Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology

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Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology
Veltech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology logo.png
Other name
Vel Tech University
TypeDeemed University
Established1997 (1997)
FounderR. Rangarajan
Academic affiliation
University Grants Commission & MHRD
ChancellorR. Rangarajan
Vice-ChancellorS. Salivahannan
No.42, Avadi-Vel Tech Road, Vel Nagar, Avadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, formerly known as Veltech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University. This Institution is commonly referred to as Vel Tech, is an Indian higher education institute located in Avadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Vel Tech offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in engineering and technology, in addition to a Master of Business Administration and Polytechnic. It consists of four other campuses such as the Multi tech, High tech, VTRS and the arts and science. The college was known for its strict regulations which have been changed along with the years.


Veltech was established in 1997 by Dr. R. Rangarajan and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan as an engineering college affiliated to the University of Madras , with courses in computer science & engineering, electronics & communication engineering and electrical & electronics engineering. From 2001 the college was affiliated to Anna University. The college was recognised as a deemed-to-be-university in 2008.[1]


In November 2014 Veltech received Tier I accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation for its aeronautical and mechanical engineering undergraduate programs.[2] In December 2015 the university was accredited with an "A" grade (the highest grade) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.[3] law


College rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2020)[4]95

Vel Tech was ranked 95 among the engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.[4]

Academic activities[edit]

Veltech has adapted the new pedagogical process called "Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate" (CDIO) approach.[5] CDIO imbibed syllabus helps the students to acquire professional, personal and inter-personal skills systematically.[6]


Veltech has a campus of about 103 acres. The Campus is located on the Outer Ring Road in West Chennai, Avadi. The nearest airport is Chennai and the nearest railway station is Chennai Central.


  1. ^ "University". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  2. ^ "VELTECH University courses get accredited by the NBA". New Indian Express. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Varsity gets 'A' grade". The Hindu. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  5. ^ "CDIO". 2016.
  6. ^ "first Indian Institute in CDIO". 2016.

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