Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

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History : Veltech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University attracts all the stakeholders primarily students from all the states and Union Territories of our country and reputed Multinational Companies for campus placement through its unique curriculum, which has been meticulously designed by involving industries, research organizations, international universities of repute and student employers. With his experience as practicing engineer and international exposure the President of the Veltech University Dr.R.Rangarajan realized the importance of industry involvement, and urged the senior professors to develop Outcomes Driven Practice Focused curriculum that necessitates the participation of industries in curriculum design and Teaching – Learning process. The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), followed in the university, provides flexibility to the students to change their programme of study at any time of their study. The programme structure consists of various course categories to cover the depth and breadth required for the programme and for the attainment of programme outcomes of the corresponding programme. Research Publications & Citations: Since the inception, Veltech University shows its uniqueness in research by publishing about 1492 Scopus indexed journals (h-index: 82), which are cited in 16973 documents. For the academic year 2016-17, the number of these journals sums up to 395. Funded Research Projects: The R&D division of Veltech University constantly strives to explore new frontiers and develop innovative solutions to current and future problems. The efforts of R&D are supported by funding from various agencies which sum up to 15.49Crore. Because of technological advancements and subsequent cultural changes, now days, bringing and retaining the engineering students in the conventional classrooms is a big challenge prevailed internationally. The solution, pronounced by the learning scientists, is Teaching-learning should be transformed as Learning by facilitation which happens in a space wherein students will learn actively with peers. Veltech University established seven such active learning spaces and faculty members have been facilitating students towards various methods of it. Teaching Developers Initiative (TDI) is a forum which has been functioning in our university to create an encompassing movement towards enhancing the teaching skills through faculty peer learning to fit themselves for Z-Gen students of 21st Century. Students stepping into our University would feel themselves as Student Engineers rather than Engineering Students from day one of their programme of study. The CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) initiative is an innovative educational framework founded by the world’s premier institutions with an aim of producing the next generation engineers. Veltech University has the privilege to be the First Member from India in Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) worldwide initiative with an aim to produce the next generation engineers by adopting CDIO Syllabus/Outcome Based Education/Flexible Choice Based Credit System. The CDIO engineering workspaces, established in the University as first of its kind in India, provide the real industry atmosphere to the students to support and encourage hands-on learning of product, process, and system building, disciplinary knowledge, and social learning and to perform all the duties of Professional Engineers during the entire programme of their study. Highlights of Veltech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University are: Veltech University stands in 43rd position with its peers IISc in 27th and IIT in 42nd position as per the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Ranking 2017. Veltech University stands 1st in India and 74th in the world, according to the THE Young University Ranking 2017 of the Globe. Veltech University stands 58th in India as per NIRF India Rankings 2017 under Engineering category and 65th under University category. Times i3RC has placed Veltech University in 3rd position in the South Zone and 12th in India. Silicon India attributed 1st rank to Veltech University among 10 most promising universities in Tamilnadu, 2017 and 2nd rank among top 10 Deemed Universities in India, 2017. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accredited Veltech University with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.17). Prof.Takaaki Kajita, 2015 Nobel Prize winner in Physics and Director, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Japan; inaugurated the WABCO Centre of Excellence in Veltech Research park on 10th June 2017. Veltech is the First and only Member of CDIO initiative wherein QS top ranked universities such as MIT-USA, Chalmers – Sweden and Leeds – UK are the founder CDIO members. Outcome Based Education and Evaluation in-line with Washington Accord followed since 2012; Curricula and course syllabi continuously updated considering the Stakeholders’ input. Intense industry integration from inception, that is reflected in our curriculum and courses that are co-developed by top-notch engineering industries, automotive institution and IT organizations. Student developers participate in solving code challenges such as HackerRank (about 150 students within 20,000 rank), Hackathon, HackerEarth and IEEEXtreme. About Seventy per cent of the final year students undergo internships / project work for six months in industries and also at International universities. Veltech – TBI – Recognized as NIDHI Centre of Excellence with a funding support of 23crore from DST for developing a minimum of 250 entrepreneurs in the areas such as 1.Manufacturing, 2.Data Analytics, 3.Sensors and 4.Agriculture Veltech University has been placed 7th among the top ten institutions in India for the highest number of patents filed in the year 2015-16 by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical indications, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department.
