Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT) was established in the year 1998 as an affiliated institution under the University of Madras. Later it was affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. In 2004, the institution attained the status of university under the ambit of Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (VMRF) – Deemed to be University Salem under sec.3 of UGC act 1956.AVIT is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Council of Architecture (COA), Govt of India. The institution is located on Rajiv Gandhi Salai (Old Mahabalipuram Road) in a sprawling 24.11-acre land with a built-up area of 5.65 Lakhs Sq.ft. The institution is committed to impart quality education to the students from different socio-economic backgrounds. The institution offers under-graduate programmes in ten different disciplines including B.Arch and seven post-graduate programmes including Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Full-time (Regular) mode. The institute is also offering five undergraduate programmes and six post graduate programmes in Part-Time (Regular) mode. The campus has a Broadband Wi-Fi connectivity enabling the students to access internet 24 X 7 with 100 Mbps bandwidth.
The institution is NAAC accredited. Major programmes were accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).The University has introduced Structured Choice based Credit System(SCBCS) for all the programmes and adopted Outcome based Education(OBE).The Institution has introduced Skill based learning, Research based learning in the Teaching and Learning process.
The institution has adequate number of classrooms and infrastructure for labs with state of the art equipments. The Institution has central computing facility in addition to the computer facilities attached to every department. The Institution has a well-stocked Library with adequate textbooks, reference books, National and International journals, DVD Library and e-learning facilities in the digital library. The Library has National Digital Library (NDA) access and installed Swayam Prabha DTH Channel facility for Swayam/NPTEL and other MOOC online courses. The management believes in overall development of the students and hence motivates the students in a number of co – curricular and extracurricular activities. The institution encourages participation and membership in Professional Societies for both students and staff. The Professional Society Chapters in the College are Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers ( IEEE ), Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers ( IETE ), IEEE – Communication Society, IEEE - Computer Society,IEEE – Power and Energy Society, Society of Automotive Engineers ( SAE ), Indian Institute of Production Engineers ( IIPE ), IEEE – Women In Engineering Society (IEEE – WIE ), Broadcasting Engineers Society of India ( BES), International Society of Automation ENFUSE and Indian Institute Metals(IIM).
The institution regularly conducts technical activities like seminars, industrial visits, training programme through the technical associations of the various departments. Every department is active in conducting Intercollegiate Seminars, Workshops, National Conferences and Faculty Development Programmes. The students are prepared for community orientation through the NSS Units. Three NSS Units with 300 members (boys and girls) and 3 NSS officers actively conduct blood donation camps, village adoption programmes and literacy programmes. The Management has a vision to conduct outreach programmes for societal dropouts. Based on the community outreach of the institution, MHRD has approved the institution for implementing Unnat Bharath Abhiyan(UBA) Scheme from the year 2018. The management believes in collaborative projects and hence has established with industries and research organizations. The institution has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bosch, Intel, Tech Mahindra, Infosys campus connect,GSS corp Japan, Satsang Research Institute, Baba Clinical and Genomic Research Centre , Chennai, NASSCOM, ICTACT,IYF and many more. Such tie-ups enhance faculty research, technical and professional training, technical consultancy, project quality and technology exchange. The Institute has signed MOU with foreign universities viz. Arkansas State University, USA, Edinburgh Napier University, UK and Naresuan University, Thailand for Teaching and Research Collaboration. The University has also signed MOU with Oakland University, USA for Semester Abroad Programme.
The Management is keen on focusing and enhancing Research and Development through all the Departments and has established a Research and Development cell headed by Director, Engineering & Technology Research and which consists members form the various departments. The thrust areas of Research have been identified under every discipline of the Department and Thrust Area Research Groups (TARG) has been formed in each department. The institution has established Eleven Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the area of Nano Technology, Alternate fuels, Intel IOT, Renewable Energy Technology etc. AVIT has excellent research facility in the area of Renewable Energy, Bio-Fuels,Bio-Technology, communications systems and structural engineering. Annual Conferences – National and International are being organized in every identified thrust area with the sponsorship by the Institution 2and co-sponsorship by the funding agencies like Department of Science and Technology(DST), Government of India,Defence Research and Development Organistaion(DRDO) Department of Informational Technology(DIT), Government of India, Department of Bio-Technology, Government of India, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR),Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources(MNRE), Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST), and Professional Societies like IEEE, SAE, Indian Institute of Materials(IIM) etc. Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) Government of India has approved Institute Innovation Cell(IIC) at AVIT for doing innovative projects, Patent filing, Startups and Commercialization of products.AVIT in collaboration with UC Berkeley & Intel FICE started Innovation Acceleration program to train students in developing business model & commercial viable projects.
The Institution has commissioned 126kWp grid connected Solar Power plant and 2 kW stand alone wind mill for campus power generation and utilization. A specialized Renewable energy Technology lab was established in the year 2014 to do research in Solar and Wind technology. Students are also encouraged to do research under the supervision of professors and 9 patents are filed by the students.
The Career Development and Placement Cell conducts pre placement training to the pre final year students on analytical skills, logical reasoning, language proficiency, group discussion and interview techniques through the Infosys Campus Connect Program. The institution conducts on – campus and participates in off campus placements. The companies that visited the campus include Satyam Computers Services Limited, Wipro, Robert Bosch, Larsen & Toubro InfoTech, Lion Bridge, Syntel, FL Smidth, Wartsila Diesel India Ltd, Carborandum Universal, Murugappa Industries Limited, Sundaram Clayton, Sutherland Global Services, Hindustan Computers Limited, Slash Support etc. Every year AVIT conducts HR Meet, Job fair and Placement day to see every student is placed. We also conduct world cultural camp inviting students from four countries to participate in cultural programmes with our students. The institution is not only committing the students get placed in companies and also encourage them to learn the skills for being entrepreneurs.AVIT is affiliated to Madras Productivity Council and encourage students in the 3rd year are encouraged to start the cottage industry, so that they leave the institution not only as graduates but as entrepreneurs.
The Institution has hostel facility for boys and girls in individual blocks each with the capacity of 1000 and 400 respectively. The hostel mess caters to the requirement of all the inmates with both North Indian and South Indian food varieties in their regular menu. The institution has huge play ground with football and basketball courts. The indoor game facility and recreational facility are available both in the campus and in hostel. Separate gymnasium for boys and girls is available in the hostel. An ambulance facility is also available round the clock. An ATM Center is established in the campus through ICICI Bank. The Institution is well connected to the city through its own transport facility. The Institution operates its own buses from Chennai and sub-urban areas of Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Thirukalukundram and Kalpakkam.
The Institution encourages merit discipline and commitment. Every year athletic awards and championship awards are presented to the students for boys and girls separately on the Annual Sports Day. The talents in fine arts are identified and are awarded during the annual cultural competitions - CREA. The academic toppers of every branch are presented with meritorious awards and certificates on the College day. The best out going students of the institution for overall excellence in academic, co-curricular and extra – curricular activities is awarded with Mrs. Annapoorani Gold medal and cash prize is also offered. This award is presented to the student in the final semester of study. The academic topper of the institution is awarded with Dr. A. Shanmugasundaram Gold medal during the graduation day along with a cash prize.Students are taught Yoga, Meditation, Ethics and Disaster Management as compulsory subjects.AVIT is distinctly different from other institutions and has focus on student development. Students from different state in India and other countries a lead cordial life in AVIT with varied cultures. The management is committed to recognize excellence and motivating the students to be competent professionals and good citizens.