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Industry Interactions :Vel Tech University

Author : HER Team

HER Team

Prof. Dr. Beela Satyanarayana, Vice-Chancellor Vel Tech University

Upgrading the Benchmark of University Education in India

Started as an Engineering College in 1997, Vel Tech University, which earned the university status in 2008, was the result of a modest introspection of philanthropic and well-known industrialist couple, Dr. R.Rangarajan and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan. Having a successful and prosperous industrialist portfolio, the couple felt the urge to contribute something to turn the nation stronger and this idea shaped the path to venture them into the educational sector. With the conviction and unparalleled efforts demonstrated by the Founder President and Foundress till date, the Institution Deemed to be University has been ranked 1st in the Education category according to the Brand Trust Report 2017.

Acknowledged as a University with a difference, Vel Tech University is the first member from India in Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) worldwide initiative which aims to produce the next generation engineers.

There are several such awards and recognition received by the university over the years, which have caught the eyes of students' community as well as of the peer institutions around the country. Recently, the Deemed to be University conferred the 1st position in India and 74th in the world by the Young University Ranking 2017 and also was placed 58th in India as per NIRF India Rankings 2017 under Engineering category and 65th under University category.

Initiated with offering only three Under Graduate programs and with an intake of 40 students, today the Deemed to be University encompasses a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in Engineering and technology, Arts &Science and Management Studies. Prof. Dr. Beela Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, Vel Tech University adds, "The Bar Council of India (BCI) gave approval to the Institution Deemed to be University for starting Law programmes in 2017 and this has been submitted to UGC for its approval."

Vel Tech University has awarded 22 candidates with the PhD degree in last three years from diverse departments and commits to continue its sheer priority on the research activities. "We also encourage the faculty members to publish their research works in Scopus indexed journals and recognize them by giving incentives for each publication," shares Prof. Satyanarayana. As of October 2017, total research grants the university received from the sponsoring agencies like DST, DRDO, CSIR, DAE, GITA (Indo-Taiwan, Indo-Korea), ISRO and so on, come around Rs.35crore.


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