Academic Courses : Undergraduate Programmes • B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering • B.Tech. Information Technology • B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering • B.Tech. Electrical and Electronics Engineering • B.Tech. Civil Engineering • B.Tech. Mech
Area of excellence : # Teaching-learning # Research & Industry Consultancy # Industry Internship and Training # International Collaborations # Core Placements
Research capability and focus area : • Unmanned Systems (US) • Additive Manufacturing (AM) • Non Destructive Testing (NDT) • Smart Solutions (SS) • Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality (AI/VR)
Notable research/publication : More than 40 Crore worth of Funded R&D Projects from DST, DRDO, UGC-DAE, ICSSR, GITA, IC-IMPACTS, CEFIPRA etc., Collaborated Funded R&D Projects with Taiwan, Canada, Korea and France. India No 1 in Scimago Institutions Ranking 2017 based research p
About Institution : Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University), “A Place to Progress and Prosper”, was started 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. Since academic year 2015-16, the Institution Deemed to be University entirely revamped its academic regulations of the programmes offered under various disciplines in-line with the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with academic flexibilities like (i) Course Choice within the program (ii) Semester Choice (iii) Faculty Choice (iv) Inter-program/ Department/ School level course choice (v) Inter-Institute level course choice and (vi) MOOC course choice. Since 2012, all the programmes have been following Outcome-Based Education (OBE), which primarily focuses on knowledge, skill and attitude of the graduates. As curriculum and detailed syllabi are the pivotal components of the educational process, all the programmes design their curriculum by inviting relevant stakeholders from industries, academia, research organizations etc., The curriculum and syllabi certainly fulfil the guidelines stipulated by the regulatory bodies and the standards specified by the respective international professional societies such as IEEE, ISA, ASME, ASCE, ACM etc., First member from India to join Conceive- Design- Implement- Operate (CDIO) worldwide initiative in 2016; an innovative curricular framework for Engineering and Technology programmes founded by MIT -USA and Chalmers University of Technology –Sweden evolving over the period of two decades with an aim to produce the next generation engineers with UNESCO’s following: Learning to know: Disciplinary Knowledge and Reasoning, Learning to be: Personal and Professional Skills, Learning to live together: Interpersonal Skills, Learning to do: CDIO skills in the enterprise, societal and environmental context. International & National Recognitions: NAAC ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.17) Accreditation, NBA tier I Accreditation, NIRF India Rankings 2017 (58 in Engineering and 65 in University), NIRF India Rankings 2018 (77 in Engineering), 43rd position in Higher Education Asia Ranking 2017, 74th position in THE World Young University Ranking 2017 and India No 1 in Scimago Institutions Ranking 2017 assure the benchmarking of curriculum, pedagogy and learning outcome measurement nationally/ internationally. Industries like TCS, WIPRO, EMC2, KPIT, ALCATAL, INFOSYS, LUCENT, IGATE, etc., and professional bodies like ARAI, CDAC, TAFE, FCRI, IRT, GARC / NATRIP etc., have been involving in the above said various phases of curricular activities. About 20-30% of the course delivery is made by the industry personnel as given below and also they involved in curriculum/ course design and development. 100% of the students undergo In-Plant Training, 80% of UG Students doing their Project work/ Internships at Industries, about 470(150 minimum per year) expect lectures as a part of the credit course were delivered by industry persons in last three years, 10 PG Programme & 1 UG programme in Collaboration with Industries, 5 Centre of Excellence with the Support of Industries/ Research Institute, Joint Research & Consultancy projects with Industries in India & Foreign Country (Korea, France, Canada etc), Developing Ebike with Novelty in Motor technology in Collaboration with the Industry from France ensure the strong Industry-Academia relationship. About 200 students were deputed for one or two semesters abroad during the last four years. Students got the opportunity to work at highly ranked institutions such as Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), National Taiwan University (Taiwan), Moscow Aviation Institute (Russia), University Sains Malaysia (Malaysia) etc., More than 40 students were completely funded by the partner/host Institution. The institution also encourages the students with partial funding support. More than 70 students were deputed for their Project Work / Internship.

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Famous Corporate Projects : Industrial Research are carried out in Research Labs at VelTech which are established in association with Industries/International companies.
Sponsored Researches: Vel Tech has Funded Research Projects worth INR 38 Crores from Government of India - DST, DRDO, ISRO, ICSSR, MSME
Placement Offerings : The steady placement record witnesses the consistent progress of the institution. The maximum salary of INR 25 Lac per Annum. Placements are offered to the students while doing seventh semester with salary package ranges from 3 LPA up to 12 LPA from Core IT and ITES companies like, Wipro, IBM, TCS, Capgemini, Mindtree, Amazon, Odessa Technologies, Hyundai Mobis, ThoughtWorks, LatentView, Musigma, NDOT Technologies and Kaar Technologies,Juspay, PayPal, iManage, Byju's, Amazon, Odessa Technologies, Hyundai Mobis, MBit Wireless, ThoughtWorks, Latent View Analytics, Econ systems, Quest global, VVDN Technologies, Musigma, Maveric systems, KPIT Technologies, Data Patterns, NDOT Technologies, Kaar Technologies, Kumaran Systems, NTT DATA Corporation, ELGI, Sanmina, Titan Automation, Asahi India Glass Limited, ZTT India Private Limited, Khadims etc. Vel Tech associated with morethan 450 regular recruiters. Placements are done in: Product development companies like Amazon, Odessa Technol
Summer internship opportunities : Every Student at 2nd & 3rd Year is given opportunity to take up Internship during their Summer Vacation and Final Year of Study either at Industry / MNCs or Reputed International Institutions. Directorate of Campus to Corporate and Directorate of Industry Relations are arranging Internships at various industries across the country and Directorate of International Relations arranges Internship at Abroad Universities. Many of them get paid / supported for their Internships. During the AY 2017 - 18, more than 70 students got Opportunity to do their Internship at International Institutions and more than 45 of them are completely funded by the Host.