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Established in 1997, Vel Tech Dr.RR and Dr.SR Technical University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the metropolis of Chennai (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Pune. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Vel Tech Dr.RR and Dr.SR Technical University (VTU) is a very small (enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Vel Tech Dr.RR and Dr.SR Technical University (VTU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 20 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Indian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VTU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
Veltech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University (Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, commonly referred to as Vel Tech University), is an Indian institute of higher education located in Avadi , Chennai. It was founded in 1997 by R. Rangarajan and Sagunthala Rangarajan. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in engineering and technology in addition to a Master of Business Administration.
Vel Tech was initially constituted in 1997 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 university in 2008.
In November 2014 the university received Tier I accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation for its aeronautical and mechanical engineering undergraduate programs.
In December 2015 the university was accredited with an “A” grade (the highest grade) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
The (Times Higher Education), which released its Asia University Rankings 2017 on 15 March 2017, listed 33 Indian universities in the top 300. Among the private universities in India, Veltech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University got the highest rank and made it to the top 50 in Asia. Three indian institutes made it to the top 50 with Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at 27, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay was ranked 42 and Chennai-based private institute Veltech University was 43rd in the top 50.
Source Times Higher Education – To view full rankings table.
Times of India ranked Veltech Dr. RR & Dr. SR University as the 2nd best in Chennai,11th best in South India and 23rd in India among the top private Institutions.
Career 360 ranked Veltech Dr. RR & Dr. SR University 19th under AAA+ category. Career 360 also ranked us 3rd best among the top 30 best Universities under private ownership in India.
The University offers academic programs in Engineering and technology, Science and Management Studies. This university offers 28Undergraduate, 45 Postgraduate (in Academic Stream) and 11 Postgraduate (in Industry Stream) Programmes in Engineering and Technology and in Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Academic and Industry Streams with various specializations. The University also offers Doctorate programmes under all the departments. All programme follow Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with 6 degree choices. Course Choice within the programme, Semester choice, faculty choice, inter programme/department / school level course choice, inter-institute level course choice and MOOC course choice.
The University has adapted the new pedagogical process called “Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate” (CDIO) approach. CDIO imbibed syllabus helps the students to acquire professional, personal and inter-personal skills systematically.
Vel Tech University has a campus of about 53 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. All suburban trains stops at Avadi junction which is about 15 to 20 minutes drive away from the campus. The campus is accessible by road from Chennai, Bengaluru and Andhra Pradesh.