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The institution was founded in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College by G. Viswanathan. It was affiliated to the University of Madras until 2000. In 2001, the institute was awarded the deemed university status by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and hence the name was changed to Vellore Institute of Technology. In September 2006, it was renamed as VIT University in accordance with new decree issued by the University Grants Commission enabling deemed universities to change their name to "university".