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Vels University: Courses, Eligibility, Admissions 2021, Placements

Last updated on April 22nd, 2021 at 10:41 am

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, commonly known as Vels University, was established in 1992 and has been granted Deemed University status in 2008 by University Grants Commission.

VISTAS, Chennai offers both bachelor’s and master’s degree courses on various fields like engineering, maritime studies, life sciences, computing sciences and 14 more unique & popular choices.

Admission procedure for the graduate and postgraduate courses are based on the percentage of marks of the qualifying exam. Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants has been done as per Government of India norms for all the courses offered. The admission procedure needs to be done online.

The university offers various facilities to the students. Some facilities offered are spacious lecture halls, well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories, air-conditioned computer training centre, etc. The students are also offered placements in top companies like InfoTech, Equitas, Kotak, TCS, Indiamart, Cognizant, Infosys, ICICI Bank, Wipro, IFB, CSS Corp, HCL, IBM, Accenture, Amazon, Pfizer, Jaro Education, Apollo Hospitals, Byju’s, etc.

Vels University Highlights

Established | Institution Type 1992 | Private (Deemed University)
Approval UGC
Accredited by NAAC
Courses Offered UG, PG & PhD
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Facilities Available Spacious Lecture Halls, State-of-the-art Laboratories, Air-Conditioned Computer Training Centre, etc.
Campus Area 30 acres
Official Website http://www.velsuniv.ac.in/

Vels University Ranking

The institution has been ranked among the top 5 private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, here are some statistics:

Body Rank/Grade Year
NIRF 52 (Pharmacy category) 2019
Careers 360 AAA+ (India’s Best Engineering Colleges) 2019
Times of India Engineering Survey 5 (Among top 10 private engineering institutions in Tamil Nadu) 2019

Vels University Courses Offered

The institution offers many UG and PG programmes along with some PhD and diploma programmes as well. This section will deal with detailed information about these courses:

Courses Details
BE
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Subjects offered: Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, etc
  • Selection Criteria: Merit- based.
BTech
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Subjects offered: Biotechnology, Information Technology, Naval Architecture Offshore Engineering, Petroleum engineering
  • Selection Criteria: Merit- based.
BSc
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Subjects offered: Nautical Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Computer science, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Aviation, etc
  • Selection Criteria: Merit- based.
BA
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Subjects offered: Economics, Journalism & Mass Communication, English, Music, Dance, etc
  • Selection Criteria: Merit- based
BBA
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Selection Criteria: Merit- based
BCom
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Subjects offered: Accounting & Finance, Computer Application, Corporate Secretaryship
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
BPharm
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Subjects offered: Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
BCA
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Subjects offered: Cloud Technology & Information Security, Data science
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
BEd
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Subjects offered: Education
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
ME
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Subjects offered: Constructional Engineering & Management, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Automobile Engineering
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
MBA
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Subjects offered: Finance, HR Marketing, Systems & Production, Business Analytics, Logistics & Shipping Management, etc
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
MPharm
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Subjects offered: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacy practice
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
MSc
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Subjects offered: Bioinformatics, Immunology & Microbiology, Visual Communication, Software Technology, Chemistry, Maths, Pharmaceuticals, etc
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
MA
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Subjects offered: English, Indian Music, Bharatnatyam, Astrology
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
MCA
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
PhD Pharm
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Courses Offered: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Education, Microbiology, etc
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Diploma
  • Eligibility: Based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination
  • Duration: 1-year
  • Courses Offered: Animation, Visual Communication with VFX, Hotel management, Music, Dance, Cabin crew, etc
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based

Vels University Admissions 2021

Candidates applying for UG, PG, PhD and diploma courses will be given admission based on the percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination.

How to Apply?

  • Step – 1: Please find a suitable course according to your merit and affinity. Be careful while choosing your course, know your interests, find your options and check your eligibility.
  • Step – 2: Fill out the application form carefully. Double-check for errors.
  • Step – 3: Pay the application fee for your course
  • Step – 4: Regularly check the website for information regarding the merit list.
  • Step – 5: If you are selected, please check your requirements for transportation and hostel.
  • Step – 6: Complete the fee payment process and your admission process is successfully finished.

Please Note:

  • The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form on or before the specified date.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Kindly check the official website for periodic updates.
  • In case of any application-related queries, please contact the university.
  • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC/ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to the reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates if selected.
  • Foreign / NRI Students who wish to study at VISTAS Chennai are required to fulfil the admission procedures, complete relevant admission forms, provide all necessary documents and pay the Processing, Eligibility and Tuition Fees.

Vels University Placements

The Centre for Career Development (CCD) at Vels University functions as the working body to facilitate the smooth working of the placement activities in the campus and also works to facilitate the training activities of the students and makes sure that they get placed in the best of both national and international companies that visit the campus for placements.

