Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies, Chennai – 2021

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS) was established in 1992 as a private institution in Pallavaram Chennai Tamilnadu in an area of over 29.93 acres in an idle atmosphere by Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh to make an individual a perfect man for serving the nation and society. In 2008, it was awarded a deemed university status whose all programs are recognized by the AICTE, and it was accredited ‘A’ grade.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where VISTAS gave its reports.

Courses Offered at VISTAS Chennai

VISTAS offers a modest number of 11 courses in undergraduate programs and merely 4 courses in post-graduate programs in engineering science and technology.

Students Intake at VISTAS Chennai

Students Intake
VISTAS admitted 530 students each in 2021 and also in 2020, and 560 students in 2019 at UG programs; and 84 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
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VISTAS has 254 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 40.55% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:8, that is, one professor is available for every 8 students.

VISTAS Chennai Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
VISTAS spent Rs. 3.37 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 10.63% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, merely 6.73% spent on procuring equipment for quality research, a considerable 54.9% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 27.74% spent on the creation of capital assets. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 7.23 crores and it was around Rs. 6.46 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
VISTAS spent over Rs. 13 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 74.43% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, a modest 24.36% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 1.21% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 12.95 crores in 2020 and Rs. 13.16 crores in 2019.

VISTAS Chennai Research Details

As VISTAS has a good faculty and research scholar and better infrastructure for quality research, it was able to file 12 and 2 patent applications and got 1 patent each in 2021 and 2019, respectively.
Sponsored Projects
As VISTAS has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 1.02 crore through 8 sponsored research projects from the same number of 8 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 2.03 crores and Rs. 16.7 lakhs through 5 and 3 sponsored projects from 5 and 2 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
VISTAS received Rs. 16.17 lakhs through 5 consultancy projects from the same number of 5 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 11.1 and Rs. 6.52 lakhs through 34 and 13 consultancy projects from the 32 and 12 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

VISTAS Chennai Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At VISTAS, 582 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 86.08% of them graduated, of whom 91.78% got placements at top companies and 63 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 69.13% of students graduated, of whom 89.7% got placements, and 35 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 80.96% of students graduated, of whom 76.3% got placements and 15 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, all the students graduated, of whom 75% got placements at top companies and 3 were selected for higher studies in 2021; 97.62% of students graduated, of whom 71.79% got placements, and 2 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and 96.87% of the students graduated, of whom 73.33% got placements and 1 was selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 204 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 34 students graduated in 2021, 14 students graduated in 2020, and 11 students in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 3.02 LPA in 2021, Rs. 2.83 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 2.73 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 3.65 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.6 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.5 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of VISTAS are Amazon, Wipro, IBM, Apollo Pharmacies, Infosys, L&T, Kotak, ICICI, Tech Mahindra, HCL, Pfizer, Tata, Leaap, Accenture, BYJU’s, etc.

Students Diversity at VISTAS Chennai

At VISTAS, a considerable number of 2062 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 89.09% are boys, merely 10.91% are girls, a considerable number of 1761 students are from within the state, 297 students are from outside of the state, and 4 are from foreign countries.

Facilities on VISTAS Chennai Campus

VISTAS has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a moot court, a music room, an auditorium, a shuttle service, a conference room, a bank & ATMs, lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at VISTAS Chennai

VISTAS has a variety of functions celebrated throughout the year. It has many clubs such as Photographic Club, Literary Club, Music Club, Dance Club, etc., that organize the spectrum of events throughout the year. Moreover, it has a strong sports culture, therefore, its teams participate and win the tournaments in Kabaddi, Football, etc. Besides, it conducts literary programs such as ‘Pattimandram’ and other literary events. It conducts Photography events, Short Film events, Music events, Fashion Shows, Survival Technic, Yoga Day, etc., to make students not only successful in their academic careers but also strive and survive in every unexpected moment they face.

Furthermore, many conferences and webinars are conducted on trending technologies and management to create a good exposure for students on various technologies and business models.


VISTAS is in Chennai, the historical and capital city of Tamilnadu, therefore, it has a good transport system. It has both main railway stations and an international airport. Both Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station is around 24.4 km away and Chennai International Airport is just 4.8 km away from this institution are available to commute. Therefore, students from any part of the world can commute to this institution easily.

How to Get Admission at VISTAS Chennai

For UG courses at VISTAS: Candidates who passed the +2 exam (or any other equivalent exam recognized by BOM Vels University as an eligible exam to pursue B.E. Biomedical/B.Tech Biotechnology) with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry (Biology is the fourth subject is preferred) or vocational courses in engineering need to take an entrance exam conducted by Vels University, however, admission is based on the merit of Vels Entrance exam and merit of qualifying exam.

For PG courses: The candidates who passed the UG degree in a respective stream or candidates who had Section “A” or Section “B” certificate in AMIE recognized by the Ministry of HED GOI are eligible to apply for PG courses, however, admission is given based on merits.

Fee Structure at VISTAS Chennai

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 4.2 lakhs as total fees for the UG course at VISTAS, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 3.02 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within four years.

VISTAS Chennai Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: VISTAS has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 57.36%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: VISTAS has a good faculty and better infrastructure and got some patents for innovative research, however, it scored 21.44%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: VISTAS has a conducive atmosphere for study and many students graduate at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 42.16%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: VISTAS has students from every section and every part of India and the world. However, it admitted a few numbers of girls students. Therefore it scored 41.95%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: VISTAS has a good faculty, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, however, it is a private institution, and it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 3.56%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

VISTAS Chennai got 36.63% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 125.

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