Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies is a private university which was established in the year 1992 with the motto of providing best quality knowledge to the students through its courses.
Initially it was known by many names such as Vel’s College of Science, Vel’s College of Pharmacy, Vel’s College of Physiotherapy, Vel’s Srinivasa College of Engineering and Technology and Vel’s Academy of Maritime Education and Training.
It was granted the status of deemed university in the year 2008 by UGC under section 3 of UGC act 1956. It has been approved and recognized by UGC & NAAC.
The admission into the university is through VEE (Vels Entrance Exam). It is conducted by the University for admission into its engineering, management, law, pharmacy and other programs. The admission for some programs id also based on merit.
The urban campus spread across a sprawling 29 acres accommodates separate hostels for men as well as women. There are various other services available such as the medical houses, research labs, hostels and canteens.
Application and Admission Procedure
The university offers a variety of courses such as B.Tech, M.Tech, M.E., MBA, BA, M.A., MPT, Craft Course, LLB, MCA, B.Pharm, M.Phil, Diploma, B.ed etc.
Below is a list of popular schools under the college:
- School of Engineering
- School of Management Studies and Commerce
- School of Languages
- School of Hotel Management
- School of Law
- School of Music and Fine Arts
The application to these courses can be made through online method and offline method.
Online method: An online application form can be filled and submitted through the university’s website and the payment can be made through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking.
Offline method: Application forms can be downloaded from the website along with the prospectus or ordered by post. The form must be properly filled and send to the “Registrar, Vels University” with a DD of Rs 500 payable at Chennai.
These documents are to be attached with the form:
- Three passport sized photographs
- Two Self addressed envelopes
- Photocopy of marksheet of exam passed
- Provisional certificate/Degree
- Transfer certificate
- Community certificate
- Entrance exam marksheet
Note: Students from other universities must present an eligibility certificate.
For most of the Bachelors level courses passing marks in 10th and 12th are required. The pass percentages ranges from 50%-60% for different courses. The Vels Entrance Exam ( VEE ) scores would be required to bag a good place.
The eligibility criteria for admission in Masters level courses a graduation degree in the relevant course with passing marks and qualification of the VEE.
MPhil candidates must have a minimum of 50%-55% marks as per the regulations by UGC and 55%-60% as per AICTE. Depending on different courses. An entrance exam by the university must be cleared for further admission proceedings.
For the post of a full time P.hD research scholar candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in the entrance exams held for different streams. For part-time research scholars the qualification norms are slightly altered.
Hostel and Facilities
The VELS University is located in Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The campus is built on 20.13 acres of land and has a lush green surrounding. It has state of the art infrastructure for all the department situated in the campus.
The university campus provides with spacious lecture halls, well-equipped laboratories, Air Conditioned computer rooms, well stocked digital library, spacious and cool auditorium and well-equipped workshops.
There is 24×7 on-campus internet connectivity. Other facilities include a canteen, health center, sports complex, recreational block, bank, ATM, post office and courier services.
The health center is well equipped and is handled by adequately educated doctors and staff.
It has separate hostels for both boys and girls. The rooms are neat and well furnished. Each room consists of a bed, study table, and cupboard. The hostel facilities include laundry, recreational and mess services.
Each hostel has its own supervision warden and an adequate number of security guards. Indoor games are provided in the hostel premises and a recreational room is also built for each hostel separately.
Varied kinds of cultural events and social services are regularly organized on campus. Varied clubs include cultural club, sports club, and literary society. The university regularly takes part in inter-college fests conducted in the region.
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