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About Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advance Studies-VELS University or VISTAS

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advance Studies, or VELS University, is a top private Deemed-to-be University in Chennai, Tamilnadu. It was founded in 1992 as Vel’s Educational Trust. It attained University status in 2008


The University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes in 19 streams, such as Engineering and Technology, Law, Management, Advanced Science, Design, Agriculture, and Arts, and much more. There are around 14175 students. About 90% of students get places every year. It also has tie-ups with reputed universities in the USA, UK, and other countries for student exchange.

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VELS University  Chennai Quick Insights

VELS University  Chennai was set up in the year 1992. The highlights of the institution are listed, including its establishment year, type of college, infrastructure facilities, accreditation, address, contact details, and courses it offers.

College Name VELS University
College Full Form Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advance Studies
Year of Establishment 1992
Type of institute Private University
Approved AICTE, UGC, MHRD, Bar Council of India, Pharmacy Council of India, NCTE, DSIR
Accreditation NAAC(A),NBA,NIRF,ARIIA 2020,IR Class, MLIT
Campus Area 29.13 acres
Location Chennai,Tamil Nadu

VELS University  Chennai Highlights

Name of University 


Establishment Year



Campus Size

VELS  University   




Private Deemed-to-be University


29.13 acres

VELS University  Chennai Courses & Fees

Course Name


Fees per semester

B.E. (Automobile, Civil , Electrical & Electronics , Electronics & Communication, Mechanical)Engineering


4 years

59 K

B.Tech Computer Science Engineering (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)


4 years

99 K

B.Tech Automation and Robotics

B.Tech Electronics and computer Engineering


4 years

59 K

B.Tech. Information Technology – with specialization in Mobile & Cloud Based Application (in association with IBM)


4 years


M.E. (Automobile, Construction, Computer Science, Computer Integrated Manufacturing)


4 years

48 K


3 years

41-51 K


2 years

1.37-1.47 L

MBA(Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Venture Development)

2 years

97 K

MBA(Health Economics and Technology Assessment)

2 years

60 K


4 years

1.11 L


2 years

63 K


6 years

2.12 L

B.Sc, (life science)

3 years

24 K-31.5 K


2 years

 35 K-47.5 K

B.Sc (management)

3 years

51.5-81.5 K


3 years

31 K-54 K


2-3 years

40-50 K

B.A English

3  years

26.5 K

M.A English

2 years

31.5 K

BCA (computing Science)

3 years

51.5-61.5 K


3 years

41.5 K


2 years

24-35 K


4  years

46.5 K


2 years

43.1 K

B.Sc Hotel management

3 years

54 K

B.Sc (Basic Science)

3 years

24 K


2 years

23.4-37.5 K


5 years

1.09 L


5 years

89.1 K


5 years

89.1 K


2 years

76.5 K

B.Tech in Naval Architecture

4 years

59 K


2 years

37 K


3 years

21 K


3 years

23.05 K

B.Sc Aviation, Aeronautical Science, Aircraft Maintenance

3 years

57.1-67.1 K

B.A Ancient Indian Studies

3 years

13.5 K


3 years

7.6 K


2 years

16.5 K


2 years

12 K


1 year

7.3-8 K

B.Sc(Health Science)

3 years

49.5-62 K


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VELS University  Chennai Admission process 2023

  • Students can apply directly through the online website portal.
  • Register yourself. Fill in the application form for admission to the relevant stream. Upload the scanned photos.
  • Download the soft copy of the application

The eligibility criteria for VELS University is 

1. Aggregate marks in the 10+2 qualifying exams.

2. Marks scored in merit-based Entrance examinations.


VELS University  Chennai Cut Off

The cut–off of VELS University will be decided by the college admission board based on the qualifying exam aggregate marks.

VELS University  Chennai Department & Placements

VELS University Placements

VELS University has a dedicated placement cell separately for Management, Arts and Science and Engineering. The students are trained to develop their skill set during training. The recruiters are TCS, Jaro education, Hexaware Technologies, Apollo Hospital, Pfizer, Photon Interactive, LH Global Hub Services Pvt Ltd, Atmces, Raetna Solutions, Apollo Pharmacy.The average CTC is 8 LPA.

VELS University Departments

VELS University offers the following programmes in various schools or departments. Some major programmes are listed below.



Department name

Programmes offered

                      School of Engineering

B.E, B.Tech, M.E

                      School of  Agriculture

B.Sc( Hons) Agriculture, Horticulture, Diploma.

School of Management Studies & Commerce


School of Pharmaceutical Sciences


B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Pharm.D

School of Life Sciences

B.Sc, M.Sc

School of Mass Communication

B.Sc, B.A, M.Sc, Diploma

School of Languages


School of Computing Sciences


School of Physiotherapy


School of Hotel & Catering Management

B.Sc, Certification courses

School of Basic Sciences

B.Sc, M.Sc

School of Law

B.A.,LL.B, B.B.A.,LL.B, B.Com.,LL.B, LL.M

School of Ocean Engineering

B.Tech in Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering



School of Education


School of Music & Fine Arts

B.A, M.A, Diploma, Certification courses

Department of Aviation

School of Ancient Indian Studies

B.Sc, B.A, M.A, M.Sc, Diploma

VELS University  Chennai Infrastructure

The infrastructure of VELS University includes  

  • Auditorium
  • Laboratory
  • Internet facility
  • Smart Classrooms
  • Hostels
  • Seminar hall
  • Health centre
  • Ship in campus

VELS University  Chennai Scholarship & Results

VELS University Scholarship 

VELS University scholarships are 

  • VSAT Scholarship
  • Merit Scholarship
  • First Graduate Scholarship
  • Artist Association Scholarship
  • Ex-Servicemen Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship


VELS Chennai, one of India's top private engineering colleges, offers the best world-class education, internship, placement opportunities, and infrastructural amenities.

VELS University  Chennai University Ranking & Awards

VELS University Ranking 

VELS University is ranked by various organizations as follows

Ranking Authority



QS World University Ranking

Rank no 240

Times of india Engineering Survey

Rank no 5

Business World

Rank no 49

Indian Register of Shipping

Grade ‘A’

R World University Ranking

Ranked in global impact ranking 2021


Rank no 70


VELS University award

  1. Sustainable Institution of India-Green Ranking-Diamond band-A+ grade
  2. Scimago Institutional Ranking-Rank no 566 in global level.

VELS University  Chennai Affiliated Colleges or Branches

VELS University Branches

  1. VELS Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies
  2. VELS Medical College and Hospital
  3. VELS School of Catering and Hotel Management 

VELS University  Chennai Why choose this college or university

There are several reasons why you choose VELS University

  • VELS University has a strong academic reputation
  • VELS University offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate and Doctoral programs
  • The University has state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and libraries. 
  • The University has partnered with large companies and organizations,
  • VELS University has international collaborations with universities and organizations in several countries.

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