Vel Tech: Offering Quality Education, Pedagogy & Research to Enhance Employability

Dr. R. Rangarajan & Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan,FoundersSeveral researches claim that around 60 percent of Indian engineering graduates are unemployable. Thanks to the increasing aperture between academia and industry, this dearth is only going to deepen. The need of the hour is an institute that thinks beyond the old-school teaching methods and wears the modern cape to create bright students
/professionals. Chennai-based Vel Tech Institute has perfected this art of moulding the perfect industry ready engineers.

Focused on quality pedagogy, research, and enhanced employability, Vel Tech Institute was co-founded by philanthropist couple Dr. R.Rangarajan, and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan (Co-Founders) in 1997, acknowledged as an Institution Deemed to be University with a difference in 2008. Spread across 100 acres, this ‘A’ grade NAAC accredited institute is one of the largest private universities of the country imparting undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering & Technology, Management, Law and Media Technology & Communication (approved by AICTE) and Law programs (approved by BCI)to around 6000Students.

Diversified Programs Shaping Industry Ready Graduates
Practicing the outcome based education system, the curriculum integrates skills and programs such as project-based learning,
internships with leading corporates entrepreneurial thinking, multidisciplinary &cross-disciplinary perspectives, and academic professional ethics. Realizing its responsibility to produce knowledgeable up-skilled professional and industry ready graduates who can implement and operate complex industrial machinery from the very first day, Vel Tech adopted Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) and Industry Collaborated Programmes initiatives to produce the next generation engineers. With the focus on creating technological familiarity, innovative learning and providing the environment for perpetual learning, the institution owns a full-fledged, Technology Business Incubator(TBI) recognized as Centre of Excellence along with a separate Business Incubator cell supported by MSME.

Vel Tech’s Internship/project work in foreign Universities through student exchange program acts as a platform for Veltechians to learn, work jointly and engage in various on-going research activities

Vel Tech’s Internship/project work in foreign Universities (in Germany, France and several other countries) through student exchange program acts as a platform for Veltechians to learn, work jointly and engage in various on-going research activities with their peers at those universities. Some of the companies like Amazon, Juspay, Odessa Technologies, TVS, Paypal and MuSigma also offer jobs to students after successful completion of the internship with them, depending on the merit and work outcome. In this journey towards excellence, Vel Tech plays a significant role in placement process of the students.
The placement records are consistent & progressive, witnessing presence of big Product development companies like Amazon, Hyundai, Mobis, Musigma, IT service companies like Wipro, Capgemini, and manufacturing companies like Titan Automation and Khadims.

Enhanced Opportunities
The opportunities and scopes provided by the institution are boundless, including exemplary scholarship in the form of the Mahatma Gandhi National Merit Scholarships ranging from 25 percent to 100 percent tuition fee waiver for meritorious students from various Indian states. In addition, students are trained and are engaged with a corporate mentor, which not only enables student’s career development by providing insight into organizational cultures and positive networking but it also facilitates the students to understand the ongoing projects in industries and obtain knowledge on complex technical issues.

Recognized and endowed with several awards and top ranks (1st in India & 74th in the world - Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2017, 43rd – THE Asia University Rankings 2017, 4th amongst the top private Institutions in India and 8th in Research capability by Times of India, 1st in India on three main composite indicators: Research, Innovation and Societal Impact by Scopus Scimago, 77th& 58th in India – NIRF India Rankings 2018 & 2017), Vel Tech is on the right path of fineness in education sector. Having received research grants around Rupees 35 crore from the sponsoring agencies such as DST, DRDO, CSIR, DAE, GITA (Indo-Taiwan, Indo-Korea) and ISRO, signed more than 253 MoUs with government institutes, MNCs, International Universities, PSUs and R&D labs, the university strives to collaborate with more organizations in the pursuit to strengthen the placement prospects of the students.