway to various southern tourist destinations in Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Well connected to other states in India – North, East and West, one can visit any corner of the country from Chennai. Chennai boasts of world class educational institutions. There is a lot of scope for higher studies and research for students. Chennai has a number of research institutes where a lot of new research is promoted. Institutes like the Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, DRDO, IGCAR and the M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation are some of the research organisations of great repute.
The Alumni Association of Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVITAA) has been functioning from 2005 at the College campus. The main aim of the association is to maintain the link between the Institute and the Alumni and share information for mutual growth, achievement and advancement in various fields.
The Alumni of the institute works together by forming smaller networks in India and abroad and also interact with the Alumni Association of Institute (AVITAA) on a frequent and regular basis. These networks help the present students to know about the current trends in the industry. They guide the students with proper direction, enlightening them about higher education and career opportunities in specific fields of specialization at different geographical locations.
The outstation alumni who come to attend the annual get-together meeting are provided with all the comforts conveniences for their visit. AVIT welcomes its Alumni to once again visit the Institute every time they stop over at Chennai or swing by the neighbouring places.
The Management and faculty will be delighted to have the alumni come over to the college and their respective department to share their experience among the faculty and students. They can take the liberty to contact the Principal, HODs and the Alumni Association office bearers for any assistance.
Contact person of the Alumni Association :
Mr. S. Rajapraksh, Convener
Paiyanoor – 603 104.
Mobile No. +91 99420 05441