Founded in 1992, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai is a private university that strives to be an epitome of excellence in higher education by offering its students well-rounded education and mould them according to global industrial requirements. In 2008, VISTAS or Vels University was recognised as a deemed university the University Grants Commission (UGC). To promote a student-friendly learning environment, the university follows semester pattern and choice based credit system for all its under-graduate and post graduate programmes. VISTAS boasts well experienced faculty members and innovative academic module to suit the needs of individual learners. The university also boasts a commendable track record of student placement.
Spread over 29.7 acres, the Vels University, Pallavaram campus boasts world class facilities and a conducive environment for learning. A distinctive feature of Vels University is its world class infrastructure which includes 24 Smart classrooms amongst 306 class rooms, spacious lecture halls, 135 equipped laboratories, air-conditioned Computer Training Centre, 5 air conditioned modern conference halls, well-equipped digital library and a well-stocked library, Audio/Visual communication aids, 4 fully air-conditioned auditoriums, broadband internet connectivity & Wi-Fi, free medical facility, ATM facilities, well organised transport system, power back up, laboratories with modern equipment, excellent facilities for indoor and outdoor games including out tracks, Volley Ball Court, Basket Ball Court, Foot Ball / Hockey Ground, recreation room for indoor games, a cafeteria, modern gymnasium and aquatic complex.
Vels university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate, diploma and PhD courses under School of Engineering, School of Ocean Engineering, School of Computing Sciences, School of Management Studies and Commerce, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Physiotherapy, School of Hotel & Catering Management, School of Life Sciences, School of Basic Sciences, School of Mass Communication, School of Languages, School of Law, School of Education, School of Music & Fine Arts, Department of Aviation. The courses are: Undergraduate courses Bsc (Nautical Science, Information Technology, Computer Science, Hotel & Catering Management, Biotechnology, Micro-Biology, Biochemistry, Bio-Computing, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Visual Communication, Animation, Game Designing, Aviation) BE (Marine Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering) B Tech (Information technology with specialisation in Mobile & Cloud based Application, Biotechnology, Naval Architecture off shore Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Costal & Ocean Engineering) BCA, BCA(Hons), BCA for Hearing impaired B Com (Professional, Regular, Computer Applications) B.Pharm, B.Pharm(Practice) BA (English, Music-Vocal, Music-Instrumental Veena/Mridangam/Violin, Bharata Natyam, Astrology) BBA, BPT, BA LLB Hons, LLB, BSc B.Ed, B.Ed Postgraduate courses ME (Computer Science and Engineering, Communication System, Power Electronics & Drives, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Automobile Engineering, Construction Engineering & Management, Environmental Engineering) M Tech (Naval Architecture off shore Engineering) MCA M. Pharm(Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacy Practice) M.Sc. (Information Technology, Computer Science, Hotel & Catering Management, Biotechnology, , Advanced Biochemistry, Immunity & Micro Biology, Applied Medical Biotechnology & Clinical Research, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry & Management, Visual Communication) MBA (General, Logistics & Shipping Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Tourism and Hospitality management, HR, Business Analytics, Aviation Management, Integrated M.B.A, MBA Part time) MPT (Orthopedics, Sports, Pediatric Neurology, Cardio-Respiratory Diseases, Hand Conditions) MA (English, Music, Indian Dance, Indian Music, Bharatanatyam, Astrology) PhD & M Phil courses Pharm. D, Pharm. D (Post Baccalaurate) PhD in English M Phil in English Diploma courses Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime / Logistics Operation Post Graduate Diploma in Emerging Technologies (Cloud, Mobility & Big Data) Post Graduate Diploma in Airline Operation Post Graduate Diploma in Astrology Diploma in Naval Architecture off shore Engineering Diploma in Petroleum Engineering Diploma in Hotel Management Diploma in Green Chemistry Diploma in Designing Diploma in Animation Diploma in Visual Communication Diploma in Vocal, Veena, Keyboard, Bharatanatyam, Miruthangam Certificate courses Pre-sea Training for Graduates (GME) Pre-sea Training for Diploma Holders (DME) 1 Year certificate course in Food Production, Bakery & Confectionery, Front office, Food & Beverage Service, House Keeping Certificate course on Bio-Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management Certificate course in Vocal, Veena, Violin, Flute, Thavil, Keyboard
For eligibility criteria, visit http://www.velsuniv.ac.in/fees-eligbility.pdf Admission notices for various courses are advertised in leading dailies. Application and prospectus can be purchased online or in person. For professional courses, candidates need to write Vels Entrance Exam. A rank list is prepared after checking eligibility. For Maritime Studies, candidate needs to go through Medical Examinations. Selection is based on merit in the entrance examination and previous academic record followed by interview. FEES For details on fees, visit http://www.velsuniv.ac.in/fees-eligbility.pdf. Vels University offers scholarship based on merit in the entrance exam and/or PCM exam and others. For details, visit http://www.velsuniv.ac.in/scholarship.asp
School of Maritime Studies of Vels University has been Graded A1 by the Ministry of Shipping, and is amongst the Best Maritime Institutions in India. Vels University has been accredited as an “A” Grade institute by NAAC. Vels University is the first institution in Chennai to offer B Pharm (Practice) course.