VELS University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Krishmand Chettri Krishmand Chettri | Nov 8, 2023
Krishmand Chettri
Krishmand Chettri

Updated on - Nov 8, 2023

Vels University, formerly known as Vels Institute of Science, Technology, and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), is a private deemed university located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established in 1992 and gained deemed university status in 2008. Vels University culture strongly supports diversity and inclusion, it includes students and faculty from a wide variety of social, cultural, and geographical backgrounds.

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Vels University Quick Highlights

Vels University has received an 'A' grade from the NAAC and provides NBA-accredited Engineering and Management Studies courses. The Quick Highlights of Vels University are mentioned below

Name of the institute

Vels University

Year of Establishment


Type of University






Courses Offered

UG, PG, Doctoral, Certificate, and Diploma


Library, Labs, Hostel, Smart Classrooms, Auditorium, and more

Campus Area

29 acres

Top Recruiters

Object Frontier Software Pvt Ltd, Infosys, Madras Pharmaceuticals, Troikaa Pharmaceuticals

Vels University Rankings

Vels University was rated 125th among engineering institutions in the NIRF ranking 2021. Following below mentioned are Vels University Ranking

  • Asia Today in 2020  named Vels University the Best Multidisciplinary University in Chennai at the Asia Education Summit and Awards.
  • Vels University was ranked  5th among the Top 10 Private Engineering Institutes in Tamil Nadu in The Times of India Engineering Survey 2019.
  • Vels University was awarded 43rd rank in the category of Pharmacy by NIRF in 2018.

Vels University Courses 

Vels University offers a variety of courses to its students in the field of engineering, Management, Psychology, and Mass Communication. Following are some Vels University Courses. The Vels University Courses provides 11 undergraduate (UG) and 9 postgraduate (PG) programs covering various fields from basic sciences to life sciences and maritime studies. Following the table below mentions Vels University Courses with their Eligibility Criteria





4 years

Passed 12th with PCM,


2 years

passed any degree with a 50% aggregate with a 10+2+3 educational pattern.


4 years

50% of marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Botany & Zoology.


3 Years

Pass in UG degree from a recognized University

Age: As BCI norms

Vels University Fee Structure

 Vels University Fees Structure varies depending on the department and specialization.  The tuition fee for B.E (Civil Engineering) is INR 180,000  which is generally applicable to most specializations within the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) program. Following Table below mentions Vels University Courses and Vels University Fees Structure


Fees Structure

INR 4,72,000


INR 4,75,800


INR 3,20,000


INR 6,63,000

Read more: Vels University Courses

Vels University Admission 

Vels University admission 2023 can be done online on the official website of the university. The eligible candidates have to attend the VELS university entrance exams (VEE). Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and complete the application form in order to be considered for admission to Vels University.

Vels University Eligibility Criteria

  • Vels University candidates will be chosen for admission to the majority of UG and PG courses based on their performance in the VELS Entrance Examination (VEE).

B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary Examinations of 12th  with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as three of the four subjects or any examination of any other authority accepted by the BOM of VELS University as equivalent thereto.

B.P.T Eligibility Criteria 

  • The candidates should have 50% of marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Botany & Zoology.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates should have passed any degree with a 50% aggregate with a 10+2+3 educational pattern.
Read more: Vels University Admission

Why Choose Vels University?

VELS University was placed 125 among engineering institutions in the NIRF ranking 2021, with an overall score of 36.63. Following are the Academic Advantages of choosing Vels University

Vels University Academic Advantages

  • Diverse Academic Programs: Vels University offers a wide range of academic programs across multiple disciplines, providing students with a diverse selection of options to pursue their interests and career goals.
  • Strong Industry Connect: The university has established collaborations and partnerships with various industries, fostering strong industry-academia interactions. This helps in providing students with practical exposure, internships, and placement opportunities.
  • Research Focus: Vels University encourages research activities and interdisciplinary studies, promoting a culture of innovation and intellectual exploration among students and faculty.

Vels University Infrastructure

Vels University boasts a modern and well-equipped infrastructure that caters to the academic and recreational needs of students. Following are some facilities provided by Vels University

  • Laboratories
  • Air-Conditioned Computer Training Centre
  • Well- structured Conference Halls
  • Well-equipped Digital Library
  • Audio/ Visual Communication Aids
  • Air-conditioned Auditoriums
  • Broadband Internet Connectivity
  • Medical Facility at the campus
  • ATM facility
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Vels University Scholarships

Vels University offers scholarships to eligible students based on their academic achievements and financial needs. These scholarships aim to provide support and encouragement to deserving students. Vels University Scholarships are as follows

  • VSAT Scholarship
  • Merit Scholarship
  • First Graduate Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship
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Vels University Placement

Vels University secures the highest number of placements offers in the region. Being the Top-ranked University in Chennai, VISTAS gives placement coaching and essential soft skills training to students from various schools. Following are the Vels University Placement Highlights.

