Dr. G. Viswanathan founded Vellore Engineering College in 1984 at Vellore. He envisioned that this Institution would offer world class education to students who could in turn create an impact on the society and 4 campuses. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in 51 undergraduate and 33 Postgraduate, 11 Integrated, 2 Research programmes and 2 M.Tech Industrial Programmes with nearly 16,000 residing on the campus. It attracts students and professors from different parts of the world. It houses more than 1000 international students on campus. For the past two years, VIT University has been ranked #1 private engineering institution in India. ISO Certification from Holland, International accreditation from the United Kingdom and USA, and the highest accreditation grade from the Government of India reflect the University’s penchant for excellence on all fronts. Due to his passion for societal development and compassion for the underprivileged, Dr. GV has launched several schemes for uplifting the women and unemployed youth in the region to help them become self-reliant. He offers scholarships to students from disadvantaged sections of the society to enable them to pursue higher education. He has established the Universal Higher Education Trust to create opportunities for higher education to every deserving student in the region. He has adopted several villages with the motto of improving the quality of lives of the rural people. His vision of transforming Vellore into a greener and cooler town by planting one million saplings has begun to yield fruit. Dr. G. Viswanathan’s farsightedness extends beyond horizons.