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 University 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.