  • Every year more than 3000 students engage in the job placement program out of which Vels University presents assured placement for 90% of students and 10% prefer higher education or entrepreneurship as a career. 
  • The highest salary package nears 8 Lakh INR per annum and the standard is closer to 5 Lakh INR per annum. 

Vels University Top Recruiters

Vels University aims to get Top Recruiters for its students. Following are Vels University’s Top Recruiters

Arinos Infosolutions Ltd 

MK Auto Components Ltd

Rane Expanding Horizons


Srishti Homes



Elcomachs India

Lakshmi Constructions

Eureka Forbes


YEE Technologies

Read more: Vels University Placements

Vels University Alumni

VELS University Alumni Association's major goal is to promote education, maintain and establish a network among former and current students, and encourage the activities of the VELS research association. Following are some Top Vels University Alumni



Arun Raaza

Indian Businessman

Sharath Raman

Digital Associate-Amazon

Krishnan Venugopal


Nisha L

Digital Marketing Manager-IBM


VELS University Highlights

Institution Type Private
Accredited by NAAC

VELS University Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#47 in 2023 Pharmacy
#56 in 2023 University
#142 in 2022 Arts
#136 in 2022 BBA
#139 in 2022 Science
#41 in 2022 Hotel Management
#52 in 2021 University
#19 in 2021 Engineering
#109 in 2020 Engineering

VELS University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Average Fees Duration
Bachelor of Engineering ₹4,45,714 4 Years
BTech ₹6,38,857 4 Years
MBA ₹5,16,211 2 Years
LLB ₹6,63,000 3 Years
BSc ₹2,56,095 3 Years
MTech ₹1,50,000 2 Years
BCA ₹3,05,571 3 Years
B.Pharmacy ₹4,13,867 4 Years
BBA ₹2,76,000 3 Years
BA ₹1,29,000 3 Years

VELS University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by VELS University

LLB [Bachelor of Law]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 6,63,000 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 3,05,571 (3 Years)

₹ 4,13,867 (4 Years)

Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Offline On Campus

MA [Master of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,22,629 (2 Years)

₹ 4,02,600 (3 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,29,000 (3 Years)

LLM [Master of Laws]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,99,500 (2 Years)

B.Com [Bachelor of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 2,50,000 (3 Years)

MPT [Master of Physiotherapy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 1,72,400 (2 Years)

M.Phil [Master of Philosophy]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 22,500 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: VEE

M.Pharm [Master of Pharmacy]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 2,38,667 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: VEE

B.Ed [Bachelor of Education]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 2,32,800 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: VEE

ME [Master of Engineering]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 1,20,000 (2 Years)

MCA [Master of Computer Application]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 2,46,000 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted: VEE

Pharm.D [Doctorate of Pharmacy]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 6,74,200 (6 Years)

Exams Accepted: VEE

BPT [Bachelor of Physiotherapy]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: VEE

₹ 2,79,000 (4 Years 6 Months)

Exams Accepted: VEE

Exams Accepted by VELS University

VELS University Reviews

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Dishnasaidishnasai Batch 2023 Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] (Human Resource Management)
Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022
2.5 Placements
2.5 Fees
2.5 Academics
2.5 Infrastructure
2.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : Yes I have done internship for my course for 15 days. Our campus hire includes those in the fields of marketing and sales. I am not having any idea about the salary figure. &l

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Prasannamariner3 Batch 2022 BE [Bachelor of Engineering]
Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022
2.5 Placements
1.5 Fees
2.5 Academics
2 Infrastructure
1.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : They'll conduct campus interview but not that much good.Alumni network was so good.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : For getting placed in this university you should have at least 65% in PCM in your 12 th standard. They'll conduct entrance exam a

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Keerthivasanganesh07 Batch 2023 B.Pharmacy [Bachelor of Pharmacy]
Reviewed on Jun 05, 2022
2.5 Placements

Placements & Internships : I didn’t know about that much Best faculty is here to guide you. I didn’t complete my course.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Come directly to college and get your admission. No marks are required. You can write the entrance ex

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Shree Harish Batch 2019 B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering
Reviewed on Dec 01, 2020
4 Placements
4 Fees
4 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
3.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : I went on implant training in bsnl Chennai, in my pre final year and did a few unpaid internships in my final year of the course. All kinds of companies come visit the institution ranging from marketing, software, manufacturing etc like HCL

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Sbsharish Batch 2019 B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering
Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020
4 Placements
3.5 Fees
4 Academics
4 Campus

Placements & Internships : The institution has ties with many IT and Manufacturing companies and unlike other Engineering Colleges, it provides engineering students with a wide variety of non-technical and non-engineering jobs. The average salary figures range from 2

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