Vel Tech: Enhancing Learner-centric and Application based Technical Education


An institute well-renowned for its exceptional educational practices and the recipient of several awards, Vel Tech lives on its motto of providing “Education for All” despite the varied financial status of its students. The institute strives hard towards promoting and uplifting the society, and in accord to its vision, the Vel Tech National Merit Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship scheme was started and has supported students since the inception of the institution. Vel Tech has bestowed 9500 scholarships worth approximately Rs.99 Crore until 2019.

The founders of Vel Tech Col. Prof. Vel .Dr. R. Rangarajan, Founder Chancellor & President and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan Foundress President were passionate about forming global alliances, initiate International relations with more than 390 institutions across 30 countries, and have signed MoUs with 120 institutions for various Academic and Research exchange activities. Vel Tech believes in the concept of having no boundaries in the pursuit of knowledge and by implementing strategic alliances with International Universities, the standard of education at Vel Tech is beyond par with the best engineering colleges of the world and India.

Campus life at Vel Tech

“Vel Tech fosters to build a unique, inclusive and multi-linguistic community, empowering the Engineering aspirants studying at the institute to build their skills and talents”, stated Mrs. Mahalakshmi, the Chairperson, and the managing trustee at Vel Tech, when she was asked about the campus life at Vel Tech.

She added to her earlier statement saying – “The management at the college gives in their 100% towards providing an exceptional experience of holistic growth in an active fun-filled and resourceful ambiance to explore and learn”. Several clubs are active on the campus, initiated by enthusiastic students with a passion for the arts, culture, and sports. Student clubs like sports, music, dance, literature, technology, NSS, CSR, etc. are given the opportunity to prune, nurture their skills and talents. Vel Tech is a collegiate with endless opportunity, which enables students to pursue their interests.

Pioneers in Innovative Engineering Studies

Vel Tech is an institution deemed to be a university with a difference. The institute takes pride in being the first member from India in Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) worldwide initiative with an aim to produce the next generation engineers by adopting CDIO Syllabus/outcome-based education choice based credit system. The CDIO based academic process undoubtedly generates knowledgeable and up-skilled graduates with a professional attitude, who are future-ready and capable of implementing and operating complex industrial machinery from the very first day of their joining. More than 100 startups are provided financial, legal, infrastructural and technical support inside the campus to incubate and innovate. Vel tech has active collaboration with 2000+ industries and 100+ Top-ranked Universities abroad for faculty and student exchange and research.

Teaching, Learning, and Academics

Teachers at Vel Tech work towards nurturing, learning, enhancing creativity and research among the budding engineers. The students are influenced by multi-disciplinary research across various branches of engineering and technology. Entrepreneurship is given equal importance at the institute to instill integrity and confidence in students. The teachers and the management at the institute cumulatively offer a free academic environment in-turn helping the students inculcate leadership qualities to grow towards global competence and self-learning.

The teachers at the institute are a group of committed individuals, who are also academicians, researchers, and scholars in their respective fields. The whole management at the institute works towards building an effective community of students and teachers in the pursuit of educational excellence.

The institute has to offer varied UG and PG programs in Technical Education with international standards, from core engineering fields like Mechanical Engineering to Aeronautical Engineering, Vel Tech has faculty of experts waiting to pass on their expertise to the fellow students.

With collaborations with 2000+ industrial partners, Vel Tech boasts excellent internship and placement opportunities for its students. The integrated curriculum at the institute encompasses Aptitude training and skills for employment. Intensive pre-employment training is provided to the students to prepare them well-ahead of their industrial careers. Experts including teachers and industry veterans chalk-out a well-designed career path for the students, guiding them and helping them achieve excellence in academics, career and personal lives making them well-rounded individuals ready to face the world with the right amount of knowledge and ethics.

Major Milestones of Vel Tech

2004 – Received NBA Accreditation

2008 – Deemed to be University

2010 – Vel tech Technology Business Incubation

2013 – Outcome-Based Education

2014 – Received NBA Tier – I Accreditation

2015 – Choice Based Credit System with Outcome-Based Education

2015 – NAAC Accreditation (A-Grade)

2016 – First member from India to join worldwide CDIO initiative

2017 – NIDHI Center of Excellence (CoE) – Department of Science and Technology – Government of India

2018 – 6 UG engineering & tech programs received NBA Tier 1 accreditation.

2019 – Center of Excellence in Manufacturing – NIDHI CoE – DST

2019 – Listed in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements

Meet the Chairperson Managing Trustee – Mrs. Rangarajan Mahalakshmi Kishore

An epitome of transformational leadership and empowerment of youth, Mrs. Mahalakshmi is a renowned institutional builder. A key stakeholder at the Veltech group, an engineering graduate, an MBA in finance from the UK, she is instrumental in bringing educational reforms such as Outcome-Based Education at both the school and university level. Under her able leadership, Vel Tech became the recipient of several awards and accolades and continues to strive doing the same in the near future.