VIT's research strength spans over diverse disciplines like CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing, Product Design, Energy, Biomedical Research, Information Technology, Nanotechnology, Optoelectronics, Intelligent Systems and Materials Engineering. It also expands to research in basic sciences, applied sciences and biosciences. Emerging fields and key hi-tech disciplines of the future are focused on. It encourages its researchers to participate in a wide range of international research collaborations. VIT's extensive network creates unique opportunities for conducting and supporting research, particularly in inter- and multi-disciplinary areas.
VIT has nurtured the vision to evolve as an institution with international character. VIT has signed over 200 MoUs' with International Universities and Institutes of high repute to collaborate in research and academic activities. A full-fledged International Relations Office has been established to help in the internationalization efforts. VIT has International Students from over 40 countries pursuing various degree programmes. VIT assists foreign students and facilitates their social and cultural integration. Also, many International Conferences and exchange programmes happen often at VIT for which foreign delegates visit in large numbers.