Some points of achievements for CDD at VISTAS are:

  • · More than 1000 + Placement Offers
  • · 111 + Multiple offers
  • · 100 + Company Visits
  • · 4.38 Lakh Average Salary

Some of the core companies offering placements are:

Engineering/ PG Computing MBA Arts & Science Life Science Pharmacy
Amazon Big Bazaar CTS Apollo Hospital Apollo Pharmacy
ZOHO Corp Leap International Infosys Sanmar Groups Billroth Hospital
MK Auto Components HSBC (Bank Zone) Wipro Scope International Lister Metropolis
IBM Kotak Mahindra Bank Accenture AGS Healthcare System Episource
Rane India Pvt Ltd SM Logistics Capgemini Vee Technologies Wockhardt
Flextronics Macura Shipping Bombay Stock Exchange SKN Organics Abbott Laboratories
Rane India Pvt Ltd SM Logistics Capgemini Vee Technologies Wockhardt
Flextronics Macura Shipping Bombay Stock Exchange SKN Organics Abbott Laboratories

Vels University Scholarships

V-SAT (Vels Scholarship Test) is organised by VISTAS, Chennai and it aims to identify meritorious students in the order of merit and offers 100% – 10% Scholarship in tuition fee to join any of the over 100+ courses on offer at VISTAS.

The candidates who are interested in availing of the scholarship must register at the official college website and give a scholarship test, the selected candidates are judged on the basis of the marks they scored on the test.

  • Candidates should meet the necessary age and eligibility requirement for the concerned Programme / Courses.
  • V-SAT scholarship is applicable only for the Programme / Courses mentioned in the V-SAT Flyer.
  • Only 10% of seats in each Programme/Course is reserved for the V-SAT Scholarship. If more students opt for the same course, in such cases, based on the V-SAT Ranking and mark scored the courses will be allotted to students, subject to availability. The remaining students will be given the option to choose other available Courses/Programmes.
  • In case of a tie between more than one candidates, priority may be given on the time taken for completion of the V-SAT test as per the discretion of the VISTAS authorities.
  • After the written examination, shortlisted candidates should attend the Personal Interview.
  • The decision of the authorities of VISTAS shall be final and binding on the ranking of all the test participants of V-SAT.
  • Each candidate should indicate a clear communication address and should inform if there is any change in address or contact number.
  • The selected V-SAT scholarship candidates should submit Identity cards, age proof and other relevant documents.

Vels University Facilities

Following are the facilities offered by the institution for the needs of the students and also for research purpose:

  • Students are provided with spacious Lecture Halls
  • Air-conditioned Computer Training Centre
  • VISTAS has a well-equipped digital library
  • Students are provided with Audio/visual communication aids
  • The institute provides a fully air-conditioned auditorium and conference halls with the latest equipment
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • A free clinic provides all medical facilities required to students, teachers and other staff.
  • The institute has ATM facilities all over the campus.
  • Research activities – The laboratories in Microbiology and Biotechnology are provided with sophisticated research equipment.
  • Library – VISTAS Library building spans over an area of 20000 sq. ft. it has a seating capacity of 500 persons and follows Open Access System blended with state-of-the-art facilities. The Library houses a collection of 125287 Books, 165060 e-Books, 12660 Back Volumes, 4539 Dissertations and 5254 Audio Visual Resources. The Library subscribes to more than 374 Periodicals (National & International) and 12535 e-Journals.
  • Hostel – The campus hostel is a comfortable, convenient home away from spacious rooms and storage.
  • Sports & game facilities – The University has vast and well laid out tracks. Excellent facilities are offered for all the indoor and outdoor games. The students get excellent training from a qualified Physical Director and his team of assistants.
  • Transportation – Pallavaram is well allied with the local electric train network and City Transport Corporation buses and buses are available from the Pallavaram Railway Station to the campus and vice versa at nominal rates.

Vels University FAQs

Q. How can I get the application form and how much does it cost at Vels University?

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 06:06 pm

Ans. Application forms can be found online and offline for VISTAS Chennai. The application fee for professional courses like Engineering, Law, Pharmacy & MBA cost INR 1000. Whereas candidates applying to arts and science courses need to pay INR 500.


Q. Where can I enquire the details about a Vels University course?

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 06:07 pm

Ans. All the details about all our courses are available on the official college website. However, candidates can also call the following:

  • Admission Helpline: 0 73051 11222
  • Maritime Courses: 0 93618 52531
  • Entrance Exam: 0 94441 05611
  • MPhil/PhD Admission: 0 63694 09337

Q. Are other entrance examinations (like MAT, CAT) considered for admission to Vels University?

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 06:10 pm

Ans. Yes, Candidates are selected based on their performance on other exams as well. They can find more information on the same by contacting the helpline.


Q. What help does Vels University offer while getting bank loans?

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 06:11 pm

Ans. If students submit all the required documents and pay the first sem fees, the university offers a bonafide certificate. The students can use the bonafide certificate for availing of bank loans.


Q. I have completed my 12th in open school. Am I eligible for UG admission to Vels University?

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 06:13 pm

Ans. Only NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) certified candidates are eligible for UG admissions.


Q. How can I apply for the sports quota at Vels University?

Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 06:14 pm

Ans. Candidates applying for the sports quota will have to meet with the Institute’s Director of Sports and verify their certificates. Only then will they be considered.


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