Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology was formerly known as Veltech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University. This Institution, which is commonly referred to as Vel Tech, is an Indian higher education institute located in Avadi, Chennai. Vel Tech offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in engineering and technology, in addition to a degree in Master of Business Administration. It consists of four other campuses namely - Multi tech, High tech, VTRS and the arts and science.
Veltech was established in 1997 by Dr. R. Rangarajan and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan as an engineering college affiliated to the University of Madras, with courses in computer science & engineering, electronics & communication engineering and electrical & electronics engineering. Since 2001 the college was affiliated to Anna University. The college was then recognised as a deemed-to-be-university in 2008.
In November 2014 Veltech 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.
Veltech offers academic programs in engineering and technology, science and management. Veltech offers 10 Undergraduate, 17 Postgraduate (in Academic Stream) and 2 Postgraduate (in Industry Stream) Programmes in Engineering and Technology, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Academic with various specializations. Veltech also offers Doctorate programmes under all the Engineering departments. All programme follow Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). This system enables learning at one’s own pace, option to change the branch of specialization, choosing the courses of one’s interest from an extensive set of elective courses from various categories, option to choose the professors, undertake full-time project works in India & abroad, transfer of credits from/to other reputed institutions in India and abroad and pursue value-added courses for attaining high degree of professional competence.