Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies

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VELS Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies
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Former names

Vel's College of Science (1993-2008)[1]

Vel's College of Pharmacy (1992-2008)[1]

Vel's College of Physiotherapy (1993-2008)[1]

Vel's Srinivasa College of Engineering & Technology (2001-2008)[1]

Vel's Academy of Maritime Education & Training (2004-2008)[1]
Motto Knowledge Is Power
Type Private
Established 1992
Academic affiliation
Chancellor Ishari K. Ganesh[2]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. V. Thamizh Arasan[3]
Students 5000
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS) is an institute of higher education located in Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.[4] It was established in 1992 and granted Deemed University status in 2008 by University Grants Commission under section 3 of UGC Act 1956.


School of Engineering and Computing Sciences[edit]

The school is equipped with a separate hardware laboratory to solve the purpose of assembly language programming which includes microprocessor trainer kits and interfacing devices. Periodic inter-university seminars and symposia are conducted. For the benefit of outgoing students, the institution’s placement cell has ties with software houses for conducting campus interviews.[5]

School of Physiotherapy[edit]

The Department of Physiotherapy was established in 1993 under Vels College of Physiotherapy and now has been brought under the university.

Infrastructure facilities[edit]

The school is equipped with therapeutic laboratories, a research laboratory with EMG and treadmill facilities, and an anatomy museum with all soft parts and cadaver for the dissection of students.[6]



There are separate hostels for men and women on the campus. A laundry facility is available to the students for a charge. A qualified medical attendant is available at the campus. Medical and hospital facilities are available at Pallavaram and the cost is met by the students. Mess and canteen facility is available.,[7]


College and university rankings
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2018)[8] 43

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies was ranked 43 in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) pharmacy ranking in 2018.[8]


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