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Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai, popularly known as Vels University, offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in 14 different fields. It is ranked fifth among the top 10 private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu by Times of India Engineering Survey and top among 50th South India’s Private Business School by Business World. NIRF has ranked its pharmacy program at 52nd position all over India.

Vels University Highlights

Established | University Type 1992 | Private (Deemed University)
Accredited by NAAC ‘A’ Grade & NBA
Entrance Exam Vels Entrance Exam
Courses Offered UG, PG, and Doctoral
Application Mode Online
Top Recruiters HDFC Bank, SBI Cards, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Bajaj Capital, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Campus Area 30 acres
Key Points
  • 100+ Courses to choose from 15 Schools
  • 50+ Value Added Courses
  • Highly Qualified Faculty
  • Job Oriented & Innovative Courses
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports
Official Website
Admission Helpdesk 73051 11222
Location Velan Nagar, P.V. Vaithiyalingam Road,
Pallavaram, Chennai 117 

Vels University Ranking
  • Outlook Magazine has ranked the management category of Vels University at the 108th position.
  • Graded A1 by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS).
  • Awarded the ‘Best Multi-disciplinary University in Chennai by Asia Education Summit and Awards. 

Vels University Courses

The Vels University comprises a total of 18 schools offering courses in multiple disciplines. The details pertaining to the courses offered under these disciplines are as follows:

Schools UG PG Diploma
School of Engineering B.E., B. Tech M.E. PGDM
School of Maritime Studies B.Sc., B.E. DME --
School of Management Studies & Commerce B.A., B.B.A., B.Com M.B.A. --
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences B.Pharm M.Pharm --
School of Life Sciences B.Sc. M.Sc. --
School of Mass Communication B.Sc M.Sc. Diploma in Designing, Animation, Visual Communication
Languages B.A. M.A. --
Computer sciences B.Sc., B.C.A. M.Sc., M.C.A. --
Physiotherapy B.P.T. M.P.T. --
Hotel management B.Sc. M.Sc. Diploma in Hotel Management and PG Diploma in Culinary
Basic Sciences B.Sc. M.Sc. Green Chemistry
Law B.A, LL.B, Hons LL.B --
Ocean engineering B.Tech M.Tech Diploma in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering and Diploma in Petroleum Engineering
Education B.Sc., B.Ed; B.Ed --
School of Music & Fine Arts B.A. M.A. Diploma in Music & Dance
Department of Aviation B.Sc. --
Department of Vedic Astrology B.A. M.A. Diploma in Astrology

Note: Vels University also offers M.Phil and Ph.D. programs.

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Vels University Admission

Vels University offers admission through online registration mode. Given below is the procedure for application in bulleted form.

Application Procedure

  • Fill out the application form with accurate information.
  • Please ensure that you use the correct email address and contact no. This also allows us to contact you via email with important updates, wherever necessary.
  • Once your application form is duly filled, your account is automatically created. Your email ID will be your username.
  • You can log in to your account as many times as needed to continue or modify your application within 30 days.
  • Payment to be made toward the application fee can be made using the credit card/ debit card or net banking.
  • Your application will be processed once we have received your application fee.
  • If you want to apply for more than 1 course, then pls fill up the application form a second time and follow the same steps as above.
  • If you have questions about the application process, please call 0 7305 111 222.
  • For any other queries please send an email to

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Vels University Placements

The university has a Center for Career Development (CCD) which works to facilitate the training activities of the students and make sure that they get placed in the best companies. A total of 943 students got placed in the 2020 Batch. Some of the elite companies such as Jaro education, Enrich & Excell, Crystal Hr &Solutions Pvt Ltd, Access health care, Ntrust Infotech Solutions, SS Technovation, Learnovators Pvt Ltd, TCS, Elait IT Technology Services Pvt Ltd, Visionary RCM Infotech India Pvt Ltd, Tech Mahindra Foundation (Medical Coding), Ecom Express, Hibiz Solutions (India) Private Limited, IBM, HCL, Microsoft, Revature, Fomra, Thermal Engineering, Indus Automation, LifeCell, Tablets LTD, Amazon, ZOHO Corp, Flextronics and many more were recruiters students from past over the years.

Placement Record

Courses Avg. Salary (in INR)
Engineering 5.76 LPA
MBA 6.60 LPA
Arts & Science 3.08 LPA
Life Science & Pharmacy 2.80 LPA
Viscom & Animation 2.16 LPA
UG Computing, Maths, Physics 4 LPA

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Vels University Scholarships

For a minimum aggregate score of 60% and above in the qualifying degree and a pass in VELS Entrance Examination (VEE) 10% scholarship in the Tuition fee for the 1 year only.

Rank Holders in Competitive Examinations

S.No Percentile CAT / MAT Waiver in Tuition Fee (For 1 Semester only)
1. More than 98% 50% of Tuition Fees
2. 96% - 97% 30% of Tuition Fees
3. 90% - 95% 20% of Tuition Fees
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Vels University Facilities

A striking feature of this University is well-planned and comprehensive, the infrastructure provided to the students and faculty. They are:-

  • Spacious Lecture Halls
  • Well equipped state-of-the-art Laboratories
  • Air-Conditioned Computer Training Centre
  • Modern Conference Halls
  • Well-equipped Digital Library
  • Audio / Visual Communication Aids
  • Fully Air-conditioned Auditorium

Sports: Excellent facilities are offered for all the indoor and outdoor games. The students get excellent training by a qualified Physical Director and his team of assistants. The students are encouraged to participate in various intercollegiate competitions to exhibit their talents and win medals and trophies. Vel's Sports Academy functions to promote sports and games.

Library: VISTAS Library building spans over an area of 20000 sq.ft. it has a seating capacity of 500 persons and follows an Open Access System blended with State-of-the-art facilities. The Library houses a collection of 121534 Books, 147525 e-Books, 12660 Back Volumes, 4539 Dissertations, and 5254 Audio Visual Resources.

Vels University FAQs

Ques. How is the placement for B.Tech students at Vels University?

Ans. There is scope for placement in Veltech but you need to work hard to achieve it. People will always say that University is bad etc. but in the end what matters the most is Placement and good career opportunities.

Ques. How is Vels University for student's life?

Ans. It is pretty normal compared to other universities. I can say that its not that hardcore and all. You can enjoy your college life here . STRESS-FREE! It is like a simple, normal any other University.

Ques. How admission is offered in Vels University?

Ans. Vels University conducts admission through its own entrance exam called Vels Entrance Exam.