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Vel Tech, “A Place to Progress and Prosper”, was born as an Engineering college in 1997 under the Trust founded by the Educational-Philanthropic Personalities- Dr.R.Rangarajan and Dr.Sagunthala Rangarajan, who are the Founder President and Foundress respectively now. At the time of inception it offered three Under Graduate programs namely B.E – Computer Science and Engineering, B.E-Electronics and Communication Engineering and B.E-Electrical and Electronics Engineering with the initial intake of 60 in each programme. Initially, the college was affiliated to Madras University and approved by AICTE, New Delhi, and then affiliated to Anna University, Chennai in 2001.

This “Temple of Learning”, Vel Tech, has grown steadily over the years by the uncompromising vision, leadership and guidance of these founder couple and matured as Vel Tech u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956 in 2008 with the clear vision “To create, translate and share frontiers of knowledge embedded with wisdom and innovation for a positive transformation of emerging society”. Since then it has been sprawling its wings not only in horizontal and vertical but also in all dimensions with the following missions: To nurture excellence in teaching and learning, incubate enquiry driven creativity, foster multidisciplinary research, instill integrity and honour; inculcate scholarly leadership towards global competence and growth beyond self in a serene, inclusive and free academic environment.

Presently the university “The paradise for Learners & Inventers” has been marching towards its goal by achieving all-round excellence., with the highly professional services of our honorable Chancellor Dr.R.P.Bajpai, and the phenomenal guidance and meticulous execution of our Vice Chancellor Prof. Beela Satyanarayana and the able administration of the Registrar Dr. E.Kannan.

A committed group of well qualified faculty members has been striving hard under the decade-long experienced academic administrators like Directors, Deans, and Heads etc., to achieve the vision of the university through concurrent achievement of the mission. The University offers 9 Under Graduate and 13 Post Graduate programmes in Engineering and technology, Science and Management Studies. All the departments offer Doctoral programmes. Till April 2015, the programmes offered are under semester based credit system with some flexibility in choosing the Elective courses in the higher semesters. But from this academic year (2015-16) onwards, all the programmes will follow the Choice Based Credit System(CBCS) with 6 degree choices like (i) Course Choice within the program (ii) Semester Choice (iii) Faculty Choice (iv) Inter-program / Department / School level course choice (v) Inter-Institute level course choice and (vi) MOOC course choice. Since 2012, all the programmes have been following Outcome Based Education (OBE), which primarily focuses on knowledge, skill and attitude of the graduates. As curriculum and detailed syllabi are the pivotal components of the educational process, all the programmes design their curriculum by inviting relevant stakeholders from industries, academia, research organizations etc., The curriculum and syllabi certainly fulfill the guidelines stipulated by the regulatory bodies and the standards specified by the respective international professional societies such as IEEE, ISA, ASME, ASCE, ACM etc.,

While designing the course, student learning outcome, so called course outcomes are written for each course (theory / practical and project work) in the program curriculum. Faculty members deliver the course using suggestive instructional methods in order to attain the course outcomes. Continuous assessment and evaluation methods such as tests, assignments, seminar, course end survey etc., are employed to measure the attainment of each course outcome. For each program, the educational objectives, which portray the professional and carrier accomplishments of the graduates within few years of graduation, are articulated through well defined procedure which involves programme stake holders. An utmost care was taken to keep the program educational objectives in-line with the vision and mission of the department concerned.

Similarly, program outcomes i.e., the qualities, in terms of knowledge, skill and attitude, which are expected from the graduates by the time of graduation, are derived from the graduate attributes of Washington accord. The attainment of program outcomes is measured through the attainment of contributing course outcomes and indirect tools such as program exit survey, student recruiter survey etc. Similarly the attainment of program educational objective is measured after three to four years of graduation using alumni survey, employer survey, customer survey etc. The attainments of program educational objectives and program outcomes are analyses and corrective measures are taken to bring the continuous improvement in the programme concerned. The corrective measures shall include curriculum design, teaching-learning process and assessment and evaluation.

The chronicle of quality initiative and enhancement of Vel Tech is as follow

NBA Accreditation

S.No

Name of the Programme

Period of Validity

Reference File No.

1

B.E-Computer Science and Engineering

w.e.f 27.07.2006 – 3 years

F.No.NBA/ACCR-720-2004
Dated July 27, 2006

2

B.E-Electronics and Communication Engineering

3

B.E-Electrical and Electronics Engineering

4

B.Tech in Information Technology

5

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

6

B.E in Mechanical Engineering

w.e.f 16.03.2007 – 3 years

F.No.NBA/ACCR-162/2003
Dated March 29, 2007

7

B.E in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering