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VELS INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCED STUDIES (VISTAS)

(Deemed to be University Estd. u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)


PALLAVARAM - CHENNAI - INDIA

VELS
UNIVERSITY

SELF STUDY REPORT

Volume - I
Submitted to

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)


An Autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission
P.O.Box No.1075, Opp. NLSIU, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore 560 072.

18th September 2015


SELF STUDY REPORT
CONTENTS

SECTION : A
1. Covering Letter
2. Preface

SECTION : B

3. Executive Summary and SWOC Analysis . 1 22

SECTION :C
4. Profile of the Institution .. 23 - 35

SECTION : D

5. Criteria Wise Analytical Report


Criterion: I : Curricular Aspects .. 36 - 63
Criterion: II : Teaching Learning and Evaluation .. 64 - 106
Criterion: III : Research, Consultancy and Extension . 107 - 183
Criterion: IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources . 184 - 217
Criterion: V : Students Support and Progression . 218 - 275
Criterion: VI : Governance, Leadership and Management . 276 - 310
Criterion: VII : Innovations and Best Practices . 311 326

6. Declaration

ANNEXURES
Annexure I : MHRD & UGC Notifications
Annexure II : Programmes offered by the University
Annexure III : Approvals of AICTE, PCI, D.G.S and BCI
Annexure IV : Audited and approved Income and Expenditure
for the last four years
Annexure V : Certificate Report AISHE 2014-2015
Covering Letter & Preface
VELS INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCED STUDIES (VISTAS)
(Deemed to be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)
PALLAVARAM - CHENNAI - INDIA

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UNIVERSITY ~

Vels Univ.N.C off.l067/2015 18.09.2015

To
The Director
National Assessment and Accreditation
P.O Box No.1 075, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore-560 072

D~ar Sir,

Sub: Submission of Self Study Report (SSR) for Accreditation cycle: 1 - Reg.

Ref: LOI submitted on 25.06.2015 - Track id : TNUNGN11427

*****

I am pleased to submit the Self Study Report (SSR): in 2 Volumes: Volume - I (SSR)
and Volume - II (Evaluative Report of Departments) . The SSR has been uploaded on
our website on the 18th September 2015 and a Demand Draft for Rs.6,84,0001- (Six
Lakhs and Eighty Four Thousand only) towards the Accreditation Fee is also enclosed.
I shall be grateful if you could kindly arrange for the visit of the NAAC Evaluation Team,
as early as possible.

I thank you in advance for your kind positive response.

W.ith warm regards,

nrs~~reIY,
U~,. -Letit~
(Dr.V.Thamizh ArasaH)

Encl:

1.Self study Report - 2 Volumes


2.Demand Draft No. 033491 dated 18.09.2015 of Axis Bank for Rs.6,84,0001-

Velan Nagar, P.VVaithiyalingam Road, Pallavaram, Chennai - 600117, INDIA


Phone: (91..44) 2266 2500 12501/2502/2503 Extn. 137, Fax: (91-44) 2266 2513
Email: vistas@velsuniv.org Website: www.velsuniv.ac.in
Admn. Office: 521/2, Anna Salai, Nandanam, Chennai - 600035. Tele Fax: 24315541/24315542
Executive Summary and
SWOC Analysis
SECTION B -EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND SWOC ANALYSIS

Executive Summary
Vels Group of Institutions, run by the Vaels Educational Trust, a charitable and non-profit
organization, was established in 1992 by Dr.Ishari K.Ganesh to commemorate the fond
memory of his father late Shri.Isari Velan, a Former Deputy Minister Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
The objective of Vaels Trust has ever been taking education to the humble threshold of first
generation learners and weaker sections of the society. The vision of the university is to
inculcate self reliance and discipline among the youth and also to improve the quality of
higher education.

Founded in the year 1992, the group began with one college, offering a degree course in
Pharmacy with just about 36 students. Today the group has over 18,000 students in 15
different institutions offering primary education to doctoral research in areas such as
Engineering and Technology, Dentistry, Para medicine, Arts & Science, Hotel Management,
Maritime Studies , Management Studies etc.,

The concept of affiliated colleges is now undergoing a radical change and we need the
managements who have the vision to offer student friendly flexible syllabi which can
shape the students to meet the global requirements in the changing international
economic arena. Therefore, an earnest attempt has been made by the Vaels Trust to become
a Deemed to be University. We applied to the Ministry of Human Resource
Development, Govt. of India on 09.12.2004. The University status was conferred after
completing all the formalities on 04.06.2008 by the MHRD, Govt. of India through its
Notification No.F.9-56/2004-U.3 and by University Grants Commission by its Notification
No.F.6-4/2005(CPP-I) dated 30th July 2008.

Thus, the deemed to be university with the registered name as VELS INSTITUTE OF
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCED STUDIES ( VISTAS popularly known as
Vels University) was established under section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act
1956, Government of India, New Delhi.

The University as on today runs 19 UG courses in Arts & Sciences and 15 Professional
courses. The University runs 51 PG courses in many disciplines including professional
courses and several enrichment programmes as Add on courses.

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LOCATION
VISTAS (Vels Universitys) is located at Pallavaram and Thalambur. The main campus is
just 3 kms away from the Chennai International and Domestic Airports. The Campus is
surrounded by an inspiring panoramic view of Pallavaram Hills. The calm and serene
atmosphere of this beautiful campus with well laid out roads, gardens, avenue trees and lawns
are conducive to academic pursuit.

The School of Maritime Studies, School of Ocean Engineering and School of Physiotherapy
are located at the Thalambur campus near Navalur on the IT Highway of Chennai, the Old
Mahabalipuram Road. This vast campus has spacious buildings for classrooms, workshops,
Library and separate laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Machinery, Electronics
Devices. etc., and a ship on campus.

AN INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE
VISTAS (Vels University) presents a cosmopolitan culture. Students from a wide range of
social, cultural and geographical backgrounds live and study together at VISTAS(Vels
University). The students are trained as per the requirements of global industries. The
environment-friendly green campus is equipped with all facilities, where every need of both
the students and faculty are met.

The University has constituted many Statutory and Advisory Bodies as per the norms of the
University Grants Commission. They are :

1. Board of Management
2. Academic Council
3. Planning & Monitory Board
4. Finance Committee
5. Board of Research Studies
6. Board of Studies for each Department.

To promote a student-friendly learning environment, the University follows the semester


pattern, Credit System and Choice Based Credit System in its entire academic programmes
both at the undergraduate and post graduate levels. The system promotes multipoint entry
and flexibility to suit the needs of individual learners. The programmes offered are approved
by the Board of Management, Academic Council of the University and the respective

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statutory bodies such as AICTE, Pharmacy Council of India, Indian Association of


Physiotherapists, Director-General of Shipping, etc.,

Research

The pride of VISTAS (Vels University) rests on its original, quality and innovative research
which is attested by 25 number of patents filed, 6 number of transfer-of-
technologies made to relevant industries and the number of publications in impact factor
journal besides its state of art Knowledge Resource Centre, computing centre, sophisticated
labs, well-furnished classrooms along with Wi-Fi internet facilities. The strength of the
university can be attributed to the commitment and determination of the President and his
team of distinguished educators, administrative staff and dedicated students.

Criterion 1 : Curricular Aspects :


New Curricula and Syllabi for all the programs of study have been drawn and CBCS has
been introduced. The Board of studies have been reconstituted by including external
academic experts, representative from industries, Alumni etc. There are separate Board of
Studies for each discipline and there are two different bodies, one for undergraduate and the
other for postgraduate studies. Board of Research Studies monitor the M.Phil., Ph.D. and
research programmes. The enrichment of the curricula is done by inputs obtained through the
intensive participation of industry experts, academia and Alumni. The Centre for curriculum
development at the University level and the curriculum development cells at the School /
Department levels work continuously to provide knowledge and skill to suit the changing
paradigms of the employment market. More innovative and inter-disciplinary courses such
as Pharm.D, Pharm.D(Post Baccularate), MBA (Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt), MBA
(Logistics & Shipping Mgmt), B.Sc., (Biocomputing), M.Sc., (Biotechnology & Mgmt),
M.Sc., (Industrial Chemistry & Mgmt), M.Sc., (Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry) etc.,
have been introduced. A common academic calendar is prepared and circulated to all the
academic departments, before the commencement of the academic year. Conduct of courses,
holding of examinations and publication of results of various courses offered are carried out
strictly as per the Academic calendar.

The Board of Studies meets at least twice every year to undertake revisions and formulate
new courses and programmes. The inputs from the different stakeholders are assessed,
whenever new programmes and courses are introduced from time to time. Periodic revisions,

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updating of the course contents and introduction of new courses ensure the relevance of the
programmes. The departments are grouped into schools, cutting across the traditional
subject-divisions. Several innovative inter-disciplinary PG and M.Phil., programmes have
been introduced while continuing to offer traditional courses. The CBCS provides a
Cafeteria type facility for the students to take courses of their choice, based on their interest
and skill requirements and to learn at their own pace, choose elective from a wide range of
electives offered by the University departments, undergo additional courses and acquire more
than the required number of credits.

Criterion 2 : Teaching Learning & Evaluation

The university offers 85 total programs through its various departments which
includes 51 PG (including 5 years Integrated), 3 4 UG courses and 33 Add on
Programmes apart from Diploma, M.Phil., and Ph.D. programmes. During the last
5 years the university has introduced 53 new programmes of which 16 programmes
falls under innovative and inter-discipline category.

Teaching Learning process has been modified to include interactive instructional


techniques, focused discussions, projects, presentations, internships and field visits. The talk
and chalk method has been mostly replaced with ICT enabled teaching especially with
blended learning. Independent leaning, Interactive learning, Collaborative and participatory
learning are encouraged.

Virtual learning through the moodle programs of IIT Mumbai, IIT kharagpur are being made
available. Blended learning is promoted with the help of E-Platform and FOSS established in
the university.

The recruitment of faculty members are done as per UGC norms viz., advertising through
national dailies, screening of applications, constitution of selection committee as per UGC
norms having Vice-Chancellor as the Chairman, conduct of interview, selecting the eligible
candidates, forwarding the selection list and getting the approval of Board of Management
and on receipt of selection orders, the selected candidates will join duty.

The faculty members are encouraged to do research. Special monetary incentives are given
for publication. Necessary funds are provided for participation in seminars and conferences
and other enrichment programs.

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The Staff Student ratio is maintained as per norms of UGC/AICTE and other statutory
bodies. (like PCI, IAP, D.G.Shipping etc.,) Remedial classes are conducted for the students of
different backgrounds and abilities. The institution has an effective mechanism for
continuously monitoring the students progress. We have Mentor-Mentee
system, where about 30 students are assigned to every teacher, and the teacher counsels the
students on a regular basis. Further, class committees, comprising of class teacher, a student
representative and HOD are meeting as and when required. Learner centered education is
provided through appropriate methodology.

University has adopted the continuous assessment system, where both formative and
summative assessments are ensured.

Students are allowed to apply for re-totaling, revaluation and even photo copies or the answer
scripts are given on demand. This apart we have provisions for the conduct of instant exams.
Thus, the evaluation process is more reliable and transparent.

We have adopted the latest grading systems which are comparable to the world standard viz.,
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and Overall Weighted average mark (OWAM).

Criterion 3 : Research, Consultancy & Extension


Research
Research culture is being nurtured in the University departments by novel methodologies
like providing Research Starter Grants from University budget. The University had taken
many initiatives to promote research.

a) A centre, named, Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD) has
been established with the aim of promoting research.

b) 456 Ph.D. scholars have registered for their Ph.D. in the last 6 years, 37 scholars
have been awarded Ph.D. and 18 scholars have completed the Viva-voce.

c) The Board of research studies meets regularly to provide guidelines for research.

d) An international research Advisory Board has been constituted with members


belonging to various countries.

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e) Around 105 (4 International and 101 National) research projects have been already
submitted to various funding agencies and the University has completed 15 major
research projects with about Rs.2.04 crores and 10 ongoing projects, with about
1.43 crores, funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences, DST, AICTE, DIT, DBT,
DRDO and BHAVINI, Kalpakkam with a total grant of Rs.346.40 lakhs.

f) 36 new inventions have been made, of which 6 has resulted in Transfer of


Technologies to relevant industries.

g) 25 patents filed in the area of Pharmacy, Electronics, Mechanical, Aquaculture,


Robotics, Herbal etc.,

h) Industry Institutional tie-ups have been made to promote research.

i) Highly qualified faculty members with rich research experience have been
appointed to promote research.

j) Staff members are given incentives to publish papers, attend seminars. During last
six years 1326 papers have been published in the National(239) and International
journals(1086), 287 have impact factors and 456 papers have been indexed in
Scopus. Thirty three Books have been published and 50 Articles have been
included in Books with ISBN Number. The Staff members have presented 494
papers in the National and International level conferences / seminars.

k) Access to 11717 online Journals (EBSCO, IEEE/IEL, ASME, ASCE, Inventi,


Bentham, Micromedexs Drugdex systems, INSPEC and CYGNUS database and
associate member in INFLIBNET are made available in Library to promote
research.

l) Three On-line journals from Vels :


a) International Journal of Frontiers in Science and Technology
(IJFST) School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
(www.ijfstonline.org)
b) Vels International Journal of Mechanical Engineering School
of Engineering
c) The Indian Review of World Literature in English A Bi-
Annual online Literary Journal - School of Languages
(www.worldlitonline.net)

m) One Research journal Vels Management Journal (Half yearly journal) being
published School of Management Studies.

During the last six years the university departments have organized 348 conferences and
workshops and 538 seminars.

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The University has so far signed 134 MoUs with many Universities, Institutions and
Industries in India and abroad resulting in teacher and student exchange programmes leading
to collaborative research, skill up-gradation and study programmes. As a result of the MoUs,
162 distinguished foreign Scientists / Experts have visited the University departments for
academic interactions and lectures of one or two modules from countries like UK, Japan,
USA, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore etc.,

Consultancy: The University has setup a Cell for Consultancy and Collaborations with a
Professor as its Head to promote consultancy work and act as a liaison unit between the
faculty and industrial establishments. A sum of Rs.25.60 lakhs have been generated through
consultancy projects during the past two years. The Cell has applied for a number of R&D
and consultancy projects with industrial establishments and government organizations.

Extension activities : An ideal citizen aims at all-round growth. Education always creates
social responsibility and we are second to none in this respect. Our students and the
management have always extended their helping hands to the needy whenever necessary. The
following are the extension activities of the university.

Eye Donation camp


Traffic Regulations
Regular extension activities by NSS and YRC
Blood Donation camps
AIDS Awareness Programme
Science exhibition to School students
Tree plantation
Awareness programmes on Health & Hygiene
Relief Measures for the victims of earthquake and cyclone.
H1N1 Awareness Camp
SHG Training Programme for SHG members.
Swine Flu awareness program
Vels Village Mela
Computer Literacy Programme
Health Camps
Computer Training Program Tamil Nadu Training Police

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Criterion 4 : Infrastructure and Learning Resources


The infrastructure of the University has expanded to match the requirements of curriculum,
pedagogy, research, extension activities and the number of students. This has now 454
faculty members and 429 non-teaching staff. To meet the additional space requirement, we
have gone vertical with multistoried buildings. The VISTAS (Vels University) has 29.13
acres of land and 1,04,507 sq.mtrs of constructed area consisting of 41 buildings. We have
306 Class Rooms, 135 Laboratories, 4 Seminar halls and 2 Auditoriums (with 1200 and 200
seating capacity respectively), 2 Multi Gym separately for Boys and Girls. The university
has added 34129 sq.mtrs of built-up area since 2008. Hostel facilities have been upgraded
and today the university can accommodate 1600 male and 500 female students. The
university has also constructed a new guest house.

The Library is fully furnished and air-conditioned. The library has 100212 books in all
disciplines, 325 National and International journals and 11,717 E-journals. Besides this,
students who wish to write competitive exams, find excellent reference materials necessary
for such preparations. Excellent cataloging followed by user friendly coding provides easy
access for the students. Internet and Xerox facilities are also available for the benefit of
students.

VISTAS (Vels University) always aims to achieve quality in education. Our mission is to
provide job oriented education to prepare the younger generation for a better future by
improving their capabilities to face the competition, to promote research so as to add to the
fund of existing universal knowledge and to provide social justice to the socially backward by
extending educational facilities to them. There are 135 laboratories equipped with all the
necessary equipment to conduct the practicals. Separate laboratories have been provided for
each department and a common instrumentation lab also has been provided for. Equipments
worth Rs.35 crores have been installed in various laboratories. Apart from these, the campus
has over 1562 computers &, laptops and 196 Aakash Tablets with internet facilities in various
laboratories loaded with modern teaching tools and software. The Wi-Fi internet facility is
available in the campus. Class rooms are provided with LCD Projectors and the students are
taught through Power Point Presentation. 20 Smart class rooms have also been established.
Play fields, swimming pool, Uninterrupted Power supply with 9 captive Power Generators
with a capacity of 1555 kva, 24 hour medical facility with ambulance and resident doctor,

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ATM on Campus, University Transport (Buses 36 & Vans 60) and many other facilities
have made the campus pleasant and congenial to higher education.

Criterion 5 : Students Support & Progression


A broad range of support services are available to all students and some specialized services
for postgraduates. Students are encouraged to participate in university and inter-university
seminars, competitions and other academic events. Sensitizing students from day one with
introductory meetings and address by senior faculty and Department Heads is followed by
counseling by faculty advisors. Students are provided with information brochures regarding
campus, amenities, academic programs, regulations, Curriculum & syllabus and academic
calendar.

School Level Advisory Committees : Each department / school has its own advisory
committee to ensure high standards in the academic programmes.

Quality Audit : There are well-laid guidelines and Internal Quality Control and Assessment
Cell makes periodic audit of class room teaching and evaluation.

Lesson plans are prepared by every teacher in the beginning of every semester.

Class Level Committee : Each class has a committee headed by the HOD, Students
representative and the class teacher. The committee meets once in a month and discusses the
class level academic and other relevant issues.

Mentors for Students: For every select set of students there is a faculty mentor with whom
the students can interact periodically for any assistance, counselling and guidance whenever
needed.

Remedial Classes : These classes are conducted for slow learners and for those who could
not clear the papers as per schedule. These classes are conducted after the normal class
hours.

Student Activity Clubs : Student Activity Clubs are established in every department to
promote the various complementary pursuits in addition to their academic programmes such
as seminars / workshops / quiz programmes / lectures / field activities etc., In addition to
them, there are several students clubs , such as Fine Arts Club, Entrepreneur club, English

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Literary Club, Tamil Literary Club, Photography / Short film Club, Rotract Club, Vels Blood
Donors Club, Media Club, Sports Club and Vels Alumini Club.

Soft Skill Development : Students are given specialized training in communication skill and
other soft skills to make them fit for placement. The students are trained by experienced
trainers in the respective fields. The skill development courses have been made as part of the
curriculum.

Scholarships : Apart from Govt. scholarships, Fee concession and scholarships are offered
by the University to the deserving students every year. Merit scholarships, Scholarships for
the economically weaker section and first generation graduate scholarships are also provided.

Placement : Top companies across the country have visited the University and selected the
meritorious students. During the last four years, a total of 3,734 students from different
disciplines belonging to VISTAS have been provided employment by various organization
including MNCs through campus recruitment.

Despite global recession and lay-offs everywhere, our university was able to maintain the
placements through campus recruitment with a slight fall in percentage

Criterion 6 : Governance & Leadership


The organizational structure of the university has been designed on the basis of
specializations to facilitate effective administration and functioning of the University. It
provides the differentiation and integration of various activities in the University.

a) Memorandum of Association & Administration Manual of the University have been


formulated and approved by the Board of Management.

b) Board of Management, Academic Council, Planning and Monitoring Board, Advisory


Committee and Finance committee have been constituted as per Memorandum of
Association and they meet periodically.

c) Several sub-committees such as Discipline Committee, Anti-ragging Committee,


Examination Malpractice Enquiry Committee, Grievance Redressal Committee,
Central Admission Committee, Fee Fixation Committee, Sexual Harassment
Prevention Committee Counselling and Guidance Committee, Library Committee,
Students Affairs Advisory Committee, Hostel Advisory Committee, Central Purchase
and Stores Committee, Dalit Students Grievance & Counselling Committee,

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Transport Committee, Extension Activities Committee, Women Welfare Committee,


Sports & Games Committee, University Building Committee, Equivalency Board and
Class level Committee have been constituted for smooth functioning of the
University. Most of these have student representatives in them.

d) In order to decentralize administrative / academic machinery, authority has been


delegated by setting up of Directorates of Admissions, Academic Affairs, Student
Affairs, Evaluation (Camp Officer), etc., This ensures not only the smooth and
effective administration of the University but also a proper control, responsibility and
accountability. The cardinal principle of democratic decentralization and participative
decision making involving all stakeholders are used in optimal manner. The
feedbacks from Alumni, Students peer review, academic audit, are taken care of by
IQAC. Working of various committees in coordinated way to enhance the quality of
Governance and leadership.

Criterion 7 : Innovations and Best Practices


Change in the Pedagogy of teaching , replacing chalk & talk method by ICT enabled
teaching, Compulsory communication skills training for all students, Projects for all
post graduate students, Semester pattern and CBCS in all courses, Smart Class
rooms equipped with Wi-Fi internet, Strengthening of research and journal to
disseminate research findings are some innovative practices followed currently . The
University has established CARD with a senior academic with a lot of expertise in research
and administration, under which an active Innovation Club and Incubation Centre are
functioning, which promotes original quality and innovative research. Various committees
have also been formed to achieve smooth functioning of the university. The syllabi
have been revised by our Board of Studies and updated as and when required to
fulfil the industrial needs. Field visits, internships, industrial interface have been
introduced wherever required to provide the competencies demanded in the
competitive employment market and steps have been taken to improve the teaching-
learning process to the global level.

The campus is green, serene and pleasant. Steps have also been taken to conserve energy and
reduce carbon foot print by installing three windmills and solar street lamps.

The University has been adhering to best practices such as Herbal Garden, Tobbacco Free
Campus, Green Campus, Rain Water harvesting, Renewable energy and carbon neutrality.

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On the whole, the university is committed to excellence in every activity, intelligent planning
of each activity and ensuring focused effect on each of them for attaining excellence. WE
HAVE ACHIEVED A LOT, STILL WE FEELS WE HAVE MILES TO GO AND OUR
JOURNEY CONTINUES..

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SWOC Analysis
Strengths:

Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS) has


established itself as a reputed multidisciplinary university offering a variety of study
programs covering the areas of Engineering, Management, Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Life Sciences, Basic Sciences, Hotel and Catering Management, Mass
Communication, Maritime Studies, etc. at UG, PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels
providing a wide range of choice for the students to get qualified in a variety
specialization to suit the changing needs of the Industry around 100 Programs. The
multidisciplinary nature of the university also facilitates offering of interdisciplinary
and innovative programs of study and research across disciplines.

The well maintained campuses of the university with well designed buildings, play
fields, good landscaping and greeneries provide a conducive ambiance for pursuit of
academic excellence

The well maintained high quality infrastructure including fully furnished smart class
rooms, fully equipped laboratories, Central library with extensive collection of books
and journals (both printed and online), computational and internet facilities, etc.
facilitates effective ICT enabled teaching-learning process.

The existence of a team of highly qualified and well experienced dedicated faculty
members and the establishment of the Centre forAdvanced Research and
Development (CARD) has enabled high quality research activities leading to
publication of high quality research papers in refereed international journals and
submission of several applications for patents and a number of transfers of
technologies.

The inter institutional collaborations established at national and international levels


through MoUs has enabled useful collaborative academic activities, implementation
of faculty and student exchange programs and visit of renowned experts on a regular
basis to the university.

Due to the conducive working environment and opportunities for professional


enrichment provided by the university to the members of the various faculties, the
retention rate of faculty members is high leading to continuity and enhancement of
quality in research and other academic activities.
The location of the main campus of the university being within the boundary of
Chennai city, the access to the university for the students and staff from home is easy.

The attrition rate of the faculty is less than 10%

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The management is student friendly and pro active

The commitment of the faculty and the administrative staff.

.Weaknesses:

Uneven research performance levels of the different schools of the university due to
the variations in the characteristics of the programs and expertise of faculty members.

Difficulty in adopting uniform schedule for academic activities due to wide variation
in the nature and duration of the programs of study offered by the university.

Difficulty in mobility and effective utilization and management of resources and


coordination of certain activities as the university operates on two campuses.

Opportunities:

Global partnerships for more intense academic collaborations leading to effective


preparation of students to be successful in the international job market soon after they
graduate
.
Enhancement of the level of placement for the graduates of the university by making
use of the advantage that the university is located in one of the mega cities of the
country (Chennai) with a large number of manufacturing and service industries.

Opportunities for effective industry-institute collaborations in large number of


specialized areas due to the fact that there are a number of R&D intensive industries
(both manufacturing & service), Hospitals, Research laboratories, Institutions dealing
with subject matters that are relevant to the academic programs of the university
located in and around Chennai city.

The well established research base of the university provides opportunity for younger
faculty members to further their academic qualification by acquiring Ph.D. degree.

Challenges:

Effectively globalizing the academic programs in the light of the fact that the young
graduates of to-day need to face global level competition in the employment market to
get placed in suitable positions and simultaneously assigning importance in the
curriculum to meet the national requirements in various domains.

Acceleration of the rate of enhancement of research in terms of quality and quantity to


achieve excellence in research.

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Bringing the university fully and effectively under e-governance at levels to ensure
speed, transparency and efficiency in administration.

Achieving the vision of the university fully by creating a Brand Name for the
university at global level by further enhancing its level of functioning in all the
domains of its activities.

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1. Growth of the Departments and Schools.

2. Number of Teaching Programmes (cumulative total)

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3. Total Students of VISTAS (2015-2016)

Total Students - 8322

4. Distribution of Students (2015-2016)

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5. Total Students enrolled in TN, Other States and Foreign (2015-16)

6. Growth of Built-in area (in sqft.)

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7. Students admitted growth - School wise

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8. Income and Expenditure (in lakhs) last four years

9. Research Projects Fund received from outside funding agencies

(Rs. in lakhs)

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10. Book Details (Year wise)

11. Printed Journals & E Resources (Year Wise)

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12. Gate Statistics of Library (Year wise)

13. Placement

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Profile of the Institution
SECTION C PROFILE OF THE INSTITUTION

Profile of the Institution


1. Name and Address of the University:

Name: VELS INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND


ADVANCED STUDIES (VISTAS)
(Deemed to be University U/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)
Address: Velan Nagar, P.V.Vaithialingam Road,
Pallavaram, Chennai 600 117
City: Chennai Pin: 600 117 State: Tamil Nadu
Website: www.velsuniv.ac.in

2. For communication :

Name Area / Tel. No. Mobile No. Fax E.Mail ID


STD Numbers
Code
Vice-Chancellor : 044 22662501 9962506344 22662513 vc@velsuniv.ac.in
Dr.V.Thamizh Arasan
Registrar : 044 22662503 9962506245 22662513 registrar@
Dr.B.Krishnamurthy velsuniv.ac.in
Steering Committee /
IQAC Co-ordinator
Dr.M.Chandrasekaran 044 22662503 9962506351 22662513 naac-coordinator@
9790857137 velsuniv.ac.in

3. Status of the University : University under section of 3 of UGC act 1956


(Deemed to be University)

4. Type of University : Unitary

5. Source of funding : Self-financing

6. a. Date of establishment of the university: 04.06.2008

b. Prior to the establishment of the university, was it a / an Affiliated College.

YES - Affiliated to a) University of Madras &


b) The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University

If yes, give the date of establishment: 06.07.1992

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7. Date of recognition as a university by UGC or any other national agency:

Under Section dd mm yyyy Remarks


i) 2f of UGC* - - - -
Applied. Awaiting visit
ii) 12B of UGC* - - - of UGC
iii) 3 of UGC # -
MHRD 04 06 2008
UGC 30 07 2008 -
iv) Any other ^ (specify) - - - -
# Enclose notification of MHRD and UGC for all courses/programmes/campus/ Camp

Enclosed in Annexure I (MHRD Notification) and (UGC Notification).

8. Has the university been recognized?

a) By UGC as a University with Potential for Excellence?

Yes No 
b) For its performance by any other governmental agency?

Yes No 
9. Does the university have off-campus centres?

Yes No 
10. Does the university have offshore campus?

Yes No 
11. Location of the campus and area:

Location * Campus area in Built up ar


Urban acres in sq. mts
i) Main campus Pallavaram :
area Velan Nagar,
P.V.Vaithiyalingam Road,
Pallavaram, Chennai 117 29.13 acres 1,04,507 sqm
Thalambur : .
Thalambur Off IT
Highway (OMR) Near
Navalur, Chennai-600130

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ii) Other
campuses in No such Campus Nil Nil
the country
iii) Campuses
abroad No such Campus Nil Nil
(* Urban, Semi-Urban, Rural, Tribal, Hilly Area, Any other (please specify)

12. Provide information on the following: In case of multi-campus University, please


provide campus-wise information.

Auditorium/seminar complex One Auditorium is available with a capacity to seat


with infrastructural facilities 1500 persons. It also has three Conference Halls with a
capacity to seat 300, 200 and 100 persons respectively
and Velan Arangam(Open Air) for Cultural events.
Sports Facilities We have Three playgrounds and other facilities detailed
below.
Football Field
Volleyball Court
Basketball Court
Ball Badminton Court
Badminton Courts(Outdoor)
Throw ball Court
Tennikoit Court
Cricket Practice Pitch (nets)
Kabaddi Court
Swimming Pool
200 mtrs Track
Fitness Centre (gymnasium)
Any other (please specify) Indoor hall to play Table Tennis
Carrom and Chess

Hostel
Boys Hostel We have Seven Mens Hostels which can accommodate
1600 students.
i. Number of Hostels 7

ii. Number of Inmates 1091


Medical, GYM, TV in each Block, Reading Room, RO
iii. Facilities Water and Power backup
Girls Hostel We have Two Girls Hostels which can accommodate
500 students.
i. Number of Hostels 2
ii. Number of Inmates 252
iii. Facilities Medical, GYM, TV in each Block, Reading Room, RO
Water and Power backup

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Working Womens Hostel


i. Number of Hostels We do not have any Working Womens Hostel in our
Campus
ii. Number of Inmates
iii. Facilities
Residential facilities for faculty 10 Quarters are available adjacent to the University
and non-teaching campus and we have rental agreements to
accommodate.
Cafeteria Main Canteen is available which can cater to 200
persons and Three smaller canteens are also available
operated by franchise of Coffee Day, Nestle etc.,
Health centre Nature of Two separate Health Clinics are available.
facilities available inpatient, One for Boys and One for Girls. One Male Medical
outpatient, ambulance, Officer and One lady Medical Officer are available. We
emergency care facility, etc. have Tie-up with nearby hospitals namely Kamatchi
Hospital, Parvathy Hospital and also Apollo Health
Insurance Clinic is located within the campus. 24 Hrs
Ambulance facility is available in the Health Centre.
Nursing Assistants are also available.
Facilities like banking, post ATM Facility is available
office, book shops, etc. The Main Post office just about a kilometer away and
the Post box to post the letters in available within the
campus.
The University stores provide the facilities of selling
books and stationeries to the students.
Transport facilities to cater to The campus is well connected with the rest of the city
the needs of the students and through the Metropolitan Transport Corporation
staff Busses, trains and International and Domestic Airport.
Over and above these, we have University operated
Transportation facilities both for Staff and Students. We
operate 15 Buses, 60 vans 15 Cars and 2 Tempo
Travelers for the purpose.
Facilities for persons with We provided ramps and Wheel Chairs to help the
disabilities
[
persons who are differently abled.
Animal house Yes
Incinerator for laboratories Hostels have incinerator
Power house We have a substation with a capacity of 1100 kVA
(HT) We also have 9 Diesel Generators with a
cumulative installed capacity of 1,555 kVA and Three
Wind mills.
Waste management facility Food and vegetable waste generated from Hostels and
Canteens are removed by the contract people every day
and hence its managed without any problem. The
garden waste is used for compose, manure preparation.
Plastic waste (in any) Paper cubs are sold to contractors
for recycling

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13. Number of institutions affiliated to the university

Not applicable

14. Does the University Act provide for conferment of autonomy (as recognized by
the UGC) to its affiliated institutions? If yes, give the number of autonomous
colleges under the jurisdiction of the University

Not applicable

15. Furnish the following information:

Particulars Number No. of Students

a) University Departments
Undergraduate UG - 6570
Postgraduate 37 PG - 1131
Diploma Diploma - 116
Research centres on the campus All Schools Ph.D - 401
M.Phil. - 104
b) Constituent Colleges Nil Nil
c) Affiliated Colleges Nil Nil
d) Colleges under 2(f) Nil Nil
e) Colleges under 2(f) and 12B Nil Nil
f) NAAC accredited colleges Nil Nil
g) UGC recognized CPE (Colleges Nil Nil
for Potential for Excellence)
h) Autonomous colleges Nil Nil

i) Colleges with Post-graduate Nil Nil


departments
j) Colleges with Research Nil Nil
Departments
k) University recognized Research CARD Nil
Institutes / Centres
Total 37 8322

16. Does the university conform to the specification of Degrees as enlisted by the
UGC?

Yes  No

If the university uses any other nomenclatures, No Other nomenclature used.


please specify

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17. Academic programmes offered by the university departments at present, under


the following categories:

Particulars Number

UG 34
PG 51
Certificate Courses 5
Diploma 7
PG Diploma 1
M.Phil., 13

Ph.D., 22
Any other (specify) -

Total 133

The list of academic programmes offered is enclosed in Annexure II.

18. Number of working days during the last academic year (2014-2015): 211

19. Number of teaching days during the past four academic years.

2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014


185 184 186 185

(Teaching days means days on which classes were engaged. Examination


days are not to be included)

20. Does the university have a department of Teacher Education?

Yes No 
21. Does the university have a teaching department of Physical Education?

Yes No 

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22. In the case of Private and Deemed Universities, please indicate whether
professional programmes are being offered?

Yes  No

If yes, please enclose approval / recognition details issued by the statutory body
governing the programme

(Copies of the approval for AICTE, PCI, BCI and D.G. Shipping are enclosed
vide an Annexure - III).

23. Has the university been reviewed by any regulatory authority? If so, furnish a
copy of the report and action taken there upon.

Yes

MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (MHRD) :

MHRD : Review Committee under the Chairmanship of Prof.P.N.Tandon on


12.08.2009.

MHRD : Review Committee, the Committee of Officers in the Ministry of


Human Resource Development on 16.08.2011.

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION (UGC) :

University Grants Commission : Expert Committee has inspected the


functioning of the Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced
Studies (VISTAS) during 13.11.2009 to 15.11.2009

University Grants Commission : Chairman & Members of the Sub-committee


of UGC has reviewed the functioning of the Vels Institute of Science,
Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS) on 14.07.2014.

PHARMACY COUNCIL OF INDIA (PCI) :

Pharmacy Council of India : Every year inspect the functioning of the School
of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and
Advanced Studies for B.Pharmacy and Pharm.D courses.

NATIONAL BOARD OF ACCREDITATION (NBA)

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences was evaluated for accreditation by NBA.


(Period of Accreditation: 2012 to 2015)

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ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION (AICTE) :

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) : Reviewed the


functioning of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.Pharmacy &
M.Pharmacy), School of Management Studies (MBA) and School Computing
Sciences (MCA) every year through AICTE Web-portal.

DIRECTOR GENERAL OF SHIPPING, GOVT. OF INDIA

Periodically the School of Maritime Studies is reviewed by D.G.Shipping,


Govt. of India.

24. Number of positions in the university

Teaching faculty Non- Technical


Positions Professor Associate Assistant teaching staff
Professor Professor Staff
Sanctioned by the 61 45 348 203 56
Board of
Management
Recruited 61 45 348 203 56
Number of - - - 170 -
persons working
on contract basis
Recruitment has been made for all the above position as per the norms and procedures
of UGC and other statutory bodies. The strength is based on the work load and
requirement as approved by the Board of Management.

25. Qualifications of the teaching staff

* Total number of faculty - 454


* No. of Ph.D. holders - 138
* No. of faculty pursuing Ph.D. - 118
* No. of faculty with PG qualification - 213

Highest Professors Associate Assistant Lecturers Total


Qualification Professors Professors
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Permanent Teachers
D.Sc./ D.Litt. - - - - - - - - -
Ph.D. 55 6 16 24 18 19 - - 138
M.Phil. - - - - 13 28 - - 41
PG - - 5 - 116 66 - - 187

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Temporary Teachers
Ph.D. - - - - - - - - -
M.Phil. - - - - 15 47 - - 62
PG - - - - 16 10 - - 26
Total 454
Part-time Teachers
Ph.D. - - - - - - - -
M.Phil. - - - - - - - - -
PG - - - - - - 4 5 9

26. Emeritus, Adjunct and Visiting Professors

Emeritus Adjunct Visiting


Number 1 - 10

27. Chairs instituted by the university

Chairs
Schools / Departments ---

The University has initiated required steps to institute Chairs


28. Students enrolled in the university departments during the current academic
year, with the following details: (2015-2016) as on 31.08.2015

Inte- PG
M. Certi- Dip-
UG PG grated Ph.D* Dip-
Phil ficate loma
Students Master# loma
M/F M/F M/F M/F M/F M/F M/F M/F
From the 1843/ 233/ 12 / 28 / 178 / 50 / 1 6/3 -
State where 587 147 8 76 187
the
University
is located
From other 228 / 64 / 19 3/2 - 30 / 6 2/1 6/1 -
states of 60
India
NRI
students
Foreign 11 / 7 1/0 - - - 1/0 - -
students
Total 2082 / 298 / 15 / 10 28 / 76 208 / 53 / 2 12 / 4 -
654 166 193

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* Total number registered between 2009 and 2015. This number excludes those
who have been already awarded Ph.D.
# Integrated M.B.A (5 years)

29. Unit cost of education


(Unit cost = total annual recurring expenditure (actual) divided by total number of
students enrolled)

a) including the salary component = Rs.87,000/- (Unit cost)

b) excluding the salary component = Rs.50,000/- (Unit cost)

30. Academic Staff College

o Year of establishment
o Number of programmes conducted (with duration)
o UGC Orientation Not Applicable
o UGC Refresher
o Universitys own programmes

Steps have been initiated to establish Academic Staff College from


Universitys fund.

31. Does the university offer Distance Education Programmes (DEP)?

Yes No 
32. Does the university have a provision for external registration of students?

Yes No 

33. Is the University applying for Accreditation or Re-Assessment? If Accreditation,


name the cycle.

Accreditation :
 Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Cycle 4

Re-assessment :

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34. Date of accreditation* (applicable for Cycle 2, Cycle 3, Cycle 4 and re-assessment
only)

Cycle 1: (dd/mm/yyyy), Accreditation outcome/Result


Cycle 2: (dd/mm/yyyy), Accreditation outcome/Result
Cycle 3: (dd/mm/yyyy), Accreditation outcome/Result
Cycle 4: (dd/mm/yyyy), Accreditation outcome/Result
* Kindly enclose copy of accreditation certificate(s) and peer team report(s)
- Not Applicable

35. Does the university provide the list of accredited institutions under its
jurisdiction on its website? Provide details of the number of accredited affiliated
/ constituent / autonomous colleges under the university.

- Not Applicable -

36. Date of establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and dates of
submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR).

IQAC - Date of establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell - 10.08.2009

37. Any other relevant data, the university would like to include. (not exceeding one
page)

Well defined administrative and academic structure with autonomous


departments whose activities are coordinated by Vice-Chancellor, Registrar,
Deans and Directors.
The First institution under Vels College of Science to start B.Sc., Nautical
Science course among the private self-funded colleges in South India.
The University is granted Membership of the Association of Indian
Universities (AIU) on 28th January 2014.

VISTAS is member in Association of Commonwealth Universities, London,


UK .

VISTAS is member in International Association of Universities, Paris, France.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by NBA (2012-2015).

ISO certification and CRISIL ratings have been obtained by School of


Maritime Studies. This school is graded as A1 (Outstanding) by DG Shipping,
Govt. of India and only Institute in South India recognized by Japanese Govt.
for Maritime Training.

VISTAS is recognized by Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations


(SIROs) by DSIR.

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The University has an authorized IPR Centre created through a Project


grant by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Govt.
of India.

134 MoUs have been signed of which, 81 with Industries for Industry-
Institute Interface, 48 for Student Exchange, Faculty Exchange and Joint
Research and Five for hands on training.

School of Management Studies has been ranked 3rd Best B-Schools in


Tamil Nadu and has obtained 52nd Rank in All India (Source : The Sunday
Indian ICMR Survey 2010)

School of Management Studies has been ranked 42nd Best B-School


(Source : All India Dainik Bhaskar Lakshya Survey 2010)

School of Management Studies has obtained 49th Rank in Best B-Schools


All India level (Source : The Sunday Indian ICMR Survey 2011)

School of Engineering has been ranked 4th amongst the Top Emerging
Engineering Institutions in India (Source : ICMR-4Ps B&M Survey 2012)

Ranked among ASIAS FASTEST GROWING INSTITUTIONS -


Consumer & Industry Survey: World Consulting & Research Corporation -
Process Advisors & Evaluators: KPMG in India - 2012.

6th POWER PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA (Source : ICMR-4Ps


B&M - Power B.Schools - 2013)

7th POWER B-SCHOOL IN INDIA (Source : ICMR-4Ps B&M - Power


B.Schools - 2013)

21st among 1122 Engineering Colleges, 4th Best in the State, 2nd Best in
the City, 6th on Faculty Profile and 1st on Online presence. (Source:
International Bureau of Quality Rankings 2014).

VISTAS is ranked 34th at all India level - Emerging Universities in India


2014 (Source : Careers 360 2014)

VISTAS is graded AAA in the State of Tamilnadu along with IIT, NIT,
Deemed University and others. (Source : Careers 360 2015).

School of Engineering has been ranked 55th among the top 100
Engineering institute in India, 22nd among the top 50 Private Engineering
institute in India and 6th among the top 50 Private Engineering institutes in
Tamil Nadu (Source : Time of India Ranking Survey June 2015)

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Membership in Professional Bodies

S.No. Schools / Department No. of Professional Bodies


1. School of Management Studies 13
2. School of Life Sciences 1
3. School of Maritime Studies 1
4. School of Hotel & Catering Mgmt. 4
5. School of Engineering 17
6. School of Computing Sciences 4
7. School of Ocean Engineering 11
8. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1
Total 52

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Criteria Wise Analytical Report
CRITERION - I : CURRICULAR ASPECTS

Criterion -I
Curricular Aspects
Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS) is committed
to the ideal of seeking knowledge for the enhancement of human freedom. In the
pursuit of knowledge VISTAS believes in the holistic approach to enhance its
competitive edge through several innovative steps. The University was established in
2008. It framed the Vision and Mission essential for quality education and total
personality development. The University has adopted Choice Based Credit System
and outcome based teaching learning curriculum. The main focus of curriculum
development has been focused on employability inter-disciplinary subjects, industry
participation and analytical skills. The University has embarked upon e.larning
platforms and digital library system to improve the quality of education. The learning
resources, counseling systems, regular feedback from stakeholders, working of IQAC
and Academic Audit help in ensuring quality of education.

The University operates its academic programme at three levels namely, a) Under-
graduation b) Post-graduation and c) Research (M.Phil&Ph.D). There are various
value added courses and soft-skills training programmes to make the students ready
for employability.

1.1.1 How is the institutional vision and mission reflected in the academic
programmes of the university?

The University status was conferred to VELS Group of Institutions, by the


Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India in 2008. The
founder Chairman Dr. Ishari K.Ganesh is the President/Chancellor leads the
implementation of strategic plan that aims to shape the institute's future
growth. He visualized the University to be a globally competitive and
internationally recognized institution.

VISTAS formulated its vision, mission and quality policy at its inception.
These policies are reviewed periodically for their continued suitability and
effectiveness. All the academic and development programs offered by VELS
University reflect the stated vision and mission.

VISION

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies(VISTAS) strives


to be an epitome of excellence in higher education by effectively providing
its students with high standards of education and rigorous training with ample
scope for the all round development of personality of the students and to
promote positive change and social justice for the betterment of society.
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MISSION

The Vision is to be achieved by the following methods:

a) By cultivating scientific temper and innovative thinking by promoting


independent learning, collaborative learning, and experimental learning
using all the modern gadgets of ICT.

b) By actively promoting and preserving higher value and ethics in education


apart from sensitizing them towards the societal responsibility.

c) By imparting skill based education to meet the global demand apart from
providing the students an opportunity to acquire and cultivate leadership
qualities.

d) By installing the spirit of equity, communal and social harmony, sense of


toleration among students apart from enriching them with right citizenship
and love for the nation.

e) By providing them various kinds of learning process such as experimental


learning, experience learning, problem based learning, project based
learning, e.learning, participatory learning and computer aided learning.

f) By making them to do original, quality and innovative research which is


proved by measurable outcome.

g) By providing LMS, KMS and EMS to all the students apart from MIS.

h) By undertaking outreach and extension programme to contribute to the


welfare of the people.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

The University has established a system of Quality Assurance to monitor and


enhance the quality of education.

All the undergraduate, post graduate, research and PhD programmes offered
by VELS University have been designed to achieve the goals set by its vision
and mission. In all its programmes high standards of education have been set
taking into consideration the exact needs of the Indian industry. All round
development of the student is ensured with not just imparting knowledge, but
providing opportunity to students to acquire necessary skills and
competencies. Making of good citizens and turning out best personalities in
the service of the nation has been a major objective.

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We inculcate moral values and citizenship behaviour in our students. We


provide quality education for better employability and understanding of
global world through an appropriate curriculum design. New thoughts, ideas
and understandings from different stakeholders and experts of the
institutions/organisations of national and international repute are incorporated
and is reflected in curriculum and commitment through action.

We aim to provide a learning atmosphere wherein the programmes designed


provide knowledge, inculcate interest, enhance skill, improve communication,
kindle the research brain and thus develop competent, socially responsible and
committed individuals. The curriculum is designed and implemented taking
care of the educational policies of the State and Central Government, and the
global needs, while serving the cause of national development and regional
requirements. The syllabus takes care of the rapid developments in various
fields of study, scientific and technological advancements, and to meet the
demands of academia, industry and society. It also ensures continuing
suitability, adequacy and effectiveness in satisfying the requirements and the
vision, mission and quality policy of the University.

1.1.2 Does the university follow a systematic process in the design and
development of the curriculum? If yes, give details of the process
(need assessment, feedback, etc.)

Yes. VELS University follows a systematic process in the design and


development of the curriculum, which involves high level of participation,
discussion and critical inquiry involving all the stakeholders contributing to
the introduction, innovation, and revision of the syllabi. The design and
development of curriculum is vital to VELS University and is carried under
the guidance of very important statutory bodies of the university in a planned
systematic manner to match with its vision and mission. The curriculum is
designed fully adhering to the guidelines of the UGC, AICTE, IMO, STCW,
Pharmacy Council of India, DGS and other national and state academic
organizations. The syllabus is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage
of the subject with emphasis on fundamentals as well as applied aspects.
Periodic changes are made based on societal needs that provide a thrust for
national development. Current trends in the job market are also considered
while developing the syllabus. Feedback from the faculty, academic peers,
experts from industry, current students and alumni is used in the initiation,
review, and redesign of curricula. The feedback from Central and State
Governments as well as research organizations in India and overseas also help
to design and modify the curriculum.

The University is governed by Governing Board - otherwise known as Board


of Management and this is the highest statutory body of this University. The

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members of this Board are drawn from various agencies. The Board has
members representing University Grants Commission, Govt. of India,
Industry, Eminent persons outside Academia, Senior Academic persons and
senior officials of the University. The Vice-Chancellor is the Chairman of the
BOM meets periodically to frame policies and programmes for the growth and
improvement of VISTAS. It is this body which approves the introduction of
any new programme / Courses.

After elaborate discussions on the content and organization of the syllabus in


the respective Boards of Studies, it is passed on to the Academic Council for
deliberations and approval. Suggestions from the external members of the
Academic Council are well received by University and incorporated in the
subsequent curriculum development exercises continuously.

The curriculum development process is reviewed and monitor by curriculum


development committee for the whole university.

Every department has a curriculum development cell (CDC), in which


Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors (SG) are members.
New syllabi are formed by respective subject teachers and discussed in CDC.
The design and development of curriculum and syllabi are done through CDC.

Every department has its own Board of Studies (BoS) which is a statutory
body. There are external members in every BoS - the first member is from
Industry, the second member is a reputed academician and the third member is
an ALUMNI. Apart from these members Dean/Director/HOD and members of
the faculty also the members of BoS. Once in six months they attend the BoS
meetings conducted by the Institute and it scrutinize the curriculum and syllabi
and give very good and relevant suggestions for improving the quality of the
curriculum as well as the syllabi.

The academic audit is conducted once in 6 months. Based on the suggestions


received from External Academic Auditors, the feedback from the faculty
teaching the concerned subject and students the Curriculum & Syllabi are
improved during the subsequent meeting of the BoS. The activities are put
under strict compliances of time and quality.

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1.1.3 How are the following aspects ensured through curriculum design and
development?
 Employability
 Innovation
 Research

Employability
The curriculum is designed to suit the needs of the various stake holders. The
focus of the curriculum is on employability in Central and State Governments,
public sector, private sector, corporate sector, major agro-based industries,
insurance sector and its related agencies in the national sphere. Employment at
international level is also a key focus area. Syllabi are revised based on recent
advances in technology and are included in curriculum. The topics which are
obsolete are updated with latest topics which include recent techniques
developed through research and adopted by the industry. Add-on programmes
are conducted by the University in order to equip the students with skills
required by industries. Certification programs which are application oriented
are also conducted. Practical training for skill acquisition and sound
theoretical knowledge serves to equip the students to face real-time situations
and societal needs. The Curriculum emphasizes exposure in Communication
Skill, Personality development, Soft Skill development, hands-on training in
several laboratory modules which aids them in getting placed. The courses are
so designed to inculcate leadership qualities, organizational capabilities and
team spirit among its students. University also focuses on multi skill
development among the students. The majority of our graduates/post graduates
are entering industry, government, public sector and its related agencies in
national and international level as engineers, executives, scientists, technical
officers, consultants, system analysts, developers etc.

Innovation

The University can boast of several innovations both by the faculty and
students which has led to filing of 25 patents and 6 ToTs.

PG students are oriented to research through participation in minor and major


projects and Innovation Club The Schools also have doctoral programs in
which we admit full time research scholars for M.Phil., and Ph.D who are
involved in quality innovative research. The University also has CARD
(Centre for Advanced Research & Development) through which it funds Seed
grants to faculty for carrying out minor research projects. Scholarships are also
provided for full time research Scholars

University gives a great deal of academic freedom enabling the introduction of


new and innovative courses. Our UG/PG /Research programmes provide an
interdisciplinary approach to viewing issues and finding solutions. The
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students are exposed to various real life settings through offering courses that
enhance the creative thinking of students and by inviting various experts
(researchers) to interact with our students.

The following have been incorporated to make the curriculum more innovative

Choice Based Credit System widened to incorporate more choices


within the programmes.
Programmes / Courses: registration of courses automated through
Campus Management System.
Curriculum enriched through compulsory credits in Value Education,
Personality Development programmes, Extension, Environment and
aptitude training programmes.
Free electives are offered to students. A student is required to study a
minimum of 3 subjects (9 credits) offered by schools other than the
school in which he/she enrolled.
Credit System used to provide maximum advantage to learners.
(System of flexible Credit registration). A curriculum for enhancing
social relevance is followed (Credits are given for NSS, NCC, NSO &
Rural Development)
The university has introduced several innovative programmes / courses
like Bio Computing, Business Analytics, MBA in Logistics &Supply
Chain Management, Logistics & Shipping Management,
Pharm.Dcourses and courses on Cloud Computing and Big Data
Analysis to name a few.

Research

We have a functional research colloquiums at Departmental levels and CARD


at the University level where emerging field of researches are discussed and
teachers and students particularly research scholars are motivated to undertake
research in the fields unexplored so far.

Final year Undergraduate students, Pre final year and Final Year Students of
PG are oriented towards research through participation in minor and major
research projects.

After Master Degree, the University offers M. Phil. degrees in the subject
where students are do a small research project so that they can go for further
higher research degree viz., Ph. D. degree. University conducts entrance
exams for Ph. D. and M. Phil. and gives course work for these programmes as
per UGC guidelines. Our research program (Ph.D) is recognised globally. This
is attested by a number of research papers that have been published in reputed
journals of good impact factors. This apart during the last five years 25 new
patents have been filed and six transfer of technologies has been made to the
relevant industries. There are many collaborative research projects going on

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both at the national and international levels. 134 MOUs have been signed with
industries and institution towards this end. This university also offers
consultancy based on the expertise available and has so far earned a sum of
Rs.25,60,000.

1.1.4 To what extent does the university use the guidelines of the regulatory
bodies for developing and/or restructuring the curricula? Has the
university been instrumental in leading any curricular reform which has
created a national impact?

The University uses the guidelines received from time to time from the
statutory regulatory bodies like UGC, NBA - AICTE, DGS, IMO, STCW,
Pharmacy Council of India for developing and/or restructuring the curricula.
Such guidelines are circulated to all the university faculty and in turn they are
utilized at various opportunities in Board of Studies, Advisory boards,
Curriculum Development Committees etc. These guidelines are often
included as it is in the course scheme and curriculum. The Academic Council
deliberate on all such guidelines received from time to time. The university
has been offering the courses on semester pattern and have offered the
students the benefit of

 Choice based credit system


 Interdisciplinary courses
 Personality development courses
 Professional courses like ERP
 Yoga courses
 Integration of Information and Communication Technology
(ICT). Computer Literacy and Numerical Analysis, Programming
in C and Software & Computer Programming Lab
 Integrated MBA (with flexibility to withdraw and rejoin)
 New courses like Masters in
Logistics & Shipping Management,
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Travel & tourism
Finance and Business Analytics
Pharm.D
Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Research
Biotechnology and Management
Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry
Immunology and Microbiology
Bio computing

Leadership and governance:


Subjects like Managerial skills, which provide motivation for leadership, are
included in the curriculum. Students are given input for creative thinking so that
they can solve practical problems. Global governance, corporate governance and

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e-governance are taught to students. Team building and conflict management


tactics are taught.

Training to undertake National Service:


Details on the orientation, organization and administration of National Service
Scheme (NSS) are given to students. General problems faced by population such
as population growth, illiteracy, unemployment, problems in health, sanitation,
nutrition, etc. are taught to students. Students have to secure 4 non-academic
credits through working for needs of the local community thus inculcating the
aptitude for service to the Nation.

Curriculum to inculcate values to students to serve the Nation:


The university has included value education as part of curriculum in the year
2009. Value education moulds students to meet the needs of the people.
Importance of trust, honesty, integrity, morality and reliability as qualities of
good character are taught. It develops professionals with social concern to reach
out the nation as leaders and serve the needy.

A curriculum which creates a national impact:


The university has prepared the syllabi and curricula for the post graduate course
in Environmental Engineering. This curriculum consists of the subjects like
contribution of ecosystems and creates a national impact.

1.1.5 Does the university interact with industry, research bodies and the civil
society in the curriculum revision process? If so, how has the university
benefitted through interactions with the stakeholders?

At VISTAS interaction with stakeholders is a continuous exercise. VISTAS


interacts with all the stake holders during the curriculum revision process. The
academic and industry experts are formally invited for seeking their expertise
and formally record their feedback. They also serve on the statutory academic
bodies like Board of Management, Academic Council and the Board of Studies.

The Boards of Studies of all departments comprise of experts from industry and
research institutes as members. In addition, the industrialists and scientists who
visit the university for conferences and workshops share their rich experience in
suggesting changes and improvements in the curriculum to meet the changing
demands of a dynamic world.

1.1.6 Give details of how the university facilitates the introduction of new
programmes of studies in its affiliated colleges.

Not Applicable.

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1.1.7 Does the university encourage its colleges to provide additional skill-
oriented programmes relevant to regional needs? Cite instances (not
applicable for unitary universities).

Not Applicable

1.2 Academic flexibility

1.2.1 Furnish the inventory for following

Programmes taught on campus

S.No School / Department Duration

I. School of Languages

1 BA English 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

2 MA English 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

II. School of Basic Sciences

1 BSc Chemistry 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

2 MSc Chemistry 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

3 MSc Pharmaceutical & Analytical Chemistry 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

4 MSc Organic Chemistry 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

5 MSc Nanoscience 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

6 MSc Industrial Chemistry & Management 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

7 MSc Cheminformatics 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

8 Diploma in Green Chemistry 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

III. School of Life Sciences

Department of Biochemistry

1 B Sc ( Biochemistry) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

2 M Sc ( Advanced Biochemistry) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

Department of Bioinformatics

3 B Sc ( Bio-Computing) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

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4 M Sc ( Bioinformatics) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

Department of Biotechnology

5 B Sc ( Biotechnology) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

6 M Sc ( Biotechnology) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

7 M Sc ( Biotechnology & Management) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

8 M Sc ( Medical Biotechnology & Clinical 2 yrs / 4 Semesters


Research)

Department of Microbiology

9 B Sc ( Micro-Biology) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

10 M Sc ( Immunology & Microbiology) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

IV. School of Computing Sciences

1 B Sc ( Computer Science) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

2 B Sc ( Information Technology ) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

3 BCA 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

4 BCA ( Hons) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

5 MCA 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

6 M Sc ( Information Technology ) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

7 M Sc ( Computer Science ) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

8 M Sc ( Software Technology ) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

V. School of Management Studies & Commerce

1 Bachelor of Business Administration 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

2 Bachelor of Commerce 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

3 Bachelor of Commerce (Professional) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

4 Bachelor of Commerce (Computer 3 yrs / 6 Semesters


Application)

5 MBA with specialisation in

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Finance/HR/Marketing/Systems/Production 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

6 Logistics & Supply Chain Management 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

7 Logistics & Shipping Management 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

8 Finance & Business Analytics 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

9 Travel & Hospitality Management 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

10 Advertising & Creative Management 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

11 Marketing and E.Business 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

12 Integrated Masters of Business 5 yrs / 10 Semesters


Administration

13 Executive MBA 18 Months

VI. School of Mass Communication

1 B Sc ( Visual communication) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

2 B Sc ( Animation ) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

3 M Sc ( Animation ) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

4 M A ( Film & Television Production ) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

VII. School of Hotel & Catering Management

1 B Sc ( Hotel & Catering Management ) 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

2 M Sc ( Hotel & Catering Management ) 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

3 Diploma In Hotel & Catering Management 3 yrs Non


Semesters

4 Cookery (1 Month)

5 Craft Course in Housekeeping, Front Office, 1 year Non


Food Production, Bakery & Confectionery, Semester
Food Beverage Service

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VIII. School of Engineering

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

1 BE Computer Science Engineering 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

2 BTech IT Information Security & Cloud 4 yrs / 8 Semesters


Technology

3 ME Computer Science & Engineering 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

4 MTech Mobile Application Development 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

5 MTech IT Infrastructure Management 2 yrs / 4 Semesters


service

Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering

6 BE Electronics & Communication Engg. 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

7 ME Power Electronics & Drives 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

Department of Electronics & Electronics Engineering

8 BE Electrical & Electronics Engineering 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

9 ME Communication Systems 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

Department of Mechanical Engineering

10 BE Mechanical Engineering 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

11 BE Automobile Engineering 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

12 ME Computer Integrated Manufacturing 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

13 ME Automobile Engineering 2 yrs / 4 Semesters

Department of Civil Engineering

14 BE Civil Engineering 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

15 ME Construction Engineering and 2 yrs / 4 Semesters


Management

Department of Bio - Engineering

16 B.Tech Biotechnology 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

17 B.E., Biomedical Engineering 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

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IX. School of Ocean Engineering

1 B Tech ( Naval Architecture Off Shore 4 yrs / 8 Semesters


Engineering)
2 B Tech ( Petroleum Engineering) 4 yrs / 8 Semesters
3 B Tech ( Coastal & Ocean Engineering) 4 yrs / 8 Semesters
4 Diploma in Naval Architecture Off Shore 3 yrs / 6 Semesters
Engineering
5 Diploma in Petroleum Engineering 3 yrs / 6 Semesters
6 Diploma in Coastal & Ocean Engineering 3 yrs / 6 Semesters
7 M.Tech ( Naval Architecture Off Shore 2 yrs / 4 Semesters
Engineering)
X. School of Maritime Studies

Department of Nautical Sciences

1 BSc Nautical Science 3 yrs / 6 Semesters

2 PG Diploma in Marine Logistics Operations 2 yrs

Department of Marine Engineering

1 BE Marine Engineering 4 yrs / 8 Semesters

2 Pre sea Training for Engineers (GME) 1 yr / 2 Semesters

3 Pre sea Training for Diploma Holders 2 yr / 4 Semesters


(DME)

XI. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

1 B Pharmacy 4 yr / 8 Semesters

2 M.Pharmacy with specialisation in 2 yr / 4 Semesters

Pharmaceutics

Pharmacology

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmacy Practice

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Pharmacognosy

3 Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) 6 yrs (Non


Semester)

4 Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy) 3 yrs (Non


Semester)

XII. School of Physiotherapy

1 BPT 4.5 yrs ( 8


Semesters + 6
months Internship)

2 MPT with specialisation in 2 yrs / 4


Semesters

Orthopaedics

Sports Physiotherapy

Hand Conditions

Paediatric Neurology

Cardio-Respiratory Diseases

XIII. School of Law

1 BA, LLB (Hons) 5 yrs / 10 Semester

Overseas programmes offered on campus Nil

Programmes Available for colleges to choose - Not applicable

1.2.2 Give details on the following provisions with reference to academic


flexibility

a. Core / elective options

The curriculum in all the programmes comprises three components relating to


core, elective, and practical courses along with research component in the final
year ( P.G). The core courses emphasize on fundamental aspects together with
design methodologies and throw open avenues for applications. Students are
offered elective courses in their own departments and also by other departments
of study. In order to encourage interdisciplinary participation, it is mandatory
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for students to enroll at least for one elective course every semester outside their
department. The students have the freedom to choose from a stream of elective
courses. The list of elective courses is regularly updated.

b. Enrichment courses

The curricula of both the professional undergraduate and postgraduate


programmes include enrichment courses like Placement training, soft skill
courses such as communication, industrial, hospital and R&D Centre visits.

Eminent speakers from various disciplines are invited to deliver talks which are
generally attended by faculty and students. Workshops and seminars are
regularly organized, so that faculty and students could be benefitted. Staff are
encouraged to attend refresher courses and orientation course as a part of their
Faculty Improvement Programme (FAP). Staff and Scholars are motivated to do
Post Doctoral Fellowship Programmes in and out India.

Enrichment Courses are also done through Add on Programmes

The following special courses are being conducted after the regular timings to
enhance the technical / special skill of the students.

Department of Civil Engineering


Archi CAD
Total Station and DGPS
Primavera
Geographical Information system

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering


PLC: TIA Basic with SIMATIC S7-300 & Step 7
LW Switchgear Products & Maintenance
SIMATIC WinCC
Basic AC Drives with MM4 Maintenance

Department of Computer Science and Engineering


CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
SCJP (Sun Certified Java Programmer)
OCA (Oracle Certified Associate)
OCP (Oracle Certified Professional)
RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer)

Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering


Embedded Systems
VLSI Design
Matlab and its application
Digital Signal Processing

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Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Net Programming using C#
Web Programming using ASP.Net with VB
Web Programming using AJAX with ASP.Net
Object based Programming using JAVA
Database administration using Oracle.
Cloud computing

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Short-term course on ANSYS
Certified Training Programme on Solid Works 2008

Enterprise Resource Planning - SAP Modules


FI CO
MM
HR
S&D
Production
Business Analytics

School of Life Sciences

DMLT

School of Maritime Studies


Standards of Training, Certification &Watchkeeping (STCW)
Modular courses in Fire Fighting, Life Saving, Social
Responsibility, First Aid and Tanker Ship Familiarization are
arranged for the students.

c. Courses offered in modular form


Yes, All the courses are structure in such as way as per the guidelines of UGC
that the syllabi are in modular form. There sub modules pertaining to specific
aspects of study and each sub-module in turn is related to each other. At School
of Maritime Studies courses on Standards of Training, Certification
&Watchkeeping (STCW), Security Courses are available in modular form

d. Credit accumulation and transfer facility

The University permits credit transfer from and also students of this university
can transfer credits to other Indian / foreign Universities. Also, students can
transfer credits to other Indian / foreign Universities.

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e. Lateral and vertical mobility within and across programmes, courses


and disciplines

In Engineering, the students who have passed in Diploma can have the lateral
entry in the Third Semester.

At School of Computing Sciences, Lateral Entry for those who have completed
BSC(CS) or BCA can enter in to III Semester MCA.

At School of Management MBA Integrated Students after completing their first


three years can join any stream of MBA First semester - general or
Specialization of their choice.

At School of Pharmaceutical, lateral and vertical mobility is available for B


Pharm programmeand Pharm.D Post Baccalaureate.

Change from one B.E.,programme to another is possible before the beginning


of Second semester.

Choosing and change of specialization normally takes place in third semester


for MBA and M.Sc., Courses.

1.2.3 Does the university have an explicit policy and strategy for attracting
international students?

Yes. The University allows international students to pursue programmes. A


significant number of students enroll in a variety of programmes to pursue their
career prospects. The curriculum does meet the requirements of such student in
terms of employability and suitability to work in their own countries on their
return. International Students Hostel is also available to serve foreign students.
The Students are usually from Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Singapore, Libya,
Bangladesh, South Sudan, Srilanka, Nepal, UAE, Uganda, Angola and
Indonesia

1.2.4 How many courses been developed targeting international students? If so,
how successful have they been? If no, explain the impediments.

Yes, all the courses have been designed on par with the international standards
to attract the international students.

1.2.5 Does the university facilitate dual degree and twinning programmes? If
yes, give details.

No, dual degree programme is not practiced as per the UGC guidelines.

At School of Engineering, it has facilities for degree programmes in


collaboration with University of West of England.
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1.2.6 Does the university offer self-financing programmes? If yes, list them and
indicate if policies regarding admission, fee structure, teacher qualification
and salary are at par with the aided programmes?

Yes. All the programmes offered in the University are under self-financing
mode.

The qualification of teachers and the salary for qualified teachers are as per
UGC / AICTE / DGS guidelines. The admission is open to all and the policy is
given in Criteria II. The fee structure various courses are given in the website
of the university.

1.2.7 Does the university provide the flexibility of bringing together the
conventional face-to-face mode and the distance mode of education and
allow students to choose and combine the courses they are interested in? If
yes, give operational details.

Not Applicable

1.2.8 Has the university adopted the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)? If
yes, for how many programmes? What efforts have been made by the
university to encourage the introduction of CBCS in its affiliated colleges?

For all the UG and PG programmes run by the University, the Choice Based
Credit System has been introduced.

1.2.9 What percentage of programmes offered by the university follow:

Programmes offered are UG, PG & Research ( M.Phil and Ph D)

Annual system 18% (Pharm.D)

Semester system 82%

Trimester System - Nil

1.2.10 How does the university promote inter-disciplinary programmes? Name a


few programmes and comment on their outcome.

VISTAS encourage the Schools and Departments to introduce


interdisciplinary programmes. The Choice Based Credit System gives an
opportunity for students to opt for interdisciplinary subjects.

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At School of Engineering, a subject entitled Technology for Societal needs,


introduced in first year B.E / B.Tech., exclusively deals with interdisciplinary
approach in areas of water, food, health and renewable energy. A subject on
Environmental Studies is compulsory for all students in first B.E / B.Tech. The
interdisciplinary laboratories in Thermal Management, Biomass Energy,
Nanotechnology, Water Technology etc., are being utilized by the students for
their project works. The following programmes are the inter-disciplinary
programmes offered by VISTAS.

 M.Sc., Nano-Science
 M.Sc., Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Research
 B.Sc., Biocomputing
 M.Sc., Bioinformatics
 Pharm.D&Pharm.D., (Post Baccalaureate)
 M.Tech. Mobile Application Development
 M.Tech. IT Infrastructure Management Services
 B.Tech., - I.T (Information Security and Cloud Technology)
 M.E., Environmental Engineering
 M.Sc., Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry
 M.Sc., Biotechnology and Management
 M.Sc., Industrial Chemistry and Management
 M.Sc., Immunology and Microbiology
 MBA - Additional Specialisations introduced : Logistics & Shipping,
Supply Chain, Tourism and Hospitality, Advertising & Creative
Management and Telecom Mgmt.

 B.Sc., Nautical Science

 PG Diploma : Green Chemistry, Cheminformatics, Drug Regulatory


Affairs, Disaster Management

Outcome: Starting of such programmes facilitated to the students acquiring


inter-disciplinary knowledge and skills making them more employable.

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1.3 Curriculum Enrichment

1.3.1 How often is the curriculum of the university reviewed and upgraded for
making it socially relevant and/or job oriented / knowledge intensive and
meeting the emerging needs of students and other stakeholders?

Feedback from alumni, students, industries, parents are scrutinized at the


department level during the CDC and contents beyond curriculum are
indentified and recommended for implementation.

The Board of Studies meets twice in a year to keep track of the


challenges and identifies the necessary changes to make the curriculum
socially relevant and job- oriented. It revises the curriculum in order to remove
obsolescence and introduce a new direction to the courses such that it retains
its knowledge intensive trait and addresses the emerging needs of the industry
and market.

The given table clearly states the revision of syllabi has been made in this
university continuously to meet the challenges.

DATES OF
PARTIAL TOTAL
S.No NAME OF THE COURSE SYLLABI
REVISION REVISION
REVISION
2011 PART - II
1 B.B.A. DEGREE 2008, 2010, 2014 3
ENGLISH
B.COM. (ACCOUNTS AND 2011 PART - II
2 2008, 2010 2
FINANCE) ENGLISH
B.COM.(COMPUTER 2011 PART - II
3 2008, 2010 2
APPLICATION) ENGLISH
2008, 2010, 2012,
4 B.SC. NAUTICAL SCIENCE 4
2014
2011 PART - II
5 B.C.A. DEGREE 2008, 2009, 2010 3
ENGLISH
6 B.C.A. HONS 2014 1
2011 PART - II
7 B.Sc. COMPUTER SCIENCE 2009, 2010 2
ENGLISH
2011 PART - II
8 B.Sc. BIOTECHNOLOGY 2009, 2010 2
ENGLISH
9 B.Sc. VISUAL COMMUNICATION 2010, 2011 2
B.Sc. HOTEL AND CATERING 2009, 2010, 2012,
10 5
MANAGEMENT 2013, 2014
11 B.Sc ANIMATION 2012 1

12 B.Sc BIOCOMPUTING 2013 1

13 B.Sc. BIOCHEMISTRY 2012 1

14 B.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY 2012 1


B.Sc. INFORMATION
15 2014 1
TECHNOLOGY
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16 B.Sc.CHEMISTRY 2014 1
Dip. In HOTEL AND CATERING
17 2009, 2010 2
MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATE COURSE FRONT
18 2010 1
OFFICE OPERATION
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN
19 2010 1
BAKERY AND CONFECTIONARY
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN FOOD
20 2010 1
PRODUCTION
CERTIFICATE COURSE FOOD &
21 2010 1
BEVERAGE
22 B.PHARM 2009, 2010 2

23 B.P.T. 2009, 2010, 2013 3


2008, 2010, 2012,
24 B.E. MARINE 4
2014
25 B.E. COMPUTER SICENCE 2008, 2010, 2011 3
B.E. COMPUTER SICENCE -PART
26 2012 1
TIME
B.E. ELECTRONICS &
27 2008, 2010, 2011 3
COMMUNICATION
B.E. ELECTRONICS &
28 2012 1
COMMUNICATION-PART TIME
29 B.E. MECHANICAL 2010, 2011 2
30 B.E. MECHANICAL-PART TIME 2012 1
B.E. MECHANICAL-CALENDER
31 2012 1
YEAR COURSE
32 B.E. CIVIL 2010, 2011 2
33 B.E. CIVIL -PART TIME 2012 1
B.E. ELECTRICAL &
34 2010, 2011 2
ELECTRONICS
B.E. ELECTRICAL &
35 2012 1
ELECTRONICS-PART TIME
36 B.E AUTOMOBILE 2012 1

37 B.E AUTOMOBILE - PART TIME 2014 1

38 B.TECH (IT) 2014 1


2008, 2009, 2010,
39 M.Sc. BIO-TECHNOLOGY 4
2012
M.Sc. MEDICAL BIOTECH &
40 2011 1
CLINICAL RESEARCH
41 M.SC. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2008, 2010, 2012 3

M.SC. PHARMACEUTICAL &


42 2008, 2010, 2014 3
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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M.SC. INFORMATION
43 2009, 2010, 2012 3
TECHNOLOGY
44 M.SC. COMPUTER SCIENCE 2010, 2012 2

45 M.SC.GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2008, 2010, 2012 3

46 M.SC. BIOINFORMATICS 2009, 2010, 2012 3


M.SC. ADVANCED
47 2009, 2010, 2012 3
BIOCHEMISTRY
M.SC HOTEL AND CATERING
48 2009, 2010 2
MANAGEMENT

49 M.Sc. NANO SCIENCE 2011 1


M.Sc. IMMUNOLOGY AND
50 2011 1
MICROBIOLOGY
51 M.Sc.ANIMATION 2012 1
M.A. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND
52 2011, 2014 2
COMMUNICATION
2008, 2010, 2012,
53 M.B.A. DEGREE GENERAL 4
2014
M.B.A. LOGISTICS & SHIPPING 2008, 2010, 2012,
54 4
MANAGEMENT 2014
M.B.A. SUPPLY CHAIN
55 2010, 2012, 2014 3
MANAGEMENT
56 M.B.A INTEGRATED 2012, 2014 2
57 M.B.A TRAVEL AND TOURISM 2012, 2013 2

M.B.A ADVERTISING &


58 2014 1
CREATIVE MANAGEMENT

59 M.C.A. DEGREE 2008, 2010, 2013 3

60 M.PHARM. PHARMACEUTICS 2008, 2010 2

61 M.PHARM. PHARMACOGNOSY 2008, 2010 2

62 M.PHARM. PHARMACOLOGY 2008, 2010 2

M.PHARM. PHARMACEUTICAL
63 2008, 2010 2
ANALYSIS
M.PHARM. PHARMACY
64 2008, 2010 2
PRACTICE
M.PHARM. PHARMACEUTICAL
65 2008, 2010 2
CHEMISTRY
66 PHARM. D. 2008 1
67 PHARM. D. (PB) 2008, 2010 2
68 M.P.T. 2009, 2010, 2013 3
M.E. COMMUNICATION
69 2009, 2010, 2012 3
SYSTEMS

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M.E. COMPUTER SCIENCE


70 2010, 2012 2
ENGINEERING

M.E. COMPUTERINTEGRATED
71 2012 1
ENGINEERING

72 M.E. POWER ELECTRONICS 2012 1

73 M.E. AUTOMOBILE 2012 1


M.E. CONSTRUCTION
74 2012 1
ENGINEERING
M.Tech MOBILE
75 2013 1
APPLICATIONS&DEVELOPMENT

76 M.PHILCHEMISTRY 2010, 2011 2

77 M.PHIL BIOTECHNOLOGY 2010, 2011 2

78 M.PHIL BIOINFORMATICS 2010, 2011 2

79 M.PHIL BIOCHEMISTRY 2011 1

80 M.PHIL COMPUTERSCIENCE 2011 1

81 M.PHIL MANAGEMENT 2011 1

82 M.PHIL COMMERCE 2011 1


83 M.PHIL ENGLISH 2011, 2014 2

84 M.PHIL MATHEMATICS 2012 1


85 M.PHIL TAMIL 2012 1
86 M.PHIL HCM 2013 1
87 M.PHIL MICROBIOLOGY 2011 1
M.PHIL VISUAL
88 2012 1
COMMUNICATION
6 164

1.3.2 During the last four years, how many new programmes at UG and PG
levels were introduced? Give details.

NEW COURSES INTRODUCED DURING LAST FOUR YEARS

S. NO. COURSES
UNDER GRADUATE :
1 B.Com., Professional
2 B.Sc., Information Technology
3 B.Sc., Biocomputing
4 B.C.A. (Hons.)

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5 B.Sc., Animation
6 B.A., English
7 B.Sc., Chemistry
8 B.E., Automobile Engg.
B.Tech., IT(Information Security and Cloud
9 Tech.)
10 B.Tech.,Biotechnology
11 B.Tech., Biomedical Technology
12 B.Tech., Naval Architecture and Offshore Engg.
13 B.Tech., Petroleum Engineering
14 B.Tech. Coastal and Ocean Engineering
15 B.A., LL.B.(Hons.)
POST-GRADUATE
16 M.Sc., Immunology & Microbiology
17 M.Sc., Biotechnology &Mgmt
M.Sc., Medical Biotechnology & Clinical
18 Research
19 M.Sc., Organic Chemistry
20 M.Sc., Pharmaceutical Analy.Chemistry
21 M.Sc., Cheminformatics
22 M.Sc., Nano Science
23 M.Sc., Software Technology
24 M.Sc., Applied Life Science
25 M.A., English
26 M.B.A., Logistics & Shipping Mgmt.
27 M.B.A., Logistics & Supply Chain Mgmt.
28 M.B.A., Travel & Tourism Management
29 M.B.A., Advertising & Creative Management
30 M.B.A., Finance & Business Analytics
31 M.B.A., Marketing &e.Business
32 M.B.A., Shipping and Port Logistics
33 Executive M.B.A
34 M.B.A. Integrated
35 M.E., Communication System

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36 M.E., Computer Science Engg.


37 M.E., Computer Integrated Manufacturing
38 M.E., Construction Engg. & Mgmt.
39 M.E., Power Electronics & Drives
40 M.E., Automobile Engineering
41 M.E., Embedded System Technology
42 M.E., Structural Engineering
43 M.E., Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engg.
44 M.Tech., Mobile Application Development
45 M.Tech., IT-Infrastrcture Mgmt. Services
46 M.Tech., Environmental Engineering
47 M.Tech., Naval Architecture & Offshore Engg.
48 M.Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
49 M.Pharm., Ph.D., (Integrated)
50 Pharm.D
51 Pharm.D (Post Baccalareate)
52 M.A., Film and TV Production
53 M.Sc., Animation

1.3.3 What are the strategies adopted for the revision of the existing
programmes? What percentage of courses underwent a syllabus revision?

As stated earlier feedback is taken formally from the students by the faculty
feedbacks are obtained from Alumni, Recruiters. .These feedbacksare
discussed in the Departmental Curriculum Development Cell.Faculty
incorporate these modifications/suggestions in curriculum and forward it to
Curriculum Development Committee. The CDC, after discussions forward it
to BOS. On the approval of BOS it is forwarded to Academic Council for
approval.

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1.3.4 What are the value-added courses offered by the university and how does
the university ensure that all students have access to them?

Some of the value added courses offered by various departments of the


university are given below :-

1 Diploma in Green Chemistry


Diploma in Naval Architecture and
2 Offshore Engg.
3 Diploma in Petroleum Engineering
4 Diploma in Coastal &Ocen Engineering
5 Diploma in Banking & Finance
6 Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management

7 PG Diploma in Cheminformatics
PG Diploma in Molecular Modeling and
8 CAD Design
9 PG Diploma in Plant Tissue Culture

Please refer 1.2.2 for additional courses.

1.3.5 Has the university introduced any higher order skill development
programmes in consonance with the national requirements as outlined by
the National Skills Development Corporation and other agencies?

Yes. Skills training were given to students in IT/Software through add-on


programs conducted by Cisco systems, Red Hat India, Tata Elxsi Limited and
oracle India Pvt. Ltd.

Skills training on electrical drives and controls are given to participants by


Siemens Ltd.The University/Department has already introduced
Communication skill development programme for our PG students. The
implementation of Choice Based Credit System and the introduction of Project
/ Research Based Learning have given ample opportunity for the students to
involve in innovative projects in areas of their choice. This enables the
students to imbibe the technical skills needed.

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1.4 Feedback System

1.4.1 Does the university have a formal mechanism to obtain feedback from
students regarding the curriculum and how is it made use of?

Yes, University has a formal mechanism to obtain feedback from students


regarding the curriculum and teaching methodology. The feedback forms are
distributed to the students in the class by the concerned teacher. The students
submit a Proforma detailing the merits and demerits of each course for each
semester. The same is analysed by the IQAC. Based on the analysis, the Vice-
Chancellor has the Chairman of the IQAC gives necessary action to
Dean/Director/HOD for necessary follow up action. Incase of feedback
pertaining to the curriculum, the IQAC recommends the same to the Board of
Studies for necessary modification and implementation. Some Schools like
School of Management, School of Engineering, School of Pharmacy have
Advisory Board which also suggests improvements/modification based on the
Industrial requirements or on the basis of technological developments which is
taken care of by the Board of Studies and Academic Council.

When international faculty & eminent scientists visits the departments to


attend workshops/seminars, their suggestions are sought for the improvement
of syllabi. Online discussions are also done with eminent Scientists.

1.4.3 Specify the mechanism through which affiliated institutions give feedback
on curriculum enrichment and the extent to which it is made use of.

Not Applicable

1.4.4 What are the quality sustenance and quality enhancement measures
undertaken by the university in ensuring the effective development of
the curricula?

The University undertakes major changes in the curriculum every three years
and minor changes annually. This system facilitates quality sustenance &
quality enhancement at different intervals.

The following measures are undertaken to ensure quality sustenance in the


curricula:

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1. Planning well in advance about the course content and organization

2. Undertaking a comprehensive review inclusive of student feedback towards


the end of the semester and bringing it up for discussions in the Board of
Studies so that timely updation /revision /corrections of curriculum, are done.

3. Further, the practice of having internal examiner and external examiners for
conduct of comprehensive viva voce and practical exams is being exercised.
External examiners are duly nominated by the Controller of Examination.

An Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is in force which conducts


periodic meetings for necessary quality check for imparting, sustaining and
fostering.

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Criterion - II
Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
Though a University stands for Research and innovation, the Teaching
learning process has become an integral part of its activities as it
complements and strengthens the process of Research and innovation.
Having realized this important, to Vels Institute of Science, Technology and
Advanced Studies (VISTAS) has fully implemented. The transparency in the
admission process, the methods adopted to bring diversities in student community by
providing opportunities for the marginally neglected and disadvantageous section of
the society women, first generation learners etc. are reflected in the admission policy
of VISTAS. The Teaching learning process has been enriched by introducing ICT
enabled class rooms, Wi-Fi campus, e.learning platform, Vels Knowledge Resource
Centre, Video lectures and Smart Class rooms. The student feedback system, peer
review, academic audit and self-appraisal enabled the university to maintain quality of
Teaching Learning and Evaluation. The Choice Based Credit System, and transparent
examination and evaluation system have strengthened the efforts of the university to
provide better Teaching Learning process which makes the students of VISTAS not
only knowledgeable but also skill based enabling them to stand out from the crowd
and meet the challenges in life confidently. The above process is effectively
monitored for quality by the IQAC

2.1 Student Enrolment and Profile

2.1.1 How does the university ensure publicity and transparency in the
admission process?

The Admission policy of the University is clearly laid down and widely
circulated. Detailed information about the eligibility for admission to various
programmes, conduct of the entrance test and the syllabi for the test including
the model papers are distributed to all the candidates in the form of admission
information brochure. Applications are available on the University website
and in person.

 Admissions for various academic programmes are organized on all India


basis.

 Admission notification is published in all the leading newspapers at both


regional and national level.

 Publicity of the admission process is made by publishing the institutional


prospectus online in the institutional website www.velsuniv.ac.in and by
circulating the prospectus to the students and the public.

 Necessary information about the departments common facilities in the


university and other facilities are made available in the university website
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 Registration of candidates for the eligible courses.

 Conduct of Entrance examinations (for Professional courses)

 Preparation of Rank list

 Medical Examinations (Maritime Studies)

 Provisional selection based on merit (as per Central Govt. reservation


norms)

 Interview cards to applicants

 Issue of admission cards and payment of fees

 For the all the Professional courses admissions are based on marks scored
on entrance examination and qualifying examinations giving equal weight
to both examination.

The Entrance test is being conducted every year on an All-India basis mainly
with the objective of attracting bright and meritorious students from different
parts of the country.

Admissions are purely based on merit and by following the rule of reservation.
The admission policy clearly indicates the method of arriving at the merit list
for admission into various programmes offered by the University.

Reservation policy is adopted to help the disadvantaged community, and


differently abled. Students are provided with concessions and scholarship
from the university reserve fund apart from scholarships provided by Govt.
Agencies. Athletes and sports persons are admitted as per norms and they are
given free education including Hostel fee.

Procedure for Admission for M.Phil., and Ph.D., Programmes

Applications are invited on All India Basis. A Common Entrance Test is


conducted in the discipline of Arts, Science, Commerce, and Management and
in any other disciplines followed by an interview with regard to their
research interest/ area by the concerned School / Department.

The concerned Heads of the Schools / Departments shall arrange to evaluate


the entrance test papers of the individuals and the marks secured shall be
tabulated along with the marks secured in the interview and the eligible
candidates shall be allotted to the supervisors based on the number of
vacancies available, field of specialization and the research interest of the
candidate as indicated during the interview. The National / State level
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reservation policies is being followed in respect of selection of candidates for


the Doctoral Programme.

2.1.2 Explain in detail the process of admission put in place by the university.
List the criteria for admission: (e.g.: (i) merit, (ii) merit with entrance
test, (iii) merit, entrance test and interview, (iv) common entrance test
conducted by state agencies and national agencies (v) other criteria
followed by the university candidates are selected purely on merit basis

 Application forms and prospectus are issued at the Admission Office from
the month of March every year, after releasing advertisements in various
leading regional and national newspapers.

 Application forms are also made available in the university website and
can be downloaded from the University website. www.velsuniv.ac.in

 The University conducts VELS entrance Examination for admitting


students to various in professional course and this is conducted over 25+
centres across the country.

 The admission process for the professional courses is based on the


preparation of rank list and checking the eligibility. The marks secured in
GMAT, MAT, CAT exams are also considered for the admission into
MBA courses.

 Based on the performance of the candidates in the entrance examination


for professional courses the university announces rank list of the
successful candidates for admission to professional courses.

 Individual letters intimating the results are sent to the selected candidates.

 For Post-graduate courses except in case of MBA, MCA, ME, M.Tech.,


programmes the admission is based on marks scored in qualifying
examination subject to the rules of reservation.

 Short-listed candidates having minimum educational qualification as per


eligibility norms will be called for course counseling in the Admission
Office and candidates are assisted in choosing the most suitable
programme of study.

 Candidates with Diploma in Engineering are admitted in Second year as


Lateral Entry on the basis of performance in their qualifying examination
and interview.

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 The Lateral entry is permitted for admission into MCA course for those
who have passed BCA / B.Sc., Computer Science courses with 60% and
above as per the AICTE norms.

 Career Counseling is also available for applicants before taking admission.

 Students, who have excelled in sports and arts, are admitted with
scholarships.

 For other disciplines apart from professional courses the admission


process is based on the merits and eligibility (marks in qualifying
examination)

 For Maritime studies, admissions are made on the basis of marks secured
in qualifying examination, entrance exam, and the medical examination
report as per norms of DG Shipping, Govt. of India.

 Provisional selection is based on central government reservation norms,


irrespective of region, caste, creed or sex.

2.1.3 Provide details of admission process in the affiliated colleges and the
universitys role in monitoring the same.

Not applicable

2.1.4 Does the university have a mechanism to review its admission process
and student profile annually? If yes, what is the outcome of such an
analysis and how has it contributed to the improvement of the process?

Yes. The admission process and the student profile are reviewed every year
by the Board of Studies and the Academic Council. The reviews is being
done with the objective:

a) To increase the diversity of students with a view to increase the


representation from all over India and abroad.
b) To improve the admissions of the women students.

c) To improve the admissions among socially deprived sections of the


society.

The University has been gradually improving in all the three aspects.

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2.1.5 What are the strategies adopted to increase / improve access for
students belonging to the following categories:
 SC /ST
 OBC
 Women
 Persons with varied disabilities
 Economically weaker sections
 Outstanding achievers in sports and other extra-curricular
activities.

The reservation policy of the Central government is followed by VISTAS


and the policy of state government is also implemented. Admission
brochures and posters display these reservations.

SC / ST : The University is following the government norms for admitting


students belonging to the SC / ST communities. A 22% reservation is made
in the total number of seats available for the SC / ST categories. Apart from
Government scholarships for SC / ST students, fee concessions and
concessions in application and admission fee are made available for genuine
students.

OBC : They are included in the reserved category. Fee concessions are
made available to genuine students.

Women : Though no separate quota is implemented for women, the number


of female students admitted into the university is increasing with every year.
For example only, 137 women students were admitted in the year 2008-2009
and this has increased to 836 in 2015-2016. Further, of the 8322 students
who are studying currently in this university 2426 (30%) are women
students. Scholarships and fee concessions are also provided to the needy
women students.

Persons with varied disabilities : Due consideration is given for the


physically challenged candidates during admissions. Differently abled
students are provided with infrastructure facilities like wheel chairs and
ramps at different places. Scribe facility for physical challenged is provided
in the university examinations.

Economically weaker sections : Although there is no reservation for


economically weaker section, the university authorities are giving fee
concession and scholarships for the students belonging to economically
weaker in addition to Govt. scholarships.

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Outstanding achievers in sports and other extra-curricular activities :


Free education is given to the sports persons. The entire Boarding, Lodging
and Tuition fees are borne by university. This sports scholarship is provided
to players who participate at Inter-university and National level. During the
last six years 128 students have received this scholarship.

2.1.6 Number of students admitted in university departments in the last four


academic years:

2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013


Categories Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
SC 309 129 198 146 201 108 222 108

ST 17 4 13 3 16 9 12 5

OBC 1485 455 980 386 918 346 1089 428

General 640 243 383 158 314 132 249 101

Others 9 5 19 3 - - - -

Total 2460 836 1593 696 1449 595 1572 642

2.1.7 Has the university conducted any analysis of demand ratio for the
various programmes of the university departments and affiliated
colleges? If so, highlight the significant trends explaining the reasons for
increase / decrease.

On a survey, the demand ratios for certain courses have shown faster increase
and in few other courses the demand ratio has been constant as shown:

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016


No. Admitted

No. Admitted

No. Admitted

No. Admitted
Applications

Applications

Applications

Applications

Categories
No. of

No. of

No. of

No. of

UG 2151 1431 2305 1534 2689 1763 3877 2736

PG 1087 754 739 462 690 491 532 489

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M.Phil. 193 129 200 121 199 133 154 104

Ph.D 110 89 108 83 158 119 60 48

Diploma 50 29 95 48 88 35 121 71

Demand Ratio
Year UG PG M.Phil., Ph.D., Diploma
2012-2013 1 : 1.50 1 : 1.44 1 : 1.48 1 : 1.23 1 : 1.72
2013-2014 1 : 1.50 1 : 1.59 1 : 1.49 1 : 1.30 1 : 1.97
2014-2015 1 : 1.52 1 : 1.40 1 : 1.65 1 : 1.32 1 : 2.51
2015-2016 1 : 1.41 1 : 1.08 1 : 1.49 1 : 1.25 1 : 1.70

2.1.8 Were any programmes discontinued / staggered by the university in the


last four years? If yes, please specify the reasons.

None

2.2 Catering to Student Diversity

2.2.1. Does the university organize orientation / induction programme for


freshers? If yes, give details such as the duration, issues covered, experts
involved and mechanism for using the feedback in subsequent years.

Yes

 There is a common induction session wherein the Vice Chancellor,


Registrar and Controller of Exams address the students about the
University, the rules & regulations, examination pattern and
requirements for the successful completion of the course.

 Every year, ranging between 1 to 2 weeks induction-cum refresher


programme is conducted for the students admitted in the First year
prior to the commencement of regular classes. Feedback from the
students are taken on these orientation programmes.

 The Induction at the departmental level is conducted by the


Dean/Director, Head of the Departments, Faculty members and
external experts. This helps the students to bridge their gap between
knowledge acquired at the school level and knowledge needed to
pursue higher studies.

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 The HOD and faculty members brief the students about the
programme and cover aspects such as evaluation procedures,
assessment patterns, projects, internships to be completed as part of
the course along with the disciplinary behavior expected from the
students, dress code, mentorship programme, library facilities, hostel
facilities etc.,

 Bridge courses are conducted to the foreign students to help them in


communication skills and make them for cultural adjustments.

 A course on oral and return communication, confidence building,


behavioral skills are given as regular curriculum for the students by
the Career Development Cell

 Experts and practitioners are also invited by different schools of the


University to give specific inputs on the expectation of industry from
the students.

 Special hostel mess for international students does exist. Every


department has mentor mentee systems and each mentor has
roughly about 30 mentees.

2.2.2. Does the university have a mechanism through which the differential
requirements of the student population are analysed after admission and
before the commencement of classes? If so, how are the key issues
identified and addressed?

Yes, Prior to the commencement of the classes, the performance of the


students in their qualifying examination, in entrance examination (if any) and
at interview are analysed so as to understand the differential requirement of
the students.

Counselling sessions are also organized in few departments such as MBA,


Hotel and Catering Management and Pharmacy etc. after admission.

The students who are not familiar with the local languages are identified and
classes are conducted outside the class hours.

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2.2.3. Does the university offer bridge / remedial / add-on courses? If yes, how
are they structured into the time table? Give details of the courses
offered, department-wise/faculty-wise?

Yes,

 The University has initiated the process of identifying and responding to


the learning needs of the different categories of the students such as
slow learners, advanced learners, mediocre learners and appropriate
delivery plan like class based , online based and a hybrid of these are
initiated considering the time frame.

 Students with problems due to stress, are counselled by professional


student counsellor of the University. The following measures for slow
learners are carried out: Asked to prepare important question answers,
additional test on weekly/monthly basis, counselling and mentoring,
parents-teacher meeting, providing lecture notes, discussing on previous
semester questions.

 The remedial classes are conducted for the weaker students and the
classes are accommodated in the time-table either at the beginning or at
the end of normal class hours.

 Advanced learners are encouraged to expose their skills and knowledge


on various stages like quiz competitions, essay writing, paper
presentation in conferences and publications.

 Advanced learners are also appreciated for their performances in the


summative assessment by certificates, medal and cash awards at the
department day functions and on convocation day.

 Teachers plan and implement add-on courses as per requirements of the


students for their placement and for their project. Keeping pace with the
demand for career oriented courses, various add-on courses are provided
to the students and they are run parallel to the academic session outside
the class hour.

2.2.4 Has the university conducted any study on the academic growth of
students from disadvantaged sections of society, economically
disadvantaged, physically handicapped, slow learners, etc.? If yes, what
are the main findings?

Yes
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 The process of monitoring academic growth of students started with


mentorship programme where each faculty closely monitors the
academic performance of a small group of 30 students.

 It was found by experience, first graduate from a family or students


from marginalized section of the society or economically disadvantage
have the difficulty to cope up with the course.

 For these, class advisors and staff incharge of mentor system offers
counseling, guidance and if necessary extra coaching to improve their
performance.

 Remedial classes are conducted by every department wherever and


whenever necessary.

 Personality and communication skills development programme are


incorporated in the curriculum. Students from economically weaker
background are helped by the university through monetary support.

 The fact that, these students participating in such courses end-up by


completing successfully to the rest of the students is a measure of
effectiveness of such measures.

2.2.5 How does the university identify and respond to the learning needs of
advanced learners?

 Students with good academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular


activities are identified at the time of admission itself.

 All the departments hold test for internal assessment which are the sure
means to identify the advanced learners.

 Advanced learners are encouraged to pursue additional courses to earn


additional credits.

 They are encouraged to undergo summer training programmes in


leading industries.

 They also encouraged and assisted by the faculty members to do


research, publish papers and if possible file patents.

 Advanced learners are encouraged to expose their skills and


knowledge on various stages like quiz competitions, essay writing and
paper presentation in conferences

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 Advanced learners are also appreciated for their performances in the


summative assessment by certificates, medal and cash awards at the
department day functions and convocation.

 The University has installed Language Laboratory, SAP Laboratory,


E.learning platform and has a Foreign Language Centre for the
advanced learners.

2.3 Teaching-Learning Process

2.3.1 How does the university plan and organize the teaching, learning and
evaluation schedules (academic calendar, teaching plan, evaluation blue
print, etc.)?

Academic Calendar: Since its inception in 2008, VISTAS is regularly


providing the annual calendar covering commencement of academic session,
continuous assessment examination, curricular and co-curricular activities, last
dates for paying tuition fees and examination fees, examination schedule and
results publication of results. A academic calendar also gives information on
working days, hours of instructions, methods of assessment and weight age,
vision and mission statement of the university, extracts of regulations, library
rules, information on anti-ragging cell and grievance cell. The calendar of
events is made available to all the stakeholders before the commencement of
classes.

Teaching plan: The whole year teaching schedule is designed and given to
the students at the beginning of the year by the departments.

Course plan: Each course is planned with precise objectives in the area of
subject. Based on the prerequisite the course contents are planned and
organized. Modifications are planned based on the inputs from the faculty and
students at the end of the course. Every teacher is asked to maintain a lesson
plan for the subjects taught by him / her

Unit plan: Each course consists of 5 units assigned with credits based on the
weightage of the subject in the course. The period of the teaching is split based
on the weightage and timetable is prepared.

Evaluation blue print: Assessment schedule and methodology is determined


based on the objectives of the course/subject. Formative and summative
evaluations are planned at the start of the year or semester. The details are
displayed appropriately and informed to the students also. Continuous Internal
Assessment carries 40% weightage. Two parallel and independent question
papers are provided. Double valuation system is adopted in case of PG
courses. Re-totaling, Revaluation and providing photocopy of answer paper
whenever demanded by the students is also in practice. The examination wing
is computerized and declaration of results within three weeks from the last
date of examination is ensured.
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Teaching in community: Teaching in community is carried out with


extension services in pharmacy and physiotherapy. Students posted in
community conduct surveys, teach the public about sanitation, vaccination,
etc., these courses have outreach components integrated in their UG & PG
programs so as to equip them to learn national developmental goals. It
includes participation in national health programs, preventive services, health
services, health education initiatives and rehabilitation programs. The
University has tie-up hospitals in around Chennai. In this initiative several
programs have been conducted.

2.3.2 Does the university provide course outlines and course schedules prior to
the commencement of the academic session? If yes, how is the
effectiveness of the process ensured?

 Yes. Under the direction of the heads of departments, the faculty


handling the respective courses takes the accountability of providing
the syllabus, course objectives, and schedule of classes to the students
in first few days of their academic program. The curriculum and syllabi
for various courses are also available in the library and in the website
of the University.

 The University examination schedule details are informed in detail


ranging from the submission application forms till the publication of
results at the beginning of the semester.

 The details of the holidays, fee payment are also included in the
students calendar.

 The procedure is frequently reviewed at faculty and university level


meetings. Response is also sought from students every so often and at
the end of the course to improve the course.

 The staff members of the university provides basic notes, lab manual
and important websites to its undergraduate, post graduate students.

2.3.3 Does the university face any challenges in completing the curriculum
within the stipulated time frame and calendar? If yes, elaborate on the
challenges encountered and the institutional measures to overcome these.

 The curriculum is based on the time frame available for the students
based on the semester or year pattern (Pharm D) of the program.

 There were no such problems identified regarding the faculty or


student as well in completing the curriculum.

 As a practice, additional hour of teaching days are incorporated in the


university calendar with a view to compensate for unseen conditions.

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 In the situations where there is lack of time due to unusual events or


extra holidays declared by government, extra hours of classes are taken
on Saturdays for completion.

2.3.4 How learning is made student-centric? Give a list of participatory


learning activities adopted by the faculty that contributes to holistic
development and improved student learning, besides facilitating life-long
learning and knowledge management.

 Focusing on the needs of the student, the learning process is made


student-centric focusing on LMS, KMS and EMS.

 Curriculum is designed for Choice Based Credit System which gives


freedom to the students to choose their electives with a view to satisfy
their interest.

 The curriculum is so designed to enable the students to understand the


theoretical concept by adding experiments in practical classes in the
same semester.

 Students are also provided with the opportunity to choose inter-


disciplinary courses.

 Some of the topics in certain courses are identified for self-study,


seminar, assignments, group discussions, debate, and model building,
etc., so that students can participate in learning process effectively.

 The project works, industrial visits and field studies are also form the
part and parcel of curriculum which again provides a base for
experienced learning, experimental learning and collaborative learning.

 Common sources like NPTEL, E- Learning and other platforms available


for teaching and learning process are utilized for student.

 Other approaches practiced are problem based learning involving large


group, case study and case resolutions, demonstrations, stimulations,
field visits, library hours, seminars, debates, workshops, projects
based learning, video conference, practical and clinical sessions.

 Computer assisted learning is facilitated by providing access to e-


resources and assess to e-journals. Within the campus there is established
Wi-Fi network connectivity, all the e- resources available in the central
library can be browsed.

 Free internet access is available in the respective departments, at the


active learning center and in the central library.

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 Across courses, training focuses on participatory and experimental


learning. During the practical ad clinical sessions, the students are given
hands on training in laboratory and clinical procedures (Physiotherapy)

 The UG and PG students undergo the internship in the respective field


during their vacation period.

 Various clubs such as Entrepreneur Club, Literary Club, Rotaract Club,


Media Club, Debating Club, Journal Club, Photographic Club, and Fine
Arts Club, are functioning to provide opportunities to the students to
develop their inner talents.

Postgraduate Courses:

 Experimental learning occupies more in postgraduate curriculum.

 Beside all postgraduates are expected to complete a dissertation as a part


of the curriculum.

 Postgraduates encouraged to present papers at national and international


conferences.

 Journal clubs and seminars are scheduled at periodic intervals to stay up-
to- date with the recent advances in the concerned specialty.

 Conferences, seminars, workshops and guest lectures are organized and


eminent national and international speakers are invited to enlighten the
students.

 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Sciences, Basic Sciences and


School of Hotel and Catering Management have Industry Institution tie-
up.

 Above schools gives rich scope for experiential learning through


industrial visits and training.

 Faculty of Management have additional learning methodologies like


Role Play, News Hour, Book Review, Business Plan, Ad-Zap, NEN
activities, New Product Development, Audio Video Presentation.
Personality Development Program, Communication Workshops, Brain
storming sessions, Hospital/ Industrial Visit is practiced.

 The school of computing have tie-up with Infosys campus connect,


centre for development of advance computing , Tata CMC help in
providing knowledge through industrial visits.

 The Pharm.D course students for most of the time are trained in hospitals
and have their lectures at the hospital.

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 The University has adopted the UGC (Minimum requirements for


appointment and promotion of teachers and other academic staff and
measures to maintain standards in higher education institutions)

 Recent Regulations of UGC is implemented for the Academic


Performance I: Teaching learning and evaluation activities; Criterion II:
Co-curricular, Extracurricular and profession related activities and
Criterion III: Research and Academic contributions. All those indicators
ensure that the teacher provide student centric participatory learning
activities to ensure their holistic development and knowledge
acquisition.

2.3.5 What is the universitys policy on inviting experts / people of eminence to


deliver lectures and/or organize seminars for students?

 The university has its own policy in inviting subject experts, people of
eminent and those who are recognized nationally and internationally.
The university provides funds annually to all the departments to organize
seminars and conferences to facilitate the interaction with national and
international experts.

 The Dean/Director/HODs may appoint suitable persons as visiting


faculty/ experts / people of eminence. These appointments will be placed
for approval in the Board of Management in subsequent meetings.

 University has stipulated guidelines for Visiting Faculty/Professor


system. Professors working in institutions in India and abroad may be
recommended for visiting professorship. They should not be below the
rank of Professor or of high rank. They should be able to impart
knowledge in both teaching and research which is otherwise not
available or requires strengthening in this University.

 All proposals for visiting professorship shall be forwarded by the Head


of the Department/ faculty with justifications for such appointments. The
proposals will be placed before the appropriate authority for approval.

 The approval will be forwarded to the Department for issues of


appointment letters and further action. Travel expenses, local hospitality
and stay at the University along with honoraria are born by the
University. Over 168 distinguished faculties have been invited for
special lectures from international universities and more than 538 experts
have been invited from within the country to give special lectures by
various departments over the past six years.

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2.3.6 Does the university formally encourage blended learning by using e-


learning resources?

 Yes, the university encourages blended learning by using the e.learning


resources.

 The Computer aided learning is given priority in our educational system.

 The Internet connections are available in all the departments and more
than 20 smart class rooms and 71 LCD projectors are also made
available

 The university is privileged to have INFLIBNET, e.learning platform,


digital resources including resources of NTPEL, Edx, Coursera, Khan
Academy, TED etc.,

 The campus is Wi-Fi- enabled; internet band within the campus is 240
mbps shared from National Knowledge Network and Aircel.

 The University is member in ICTACT and this institute facilitates skill


Development in IT apart from knowledge sharing.

 Lectures delivered by faculty members are stored in the server which


could be assessed to Internet.

 The integrated undergraduate curriculum includes Active Learning


Centres and sessions using e-resources.

2.3.7 What are the technologies and facilities such as virtual laboratories, e-
learning, open educational resources and mobile education used by the
faculty for effective teaching?

University has well equipped library, digital library, e learning facility, Video
conferencing facility and smart class rooms used by our faculty for effective
teaching.

Use of ICT has become integral part of Teaching-Learning process of the


university. Nearly 80% of the faculty use technology based teaching as per
the study conducted by the IQAC.

Language laboratory, SAP Laboratory, Business Analytics Lab, Cloud


Computing Lab, CADD Lab, and the entire Open Source Software Lab are
being used by the faculty members and students.

Virtual learning is enabled by the IIT(M) and IIT(K) under the moodel
program.

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2.3.8 Is there any designated group among the faculty to monitor the trends
and issues regarding developments in Open Source Community and
integrate its benefits in the universitys educational processes?

Yes, the institution is a member in FOSS Club through which the open source
community is interlinked and the trends and development of Open Source is
monitored.

Free Open Source Software Club is dedicated to promote free and open source
software. The open source community attracts very bright and very motivated
developers who are much disciplined.

2.3.9 What steps has the university taken to orient traditional classrooms into
24x7 learning places?

The University has adopted variety of methods to facilitate e.learning which


is in evolving process. It has continued to equip with the ICT based devices to
make learning a vibrant experience.

The institution has taken various steps for transition from traditional class
rooms in to e.learning environment. It has been already pointed out that 80%
of the faculty uses ICT enabled teaching - learning methodlogies.

There are 71 LCD projectors and more than 20 Smart Class rooms for this
purpose.

In an era of e.learning and information boom, education can no longer be


imparted exclusively with in the four walls of the class rooms. The teaching
process often goes beyond the class rooms and class hours in to the social
networking sites where teachers and students interact over matters start in the
class rooms. The e.learning platforms, Vels knowledge resource centre along
with Wi-Fi campus make possible such interaction between the teachers
and students.

The University library strengthens the process of 24 x 7 learning.

2.3.10 Is there a provision for the services of counsellors / mentors/ advisors for
each class or group of students for academic, personal and psycho-social
guidance? If yes, give details of the process and the number of students
who have benefitted.

 Yes, the university has a mentoring system.

 The university has Academic counsellor, Carrier counsellor and


Psychological counselors.

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 Mentor-Mentee system is being followed in all the departments of this


University. Each student is attached with a faculty during the entire
program. The mentor follows the students progress in academics and
co-programs.

 Each faculty advisor is assigned with a batch of 30 students who guide


them in their academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, personnel, and
social activities. They also help them in their personal problems.

 The help the students to choose their electives, areas of the project and
to choose the guides if necessary.

 Qualified students counceslors is appointed by the University psycho-


social councelling. The mentor and the psychological counselor work
in tandem with each other.

2.3.11 Were any innovative teaching approaches/methods/practices adopted /


put to use by the faculty during the last four years? If yes, did they
improve learning? What were the methods used to evaluate the impact of
such practices? What are the efforts made by the institution in giving the
faculty due recognition for innovation in teaching?

 The syllabus and curriculum are regularly reviewed through students


feedback and performance and necessary changes are incorporated.

 In the last five years, many teachers have developed ICT enabled course
materials and students are given with facility to takes softcopies of the
same.

 Learnerscentered activity like participative learning, interactive


learning, collaborative learning and experimental learning are practiced
through students seminars, case studies, assignments, project work,
problems solving exercises, and field works and industrial visits.

 Workshops on curriculum development is held periodically.

 Many faculties have been awarded for their innovative work.


Restructuring of laboratory courses were carried out to enhance the
experimental learning.

 The faculty members are recognized for their best results produced, best
paper published, best projects received on every Teachers Day.

 The continuous evaluation is conducted on completion of each topic and


this helps to evaluate slow and advanced learners. Day-today
performances of the students are maintained in log book. The project
works for UG students and PG students help them to get updated in
present trends.

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 For every paper in the syllabus, objective of the paper and learning
outcome are given for every unit of the syllabus.

 Well-structured faculty development programs are conducted on a


regular basis.

 Introduction of carrier development cell, soft skill classes and


personality development programs enable the students to improve their
communication.

 Faculty recognition is institutionalized through Performance Based


Incentive System.

2.3.12 How does the university create a culture of instilling and nurturing
creativity and scientific temper among the learners?

 The students are enrolled as member of National / International


professional bodies related to the disciplines to create the culture of
scientific temper among the learners. The student membership are there
in National Institution for Quality & Reliability (NIQR), The Indian
Society for Technical Education, IA ENG International
Association of Engineers, American Society for Mechanical
Engineers(ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers(IEEE), Institution of Engineers (India) (IE), Society of
Automotive Engineers(SAEINDIA), Computer Society of India,
Microsoft IT Academy, CII Educational Excellence Forum,
Infosys Campus Connect, Oracle Academy, Cloud Infrastructure
services - Emc2 Academic Alliance, MMA (Madras Management
Association), Economic Times Club, Business Line Club (BLC)
of the Hindu Media Group and Indian Institute of Materials
Management.

 The students are encouraged to participate in state level and national


competitions held both within the institution and outside to showcase
their creative abilities and scientific thinking.

 In order to instill the scientific temper, the university organizes number


of seminars, conferences to acquire knowledge on scientific thinking.

 Creativeness, both in academic and non-academic domain is


encouraged in the university.

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 The University instills the temperament to do research in its students as


well as faculty by assisting financially and by providing necessary
infrastructure.
 The student are encouraged to write articles in Newsletters, Journals
etc., to bring out their writing skills

 The University Research Fellowship is one such initiative by the


University.

 Recognition of the faculty for their research and publication motivates


the young faculty and students to pursue research.

 The Innovation Club of the university consisting of students from


Engineering, Life Sciences, and Pharmacy really contribute to the
scientific publications and innovations - some of them have lead to
patents.

2.3.13. Does the university consider student projects mandatory in the learning
programme? If yes, for how many programmes have they been
(percentage of total) made mandatory?

The university considers students projects /dissertations mandatory in the


learning curriculum in the post graduate programs of all faculties.

A few undergraduate programs also have project work as a part of their


curriculum.

Number of projects executed within the university (last four years)

In-house Projects

Department 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15


School of Hotel & Catering 27 22 35 42
Mgmt.
School of Mass Communication 24 15 27 40
School of Life Sciences 41 36 29 11
School of Pharmaceutical 80 63 48 41
Sciences
School of Engineering 113 467 399 432

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Outside Projects (Industry)

Department 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15


School of Life Sciences 4 5 4 2
School of Pharmaceutical 61 42 27 28
Sciences
School of Engineering - 97 139 70
BBA (Group project) 130 59 101 106
School of Computing Sciences 74 118 134 38
School of Management Studies 275 250 250 250

Names of External Institutions associated with the University for


students project work

S.No. Name of the Industry


School of Life Sciences
1 LifeCell Technologies, Chennai.
2 Bioultima Biotech Pvt Ltd, Chennai.
3 Marina Labs Research and Development, Chennai.
4 Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Chennai
5 Life Tech Research Institute, Vadaplani, Chennai.
6 NTHRYS Biotech Labs, Hydrabad (AP).
7 Biozone Biotech Pvt Ltd, Chennai.
8 Biolim Research Institute, Chennai.
9 Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation
10 CLRI, Chennai-20
11 Kamakshi Memorial Hospital,
12 IIT Madras
13 Apollo Hospital
14 Venture Institute of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Research,
Pasumalai, Madurai
15 Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital, Bhuvaneswar
16 DNA Labs, Hyderabad.
17 Govt Hospital for Chest Disease. Puducherry
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
1 Savan Pharmaceuticals
2 Hetro Drugs
3 Natco Pharmaceuticals
4 Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceutical Ltd
5 Aurobindo Pharma
6 Dr.Reddys
7 Pharma Force Lab
8 Lupin
9 Kniss Laboratorirs Pvt Ltd
10 Wockhardt Ltd

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11 Darwin Formulations Pvt Ltd


12 Genovo Development Services
School of Engineering
1 Bharat Sancher Nigam Limited (BSNL)
School of Management Studies and Commerce
1. Kuensel Corporation Ltd-Thimphu Bhutan
2. Aachi Masala Chennai
3. Aditya Birla(More Supermarket) Chennai
4. Adroit Learning Chennai
5. Akr Textile Pvt Ltd,Tirpur
6. Allsec Technologies
7. Alstom Ltd, Pallavaram
8. Amisys Technologies(P) Ltd, Chennai
9. Andromeda BPO Pvt Ltd, Chennai
10. Areva Training & Development Ltd, Pallavaram
11. Ars Metals, Chennai
12. Aruna Food Production
13. Ashok Leyland
14. Astaan Tiger Lines Pvt Ltd
15. Austrian Energy and Environment Chennai Works Ltd
16. Bells N Rings
17. Bethesda Hospital and Child Care Centre
18. Bhutan National Bank
19. Big Bazaar -Vadapalani
20. Bisleri
21. Britannia Industries Ltd, Chennai
22. Butterfly Pvt Ltd
23. Cherrytec Intelisolve Limited
24. Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd
25. Child Care Centre
26. Cholayil Care
27. Coco Cola
28. Datanotic International Pvt Ltd, Chennai
29. Dermaindia Chennai
30. Eyetex Dazller Product
31. Ferrolinks Private Ltd
32. Forward Shoes India Ltd
33. Foxteq Services India Pvt Ltd, Chennai
34. Frendi Fashions Pvt Ltd
35. Future Generali Insurance Ltd, Chennai
36. Gadsyl Export Pvt Ltd
37. Galaxy Hitech Coatings
38. Genix Automation Pvt Ltd Chennai
39. GI Terminal I-Tech Private Ltd
40. Googolsoft Technologies
41. Grt Grand- Chennai
42. Hinduja Foundaries Ltd, Chennai

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43. ICICI Bank Ambattur


44. IDBI Fortis Insurance Company
45. IDPL
46. India Insurance Company
47. Indian Bank
48. Industrial Need Pvt Ltd, Royapuram, Chennai
49. K.M.Hospitals
50. KFC-Express Avenue Chennai
51. K-Lite Industries
52. Lanson Toyota, Chennai
53. Lennox India Technology Center(P) Ltd , Taramani
54. M M Forgings Ltd, Chennai
55. Macro Media Digital Imaging- Chennai
56. Manipur Equipment Ltd
57. Micro-Pixel Pvt Ltd- Guindy
58. More, Kodambakkam, Chennai
59. Nature Soft Drinks Chennai
60. Necco Tools Ltd, Chennai
61. Nestle India, Chennai
62. Nutrine Company -Chennai
63. Om Logistics Pvt.Ltd, Chennai
64. Orchid Shoes Company , Chennai
65. Origin Itfs Private Ltd
66. Padmash Leathers And Exports Pvt Ltd, Chennai
67. Pantaloon Retail (India) Ltd
68. Pawan Logistics Ltd, Chennai
69. Pixel Mutants, Chennai
70. Ponds India Ltd, Pallavaram
71. Popular Mega Motors (India) Ltd
72. Power Links, Chennai
73. Prakash Impex Pvt Ltd, Chennai
74. Preethi Kitchen Appliances Pvt Ltd, Chennai
75. Priya Giner Paste
76. R.K.Industries, Chennai
77. Raysoft Solutions,Chennai
78. Reflex Refrigerants Ltd
79. Reliance Fresh
80. Rudra Enterprises, Chennai
81. Safe Power Electricals
82. Sahora Engineering India(P) Ltd
83. Samete Metal Pvt Ltd, Chennai
84. Scio Inspire Anna Salai Nandanam, Chennai
85. Services Of Patel Retail Pvt Ltd, Chennai
86. Sethia Oils Ltd
87. Sharekhan Ltd, Chennai
88. Shree Vishnu Magnetics Pvt Ltd, Chennai
89. Signware Technologies(P) Ltd

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90. Sir Ramadas Motor Transport Ltd


91. Softorix, Chennai
92. Srinivasa Fashion Pvt Ltd
93. State Bank Of India
94. Sundaram Brake Lining Ltd
95. Swatika Textile Pvt Ltd
96. Swift Power Products Engineering Pvt Ltd, Chennai
97. Synergy Solutions, Chennai
98. Tapti Leathers Pvt Ltd, Chennai
99. Ti Cycles India
100. Tidc India
101. Tnpl Ltd
102. Tsugami Precision Engineering India Pvt Ltd
103. Ttk Healthcare Ltd
104. Ttk Pharma Ltd, Chennai
105. Tube Investments of India Ltd, Chennai
106. Tvs Brakes India Limited Padi Chennai
107. Tvs Brakes India Ltd Padi Chennai
108. Ultrust Solution, Chennai
109. Unicon Securities Pvt Ltd -Chennai
110. Ushodaya Enterprise Ltd
111. Vasanth Exports, Karur
112. Vishnu Magnetics (Pvt) Ltd
113. Viveks, Chennai
114. Wheels India Pvt Ltd

Role of faculty in facilitating such projects:

 The Full time faculty of the university work as guide to the students
in selecting, planning and completing the project.

 They also help in obtaining permissions, ethical permission, facility


and if necessary funding and concessions for conducting the
projects.

 The faculties correct the project and enable the students to submit
and appear for viva-voce examination.

 For students who have opted to do project at external institutions,


two guides one at the institution level (in - house guide) and other
at the place where the students do their project (industry guide)
guide the projects.

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2.3.14 Does the university have a well qualified pool of human resource to meet
the requirements of the curriculum? If there is a shortfall, how is it
supplemented?

Yes

Over the years, the University has filled all the posts with the teachers
capable of meeting the growing demands of the curriculum. The
university has the required faculty members who are qualified and
competent to handle the courses in their respective domain. There are
454 faculty members out of which 138 are with Ph.D. 118 are
pursuing Ph.D., and few others have qualified either NET or SLET or
fulfill the norms of statutory bodies. Eighty eight teachers are adhoc
teachers who have not registered for Ph.Ds.

The faculty student ratio for all the courses is 1 : 17 and for
Professional courses 1 : 14.

For new programmes, faculty requirements are estimated well in


advance and regular faculty are recruited.

Retention of staff members has been a great strength of this university


as it is evident from the fact that the average attrition rate is less than
10%

University has appointed Visiting faculty and Adjunct faculty for


enhancing the quality of education imparted to the students.

2.3.15 How are the faculty enabled to prepare computer-aided teaching/


learning materials? What are the facilities available in the university for
such efforts?

Computer / Laptops are provided to faculty members.

The university has organized several workshops on skills in computer


operation for faculty.

Campus is Wi-Fi enabled.

Modern ICT facilities are made available for use of faculty members.

NPTEL and other open courseware are available.

2.3.16 Does the university have a mechanism for the evaluation of teachers by
the students / alumni? If yes, how is the evaluation feedback used to
improve the quality of the teaching-learning process?

Yes,

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The university has a credible evaluation system of teachers to foster


teachers quality and promote professional development.

The university obtains Feedback from the students about the


performance of teachers in each of the course offered.

Students are asked to evaluate the qualities of teachers interims of


their overall performance in the class room, their behavior towards
students and regularity of attendance.

The students are also asked to give their feedback on completion of


syllabus, pace of completion, promptness and impartial evaluation of
answer scripts.

The self-appraisal of teachers and peer review also help the


management to evaluate the teachers.

The feedback received is analysed by IQAC and the outcome is


communicated to the teachers through HODs / Directors.

The outcome of all feedback is not used for punitive action, but for
professional development of the teachers. If the teacher fails to
improve even after repeated gentle reminders, there is provision to
initiate disciplinary action.

2.4 Teacher Quality

2.4.1 How does the university plan and manage its human resources to meet
the changing requirements of the curriculum?

The Faculty members play a pivotal role in maintaining the quality of


education. The faculty members are recruited as per the guidelines of UGC by
a committee chaired by Vice-chancellor, Subject Experts from the university,
the Chairman of the Board of Studies and the External Experts.

The university has taken cognizant and sustained efforts in planning and
managing the human resources to meet the changing requirements of the core
curriculum. The University focuses on the qualitative enhancement of the
faculty, by encouraging and enabling the faculty to attend academic
programmes including FIP/ Orientation/ Training programmes of similar type.
.
The University manages its human resource through

 Faculty Improvement programmes,


 Refresher programmes,
 Orientation, Workshops, Conferences, Seminars
 Guiding research projects to build their capacity to meet updated
curricula.

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 Faculty requirements are assessed and recruited on the basis of


curricula updations and teachers are recruited as per the norms of
UGC.

 Faculty members are encouraged to do Ph.D programme.

 Faculty members are encouraged to attend summer and winter


training in the industry.

2.4.2 Furnish details of the faculty

Highest Professors Associate Assistant Lecturers Total


Qualification Professors Professors
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
Permanent Teachers
D.Sc./ D.Litt. - - - - - - - - -
Ph.D. 55 6 16 24 18 19 - - 138
M.Phil. - - - - 13 28 - - 41
PG - - 5 - 116 66 - - 187
Temporary Teachers
Ph.D. - - - - - - - - -
M.Phil. - - - - 15 47 - - 62
PG - - - - 16 10 - - 26
Part-time and Visiting Teachers
Ph.D. 4 1 - - - - - - 5
M.Phil. - - - - 3 4 - - 7
PG - - - - 6 1 - - 7

2.4.3 Does the university encourage diversity in its faculty recruitment?


Provide the following details (department / school-wise).

% of faculty
From From other From From
Name of the School the same universities universities other
within the outside the countries
institution State State
Nil
School of Basic Sciences Nil 95% 5%
3%
School of Life Sciences Nil 94% 3%

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School of Computing
Sciences 11% 89% Nil Nil
School of Management
Studies 4% 88% 4% 4%
School of Hotel & Catering
Management 6% 88% 6% Nil
School of Mass
Communication Nil 100% Nil Nil
Nil
School of Maritime Studies Nil 75% 25%
School of Ocean
Engineering Nil 88% 12% Nil
School of Engineering
6% 89% 2% 3%
School of Pharmaceutical
Sciences 4% 88% 8% Nil
School of Physiotherapy
20% 80% Nil Nil
School of Law
Nil 75% 25% Nil
School of Languages
12% 81% 6% Nil

2.4.4 How does the university ensure that qualified faculty is appointed for
new programmes / emerging areas of study (Bio-technology, Bio-
informatics, Material Science, Nanotechnology, Comparative Media
Studies, Diaspora Studies, Forensic Computing, Educational
Leadership, etc.)? How many faculty members were appointed to teach
new programmes during the last four years?

 University appoints the faculties as per the norms specified by the


Various Statutory Councils and UGC.

 Qualified faculty required for the new courses are appointed by issuing
advertisement in national newspapers and selected through interview
by the university selection committee.

 Since most of the above courses are multi disciplinary in nature


faculties from core as well as allied areas are recruited to teach the
above courses.

 In addition to the full time faculty, eminent faculties from different


areas are invited as guest/ visiting faculty to provide specialized
training to the faculty and postgraduate students.

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 Details of the faculty members recruited for the new programmes is


listed below over the past four years.

S.No. Name of the Schools No. of faculty


recruited
(last four years)
1. School of Life Sciences 16
2 School of Computing Sciences 17
3 School of Management Studies & 21
Commerce
4 School of Engineering 105
5 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 6
6 School of Basic Sciences 14
7 School of Hotel & Catering Management 6
8 School of Physiotherapy 2
9 School of Maritime Studies 10
10 School of Mass Communication 11
11 School of Law 4
12 School of Ocean Engineering 5
13 School of Languages 19

2.4.5 How many Emeritus / Adjunct Faculty / Visiting Professors are on the
rolls of the university?

Sl. Visiting Faculty / Part-


NO Name of the Faculty time
Management Studies

1 Mr.N.Srinivasan Visiting Faculty

2 Mr.R.Nelson Rajkumar Visiting Faculty


Commerce
3 Dr.L.Sambandamurthy Visiting Faculty
4 Ms.Devika.R Part-time
5 Mr.Charles Rabinson.G Part-time
6 Mr.Ashok Kumar.P Part-time
7 Ms.R.Vimaladevi Part-time
8 Ms.G.Abarna Part-time
Civil Engineering
9 Mr.L.Marimuthu Part-time

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English
10 Dr.R.Sivakumar Visiting Faculty
11 Dr.Gowrishankar Visiting Faculty
12 Dr.M.Prabhakaran Visiting Faculty
School of Languages (Hindi)
13 Dr.J.Padmapriya Visiting Faculty
Hotel & Catering Management
14 Ms.Vagini Part-time
Maritime Studies
15 Capt.Rajkumar Goal Visiting Faculty
Mass Communication
16 Mr.K.Raghunath Visiting Faculty
17 Mr.Ganesh Visiting Faculty
Physiotherapy
18 Mr.S.Jeya kumar Part-time
19 Ms.Gomathi Part-time

2.4.6. What policies/systems are in place to academically recharge and


rejuvenate teachers (e.g. providing research grants, study leave,
nomination to national/international conferences/seminars, in-service
training, organizing national/international conferences etc.)?

 The university has several structured programmes to academically


recharge and rejuvenate the teachers.

 Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals for research grants to


different funding agencies such as DIT, DST, DBT, ICSSR, ICMR,
etc.,

 Arranging academic programmes including FIP/ Orientation/


Training programmes of similar type.

 Attend National/ international workshops/ seminars/ conferences/


conventions etc. Faculties are granted starter research grants to
initiate research works.

 Faculties are granted study leave for advanced research and training.

 Funds are provided to organize national and international


conferences.

 Incentives are provided to publish papers in indexed journals.

 Deputing teachers to attend faculty development programmes and


staff development programmes organized by different universities.

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 Research incentives are provided to faculty members if they obtain


funds to execute research projects from funding agencies.

2.4.7. How many faculty received awards / recognitions for excellence in


teaching at the state, national and international level during the last
four years?

2011-2012

Dr.Dinakaran Micheal, Director, School of Life Sciences, has been


selected for the BHARAT SHIKSHA RATAN AWARD for his
contribution in the field of education by Global Society for Health
and Educational Growth, New Delhi on Aug 29, 2011

Dr.V.Ravichandran, Director, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences


was awarded the best Teacher Award by DR.MGR -Medical
University on 25th November 2011.

School of Maritime Studies was awarded the Samundhra Mundhan


Award for the best Maritime training institute of the year 2011, at
the International Maritime off-shore Logistics conference.

2012-2013

Dr. M.Vijey Aananthi, Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences


was awarded the Best Teacher Award by Dr.MGR -Medical
University on 5th September 2012.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded with the


Outstanding Service Award 2013 by Indian Association of Blind,
Madurai on March 2013 for recognition of voluntary contribution for
the empowerment of persons with visual challenges.

2013-2014

School of Maritime Studies - Graded A1 by the Ministry of


Shipping, and is amongst the Best Maritime Institutions in India.
The Director General of Shipping (DGS) developed a mandatory
Comprehensive Inspection Programme (CIP) early this year, for all
Maritime Colleges in the country, carrying out Presea Maritime
Training. A Grading Scale was specified - A1 Outstanding, A2 Very
Good, B1 Good, B2 Average, C1. Below Average, C2 Poor. The
School of Maritime Studies, Vels University, now ranks amongst the
best Maritime Training Colleges in India.

Dr. K. Rajagopal was awards the International- Brain pool


Research Fellowship by Korean Federation of Science and
Technology during the year 2013-2014.
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2014-2015

Mr.S.Kalaiselvan, Asst. Professor, Visual Communication has


received State award from Department of Art & Culture,
Government of Tamil Nadu on 25.02.2014.

Mr.Arun, HOD, Visual Communication has received Best Institute


for Visual Communication award from Education Today in
association with VIT University, Vellore for the Teachers Day
Award 2014 in function held at Loyolla College, Chennai on
14.09.2014.

Dr.S.Neduncheliyan received Outstanding Educator and Scholar


award on 5th September 2014, organized by NFED, India.

Ms.K.Kalaivani received Young Educator and Researcher award


on 5th September 2014, organized by NFED, India.

2015-2016

Prof.Dr.M.Chandrasekaran, Director, Mechanical Engineering, has


received Outstanding Educator & Scholar Award from National
Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development, Coimbatore for
Teachers Day Celebration on 05.09.2015.

2.4.8. How many faculty underwent staff development programmes during


the last four years (add any other programme if necessary)?

Academic Staff Development Number of No. of faculties


Programmes programmes attended
Refresher courses 1 300

HRD programmes 2 52

Orientation programmes 6 529

Staff training conducted by the 11 852


university(SDP)
Staff training conducted by other 19 647
institutions (IIT-B and IIT-Kharagpur)
Summer / Winter schools, workshops, 3 129
etc

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2.4.9 What percentage of the faculty have

Been invited as resource persons in Workshops / Seminars /


Conferences organized by external professional agencies?

10%

Participated in external Workshops / Seminars / Conferences


recognized by national/ international professional bodies?

25%

Presented papers in Workshops / Seminars / Conferences


conducted or recognized by professional agencies?

40%

Teaching experience in other universities / national institutions


and other institutions?

25%

Industrial engagement?

5%

International experience in teaching?

5%

2.4.10 How often does the university organize academic development


programmes (e.g.: curriculum development, teaching-learning methods,
examination reforms, content / knowledge management, etc.) for its
faculty aimed at enriching the teaching-learning process?

Periodically the university organizes academic development


programmes to enrich knowledge of faculty members in the teaching
learning areas.

There is a department level curriculum development cell which


continuously interacts with the staff members and students for the
development of curriculum.

At the University level there is a curriculum development council


which consist of Senior Professor and Industrial experts. This council
discusses issues like curriculum development, reforms in curriculum,
new trends in curriculum, teaching learning methods, examination

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reforms and knowledge management. The discussion is passed on to


the various Boards of Studies for the formulation of syllabi.

The curriculum development and modification is a continuous process


of this university and so far various boards of studies met 170 times
either to modify partially or to formulate a new syllabus.

Major examination reforms have been made at the beginning of the


university status by introducing semester pattern, credit system,
continuous assessment, re-totaling and revaluation of papers etc., The
second major reforms is going on as the university has embarked upon
Choice Based Credit System.

Standard fundamental educational technologies workshops, advanced


level workshops and focused workshops are conducted.

2.4.11 Does the university have a mechanism to encourage

Yes

Mobility of faculty between universities for teaching?

Mobility of faculty between the institute / university and faculty exchange


programme have provide the faculty with the opportunity to excel in teaching
and research.

Faculty exchange programmes with national and international bodies?

Students and Teachers mobility has been ensured through Inter-universities


tie-ups. Three students of Dauphine University visited our campus. Twenty
four students and four Professors have participated in academic programmes
between 12th May and 17th May 2010 in the National University of
Singapore (NUS) and Taylors University, Malaysia, James Cook
University. Fourteen students and two professors have participated in
knowledge sharing between 30th March and 3rd April 2011 at the same
universities. Twenty one students and one professor attended the Summer
Internship Program at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK from 24th
June 2013 to July 19, 2013. One Professor from Sheffield Hallam
University for MBA and Six Professors from American universities
(Howard University, Roseman University, University of Miami) for
Pharmacy handled classes two times, 10 Days for each time. Internship
program for the two faculty and Ten students in Universiti Malaysia Perlis
(UniMAP), Malaysia from 6th April 2015 to 14th April 2015. Thirty three of
our staff members have visited foreign universities either on invitation to the
conferences and seminars or as guest lecturers.

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Faculties from our university are also taking classes for the students of other
universities and the Professors from other universities take classes at this
university regularly. This exchange takes place at the guest faculty level.

If yes, how have these schemes helped in enriching the quality of the
faculty?

All these have resulted in enrichment of knowledge both to the teachers and
students. These visits have exposed our students and faculty to the
International institute, the quality of education followed by this institute and
made them to understand the cross cultural habits. These schemes have
resulted in the rise in number of publications with impact factor,
publications of more books and adoption of innovation teaching learning
methodologies.

2.5 Evaluation Process and Reforms

2.5.1 How does the university ensure that all the stakeholders are aware of the
evaluation processes that are in place?

Every academic programme of the university has a well structured


evaluation process. The academic calendar and annual prospectus
provide information as the evaluation process to the students.

The students are duly kept informed about the structure of the
examinations, continuous assessment, tutorials, dates of end semester
examination, continuous assessment examinations and practical
examinations, these are included in the academic calendar of the
university.

All these informations are given by the Controller of examinations to


the UG and PG students during the induction programmes itself.

The Class level committee with students representatives, teachers and


HODs meets once in two weeks and exchange information on all the
above said factors.

Regulations, syllabus and examination pattern are distributed to all


Deans/Directors and HODs of all departments after the approval
of Board of studies and Academic council.

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The results are announced through website and the performance report
is made available to the students and parents through display in the
notice board.

Facilities for verification of marks, photocopies of valued answer


scripts, re-totaling and revaluation facilities are made available to the
students.

The External examiners who are fairly seniors and well trained are
appointed as examiner for evaluation.

2.5.2 What are the important examination reforms initiated by the university
and to what extent have they been implemented in the university
departments and affiliated colleges? Cite a few examples which have
positively impacted the examination management system.

 Optical Marking Recognition (OMR) based answer sheets to avoid human


error besides hastening the process.

 Answer sheets with OMR based cover page has helped in transferring data to
computers besides eliminating manual data entry operation.

 Dummy number system has been introduced from the academic 2014-2015 to
have more transparency in evaluation.

 All works related to examination is computerized and hence, the works are
smooth and easy.

 Flying squads visits examination hall regularly, mobiles are completely


prohibited in the examination hall and hence, minimum number of cases of
malpractices is reported.

 The performances of the students are evaluated in continuous assessment


scheme and 40% of total marks is allotted for Continuous Assessment and
60% for the end semester examination.

 A well structured criteria is followed for the award of CA marks.

 Only external valuation is adopted in case of UG degrees and both Internal


and External valuation incase of PG degree.

 Provision for re-totalling, revaluation and supply of photocopy of answer


script if demanded are in practice.

 The projects are evaluated both by Internal and External examiners.

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 For Ph.D., and M.Phil., an entrance test is conducted and course work has
been introduced for Ph.D., registration. Ph.D., thesis is examined by three
examiners, namely the Supervisor, an Examiner outside Tamil Nadu, and a
Foreign Examiner. Apart from these, there is Viva examiner.

2.5.3 What is the average time taken by the University for Declaration of
examination results? In case of delay, what measures have been taken to
address them? Indicate the mode / media adopted by the university for
the publication of examination results (eg. Website, SMS, e.mail etc.,)

 The results of the university examinations are published within three


weeks after the completion of the last examination. T he results are
published in the university websites, besides, publication through
University and Department level notice boards.

2.5.4 How does the university ensure transparency in the evaluation process?
What are the rigorous features introduced by the university to ensure
confidentiality?

The evaluation process is completely transparent. All the students are well
informed about the evaluation procedures in advance.

 Internal assessment is done based on Internal mid-tests,


assignments, seminars, attendance, field visits, aptitude of the
students and faculty assessment.

 The answer scripts of the Continuous Assessment tests are returned


to the students for verification.

 Evaluation is done by external examiners incase of UG students


and both external and internal examiners in case of PG exams.

 The students are p e r m i t t e d to go for re-totaling and revaluation


and giving back the photocopies of answer scripts if demanded..

 To ensure confidentiality, dummy number system is adopted in


examination process and surveillance camera is fixed in the
evaluation hall, OMR scanning, paper sorting hall, etc.

 After examinations are completed, the following process is followed.

a) Assessment by approved examiners, b) Scrutiny of answer scripts


c) Marks entered by data entry operators and checked by
tabulators d) results are considered by board of examiners e)
results are formally published by the Universitys Executive Body.

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2.5.5 Does the university have an integrated examination platform for the
following processes?

Pre-examination processes Time table generation, OMR, student list


generation, invigilators, squads, attendance sheet, online payment gateway, etc

 Examination process Examination material management, logistics,


etc.
 Post-examination process Attendance capture, OMR-based exam
result, auto processing, generic result processing, certification, etc.
 Yes. The examination section works in integration with Co-ordinator
and Department Heads to schedule the examinations. Arrangement
for Invigilators, Squad, Attendance sheet and Hall ticket are made
well in advance.

2.5.6 Has the university introduced any reforms in its Ph.D. evaluation
process?

 Comprehensive Entrance Exam


 Course work as mandated by UGC is introduced in all faculties.
 Assessment of research progress every 6 months by research
committee
 Synopsis presentation
 Journal publication (2 Nos) in the topic of research is made
compulsory before thesis submission.
 Evaluation of P h. D thesis is done by three examiners namely
a) a Foreign examiners b) an Indian examiner outside
Tamilnadu c) the supervis or of the candidate. There is a
f ourth examiner who conducts Viva-voce examination.
The degrees are awarded on the successful completion of
Viva-voce.

2.5.7 Has the university created any provision for including the name of the
college in the degree certificate?

Not Applicable

2.5.8 What is the mechanism for redressal of grievances with reference to


examinations?

 The examination system provides for mechanisms to redress and


resolve grievances.

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 Within a week after the declaration of results, a student can apply for
revaluation / re-totalling / photocopy of the answer script on payment
of the prescribed fee.

 The university has a grievance redressal cell which address issues,


regarding the examination and evaluation.

 Any grievance regarding e x a m i n a t i o n r e g i s t r a t i o n ,


q u e s t i o n p a p e r , certificate, etc. is addressed to the Controller of
Examinations through the Head of the Department or Dean of the
concerned Faculty. This grievance is duly forwarded to the grievance
committee.

 As per the existing rules, in case of any grievances regarding


evaluation, the student may apply for re-totaling. Further, in the
postgraduate level, third evaluation is arranged if the difference of
evaluation is more than 10% between the two examiners. The reforms
envisaged include re-evaluation

2.5.9 What efforts have been made by the university to streamline the
operations at the Office of the Controller of Examinations? Mention any
significant efforts which have improved the process and functioning of
the examination division/section.

 All works related to examination in the office of Controller of


examination is completely computerized and under the ERP system
the work has been automated.

 A manual for examinations adopted by the BoM is available and


scheme of examination proposed by BOS as recommend by in the
Academic council and approved by BOM.

 A committee has been constituted by COE to look into the cases of


malpractices

 After enquiry, appropriate action is taken in each as per the


University Bye-laws. Details are available in office of the COE.

 Answer books of all examinations are assessed only at the central


assessment centre.

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2.6. Student Performance and Learning Outcomes

2.6.1 Has the university articulated its Graduate Attributes? If so, how does it
facilitate and monitor its implementation and outcome?

Yes

The university articulates its graduate attributes in a productive and


meaningful manner. Building of self-confidence, courage and sincerity
among the students has been the principle objective of all the courses.
Efforts are made through NSS, Rotaract, YRC to make students aware
of their social objective and social responsibility.

The university also articulated the graduate in terms of programme


outcomes for each programme.

The programme outcomes are designed to cover the attributes like


technical knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving, usage of
modern tools and software, team work, life-long learning, ethical
practices, social responsibility and independent and reflective learning.

The students are encouraged to participate in activities like sports,


cultural programmes, debates, seminars, conferences, quiz, etc.,

Career guidance of students is facilitated through placement cell of the


university.

Outcome is also monitored through its placement and mobility towards


higher studies.

The University provides facilities for improving the soft skills of


students to enhance their employability opportunities. Pre-
placement training is also provided to students during their final
year. Periodical tests are arranged to assess and formulate a
mechanism to improve on the aptitude and subject skills.

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2.6.2 Does the university have clearly stated learning outcomes for its
academic programmes? If yes, give details on how the students and staff
are made aware of these?

Yes,

The university has clearly stated the learning outcome for all its
academic programmes which are based on the needs of the students to
bridge the gap in their knowledge, skills and attitudes.

The brochure, prospectus and website of the university display


learning outcome of all the departments and are updated regularly.

Faculty members are involved in the development of outcome based


curriculum and syllabi for a programme.

2.6.3 How are the universitys teaching, learning and assessment strategies
structured to facilitate the achievement of the intended learning
outcomes?

University constantly facilitates innovative strategies of teaching


learning and assessment using the recent technology in order to meet
the global standards of education and keeping in mind its learning
outcomes.

The teaching learning process is learner-centric which enables to the


students to become the lifelong self-directed learners. Every effort is
made to ensure that the teaching learning process is interactive,
participative, interesting and meaningful.

The university has structured its own learning teaching and


assessment strategies. The curriculum has been continuously
modernized based on social requirements and employability.
Feedback its collected from stakeholders to modify the curricula and
teaching learning process.

The modern teaching aids are being employed in teaching and


learning process and learning is facilitated through internet and
e.learning platform. The teaching learning activity is assessed by the
teachers by conducting periodical tests, mids semester evaluation and
viva-voce in the practical examination.

Teaching learning strategies are facilitated through well-equipped


lecture halls, laboratories, institute-industry interactions, good
hospital tie-ups, good library facilities, audio-visual aids, project
works , tutorials, seminars etc.,
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Some of the participatory methods adopted by the university are


practical demonstrations, case studies, debates, group discussions,
assignments, seminars, field trips, projects and dissertations.

Three internal examinations, one terminal exam and final


examinations are conducted and marks are distributed based on the
learning objectives projected in the syllabus.

2.6.4 How does the university collect and analyse data on student learning
outcomes and use it to overcome the barriers to learning?

The academic departments remain in touch with their alumni either


through personal conduct or through re-union held periodically on the
campus. The steps are taken by the university based on perception
provided by the feedback.

The reports of the departmental academic audit committee, and


external academic audit help in analyising and monitoring the
outcomes at the course level.

The data collected from faculty members and feedback from students
are discussed in the meetings of the departments, Deans and Directors
to plan strategies to overcome the bottle neck in the teaching learning
process.

Further, each staff member is assessed by the students during every


semester through a Proforma which include the following aspects
and steps have taken on the basis of data collected.

 Coverage of individual units


 Clarity of expression
 Presentation skills
 Interaction of the teacher with students
 Motivation by the teacher
 Temperament in the classroom
 Uniformity in covering the syllabus content
 Assessment of test papers

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2.6.5 What are the new technologies deployed by the university in enhancing
student learning and evaluation and how does it seek to meet fresh/ future
challenges?

The establishment of language laboratory, SAP Lab, Centre for


Foreign languages, membership National Knowledge Network, Wi-Fi
facilities in the campus, establishment of e.learning platform and Vels
Knowledge Resource Centre, smart class rooms are some of the steps
deployed by the university in enhancing student learning and
evaluation.

Special lectures by the eminent professors from International and


National institutions, experts from industry and alumni are arranged
periodically.

Video lectures of NPTEL, lectures from IISC are made available to the
students.

All these facilities have strengthened the teaching learning process


which in turn prepare the students to face the global challenges.

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Criterion III
Research, Consultancy and Extension

The Mission of the University has been to make research a significant


activity involving faculty, students and other stakeholders of education. Vels
Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS),
recognized the fact that unless the university becomes a part of the active
community in research, the university will lose its presence on the national
and international stage where, the intense competition prevails for reputation
and brand equity. The knowledge creation, the knowledge dissemination and
extension activity form the core of an university.

3.1 Promotion of Research

3.1.1 Does the university have a Research Committee to monitor and address
issues related to research? If yes, what is its composition? Mention a
few recommendations which have been implemented and their impact.

Yes. All research activities in the university are strictly monitored and
facilitated with appropriate guidance by various statutory committees listed
below.

 Research Advisory Committee


 Centre for Advanced Research Development Committee (CARD)
 BORS Board of Research Studies
 PhD Admission committee
 Research Projects Review Committee
 Publication Oversight Committee
 Doctoral Committees (For PhD students)

Various committees to facilitate and monitor research activities in the University

S. No Name of the Year of Size of the External Frequency of


Committee Inception committee member Meeting
1. Research Advisory 2011 50 21 Once in a year
Committee
2. Centre for Advanced 2012 16 - Every six
Research months
Development(CARD)

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3. BORS Board of 2010 29 05 Every three


Research Studies months
4 Research Advisory 2010 05 - Once in Six
Board Months
5. PhD Admission 2009 06 - Every six
committee months
6. Research Projects 2012 02 - Once in three
Review Committee months
7. Publication 2012 02 - Every month
oversight committee
8. Doctoral Committee 2009 03 02 Once in six
(For every PhD months
student)

Research Advisory Committee:


The University has constituted a Research Advisory Committee consisting of
International and National experts in various fields to give advice towards globally
and nationally important directions in research and in building up effective
collaborations.

Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD):


Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD) has been established to
promote, sustain and foster research among faculty members, research scholars and
students. The primary objective of CARD is to create research culture among the
stake holders. A structured system has been developed for promoting research at
various levels for the faculty members and research scholars. A strong contingent of
about 60 persons belonging to all disciplines such as Engineering, Life Sciences,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Basic Sciences and Management are devoting
considerable time on research and development.

The research themes are identified by the faculty members as per the thrust areas
identified by the funding agencies and in consonance with the Industrial
requirements.. On the basis of contemporary research the following thrust areas
have identified..

School of Basic Sciences: Chemical sensors and Biosensors, Nano-Particles


(Carbon- Nano tubes)

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences : Novel formulations for enhanced


Therapeutic activities, Structure-Activity Relationship Studies, Drug designing,
Screening of Medicinal plants, Anti-cancer, Anti-Tuberculosis, NDDS and
Inflammatory diseases.

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School of Life Sciences: Molecular taxonomy, Herbal biotechnology and Tissue


culture, Immunomodulation, Fish Immunology, Bioremediation Fungal
biotechnology, Recombinant baculovirus studies
.
School of Computing Sciences: e-learning, data mining Algorithms for multimedia
data bases & Customer care, Design of new clustering systems, Cloud computing,
Artificial neural network, Mobile applications and Web mining.

School of Physiotherapy: Neurological Physiotherapy, Cardio-Respiratory


Physiotherapy, Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy

School of Engineering & Maritime Studies: Antennas for WiMAX and Ultra
Wide Band Region, Robotics, Alternate Fuels, CAD / CAM / CIM, Nano-
technology, Design Automation, Multi-level Convertors, Control System
Engineering, Transmission Lines, Waste Water Engineering, Coastal studies.

The Research Advisory Board:


One of the main purposes of the board is to oversee and monitor whether the norms
of UGC and other regulatory bodies are strictly followed for approving a research
supervisor/guide. The board emphasizes on following the UGC Regulations 2009
on minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D

Recommendations and decisions made by the above committees have been


implemented during 2009-2015 and their impacts on research in the university are
given below:

To improve the quality of PhD in the university

The Research Advisory Board insists on the following requirements.

a) Two papers have to be published by the candidate before submitting his/her


doctoral thesis for evaluation.

b) At least one of examiners of the PhD Thesis has to be an International


(foreign) examiner.

c) Research methodology Examination after one year of registration. It consists


of two papers (i) Research Methodology (ii) Background paper related to the
PhD work.

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d) Quality of the PhD work being carried out is monitored periodically (every
six months) by the Doctoral Committee (with one external expert) for every
candidate.

e) Uploading the e-version of all PhD Theses in the INFLIBNET-


SHODGANGA e-repository after the award of degrees.

Quality enhancement of publications made by faculty members and students

 All faculty members and students should submit the manuscripts for approval
to Publication Oversight Committee for screening it for originality and
quality. The manuscripts are also screened for plagiarism through anti
plagiarism software before submitting to journals.

 Every year all publications of the University are made to adhere for Quality
benchmarks like Impact factor , citation index , SNIP, SJR etc., of the journal
and h index of the authors using SCOPUS, Web of Science, Pub Med,
EBSCO and Google-Scholar databases. Incentives/rewards are given for
research contribution by the faculty during the University Teachers Day
Celebrations for publications in high-impact factor journals.

 Financial support is given to all researchers to attend and present papers in


Conferences both national and international and for publishing papers in
referred/indexed journals.

 Starter seed money grant is given to 20 teachers in a year with a maximum


grant of Rs 1 Lakh per faculty

Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD)

The centre is guided by the following principles:

 Research should be original and of high Quality


 Research should be interdisciplinary wherever possible so that it can be
innovative.
 Research findings should be widely disseminated
 The centre will provide a congenial and nurturing environment for research
The centres policies and procedures will be transparent
 Evaluation of centres activities will be periodical and transparent.

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The main objectives of the Centre are to

 Generate, apply and disseminate research findings


 Build research capacity by training the present and next generation of
researchers
 Create awareness and encourage and facilitate the faculty members to carry
out research which results in publications in impact factor journals and
submission of major research projects with new ideas on identified thrust
areas to funding agencies.
 Provide Seed Grant for faculty to do 1 year Minor/Preliminary/Pilot research
projects so that based on the findings from these projects, major projects can
be applied for.

 Financial incentives are given for papers published in SCI indexed journals
with impact factor as follows

 Journal Impact factor Rs.

0 -1.9 2500

2 - 2.9 5000

3 and above 7500

The recipients of the rewards should be the corresponding author of the paper.
The copy of the journal should be submitted along with the claim requisition.

 Financial support for obtaining patents: In addition to the support for filing
patents and publishing the same, Rs.5000 per patent on Examiners positive
report and Rs.20, 000/- on the award of a patent are being given as incentive
to the inventors.

 Financial support for presenting oral papers in International conferences. Up


to 50% of the cost of attending the conferences (minus organizers support).
The other 50% should be raised by the faculty members from other sources
(e.g. funding agencies). Similar support would be given for presenting oral
papers at International Conferences inside India also.

 Financial reward for faculty members supervising PhD scholars in VISTAS:


The supervisor gets Internal-20%, External-40% of the total tuition fees paid
by his/her PhD scholar, after the scholar successfully completes Viva Voce.

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 Financial rewards for getting major research projects. Faculty members who
receive major research grants from funding agencies will be
given incentive equal to 10% of the Overheads sanctioned by the Funding
agency.

 Faculty members called for presentation of their project proposals by


funding agencies will be given on duty leave and necessary financial
support for travel, stay and food expenses (with upper limits for each). It is
mandatory for such faculty members to submit the Participation/Attendance
certificate.

3.1.2 What is the policy of the university to promote research in its affiliated /
constituent colleges?

Not Applicable to VISTAS as it is a Deemed University.

3.1.3 What are the proactive mechanisms adopted by the university to facilitate
the smooth implementation of research schemes/ projects?

Advancing funds for sanctioned projects

Yes

 Whenever there is a delay in release of funds by funding agencies, the PI


is permitted to draw an advance to purchase consumables and other
project related materials and to pay the research staff in the project till the
university receives funds from the agencies.

 The utilization certificates to the funding agencies are issued by the


finance department of the university as and when required by the funding
agencies.

Providing seed money

 The University provides Seed money towards Minor Research


projects proposed by the faculty members.

 The faculty members who have research scholars working in major


projects sponsored by the funding agencies are enabled to effectively
supervise the project by reduction in their teaching work load.

Simplification of procedures related to sanctions / purchases to be


made by the investigators

 The Principal Investigators have the freedom to decide purchase the

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requirements for the project (equipment, consumables etc.) and payments


are made by the universitys Accounts department. The accounts
department maintain separate account for the purchase of consumables,
equipment, etc and also audit the accounts and provide Utilization
Certificate and Audited statement of expenditure for the research grants
received and utilized.

Autonomy to the principal investigator/coordinator for utilizing


overhead charges

 Yes, there is a autonomy for the PI to use overhead charges for


infrastructure development, travels grant for presenting papers in
conferences and re-imbursement of publication charges.

Timely release of grants

 Yes, after receiving the project sanction order, the PIs are permitted to
start the project related work like staff recruitment, equipment purchase
etc. For all these activities the funds are released promptly.

Timely auditing

 Yes, Accounts department makes arrangements for timely auditing and


issues audited statement for the funds utilized.

Submission of Utilization Certificate to the funding authorities

 Yes, the UC is prepared according to the instruction of funding agency.


The same is approved and signed by the University authorities (Registrar,
CFO and PI) based on the audited statement given by the Certified
Charted Accountant.

Writing proposals for funding

The faculty members are encouraged to write proposals to state, central


and international funding agencies throughout the year and whenever
such proposals are invited by the agencies. In addition, whenever there is
special call for proposal on specific thrust areas from the funding
agencies, the Research Advisor R&D of the university conducts
discussions with concerned departments and facilitates in the
development of the proposals and to submit the same within the deadlines
prescribed by the agency. All necessary support for preparation,
photocopying and submission of proposals is provided by the University.

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Any training given for writing proposals

Yes, periodically workshops and lectures are organized for the young
faculty and researchers to write project proposal, to create awareness
about the thrust areas and also about the plagiarism, impact factors and
the methodology of writing project proposals. It is also emphasised
that the research carried out must necessarily lead to innovation.

3.1.4. How is interdisciplinary research promoted?

 The University encourages and promotes inter-disciplinary research. The


University has established the Centre for Advanced Research and
Development (CARD) which motivates all the Schools/Departments to
involve in interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross disciplinary
research activities.
 The University is offering several inter-disciplinary PG programmes
(M.Sc., Applied Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Research, M.Sc.,
Biotechnology and Management, M.Sc Pharmaceutical and analytical
chemistry, M.Sc Cheminformatics). The offshoot of all these programmes
is several faculty members take up projects in interdisciplinary areas.

Between/among different departments /schools of the university and


collaboration with national/international institutes / industries.

 Common research facilities and the enabling research administration


have facilitated inter-departmental and interdisciplinary research
programmes.
 The university encourages Ph.D. work that requires expertise from two
or more departments/schools.
 The university organizes interdisciplinary seminars / workshops to
encourage interdisciplinary research.
 In this regard, several MoUs have been signed with industries and
organisations which promote collaborations.

Collaboration with national/ international institutes/ industries

 Many Schools and departments of the University enjoy such fruitful


collaborations. An exclusive Centre for Advanced Research and
Development actively promotes national and international
collaborations through definite MoU which augers well for student
exchange, supporting foreign visits of the faculty, funding for
international conferences/seminars/workshops and infrastructure
development etc. In order to promote collaborative research with other
institutes / industries in various disciplines, the University has created
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platforms on a number of occasions in which discussions have been


held between the faculty members and the personnel from industry
such as Nicolas, Piramal, BioLim, Orchid, Shasun and several others
from pharmaceuticals and other reputed institutions

 The in vivo studies for interdisciplinary projects with School of


Pharmaceutical Sciences

 The intra-institutional and inter-institutional collaboration in the


interdisciplinary/ multidisciplinary research projects is facilitated by
the MoUs/ linkages with universities. (Details provided in 3.7)

 Consultancy programmes are institutionalized with approved


consultancy rules of the university with the provision of financial share
for the consultants of the projects. (Details provided in 3.5)

3.1.5. Give details of workshops/ training programmes/ sensitization programmes


conducted by the university to promote a research culture on campus

The departments of the university have organized various workshops/training


programmes/sensitization campaigns to motivate and inculcate research culture
among the staff and students. These programmes include workshops, training
programmes for instrumentation and software skills, and sensitization
programmes matching the current global trends in research.

During the academic period 2008-2015 the university has conducted 348
workshops/ training programmes/ sensitization programmes to promote research
culture and to build research skills among the researchers and faculty members.
These include the area of Research Methodology, Analytical techniques,
Computational designing, Drug discovery, Nano sciences, Cloud computing, Big
Data analytics, SAP etc,

3.1.6 How does the university facilitate researchers of eminence to visit the
campus as adjunct professors? What is the impact of such efforts on the
research activities of the university?

The University has separate Research Advisory Committee of International and


National repute from various countries. They are invited for interactive sessions,
guest lecturers to faculty and students. These apart, eminent researchers from the
collaborating institutions/ MoU partners visit the respective departments
periodically and deliver lectures.

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3.1.7 What percentage of the total budget is earmarked for research? Give details
of heads of expenditure, financial allocation and actual utilization.

Seven percentage of Total expenditure has been spent for Research and
Development during the 2013-2014. These expenditures include expenditure on
research Scientist salary, equipment purchase, research fellowship given to
Research scholars, concession given to staff for doing Ph.D., starter grant given
to the Young Scientists and money given to teachers for publications and for
attending seminars and conferences.

3.1.8 In its budget, does the university earmark fund for promoting research in its
affiliated colleges? If yes, provide details.

Not applicable to VISTAS as it is a Deemed University

3.1.9 Does the university encourage research by awarding Post-Doctoral


Fellowships/Research Associate ships? If yes, provide details like number of
students registered, funding by the university and other sources.

Not, at present. Planning to offer such fellowships in near future under the
auspices of CARD to promote research

3.1.10 What percentages of faculty have utilized the sabbatical leave for pursuit of
higher research in premier institutions within the country and abroad? How
does the university monitor the output of these scholars?

Long/ Sabbatical leave &


S. No Year Places Outcome of visit/ training
National International
Awarded Brain Pool fellowship by
Dr.K.R.Rajagopal
Korean Federation of Science &
Department of
1. 2012 - Technology ,South Korea at
Biotechnology,
Chonbuk National University
VISTAS
[ 03 Months]
As Visiting Scientist in ChungBuk
2 2015 - Dr. Melvin Jose National University, South Korea
(one year)

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3.1.11 Provide details of national and international conferences organized by the


university highlighting the names of eminent scientists/scholars who
participated in these events.

S. National /
Name of the Event Name of the Speaker Date
No International
Prof. M Wilkinson,
International
Seminar on Biological Aberystwyth University UK 20.10.2008
1
Research, and Dr.S.Jackson, University
of Warwick, UK
Dr. H. Devaraj, Head,
Department of
Biotechnology, University of
Madras.
Dr. Ashok K. Panigrahi,
Bharhampur University.
Dr. R. Rengaswamy, CAS in
Botany, University of Madras
Dr. K. Balasubramaniam,
National seminar on ModernDirector, Shashun
2 trends in Applied biology and Chemicals, Chennai. 05.06.2009 National
Chemistry Dr. NatarajSelvamurugan
Amirtha Institute of
Medicine, Cochin
Dr. K. Ulaganathan, Usmania
University
Dr. N. Thajuddin,
Bharathidasan University,
Dr. P. Gautham,
Bioinformatics Centre, Anna
University.
Mr. N. Prasanth,
Stability Studies On Drug Deputy QC
Products 02.09.2009
3 Manager(Stability National
Studies),Actavis
Pharmaceuticals, Chennai

Dr.RajeshBalakrishnan
Director, Center for
International seminar
medication use, policy &
4 Pharmacoeconomicsinchronic 12.05.2010 International
Economics, School of
diseases,
Pharnacy, University of
Michigan, USA
Dr. D. Sakthisekaran,
Professor & Head, Dept of
Medical Biochemistry, Dr.
ALM PG IBMS, Chennai
Dr. T. Devasena, Assistant
Emerging Trends in Medical
5 Professor. Centre for Nano 19-03-2010 National
Biochemistry
science & Technology, Anna
University, Chennai.
Dr. C. Rajagopalan,
Professor, kamakshi
Memorial Hospital, Chennai.

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Dr. A. Anand Kumar, Head,


Dept of Stem Cells and
Regenerative Medicine, DD
Medical College, Chennai.
Dietary Supplements: Dr.James C. Griffths, Ph.D 09.10.2010 International
6 Regulatory and Safety Vice-President US
Overview Pharmacopeia, USA
7 Prostate Cancer Prevention Prof. BalLokeshwar, 6.01.2011 International
Professor and Co-Director of
Research
Department of Urology and
Professor, Dept .of Rad
Oncology
University of Miami Miller
School of Medicine. Miami,
Florida, USA
Dr. ShrikantAnant,
Professor of Physiology and
Medicine
Department of Molecular and
Colon Cancer Prevention Integrative Physiology,
8 6.01.2011 International
Associate Director of
Prevention and Cancer
Control University of Kansas
Cancer Centre Kansas City,
Kansas, USA
Dr. Ramugovindasamy
Global natural product Associate Prof& marketing
industry: perspectives and specialist
9 07.01.2011 International
trends School of pharmaceutical
sciences
New Brunswickalli, USA
Director of Pharmacy
Practice of clinical pharmacy
10 Belleur Hospital, 20.01.2011 International
New York, USA
Dr. Krishna Kumar, professor
of
Biopharmaceutics&Pharmaco
kinetics, College of
pharmacy, Harward
University, Washington,
USA
International Conference on
Dr. Paul Oesterman,
Inaugural Quality Pharmacy 14-16.03.
11 associate Professor of International
Practice Module Advanced
Pharmacy Practice, Roseman 2012
Learning Series.
University, Henderson,
Navada, USA
Dr. Yousness R. Karodeh,
Associate Professor,
College of Pharmacy,
Howard University,
Washington, D.C. U.S.A.

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National Conference on Dr. A. ElayaPerumal,


Research Trends in Director Logistics center,
12 11.04.2012 National
Mechanical Engineering CEG, Anna University,
(NCRTME 2012) Chennai

Dr. S. Arunachalam,
Professor, School of
International Workshop on
13 Computing and Engineering, 09.08.2012 International
Ph.D. Research
University of East London,
USA

Dr.S.Arunachalam,
International Workshop on Professor, School of
14 Cross Cultural Awareness Computing and Engineering, 10.08.2012 International
University of East London,
USA
National conference on
15 Modelling, Simulation and Dr .P. Asokan, NIT-Trichy 02.10.2012 National
Optimization (NCMSO2012)

Professor Terrence Perera,


Supply Chain Modelling Dean of Academic Resources 09- 13.10.
16 International
and Simulations from Sheffield Hallam 2012
University, Sheffield, UK
Dr.KazuyukiMotohashi,
Univeristy of Tokyo, Japan,
Dr.Susela Devi, Associate
International Conference Professor, University of
on Contemporary Malaya, Malaysia
14 & 15.03.
17 Developments & Future 2013. International
Challenges in Management Dr.N.Selvaraj, Malaysian
University of Science and
Technology, Malaysia

Dr.M.J.Xavier, Director, IIM,


Ranchi
Dr. L. Vijayaraghavan, IIT
Madras,
Mr. Robert Peck, Director,
O3M Solutions, USA,
International Conference on
Mr. Lalit Kumar pothal,
18 computational intelligence 5.04.13 &
General Manager, Royal International
research (ICCIAMR 2013) 6.04.13
Enfield, Chennai,

Dr. S. Arunachalam,
University of East London,
UK.

Dr.Shanmugam, Research
National Conference on Scientist, CLRI
Advances in Computer
19 Dr. Margret Anamecia, 12.04.2013 International
Science and Information
Technology - ACSIT 13, School of Computer
Engineering, VIT.

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National conference on Dr .V .Ramanujachari, IIT 9.11.2013 National


20 Modelling, Simulation and Madras.
Optimization (NCMSO 2013)

Dr .R. Badlishah Ahmad


Dean, University
Malaysia Perlis
Ms. HemaGopal
International conference - Vice President ,TCS,
Advances in Computer 28.03.2014
21 Chennai
Science and Information & International
Dr. S. Margret Anouncia
Technology 29.03.2014
Professor ,VIT, Vellore
Mr. PradeepVijayakumar
CEO, GBoom Software,
Chennai

International Conference on Dr. Kenneth Sundaraj,


22 computational intelligence University Malaysia Perlis, 2.5.2014 &
International
research (ICCIAMR 2014) Malaysia 3.5.2014

Dr. Krishna Kumar,


professor of
Biopharmaceutics&Pharmac
o kinetics, College of
pharmacy, Harward
University, Washington,
USA
International Conference on Prof. Keith A Hecht,
23 Pharmacy Practice Module Associate Professor, in the International
Advanced Learning Series 7 Department of Pharmacy, 11.11.2014
Practice at southern Illinois
University, Edwardsville,
School of Pharmacy (SIUE).
Prof. Regan
M. Healy, Pharm.D , Board
Certified Oncology
Pharmacist(BCOP).

Dr. R. Anandan
National seminar on New Research Scientist,
24 Vistas in Marine Biochemistry & Nutrition,
National
Biotechnology Central Institute of Fisheries 28.02.2015
Technology,
Cochin -29, Kerala.
International Conference on
Dr. 24.04.2015
Emerging Trends In
25 NurAzhaBintiHamzaid,Unive
Engineering research & International
rsity Malaya, Malaysia 25.04.2015
(ICETER 2015)

Apart from the above said 25 conferences 348 seminars / workshops / symposia
were organised during last six years. Besides these 538 special invited lectures
were given by the industrial experts, corporate people, Professors from foreign
universities and Professors belonging to Indian Universities.

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3.2 Resource Mobilization for Research

3.2.1 What are the financial provisions made in the university budget for
supporting students research projects?

The deserving doctoral students are provided with research fellowships,


infrastructural facilities and research grants for analytical and field services,
Typing and printing work, and travel grant for attending
conferences/workshops, etc.
Such students pursuing their research in the various departments are given a
fellowship of Rs.7500/- per month for period of three years and 20 such
scholarships for every year exist.
3.2.2 Has the university taken any special efforts to encourage its faculty to file
for patents? If so, how many have been registered.

Yes, The University has an in house IPR CELL and an IPR Consultant. The IPR
CELL periodically arranges IPR sensitization seminars to create awareness
among the faculty members, researchers and students about the importance of
patenting the invention and also the method to transfer of technology.

IPR Cell takes care of the protection of VISTAS inventions and other creative
works of its students and faculty members.

IPR consultant in the IPR Cell, Dr. V. Vanitha facilitates the Patent Search,
Patent Drafting and filing the new inventions by discussing with the concerned
faculty members and students regarding their findings and help them in filing for
and securing patents. The details of patent processed are given below.

S. No Patent Title Inventors Patent No


1 Aircon System and Method Dr. Anbudurai, 2209/CHE/2010
With an Outfit ArunRaaza, R.
for Two-Wheeler Riders Kalaivani,N.
Krithiga,K. Solaiarasi,
D. Shayamlee&
R. Pallawi
2 Anti Obese Effect of Poly Dr. V. Ravichandran, & 2381/CHE/2010
Herbal Extract in Dr. K.F.H. Nazeer
High Fat Diet Fed Obese Ahamed
Mouse
3 Integrated Smart School / Dr. Anbudurai, Ar un 2207/CHE/2010
College Transport System Raaza& Students Team
Easy Vehicles Monitoring Dr. Anbudurai, 2208/CHE/2010
and Surveillance ArunRaaza& Students
4 Team

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5 Immunomodulatory effect Dr. V. Ravichandran, 2015/CHE/2011


of a herbal formulation
tablet comprising equal
mixture of Indian
herbal namely Piper
nigrum, Zinger officinale,
Syzhigiumjumbolanum

6 Standardized herbal tablet Dr. V. Ravichandran, 2016/CHE/2011


containing combined &
extract of Bacopamonnieri Mrs. A. Vijayalakshmi
and Ficusracemosa,
significantly improved
scopolamine-induced
memory impairment in
mice
7 Smart Cost Effective Tele- ArunRaaza& 300/CHE/2012
surgical Robot for Surgery Students Team
8 Formulation and Evaluation Dr.V.Ravichandran 301/CHE/2012
of Rivastigmine Tartrate
Microspheres
A Potent Immunostimulant Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael 2271/CHE/2012
chemically separated from a Ms. B. Ramalakshmi
9 Marine macro
alga(Seaweed) for
Prophylactic (Preventive)
Health management in
Finfish Aquaculture
10 Preparation of Analytical Dr. V. Ravichandiran& 2272/CHE/2012
Tablets and Capsules for Dr.Selvakumar
Identification of
Tuberculosis Bacterium
11 Herbal Formulation for Dr. V. Ravichandiran& 2273/CHE/2012
Water Hyacinth Mr.S.Murthy
Extermination
Gallic acid and its bio Dr. V. Ravichandiran& 623/CHE/2013
12. potencial of V. Lavakumar
Acanthophoraspicifera with
Characterization.
13. Chlorophyllin as an Dr. N. Banu, 624/CHE/2013
anticancer agent from .S. Pavithra&
Morindacitrifolia L. Dr. K. Rajagopal
14. Molecular Docking Novel Dr. V. Ravichandiran& 625/CHE/2013
Semicarbazone Dr. N. Venkateshan

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15. Enhanced solar Micro Mr. S. Prabhu 2616/CHE/2013


inverter design that
increases efficiency of
power generation with fault
detection and plug and play
made easy
16 120 Beam Steerable Dr. ArunRaaza, 3897/CHE/2014
Antenna UWB Mr. SathishKumarPalani,
Communication Mr. PrabhuSelvakumar,
Ms. SinduraGurunthan
17 Conventional Oral Hearing Dr. M. Chandrasekaran 3898/CHE/2014
Aid for Unilateral Hearing Mr. C. Dhanasekaran
Loss Dr. ArunRaaza,
Mr. Vishal,
Mr. Nitesh Mr.
Veeraselvan
18 Mobile controlled Combat Dr. ArunRaaza, 3899/CHE/2014
Vehicle Dr. Chandrasekaran
Mr. S. Prabhu,
Mr. Vishal.
Mr. Nithesh,
Mr. Veerselvan
19 Sea Weed derived immuno Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael 402/CHE/2015
stimulant foe protecting and Ms.
striped Murrells (Snake KalaivaniPriyadarshini
heads)and other culture
fishes from diseases
20. An efficacious marine plant Dr. R. 524/CHE/2015
- derived Immunostimulants DinakaranMicheal&Ms.
for preventing diseases in PriyatharshniRajendran
carps and other fishes in
aquaculture"
21 Method and Apparatus for Dr. M. Chandrasekaran, 1037/CHE/2015
Welding, simultaneous Mr. C. Dhanasekar&
production of by product Students team
gases
22 Cost effective hybrid solar Mr. S. Prabhu 2502/CHE/2015
charger controller:
23 On Road Extraction System Mr. V. Hariharan, 3560/CHE/2015
Mr. A. Rooban,
Dr. M. Chandrasekaran,
Dr. S. Arun, Mr. N. Sibi

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24 Tangential Suspension Mr. T. SathishPandian, 3561/CHE/2015


System for Two Wheeler Dr. Chandrasekaran,
Automobiles Mr. K. Ganesh,
Mr. N. Sibi,
Mr. B. Rajeev Gandhi
25 An Aqua Fuel Kit Dr. M. Chandrasekaran 4021/CHE/2015
and Student Team

3.2.3 Provide the following details of ongoing research projects of faculty

Name of the Principal Name of Total


S. No Investigator & Title & the Funding grant Year Duration
Scope of the R & D Project Agency (Rs)

1. Dr.T. Somanathan SERB, DST, 20,00,000 2012 3 years


Fabrication of novel bio New Delhi
sensing system based on super
growth vertical aligned single
walled carbon nano tubes
2. Dr. Dinakaran Michael DBT, 33,10,875 2013 3 years
Dr. SeeliBalaji New Delhi
Studies on Immuno-
prophylactic and therapeutic
potentials of the hemi-parasitic
mistletoe, Dentrophthoe
falcate for application to
disease control in Asian sea
bass, Latescalcarifer
3 Dr.R.A.Kalaivani DMSRDE, 9,80,000 2013 1 year
Synthesis and Characterization DRDO
of Graphene by Chemical and
Electro Chemical Methods

4 Dr. S. Lahshminarayanan ARDB, 8,14,000 2013 1 year


Dr. R. A .Kalaivani DRDO
Design, Development &
prototype production of
Magnesium water activated
battery for MAV applications
5. Dr. M. Melvin Joe SERB, DST, 18,40,000 2013 3 years
Development of entophytic New Delhi
bacterial consortium from
selected Western Ghats of
India

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6. Dr. M. Vijeyanandhi DBT, 23,86,241 2014 3 years


Cyto-toxic and Anti-cancer New Delhi
activities of novel perylene-di-
imides
7. Ms. Vijayalakshmi TNSCST, 4,07,000 2014 2 years
(HCM) Dr. S. Vasantha Chennai
A study on Lifestyle trends
influencing Processed food
and Impact on Health among
School Going Children
8. Dr. ArunRaaza, CABS, 9,80,000 2014 1 year
Mr. K. Ramesh DRDO,
Design and Simulation study Bangalore.
of low profile Ku Band
Airborne sitcom antenna unit
for early warning system
9 Dr.M. Chandrasekaran CVRDE 9,89,000 2014 14 months
A study and design of Auto Avadi,
Loader system for Armored
Fighting Vehicles.
10 Dr.P.Mayilvahanan TNCST `3,99,600 2015 1 year
Government of India through Chennai
NIELIT project for Computer
training program for SC/ST
students O level project

3.2.4 Does the university have any projects sponsored by the industry / corporate
houses? If yes, give details such as the name of the project, funding agency
and grants received.

A total of 10 sponsored projects were sanctioned to the university. The most


important being Tepp, DSIR, K-securitys, Hyderabad, BHAVINI, Kalpak am,
CABS, DRDO. RTW, LLC, Dubai. Urology Clinic. Coimbatore. The table
below shows the details of the funding agency and project

Name of the PI & Co-PI /


S. No. Funding Agency Amount in Rs
Title of the project
1 Dr. ArunRazaa Tepp, DSIR RS.40,000/-
Mobile controlled combat vehicle
2 Dr. ArunRazaa K-securitys, RS.15,00,000/-
Smart home security system Hyderabad
3 Dr. ArunRazaa Tepp, DSIR Rs. 80,000/-
CAR AC ON/OFF using Mobile
6 Dr. ArunRazaa BHAVINI, Kalpakkam Rs.1,92,000/-
Creation and maintenance of
website for BHAVINI township
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7 Dr. ArunRazaa BHAVINI, Kalpakkam Rs.12,58,560/-


Creation of working solid model
for various systems of PFBR in
video and audio output
8 Dr. ArunRazaa CABS, DRDO Rs.9,80,000/-
&D . Sindhura
Design and simulation study of
low profile Ku band airborne
Satcom antenna unit for early
warning system
9 Dr. ArunRazaa RTW, LLC, Dubai Rs.10,00,000/-
Smart home security system
10 Dr. ArunRazaa Urology Clinic, Rs.40,00, 000/-
Smart Telesurgical Robotic Coimbatore
Endotrainer
11 Dr. ArunRazaa Woodward Grand Rs.50,000/-
Easy Vehicle Monitoring System

3.2.5. How many departments of the university have been recognized for their
research activities by national / international agencies (UGC-SAP, CAS;
Department with Potential for Excellence; DST-FIST; DBT, ICSSR, ICHR,
ICPR, etc.) and what is the quantum of assistance received? Mention any
two significant outcomes or breakthroughs achieved by this recognition.

S. No Name of the School National/International


Agencies from which funds
received / proposal submitted
1. School of Life Sciences MoES, DST, DBT, TNSCST
2. School of Basic Sciences DST, DRDO
3. School of Engineering CVRD, DRDO, DSIR, Bhavini
4. School of Pharmaceutical Sciences DST, DBT, AICTE
5. School of Computing Sciences TNSCST

The main outcomes of research supported by these agencies are in terms of patents,
ToTs, publications in high Impact Journals and PhD thesis.

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3.2.5 List details of

a) Research projects completed and grants received during the last four
years (funded by National/International agencies)

Name of the Total grant Year in Duration


Name of the Principal
S. No Funding which
Investigator &
Title of the R & D Project Agency started

1. Dr. K. Amutha UGC, 12,00,000 2009 3 years


The Molecular diversity of New Delhi
ArbuscularMycorrhizal fungi
in Tamil Nadu, (UGC, New
Delhi)
2. Dr .P. Govindarajan DIT, 71,44,000 2009 1 year
Students Project data base, New Delhi
possible conversion of
patents and TOTs to
SMEs(DIT , New Delhi)
3. Dr. G. Kathiravan TNSCST 5,000 2009 1 year
Students Project studies on
Anti Microbial and anti
cancer activity of nano
particle enhanced compound
of AristolochiaBractlelate
(TNSCST, Tamilnadu)
4. Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael Ministry of 13,23,990 2010 3 years
Immuno stimulatory, Earth Sciences,
antibacterial and disease New Delhi
protective active principles
from selected marine macro
algae for application to
aquaculture
5. Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael DST, 24,29,760 2010 3 years
Studies on Immune New Delhi
responses of striped murrel,
ChannaStriatus Bloch.
6. Dr. Ramalingam, Urology clinic, 40,00,000 2011 1 year
Dr. Anbudurai Coimbatore
Mr. ArunRaaza
Tele Surgical Robotic Endo-
trainer

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7. Dr. K. Anbudurai Valasuramani 1,00,000 2011 1 year


Design and Development of Farm Machines
Multicrop Thresher Pvt. LTd.,
M/s. Valasuramani Farm
Machines Pvt. Ltd.
8. Dr. K. Anbudurai K.K. 10,000 2012 3 months
Smart Beacon light Technology
9 Dr. K. Anbudurai M/s. 3,00,000 2012 6 months
S. Manigandan Pentagon
System and Method of Gas
Leak Detection,
Automatically Reporting to
neighbour and Fire Safety
Office
10 Dr. V. Ravichandiran AICTE 12,00,000 2013 1 year
MODROBS Scheme entitled New Delhi
Cytokine inhibitors from
Indian System of Medicine
(ISM) and its Micro-
propagation
11 Dr. K. BHAVINI, 1,92,000 2013 1 year
Anbudurai&Dr.ArunRaaza Kalpakkam.
Creation and Maintenance of
Website for BHAVINI
Township
12 Dr. G. Kathiravan TNSCST 10,000 2013 6 months
TNSCST-DBT Students DBT
Research Project
13 Dept. of Management AICTE, 12,00,000 2013 1 year
Studies New Delhi
MODROBS Scheme entitled
Class rooms and Computer
Lab
14 Dr. ArunRaaza BHAVINI, 12,58,560 2014 1 year
Creation of working Solid Kalpakkam.
model for various systems of
PFBR in video & audio
output as per specified
drawings
15 Dr.P.Mayilvahanan TNCST `,50,000 2014 1 year
Government of India through Chennai
NIELIT project for Computer
training program for SC/ST
students

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b) Inter-institutional collaborative projects and grants received

1. All India collaboration : As in the table listed below

S. No Name of the PI & Name of the


Name of the Project Rs in Lakhs
Collaborator Agency
1 Studies on Immuno- PI:Dr. R. Dinakaran DBT,
prophylactic and Michael New Delhi 33,10,875
therapeutic potentials of Collaborator/CoPI Dr. A.
the hemi-parasitic Tirunavukarasu, Principle
mistletoe, Dentrophthoe Scientist and Head, Fish
falcate for application to Culture Division, Central
disease control in Asian Institute of Brackish
sea bass, Latescalcarifer Water Aquaculture
(CIBA)
2 Design, Development & Dr. S. Lakshminarayanan, ARDB, 8,14,000
prototype production of DRDO
Magnesium water Dr. R. A. Kalaivani
activated battery for MAV
applications
3 Design and Simulation Dr. ArunRaaza, CABS, 9,80,000
study of low profile Ku Mr. K. Ramesh DRDO,
Band Airborne sitcom Bangalore.
antenna unit for early
warning system
4 Synthesis and Dr.R. A.Kalaivani DMSRDE, 9,80,000
Characterization of DRDO
Graphene by Chemical and
Electro Chemical Methods

2. International : Nil

3.3 Research Facilities

3.3.1 What efforts have been made by the university to improve its infrastructure
requirements to facilitate research? What strategies have been evolved to
meet the needs of researchers in emerging disciplines?

Improvement in infrastructure facilities for research has been carried out at


the following levels

The Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD) was established to
facilitate research at VISTAS. Started with a set of guidelines and conditions, to
motivate all the faculty members to come out with an action plan for pursuing

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research activities in their respective departments. The research colloquium at the


school level are being conducted every month, to share ideas and suggestions
regarding research activities. The Centre encourages the budding researchers
through the scheme of Vels seed grant to provide funds to carry out minor
research projects and also provide incentives for research publication, patent
filing and submission of major projects for funding.

For strengthening the research activity among the staff across all schools of the
university a special setup by name VISTAS SPS LAB has been created. This
laboratory is well equipped with sophisticated equipments and other required
infrastructure and is approved by the Government of Tamilnadu. The facilities
are made available to the research scholars and faculty members and any other
industries. The above facilities are used to carry out cutting edge research in
emerging areas.

The university has created an infrastructure adequate for training undergraduate


and post graduate students and research scholars. The curriculum is designed in
such a way that it encourages interdisciplinary research projects., According to
the guidelines of the CPCSEA[ Committee for the Purpose of Control and
Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA)] the Institutional Animal
Ethical Committee [IAEC] has been framed and animal house is maintained by
trained technical staff and supporting staff. They are aware of ethics inusing
animals for experimentation and encourage the students to observe and adopt
international standards in research.

The university provides the infrastructure facilities like uninterrupted power


supply, computers and internet with Wi-Fi to facilitate research.

The university has organized national and international conferences for


improving research.

3.3.2 Does the university have an Information Resource Centre to cater to the
needs of researchers? If yes, provide details of the facility.

Yes, the University has the following facilities.

The University has state of the art knowledge resource centre with
facilities assess to almost all open sources need for the courses offered by
University such KHAN, EDX, COURSESE, TED, this apart there is
dedicated E- Platform made available student and faculty of University this
apart University Central Library is the associate members of
INFLIBNET,MALIBNET to promote research

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University library subscribes to 11,717 International/National journals


including e-journals.

All essential support like e- sources, journals etc for researchers are
available round the clock.

The University has following facilities.


 NPTEL [National Programme Technology Enhanced Learning
]Course Materials
 On line Evidence Based Drug Information
 Database called Micromedex 2.0
 Plagiarism check software
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences has MoU with ESI hospital,
Ayanavaram which has drugs and poisons information centre for
providing drug information services to all health care providers
and patients.
University Library facilities are managed by qualified and efficient
librarians and assistants to ensure the best possible Information Services to
users from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on all working days.

Fully automated Library Information System with Bar-coding of Books,


Non-Book Materials and ID cards to enable Laser Scanning of Issues and
Returns.

The Library is equipped with LIBGENIE, an Integrated Library


Management Software Package, with all modules of the library
housekeeping operations. Using the Online Public Access Catalogue
(OPAC), users can search the library online catalogue by Author, Title or
Keywords. The users can also get to know the latest editions of periodicals,
books and the status of a document (whether on shelf or in circulation).

The University library is an Institutional member of,

1. EBSCO
2. MALIBNET (Madras Library Network)
3. IEEE
4. Online Resource available 24 X 7

The Following are E- Resources (on line database)


1. IEEE/IEL
2. ASME
3. ASCE
4. EBSCO- Academic Search Complete
5. EBSCO- Business Source Elite
6. PROQUEST

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7. Bentham Science Pharmacy


8. Nature Online
9. Inventor Online
10. Law Finder

3.3.3 Does the university have a University Science Instrumentation Centre


(USIC)? If yes, have the facilities been made available to research
scholars? What is the funding allotted to USIC?

A central research lab viz. VISTAS SPS LAB was started in the year 2013 with
996 sq.ft area. This Lab [VISTAS SPS LAB] has been approved by Director,
Drugs control, Government of Tamilnadu, Chennai, Regd No 4219/D1/1/2011
dated on7/5/2013.The laboratories are well equipped with sophisticated
equipment with total cost of Rs 88, 99,341 and other required infrastructure.
The facilities are made available to the research scholars. The above facilities
are used to carry out studies in spectroscopy, chromatography, cell biology,
genomics and drug development and analysis.

The establishment and maintenance of the above central lab are fully supported
and funded by the Management. This central research facility supports the
projects funded by DST, DBT, and DRDO. It also provides the research
atmosphere and hands on training to research scholars.

3.3.4 Does the university provide residential facilities (with computer and
internet facilities) for research scholars, post-doctoral fellows, research
associates, summer fellows of various academies and visiting scientists
(national/international)?

Yes, The University provides Wi-Fi facilities round the clock, in all the
hostels [Men &Women] for research scholars and for visiting academics and
scientists.

3.3.5 Does the university have a specialized research centre/ workstation on-
campus and off-campus to address the special challenges of research
programmes?

The university has CARD Incubation Centre, SPS lab and Centre for Fish
Immunology. Centre for Fish Immunology is specializing in research in Fish
Immunology with reference to Indian finfish aquaculture. The centre is the
venue of a major project funded by DBT, Government of India. The latest trend
in market being business analytics and cloud computing, two labs have been
established by IBM on CC & BA

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3.3.6 Does the university have centres of national and international


recognition/repute? Give a brief description of how these facilities are
made use of by researchers from other laboratories.
Yes. The University has a research centre called Centre for Fish
Immunology in the School of Life Sciences supported by Government of
India, and VISTAS SPS lab approved by Government of India.

Centre for Fish Immunology

Why this Centre?

With the global fish production through capture fisheries reaching its
maximum due to over exploitation, a major source of food/dietary protein
for the teeming millions of people in the new century will be aquaculture.
Present aquaculture production has almost surpassed that of capture
fisheries. At least 50% of the fish consumed by humans are farm- reared.
China accounts for about two-thirds of the worlds total aquaculture
production followed by India with far less production than China. India has
the potential for producing culture fish, many more times of what it is
actually producing. One of the main reasons for this failure is the large scale
mortalities of fish due to aquatic environmental pollution, crowding other
stressors leading to immunosuppression and the consequent microbial
infectious diseases. While global annual loss to aquaculture industries due to
diseases was estimated to be US$6.5 billion per annum (nearly 40% of the
production). Though no clear estimates annual disease loss are available for
Indian aquaculture, the % loss of production can be equal or more than that
of global average. Fish diseases can be controlled by immunological and
other ways such as by using antibiotics and immunoprophylactic measures
like Vaccines and Immunostimulants. To develop efficacious immuno-
prophylactic and immunotherapeutic measures for fish diseases, better
understanding of fish immunity is an important prerequisite. The centre
provides the necessary facilities for training and research in Fish
Immunology which is a newly emerged discipline in life sciences.
At the national level, there are only very few institutions working in the area
of Fish Immunology. This situation is due to lack of trained personnel, the
field being new. In the School of Life Sciences, VISTAS, Immunology and
Fish Immunology have been identified as an area for intensive study and
research respectively.

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What is the specific purpose?


Research and Consultancy
1. Research in Fish Immunology- Immunomodulation, Immunostimulants
and Immunotoxicology with reference to finfish aquaculture.

2. Providing consultancy service to the fish farmers on fish health


(prophylaxis and therapy) and the culture environment (pollution etc)
and to the pharmaceutical companies on vaccine/immunostimulant
efficacy (testing) and protocols for drug administration.

3. Providing library facilities for researchers in fish immunology from all


over the country.

4. Offering short term training in (Fish) Immunology techniques for


young college/university teachers/researchers.

Who use the Centre?

i) On a regular basis, the university faculty and graduate students


(M.Sc, and Ph.D) who are interested in the field of
Immunology and Fish Immunology.
ii) Members of the institutions collaborating with School of Life
Sciences,VISTAS
iii) On appointment, students, teachers and scientists from other
institutions for literature search, discussion and short term
study.

Who are the members of the centre?

The group normally includes Fish Immunology doctoral scholars,


M.Phil. students, Technical Assistant, field/lab Assistant, collaborating
faculty fellows and the Dean of Life Sciences.

What are the thrust areas for research?

The thrust areas of research interest include developing environment-


friendly prophylactic and therapeutic immunostimulants from
terrestrial and marine plants for culture fish. Another area is
heavymetal- induced immunosuppression in fish and this aspect has
relevance to extensive cultures in large water bodies which are more
often receive polluted waters form rivers and canals which are polluted
by industrial effluents. Stress-induced immunomodulation due to

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physical and social stressors (e.gover crowding, all male culture etc.) is
another priority area of research in this centre.

What are the accomplishments?

The centre under the leadership of Prof. Dinakaran Michael has


published large number of research articles in indexed national and
international journals with good impact factors and three inventions have
been filed for patents .The centre's director, Prof. Dr. Dinakaran Michael
who has been involved in active research for the past nearly three decades
has received national and international recognition for his achievements
and has supervised large number of MPhil and PhD theses work. Dr
Michael has widely travelled to present his group's research findings
in international and national conferences and to give invited lectures.
He has received many major research grants totaling more than 16
million (1.6 crore) Rupees from national funding agencies like UGC,
DBT, DST and OASTC(MoES) and international agencies like
Volkswagen Foundation, Hannover, Germany and United Board, New
York, USA(more details in the university website).

3.4 Research Publications and Awards

3.4.1 Does the university publish any research journal(s)? If yes, indicate the
composition of the editorial board, editorial policies and state whether
it/they is/are listed in any international database.

Yes, The University publishes 4 journals, 1 Printed and 3 online

 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRONTIERS IN SCIENCE AND


TECHNOLOGY IJFTS

The International Journal of Frontiers in Science and Technology (IJFST) is a


open access and peer reviewed international Quarterly journal which
publishes innovation in Science and Technology, aimed for strategies,
innovation and globalization for the health care system. IJFST is indexed in
Google Scholar, Open J-Gate and CAS. http://www.ijfstonline.org/. The
journal editorial board constitutes Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor,
Associate Editor, Editorial/Advisory Board Members, and Publication
Committee.

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 THE INDIAN REVIEW OF WORLD LITERATURE IN


ENGLISH(IRWLE)
The Indian Review of World Literature, a bi-annual online literary journal
aims to create awareness among the general readers, research scholars and
students of literature about the many forgotten and lesser-known classics of
the world by publishing scholarly articles on various aspects of World
literature at www.worldlitonline.net. Indexed in Google Scholar and Cite
Factor. The journal editorial board constitutesChief -Editor, Consulting
Editor, Associate Editor, and Assistant Editors.

 VELS MECH JOURNALS


VELS Mechanical Journals is an online journal initiated by the department
of mechanical Engineering of VISTAS that provides a gateway to trusted
journals for the researchers, technical professionals, and students. It includes
Editor- in- Chief and editorial Board members from national and
international bodies

1. Vels International Journal of Mechanical Engineering (VIJME)


www.velsmechjournals.com

2. Vels National Journal of Mechanical Engineering (VNJME)


www.velsmechjournals.com

 VELS MANAGEMENT JOURNAL


Vels Management Journal is a Half Yearly journal of management and
research. It is a printed only journal. It includes Editor- in- Chief and editorial
Board members from national and international bodies.

3.4.2 Give details of publications by the faculty:

 Number of papers published in peer reviewed journals


(National / international) : 1326

Number of Journal Publications indexed in Scopus: 456


To be included in SCOPUS Database - 111

No. of publications in other databases: 1326 456 = 870

Publication trend for SCOPUS- indexed journals

Number of Scopus- Indexed Journal Publication (2008-2015)

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 Monographs : Nil

 Chapters in Books: 51

 Books Published: 34

 Books Edited: Books with ISBN with details of publishers:


Pharmaceutically Important Plants GRABS Educational
Charitable Trust, Chennai. ISBN 978-81-929313

 Number listed in International Database (For e.g. Web of Science,


Scopus, Humanities International Complete, EBSCO host, etc.)

S. No Name of the Database Number of


Journals
1 Scopus 456

2 Web of Science 132

3 Others (Google Scholar, EBSCO 870


Host, etc.,)

 Citation Index range / average :

Citation Range is from 1 - 44 with an average of about 4.84 as per Scopus.


As per Google Scholar Citation ranges from 1 87 .
 SOURSE NORMALISED IMPACT PER PAPER (SNIP):
In summary, of 449 indexed publications as per SCOPUS, SNIP ranges
from 0.073 2.075
 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
The SJR of Indexed Journals ranged from 0.106 1.561
 Impact Factor range / average : The impact factor range for the JCR,
SCI journal publication is 0.236 4.321 with an average of 1.615
 H-Index: The h-index of University as per SCOPUS is 12
The h.index for University as per Google Scholar is 17
 i 10-Index: As per Google Scholar 42, SCOPUS - 18

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3.4.3 Give details of

 Faculty serving on the editorial boards of national and international


journals

National

Dr.M. Chandrasekaran

 Editor-in-chief: International Journal of Production Technology and


Management Research (IJPTMR) for Serial Publications.
http://www.serialspublications.com/journals1.asp?jid=575&jtype=1

 Editor-in-chief for International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and


Material Sciences (IJMEMS) for Serial
Publications.http://www.serialspublications.com/journals1.asp?jid=285&dtyp
e=1&jtype=1

Dr. R. Sangeetha

 Associate Editor of International Journal of Management and Development


Studies

 Editor of International Journal of Basic and Life Sciences

Dr.V. Ravichandran

 Editor-in-chief, International journal of frontiers in science and technology

Prof. Dr. GanesanBalakrishnan,

 Chief- Editor, The Indian Review of World Literature

International

Dr.M. Chandrasekaran

 Editorial board member for Usak University Journal of Material


Sciences(UUJMS), Turkey, uujms.usak.edu.tr

 Editorial board member for International Journal of Mechanical Engineering


& Technology (IJMET), International Journal of Production Technology and
Management (IJPTM), International Journal of Design and Manufacturing
Technology(IJDMT)for IAEME.http://iaeme.com/

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Dr. T. Somanathan

 Editorial Board Member in Journal of Nanotechnology,Diagnosis and


Treatment (JNDT), Savy Scientific Publisher, USA

 Faculty serving as members of steering committees of international


conferences organized by reputed organizations / societies

Name Steering committees of international conferences /


Societies
Dr. M. Chandrasekaran  International Conference on Mechanical and
Aeronautical Engineering (ICMAE 2015),
Singapore, December 12-14, 2015
 Session chair for 2015 International Conference
on Mechanical Engineering and Automation
Science (ICMEAS 2015) October 24-25, 2015
Hong Kong.
 Session Chair for 2014 International Conference
on Mechanical, Automotive and Materials
Engineering (CMAME 2014), May 2014,
Singapore.

Dr. R. Dinakaran Michael Session Chair for International conference on Diseases


in Asian Aquaculture organized by Asian Fisheries
Society at Mangalore, Karanataka, India,
November,2011

3.4.4 Provide details of


 Research awards received by the faculty and students

Inter-
S. No Name of the Award National Year
national
1 Mrs. ThangamVasudevan Award
2 - 2010 & 2012
Best Teacher
2. Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Germany - 1 2011
3 Agasthiyar Award 1 - 2011
4 Young Scientist Award DST SERB,
1 - 2011
New Delhi - 2011
5.
Emeritus Professorship of UGC, India 1 - 2012
6. Brain Pool Fellowship - 1 2012

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7. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Award for the Best


1 2012
Innovation (Students)
8 Samundhra Mundhan Award - best
1 -
Maritime training institute
9 P.G.I.B.M.S Award (Student) 1 - 2012
10 Academic Excellence Award
1 - 2014
Education Today Magazine
11 State award from Department of Art
& Culture, Government of Tamil 1 - 2014
Nadu
12. Outstanding Educator and Scholar
1 - 2014
award
13. Young Educator and Researcher
1 - 2014
award
14 Outstanding Educator & Scholar Award 1 - 2015

Doctoral / post doctoral fellows - National Level

S.No. Names of Doctoral Fellowship received at Name of the Students


National Level

1 Project Fellow at MIET, Chennai G. Sundraraman

2 DST Inspire Fellow at CLRI, Chennai M. Prathap Kumar

3 Project Fellow at VIT University, Vellore A. Daya

4 DST Inspire Fellow at University of Delhi Rakesh Kumar

5 Project Fellow at CLRI, Chennai S. Mayakrishnan

6 University Research Fellow at University of V. Saravanan


Madras

7 DST Inspire Fellow at VISTAS, Chennai E. Senthilkumar

8 Research Fellow at ARCI, Hyderabad Raju Kumar

9 DST Inspire Fellow at CLRI, Chennai D. Mukesh Kumar

10 Project Assistant in DRDO sponsored project V. Sivasankar

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Doctoral / post doctoral fellows - International Level

S.No. Names of Doctoral Fellowship received at Name of the Students


International Level

1 Research Fellow at The University of Stalin Joseph


Queensland, Australia

2 Research Fellow at Riga Technical University, R. Thennarasu


Latvia

3 Research Fellow at National Taiwan University K. Manivannan


of Science and Technology, Taiwan

4 Research Fellow at Queensland University of Karthika Prasad


Technology, Brisbane, Australia

5 Research Fellow at National TsingHua J. Pandidurai


University, Taiwan

 National and international recognition received by the faculty from reputed


professional bodies and agencies

S. No Name of the Award National International Year


1. Emeritus Professorship of 1 - 2012
UGC, India
2. Brain Pool Fellowship, - 1 2012
South Korea
3. Post-Doctoral Fellowship, - 1 2011
DBT
4 Mrs. ThangamVasudevan 2 - 2010 & 2012
Award, M.G.R. University
5 Agasthiyar Award, Punjab 1 - 2011
University
7 Academic Excellence 1 - 2014
Award, Education Today
Magazine

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3.4. 5. Indicate the average number of successful M.Phil and Ph.D. scholars guided
per faculty during the last four years. Does the university participate in
Shodhganga by depositing the Ph.D Theses with INFLIBNET for electronic
dissemination through open access?

Name and Academic


Name of the Research
S.No. Department qualifications of the Year
Scholar
Research Supervisor
1 Mr.S.Karthikeyan Biotechnology Dr.K.Rajagopal 2011-2012
HOD, Department of
Biotechnology
Vels University, Chennai
2 Ms.Shobana.G Biotechnology Dr.Kathiravan M.Sc., 2011-2012
M.Phil., Ph.D
Assistant Professor,
Department of
Biotechnology
Vels University, Chennai
3 Mr.Riyaz Ahmad Rather Biotechnology Dr.Kathiravan M.Sc., 2011-2012
M.Phil., Ph.D
Assistant Professor,
Department of
Biotechnology
Vels University, Chennai
4 Mr.A.Muthukumaravel Computer Dr.Purusothaman 2011-2012
Science Srinivasan
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.
5 Ms.P.Sujatha Computer Dr.Purusothaman 2012-2013
Science Srinivasan
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.
6 Mr.P.Mayilvahanan Computer Dr.Purusothaman 2012-2013
Science Srinivasan
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.
7 Ms.S.Prasanna Computer Dr.Purusothaman 2012-2013
Science Srinivasan
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.

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8 Mr.John Sunil Manoah.J English Dr. M. Prabakaran, 2012-2013


Principal, New Prince Shri
Bhavani Arts & Science
College, Medavakkam,Ch-
100
9 Ms.Issaki Alias Devi.P Computer Dr.S.P.Rajagopalan 2012-2013
Science Professor Emeritus,
School of Computing
Science and Engineering,
Dr.M.G.R.University,
Chennai
10 Ms.Sumathy Eswaran.H CSE Dr.S.P.Rajagopalan 2012-2013
Professor Emeritus,
School of Computing
Science and Engineering,
Dr.M.G.R.University,
Chennai
11 Mr.P.Naina Mohammed Pharmacy Dr.V.Ravichandiran 2012-2013
M.Pharm, Ph.D.
Principal & HOD, School
of Pharmacy, Vels
University, Chennai
12 Mr.Arun Raaza ECE Dr.S.P.Rajagopalan 2012-2013
Professor Emeritus,
School of Computing
Science and Engineering,
Dr.M.G.R.University,
Chennai
13 Mr.Anu Baisel English Dr. M. Prabakaran, 2012-2013
Principal, New Prince Shri
Bhavani Arts & Science
College, Medavakkam,Ch-
100
14 Mr.S.Balaji Computer Dr.K.Srivatsa, ME.,Ph.D., 2012-2013
Science Senior Professor,
St.Josephs College Dr of
Engg.
Chennai- 600 119.
15 Mr.J.Senthil kumar Computer Dr.K.Srivatsa, ME.,Ph.D., 2012-2013
Science Senior Professor,
St.Josephs College Dr of
Engg.
Chennai- 600 119.
16 Mr.M.Basavanna Computer Dr.K.Srivatsa, ME.,Ph.D., 2012-2013
Science Senior Professor,
St.Josephs College Dr of
Engg.
Chennai- 600 119.

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17 Mr.D.Elamparithi Biotechnology Dr.M.Boominathan M.Sc., 2012-2013


M.Phil.,Ph.D. HOD, Dept
of Biotechnology
Marudhupandiyar College
Thanjavur.

18 Mr.V.Moorthy Biotechnology Dr.M.Boominathan M.Sc., 2012-2013


M.Phil.,Ph.D. HOD, Dept
of Biotechnology
Marudhupandiyar College
Thanjavur.

19 Mr.T.M. John Bastin Biotechnology Dr.M.Boominathan M.Sc., 2012-2013


M.Phil.,Ph.D. HOD, Dept
of Biotechnology
Marudhupandiyar College
Thanjavur.

20 Mr.P.Mani Biotechnology Dr.M.Boominathan M.Sc., 2012-2013


M.Phil.,Ph.D. HOD, Dept
of Biotechnology
Marudhupandiyar College
Thanjavur.

21 Mr.V.Devarajan Pharmacy Dr.V.Ravichandiran 2012-2013


M.Pharm, Ph.D.
Principal & HOD, School
of Pharmacy, Vels
University, Chennai
22 Mr.E.Tamil Jothi Pharmacy Dr.V.Suba Kumaravelan 2012-2013
Assistant Professor of
Pharmacology, National
Institude of Siddha,
Chennai- 47
23 Ms.B.Thanuja Chemistry Dr.Charles Chritopher 2013-2014
Kanakam
M.Sc., Ph.D.,
Professor & HOD,
Dept. of Chemistry, SRM
Valliammai Engg.
College.
24 Mr.S.Niranjanan Computer Dr.S.P.Rajagopalan 2013-2014
Science Professor Emeritus,
School of Computing
Science and Engineering,
Dr.M.G.R.University,
Chennai

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25 Mr.P.Guhan Computer Dr.Purusothaman 2013-2014


Science Srinivasan
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.
26 Mr.B.Shaji Computer Dr.Purusothaman 2013-2014
Science Srinivasan
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.
27 Mr.P.Dharani Prasad Pharmacy Dr.V.Suba Kumaravelan 2013-2014
Assistant Professor of
Pharmacology, National
Institude of Siddha,
Chennai- 47
28 Mr.R.Nagasubramanian Computer Dr.S.P.Rajagopalan 2013-2014
Science Professor Emeritus,
School of Computing
Science and Engineering,
Dr.M.G.R.University,
Chennai
29 Ms.Y.Kalpana Computer Dr.Purusothaman 2013-2014
Science Srinivasan
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.
30 Ms.P.Prem Kala Rani English Dr.S.Usha Kalyani 2013-2014
M.A,M.Phil., Ph.D.
Principal
Anna Institute of
Management
31 Mr.R.Ealumalai Pharmacy Dr.V.Ravichandiran 2013-2014
M.Pharm, Ph.D.
Principal & HOD, School
of Pharmacy, Vels
University, Chennai
32 Ms.V.Hema English Dr.G.Balakrishnan, 2013-2014
Professor & Head, PG &
Research Dept. of English,
Vels University,
Pallavaram,
Chennai600 117.

33 Ms.R.Bhuvana Computer Dr.Purusothaman 2013-2014


Science Srinivasan
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.

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34 Mr.T.N.R.Kumar Computer Dr.K.Srivatsa, ME.,Ph.D., 2013-2014


Science Senior Professor,
St.Josephs College Dr of
Engg.
Chennai- 600 119.
35 Ms.S.Vijayalakshmi Biotechnology Dr.Kathiravan M.Sc., 2013-2014
M.Phil., Ph.D
Assistant Professor,
Department of
Biotechnology
Vels University, Chennai
36 Mr.S.Deivam Pharmacy Dr.J.Anbu, 2013-2014
Professor & Head,
Department of
Pharmacology, School of
Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Vels University
37 Ms.Sachindri Rana Biotechnology
Dr.Kathiravan M.Sc., 2013-2014
M.Phil., Ph.D
Assistant Professor,
Department of
Biotechnology
Vels University, Chennai
VIVA WAS COMPLETED

1 Ms.R.Gowri Biotechnology Dr.N.Sukumaran VIVA


M.Sc.,Ph.D. COMPLETED
Former Director, School of
Life Sciences, Vels
University, Chennai.
2 Mr.A.Sivaramakrishnan Computer Dr.M.Karnan ME.,Ph.D., VIVA
Science #45/153, Palayam, COMPLETED
Palani-624601.

3 Ms.R.Vani priya Management Dr.Venkatramaraju VIVA


M.Com,MBA,MA,M.Ed., COMPLETED
ACS., Ph.D. Reader , Dept
of Commerce
Pachaiyappas College, Ch-
30
4 Ms.M.Preethi Management Dr.Venkatramaraju VIVA
M.Com,MBA,MA,M.Ed., COMPLETED
ACS., Ph.D. Reader , Dept
of Commerce
Pachaiyappas College, Ch-
30
5 Mr.E.Nagarajan Pharmacy Dr.P.Shanmugasundaram, VIVA
M.Pharm., Ph.D., COMPLETED
Professor and Head,
Department of
Pharmaceutical Analysis,
School of Pharmaceutical
Sciences, Vels University,
Chennai.

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6 Mr.V.V.Ravi Commerce Dr.Venkatramaraju VIVA


M.Com,MBA,MA,M.Ed., COMPLETED
ACS., Ph.D. Reader , Dept
of Commerce
Pachaiyappas College, Ch-
30
7 Ms.A.Geetha Management Dr.Venkatramaraju VIVA
M.Com,MBA,MA,M.Ed., COMPLETED
ACS., Ph.D. Reader , Dept
of Commerce
Pachaiyappas College, Ch-
30
8 Mr.R.Vinay Raj Management Dr.K.S.Chandrasekar VIVA
MBA, Ph.D., M.S. COMPLETED
Institute of Management in
Kerala, University of
Kerala, Trivandrum -
695001
9 Mr.K.Santhosh Kumar Management Dr.K.S.Chandrasekar VIVA
MBA, Ph.D., M.S. COMPLETED
Institute of Management in
Kerala, University of
Kerala, Trivandrum -
695001
10 Mr.RishikeshPadmanaban Management Dr.K.S.Chandrasekar VIVA
MBA, Ph.D., M.S. COMPLETED
Institute of Management in
Kerala, University of
Kerala, Trivandrum -
695001
11 Ms.Shazia Farhana Hindi Dr.Hussain Valli, M.A., VIVA
Ph.D., Reader & Head COMPLETED
Department of Hindi
New College, Chennai

12 Ms.K.Uma Economics Dr.J.Edwin Thomson VIVA


M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Prof. COMPLETED
& Head,
Dept. of Economics,
Gurunanak College,
Velachery, Chennai 40.
13 Mr.A.S.Kripa Sankar Statistics Dr.R.Ravanan, VIVA
Reader, Department of COMPLETED
Statistics,
Presidency College,
Chennai-600 005

14 Indupriya.S Commerce Dr.M.Chandran M.Com, VIVA


M.Phil., Ph.D., Professor COMPLETED
and HOD, Department of
Commerce, Vels
University, Chennai

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15 P.Sripriya Computer Dr.Purusothaman VIVA


Science Srinivasan COMPLETED
Professor, PET Engg.
College,, Thiruchendur
Road, Vellore 627 117,
Tirunelveli District.
16 T.Sudha Pharmacy Dr.P.Shanmugasundaram VIVA
M.Pharm, Ph.D., DPPAM, COMPLETED
Professor, Dept. of
Chemistry, Vels
University, Chennai
17 Kshir Sagar Sandeep Pharmacy Dr.P.Shanmugasundaram VIVA
Sharad M.Pharm, Ph.D., DPPAM, COMPLETED
Professor, Dept. of
Chemistry, Vels
University, Chennai
18 Suganya.R.V. Commerce Dr.M.Chandran M.Com, VIVA
M.Phil., Ph.D., Professor COMPLETED
and HOD, Department of
Commerce, Vels
University, Chennai

M.Phil. :

S. No Name of the School Recognised M. Phil Guided M.Phil


M. Phil in last 5 years Completed
Guides
1 School of Life Sciences 20 45 42

2 School of Basic Sciences 16 65 65


3 School of Management - 32 32

4 School of Computing 15 86 86
Sciences
5 School of Hotel 1 05 5
Management
6 School of Visual 2 07 7
Communication
7. School of Languages 15 43 43

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i. No of Ph. D Thesis Deposited in Shodhganga -

Yes, the university participate in Shodhganga by depositing the PhD theses.

Name of the Department No. of PhD Theses


Deposited in Shodhganga
School of Life Science 10
School of Pharmacy 09
School of Basic Sciences 01
School of Engineering 01
School of Languages 05
School of Computing Sciences 19
School of Management Studies & Commerce 07

3.4.6 What is the official policy of the university to check malpractices and
plagiarism in research? Mention the number of plagiarism cases reported
and action taken.

The University has a publication oversight committee which screens the


manuscripts with plagiarism detection software to check for plagiarism. The
software gives the percentage of plagiarism in each article.

The report is given to the authors who make revisions and the document is
given checked for plagiarism. If the plagiarism is less than 20 % only the
document is sent for submission.

3.4.7 Does the university promote interdisciplinary research? If yes, how many
interdepartmental / interdisciplinary research projects have been
undertaken and mention the number of departments involved in such
endeavours?

Departments from various schools collaborate internally with other departments


and also with external institutions to do good research in the new emerging field
of science.
Department Collaborating Department Aspect of Collaboration

Submission of collaborative research


projects

Department School of Pharmaceutical Publication of research findings


of Chemistry Sciences Filing of patents involving innovation
Development of new products for
technology transfer to industry

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Submission of Biosensor Project


Publication of research findings
School of Department of Electrical and
Pharmacy Electronic Communication Filing of patents involving innovation
Development of new products for
technology transfer to industry

3.4.8 Has the university instituted any research awards? If yes, list the awards.

Yes, The University has instituted many research awards to encourage the
faculty. Awards are given in various categories like Best Paper Publication,
Guiding PhDs, Book Publication, Implementation of Major Projects,

3.4.9 What are the incentives given to the faculty for receiving state, national
and international recognition for research contributions?

Faculty achievements are appreciated by the University accordingly the


faculties were provided with

Travel grant for paper presentations in national & International


conferences
Incentives for the sanctioned project from national and international
agencies

3.5 Consultancy

3.5.1 What is the official policy of the University for Structured Consultancy?
List a few important consultancies undertaken by the university during the
last four years.

The official policy of the University is in favour of teaching staff undertake


consultancy services. The teachers are paid 60% of the net income received
from consultancy as extra remuneration. The net income is defined as total
consultancy fees received expenditure incurred on consultancy work. Those
teachers who are involved in consultancy are also given with less teaching hour
and more leave for this purpose.

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S.N Company Name Value Rs.


o.
School of Management Studies
1. Super Auto Forge 1,50,000
2. Office Tigers 2,15,000
3. CP Aquaculture 2,40,000
4. Tool & Machine Tool Engg. 3,00,000
5. Dr.Agarwals 70,000
6. Sri Ramana Healthcare 2,30,000
7. Yokogawa 75,000
School of Computing Sciences
8. Hitee Solutions Pvt. Ltd., 1,30,000
9. Solution NET 1,25,000
10. S-Logicx 1,10,000
11. Exc Technology 80,000
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
12. Ordean Health care Ltd., 1,25,000
13. Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust, TN 60,000.00
14. Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust 55,000.00
15. Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust 50,000.00
16. Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust 60,000.00
17. Indian Pharmaceutical Association 55,000.00
18. Indian Pharmaceutical Association 40,000.00
19. Indian Pharmaceutical Association 50,000.00
20. Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust 55,000.00
21. Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust 75,000.00
22. Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust 75,000.00
23. Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust 75,000.00
24. Tamil Nadu Pharmaceutical Welfare Trust, TN 60,000.00
Total 25,60,000

3.5.2 Does the university have a university-industry cell? If yes, what is its
scope and range of activities?

Yes, the university has incubation centre with necessary facilities

 Our University has expertise in offering Chemical Analysis,


Pharmaceutical and Industrial Testing Services to our clients. These
services are rendered in compliance with industry standards and norms.
 Our University is backed by a team of skilled and experienced
professionals, which helps us in offering products and services as per the
precise requirements of our clients..

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 The team involved remains in close contact with the clients to understand
their requirements and offer the services and products accordingly. They
also render the services and products as per the set industry standards that
further help in gaining the satisfaction of our clients.
 Various schools in the University interact with industries and arrange for
students Mini and Major projects, Internship training, etc.,

Transfer of Technology (TOTs)

S.No Area Patent No Company Name

1. Easy Vehicle Monitoring and 2208/CHE/2010 M/s Woodward


Surveillance Grand-Parking
Solutions
2. Design and Development of - M/s.Valasuramani
Multicrop Thresher Farm Machines Pvt.
Ltd.,
3. Smart Cost Effective Tele- 300/CHE/2012 A M/s.Urology Clinic,
surgical Robot for Surgery Coimbatore

4. Preparation of Analytical 2272/CHE/2012 M/s.Edict


Tablets and Capsules for Pharmaceuticals
Identification of Tuberculosis Pvt. Ltd, Chennai.
Bacterium
5. Smart Home Security System To be patented M/s.K.Securitys,
Hyderabad, Andhra
Pradesh
6. Home Automation System To be patented RTW LLC, Dubai.

A sum of Rs.6 lakhs has been earned through ToT and product 5 and 6 have
been given on Royalty basis

3.5.3 What is the mode of publicizing the expertise of the University for
Consultancy Services? Which are the departments from whom consultancy
has been sought?

 The information regarding the available expertise is published in the


university WEB site, participating in conference and seminar as resource
person and personal communication and contact.
 It is widely publish in the national dailies.

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 The products are showcased in fairs and completions conduct by other


institutions.
3.5.4. How does the university utilize the expertise of its faculty with regard to
consultancy services?
 The breadth of our expertise allows us to advice on the wider implications
of results, particularly in terms of drug discovery and optimization. The
rare combination of the expertise, excellence in infra-structure and
conducive environment encourages us to take up research confirming to
the highest level of outcome.

 The university corresponds with nearby industries and introduces out


experts and expertise to them to undertake consultancy services.

3.5.5. List the broad areas of consultancy services provided by the university and
the revenue generated during the last four years.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is actively involved in offering consultancy


services.

 Chemical Analysis
 Analysis of Pharmaceutical Products, (API, Raw Materials & Finished
products) to certify whether they conform to the set Standards
specified in the IP, BP, USP, USSRP, JP, D & C Act etc., as the
case may be.
 Cosmetics in accordance with the BIS and D & C Act.
 Water Analysis, Purity of Chemicals and Impurity profiling
 Drug properties & binding and Protein Binding studies
 Drug discovery & optimization
 Reference spectra & data
 Studies of synthetic compounds, natural products
 Solubility profile of pharmaceuticals
 Toxicity studies of therapeutic agents
 Screening medicinal herbs & synthetic drugs for various therapeutic
potentials including analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-
diabetic, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective potentials, immune-
modulatory(IL-2), Antiurolithiatic activity , wound healing, antiobesity,
diuretic and antiepileptic activity using animal models.
 Pharmacokinetic &Pharmacodynamic interaction studies.
 Project guidance to students carrying out research.
 Training of sponsored scientists desirous of learning the concepts of
analysis.
 VISTAS SPS LAB provides specialist analytical and research services for
pharmaceuticals, biotechnology products, fine chemicals and other
substances using a variety of spectroscopic, physicochemical and
theoretical techniques.
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3.6. Extension Activities and Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR)


3.6.1 How does the university sensitize its faculty and students on its
Institutional Social Responsibilities? List the social outreach programmes
which have created an impact on students campus experience during the
last four years.

The University encourages its faculty members and students to take part in
various social service movements like NSS, Energy and Environment
Protection, Awareness programme etc.
1. Awareness Camp on Drinking Water Quality
2. Awareness Camp on Usage of Medicine
3. Awareness Camp on Hygiene and Sanitation
The university sensitizes its faculty members and students on its Institutional
Social Responsibilities to cater to the needs of people who are deprived of
education. Because of this, most of faculty members and students know very
well about the social and economic status of the people near the campus and
so they volunteer to do social service to the people.
 The Faculty members and the students are encouraged to take part in
collaboration with other organizations such as GOs, NGOs, SHGS,
local bodies etc. in carrying out societal outreach programmes.
 Information concerning these programmes is circulated through notices
and co-ordinators of NSS, Youth Red Cross and Heads of Departments.
 University appreciates the services provided by students and faculty by
taking into consideration their working for such activities as on duty.
 Courses from the Schools of Pharmacy and Physiotherapy have
extension activities incorporated as part of the field practices.
 Undergraduate and postgraduate students of Pharmacy and
Physiotherapy are taken for field social work in the community as a part
of their training.\
 VISTAS has established a free Palliative Care Hospital for the old age
people, which is the first of its kind in the part of the country.
 Several of the prominent contributions of University include:
o Serving public through various awareness camp
o Involvement in Government organized health care programmes
 The University encourages the Faculty, staff and students participate
regularly in various health care programmes, flood relief, disease
outbreaks and disaster management, Environmental awareness camp etc.
 Training programmes are routinely conducted at University on Public
Health camp, Self Help group, Noise awareness, Breast cancer
awareness etc
 The NSS of University with other departments spearheads community
awareness on Pollution, Environmental and Occupational Health Impact.

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 The students of M. Pharm, B. Pharm , Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) and


Physiotherapy are posted in the patient counselling area.
 The University organized Social awareness camps and Cleaning the
campus at village , streets, temples and beach through NSS volunteers

3.6.2 How does the university promote university-neighbourhood network and


student engagement, contributing to the holistic development of students
and sustained community development?

 The university-neighbourhood system and student engagement is


promoted by the university through the following stages
.
 Involvement of the students in all NSS activities in Health,
environment and social awareness camps.

 Encouraging staff to participate in national level Faculty Training and


Development Programmes organized by government and private
agencies.

Environmental Awareness and Protection Activities Organized by VISTAS


(2008-2015)

S.N NAME OF
DATE PLACE IMPACT
O THE WORK
A group of 50 volunteers involved
Campus VISTAS
1 19.9.2008 in the activity and were sensitized
cleaning Pallavaram
on health and hygiene
A group of 170 volunteers
participated in rain water harvesting
Rain water procession at pallavaram. This was
VISTAS
2 26.9.2008 harvesting inaugurated by Mr.E. Karunanidhi,
Pallavaram
procession chairman pallavaram municipality.
The public were made aware of the
need of saving rain water.
The NSS unit of VISTAS
Maliganagar
conducted tree planting programme
,Perumalnagar
3 23.10.2008 Tree plantation at Maliganagar ,Perumalnagar and
and
Tirutaninagar. Nearly 200 NSS
Tirutaninagar
volunteers participated.

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The university conducted rain water


harvesting awareness seminar in
Rain water
association with Deepam welfare
Harvesting VISTAS
4 15.09.2009 Association at Tambaram, Chennai.
awareness Pallavaram
Nearly 200 NSS volunteers of
seminar
VISTAS participated in the
seminar.
As per the guidance of NSS co-
ordinator of VISTAS tree planting
VISTASPallav
5 20.01.2010 Tree plantation programme was conducted at
aram
VISTAS campus. Nearly 300 NSS
volunteers participated
In favor of international biological
diversity day contest 2012. There
are 50 volunteers participated in
the following events :
 Poster and painting
International
 Exhibition
biological VISTAS
6 10.05.2012  Innovation program
diversity day Pallavaram
 Quiz
contest 2012
 Elocution on 10.05.2012
and 11.05.2012 for the
purpose of creating
awareness and action plan
for the students.
Bio-Diversity 50 NSS volunteers participated in
7 17.05.2012 conservation Marina beach Bio-Diversity conservation
campaign campaign.
NSS Unit-I (100 students)
participated in rain water harvesting
Rain water
VISTASPallav programme to provide the planted
8 26.06.2012 harvesting
ara trees with sufficient water in the
conservation
summer.

Our NSS students participated in


the environmental awareness
My Earth My VISTASPallav campaign on the theme My Earth
9 01.08.2012
Duty aram My Duty in association with Zee
news tv channel in which various
activities were held. Chennai
A group of 75 volunteers
28.01.2013
Conservation of participated at Pallikaranai for the
10 - Pallikaranai
forest programme conducted on
29.01.2013
conservation of forest.
Our NSS students conducted 100
Tree planting VISTAS
11 28.04.2013 tree planting programme to reduce
programme Pallavaram
air pollution. VISTAS
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For International biological


diversity day, 50 volunteers
participated the following events:
 Poster and painting
International  Exhibition
biological VISTAS  Innovation programme quiz
12 10.05.2013
diversity day Pallavaram  Elocution as on 10.03.2103
contest -2013 for the purpose of creating
awareness and action plan
for the students of SRM
University

At Heba matriculation school


Heba
pallavaram, 100 NSS volunteers
Tree planting Matriculation
13 15.08.2013 conducted Tree planting program
programme School,
on the Independence Day.
Pallavaram
As per guidance of NSS
VISTAS coordinator, the NSS students
14 22.3.2014 Tree Planting
Pallavaram planted large number of trees in our
campus
The NSS unit of VISTAS
conducted Tree planting
Perumal Nagar
Tree planting programme at Malikanagar,
15 13.8.2014 and Tirutani
programme Perumal Nagar and Tirutani Nagar.
Nagar
Nearly 195 NSS volunteers
participated in this camp.
NSS unit of VISTAS has conducted
tree planting camp which has been
inaugurated by Prof. Solomon
Tree planting VISTAS Pappaiya and Chancellor of
16 7.10.2014
camp Pallavaram VISTASDr.Ishari K. Ganesh.
Nearly 300 plants were planted in
Pallavaram area.

Health Awareness Activities Organized by VISTAS (2008-2015)

1 07.11.2008 Eye camp Pammal, The VISTAS conducted eye camp


Chennai for the people in Pammal, in
association with Sai eye hospital,
Pammal,Chennai. Nearly 200 NSS
volunteers participated in this Eye
camp.

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2 11.11.2008 World Chennai World disability day celebration


Disability day with Udavumkarangal, an NGO
celebration organization. 300 NSS volunteers
participated in the Relay. The
Students of VISTAS participated in
the poster competition.
3 26.2.2009 Cleaning the Chrompet, 50 NSS volunteers did the cleaning
premises of the Chennai of the premises of the government
government general hospital at Chrompet,
General hospital Chennai.
4 28.07.2009 AIDS Kancheepuram The organization of international
awareness collectors youth interaction conducted a
office programme on HIV/AIDS
awareness. The programme was
held at collector office,
Kancheepuram. 300 NSS
volunteers of VISTAS participated.
5 4.8.2010 Hepatitis B The VISTAS Conducted Hepatitis
Infection VISTAS B Infection Seminar In
Awareness Pallavaram association with PizfarPvt.Ltd
Programme Company And Child Trust
Hospital, Chennai. Nearly 300 NSS
volunteers participated in the
seminar.
6 10.01.2011 Know your VISTAS Rally organized by Indian
pharmacist Pallavaram pharmaceutical association at
Marina beach
7 07.10.2012 Blood donation VISTAS NSS students conduct blood
camp Pallavaram donation camp with support of lions
club to help the poor in need of
blood. VISTAS
8 09.11.2012 Awareness VISTAS VISTAS NSS unit has created
- among the Pallavaram awareness among the people about
15.11.2012 people about the disease like malaria, dengue,
the disease like chikunguniya caused by mosquitoes
malaria,
dengue,
chikunguniya
caused by
mosquitoes

9 01.12.2012 Awareness VISTAS NSS students provided awareness


among the Pallavaram among the people around college,
people about about AIDS.
AIDS

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10 23.12.2013 Health VISTAS Health Awareness Quiz


awareness Quiz Pallavaram Programme conducted for 10th to
Programme 12th standard students of chennai
schools as part of National
Pharmacy week celebrations by the
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
VISTAS
11 10.03.2013 Pharmacist day VISTAS Proud to be a Pharmacist in
celebration Pallavaram Association with Indian
Pharmaceutical Association,
12 23.03.2013 Eye checkup in VISTAS A group of 250 volunteers
-29.3.2013 collaboration Pallavaram participated at special camp on Eye
with vasan eye Checkup conducted by VISTAS
care hospital
NSS.

13 20.4.2013- AIDS VISTAS A group of 100 NSS volunteers


22.04.2013 Awareness Pallavaram with some international visitors
Programme conducted an AIDS awareness
programme at the campus.
Presentations were given to all the
students on the theme.

14 25.9.2013 Eye camp VISTAS In association with Dr.Agarwals


& Pallavaram eye hospital, Chennai
26.9.2013
15 05.10.2013 Blood donation VISTAS A group of 400 NSS volunteers
Pallavaram donated blood in our campus at
VISTAS. The activity was
coordinated by Lions Club
16 14.10.2013 Eye Checkup VISTAS With the support of Agarwal Eye
Pallavaram foundation, Vels NSS organized an
Eye check-up programme at the
university premises for the benefit
of Pallavaram people and students

17 14.11.2013 AIDS VISTAS NSS unit in association with


awareness Pallavaram visiting American students
programme (International Alliance for

prevention of Aids) conducted
AIDS awareness programme. for
the benefit of youth which was

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inaugurated by Dr .S. Sekar Vice


chancellar of VISTAS
18 21.11.2013 Pharmacist-A VISTAS Drug Awareness rally on National
health care Pallavaram Pharmacy week organized by
Profession Indian Pharmaceutical Association
19 23.11.2013 Health care VISTAS In association with Indian
programme Pallavaram pharmaceutical association
20 2014 Breast cancer VISTAS Pharmacognosy department
awareness Pallavaram conducted breast cancer awareness
programme in association with
chennai turns pink
21 28.1.2014 Lecture on VISTAS Lecture given by Dr. Logesh
stroke Pallavaram [senior consultant neurologist,
Global health city, Chennai
22 19.2.2014 Lecture on VISTAS Lectute given by Dr. Guruprasad
know your heart Pallavaram MBBS,MD,DM[senior consultant
interventional cardiology
&electrophysiology]global health
city Chennai
23 17- Eye-checkup VISTAS A group of 280 volunteers
23.3.2014 Pallavaram participated in special camp
conducted by VISTAS NSS an
Eye-checkup in association with
Vasan eye care Hospital
24 19.3.2014 about VISTAS Dr.Clement Joseph[senior
Ortho&sports Pallavaram consultant arthroscopy, sports
related medicine global health city]Chennai
injuries&
prevention
25 25.3.2014 Breast cancer VISTAS Rally on breast cancer awareness
awareness Pallavaram was conducted
26 18.8.2014 Prevention of VISTAS Lecture given by Dr. Joy
Hep B Pallavaram Varghese[liver surgeon, global
health city] Chennai
27 19.8.2014 Hep B VISTAS In association with Global health
Screnning camp Pallavaram city Chennai
28 6.9.2014 Blood donation Pallavaram - Nearly 110 NSS
drive Therabasanthb volunteersparticipated in a mega
avan blood donation drive and donated
blood which was organized by
Akhilbharatiyaterapanthyuvakparis
hadatPallavaram,
Therabasanthbavan
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29 06.10.2014 Blood Donation VISTASPallav NSS unit of VISTAS has conducted


Camp aram Blood Donation Camp in
association with Lions club of
Madras patina. Nearly 120
volunteers donated blood in this
camp.
30 19.11.2014 Drug awareness VISTAS The 53rd national pharmacy week
Pallavaram celebrations in school of
pharmaceutical sciences
31 16.3.2015- Kovilambakam A group of 100 volunteers
22.3.2015 Eye checkup Samugakudam participated at the special camp on
Eye Check-up conducted by
VISTAS NSS in association with
Vasan eye care hospital

32 19.3.2015 Eye camp VISTAS Eye camp in association with Vasan


Pallavaram Eye care hospital.
33 21.04.2015 Pharma VISTAS Inaugurated by Chennai Mayor
awareness rally Pallavaram SaidaiDuraisamy
34 10.05.2015 Dental checkup VISTASPallav The VISTAS NSS unit with
aram association of sriventkateswara
college conducted dental checkup
which was inaugurated be Dr.
Rajeev and Dr. Amos. About 200
students had their teeth checked.

Social Awareness Camp

1 12.12.2008 Traffic In the vicinity A group of 125 NSS volunteers


- Regulation of Bus Stand, attended the traffic regulation
30.01.2009 Pallavaram campaign near Pallavaram bus
stand
2 14.3.2009 International Rajiv Gandhi International Human Rights Day
Human Rights National activities in association with Rajiv
Day activities Institute of Gandhi National Institute of Youth
Youth development. 300 NSS volunteers
Development, of VISTAS participated.
Sriperumbudur
3 10.08.2009 Traffic In the vicinity As per guidance of the Inspector of
regulation of Pallavaram Police ,Pallavaram,A group of 125
campaign, bus stand Vels NSS volunteers attended the
traffic regulation campaign, from
10.08.2009 to 31.08.2009

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4 12.10.2009 Adult Literacy Thiruneermalai The NSS units of VISTAS.


programme ,Thirusulam conducted literacy programme at
About 175 NSS volunteers of
VISTAS participated in this
programme.
5 20.7.2010 Tree planting Malikanagar. The NSS unit of VISTAS
programme Perumal Nagar conducted Tree planting
and Tirutani programme at Malikanagar.
Nagar Perumal Nagar and Tirutani Nagar.
About 200 NSS volunteers
participated in this camp.
6 26.8.2010 Rain water Pallavaram A group of 175 NSS volunteers
harvesting participated in Rain water
procession harvesting procession at
Pallavaram. This was inaugurated
by Mr.E. Karunanidhi chairman
Pallavaram municipality
corporation.
7 6.10.2010 Traffic Pallavaram bus A group of 125 NSS volunteers
regulations stand attended the traffic regulations
campaign campaign at Pallavaram bus stand
from (6.10.2010-15.10.2010).
8 9.2.2011 Drainage Kolathumedu A group of 100 NSS volunteers
cleaning and Malliganathm participated drainage cleaning and
road relaying and road relaying programme at
programme perumalnagar. KolathumeduMalliganatham and
perumalnagar.
9 11.2.2013- Fund Raising to VISTAS A Group Of 150 VISTAS
12.2.2013 support poor Pallavaram Volunteers Participated in raising
and physically funds for the poor and Physically
challenged Challenged Persons. They
persons Conducted The Cultural Program
And Our Students Helped Them To
Participate And Collected Money
For Them
10 4.3.2014 one day Rajiv Gandhi A group of 50 NSS students to
orientation KhelAbhiyan participated one day orientation
programme on and programme on National Youth
National Youth Inauguration of policy, 2014 and Rajiv Gandhi
policy Rgniyd Central KhelAbhiyan and Inauguration of
Library in RGNIYD Central Library in
Sriperambadhu Sriperambadhur.
r

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11 7.4.2014 General VISTAS As per the instruction from the


Election Pallavaram Chief Election Commisioner of
awareness to Tamil Nadu, VISTAS conducted
the people general election awareness to the
people at Alandur assembly
constituency in association with
Alandur Municipality staff. 400
VISTAS NSS members
participated.
12 22.6.2014 Service to the Saidapet , VISTAS NSS units of
poor and the Chennai VISTAS rendered service
Physically to the poor and the
challenged disability persons in association
persons in with SamuthayaVidial trust at
association with Saidapet.
SamuthayaVidi
al trust
13 27.6.2014 Meeting/semina Rgniyd As per the guidance of Programme
r on the campus advisor of NSS regional center,
development of Sriperumbudur Chennai, VISTAS NSS unit of 50
tribal and north students participated in the activity
eastern youth on the development of tribal and
north eastern youth.
14 26.09.2014 Fund Raising VISTAS and NSS units of VISTAS collected
- for Kashmir T.Nagar funds from VISTAS students and
27.09.2014 Flood Relief faculty and also from public. Rs. 1
Lakh was collected and sent to to
Kashmir relief fund. Also clothes
were collected and sent to Kashmir
people through
SamdayaVidyalaya Trust,
Saidapet, Nearly 300 volunteers
participated in this fund
collectionatVels University and
T.Nagar

15 02.10.2014 SwachhBharat VISTAS, NSS unit of VISTAS participated


hAbhiyan Pallavaram and in SwachhBharathAbhiyan
Pallavaram programme at VISTAS,
Railway pallavaram and pallavaram Railway
station station This was a cleaning
program.

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16 31.10.2014 ,Run for unity Rally By the guidance of The Director


programme programme Youth affairs and sports, Run for
from unity programme, a rally was
Pallavaram rail conducted by Vels NSS volunteers
station to for Unity among people.
VISTAS
17 11.11.2014 Celebrated the VISTAS- , Created awareness about this days
birthday of Shivalaya importance among the students. at
Dr.AbdulKalam Auditorium
Azad as
National
education day
18 17.3.2015 Lokashaba VISTAS Loksabha election awareness
election Pallavaram programme was conducted for the
awareness benefit of students and public.
program

3.6.3. How does the university promote the participation of the students and
faculty in extension activities including participation in NSS, NCC, YRC
and other National/ International programmes?

 The university has conventional NSS unit from 2009 from its own
resources and has launched programmes on Societal based,
Environmental based and Health based awareness camps.

 Students of this university interact with NGOs and serve the community
through awareness camps

3.6.4. Give details of social surveys, research or extension work, if any,


undertaken by the university to ensure social justice and empower the
underprivileged and the most vulnerable sections of society?

 Different Schools of this University conduct health, social,


environmental extension work and the findings/outcome of the
programmes are submitted to appropriate government agencies for
necessary follow up action.

 University encourages its faculty from various schools to participate in


in government sponsored television and radio programmes for the
general public is able to clarify their doubts

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3.6.5. Does the university have a mechanism to track the students involvement
in various social movements / activities which promote citizenship roles?

Means to track the students participation in the above activities is by the


following methods-

 NSS activities of the students


 Students attendance to monitor their participation of students in all
above community related activities.
 Participation of students in health camps, village adoption projects,
health and hygiene related Awareness programmes.
 Students- centric celebration of Diabetes Day, Womens Day,
Environment Day etc.

3.6.6. Bearing in mind the objectives and expected outcomes of the extension
activities organized by the university, how did they complement students
academic learning experience? Specify the values inculcated and skills
learnt.

These activities help the student to improve their

 Practical training and hands on experience


 Communication skills
 Adaptability to socio-environmental conditions
 Organizational skills
 Leadership quality

3.6.7. How does the university ensure the involvement of the community in its
outreach activities and contribute to community development? Give
details of the initiatives of the university which have encouraged
community participation in its activities.

Good roads have been provided to the local people at the cost of
VISTAS. A Thar road connecting the 100 feet road and Malliga Nagar
has been laid down by VISTAS at the cost of Rs12,16,666/-. A
Cement road has been laid within Malliga Nagar (adjacent to VISTAS)
at the cost of Rs.7,17,400/-. These two steps have definitely improved
the environment of the area.

Two Bus Stops have been established and maintained for the benefit of
public.

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These works have been done on the approval and sharing of


investment with the local bodies namely, Pallavaram Municipality.

3.6.8. Give details of awards received by the institution for extension activities
and/contributions to social/community development during the last four
years.

 Appreciation Award for hosting the National Childrens Science


Congress.

 Award of excellence received from South India Culinary Association


(SICA) award for the year 2002 and 2010

 Honoured by District Taekwondo Association for conducting


Taekwondo Championship 2012.

 TamilNadu State Volley Ball Association given award for conducting


the Coaching Camp for Tamil Nadu Junior State Volleyball Teams
(Boys&Girls) to take part in the Junior National Volleyball
Championship 2014-2015 held at Chandigarh

 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded with the Outstanding


Service Award 2013 by Indian Association of Blind, Madurai on
March 2013 for recognition of voluntary contribution for the
empowerment of persons with visual challenges.

 Lotus Chess Academy and Little Raju Academy presented an


appreciation award for conducting Chess Tournament 2015, a Grand
Success.

3.7 Collaboration

3.7.1 How has the universitys collaboration with other agencies impacted the
visibility, identity and diversity of activities on campus? To what extent has
the university benefitted academically and financially because of
collaborations?

 A number of Collaborative activities are ensured by about 134 MoUs


signed with State, National, International Universities, Institutions and
Industries for joint research, training, workshop and seminar etc.

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 MoU linked collaborations resulted in improvement of teaching


programmes, funded collaborative projects, faculty enrichment by
exchange of faculty and students

 List of University collaborations with various organisations and


educational institutions are presented below.

MoUs with Foreign University / Industry / Research Organisations

1 Industry 81
2. Hospitals 5
3 Research organizations / Institutions 26
4 International Universities / Colleges 22
Total 134

Industry : 81

S.No. Collaborative Organisation Nature of Collaboration School /


Department
Involved &
Date
1. Sutherland Global Services Training programme on Management
effective communication Studies
skill & employability soft (02.08.2008)
skill
2. Super Auto Forge Ltd., To conduct guest lectures, Management
workshop, carrier Studies
development programme, (11.08.2008)
industrial visits
3. Confederation of Indian To offer various education Management
Industry (CII) programme in logistics & Studies
supply chain students (06.08.2009)
4. IDBI Bank Ltd., One year Diploma and Management
certificate courses for the Studies
students (06.07.2010)
5. Herbal Galanicals Sharing the Expertise for Pharmaceutical
the benefits of the Sciences
students & the Scientist (06.07.2010)
6. KNISS Labs Private Ltd., Sharing the Expertise for Pharmaceutical
the benefits of the Sciences
students & the Scientist (05.08.2010)

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7. Tablets (India) Ltd., Sharing the Expertise for Pharmaceutical


the benefits of the Sciences
students & the Scientist (25.08.2010)
8. Edict Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Sharing the Expertise for Pharmaceutical
Ltd., the benefits of the Sciences
students & the Scientist (23.09.2010)
9. Woodward Grand-Parking To help as facilitators to Vels IPR Centre
Solutions the faculty for (06.09.2010)
Experimental research
work and training to the
student in the field of
Engineering and Mgmt.
and also Industry Projects
to the staff.
10. Atlas Metal Processors Pvt For faculty experimental Vels IPR Centre
Ltd research work (14.10.2010)
11. Eclat Technologies Pvt Ltd By inviting Industry Vels IPR Centre
leaders to interact with (12.11.2010)
students during special
Lecture Session,
Workshops and Industrial
Visits
12. Essentia Soft Solutions Pvt To help as facilitators to Vels IPR Centre
Ltd the faculty for (12.11.2010)
experimental research
work and training to the
student in the field of
Engineering and
Management
13. I-net Secure Labs Private Sharing of facilities Vels IPR Centre
Limited available at ISL by the (12.11.2010)
faculty and students of
VISTAS for projects,
Project solutionsss,
Training, Research and
Knowledge updating
14. Kuoni Academy Joint Endeavor academic Management
support for the MBA Studies
course in Travel and (22.12.2010)
Tourism offered

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15. Chozha Engineering Pvt Ltd To help as facilitators to Vels IPR Centre
the faculty for (21.02.2010)
experimental research
work and training to the
student in the field of
Engineering and
Management
16. Digiscape Gallery To Conduct Digi skills Vels IPR Centre
Dip and Certificated (14.02.2011)
Courses in the field of
Digital Publishing &
Training to Computer
Lab Instructors
17. Live Life Marketing Private To Train extensive Vels IPR Centre
Limited Communication Training to (01.08.2011)
the 3rd year Engineering
Students
18. DIGITERATI Students Training Computing
Sciences
(22.09.2011)
19 Prodigo Systems Pvt. Ltd., Training for students and Vels IPR Centre
faculty & curriculum (27.09.2011)
development for
Engineering students
20. Classle Knowledge Pvt. Ltd. Faculty and students to Engineering
adopt and use Classles (04.10.2011)
Campus Classle.
21. Urology Clinic To interact with each Vels IPR Centre
other & jointly work for (01.11.2011)
the development of Low
cost surgical Robotic
Endotrainer
22. Intelliexport Management Students Training for Management
Solutions Pvt. Ltd., School of Management Studies
(UG& PG) commerce, (07.02.2012)
MBA
23. Asian Enviro Labs Conduct Workshops, Life Sciences
Industrial training Microbiology
programs QC, research (16.03.2012)
Seminars and
consultancy programs
24. Griffin Education Private Students IT Training Computing
Limited Sciences
(22.03.2012)

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25. Griffin Infosystems (P) Students IT Training Computing


Limited Sciences
(22.03.2012)
26. Pentagon Rugged System, Students training, Vels IPR Centre
Hyderabad Projects and Special (07.04.2012)
lecturing for Engineering
Students
27. SMART Training Placement training for Placement Cell
Resources(I) Pvt. Ltd. MBA & Engineering (02.05.2012)
Students
28. HCL Career Development Course Training and Placement Cell
Centre (Training division of Placement for (02.05.2012)
HCL Info systems) Engineering Students and
MCA Students.
29 QUSPEC Consulting Pvt. Training and placement Placement Cell
Ltd., for students (11.05.2012)
30 Fresh Faces Film Academy New Course MOU Visual
Acting & Direction Communication
(14.05.2012)
31 BSNL BSNL Certificate Courses Computing
Chennai. for MCA Students and Sciences
Engineering Students. (25.05.2012)
32 CADD Centre Training CADD Training for Civil
Services students Engineering
(07.06.2012)

33 Maharishi Ayurveda Products R.D Activities Pharmaceutical


(P) Ltd., (Preclinical Studies & Sciences
Basic Animal Studies) (12.06.2012)
34 LifeCell International (P) Campus Recruitment, Life Sciences
Ltd., Summar/ Wintership & Biotechnology
Projects (04.07.2012)
35 Er.A.Veerappan & Inplant Training , Civil
Associates(TN) Private Ltd., Industrial visit, Tech Engineering
Support for projects, (11.07.2012)
Placement etc.,
36 Zastra Technologies Placement Training for Computing
MCA students Sciences
(18.07.2012)
37 Sakthi Powerr Solutions Pvt. Students training, Vels IPR Centre
Ltd., Thanjavur Projects and special (27.08.2012)
Lectures, Short term
Course and Conferences.
38. FOMRA Housing & Inplant training to civil Civil
Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. students & Structural Engineering
Design & Research. (10.09.2012)

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39. Maersk Training India Pvt. Container for students Maritime


Ltd., Training purpose Studies
(10.09.2012)
40. Synkromax Biotech Pvt., td Organise Training Life Sciences
Programme, Symposium, Biotechnology
Workshop etc. (12.09.2012)
41. GATIM Academics For students training, Vels IPR Centre
Karnataka Research projects short (17.09.2012)
term courses,
Conferences etc
42. GATIM Academics For students training, Vels IPR Centre
Hyderabad Research projects short (17.09.2012)
term courses,
Conferences etc
43. Magendhiran Consultancy Design Software training Civil
Services to civil students(2nd & 4th Engineering
Year) at Design Centre (24.09.2012)
Lab of VISTAS
44 BEE Corporate Solution LLP To develop Mobile Vels IPR Centre
application & to get (18.10.2012)
patent registration for the
same.
45 ELS International Education To recruit international VISTAS
Pathways Private Limited students & facilitate (22.10.2012)
(ELS India OnCampus appropriate visits to u.s.
Program) university, guest faculty &
research scholars
46 I-Nurture Education For conduct Engineering &
Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Collaborative Courses in MBA
Engg & MBA Students (11.01.2013)
47 EBSCO Publishing Languages
(25.01.2013)
48 Ignition Products India Pvt. Students training, projects Vels IPR Centre
Ltd., , special lectures , Faculty (06.03.2013)
/Manager Exchange &
research projects
49. Ethics Bio Labs Pvt. Ltd., Establishment of new Pharmaceutical
ethics committee & Sciences
Conducting Clinical (28.03.2013)
Research Activities
50. Erephil Oil Services, Nigeria To train the Nigerian Maritime
students in Maritime Studies.
courses. (13.05.2013)

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51. CMC Academy, (A subsidiary Training on hardware, Computing


of Tata Consultancy Services software & networking Sciences
Limited (TCS Ltd.) by CMC certified (02.07.2013)
trainers to the students
from all academic
streams
52. High Energy Batteries (India) HEB will provide Basic Sciences
Ltd, necessary components (22.08.2013)
Pudukkotai. and engineering expertise
in terms of fabrication of
components
53. BioUltima, Chennai Sharing the expertise, Life Sciences
laboratory & (Biotechnology)
instrumentation facilities (22.08.2013)
of both the institutions for
common programme
54. United Techno Info-system, Training for AS400 Engineering
Chennai course and Mentor (CSE)
Circles (01.09.2013)
55. Oredian Education Resources To train the Nigerian Maritime
Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria students in Maritime Studies
courses. (27.09.2013)
56. GIGA VISTAS Management English Language Management
Consultancy (P) Ltd., training course to the Studies
students of all courses (01.10.2013)
57. Tata Consultancy Services, Purpose of conducting Engineering
Mumbai. various online (11.10.2013)
examinations
58. Delta Weartech Engineers(P) Sharing the expertise, Engineering
Ltd. Chennai laboratory and the (Mechanical)
instrumental facilities of (18.11.2013)
both the institutions for
common programmes
59. Thermal Energy Systems Job training & research Engineering
(TES), Chennai. (Mechanical)
(01.12.2013)
60. M/s.K.Securitys, Hyderabad, Manufacture of Engineering
Andhra Pradesh Telecommunication (07.01.2014)
product security related
61. VSU Properties Pvt Limited Quality education Civil
(Promoters & Constructions) environment , Technical Engineering
support and guest lectures (25.01.2014)
on infrastructural
facilities

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62. BSNL, Chennai (1GB 1GB Internet Connection General


Internet Connection with with NKN (14.02.2014)
NKN)
63. IEEE CS Registered IEEE SWEBOK CSE
Education Provider, India Certificate program for (27.02.2014)
software foundation
module for the students
64. Indus Automation, Training for 4th year , 7th EEE
Chennai semester students of EEE (14.03.2014)
from the academic year
2014-2015
65 M/s.Aishwarya Enterprises, Project support, Mechanical
Chennai. Placement assistance & Engineering
Consultancy work to the (04.04.2014)
students.
66 M/s.Infant Engineers Private For Mechanical Mechanical
Limited, Chennai. Engineering students. Engineering
To develop and Promote (04.04.2014)
teaching , job training
and research. Offer
industrial visits &
Project support,
Placement assistance &
Consultancy work to the
students
67 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., Academic support to MBA Management
(BSNL), Chennai 2yrs Telecom Management Studies
students. (14.05.2014)
68 M/s.Rank Trans World LLC, Controlling Entire Vels IPR
Dubai, UAE Electronic & Electrical Centre(ToTs)
belonging s of the home (29.05.2014)
using smart phone from
any part of the world.
Starting from the main
gate to individual lights,
A/C,etc., can be remotely
controlled by any part of
the world.
69 AROBOT, Setting up Center for CSE
Chennai. Robotics and Automation (20.08.2014)
Excellece
70 5 Elements Entertainment Pvt. Students Admission for Visual
Ltd, Chennai B.Sc., Animation Course Communication
(23.09.2014)
71 4Square Technologies Placement Training to the Biotechnology
Solutions, Chennai students for Life sciences (07.01.2015)
Courses.
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72 Courseeplus Pvt. Ltd., Students Training Computing


Chennai Sciences
(02.02.2015)
73 Regional Telecom Training Provide Lab training field CSE
Centre, RTTC, BSNL, visits & Joint Research (11.02.2015)
Chennai. activities
74. Space Cadd Designers & To train the students in Civil
Constructions, Chennai Autocad, Revit Engineering
architecture, Stadd Pro (18.02.2015)
75. Glister Technologies Pvt. Ltd. For mutual benefits in the Computing
Chennai field of Education, Sciences
Training, Scientific,& (26.03.2015)
Industrial research
76. Chevuri Technologies Pvt. Students Admission for Visual
Ltd., Chennai B.Sc., Animation Course Communication
& M.Sc., Animation (15.05.2015)
77 Ganymade Solutions Google Apps for CSE
Education (13.03.2014)

78. BioLim Biosolutions (P) Ltd Training & Research, Life Sciences-
Workshop for Life Biotechnology
Sciences Course. (13.08.2014)
79 BioNeem Tec India Pvt Ltd., ( Conducting training Life Sciences -
A Unit of Bioteck Park) programs by the industry Bioinformatics
SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, , organizing seminars & (15.05.2015)
Navalur, Chennai 603103. workshop and R& D
Programs.
80. Amadeus Media Pvt Ltd, Students Training Visual
CIT Nagar, Nandanam, Communication
Chennai - (07.07.2015)
81. IBM India Pvt., Ltd., IBM Career Education Engineering &
Bangalore. programme for MBA and Management
Engineering. Studies
(18.05.2015)

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Research organizations / Institutions : 26

S.No. Collaborative Organisation Nature of School /


Collaboration Department
Involved &
Date
1 Ramoni Research Foundation To help as facilitators to Vels IPR
the faculty for Centre
Experimental research (12.10.2010)
work and training to the
student in the field of
Engineering and
Management and also
Industry Projects to the
staff.
2 K.K. Research Institute, Students Training Vels IPR
Chennai projects and special Centre
Lecture& Short-term (04.11.2010)
courses & Conferences
& R&D activities of
Engg & Pharmacy.
3 RECOUP Provide training and School of
Neuromusculoskeletal internship for Graduates Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation Centre & PG students (01.12.2009)
(Physiotherapy)
4 Sachika Institute for Training Post Graduate Students School of Life
in Biomedical Technology training for certification Sciences
course for Lab Biochemistry
Professional (25.05.2012)
5 Gurunanak Institute of Sharing the Expertise in School of
Pharmaceutical Sciences the areas of Education , Pharmaceutical
training, research & Sciences
other Pharmacy services. (04.10.2011)
6 Micro Therapeutics Research Research Labs for School of
Labs Pvt. Ltd., Conducting Advance Pharmaceutical
Diploma Course and Sciences
P.G Diploma Course in (04.11.2011)
Clinical Research
Course in Pharm D .
7 National Institute for Research in School of
Research in Tuberculosis Tuberculosis for Pharmaceutical
(NIRT) conducting pre clinical Sciences
research in Tuberculosis (02.01.2012)
in Pharmacy Courses.

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8 Sairam Advanced Centre for Facilitating School of


Research, Sairam Group of Collaborative research Pharmaceutical
Institutions & development in the Sciences
areas of herbal research (18.07.2012)
and affiliating R& D
Centre for Ph.D
Programme
9 Media Arts & Science For conducting Media Dept. of Visual
College (MASC) & arts courses for Vis- Communication
com students (26.12.2012)
10 Indian Institute of Material For conducting School of
Management educational programmes Management
& training in the field of Studies
material management (18.06.2010)
11 World Community Service Yoga training for MBA VISTAS
Centre Vision for Wisdom, students (06.08.2013)
Aliyar, Coimbatore.
12 Chettinad Academy of Pharm D Students Pharmaceutical
Research and Education, training program Sciences
Chennai (11.11.2013)
13 Indian Geoinformatics Centre, Software training for 3rd Civil
Chennai & 4th year students Engineering
(30.12.2013)
14 Microsoft IT Academy Micro Soft IT Academy CSE
Program Training / (21.01.2014)
online Certification and
e-learning.
15 Kings Learning, English Training Course General
Mumbai. for all Students (31.01.2014)
16 NIIT Limited, Chennai. NIIT will run its GNIIT Computing
software engineering track Sciences
program for BCA(Hons) (26.02.2014)
& to train the IT &
Computer Science students
with the latest IT trends
17 Stannis Institute of Biochemistry First year Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences, for the final year (Biochemistry)
Chennai. Biochemistry students (12.05.2015)
course
18 Centre for Development of To Conduct certificate Computing
Advanced Computing, MCIT, course ( IT Related) Sciences
Govt. of India. (31.10.2014)
19 Centre for Social Innovation Modular Certificate Management
and Entrepreneurship, IIT, Courses, Conferences Studies
Chennai (11.03.2015)

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20 NIELIT, IFTE, Basic Computer Computing


Chennai Training for SC/ ST Sciences
Students (01.04.2015)
21 INFLIBNET Centre, For research scholar for General
(An IUC of University Grants hosting & distributing (10.10.2012)
Commission) the M.Phil & Ph.D
students thesis in digital
format
22 Infosys Campus Connect Campus Connect Computing
Sciences
(11.04.2012)
23 Centre for Robotics & Technical support in the CSE
Automation Excellence, field of Robotics and (19.08.2014)
Adambakkam, Ch-88 Automation.
24 Biozone Research Joint Research and Biotechnology
Technologies Pvt. development programs, (05.07.2015)
Chennai. training for students and
faculty and placement
assistance
25 Davinci Media College, Visual
Chennai Communication
(17.07.2015)
26 Fisheries College and Joint Research and Life Sciences
Research Institute, Tamilnadu development programs, (01.07.2015)
Fisheries University, training for students and
Ponneri. faculty

Hospital : 5
S.No. Collaborative Organisation Nature of Collaboration School /
Department
Involved &
Date
1 Life Line Hospital (Pharm.D) Hospital Training Pharmacy
08.08.2008
2 Dr.Kamatchi Memorial Hospital Training Pharmacy
Hospital 14.08.2008
3 Life Line Hospital (M.B.A) Hospital Training Pharmacy
05.11.2009
4 Deepam Hospital Ltd., Hospital Training Pharmacy
30.09.2011
5 ESI Hospital, Chennai Hospital Training Pharmacy
(Pharm.D) 23.09.2010

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Foreign Universities / Colleges : 22


S.No. Collaborative Organisation Nature of Collaboration School /
Department
Involved &
Date
1 Queensland University (SAP) University Competency Management
centre (UCC)- To access Studies
various SAP software 23.07.2009
applications
2 Northern Michigan To establish exchange Physiotherapy
University, Marquette programme for 25.02.2010
researchers faculty
members and students in
all level
3 Berlin Malaysia College, Starting Diploma Course Pharmaceutica
Malaysia & Degree Course in l Sciences
Berlin Malaysia College , 28.05.2012
Malaysia
4 Sheffield Hallam University, To establish exchange Management
Sheffield UK programme for Studies
researchers faculty 19.02.2013
members and students in
all level
5 American Digital University, On line certification Maritime
USA course for master of Studies.
Science Maritime 04.04.2013
Management
6 African Maritime Academy, To train the Nigerian Maritime
Nigeria students in Maritime Studies.
courses. 04.07.2013
7 Taylors University, Malaysia To facilitate experiential Management
learning program for Studies
MBA students 02.08.2013
8 Govin Academy Pvt. Ltd., Entrepreneurial education VISTAS
Singapore. training for MBA & 11.12.2013
engineering students.
9 City College of Glasgow, For conduct Maritime
Scotland, U.K. Collaborative Courses in Studies
HND Nautical Science
and Marine
10 Universiti Malaysia Perlis, To establish exchange VISTAS
Malaysia programme for 21.05.2014
researchers faculty
members and students in
all level

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11 University of Lisboa, Faculty & Students VISTAS


Portugal exchange, collaborative August14
research projects
12 Ural Federal University, Faculty & Students VISTAS
Russia exchange, collaborative August14
research projects
13 Troy University, USA Faculty & Students VISTAS
exchange joint research 19.09.2014
projects
14 University of the West of Faculty & Students VISTAS
England, Bristol, exchange, collaborative 17.11.2014
United Kingdom research projects
15 Kasem Bundit University Faculty & Students VISTAS
(KBU), exchange, collaborative 12.12.2014
Bangkok, Thailand research projects
16 SIAM University, Faculty & Students VISTAS
Thailand exchange, collaborative 27.01.2015
research projects
17 Khazar University, Students and Staff VISTAS
Baku, Azerbaijan Exchange Programme Jan15
collaborative research
projects visiting Scholars.
18 Management Development To organize Seminars, VISTAS
Institute of Singapore, Promotional and 03.02.2015
Singapore. marketing activities and
or networking sessions to
facilitate and promote
student and staff
exchange.
19 James Cook University, To facilitate the study VISTAS
Australia abroad Experience of 10.03.2015
VISTAS students at
James Cook University
20 London College of Business To training for staff and VISTAS
and Sciences, students for cultural, 16.04.2015
London, U.K seminar & Conferences
21 Multi Cultural Institute, VISTAS
Santiago, Chile, South 12.06.2015
America
22 UBIS University, Faculty & Students VISTAS
Geneva, Switzerland exchange, collaborative 22.07.2015
research projects

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3.7.2 Mention specific examples of how these linkages promote

Curriculum development

 The faculty from other reputed institutions and industries are invited as
external members for the Boards of Studies, Academic Council and Doctoral
Committees. The teachers and students who visit industries and institute draw
inspiration from them and give a good feedback in the curriculum
development. This kind of linkages enhances the quality of courses offered
and standard of research conducted. It also strengthened academic systems
like Choice based Credit system etc.

Internship

 Because of the MoUs signed and linkages made the students are able to
undertake internship and projects in organizations.
 In addition to the regular internship inbuilt in the curricula, health camps,
screening camps, awareness programmes, and outreach activities (with the
participating collaborators) are more often used as internship by students and
faculty.

On-the-job training
 The Pharm D (Post Baccalaureate) interns and the M.Pharm (Pharmacy
practice) and Physiotherapy students are engaged in on-the training at
various Medical Centres and hospital.
 Department of Biochemistry has signed an MoU with Stannis Institute of
Paramedical Sciences for the purpose of conducting a Two year DMLT
(Diploma in Medical laboratory Technology) course duly certified by Bharath
Seva Samaj (Planning Commission of India - NDA approved) towards the
benefit of the undergraduate students of Biochemistry, The MoU signing
benefited them by providing jobs in various hospitals in Chennai. This training
and exposure assures 100% placement for passing out students.

 Department of Biochemistry signed an MoU with Sachika Institute for


Biomedical Technology (a division of CPC Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.) to provide
CLaP- Certification for Laboratory Professional, a specialized training
programme in Bio medical Technology assuring 100% placement to
Postgraduate students.
 Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology has signed an MoU with Four
Square Technologies to Provides certification course in Medical Coding with
assured 100% job placement record. Students have no trouble finding coveted
positions in reputed corporate companies that visit the campus every year,
offering an excellent salary package on par with international standards.
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Candidates interested in career options other than clinical diagnostics shall


also be assisted in pursuing their interests. Placements has been obtained
earlier from reputed corporates include Cipla, Alkem, Orchid, Pfizer,
Ranbaxy, DRL etc.
Faculty exchange and development

Notable faculty exchanges with collaborators are:


 Brain Pool fellowship awarded by Korean Federation of Science and
Technology, South Korea during 2012-2013.
 Visiting Scientist in Chung Buk National University, South Korea,2015-1016
 Travel fellowships to enhance research aptitude has benefited several faculties
 Students and Teachers mobility has been ensured through Inter-universities
tie-ups. Three students of Dauphine University visited our campus. Twenty
four students and four Professors have participated in academic programmes
between 12th May and 17th May 2010 in the National University of Singapore
(NUS) and Taylors University, Malaysia, James Cook University. Fourteen
students and two professors have participated in knowledge sharing between
30th March and 3rd April 2011 at the same universities. Twenty one students
and one professor attended the Summer Internship Program at Sheffield
Hallam University, Sheffield, UK from 24th June 2013 to July 19, 2013. One
Professor from Sheffield Hallam University for MBA and Six Professors from
American universities (Howard University, Roseman University, University of
Miami) for Pharmacy handled classes two times, 10 Days for each time.
Internship program for the two faculty and Ten students in Universiti Malaysia
Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia from 6th April 2015 to 14th April 2015. Thirty
three of our staff members have visited foreign universities either on invitation
to the conferences and seminars or as guest lecturers.

Research
 Because of MoUs signed various departments are in a position to have joint
projects and joint-programmes with the following organizations.

 Biozone Research Technologies Pvt, Fisheries College and Research Institute,


Tamilnadu Fisheries University, National Institute for Research in
Tuberculosis (NIRT), Stannis Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and IBM.

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Publications
 Combined research publications in high impact factor journals have
encouraged researchers to improve their citations and get patents. To mention
a few of them :

No. of
COUNTRY/TERRITORY Publications
India 393
United States 16
Malaysia 11
South Korea 7
Canada 5
United Kingdom 5
Germany 4
France 2
Mexico 2
Australia 1
Ethiopia 1
Italy 1
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 1
Portugal 1
Singapore 1
Spain 1
Trinidad and Tobago 1

Extension
 Extension activities and awareness camps became meaningful by the
participation of our collabtrators and this linkages enable University in
offering skill bass excesses to our students. .
VISTAS has developed association by participating in Govt. sponsored
schemes.Swachh BharatAbhiyan (Clean India Mission) is a national campaign
by the Government of India, health care screening schemes; national
vaccination schemes; etc.

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Student placement
 The majority of the courses are specialized programmes but the training
received during internships and on the job training have helped to develop
good linkages with other institutions; IT, Pharmacy, Engineering Industry,
Biotech companies and other health sector units for placement.

S.No. Year No. of Companies No. of students


visited placed
1 2011-2012 68 858
2 2012-2013 75 1012
3 2013-2014 63 802
4 2014-2015 87 1062

Any other (please specify)

 Linkages have to University to start new courses; new research programmes in


nationally important and global competitive areas and fulfilling societal needs .

3.7.3 Has the university signed any MoUs with institutions of


national/international importance/other universities/ industries/corporate
houses etc.? If yes, how have they enhanced the research and development
activities of the university?

 Yes, Intra & Inter-institutional partnership in the interdisciplinary /


multidisciplinary research is facilitated by signing MoUs / linkages with
universities, National institutes and Industries both nationwide and globally.
Steps have been initiated to bringing universities and industries into the
research and development activities of the university.

3.7.4. Have the university-industry interactions resulted in the establishment /


creation of highly specialized laboratories / facilities?
Yes, this has led to establishment of VISTAS SPS Commercial Lab, IBM
Business Analyltics Lab, IBM Cloud Computing Lab and modern studios in
Viscom and most improved class rooms with Smart facilities. The university is
working towards it.

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Criterion - IV
Infrastructure and Learning Resources

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS) has been
constantly investing on infrastructure to provide best of learning facilities. The
University spends a sizable portion of its budget to create additional class rooms,
laboratories and other amenities besides improving the existing one. The campus has
all facilities such as Playgrounds, Hostels, IT Infrastructure, including Wi-Fi facility,
24 hours power backup, well equipped library, cafeteria, three air-conditioned
auditoria with a capacity of 1200, 250, 120 and a air-conditioned seminar hall with a
seating capacity of 150, and a Clean and Green environment. There are 306 class
rooms, 135 laboratories, Full Mission Bridge Simulator and Ship-in-campus to
facilitate quality in teaching. The University is also having good transport system and
round the clock medical facilities. The university has been investing on lab
equipments to strengthen the research and development activities. The details of
infrastructure facilities provided in VISTAS Campus, Pallavaram and the satellite
campus at Thalambur are given in this section.

4.1 Physical Facilities

4.1.1 How does the university plan and ensure adequate availability of physical
infrastructure and ensure its optimal utilization?

The University has a perspective plan which guides all developmental activities. The
Planning and Monitoring Board of the university periodically meets to assess the
physical and other infrastructure required for the effective implementation of the
curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Deans, Directors and
Heads of the Departments prepare the plan for the future requirements and submit the
same to the Vice-chancellor through the Registrar. The University Building
Committee along with its subsidiaries Development Committee and Maintenance
Committee plan and approve the works. This is taken up in the Finance Committee
and then approved by the Board of Management. There is a separate Maintenance
Department to maintain the existing infrastructure.

4.1.2 Does the university have a policy for the creation and enhancement of
infrastructure in order to promote a good teaching-learning
environment? If yes, mention a few recent initiatives.

The University believes in continues up-gradation of infrastructure including Library,


Power backup, Class rooms, furniture, etc., to meet the changing needs of academic
environment. The separate buildings for School of Engineering and School of
Maritime Studies have been added during the last three years. A new Guest House
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has been added and an International Hostel for international students have also been
constructed during last year.

New equipment such as Real Time PCR, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Thermo


Cycler, Gel Documentation, Cooling Centrifuge, CH Instruments Electrochemical
Workstation & Cyclic Voltametry, Horizontal Tubular Furnace, Gel Doc Scanner,
CO2 Incubator, Lyophilizer, Electronic Total station south model, Universal testing
machine, Ultra Sonic Concrete Tester Model 4600, Ship in Campus (to mention a
few) have been added for improving the quality of education and research.

The expenditure incurred at the various Schools / Departments in the last six years for
up-gradation and strengthening of Building infrastructural facilities are as below:-

S.No. Blocks Year of Built-up area


Constructed in Sqm.
1. Management Studies Block 2008 3500 sqm.
2. Maritime Studies Block 2008 6000 sqm.
Ship-in-Campus 2008 480 sqm.
Workshop complex 2011 3000 sqm.
Cadets Hostels (Three blocks) 2012 7800 sqm.
3. Engineering Block 2010 8500 sqm.
4. Canteen & Stores 2009 540 sqm.
5. Boys Hostel Annex 2009 950 sqm.
6. Boys Hostel Alma 2009 1350 sqm.
7. Girls Hostel New 2009 645 sqm.
8. Library Block 2009 800 sqm.
9. New Guest House 2012 600 sqm.
10. International Hostel 2015 1000 sqm.
11. Fitness Centre (Gymnasium) 2015 300 sqm.
12. School of Education Block 2015 4865 sqm.

In the last six years infrastructure such as building, electrical works and furniture
worth of Rs.60.50 crores and sophisticated major equipment (more than Rs.1 lakhs)
worth around Rs.4.5 crores have been added.

4.1.3 How does the university create a conducive physical ambience for the
faculty in terms of adequate research laboratories, computing facilities
and allied services?

The University provides facilities such as cubicles, research laboratories, computing


services and allied support services for the purpose of creating conducive physical
ambience to the faculty members. The laboratories are kept open for the needs of PG
students, Research scholars and faculty members beyond the working hours. The

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departments are provided with research grant under the head starter grant to
facilitate research and to purchase specific equipments and softwares. Funds are
provided by the university to conduct pilot studies to submit major research projects.

4.1.4 Has the university provided all departments with facilities like office
room, common room and separate rest rooms for women students and
staff?

Yes, the university has taken care to provide a good environment for female students,
faculty to work and live in a secured manner.

The university has provided Office room for all schools and a separate
common room for women.

A separate women teacher cell to take care of welfare of women students in all
departments.

CCTV in campus ensures safety of the women students and staff.

Bus and van facility are provided to transport women staff and students.

In short, a round the clock helpline is available for girls students.

4.1.5 How does the university ensure that the infrastructure facilities are
disabled friendly?

Wheel Chairs and Ramps are provided


Rest rooms for differently abled are provided in selected location.
Care is taken in allocating class rooms and examination rooms in the ground
floor.

4.1.6 How does the university cater to the requirements of residential students?
Give details of

Capacity of the hostels and occupancy (to be given separately for men
and women)

Capacity of the hostels and occupancy are given below :-

S.No. Name of the Hostel No. of Total No. of Students


Rooms Capacity Accommodated
1 B1 Block 47 47 x 3 = 141 58

2 B2 Block 92 92 x 4 = 368 293

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3 B3 Block 60 60 x 4 = 240 172

4 B4 Block 59 59 x 4 = 236 155

5 G1 Block 45 45 x 4 = 180 180

6 G2 Block 18 18 x 4 = 72 72

7 SMS Block - A 60 60 x 4 = 240 140

8 SMS Block - B 60 60 x 4 = 240 142

9 SMS Block - C 60 60 x 4 = 240 143

Recreational facilities in hostel/s like gymnasium, yoga centre, etc.

 Recreational facilities like TV, Newspapers, gymnasium, reading room


and yoga are provided.

 Yoga is provided by World Community Service Centre Vision for


Wisdom, Aliyar, Coimbatore and students and staff undergo yoga. A
MoUs has been signed in this regard.

 Indoor games, Outdoor games and Swimming facilities are provided.

 This apart all the hostels have been provided with RO water and Power
backup facilities.

Broadband connectivity / wi-fi facility in hostels

The Hostels are provided with Wi-Fi facility.

4.1.7 Does the university offer medical facilities for its students and teaching
and nonteaching staff living on campus?

Yes.
Two separate Health Clinics are available. One for Boys and One for Girls.
One Male Medical Officer and One lady Medical Officers are available. We
have Tie-up with nearby hospitals such as Kamatchi Hospital, Parvathy
Hospital and also Apollo Shine Foundation located within the campus. 24 Hrs
Ambulance facility is available in the Health Centre. Nursing Assistants are
also available. All students and staff are covered by Accident Risk Insurance
under New India Assurance Company Ltd.,

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4.1.8 What special facilities are available on campus to promote students


interest in sports and cultural events/activities?

We have three playgrounds and other facilities as detailed below.

Football Field
Volleyball Court
Basketball Court
Ball Badminton Court
Badminton Courts(Outdoor)
Throw ball Court
Tennikoit Court
Cricket Practice Pitch (nets)
Kabaddi Court
Swimming Pool
200 mtrs Track
Fitness Centre (gymnasium)
Indoor hall to play Table Tennis, Carrom and Chess

 Scholarships for sports persons are awarded to cover Boarding, Lodging


facilities and tuition fees. This sports scholarship is provided to players who
participate at Inter-university and National level. As on this date, 36 students
are receiving this scholarship.

 University organizes a number of State level, inter-university level


competitions to promote Sports and Games among the students.

 Inter-collegiate tournaments and Inter-university State level tournaments in


Volley ball, Kho-Kho and Cricket are also organized.

 Every year, the university organizes summer coaching camps in Swimming


and Cricket.

 Shri. Ishari Velan Memorial Rolling Trophy is awarded during the state level
inter collegiate tournament for Swimming, Basket ball and Volley ball Men
and Women.

 National and State level sports meets have been hosted by the University in
Taekwondo and in Chess.

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 South Zone Inter-University Kabaddi Tournament (Men) on behalf of


Association of Indian Universities was hosted in 2014.

 Vels Cup an Annual event is oragnised by VISTAS and around 1500


students from 80 institutions participate in five events.

 The Annual Sports is organized every year and the university championship is
also awarded to the student who secures maximum points.

A Sports and Games committee constituted by the University is taking care of


organization, promotion and execution of all sports and games activities along with
maintenance of various Track and Fields and purchase of sports materials.

Cultural activities

A number of events are organized to promote cultural activities. Students are


permitted to participate in events organized by institutions in and around Chennai
city. The Annual Mega event of Vels Nakshatra is celebrated every year and atleast
100 institutions from all over India participate in the two days event. An open air
auditorium name as Velan Arangam with seating capacity of 4000 is within the
university campus to promote cultural activities. Music Clubs, Fine-arts clubs with
necessary musical instruments are functioning to promote music and cultural
activities. A Cultural Co-ordinator is looking after all these activities. The
Department of Visual Communication also conducts many such events on its part.

4.2 Library as a Learning Resource

4.2.1 Does the library have an Advisory Committee? Specify the composition of
the Committee. What significant initiatives have been taken by the
committee to render the library student/user friendly?

Yes, The Central Library of VISTAS has a library committee which functions
effectively and has following powers and functions.

To monitor, facilitate and suggest input to enhance the overall functioning


of the library.
To receive the indents and finalize the book list
To give instructions to place orders
To regularly review the collection of the resources in the library.
Express the opinions and the sentiments of the staff and students relating
to library policies and their administration to the librarian and his/her staff.
The Library Working Committee meets once in 4 months to discuss the
above said activities.

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The Library committee consists of the following members

S.No. Name Designation & Address


CHAIRMAN
1 Dr. V. Thamizh Arasan Vice- Chancellor, VISTAS
CO-CONVENOR
2 Dr.G.Kathiravan Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology
MEMBERS
Dean,
3 Dr.K.P.Kumar
School of Management Studies
Dean,
4 Dr.R.Dinakaran Michael
School of Life Sciences
Director
5 Dr.P.Shanmugasundaram
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director,
6 Capt.N.Kumar
School of Maritime Studies
Director,
7 Dr.M.Chandrasekaran
Department of Mechanical Engg.
Director,
8 Dr.R.A.Kalaivani
School of Basic Sciences
Head
9 Dr.P.Mayilvahanan
School of Computing Sciences
SECRETARY
10 Dr.S. Vilochanan Thampi Librarian

The Library Committee has taken the following significant initiatives.

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) facility


Automation of the Library - Automated Book Circulation.
Issue of Barcode Identity Card to the students for ease of access in Library
Book Loan
A New Library building as a part of the expansion.
Provision of Air-Conditioning, proper ventilation, good ambience and separate
lounge area for pleasant reading.

Implementation of Touch Screen Facility for the students to develop the


Interactive User Interface.
User Orientation
Information Literacy Training Programmes for staff and students

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Special Orientation Classes on Online Resources.


Content Alert Service
Article Alert Service
SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information) Service
CAS (Current Awareness Service )
Provision of Inter-Library Loan facility.
Spacious Reprographic Section with Scanning and printing facility
Establishment of Knowledge Resource Centre in the library which is an
inevitable learning resource to promote and develop the institutions resource
not only in inside the campus but also from outside the campus too.

Nature Online is subscribed through INFLIBNET UGC INFONET


Consortium as the University is an Associate Member of INFLIBNET.

The Library is computerized, automatic and provides all the services given
above including digital resources.

4.2.2 Provide details of the following:

Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts.) - 1200 sqm.

Total seating capacity - 400

Working hours (on working days, on holidays, before examination,


during examination, during vacation)

S.No. Particulars Working Hours


1. On Working Days 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
2. On Holidays 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
3. Before examination 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
4. During Examination 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
5. During vacation 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

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Layout of the library (individual reading carrels, lounge area for browsing
and relaxed reading, IT zone for accessing e-resources)

1. Personal Belongings
2. Circulation Section
3. Stack Area
4. Reading Hall
5. Store Room
6. Reprography Section
7. Periodical Section
8. Book Bank
9. Librarian Room
10. Circulation Section
11. Digital Library
12. Reference Section
13. Reading hall
14. AV Hall
15. Stack Area

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Clear and prominent display of floor plan; adequate sign boards; fire
alarm; access to differently-abled users and mode of access to collection

 Clear and prominent display of the floor plan has been displayed at
the wall of the Ground floor near to the entrance for the users to identify
the sections exactly.

 Adequate sign boards such as Bay Guides to locate the books in


Book Racks, Warning Boards, Silence Boards, and Prohibition Boards
are placed accordingly.

 Fire extinguishers have been mounted in floors for safety and security
purpose.

 The mode of access for collection and circulation is in ground level only
hence there is no hindrance for the differently able users to access the
collections apart from that library staff will provide additional support in
accessing the collection.

4.2.3 Give details of the library holdings:

S.No. Particulars Holdings


I. Print
Text 87730
a Books 100212 100212
Reference 12482
International 82

B Journals National 187 325 325


(Periodicals)
Magazines 56

Back Volumes 8645


c
Theses/Dissertations 3590
II. Non Print
d AV (CDs & DVDs) 4766
Open 4050
e-books Sources 7717 7717
e Electronic Subscribed 3667
e-journals 11717 11717
Total Holdings 136972

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a) Print (books, back volumes and theses)

S.No. Holdings Number


1 Books 100212
2 Back Volumes 8645
3 Journals International 82
(Periodicals)
4 National 187
5 Magazines/ 56
Periodicals
6 Theses / Dissertations 3590
Total 1,12,772

b) Average number of books added during the last three years

S.No. Year Books Average


1 2015 16 5029
2 2014 15 8084
3 2013 14 10087
4 2012 13 4582 8116
5 2011 12 5849
6 2010 11 9752
7 2009 10 13435

c) Non Print (Microfiche, AV)

Microfiche : NIL
AV(CDs & DVDs) : 4766

d) Electronic (e-books, e-journals)

S.No. Electronic Resources Total


e- books (Open Source) 4050
1
e.books (subscribed) 3667
2 e- journals 11717+
3 Databases
1 IEEE/IEL
2 ASME 11
3 ASCE
4 EBSCO: Academic Search Complete
5 EBSCO: Business Source Elite

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6 PROQUEST ABI/INFORM GLOBAL


7 Bentham Science Pharmacy
8 Micromedex Drugdex System
9 Nature
10 Inventi Online
11 Law Finder
4 NPTEL Course Materials

e) Special collections (e.g. text books, reference books, standards,


patents)

S.No. Special Collection Number


1 Text Books 87730
2 Reference Books 11659
3 Standards 14
4 Competitive Exam Section 809
5 Patents -

f) Book Banks

There are 1800 books with the book bank for SC/ST students.

g) Question Banks

University Question papers constitute Question Banks.

4.2.4 What tools does the library deploy to provide access to the collection?

OPAC
Online Public Access Catalogue is made available for the Student/Staff using
LIBGENIE Library Integrated Management Software and the transactions of
the library are carried out through this software by registering the their ID
cards.

Electronic Resource Management package for e-journals


Library holds 11 Packages as an Electronic Resource Management for e-
journals where a patron can use such databases via in their respective
URLs to find out the e-journals in various disciplines.

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Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases


OPAC is available for searching Library collections.

Library Website

The website of the library is user friendly, dynamic, updated and maintained
by local expertise.
The website of the Library is : http://www.velsuniv.ac.in/library-facilities.asp

Using Open Source, Library is having a specialized web page of its own; it
acts as a portal for all resources of the library especially the electronic
resource by way of providing multiple information in single web page. This
information includes Subject Gateways, Open Access EJournals, Online
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Thesaurus etc.

In-house/remote access to e-publications


EPublications can be accessed from anywhere in the campus including
hostels. 25 computers has been specially housed in digital library
equipped with internet and printing facility for accessing and
downloading e- resources. A special server with Digital Library Software
(Greenstone) and Institutional Repository Software (D space) has been
installed and running successfully for accessing Question Banks, Open Source
e-books and e-journals.

4.2.5 To what extent is ICT deployed in the library? Give details with regard to

Library automation

The Central Library is computerized an automated by using Library


Management Software LIBGENIE, Vital Functions like Book Circulation,
User Registration, Transaction Details, Subject wise report generation and
Stock Verification are carried out by this software. Bibliography of documents
are also created and render information through OPAC by this Library
Management Software, almost all the housekeeping operation modules are
automated and computerized.

Total number of computers for general access - 34

Total numbers of printers for general access - 03

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Institutional Repository

Library is having D-Space an Institutional Repository software which in-house


the Faculty Publications, Question Banks, e- Books Collections and a gallery
which shows the colorful moment of University Functions as well as
important happenings

Content management system for e-learning


Library also initiated to develop content management system to provide
enhanced access to remote and local electronic resources.

Participation in resource sharing networks/consortia (like


INFLIBNET)
University Library has an institutional membership to several organizations
like
 BCL (British Council Library)

 MALIBNET (Madras Library Network)

 Through INFLIBNET institutional membership under the UGC


INFONET DIGITAL LIBRARY CONSORTIUM, the library
subscribes Nature Online.

 SHODH-GANGA AND SHODH-GANGOTRI ETD Portal:


The University has signed MoU with INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmadabad
for Shodh-Ganga ETD Portal. It facilitates submission and hosting of
Indian ETDs by submitting electronic version of Ph.D dissertations,
which will be available to entire scholarly community in open access
mode. Presently 52 dissertations from the University are made available
on INFLIBNET Shod-ganga ETD Portal.

4.2.6 Provide details (per month) with regard to


Category Numbers/Month
Average number of walk-ins 8150

Average number of books issued/returned 6011

Ratio of library books to students enrolled 13 : 1

Average number of books added during the last four years 28602

Average number of login to OPAC 425

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Average number of login to e-resources 3594

Average number of e-resources downloaded/printed 3731

Number of IT (Information Technology) literacy trainings 03


organized

4.2.7 Give details of specialized services provided by the library with regarding

Manuscripts

The Library doesn`t have a separate manuscripts section as the need didn`t
arise in its domain of operation.

Reference

The Library has a rich collection of reference tools, which provides reference
services in both digital and print forms. The section houses a good collection
of reference books on all branches of study as mentioned in the University
syllabus. Besides this, books for various Competitive examinations, books on
General Knowledge, Encyclopedia of Britannica, Handbooks, Standards,
Dictionaries, Census report, Preparatory guides for GATE Examinations,
GRE, GMAT, SAT, CAT, TOEFL etc., are also available for study.

Reprography/Scanning

Digital copier/printer is available for scanning, printing and photocopying of


library materials. The reproductions are made for academic and research
needs keeping in mind of the Copyright Act

Inter-library Loan Service

This service is extended to the following Libraries and Networks.

 MALIBNET (Madras Library Network)


 BCL (British Council Library)

Information Deployment and Notification

The library deploys and notifies the information through e-mail. New
Arrivals are displayed to the users through New Arrival Display, Special
Notice Boards are available to display important circulars and events,

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Selective Dissemination of Information services, to help the users in


identifying documents the library is having proper way guides and signs
Moreover, library is having OPAC.

OPACS

OPAC facilities are available near the circulation section in the ground floor
and at various strategic locations in the library. These OPAC terminals are
user-friendly, menu driven and are very informative and useful to library
users.

Internet Access

The Library is well-equipped with the high speed internet connectivity.


Internet band width speed 205 mbps.

Downloads

The Digital Library has downloading facility for students and faculty. The
Electronic resources (open source and subscribed) are available in the library
with perpetual back files access destined for future download purpose.

Printouts

The Library provides access of four printers like Digital copier with printer,
Laser and Bar code printer for printing purposes. In view of the green library
initiatives, the printouts are kept to the minimum.

Reading list/ Bibliography compilation

Reading list / Bibliography compilation by subject specialist are periodically


done by the library on request by the users.

In-house/remote access to e-resources

Free online access to more than 10194 peer-reviewed electronic journals and
11 databases published by the reputed international publishers are available on
authentic IP address of the University to carryout academic and research work
of the stakeholders. The Library has maintained 25 separate nodes to access
these scholarly, peer-reviewed e-resources available in open access and
subscription mode.

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User Orientation

The Library arranges an extensive User Orientation at the beginning of every


academic year for the freshers. The programme is conducted in two phases:
 General information about the Library: It includes layout vis--vis
facilities in the library building, sections, opening hours, holding, rules
and regulations, special features and services, use of OPAC and E-
resources.

 Visits to the library: Guided tour to all the sections of the library.

Assistance in searching Databases

The library staff assists the users in searching the desired information
available with the various sources.

INFLIBNET/IUC facilities

 INFLIBNET institutional membership under the UGC INFONET


DIGITAL LIBRARY CONSORTIUM, the library subscribes Nature
Online.

 SHODH-GANGA AND SHODH-GANGOTRI ETD Portal:


The University has signed MoU with INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmadabad
for Shodh-Ganga ETD Portal. It facilitates submission and hosting of
Indian ETDs by submitting electronic version of Ph.D dissertations,
which will be available to entire scholarly community in open access
mode. Presently 40 dissertations from the University are made available
on INFLIBNET Shod-ganga ETD Portal.

4.2.8 Provide details of the annual library budget and the amount spent for
purchasing new books and journals.

Amount Sanctioned Amount Spent


S.No. Year
(in Rs. Lakhs) (in Rs. Lakhs)
1. 2015 - 2016 65,00,000.00 10,00,000.00
2. 2014 - 2015 64,72,000.00 64,74,294.00
3. 2013 2014 65,40,000.00 65,52,002.00
4. 2012 - 2013 57,30,000.00 57,36,262.00
5. 2011 - 2012 52,95,000.00 52,00,032.00
6. 2010 2011 55,05,000.00 55,17,068.00
7. 2009 2010 64,40,000.00 64,49,779.00

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4.2.9 What initiatives has the university taken to make the library a happening
place on campus?

 Easy access and right ambience for study is provided every support is
given by Library staff.

 Wi-Fi facility provided.

 The University library plays a pivotal role in disseminating nascent


information to the users.
 Periodic arrangement of awareness and training programs on information
products and services for the knowledge of latest happenings in the field.

 Extended library hours and transactions time after University hours.


 Designed a separate longue area for the students in the ground floor of the
library for group discussion and gathering.
 Updating of recently procured books, e-journals in the Library software
and status board.
 Journal articles published by the faculty members are photocopied and
distributed to them.

4.2.10 What are the strategies used by the library to collect feedback from its
users? How is the feedback analysed and used for the improvement of the
library services?

 Provision to Register
 Provision of suggestion box
 Maintenance of the claim record of most frequently read books.
 Constructive suggestions are analyzed by the Library Committee and
implemented by the Librarian.

4.2.11 List the efforts made towards the infrastructural development of the
library in the last four years.

Initiation and the establishment of Infrastructural development of the library in


the last four years are mentioned below:

 Development of Institutional Repository


 Air Conditioning of the Library for reading comfort and better ambience
 Separate Audio-Visual Hall

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 Surveillance camera for monitoring

 Implementation of Touch screen facility

 Separate Digital Library section with computers and Internet facility for
accessing subscribed e-resources.

 Additional LAN to provide connectivity in various sections of the Library


 Separate Reprography section
 Protection of printed maters from dermatoid by adopting fest control and
fumigation process.

4.3. IT Infrastructure

4.3.1 Does the university have a comprehensive IT policy with regard to

The University has a comprehensive IT policy in service management including


e.waste, information security, network security, risk management, software asset
management, open resources and green computing. Purchases of licenced software
along with hardware, use of open source software wherever possible are the set policy
of the university. Any violation of policy by any person is being taken notice by the
university authority and necessary action is taken.

IT Service Management

Purchase of computers, computer accessories and network facility are purchased and
managed centrally by the University. Maintenance of hard and softwares are carried
through system administrators, network administrators, system engineers, lab
technicians who are all controlled by the IT manager. Any problem is reported to IT
Manager and in turn, the IT Manager delegates the work among the IT personnel. The
Networking services, data centre services, maintenance of the computers in the
common areas such as offices are carried out centrally. All electronic equipments
used by employee are treated as property of university. The university reserves the
rights to monitor and review all activities of the employee including information
created or obtained by the employee. The university has the right to review user
accounts, work stations, and files, servers space in order to make whether specific
users of information system is appropriate.

K7 Antivirus is installed in the antivirus server for protection against viruses. For Wi-
Fi authentication Sysco, D.link, Belkin and Motorola devices have been installed to
avail data centre facilities through wireless connection within campus. The university
network is configured to block spams and malicious attachments and ensures the
information security in all communications

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Information Security
University is committed to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of
all information of the institution against hackers and unauthorized users. Sonic Wall
firewall is installed to prevent the unauthorized users and unwanted domains.

Sharing of password with any other persons is prohibited. As a result of this any
person who shares the password will be responsible for any unofficial use. The
campus is provided with wireless access point and all Wi-Fi network facilities are
well authenticated Sysco, D.link, Belkin and Motorola devices have been installed.

Use of files, deletions, examination, copying or modification of files or data


belonging to other users without prior consent of the persons is prohibited.
Attempting to alter any other persons system configuration is prohibited.

Network Security
The ICT of the University is supported by IT Manager, System Analyst, System
Administrator, System Engineers, Network Engineer and Lab Technicians. All the
administrative, academic and hostel buildings in the campus are well-connected and
Sonicwall and PF Sense and Net Secure (Firewall & Content filter) are used to block
access to unwanted sites. Steps have been initiated to ensure that the University IT
resources are used only for academic, research and official purposes. Every user of
university receives a network login account to be used to access the network and
computer systems. Sonicwall firewall configured in the university network performs
multiple security functions within one single appliance. It works as network firewall,
network intrusion prevention system and gateway antivirus (AV) system, gateway
anti-spam system, VPN management, content filtering, load balancing, data leak
prevention and on-appliance reporting. This provides a complete network security
solution to the university network.

Risk Management
The University has taken several measures to take care of risk management which
include uninterrupted power supply, parallel server, maintenance of data at other
locations, air-conditioned environment in server room and restricted entry into the
server room, etc., The network devices in the university are configured with Access
Control lists (ACL) to filter the packets that flow into or out of network interfaces.

Software Asset Management


The Software and their licenses are stored in central server. The software asset
management is done through maintaining the purchase requirement and quotation
document, installation and configuration documents, maintenance and license
management document.

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Open Source Resources


The University firmly believes in inculcating and spreading the usage of open
sources. Two separate open source laboratories with the 30 systems each are
maintained for open source resources. Faculty and students are encouraged to make
use of the open source software as recommended by AICTE.

Green Computing
The University encourages the purchase of LCD and LED monitors rather than CRT
monitors. The University also encourages usages of Laptops and notebooks which
are inherently built of Green Computing. The users are advised to turn-off the
computers and peripherals when theyre not in use so that energy can be saved. Since
all the communications are sent through e.mail the usages of paper and print
documents have been considerably reduced. The e.governance has also reduced the
use of paper and all these lead to sustainability of environment. Non-usable
Electronic materials are identified by the department and certified by the
Condemnation Committee; and renewed later under buy- back scheme.

4.3.2 Give details of the universitys computing facilities i.e., hardware and
software
No. of Computers
Dual Nodes
S.No. Schools / Departments core & connect
Upto Above
Core2 Laptops Total ed to
i3 i3
Duo or LAN
Lower
1. School of Engineering 194 50 97 5 346 308
2. School of Computing Sciences 192 3 90 12 296 266
3. School of Pharmaceutical 72 3 1 76 76
Sciences
4. School of Management Studies 8 28 25 365 426 85
5. School of Maritime Studies 114 - - - 114 80
6. School of Mass Communication 8 48 56 56
7. School of Life Sciences 34 - - 1 35 35
8. School of Hotel & Catering 8 - - 2 10 10
Management
9. School of Basic Sciences 30 - - - 30 29
10. School of Languages 3 - - 1 4 4
11. School of Physiotherapy 30 1 6 6 42 72
12. Library 41 41 41
13. General(Administration, 57 3 14 10 84 84
Accounts, COE, IPR, etc.,)
Total 791 85 283 403 1562 1146
Aakash Tablets 196

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List of software available in the campus is listed in the following table :

School of Engineering

S.No.. Software Name S.No. Software Name

1. Oracle 11G (300 Licences) 18. MATLAB 7.1(R2011a)

2. Autodesk (125 Licences) 19. MATLAB 7.1(R2013a)

3. ADAMS- MSC Software University 20. Microsoft Office Prof. 2010


MD motion bundle
4. Adobe Photoshop CS 5 Design 21. Microsoft Office Prof. 2013
Premium
5. ANSYS Academic Teaching 22. Microsoft SQL Server CAL 2012
Advanced version 12.0 256000 License Ent DvcCAL
nodes
6. AUTODESK Building Design Suite 23. Microsoft SQL Server Std 2012
2014 License Server
7. AUTODESK Education suite for 24. Microsoft Visual Studio Prof. 2013
Architecture and engineering License with MSDN
education NLM
8. AUTODESK Education suite for 25. Microsoft Win Server Std 2012 R2
Architecture and engineering
solution
9. AUTODESK Infrastructure design 26. Microsoft WIN SL 8.1
Suite for Education 1 year
subscription
10. Barcode Printing 27. Microsoft Windows Server Std.
2008
11. Bentley academic offering CIVIL 28. Microsoft Windows Server Std.
Engineering Structural STAAD Pro 2012
V 8i bundle
12. CATIA ED2 Academic Package 29. Oracle Academy: Advanced
Computer Science
13. CATIA V6 Design Advance 30 DSP Systems Toolbox
(UAC)
14. CATIA V6 Design Master (UMC) 31. Image Processing Tool Box

15. CATIA V6 PLM Discover Pack 32. Image Processing Toolbox


(UDK)
16. Communication System Toolbox 33. Labview

17. MATLAB (R2010a) 34. SAP Business One Professional

Library
1 LIB GENIE

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School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacy Practice)


1 Micromedex 2 Lexicomp

School of Mass Communication

1 Adobe Photoshop CS2 5 Adobe Dreamweaver

2 Adobe PageMaker 6 Adobe Macromedia

3 Adobe Flash 7 Adobe In-design

4 Corel Draw 8 Autodesk 3ds max

School of Computing Sciences and School of Management Studies and


Commerce
1 Microsoft Windows 2003 Server 22 Dokeos ELearning portal
2 Microsoft Windows 98 Second 23 Red5 Media server
Edition
3 Microsoft Windows (7 , 8 & 10 ) 24 Live / Virtual Trading Lab
necessary accessories
4 Microsoft Windows XP 25 Microsoft Windows XP
Professional SP3
5 Microsoft Dotnet 2008 & 2012 26 Red Hat Linux

6 Microsoft Office Professional 27 Oracle 11G


2003
7 Borland C & C++ 28 Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0

8 Microsoft Office Professional 29 Microsoft Dot Net 2005


2010
9 Microsoft Office Professional 30 Microsoft Office Professional
2013 2007
10 C & C++ 31 SQL Server 2000
11 Tally 6.3 & 9.2 32 Oracle 9i
12 SYSTAT 33 Java
13 SAP Software 34 Tally 9i

14 ERP Software 35 Turbo C


15 K7 Antivirus 36 Turbo C++
16 Sonic Wall Firewall 37 Cobol
17 MySQL 38 MASM software 8086
18 XAMPP 39 Apache Tomcat Server 5.5

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19 IPR Patent Search software 40 SPSS Statistics and Big data


analytics (IBM)
20 IBM BlueMix for Cloud 41 VLSI (10 Nos), ANSYS
Computing
21 IBM Cognos BI, 42 Solid works 3D CAD design
Software
22 Smart Note Book Software 43 Master CAM & Lab view
software

List of Open Source Softwares available with School of Computing Sciences


and Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering

No. Category Open Source


1 Office LibreOffice 4.0, Abiword,
KingSoft Office (Free version and
an exact equivalent to MS-Office)
2 Programming GCC/G++, CodeBlocks IDE,
CodeLite IDE, KDevelop IDE
3 Graphics GCC + CodeBlocks + LibGraph,
Programming G++ & Qt, Gambas (VB)
Mono (.NET)
4 Java SDK JDK 1.7 / JDK 1.8 / J2EE / J2ME
5 Java IDE Eclipse IDE / NetBeans IDE

6 Case Tools ArgoUML, StarUML, Umbrello,


Visual Paradigm Community Ed.
7 Mobile Dev. Android Developer Studio
8 Database MySQL Server / Client,
PostgreSQL Server / Client,
SQLite Embedded Database
Oracle Free Database Client
Firebird Database
9 Python Tools All Python Development Tools,
Python IDE's and Libraries
10 Scientific Computing SciLAB and Octave
11 Statistical Software GNU PSPP
12 Web Programming PHP, PERL, Python, Ruby
13 Web Authoring Bluefish, Aptana Studio
14 Grid Computing Globus Tool Kit
15 Cloud Computing OpenStack (Kilo)
16 Image Editing GIMP, Krita

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17 Vector Graphics Inkscape, Art of Illusion


18 3D Graphics Blender
19 Video Editing Tools FFMPEG, KDENLive, OpenShot

20 Internet Browsers Firefox / Chrome / Chromium


21 Communication / Teamviewer / Skype / XRDP
Support Tools (Proprietary and Optional)
22 Security Tools Nmap, Wireshark
23 Compiler lex / yacc / bison
Development Tools
24 Data Mining Weka Data Mining Tool
25 Networking Network Simulator / 2 (or) NS2,
Research Tools Graphical NS/3 (or) GNS3,
Cisco Packet Tracer 6.1.1 (Free)
26 Virtualization Tools VMWare, Virtual Box, QEMU, KVM
27 XML Editor XML Copy Editor
28 PDF Editors Master PDF Editor, Xournal

School of Life Sciences (Bioinformatics)

1 EMBOSS 58 RAMPLOT

2 CLUSTALW 59 COPASI

3 GENSCAN 60 CELL DESIGNER

4 ORF 61 ADME-TOX

5 BIOEDIT 62 ADMET SAR

6 T-COFFEE 63 MOLINSPIRATION

7 MUSCLES 64 OPEN BABEL

8 SWISS-PDB VIEWER 65 READ ME

9 RASMOL 66 DEG

10 Cn3D 67 CELLO

11 PYMOL 68 ICAAS

12 YASARA 69 KEGG

13 RASTOP 70 PSORTb

14 ARTEMIS 71 PSL pred

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15 LASERGEN 72 MGENOME SUBTRACTOR

16 TIGR 73 SIGNAL P

17 SANGER 74 TMHMM

18 TRANSLATOR 75 LIPO P

19 EPIGRAPH 76 LIGAND SCOUT

20 COMPASS 77 FOLDIT

21 SEATTLE PROTEOME 78 ARGUS LAB


CENTER (SPC)
22 MASS-UP 79 HEX

23 INSILICOSPECTRO 81 AUTODOCK

24 T OPP 82 PATCHDOCK

25 CPH 83 SWISSDOCK

26 SWISS SDS PAGE 84 HADDOCK

27 PEPTIDE MASS 85 ZDOCK

28 SWISS MODEL 86 FLEX PEPDOCK

29 MODELLER 87 HYPERCHEM

30 MOLSOFT 88 BUILD QSAR

31 BIODESIGNER 89 E-DRAGON

32 POCKET FINDER 90 AMPLIFY

33 Q-SITE FINDER 91 NET PRIMER

34 CASTP 92 PRIMER 3

35 POCKET DEPTH 93 RNA SECONDARY


STRUCTURE
36 METAPOCKET 94 SOFTWARE LAB

37 WHATCHECK 95 VIENNA RNA PACKAGE

38 SAVS 86 NET SEWER

39 PROCHECK 97 TMHMM

40 BEPIPRED 98 MEGA

41 VAXIGN 99 PHYLOGENY.FR

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42 EMBOSS 100 EVOLVIEW

43 NET MHL 101 TREEDRAW

44 NET CTL 102 ARRAY MININ

45 IEDB 103 TM4

46 POLYPHEN 104 ARRAYOU

47 SNP3D 105 CHIPSTER

48 PANTHER 106 ACD/CHEMSKETCH

49 NSSNP ANALYSIS 107 MARVINSKETCH

50 I MUTANT 108 SYMYX DRAW

51 SIFT 109 CHEM DRAW

52 DbSNP 110 BKCHEM

53 SNPSTATS 111 MS-FIT

54 DNASTAR 112 PROFOUND

55 VISTA 113 MASCOT

56 CGAT 114 PEPTDENT

57 PHYLIP

Number of systems with individual configurations : 1562

Computer-student ratio :
For Professional Courses :1:3
For All students : 1 : 4.5

Dedicated computing facilities


Every department is having sufficient number of computers.

LAN facility :
All departments have LAN facilities

Proprietary software :
Need based proprietary software are available list given in 4.3.2

Number of nodes / computers with internet facility : 1562

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Any other (please specify)


The whole campus is connected with Wi-Fi facility, ICT enabled campus.

Wi-Fi Printer& Switches LCD Firewall Antivirus CCTV


Device scanner projector
Total 53 101 & 83 71 Sonic K7 57
12 wall Cameras

4.3.3 What are the institutional plans and strategies for deploying and
upgrading the IT infrastructure and associated facilities?

 The university has a plan to replace and purchase new computers every
year.

 The university has already signed agreement with MHRD-National


Knowledge Network which has promise 1 GB connectivity. Apart from
this the University is purchasing 40 Mbps from Aircel.

 The entire campus is Wi-Fi.

 Periodically AMCs are signed for various software to provide latest


version of academic learning and research.

4.3.4 Give details on access to on-line teaching and learning resources and
other knowledge and information database/packages provided to the
staff and students for quality teaching, learning and research.

 The teachers of the university are using and sharing internet resources.
 The changing global scenario and enhanced technologies have
encouraged the staff to strengthen their teaching methodology with the
assistance technology.
 The extensive use of ICT and e.learning has made the students visit the
digital library section and go for self-learning.
 The digital library provides large number of online journals, e.journals,
e.books, open source learning materials, etc.,

 Most of the post-graduate and research students use these facility.

 The university has the NPTEL video and web courses and these course
materials are extensively used by faculty members and research scholars.

 Wi-Fi enabled campus ensures and uninterrupted access to all these


materials. Faculty members are given with Lap-tops or desktops to
facilitate ICT.
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 Most of the class rooms are equipped with LCD projectors and twenty
rooms are smart class rooms so that the lectures can be carried with power
point presentations.

4.3.5 What are the new technologies deployed by the university in enhancing
student learning and evaluation during the last four years and how do
they meet new / future challenges?

 Smart Boards have been introduced in selected classes.


 Class lectures are video-graphed or web-casted through web camera.
 The latest versions of softwares are used in the laboratories.
 University has introduced e.governance and all the departments use ERP.
 Virtual learning, Video-conferencing and Webinar facilities are provided.
 Class rooms are provided with LCD projectors and faculty members use
power point presentation for teaching learning session.
 Under e.learning platform, online test and evaluation methodologies are
practiced.

4.3.6 What are the IT facilities available to individual teachers for effective
teaching and quality research?

 Teachers are provided with computers and internet facility to access


teaching materials.

 Computers with LCD projectors and smart class rooms are provided for
effective teaching.

 The library has 4766 CDs and DVDs which can be accessed by the
faculty and students.

 The University subscribes for e.journals and these journals can be


accessed from anywhere within the campus.

 Digital library facility is available to all the teachers and students.

 Institutional repository facility is provided in the library.

4.3.7 Give details of ICT-enabled classrooms/learning spaces available within


the university? How are they utilized for enhancing the quality of
teaching and learning?

 The growth of Information and Communication Technology and the


enough computer networks have made the university to move towards
ICT enabled teaching methodologies.
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 The University has also become a member ICTACT and with their help
the ICT teaching methodologies have been upgraded.
 Maximum number of class rooms (71 LCDs) and all the four seminar
halls have computer with LCD projectors.
 All the departments have been given with internet connection.
 The digital library has been strengthened
 Video-conferencing facilities in seminar hall
 Virtual learning, Webinar and Webcam facility are also available in the
campus.
 Online teachings are also practiced for PG courses.
 The Post-graduate students and the research scholars are necessarily
expected to search for their resources in the digital library.

4.3.8 How are the faculty assisted in preparing computer-aided teaching-


learning materials? What are the facilities available in the university for
such initiatives?

 Teachers are provided with all facilities to access academic resources for
teaching.

 All teachers are given the training to equip faculty members in preparing
e.learning materials.

 Majority of the class rooms and seminar halls are equipped for ICT
enabled teaching.

 Preparing e.learning materials is recognized for performance appraisal.

4.3.9 How are the computers and their accessories maintained?

 Annual Maintenance Contracts are in vogue to maintain computers and


their accessories.

 The University as a team of qualified, experienced Computer Engineers,


System Administrators and technicians who maintain the IT
infrastructure, Network services, Hardware services and server
maintenance.

 The University has contractor to collect e.waste.

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4.3.10 Does the university avail of the National Knowledge Network


connectivity? If so, what are the services availed of?

Yes.

 The University is part of National Knowledge Network.

 The institution avails the National Knowledge Network


connectivity.
 Internet and Intranet Network Management.
 Shared Storage and Authentication Services and
 We are moving for Virtual Private Network Stitching Services
(VPN).

4.3.11 Does the university avail of web resources such as Wikipedia, dictionary
and other education enhancing resources? What are its policies in this
regard?
Yes, the University avail the following web resources.
 IEEE/IEL
 ASME Digital Library
 ASCE Online Research Library
 EBSCO-Academic Search Complete
 EBCSO Business Source Elite
 ProQuest ABI / Inform Global
 Bentham Science Pharmacy
 Micromedexs Drugdex System
 Nature Online
 Inventi Online
 Law finder
 TED
 Khan Academy
 Edx
 NPTEL Course materials and Open access e.journals and e.books.

Students and faculty members are allowed to use all these resources. The university
has also taken-up various other open source materials and are being used by students
and staff.

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4.3.12 Provide details on the provision made in the annual budget for the
update, deployment and maintenance of computers in the university
The annual budget for update, deployment and maintenance of computer related
services on an average in Rs.119.10 lakhs per year.
(Rs.in Lakhs)
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Updated of 160.25 148.75 37.00 90.25 125.50
Computers
Deployment and 8.50 9.25 4.50 6.25 5.25
Maintenance of
computers
Total 168.75 158.00 41.5 96.50 130.75

Available budgetary provision for computers has helped to manage capital resources
effectively.

4.3.13 What plans have been envisioned for the gradual transfer of teaching and
learning from closed university information network to open
environment?

 Technological innovations have provided new possibilities which have


transform the teaching learning process.

 The Wi-Fi connectivity, webinars, video-conferencing and virtual class


rooms have broadened the scope for open environment teaching and
learning.

 The faculty members are encouraged to prepare their course content in


electronic format so as to make the students to use the materials in open
environment.

 The usage of open source software such as Mooc courses, Edx, NPTEL,
Khan Academy and TED are on increasing trend in the university.

 Staff and students are encouraged to use more online / web resources.

4.4 Maintenance of Campus Facilities

4.4.1 Does the university have an estate office / designated officer for
overseeing the maintenance of buildings, class-rooms and laboratories? If
yes, mention a few campus specific initiatives undertaken to improve the
physical ambience.

 University has an executive estate officer to look after the development


and maintenance of campus.

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 There is estate officer under whom there are civil, electrical engineers,
plumbers and block wise (building wise) supervisors to monitors the work.

 New buildings have been added during this period, no. of labs have been
newly constructed during this period.

 Two captive power generator have been installed for power backup.

 Water Treatment RO Plant has been installed to provide safe water for the
entire campus.

 Wi-Fi campus has been established during the period under review.

4.4.2 How are the infrastructure facilities, services and equipments


maintained? Give details.

 University outsources the Housekeeping and security personnel.

 Day to day maintenance of building (Civil, Electrical, Carpentry, and


Plumbing works) are carried out under the supervision of block level
supervisors and deputy wardens of the hostels.

 The University has adequate number of qualified personnel for all these
work.

 University as a separate department known as IT Maintenance Department


under an IT Manager to maintain Hard and Softwares facilities including
Internet and Intranet.

 Each department is allotted with fund in their recurring budget for


maintenance purpose.

 Annual Maintenance Contract have been signed and are functioning for all
major equipment both lab equipment and maintenance equipment.

 The Annual Stock Verification is carried out to indentify the working of


machineries, equipment and repairs are being done at vacation.

Any other information

During the last six years infrastructure such as building, electrical works and
furniture worth of Rs.60.50 crores and sophisticated major equipment (more
than Rs.1 lakhs) worth around Rs.4.5 crores have been added.

The generous library budget ensures procurement of latest edition of books


and new books, besides subscription to some of the most sought after
expensive National, International journals and online resources.

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The ICT enabled technology in teaching learning evaluation and research


strategies has been enabled with adequate in IT Infrastructure.
Thrust to modernization of learning resources. The university has
traditional legacy, modern strategies and approaches along with latest
ICT enabled tools facilities and services for blended learning, virtual
learning etc.,

Provision of neat and clean drinking water by installing RO systems in


university and hostels.
Creation of more reading room for research scholars in the library
International standard swimming pool.
Canteens in the campus for benefit of staff and students.
Two Guest houses in the campus.
Rad Vision Scopia 1000, 1+3 Multi-point video-conference facility
Hotel and Catering Management - Basic Training Kitchen, Quantity Training
Kitchen, Advanced Training Kitchen, Bakery, Confectionery, Basic Training
Restaurant, Housekeeping, Front Office, Nutrition/ Maintenance and
Restaurant.
24 hours power backup
Three Wind Mills
Solar lights are used in the main roads of university
ATM
Laundry Shop
Gymnasium
Coffee Shops (3)
Parking zones for four wheelers and two wheelers.

Thus the university fulfills the entire necessary infrastructure required by all the
statutory bodies and efforts are there to add more in future.

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Criterion -V
Student Support and Progression

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS) being a self-
financed private Deemed to be University takes much care to ensure stress free
academic atmosphere in the campus as well as in the Hostel. Students are mentored
by various academic and administrative heads from the entry to the exit points.
Students are provided with necessary information, class room training, mental
training, physical training, job-oriented training and placements. The Philanthropic
Management gives free education to number of wards from workers of film industry,
sports person and freeships to several other economical poor students. Students can
avail support services like library, internet, hostel, language labs, sports, canteen,
medical support, accident insurance etc., during their period of their study. All these
facilities have made the university to attract more number of students year to year and
there has been a marked improvement in the performance of students.

5.1 Student Mentoring and Support

5.1.1 Does the university have a system for student support and mentoring? If
yes, what are its structural and functional characteristics?

Yes
Earnest efforts are made to ensure that the students progress and
achieve their optimum potential by utilizing the various facilities
provided to them.

For Girl students, there is a sexual harassment cell and women studies
centre

For boys and girls both, there is anti-ragging committee which insures
ragging free atmosphere in the campus and in hostels.

For the development of sports capabilities among students, the


university has created the Department of Sports which has qualified
and committed Physical Director and Directress, the necessary infra-
structure including the tools & equipment. The entire sports activities
are supported by a Sports Committee.

A special course on communicative English for the weaker section of


students

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The needs of the Alumni are taken care by Alumni Association.


Services like certificate authentication, career guidance, coaching for
national level competitive examinations and placement are done by
university.

NSS co-ordinator takes the responsibility of enriching the social


responsibility of students.

Extension activity committee has co-ordinators from different


departments in extending the intellectual and infrastructural facilities to
the student community outside the University and to common public.

Financially weaker students are supported by the university through its


own schemes as well as through the various scholarships made
available by the government and NGOs. The Dean of the students
welfare in tandem with the Register office looks after the disbursement
of freeships and scholarships.

The Dean (Admissions), Deans (Students affairs), Director of


International Students Cell function in respective domains to facilitate
the students to have good academic atmosphere

The University offers a Mentor- Mentee Programme where the faculty


members of the University serve as dynamic mentors for a group of
25-30 students and are accountable for addressing their academic and
social needs on and off campus.

Regular Parent-Teacher meeting conducted and it provides occasion


for parents to get information about their wards. The attendance
percentage and marks secured in Continuous Assessment is regularly
intimated to the parents.

The mentors are also in touch with parents.

The faculty maintains stringent privacy and helps student with


counseling and assistance to progress his / her academic performance.
Whenever necessary, faculty takes forward the problems to the HOD /
Director / Dean for further action.

5.1.2 Apart from classroom interaction, what are the provisions available for
academic mentoring?

Provision of Laptops and Free access to internet facilities enables the


students to interact with their teachers beyond class hours. Social
networking sites are used by the teachers as well as the students for
academic discussions.

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Value added courses are conducted to address the gap between


curriculum and market needs.

E.learning Platform, Vels Knowledge Resource Centre give added


opportunities to go for additional certification

The teachers encourage their students to access the internet for


information necessary for complementing the teaching imparted in the
classroom.

All departments of VISTAS organize remedial classes for candidates


who need extra coaching and concentration.

Value based education and courses are offered to impart professional


ethics and citizenship responsibilities to the students.

During parent-teacher meeting, teachers and parents share their views


about students attendance and academic progress and chart suitable
remedial measures.

Students with psychological pressures and strain are counseled with


the help of Psychology counselors. Students are also counseled by their
mentors.

Students are taken out for field trips and educational tours of various
institutions, research stations and industries located in different parts of
the country. Specific programmes such as, Industrial visits, Internship
programmes, projects offer ample scope for hands on training beyond
class room teaching.

5.1.3 Does the university have any personal enhancement and development
schemes such as career counseling, soft skill development, career-path-
identification, and orientation to well-being for its students? Give details
of such schemes.

The university takes initiative on a regular basis for carrier counseling


of the students through various extension activities of the departments.
The departments organize lectures for providing guidance for
competitive examinations like NET/ SET and Civil Service
Examinations.

The Dean of Students Welfare arranges programmes for counseling in


collaboration with the academic departments and corporate agencies.

The Placement and Training Cell of the University offers various kinds
of aptitude and soft skill development programmes for the eligible
students. The Placement cell outsource the training and also make
necessary arrangements for signing MoUs with other outside agencies

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such as TIME, Digiterati, SMART Training Resources(I) Pvt. Ltd.,


HCL Career Development Centre, QUSPEC Consulting Pvt. Ltd and
Maples ESM Technologies.

The University has an active Entrepreneurship development cell,


which conduct awareness programs and provide guidance to become
Entrepreneurs.

The university through its instructions and its practices tries to promote
cultural values conducive to moral and overall well being of the
students.

5.1.4 Does the university provide assistance to students for obtaining


educational loans from banks and other financial institutions?

Yes

The University Admission Office helps the students by providing


information about the procedures to be followed to get educational
loans from banks and other financial organisations

It also arranges for issuing relevant certificates from the University for
applying educational loan from banks.

Banks are invited to showcase their loan policy, receive applications at


the time of admission and provide loans on satisfactory processing of
applications. AXIS Bank, Canara Bank, COSMOS Bank and SBI used
to put-up their stalls at the time admission every year.

5.1.5 Does the university publish its updated prospectus and handbook
annually? If yes, what are the main issues / activities / information
included / provided to students through these documents? Is there a
provision for online access?

Yes.
PROSPECTUS: VISTAS publishes the prospectus yearly and issues it
to all applicants. The Prospectus provide information on all courses,
rules and regulations for students at class and hostel, fees to be paid
procedure for admission and withdrawal, multiple facilities available
on the campus etc., The University website also provides information
concerning the courses, disciplines, eligibility for admission and
faculty, which is frequently updated. There is a provision for online
access to the necessary information through the websites.

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CALENDAR: Students get a copy of calendar at the beginning of


every year. It includes particulars on history of the institution, its
mission and vision statements, courses offered, general information
about infrastructure, scholarships, extracurricular and co-curricular
activities, general code of conduct, campus facilities, library, hostels,
disciplinary rules of the university, rules connected to university
examinations , important days, hostel rules etc.,

Details of anti-ragging committee and grievances redressal committee,


gender issues committee and other academic details are also provided
in the Calendar. Declaration of student / parent / guardian, regarding
anti-ragging as per UGC regulations on curbing menace of ragging in
higher educational institutions, 2009, is ensured. Anti-ragging squad
help line numbers are displayed and made available to all students.

ANNUAL REPORT: Annual report presents a summary of events of


the university during the year of report, financial statements, results,
minutes of the meeting of statutory bodies etc.,

Three On-line journals and one printed journal from VISTAS:

1) International Journal of Frontiers in Science and Technology


(IJFST) published by School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
2) Vels International Journal of Mechanical Engineering
published by School of Engineering
3) The Indian Review of World Literature in English A Bi-
Annual online Literary Journal published by School of
Languages
4) Vels Management Journal (Half yearly journal) being
published by School of Management Studies.

A quarterly Newsletter namely Voice of Vels is released once in


three months covering all the activities of the University. This apart all
the major departments bring out their own Newsletters at regular
intervals.

5.1.6 Specify the type and number of university scholarships / freeships given
to the students during the last four years. Was financial aid given to
them on time? Give details (in a tabular form) for the following
categories: UG/PG/M.Phil/Ph.D./Diploma/others (please specify).

Merit scholarships are given to the students who secured First rank in
the end semester examinations. So far Rs.49,12,308 have been given
to 561 students under the scheme.

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Scholarships worth of Rs.1,86,07,081 have been given to 844 students


under socially and economically backward category. The amount is
met from University funds.

Scholarships for sports persons are awarded to cover Boarding,


Lodging facilities and tuition fees. This sports scholarship is
provided to players who participate at Inter-university and National
level. Thirty Six students are receiving the scholarship during this
year.

A stipend of Rs.7,500/- p.m for full-time research scholars who have


been selected by the specified committee is given for a period of
three years. Thus 20 such scholarships are made available every
year.

Needy students from different schools are provided with financial aid
that includes Fee reduction or waiver of tuition fees for the year
and/or provision of hostel facility at a concessional rate.

The financial aid are distributed to students on time.

5.1.7 What percentage of students receives financial assistance from state


government, central government and other national agencies (Kishore
VaigyanikProtsahanYojana (KVPY), SN Bose Fellow, etc.)?

S.No. Academic No. of Students Amount Received


year
1. 2008-2009 9 ` 5,66,430.00
2. 2009-2010 53 ` 9,48,568.00
3. 2010-2011 154 ` 13,34,205.00
4. 2011-2012 237 ` 23,09,204.00
5. 2012-2013 327 ` 45,54,769.00
6. 2013-2014 332 ` 59,78,400.00
6. 2014-2015 437 ` 36,62,290.00

5.1.8 Does the university have an International Student Cell to attract foreign
students and cater to their needs?

Yes.

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The university has International student cell to assist them in the


application process, admission letter for visa approval arranging
hostel on their arrival and assistance in getting PR from embassy.

For the last 5 years, 147 International students have undergone


teaching & research programmes in various departments of the
university.

The University participates in international education fairs to attract


students various countries.

S.No. Academic year No. of times Name of the


countries
1. 2010-2015 Once in a year Dubai, Srilanka,
from 2010-11 Sudan, Nepal, Bhutan
and Maldives

5.1.9 Does the university provide assistance to students for obtaining


educational loans from banks and other financial institutions?

Assistance is provided only for Indian students please refer 5.1.4

5.1.10 What types of support services are available for

Overseas students
The Officer of International affairs look after the immigration
needs, visa requirements, money transfer, accommodation and
cultural adaptations of overseas students.

A separate international hostel is available for the overseas


students.

Physically challenged/differently abled students:

Specific infrastructural facility for the physically disabled students


was lacking in the buildings constructed earlier. But arrangements
are now being made to create such facilities in the new upcoming
buildings.

Differently-abled users can get access to ramp, wheelchairs, etc as


per their requirement.

The physically challenged students have hurdle free access to


almost all areas of the university provided with well laid roads and
ramps. The students and faculty are sensitized to assist such
deprived students.

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SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections:

There is reservation for SC/ST/OBC students for admission in


different courses as per Govt. rules. The SC/ST/OBC and
economically weaker students get scholarships from different
sources

Chancellor also approves additional special grant to ensure that no


poor student is deprived of educational facilities because of their
poverty.

Remedial coaching classes are conducted after the class hours to


improve academic performance.

Students participating in various competitions / conferences in


India and abroad.

Students are encouraged to take part in sports activities and are


given individual permission to join in competitions and
tournaments during working hours. The everyday expenditure
towards participation are borne by the university.

Winners are honored by - giving out of medals and shields,


Displaying/ Flashing Name of the winner/ paper cutting in the
notice board/ LCD monitors in prominent areas of the University/
Website, Information is circulated to all departments.

The university provides all kinds of assistance including escorts


both male and female participants at zonal /national level cultural
competitions, selected on the basis of screening tests. The
university takes care of the travel and other expenditures for the
sports persons and their accompanists

The University is always behind in all its students wellbeing


measure in day-to-day practice.

Health Centre, health insurance etc.,

To cover the students health related problems, health insurance is


provided to all students (this can be utilized for investigations,
treatment procedures and medication).

To meet the varied dietary requirements of students and healthy


food, a multi restaurant and Cafeteria are available in campus.

Staff in charges are available to resolve student connected health


issues.

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24 hrs transport facility is available for students including those


who residing in Hostels for any emergency service. Tie-up with
nearby hospitals namely Kamatchi Hospital & Parvathy Hospital.
The 24*7 Apollo Health Insurance Clinic is located within the
campus.

Two doctors and 2 nurses are available in the campus

To keep the students physically and mentally fit, the university


extends Multi-gym facility separately for boys and girls on
payment basis.

To compensate for the damage due to unforeseen events during


study, the university extends accident insurance policy offered by
The New India Assurance Co. Ltd and Apollo Shine Foundation
to all its bonafide students. A student has to pay Rs.299 /- per
annum and the rest of the amount is borne by the university.

Skill development (Spoken English, Computer literacy, etc.)

The students may join the course on communicative English


offered by the department of English in its language laboratory.
Computer literacy programmes are also organized from time to
time for the benefit of the students.

The students are taken to the field trips, educational tours to visit
the various institutions, central and state research organizations
and industries located in the various parts of the country.

SAP Training programme and course in Foreign Language such as


French, Japanese are offered.

Syllabi are made by keeping in mind NET / SET / Competitive


examinations

Many UG & PG programs across all Schools have Environmental


studies, value based education, computer education and soft skills
as a subject in their Curriculum.

Quiz programs are conducted regularly to impart general


knowledge and enhance vocabulary skills.

The central library has a computer center with internet facility for
students.

E-Learning center is open for students from 8 am to 8 pm on all


working days.

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Performance enhancement for slow learners

All School of University arranges remedial classes for candidates


requiring extra instruction, across various semesters.

Continuous Internal assessment is conducted periodically to make


sure that learning and evaluation is in process. Additional
opportunity is given to slow learners to improve by conducting of
additional tests and best two out of three or four is taken for
calculating Continuous Assessment marks.

Each academic department arranges tutorial / special classes for


the slow learners. The students are encouraged to maintain
personal contact with the teachers beyond the class hours. The
teachers offer special guidance to such students to help them cope
up with the syllabus.

Separate classes are taken for students having low academic


performance with more emphasis on important chapters

Bridge courses are offered in some schools where in students from


different stream can give a particular course to strengthen their
basic knowledge in its subjects intended for admission.

At parent-teacher meeting, teacher and parents share their views


about students progress in academics, attendance, discipline and
corrective measures are planned.

Exposure of students to other institutions of higher


learning/corporate/business houses, etc.

All departments arrange for industrial visits, research lab visits,


hospital visits, visits to corporate and business houses regularly.

Students are encouraged to do projects in other research


organizations, industries and corporate houses.

Student participates in conferences, workshops and other


extracurricular activities organized in other institutions.

Student internship program for UG and PG students of Pharmacy,


Engineering, Management studies, Life Sciences and Basic
sciences etc., are in Industries, R& D institutions.

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Publications of student magazines, news letters

Students are encouraged to publish their research work/ small


articles in the in-house journals and newsletter.

PG and Research scholars are encouraged to publish their research


findings in peer reviewed academic journals.

The students are motivated to plan educational materials for


competitions/ camps

5.1.11 Does the university provide guidance and/or conduct coaching classes
for students appearing for Civil Services, Defense Services, NET/SET
and any other competitive examinations? If yes, what is the outcome?

Yes

Coaching classes and training programmes are arranged regularly for the
students who wish to appear for NET / SET and competitive examinations.

The Placement and Career Development cell and Library Information Centre
provide these assistance.

5.1.12 Mention the policies of the university for enhancing student


participation in sports and extracurricular activities through strategies /
schemes such as

additional academic support and academic flexibility in


examinations
Students involved in sports & other extracurricular activities are
provided additional teaching / coaching by mentors.

They are also provided flexibility in attendance when they


represent university in state, national and international events
within the acceptable limits of the University

Special dietary requirements, sports uniform and materials:

Special diet and uniform are provided.

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Students admitted under Sports quota (Free seat)

No. of
S.No. Academic Year Students
1 2009 2010 15
2 2010 2011 12
3 20112012 9
4 2012 2013 20
5 20132014 21
6 20142015 26
7 20152016 25

All the expenses towards their education including Boarding & Lodging is taken care
of by the Management.

Any other (please specify)

In addition to the medals and recognitions received by students at


National and Regional level, the university also recognizes them
during the university day celebrations.

All sports students are given free hostel, food and Fee waiver every
year.

5.1.13 Does the university have an institutionalized mechanism for students


placement? What are the services provided to help students identify job
opportunities, prepare them for interview, and develop
entrepreneurship skills?

Yes
A full time Director for Placement assisted by two more Placement
Officers with an office has been appointed. The university Placement
and Training Cell coordinates with the department placement
coordinators for arranging placement training programmes and skill
development programmes. Placement brochures are regularly
brought out for the benefit of recruiting companies who
regularly visit to conduct test and interview for the selection of
candidates. During the past four years 3,734 students got placed on
the campus.

The placement cell of the University provides guidance, training and


organizes interview in campus at regular intervals. The information is
communicated to students and alumni as and when the need arrives.

The foremost work of the placement cell is to sensitize the students


concerning the campus interviews and employment opportunities.

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Every department has a staff advisor and student co-ordinator incharge


of Placement through whom the placement cell will communicate to
the students.

Personality development programs, soft skill training and


communication skills programmes being conducted to improve the
employment opportunities.

The placement cell has a tie up with multiple leading R&D labs,
Corporate, Industries, Business centers, hospitals and obtains
appointment for our students.

A special email id of placement officer is


placementofficer@velsuniv.org. To get in touch with numbers of the
placement cell office dedicated line has been displayed on the notice
board.
Counseling sessions have been prearranged for interns on their future
studies and placements abroad.

The cell has conducted several programs to get better placement


opportunities

Sl. Title Dates


No.
1 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp 24.02.2009
organized by School of Management
Studies
2 Entrepreneurship Awareness camp 05.10.2010
organized by School of Management
Studies
3 VELS School of Management studies 19.03.2012
organised Entrepreneurship Awareness
workshop 2012.
4 VELS School of Management Studies 15.10.2012
(VSOMS) in association with (NSIC)
Technical Service center organized a
Entrepreneurship orientation Program
5 Entrepreneurship Orientation Programme 04.10.2013
in association with NSICTSC organized
by School of Management Studies
6. Entrepreneurship Orientation Programme 17.10.2014.
in association with National Small
Industries Corporation Technical Service
Centre(NSIC-TSC) were organized by
School of Management Studies

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5.1.14 Give the number of students selected during campus interviews by


different employers (list the employers and the number of companies
who visited the campus during the last four years).

S.No. Year No. of Companies No. of students


visited placed
1 2011-2012 68 858
2 2012-2013 75 1012
3 2013-2014 63 802
4 2014-2015 87 1062

The list of companies that visited the campus for recruitment in the
academic year 2014-2015 is given below:

2adpro Kotak Securities (Campus)


Accord Housing Kumaran Systems
Aclcatel Lucent LifeCell International
Agaram Consultants MaruthuSusukiPvt Ltd
Amarprakash MphasiS
Amazon NATCO Pharma
Amphenol New Wave Technologies
Apollo Hospital Omega Health Care
Aspire System Payoda (4.6 Lac PA)
ATTUNE Software Perfect Electronics
Technologies Perfect Electronics
Attune Ramsol
Software(Ehelium) Rane India Ltd.
Avasoft Solutions RBS
Bluechip Limited Reliance Comm
Calydontech Solutions Religare
Cap Gemini Rithambara Interiors
Chemosyn Healthcare Rithambara Interiors
CSS Corp Sanmina Technologies
CTS SL Lumax
Curatio Healthcare Starhealth Insurance
Domex-e Data Sutherland Global Services
Dongsung Sysbiz Technologies

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Dr.JRK Research Inst. TATA Elxsi


Dr.Mohan Diabetics TCS Limited(BPS)
Ehelium Advisory Tech Mahindra
Services TVS Sundaram
Eureka Forbes Ltd Urjanet
Everest Masala Venice bank
Firstsource Solutions Verizon
G K Shetty Builders Virtusa Corporation
Ganesh Electricals Visionary RCM InfoTech
HANI Solutions VKC Ltd
HCL Bserv Volante Technologies
HCL Technologies Vortex Engineering Pvt.
ICICI Prudential Ltd.
ICICI Secuties Wipro Limited
Impliment Hit YCH logistics
Ionixx Technologies Zuventus Healthcare
Kotak Securities

5.1.15 Does the university have a registered Alumni Association? If yes, what
are its activities and contributions to the development of the university?

Yes. From 2008 an a registered Alumni Association for the University has
been formed by merging the individual Departmental / faculty level Alumni.

The activities of the different chapters in the preceding years are listed
below:

1. No. of Alumini members

a. Till 2014 : 1682


b. No. of New members : 1234
------
2916
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2. January 26th of Every year, a grand Alumini Meet with the name
ECHOS will be conducted by VELS Alumini Association

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3. On 8th September 2015, conducted a seminar on Digital marketing to


the Undergraduate students of School of Management. Programme
arranged by Alumnus member of VELS Alumini Association who
studied UG and PG in VISTAS.

4. A programme known as Alumni Talks is conducted every month.

5. Special appreciation prizes are given to the students who secure


highest mark in professional courses.

VELS ALUMINI ASSOCIATION

OFFICE BEARERS

S.NO NAME DESIGNATION Occupation


1 Dr.Ishari K. Ganesh PATRON Educationalist

2 Mr. Vijay Anand President Film Director.


3 Mr. Prabhu Vice President Manager, IT
Company
4 Mrs. Kalaivani Secretary Software Engineer,
Academician
5 Mr. Sura reddy Treasurer Entrepreneur

6 Ms. Sathya Joint Secretary Academician


7 Mr. Harish Chandran Joint Secretary Inspector, Kerala
crime Branch
8 Mr. S. Chandrachud Staff Asst. Professor.
Coordinator School of
Management

5.1.16 Does the university have a student grievance redressal cell? Give details
of the nature of grievances reported. How were they redressed?

Yes

A Grievance Redressal Committee has been established as per the


University Grants Commission (Grievance Redressal) Regulations 2012.

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GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL COMMITTEE

S.No. Name Designation & Address


CHAIRMAN
1 Dr.R.Dinakaran Michael Dean, School of Life
Sciences, VISTAS,
CO-CONVENOR
2 Dr.K.P.Kumar Dean, School of Management
Studies, VISTAS

MEMBERS
3 Dr.M.Chandran HOD, Dept. of Commerce
VISTAS
4 Dr.R.A.Kalaivani Director, School of Basic
Sciences, VISTAS
5 Dr.P.Mayilvahanan HOD, Dept. of M.C.A
VISTAS

6 Mr.S.Sivaganesan HOD
Dept. of Mechanical Engg.,
VISTAS

STUDENTS NOMINEE
7 D.Praveen Pharm.D, V yr, VISTAS
30, Sriraman Salai,
Thanikachalam Nagar,
Chennai 600 110
CONVENOR
8 Dr.B.Krishnamurthy Registrar, VISTAS,
Pallavaram,
Chennai-600 117.

POWER AND FUNCTIONS

i) to entertain written and signed complaints and petitions of students in


respect of matters directly affecting them individually or as a group;

ii) to enquire into the grievances, and make recommendations and report
to the concerned authorities such as Academic Council and BoM for
redressal or suitable action; and

iii) to recommend appropriate action against complainant, if allegations


made in the documents are found to be baseless.

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Conducting Enquiry by the Grievance Redressal Committee

Any person aggrieved by any contravention of this code, shall prefer a


complaint before the Grievance Redressal Committee at the earliest point of
time in any case within 15 days from the occurrence of the alleged
contravention.

Complaint shall contain all the materials and relevant details concerning the
alleged contravention including the names of the contravener and the
complainant shall be addressed to the Chairperson of the Grievance
Committee.

However, if the complaint does not reveal the identity, this may be
addressed to the Head of the Institution for disposal on merit.

After the receipt of such complaint, the Head of the Institution shall retain
original complaint and forward the gist of the complaint with other details to
the Grievance Committee.

The Grievance Redressal Committee upon receipt of any complaint or gist


of the complain cause an enquiry to be made directly.

Where the Grievance Redressal Committee is satisfied that the complaint is


justified

(i) in the case of person complained against is member of the body of


management, Grievance Redressal Committee shall report to the
management.

If the person is an employee of the University it shall be reported to the


Vice-Chancellor.

In case of the person complained against happens to be a student it shall


submit the report to the Head of the Institution.

Head of the Institution may suspend a person against whom complaint is


made.

The Head of the Institution, upon receipt of report from the Grievance
Redressal Committee, shall give an opportunity (show cause notice) to the
student / employee against whom the complaint is made for his reasonable
defence.

After, seeking the explanation, the Head of the Institution shall submit the
report with his / her recommendations to the Management for punishment or
otherwise.

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Nothing in this code shall prevents the Head of the Institution from lodging
a complaint straight away with the police in respect of any act amounting to
any criminal or cognizable offense under the existing laws.

Grievance boxes are accessible at prominent places in the university


buildings and in common places.

Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Grievance RedressalCommittee


may prefer an appeal to the Ombudsman within a period of 60 days.

Report : So far four complaints have been received and redressed.

Powers and Functions of Ombudsman :

1) The Ombudsman shall exercise his powers to hear any grievance :-

a) of any student against the university or institution, as the case


may be, after the student has availed of remedies available in
such institution for redressal of grievances and
b) any applicant for admission as student to such institution.

2) No application for revaluation or remarking of answer sheets shall be


entertained by the Ombudsman unless specific irregularity materially
affecting the outcome or specific instance of discrimination is
indicated.
3) The Ombudsman shall have powers to seek the assistance of any
person belonging to the SC / ST, Socially and Economically Backward
Classes, Minority or Differently-able category, as Amicus Curiae, for
hearing complaints of alleged discrimination.

5.1.17 Does the university promote a gender-sensitive environment by (i)


conducting gender related programmes (ii) establishing a cell and
mechanism to deal with issues related to sexual harassment? Give
details.

Yes as per UGC Guidelines.

The university conducts gender related activities which are women


centric

Womens day being celebrated every year wherein outstanding women


are honored

Various awareness programs pertaining to women welfare are


organized.

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S.No. Activities-supported Training Awareness


programmes
1 VELS Village Mela SHG Consumer
awareness - 10th
April 2010
2 Women Empowerment SHG Programme
Programme- awareness SHG
product
marketing &
finance.
3 VELS Village Mela SHG Consumer
awareness - 19th
March 2011
4 The International Womens - 7th March of
Day every year.
5 NABARD under the scheme Training on From 21.08.2014
of MEDP Artificial to 06.09.2014
Jewelry with the help of
Making for financial
the Self Help assistance of SHG
Group
members.
6 Sundaram Medical - Breast Cancer
Foundation awareness
programme was
conducted along
with Can-Stop on
07/10/2014.

The university have well-structured sexual harassment cell to deal with


issues related to sexual harassment within the campus. The cell has
been constituted as per guidelines of UGC.

The committee consists of senior faculty members drawn from across


the school of the university and administrative office

Grievance / suggestion by students, faculty or staff can be given


directly to the coordinator of the committee

Procedure for Approaching the Committee

The Committee deals with issues relating to sexual harassment at the


University. It is applicable to all students, staff and faculty. A complaint of
discrimination or sexual harassment may be lodged by the victim or a third
party. A written complaint may be addressed to the Convener of the
Committee. If the complaint is made to the Dean, Director or any of the
Committee members, they same may be forwarded to the Convener of the
Committee against Sexual Harassment.

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMMITTEE

S.No. Name Designation & Address


CHAIRMAN
1 Dr.R.A.Kalaivanai Director, School of Basic Sciences,
VISTAS

CO-CONVENOR
2 Dr.M.Thiyalnayaki HOD, Department of BBA
VISTAS

NGO
3 REJUVENATE INDIA Chief Functionary & National
MOVEMENT(RIM) Coordinator
MR.RANGARAJAN.AL NO.6,Nelson Mandela Street,
PH : 044 - 22235133 Chittlapakkam,
MOBILE: 9444971268 Chennai,Tamil Nadu
E.Mail :
alrangarajan@rejuvenateindiam
ovement.org
Website url:
www.rejuvenateindiamovement
.org
MEMBERS
4 Mr.T.Kamalakannan HOD Dept. of BCA & IT, School
of Computing Sciences, VISTAS

5 Mr.S.Perumal Asst.Prof., Dept. of Comp. Science


School of Computing Sciences,
VISTAS

6 Dr.K.Amutha Associate Professor,


Department of Biotechnology,
VISTAS
7 Ms.S.Preetha HOD, Department of MBA,
VISTAS

8 Dr.S.Jeyakumari Professor & HOD, Dept. of


Pharmacognosy
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
VISTAS

CONVENOR
9 Dr.B.Krishnamurthy Registrar
VISTAS, Pallavaram,
Chennai-600 117.

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The Supreme Court has issued guidelines on prevention of sexual


harassment and has defined it as "unwelcome" sexually determined
behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as follows:

Physical contact and advances;


Demand or request for sexual favours;
Sexually coloured remarks;
Showing pornography; and
Other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of asexual
nature. (Vishaka judgment by Supreme Court)

Report : So far no complaint has been received.

5.1.18 Is there an anti-ragging committee? How many instances, if any, have


been reported during the last four years and what action has been taken
in these cases?

Yes, there is an Anti-ragging committee. The committee has been


constituted and functions as per UGC regulations.

Anti-ragging squad helpline numbers are available in the calendar and


display notice boards in the University.

Affidavits about ragging issues are collected from students, parent/


guardian.

Ragging is a social menace and is totally prohibited in University inside and


/ or outside the campus and anyone found guilty of ragging and / or abetting
ragging whether actively or passively, or being a part of conspiracy to
promote ragging, is liable to be punished in accordance with UGC
Regulations 2009 as well as under the provisions of any penal law for the
time being in force.
The University always endeavours to establish and sustain a congenial and
cordial atmosphere for the students - especially to the freshers. To achieve
this objective, the following committees have been established as per UGC
Regulations 2009:

1. Anti Ragging Committee


2. Anti Ragging Squad
3. Mentoring Cell

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ANTI-RAGGING COMMITTEE

S.No. Name Designation & Address


CHAIRMAN & NODAL OFFICER
1 Dr.G.Balakrishnan Campus Director
E.Mail : campusdirector@velsuniv.org VISTAS,
Mobile No. : 9962506243
9444033367
CO-CONVENOR
2 Dr.K.Rajagopal Director
(Ph:9962506241) School of Life Sciences
Email: directorsls@velsuniv.org VISTAS

CIVIL & POLICE ADMINISTRATION


3 Mr. Pavan Kumar SI, PVM Police Station
Pallavaram
Chennai 600 117
LOCAL MEDIA

Mr. Sheldon Mark Jarrett Media Artist


4 Mobile : 9962236774 Sterio Scopic Division
Email: Jarrett.sylvester@gmail.com L.V.Prasad Studio
Saligramam
Chennai 91
NGOS
5 Rejuvenate India Movement(RIM) Chief Functionary &
Mr.Rangarajan.AL National coordinator
Ph : 044 - 22235133 No.6,Nelson Mandela
Mobile: 9444971268 Street,
E.Mail : Chittlapakkam,
alrangarajan@rejuvenateindiamovement.org Chennai,Tamil Nadu
Website url:
www.rejuvenateindiamovement.org
6 Federation of South India Producer Secretary&CEO
Associations (SIPA) No.21,Anna Street
Ph:044-2248 6791/92/93 Sathya Nagar Extension
Mr.Panchaksharam.K Anakaputhur
E.Mail: sipapanchu@gmail.com Chennai- 600 070
sipa@vsnl.com
FACULTY MEMBERS
MEMBERS
7 Dr.P.Shanmugasundaram Director
Ph: 9840126575 School of
Email : samsimaha@gmail.com Pharmaceutical Sciences
VISTAS

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8 Dr.P.Mayilvahanan HOD
(Ph:9840747925) Department of MCA
VISTAS

9 Dr.K.P.Kumar Dean,
Dept. of Management
Studies
VISTAS

10 Mr. C. Dhanasekaran Co-ordinator, School of


(Ph: 9962506202) Engineering,
VISTAS

PARENTS
11 Ms.C.Thiyalnayaki M/o.S.Dasanarayanan
(BE Mechanical 2013-
14) 11/283, Kannadasan
1st Cross Street, Moover
Nagar, Pozhichalur,
Chennai600 070
12 Mrs. Dominic Savio M/o Anjana Mariya
(Ph:9942368614) Shamily
(II B.sc Bio technology)
5A Geerirfiths 3rd Street
Pallavaram, Chennai
600 043
13 Mr.M.Govindasamy F/o G.Iyyappan
(Ph: 9841150741) ( I B.sc Biotechnology)
No.20 Murugasen Street
Dr.Ambedkar Nagar,
Chrompet, Chennai44
14 Mrs.Geetha Kannan M/o Ujwala Kannan
Ph:( 9962506359) (BE CSE 2012-13)
No.BS-2 ,Mountain
View Heritage,
Lateef Colony, Zameen
Pallavaram, Chennai
600 117
JUNIOR & SENIOR STUDENTS
15 M.Naveen Kumar II Year - B.Com
Ph:9003010138 4/92, Kanniamman Koil
E.Mail: navijuja7917@gmail.com Street, Madipakkam,
Chennai-600 091.
16 R.Prem Kumar III Year Bsc., (CS)
Ph:9791063178 59/23, Mannappa Street,
Kottur, Chennai-600 085

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17 V.Gurumoorthy II Year B.Com.


Ph:9551160133 19/27,Shyamala Vadana
E.Mail:Gurupop13@gmail.com Street, Kodambakkam,
Chennai-600 024
18 Sanju Das III year B.E.,(CSE)
Ph: 9940279561 A.D.P.Road, Natun
Bazar, Near
Pancharatna Vivam
Bhawan,
Naganon, Assam-
782001
19 K.Priyanka III year BBA
Ph: 9962232662 2/10B, Lutheen Church
Street,
Kadaperi, West
Tambaram,
Chennai-600 45
20 R.Poornimaa III B.sc (Bio-
Ph : 7708109218 Technology)
No.5A Ist Avenue,
Pallava Garden, Old
Pallavaram,
Chennai 600 117.
NON TEACHNING STAFF
21 Mr.Y.Subhramanyan Additional
Ph : 9655123451 Administrative Manager
VISTAS.

22 Mr.K.S.Paramasivam Administrative Officer


Ph :9443336833 VISTAS,

ANTI-RAGGING SQUAD
23 Mr.A.Gnanasihamani Warden (Boys Hostel)
Ph:9962506242 HOD- Department of
Email: hodmaths@velsuniv.org Mathematics
VISTAS
24 Dr.R.A.Kalaivani Warden(Girls Hostel)
Ph: 9962506223 Director School of Basic
Email: hodchemistry@velsuniv.org Sciences
VISTAS
25 Dr.K.Rajagopal DirectorSchool of Life
Ph:9962506241 Sciences
Email: hodbiotech@velsuniv.org VISTAS

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26 Mr.S.Perumal Asst.Prof., Department of


Ph: 9941155023 Computer Science
Email : School of Computing
hodcomputerscience@velsuniv.org Sciences
VISTAS

27 Mr.A.S.K.Sankar Asst. Professor,


Ph: 9487339617 Department of Pceutical
Email : asksankar1@gmail.com Chemistry, School
of Pharmaceutical
sciences, VISTAS

28 Mr.K.Rajendran HOD-Department of
Ph:9710228788 Science & Humanities,
Email: sehodsh@veluniv.org School of Engineering
VISTAS
29 Mr.L.Karthikeyan Asst.Professor,
Ph: 9710228778 Department of MBA
Email : karthikeyan@veluniv.org School of Management
Studies
VISTAS
CONVENOR
30 Dr.B.Krishnamurthy Registrar,
Ph :9962506245 VISTAS Pallavaram,
Email: registrar@velsuniv.org Chennai-600 117

DUTIES OF ANTI-RAGGING COMMITTEE

It shall be the duty of the anti-ragging committee to take all necessary steps required
to enforce provision of UGC regulations 2009. In this regard as well as the provision
of any law for the time being in force concerning ragging, and also to monitor and
oversee the performance of the anti-ragging squad in the prevention of ragging in the
institution.

DUTIES OF ANTI-RAGGING SQUAD

1. To carryout surprise raids in the hostels and any other places vulnerable to
incidents of ragging.

2. To conduct an on the spot enquiry into any incident of ragging referred to it by


Head of the Institution, members of faculty, members of staff, any student, any
parent or guardian, any employee of service provider or any other person. The
enquiry report along with recommendations shall be submitted to anti-ragging
committee. The anti-ragging squad shall conduct such an enquiry observing a
fair and transparent procedure based on the principles of natural justice and
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after giving adequate opportunity to the student or students accused of ragging


and other witnesses to place before it the facts, documents and views
concerning the incident of ragging, and considering such other relevant
information as may be required.

MENTORING CELL

As per UGC Regulations 2009 the Composition of the Mentoring Cell is as follows.

1. Students volunteering as mentors for the freshers


2. Many levels or tiers of mentors
3. One mentor for six freshers
4. One mentor of higher level for six mentors of lower level
5. One faculty member for a group of higher level mentors

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Junior Level: To mentor freshers, to interact with freshers and to provide


congenial and cordial environment in the campus. There will be a mentor for 6
students at Junior Level..
2. Senior Level: To guide and support as well as to interact with freshers through
junior level mentors. Depending on the number of Junior Level mentors, the
number Senior level mentors will be nominated.

Report : So far seven complaints have been received which were very small
incidents arising out of mis-understanding and committee has enquired in to
this and amicably settled.

5.1.19 How does the university elicit the cooperation of all its stakeholders to
ensure the overall development of its students?

The University ensures the overall development of its students by fostering a


spirit of kinship amongst its employees, students and guardians. To promote
the spirit of attachment in all its stakeholders, the University takes various
steps from time to time, like, encouragement to wards of the employees to
involve themselves in cultural and sporting activities, felicitating wards of the
employees for their performance in examinations, ensuring the guardians
presence at the counseling sessions of the students seeking admission,
promoting interaction between the University community, especially the
residents of the campus, and the wider body of students and their guardians,
promoting the university website as an interface between the wider society
and the institution.

To bring the students into contact with major global and national issues the
administration encourages formation of societies and clubs for debate, and
music. The faculty members and students of the departments organize
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cultural programmes to felicitate newcomers, old students and the teaching


community. Skills related to group activities and team-work, management are
fostered in the course of the students active participation in seminars held at
the departments and various cultural events.

Cooperation of all the stake holders is ensured by the following measures:

Parents receive academic performance of their ward students by post

During first year inauguration programme after admission regarding


regulations and other policies of the Institution are intimated
immediately.

Regular parent teacher meetings

Intimation on co-curricular activities, educational tour and other


activities of University

Parent representation in Anti-Ragging committee

Regular feedback from parents

Involving Industry experts in workshops, appointing them as experts in


Board of Studies and as visiting faculty.

Community awareness programmes involving local community

Alumni contribute to vital resources on global requirements and


competency that is obtained online through departmental contacts.

Faculty and Staff as stake holders they are involved in day to day
conduct of the programmes and make sure its smooth operation for
students, which includes inspiring them to participate in cultural, sports
and academic activities.

Students feedback at different levels is obtained concerning the


infrastructure, teaching - learning process, administration, and on
teachers.

Feedback is also obtained from Alumni whenever they visit the


institution/department.

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5.1.19 How does the university ensure the participation of women students in
intra-and inter-institutional sports competitions and cultural activities?
Provide details of sports and cultural activities where such efforts were
made.

Women are encouraged to participate in all sports and cultural activities.


which are organized regularly by the University. Equal opportunities are
given to the male and female students. When a female student is selected to
represent the University, a woman teacher accompanies the team. The
university provides special training facilities for the university team each
game, including athletics. A gymnasium for women, with state-of-the-art
equipments and a qualified trainer, is also available. The university has a
Physical Director, and a committee who are responsible for overall planning,
supervision and execution of all sports-related matters.

In order to encourage Womens participation in Sports, a Physical


Directress has also been appointed.

University encourages women students for participating in National


and International Sports and Cultural events.

Monetary support is also being provided.

Womens participation in Sports events


S.No. Year National State Regional
Level Level Level
1. 2009-2010 3 5 2
2. 2010-2011 2 7 3
3. 2011-2012 1 4 3
4. 2012-2013 2 5 3
5. 2013-2014 1 4 2
6. 2014-2015 1 5 3

5.2 Student Progression


5.2.1 What is the student strength of the university for the current academic
year? Analyze the Programme-wise data and provide the trends for the
last four years.

Students enrolment is the key factor of an educational institution, the rise in


the strength is an indicator of quality of education.

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2015- 2014- 2013- 2012-


S. NO. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2016 2015 2014 2013
UNDER GRADUATE :
1 B.B.A 146 114 95 126
2 B.Com., General 257 181 179 183
3 B.Com., Computer Applications 105 78 68 68
4 B.C.A 243 159 187 139
5 B.C.A., (Hons.) 44 40 - -
6 B.Sc., Computer Science 164 144 152 130
7 B.Sc., Information Technology 46 56 - -
8 B.Sc., Biotechnology 75 66 59 50
9 B.Sc., Biochemistry 53 47 17 9
10 B.Sc., Microbiology 61 27 29 12
11 B.Sc., Bio-computing 34 30 30 -
12 B.Sc., Chemistry 66 39 - -
13 B.Sc., Visual Communication 107 75 63 31
14 B.Sc., Animation 45 54 6 -
15 B.Sc., Hotel & Catering
Management 80 82 80 37
16 B.Sc., Nautical Science 90 32 20 21
17 B.E., Marine Engineering 78 51 12 24
B.E., Marine Engineering Lateral 25 10 7 -
18 B.E., Computer Science
Engineering 84 49 68 106
19 B.E., Electronics &
Communication Engg. 65 30 37 72
20 B.E., Electrical & Electronics
Engg. 25 17 22 36
21
B.E., Mechanical Engineering 188 88 136 164
22 B.E., Civil Engineering 78 67 53 71
23 B.E., Automobile Engg. 31 16 18 22
B.Tech., Information Secuity Cloud
24 Tech. 55 35 - -
25 B.Tech., Biotechnology 33 - - -
26 B.Tech., Biomedical Technology 12 - - -
27 B.Tech., Petroleum Engg. 24 - - -

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B.Tech., Naval Architecture


28 &Off.Shore 42 - - -
29 B.A., English 40 - - -
30 B.Pharmacy 100 100 100 46
31 B.P.T 87 52 36 26
32 B.A., LL.B (Hons) 79 - - -
B.E., Lateral Entry
(B.Sc.,BCA, B.E.,) 74 24 60 58
U.G. TOTAL 2736 1763 1534 1431
POST GRADUATE
1 M.Sc., Advanced Biochemistry 12 5 5 7
2 M.Sc., Immunology & Microbiology 17 11 3 9
3 M.Sc., Bioinformatics 0 1 3 11
4 M.Sc., Biotechnology 18 8 9 11
5 M.Sc Biotechnology &Mangement - - - -
M.Sc., Medical Biotechnology
6 &Clin.Res. 11 5 7 10
7 M.Sc., Chemistry 14 12 15 38
8 M.Sc., Organic Chemistry 9 9 12 11
M.Sc., Pharmaceutical
9 Analy.Chemistry 5 7 6 15
10 M.Sc., Nano Science 1 2 7 4
11 M.Sc., Computer Science 14 17 26 34
12 M.Sc., Information Technology 17 22 12 23
13 M.Sc., Software Technology 1 - - -
14 M.C.A. 4 3 6 82
M.C.A., Lateral 27 28 - -
15 M.B.A.
Specialisations in : HR, Marketing,
Systems, Finance, Production 46 41 65 127
16 M.B.A., Logistics & Shipping Mgmt. 78 90 98 108
17 M.B.A., Logistics & Supply Chain
Mgmt. 61 58 38 49
18 M.B.A.,Travel& Tourism
Management 6 2 7 11
19 M.B.A., Advertising and Creative
Mgmt. 1 9
20 M.B.A., Finance and Business
Analytics 4 -

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21 M.B.A. Integrated 25 32 10 19
22 Executive M.B.A 2 -
23 M.Sc., Hotel & Catering Management 11 2 6 2
24 M.E., Communication System 5 11 10 17
25 M.E., Computer Science Engg. 8 15 27 55
26 M.E., Computer Integrated
Manufacturing 3 8 15 13
27 M.E., Construction Engg. & Mgmt. 5 11 2 2
28 M.E., Power Electronics & Drives 2 7 13 18
29 M.E., Automobile 3 4 8 -
30 M.Tech., Mobile Application
Development 1 1 4 -
31 M.Tech., Naval Architecture and Off-
shore 5 - - -
32 M.Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics) 1 2 - -
33 M.Pharmacy (Pharmacology) - - - 3
34 M.Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical
Analysis) - - 1 2
35 M.Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical
Chemistry) - - - 1
36 M.Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice) - - 2 0
37 M.Pharmacy (Pharmacognosy) - - - -
38 Pharm.D 30 30 30 30
39 Pharm.D (Post Baccalareate) 2 2 0 1
40 M.P.T (Cardio, Neuro, Ortho, Sports,
Hand) 3 5 0 12
41 M.A., English 28 28 12 22
42 M.A., Filim and TV Production 1 -
43 M.Sc., Animation 8 3 3 7
P.G. TOTAL 489 491 462 754
DIPLOMA COURSES
1 Diploma in HCM 38 20 25 14
2 Craft Course - HCM 16 15 23 15
3 Diploma in Dredging Technology 1 - - -
Diploma in Naval Architecture & Off
4 Shore 11 - - -

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5 Diploma in Petroleum Engg. 4 - - -


6 Diploma in Green Chemistry 1 - - -
DIPLOMA TOTAL 71 35 48 29

Student Progression %

UG to PG * 25

PG to M.Phil.* 10

PG to Ph.D. 5

Ph.D to Post-Doctoral -

Employed
Campus Selection 60
Other than Campus recruitment

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5.2.1 What is the programme-wise completion rate during the time span
stipulated by the university? 2014-2015

Pass
S.No NAME OF THE COURSE APPEARED PASSED
percentage

UG COURSES 1295 1048 80.93

1 B.B.A. 107 96 89.72

2 B.COM. (ACCOUNTS AND FINANCE) 169 135 79.88

3 B.COM.(COMPUTER APPLICATION) 66 46 69.70

4 B.SC. NAUTICAL SCIENCE 21 20 95.24


5 B.C.A. 138 111 80.43
6 B.Sc. COMPUTER SCIENCE 120 96 80.00
7 B.Sc. BIOTECHNOLOGY 43 35 81.40
8 B.Sc. VISUAL COMMUNICATION 24 23 95.83
B.Sc. HOTEL AND CATERING
9 37 32 86.49
MANAGEMENT
10 B.Sc ANIMATION 8 8 100.00
11 B.Sc. BIOCHEMISTRY 9 7 77.78
12 B.Sc. MICROBIOLOGY 12 12 100.00
Dip. In HOTEL AND CATERING
13 10 7 70.00
MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATE COURSE FRONT OFFICE
14 1 1 100.00
OPERATION
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN BAKERY AND
15 3 3 100.00
CONFECTIONARY
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN FOOD
16 7 7 100.00
PRODUCTION
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN FOOD AND
17 2 2 100.00
BEVERAGE
18 B.PHARM 25 25 100.00
19 B.P.T. 7 7 100.00
20 B.E. MARINE ENGINEERING 76 75 98.68
21 B.E. COMPUTER SICENCE ENGINEERING 96 64 66.67
B.E. ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION
22 72 59 81.94
ENGINEERING

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23 B.E. MECHANICALENGINEERING 144 105 72.92


24 B.E. CIVIL ENGINEERING 57 45 78.95
B.E. ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS
25 41 27 65.85
ENGINEERING

PG COURSES 512 486 94.92


M.Sc. MEDICAL BIOTECH & CLINICAL
1 7 7 100.00
RESEARCH
2 M.SC. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 12 11 91.67
M.SC. PHARMACEUTICAL &
3 6 6 100.00
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
4 M.SC. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 13 13 100.00
5 M.SC. COMPUTER SCIENCE 25 24 96.00
6 M.SC.GENERAL CHEMISTRY 14 9 64.29
7 M.SC. BIOINFORMATICS 3 3 100.00
8 M.SC. ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY 4 4 100.00
M.SC HOTEL AND CATERING
9 6 6 100.00
MANAGEMENT
10 M.Sc. NANO SCIENCE 6 6 100.00
M.Sc. IMMUNOLOGY AND
11 3 3 100.00
MICROBIOLOGY
12 M.Sc.ANIMATION 3 3 100.00
M.A. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND
13 12 11 91.67
COMMUNICATION
14 M.B.A. DEGREE GENERAL 64 59 92.19
M.B.A. LOGISTICS & SHIPPING
15 98 92 93.88
MANAGEMENT
16 M.B.A. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 38 35 92.11

17 M.B.A TRAVEL AND TOURISM 6 6 100.00


18 M.C.A. DEGREE 80 80 100.00
M.PHARM. PHARMACEUTICAL
19 1 1 100.00
ANALYSIS
20 M.PHARM. PHARMACY PRACTICE 2 2 100.00

21 PHARM. D. 24 24 100.00

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22 M.E. COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 10 10 100.00

M.E. COMPUTER SCIENCE


23 26 25 96.15
ENGINEERING
M.E. COMPUTERINTEGRATED
24 15 13 86.67
ENGINEERING
25 M.E. POWER ELECTRONICS 12 12 100.00
26 M.E. AUTOMOBILE 8 7 87.50
27 M.E. CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING 2 2 100.00
M.Tech MOBILE
28 3 3 100.00
APPLICATIONS&DEVELOPMENT

5.2.2 What is the number and percentage of students who appeared/qualified


in examinations like UGC-CSIR-NET, UGC-NET, SLET, ATE / CAT /
GRE / TOFEL / GMAT / Central / State services, Defense, Civil
Services, etc
2010- 2011- 2012- 2013- 2014-
Examination 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
UGC-NET - 01 - - -
GPAT(Pharmacy) - - 03 01 -
SLET - - - - -
GATE/CAT - - - - -
INSPIRE 01 01 01 - -

5.2.3 Provide category-wise details regarding the number of


Ph.D./D.Litt./D.Sc. theses submitted/ accepted/ resubmitted/ rejected in
the last four years.

The following Ph D thesis and M.Phil., dissertation / projects submitted for


university examinations for the period 2009-2014, were all accepted (some
PhD theses after clarification / corrections)

S. No. Year No. of Ph.D. No. of M.Phil.,


Submitted Accepted Submitted Accepted
1. 2009-2010 - - - -
2. 2010-2011 - - 7 7
3. 2011-2012 4 4 57 57
4. 2012-2013 17 17 86 86
5. 2013-2014 16 16 145 145
6. 2014-2015 18 18 Viva not
completed

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5.3 Student Participation and Activities


5.3.1 List the range of sports, cultural and extracurricular activities available
to students. Furnish the programme calendar and provide details of
students participation.

The University organizes inter-college, inter-university, state and regional


level from time to time.

NAKSHATRA an annual cultural event and University sports day


being organized in the campus with great zeal, show and discipline.
A magazine is released on the occasion and its records the various
contribution by the students, faculty during the year
An additional notable quality increases in partaking and notable
performance of VISTAS students in a number of intra- and inters-
institutional academic, cultural and athletic activities.

DETAILS OF TOURNAMENTS WON / PARTICIPATED BY WOMEN


TEAM- SPORTS

S.No Dates REPRESNTING TYPES OF AWARD/PRI


SPORT ZE/REGOG
NITION
1 03.11.2009- South West Inter University Volley Ball Participation
06.11.2009- Volley Ball Tournament.
North Maharastra Jalgaon
2 09.12.2009- Senior State Volley Ball Volley Ball Participation
13.12.2009 Champion Ship
3 14.01.2010- Elam Puli Sports Club State Level Volley Ball First
15.01.2010 Volley Ball Tournament
4 21.01.2010- Jain University Bangalore All India Volley Ball First
24.01.2010 Tournament
5 27.01.2010- Chaitanya 2009 2010 State Level Volley Ball First
28.01.2010 Volley Ball Tournament
KannikhaParameswari College for
Women
6 29.01.2010- SeviliarSivajiGanesan Volley Ball Second
31.01.2010 Trophy SSM Group of Colleges,
Kumarapalayam
7 28.02.2010- VELS CUP 2010 Inter Instructional Volley Ball Second
03.03.2010 Tournament
8 04.03.2010- Beach Volley Ball State Level Beach First
06.03.2010 Women Volley Ball

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C.K.Jeeshma I MBA
C.V.Reshmi I MBA
9 07.03.2010- Beach Volley Ball National Level Beach First
10.03.2010 Women Volley Ball
C.K.Jeeshma I MBA
C.V.Reshmi I MBA
10 04.04.2010- Asian Circuit Beach Volley Ball Beach Participation
16.04.2010 Tournament Thailand Volley Ball
11 18.06.2010- State Level Volleyball Tournament Volley Ball First
19.06.2010 JVC Maraimalai Nagar, Chennai
12 19.08.2010- State Level Volleyball Tournament Volley Ball Third
23.08.2010 Tanjore Dist., Volleyball Association
13 26.08.2010- Buck Memorial Tournament YMCA Volley Ball Second
27.08.2010 College of Physical Education.
14 28.08.2010- Karunya University Tournament Volley Ball Third
01.09.2010
15 09.09.2010 Kongu Tournament KonguEngg. Volley Ball First
College
11.09.2010
16 09.11.2010- South West Inter University Volley Ball Entered
17.11.2010 Volleyball Tournament Lakshimboi Quarter final
University, Gwalior
17 28.11.2010 Senior State Volleyball Championship Volley Ball Third
- 03.12.2010 Tamilnadu State Volleyball
Association
18 14.01.2011- Elampuli Sports Club - State Level Volley Ball First
17.01.2011 Volleyball Tournament, Namakkal
19 26.01.2011- Jain University Tournament Volley Ball First
28.01.2011 Bangalore
20 29.01.2011- VIT Tournament Vellore Volley Ball First
31.01.2011
21 03.02.2011- CheviliarDr.SivajiGanesan Trophy Volley Ball Second
05.02.2011 SSM Group of Colleges,
Kumarapalayam
22 04.03.2011- VELS CUP2011 Vels University, Volley Ball Third
05.03.2011 Pallavaram
23 01.07.2011- PKR Trophy conducted by PKR Volley Ball First
02.07.2011 College for Women,
Gopichettipalayam, Erode.
24 27.07.2011- State Level Volleyball Tournament at Volley Ball First
31.07.2011 Maraimalai Nagar.
25 07.10.2011- South Zone Volleyball (Women) held Volley Ball Reached
11.10.2011 at M.G. University, Kottayam Quarter Final

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26 15.02.2012 Spartan 2012 held at Anna Adarsh Volley Ball First


College.
27 16.02.2012- ChevaliarShivajiGanesan Trophy Volley Ball First
18.02.2012 conducted by SSM College of Engg.,
Kumarapalayam.
28 05.03.2012- St. Thomas College, Kottayam Volley Ball First
08.03.2012 conducted South Zone Volleyball
Tournament
29 23.03.2012- Vels Cup 2012 held at Vels University Volley Ball First
24.03.2012
30 23.03.2012- Vels Cup 2012 held at Vels University Basket Ball Runner up
24.03.2012
31 11.05.2012- State level Tournament PKR Volley Ball First
13.05.2012 Tournament, Erode.
32 25.08.2012- State Level Volleyball Tournament Volley Ball Runner up
27.08.2012 Thirupur Volleyball Association,
Thirupur.
33 28.08.2012- South India level Karunya Volley Ball First
01.09.2012 Tournament, Coimbatore
34 07.09.2012- State Level Kongu Trophy, Volley Ball First
10.09.2012 KonguEngg. College, Erode.
35 25.09.2012- IIT Gymkana Tournament, IIT, Volley Ball Runner up
26.09.2012 Chennai.
36 01.10.2012- All India level Volleyball Tournament Volley Ball Fourth
06.10.2012 Volleys Club, Chennai
37 09.01.2013 Inter-Institutions Volley Ball Second
Tournament - Hindu College,
Pattabhiram.
38 01.02.2013- South India Level SSM Volley Ball First
02.02.2013 Tournament, Erode.
39 08.02.2013- State level - Vels Cup 2013 held at Volley Ball Second
09.02.2013 Vels University
40 14.02.2013- Inter-college Volleyball Tournament Volley Ball First
15.02.2013 Anna Adarsh College, Chennai.
41 16.02.2013- Kancheepuram District Volleyball Volley Ball Second
16.02.2013 Championship
42 21.07.2013- State level Volleyball Tournament, Volley Ball Third
14.07.2013 Maraimalai Nagar, Chennai
43 24.08.2013- Hindu College Tournament Volley Ball Second
26.08.2013 Chennai
44 18.09.2013- YMCA Tournament, Chennai. Volley Ball Second
19.09.2013

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45 31.10.2013- State level Inter-collegiate Volleyball Volley Ball First


02.11.2013 Tournament, Popes College,
Tuticorin
46 09.01.2014- Inter-university State level Volleyball Volley Ball Second
11.01.2014 Tournament, SRM University
47 15.03.2014- Vels Cup 2014 State level Volley Ball Third
16.03.2014 Tournament
48 19.03.2014- All India Inter-collegiate Tournament Volley Ball Third
23.03.2014 Gymkhana, IIT Madras
49 14.08.2014 DRBCC Hindu College
Tournament Volley Ball Second
16.08.2014
50 23.08.2014- SRM Tournament Volley Ball Third
25.08.2014 Chennai
51 26.08.2014- Tamilnadu Physical Education & Volley Ball First
28.08.2014 Sports University Tournament
52 22.09.2014- IIT Gymkana Tournament Volley Ball First
26.09.2014
53 17.02.2015 Inter Deemed University Tournament Volley Ball Third

19.02.2015
54 20.02.2015- State Level Tournament Volley Ball Third
22.02.2015
55 24.02.2015- State Level Tournament Coimbatore Volley Ball Second
26.02.2015 Dist Volley Association
56 16.03.2015- GymkanaGimmy George All India
21.03.2015 Tournament Volley Ball Third
57 04.09.2015 DRBCC Seethama Trophy, Hindu Volley Ball First
College State level Volleyball
58 13.09.2015 Inter-Deemed University Tournament Volley Ball Third
at SRM University

DETAILS OF OF TOURNAMENTS WON / PARTICIPATED BY MEN TEAM

S.No Dates REPRESNTING TYPES OF AWARD/


SPORT PRIZE/REG
OGNITION
1 10.10.2009- Isari Velan Memorial Rolling Trophy Volley Ball Third
12.10.2009 Inter Institutional Tournament
2 28.12.2009- South Zone Inter University Volley Volley Ball Participation
02.01.2010 Ball (Men) Tournament
3 25.01.2010- Kumara Raja Muthiah Memorial Volley Ball Third
29.01.2010 State Level Tournament

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4 09.12.2009- Senior State Volley Ball Champion Volley Ball Participation


13.12.2009 Ship
5 21.01.2010- Jain University Bangalore All India Volley Ball Third
24.01.2010 Tournament
6 19.02.2010- St.Joseph Rolling Trophy State Level Volley Ball First
21.02.2010 Volley Ball Tournament
7 28.02.2010- VELS Cup 2010 Inter Intuitional Volley Ball Third
03.03.2010 Tournament
8 04.03.2010- Beach Volley Ball State Level Men Beach Fourth
06.03.2010 Under 21 Yrs., Volley Ball
R.Sridharan I BBA
V.Manikandan I B.Com.
9 07.03.2010- Beach Volley Ball National Level Beach Fourth
10.03.2010 Men Under 21 Yrs., Volley Ball
R.Sridharan I BBA
V.Manikandan I B.Com.
10 18.06.2010- State Level Volleyball Tournament Volleyball Second
19.06.2010 JVC Maraimalai Nagar, Chennai
11 19.08.2010- State Level Volleyball Tournament Volleyball Fourth
23.08.2010 Tanjore Dist., Volleyball Association
12 26.08.2010- Buck Memorial Tournament Volleyball Third
27.08.2010 YMCA College of Physical
Education.
13 28.08.2010- Karunya University Tournament Volleyball Participation
01.09.2010
14 05.09.2010 Kamaraj Memorial Tournament- Volleyball Fourth
06.09.2010 VellachammyNadar College,
Madurai
15 20.10.2010- KRMM Tournament Kumara Rani Volleyball Second
24.10.2010 MeenaMuthaiah College, Adyar,
Chennai
16 28.11.2010- Senior State Volleyball Volleyball Participation
03.12.2010 Championship Tamilnadu State
Volleyball Association
17 20.01.2011- South Zone Inter University Volleyball Entered
25.01.2011 Volleyball Tournament Kuvumpu Quarter final
University, Mangalore
18 26.01.2011- Jain University Tournament Volleyball Third
28.01.2011 Bangalore
19 03.02.2011- CheviliarDr.SivajiGanesan Trophy Volleyball Second
05.02.2011 SSM Group of Colleges,
Kumarapalayam
20 04.03.2011 VELS CUP2011 Vels University, Volleyball Second
05.03.2011 Pallavaram
21 02.07.2011 La Smackers Trophy Volleyball Volley Ball Third
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22 29.07.2011- State Level Volleyball Tournament at Volley Ball Second


31.07.2011 Marimalai Nagar.
23 23.08.2011- B Division City leaque Volleyball Volley Ball Third
27.08.2011 Tournament held at Chennai.
24 14.09.2011- Kamaraj Memorial Trophy, Volley Ball Third
15.09.2011 VellachamyNadar College Madurai
25 26.09.2011- Founder Day Trophy, MGR Volley Ball Winner
29.09.2011 University, Maduravoyal
26 02.10.2011- KRMM State Level Volleyball Volley Ball Winner
04.10.2011 Tournament
27 27.12.2011- South Zone Inter University Volley Ball Fourth
31.12.2011 Volleyball Tournament held at
Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore
28 06.01.2012- Rajapalayam Volleyball Club State Volley Ball Third
08.01.2012 Level Volleyball Tournament at
Rajapalayam
29 09.01.2012- Jain University Bangalore All India Volley Ball Third
12.01.2012 Tournament held at Bangalore
30 11.02.2012- Vels University Foot Ball team in Foot ball Runner
12.02.2012 MIET Football Tournament held at
Chennai.
31 22.02.2012- All India Inter University Volley Ball Reached
26.02.2012 Tournament held at Sagar (Madhya Quarter Final
Pradesh) conducts by AIU
32 25.02.2012- St. Joseph College , Cuddalore, State Volley Ball Second
27.02.2012 Level Volleyball Tournament
33 02.03.2012- Vels University Cricket Team in Cricket Third
03.03 2012 Sankara University Tournament held
at Kancheepuram
34 23.03.2012- Vels Cup 2012 held at Vels Volley Ball Runner
24.03.2012 University
35 13.04.2012- Kamaraj Trophy State Level Volley Volley Ball Third
15.04.2012 Ball Tournament held at Thenkasi
36 15.08.2012- Chennai District B Division Volley Ball Third
17.08.2012 Tournament, Chennai.
37 25.08.2012- State Level Volleyball Tournament Volley Ball Second
27.08.2012 Thirupur Volleyball Association,
Thirupur.
38 28.08.2012- South India level Karunya Volley Ball Second
01.09.2012 Tournament, Coimbatore
39 25.09.2012- IIT Gymkana Tournament, IIT, Volley Ball First
26.09.2012 Chennai.
40 01.02.2013- South India Level SSM Volley Ball First
02.02.2013 Tournament, Erode.
41 05.02.2013- State Level Volleyball Tournament, Volley Ball Third
07.02.2013 Rajapalayam.

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42 08.02.2013- State level - Vels Cup 2013 held at Volley Ball Third
09.02.2013 Vels University
43 16.02.2013- Kancheepuram District Volleyball Volley Ball First
16.02.2013 Championship
44 14.03.2013- National Level Inter-university Volley Ball Third
17.03.2013 Volleyball Tournament,
Thiruvannamalai.
45 12.04.2013- State level Volleyball Tournament, Volley Ball Third
14.04.2013 Surundai, Thenkasi.
46. 17.05.2013- Asia Pacific Junior Beach Volleyball Volley Ball Mr.S.Javid
19.05.2013 Tournament Khan
represented
India in Asia
Pacific Junior
Beach
Volleyball
47 25.07.2013- State level St.Louis Trophy, St.Louis Volley Ball Third
26.07.2013 College, Chennai.
48 07.08.2013- MuthiahAmbalam Memorial State Volley Ball Third
09.08.2013 level Inter-collegiate Volley Ball
Tournament, American College,
Madurai.
49 25.09.2013- IIT Gymkana Tournament, IIT, Volley Ball Second
29.09.2013 Chennai.
50 25.09.2013- IIT Gymkana Tournament, IIT, Basket Ball Third
29.09.2013 Chennai.
51 31.10.2013- State level Inter-collegiate Volleyball Volley Ball Third
02.11.2013 Tournament, Popes College,
Tuticorin
52 09.01.2014- Inter-university State level Volleyball Volley Ball Third
11.01.2014 Tournament, SRM University
53 22.01.2014 Asan Business School Tournament Cricket First

54 21.01.2014- Patrician Tournament, Chennai. Cricket Second


27.01.2014
55 15.02.2014- State level Volleyball Tournament, Volley Ball Second
18.02.2014 Jain University, Bangalore.
56 20.02.2014- SSM Tournament, Chennai Volley Ball First
22.02.2014

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57 27.02.2014- Dhanalakshmi Engineering College Cricket First


05.03.2014 Cricket Tournament
58 15.03.2014- Vels Cup 2014 State level Volley Ball First
16.03.2014 Tournament
59 15.03.2014- Vels Cup 2014 State level Foot Ball Second
16.03.2014 Tournament
60 04.08.2014- American College Tournament -
06.08.2014 Madurai Volley Ball Third
61 14.08.2014- DRBCC Hindu College Tournament Foot Ball
16.08.2014 Third
62 12.09.2014- Kongu Trophy Erode Volley Ball First
15.09.2014
63 22.09.2014 - IIT, Gymkana Tournament Volley Ball First
26.09.2014
64 22.09.2014- IIT, Gymkana Tournament Basket Ball Third
26.09.2014
65 17.12.2014- KRMM Trophy Chennai Volley Ball First
19.12.2014
66 20.12.2014- South Zone Inter University Kabaddi
24.12.2014 Men Kabaddi Second
67 17.02.2015- Inter Deemed University
19.02.2015 Tournament Volley Ball Second
68 19.02.2015- Inter Deemed University
20.02.2015 Tournament Kabaddi First
69 16.03.2015- Gymkana Jimmy George All India
21.03.2015 Tournament Volley Ball First
70 17.03.2015- Saveetha Trophy Cricket Second
19.03.2015
71 19.03.2015- DCE Trophy Cricket Second
31.03.2015
72 02.07.2015- B Division Volleyball Tournament Volley Ball Third
05.07.2015 conducted by Chennai Dist.,
Volleyball Association
73 16.07.2015- Tamilnadu Inter-university Kabbadi Kabaddi First
19.07.2015 Tournament by Sports Development
Authority of Tamilnadu
74 23.07.2015- Nanganallur State Level Volley Ball Volley Ball Second
26.07.2015 Tournament
75 07.08.2015- State Level Volleyball Tournament, Volley Ball First
09.08.2015 Seshasayee Cup, Erode
76 15.08.2015 Independence Day Kabaddi Kabaddi Second
Tournament, D.B.Jain College

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77 24.08.2015- Founder Day Volleyball Volley Ball Second


26.08.2015 Tournament, SRM University
78 28.08.2015- State Level Volleyball Tournament Volley Ball Third
30.08.2015 JVC Maraimalai Nagar, Chennai
79 10.09.2015- State Level Volley Ball Tournament Volley Ball First
12.09.2015 held at Tuticorin.
80 13.09.2015 Inter-Deemed University Volley Ball Volley Ball Second
Tournament, SRM University

Cultural and extracurricular activities


No. of students won prizes in paper presentation in seminars / conferences and
technical competitions:

Participation of students in cultural activities outside VISTAS (Winners list)


(a) Department of Bioinformatics
V.Vardhini has attended Music Concert in Tripathi for TTD channel on
September 10th, 2009.

V.Vardhini has attended Isai Tamil Competition in Prof.Dhanapalan College


on October 9th, 2009.

Chilaka Sunil has attended the Dance Competition and won the second Prize
on 2010.

(b) School of Computing sciences


R.Balamurugan and G.Senthil Kumar of II M.C.A have participated in
Debugging event conducted by SMK FOMRA Institute of Technology on
August 25, 2009.
V.RamaKrishnan and L.Vijaya Kumar, III M.C.A, have participated in
Cressida special event conducted by SRM University on August 7 & 8th, 2009.
G.Sridhar, P.Vijaya Kumar, R.Suryaprakash, R.K. Rengu, and M.Rajesh have
participated in AD-Zap event conducted by SRM University on August 7 and
8th, 2009.
N.Murugan of III M.C.A, has have participated in Debugging event conducted
by VEL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY on August 10th, 2009.
R.Raja and G.Sathish Kumar of III M.C.A have participated in Debugging
event conducted by SRM University on August 7 and 8th, 2009.

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I.Vamsi and SmrutiSmithaKund of II M.C.A have participated in Debugging


event conducted by SMK FOMRA Institute of Technology on August 25,
2009.
T.Rajesh Kumar of III B.Sc. have participated in Paper Presentation event
conducted by MEASI Institute of Technology on 2009.
J.Vasanth and T.Rajesh Kumar of IIIB.Sc have participated in Debugging
event conducted by JAIN College on 2009.
J.Vasanth, P.Ramkumarvishwanath, S.Premnath, L.sathish, Ra.RajeshAnanth
and Jayalakshmiof IIIB.Sc have participated in AdZap event conducted by
JAIN College on 2009.
P.Ramkumarvishwanath and S.Premnath of III B.Sc have participated in
Dumpsharabs event conducted by AJK College of arts and science on 2009.
P.Ramkumarvishwanath and S.Premnath of III B.Sc have participated in
Group Discussion event conducted by AJK College of arts and science on
2009.
T.Rajesh Kumar and M.C.Ezumalai of III B.Sc have participated in Cookery
event conducted by AJK College of arts and science on 2009.
J.Justin Albert, P.Ramkumarvishwanath, S.Premnath, Sindhu, Mythili, Prabhu
and G.Mahesh of III B.Sc have participated in Street Play event conducted by
M.G.R.JANAKICollege on 2009.
M.Karthick and D.Adithya of III B.C.A, has have participated in Quiz event
conducted by VEL TECH on 2009.
H.Manikandan and R.Rajesh of III B.C.A, has have participated in Debugging
event conducted by St.Joseph College on 2009.
J.Simson, A.Sambath, M.Jayakumar and V.Murali of III B.C.A, has have
participated in Adzap event conducted by S.R.M University on 2009.
D.Loganathan and C.SyedHaroon of III B.C.A, has have participated in
Treasure Hunt event conducted by S.R.M University on 2009.
E.Prabakaran and Christo of III B.C.A, has have participated in MediaTrix
event conducted by VEL TECH on 2009.

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T.Rajesh Kumar, Rajesh Anand of III B.Sc. have won in Adzap, Vasanth and
Rajesh Kumar have participated in the event Debugging conducted by
Minjurjain college on 2009.
Austinbert and Saravanan of III B.Sc have won in Streetplay event conducted
by M.G.R College of Arts and Science on 2009.
Sathya, Narmada and Jenifer of III B.Sc have won in Dance event conducted
by M.G.R College of Arts and Science on 2009
P.Ramkumarvishwanath, of III B.Schave won in Mr.MIET event conducted
by MITET 2009.
Shylaja of III Bsc, Sindhu, Naveen, Balaji, of II B.Sc have won in Fashion
Show event conducted by Hindustan College of Arts and Science on 2009.
P.Ramkumarvishwanath and S.Premnath of III B.Sc have won in Debate event
conducted by AJK College of arts and science on 2009.
Sam Praveen of III B.Sc have won in Dance event conducted by M.G.R
Janaki College on 2009
T.Rajesh Kumar and M.C.Ezumalai of III B.Sc have won in Cookery event
conducted by AJK College of arts and science on 2009.
Arun Prasad and Reshma of III B.Sc have participated in Quiz event
conducted by Asan Memorial College of Arts and Science on 2009
Magesh.G and Karthick of III B.Sc have participated in ShipWreck Event
conducted by Asan Memorial College of Arts and Science on 2009
Kiruba,Nazreen and ZoyaBadher of III B.Sc have participated in AdZap
event conducted by Asan Memorial College of Arts and Science on 2009
Sindhu and Mythili of II B.Sc have won in Short Film Making event
conducted by M.I.E.T College on 2009
Mahalakshmi and Janani of III B.Sc have won in Dance event conducted by
S.S. Jain College on 2009
Sam Praveen of III B.Sc have participated in Dance event conducted by
Indira Feiz College on 2009
Dhanalakshmi.S of III B.Sc have participated in Debate event conducted by
Prof.Dhanapalan College of Science on 2009

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Premnath and Ramkumar of III B.Sc have won in Dumpsharad event


conducted by AJK College of arts and science on 2009.
Ramkumar of III B.Sc has won in Essay Writing event conducted by AJK
College of arts and science on 2009.
J.Justin Albert, P.Ramkumarvishwanath, S.Premnath, Sindhu, Mythili, Prabhu
and G.Mahesh of III B.Sc have won in StreetPlay event conducted by
M.G.R.JANAKI College on 2009.

(c ) Department of Biotechnology

B. Ravi, V.A. Parthavi and Uma MaheshwariSamala 2009. Participated in


quiz competition conducted by Dr.MGR-Janaki College, Chennai.

V. Vadivel, won second prize in Variety entertainment organized by


Setllamaris and SDNB Vaishnav College at annaAdarsh College, Chennai.

2010-2011

Participation of students in cultural activities outside VISTAS


(a) Department of Commerce
V. Anusha and P. Kanchanahas attended Mehandi Competition at
AnnaiVelankani Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in September
2010.
Geetha, Jayalakshmi, Kavitha, Vandana participated in one Mehandi
Competition at SDMV Vaishnav College, Chromepet, Chennai in August
2010.
Manju and her team won in Group Dance Competition at AnnaiVelankani
Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in February 2011.
Geetha, Jayalakshmi won Product Packaging Competition at Hindustan
Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August 2011.

(b) Department of Business Administration


Shilomah and Thesaurrus won Product Packaging Competition at Hindustan
Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August 2011.
Sriram and Supreth of II BBA participated in Business Quiz event conducted
by D. G. Vaishnav, Arumbakkam, Chennai in October 2010.

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PrasanjitSaha of III BBA has participated in AdZap event conducted by


Hindustan Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August
2011.
Naren Singh, SupriyoSaha and SashiBushan of III BBA have participated in
AdZap event conducted by Saint Joseph College of Engineering, Chennai in
the month of October 2010.
Varadharajan of III BBA participated in Tamil KaviArangam at
AnnaiVelankani Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in October
2010.
Arun of III BBA participated in Paper Presentation in Saint Joseph College of
Engineering, Chennai in October 2010.
Richa of III BBA participated in Singing Competition in Anna Adarsh, Anna
Nagar, Chennai in August 2011.
Allarekali of III BBA participated in AdZap event conducted by MGR Janaki
College, Chennai, in August 2010.
S. Gopinath, V. Karthikeyan and ChidanandaSahu participated in AdZap event
conducted by D. G. Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai in the month of
October 2010.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by WCC, Chennai in September 2010.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by SDMV Vaishnav, College, Chennai in August 2011.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by AM Jain College, Chennai in October 2010.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by NakshatraAmbattur Club, Chennai in October 2010.
RathiDevi, participated in Tamil Essay Writing Competition conducted by
Vels University in September 2010.
ChidanandaSahu, Krishna Pandi, Monolisa and Sunder Raman participated in
Product Launch and Ice-Breaker Competition at Alpha Engineering College,
Chennai in March 2011.

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SahebBhowmic and Freddy Antony participated in Mock Court Event in


Hindustan Engineering College, Chennai in September 2010.
Mathew Felix, Krishna Pandi, Prem Kumar and Freddy Antony participated in
Paper Presentation in Saint Joseph College of Engineering, Chennai in
September 2010.
T. G. Vasu participated in Product Launch Competition at Alpha Engineering
College, Chennai in September 2010.
NageshwarJaha and his Team participated in Skit event conducted by M.G.R.
JANAKI College in September 2010.
(c ) Department of Biotechnology

ChandraniMitra participated in Poster Presentation competition conducted by


Saint Joseph College, Chennai in March 2011.

Aishwarya and Durga Devi participated in Quiz Competition organized by


Venkateswara Engineering College, Chennai, June 2011

2011-2012

Participation of students in cultural activities outside VISTAS


(a) Department of Commerce
V. Anusha and P. Kanchana have attended Mehandi Competition at
AnnaiVelankani Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in September
2011.
Geetha, Jayalakshmi, Kavitha, Vandana participated in one Mehandi
Competition at SDMV Vaishnav College, Chromepet, Chennai in August
2011.
Manju and her team won in Group Dance Competition at AnnaiVelankani
Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in February 2012.
Geetha, Jayalakshmi won Product Packaging Competition at Hindustan
Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August 2012.

(b) Department of Business Administration


Shilomah and Thesaurrus won Product Packaging Competition at Hindustan
Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August 2012.

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Sriram and Supreth of II BBA participated in Business Quiz event conducted


by D. G. Vaishnav, Arumbakkam, Chennai in October 2011.
PrasanjitSaha of III BBA have participated in AdZap event conducted by
Hindustan Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August
2012.
Naren Singh, SupriyoSaha and SashiBushan of III BBA have participated in
AdZap event conducted by Saint Joseph College of Engineering, Chennai in
the month of October 2011.
Varadharajan of III BBA participated in Tamil KaviArangam at
AnnaiVelankani Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in October
2012.
Arun of III BBA participated in Paper Presentation in Saint Joseph College of
Engineering, Chennai in October 2011.
Richa of III BBA participated in Singing Competition in Anna Adarsh, Anna
Nagar, Chennai in August 2012.
Allarekali of III BBA participated in AdZap event conducted by MGR Janaki
College, Chennai, in August 2011.
S. Gopinath, V. Karthikeyan and ChidanandaSahu participated in AdZap event
conducted by D. G. Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai in the month of
October 2011.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by WCC, Chennai in September 2011.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by SDMV Vaishnav, College, Chennai in August 2012.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by AM Jain College, Chennai in October 2011.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by NakshatraAmbattur Club, Chennai in October 2012.
RathiDevi, participated in Tamil Essay Writing Competition conducted by
Vels University in September 2011.

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ChidanandaSahu, Krishna Pandi, Monolisa and Sunder Raman participated in


Product Launch and Ice-Breaker Competition at Alpha Engineering College,
Chennai in March 2012.
SahebBhowmic and Freddy Antony participated in Mock Court Event in
Hindustan Engineering College, Chennai in September 2011.
Mathew Felix, Krishna Pandi, Prem Kumar and Freddy Antony participated in
Paper Presentation in Saint Joseph College of Engineering, Chennai in
September 2011.
T. G. Vasu participated in Product Launch Competition at Alpha Engineering
College, Chennai in September 2011.
NageshwarJaha and his Team participated in Skit event conducted by M.G.R.
JANAKI College in September 2011.
2012-2013

VelsNakshatra 2013

National level cultural events by name VelsNakshatra 2013 was held at the
University Campus on 1nd and 2rd March 2013. Students from all over India
participated in the events.

Participation of students in cultural activities outside VISTAS


(a) Department of Commerce
Geetha, Jayalakshmi, Kavitha, Vandana participated in one Mehandi
Competition at SDMV Vaishnav College, Chromepet, Chennai in August
2012.
V. Anusha and P. Kanchanahas attended Mehandi Competition at
AnnaiVelankani Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in September
2012.
Geetha, Jayalakshmi won Product Packaging Competition at Hindustan
Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August 2012.
Manju and her team won in Group Dance Competition at AnnaiVelankani
Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in February 2013.

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(b) Department of Business Administration


Shilomah and Thesaurrus won Product Packaging Competition at Hindustan
Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August 2012.
PrasanjitSaha of III BBA has participated in AdZap event conducted by
Hindustan Engineering College, Guindy, Chennai in the month of August
2012.
Richa of III BBA participated in Singing Competition in Anna Adarsh, Anna
Nagar, Chennai in August 2012.
Allarekali of III BBA participated in AdZap event conducted by MGR Janaki
College, Chennai, in August 2012.

Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by SDMV Vaishnav, College, Chennai in August 2012.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by WCC, Chennai in September 2012.
RathiDevi, participated in Tamil Essay Writing Competition conducted by
Vels University in September 2012.
SahebBhowmic and Freddy Antony participated in Mock Court Event in
Hindustan Engineering College, Chennai in September 2012.
Mathew Felix, Krishna Pandi, Prem Kumar and Freddy Antony participated in
Paper Presentation in Saint Joseph College of Engineering, Chennai in
September 2012.
T. G. Vasu participated in Product Launch Competition at Alpha Engineering
College, Chennai in September 2012.
NageshwarJaha and his Team participated in Skit event conducted by M.G.R.
JANAKI College in September 2012.
Sriram and Supreth of II BBA participated in Business Quiz event conducted
by D. G. Vaishnav, Arumbakkam, Chennai in October 2012.
Naren Singh, SupriyoSaha and SashiBushan of III BBA have participated in
AdZap event conducted by Saint Joseph College of Engineering, Chennai in
the month of October 2012.
Varadharajan of III BBA participated in Tamil KaviArangam at
AnnaiVelankani Arts and Science College, Saidapet, Chennai in October
2012.

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Arun of III BBA participated in Paper Presentation in Saint Joseph College of


Engineering, Chennai in October 2012.
S. Gopinath, V. Karthikeyan and ChidanandaSahu participated in AdZap event
conducted by D. G. Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai in the month of
October 2012.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by AM Jain College, Chennai in October 2012.
Francis Vijay of III BBA participated in Western Solo Dance event conducted
by NakshatraAmbattur Club, Chennai in October 2012.
ChidanandaSahu, Krishna Pandi, Monolisa and Sunder Raman participated in
Product Launch and Ice-Breaker Competition at Alpha Engineering College,
Chennai in March 2013.

2013-2014

Vels Nakshatra 2014

VelsNakshatra 2014 National level Cultural events were held at the University
Campus on March 6th and 7th March 2014. More than 100 institutions participated in
this two days event 1500 participants from various institutions in 12 different events.

Participation of students in cultural activities outside VISTAS


School of Computing Sciences
Ms.K.Arthi ,S.Ramya&S.Hemalatha of I M.Sc(computer Science) secured III
place in Brain browser event held at Sindhi College on 12/02/2014.

Mr.D.PrasannaVenkatesh,G.Yahaya of I M.Sc(computer Science) secured I


place in Game Duckers event held at Sindhi College on 12/02/2014.

Ms.M.Nalini ,Mr.Ijazahmed,S.Rajkumar of I M.Sc(computer Science)


participated in Techno Babble held at Sindhi College on 12/02/2014.

Ms.L.Thangalakshmi had participated in the Spot he Bug held at Sindhi


College on 12/02/2014.

Mr.E.Chitrasu&D.Karthick Raj of IIB.Sc(C.S) won II prize in the event


Dance Battle held at Asan Business School on 20/02/2014.

Mr.IjazAhamed ,KarthickSelvam ,PrasannaVenkatesh&S.Rajkumar had


participated in the event Web -Weaver held at Sri Sankara Arts &Science
College, Kanchipuram on 24th and 25th of February 2014.
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MS.S.Ramya,K.Arthi,S.Hemalatha&NasreenBanu participated in the event


Brain Browser held at Sri Sankara Arts &Science College, Kanchipuram on
24th and 25th of February 2014.

Twelve Students from BCA have participated in various events such as Adzap,
Debuging, Quiz at D.B.Jain College on 28.02.2014.

Two students from BCA have won the First Prize in Dumd C, Scrabble at AC
College on 19.02.2014.

Two students from BCA have won the Second Prize in Tamil OdaVilayadu at
AC College on 19.02.2014.

Two students from BCA have won the First Prize in Gaming at New
College,(Autonomous), Chennai on 26.02.2014.

School of Management Studies

Eighteen Students of MBA have won the First Prize in various events such as
Stress Mania, Combat, Play safe, MIME, Knowledge War, Bizz Quiz
organized by IIKM on 9th and 10th January 2014.

Twenty students of MBA have participated in various events such as Rangoli,


Glass Paining, Business Quiz, Guesstimate, For & Against, Cinie Quiz, Adzap,
Variety Round, Light Music - GUSTOGALAXY 2014 at Galaxy Institute Of
Management on 22nd and 23rd March 2014.

Four students of MBA have won the First Prize in various events such Cook
without Fire, Bridal Makeup, GUSTOGALAXY 2014 at Galaxy Institute Of
Management on 22nd and 23rd March 2014.

Department of BBA

Two Students won Asan Memorial Championship (Cash prize of Rs.2000


for group dance, Rs.1000 for duet dance) on 07.02.2014.

Three have won the first place in business debate (cash prize of Rs.500) on
10.02.2014, in the seminar held at Asan College of Arts and Science.

Four students have won the second prize (cash prize of Rs.2000) in dance on
20.02.2014, at Asan college of Arts and Science.

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Department of Commerce

N.Tulasi, A.MaryNirmala, T.Umeka, Sushmitha, Keerthana, Vijayalakshmi.R,


Resheka.S.D, Vasumathi.D, Anitha.S, Kalpana, III B.Com. Students
participated in various events organized by Anna Adharsh College for Women
held on 26th and 28th August 2013.

N.Tulsi, Priyadharshni.A, Kishore.K, VIjayalakshmi.R, Leo Christo.B,


Manikandan.R, Sharuhasan.S, Perinbaraj.T, Sridhar.V, Mary Nirmala.A,
Kishore.K, Naveen Kumar.S, PremKumar.K, Vigneswaran.K, Resheka.S.D,
Mohana.T, III B.Com students participated in various events organized by
St.Joseph College of Arts & Science held on 5th and 6th September 2013.

Ajay David III B.Com., has won the 1st Prize in Group dance organized by
Asan Memorial College on 23rd January 2014.

Manikandan.R, PremKumar.S, III B.Com students have won the 1st Prize in
KaunBanegaKrorepathi event organized by SDNB Vaishnav College,
Chromepet on 22nd and 23rd January 2014.

S.Rajkumar participated in the event Trouble Shooter held at Sri Sankara


Arts &Science College, Kanchipuram on 24th and 25th of February 2014

School of Maritime Studies

Forty students of B.Sc., Nautical Science cadets participated in the Inter-


college competition held at AMET University on 10.04.2014 and 11.04.2014.

School of Engineering

Mr.A.Vigneshwaran of first year mechanical Engg has won the title of


Mr.TECHOFES14 and second prize in ADZAP event held at Anna University,
Chennai on 15 Feb 2014.

5.3.2 Give details of the achievements of students in co-curricular,


extracurricular and cultural activities at different levels: University /
State / Zonal / National / International, etc. during the last four years.

The students of VISTAS are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular


activities like sports, cultural and games like cricket, football, athletics
and basketball etc.

Students have won championship in various events. The students also


encouraged and motivated to participate in tournaments conducted by
other organizations.

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Extra-Curricular activities like Tamil mandram , Literary club


encourage the students actively participate in various activities

Students are also encouraged to celebrate all the festivals.

5.3.3 Does the university conduct special drives / campaigns for students to
promote heritage consciousness?

The university has 400 NSS volunteers. They take part in many programmes
such as adoption of villages, cleaning the campus and heritage protection.

5.3.4 How does the university involve and encourage its students to publish
materials like catalogues, wall magazines, college magazine, and other
material? List the major publications/ materials brought out by the
students during the last four academic sessions.

Students of the University are motivated to design the University


magazines, to publish their articles and give poetries, photographs,
painting etc.,

The students are encouraged to prepare educational supplies especially


for competitions

A Journal committee has been constituted to foster the talents of the


students and exhibit their skills.

The School of Management studies, School of Pharmacy, School of


Languages, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to
publish their research articles to bring out their own in-house journals.

5.3.5 Does the university have a Student Council or any other similar body?
Give details on its constitution, activities and funding.

No student body available

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5.3.6 Give details of various academic and administrative bodies that have
student representatives on them. Also provide details of their activities.

Student representatives participate as members in many of the committees


for decision making.

S. No. Name of the Year of Functions


Committee Inception
1 Anti-Ragging 2008-2009 Monitor and Supervise the
Committee students activity who try to
indulge to ragging activity
2 Grievance 2008-2009 To look after the students
Redressal Grievance and advising them
Committee properly

3. Class Level 2008-2009 Two students in each class


committee
4. Board of Studies 2008-2009 One Alumni for in each Board
Alumni Studies
5. Sports Committee 2009-2010 Two students representatives

6. Hostel Advisory 2009-2010 Two students representatives


Committee
7. IQAC 2009-2010 Two students representatives

8. Cultural 2009-2010 Four students representatives


Committee
9. Women 2009-2010 Two students representatives
development Cell
10. Sexual Harassment 2009-2010 Two students representatives
Committee

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Criterion - VI
Governance, Leadership and Management

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies was established


in 2008 as a deemed to be university . The governance structure is built on the
conventional model of universities and as per the guidelines of UGC. The
university is managed by a not for profit charitable trust. The effective
governance is pre-requisite for a continuous and sustained growth of high
quality of education. Hence, the management and leadership complete ly
focus on the stated mission and vision to attain the set goals through a
transparent administration where all the stakeholders participate.

The salient features of administrative and acade mic structure are academic
freedom, decentralized decision making, in built accountability, feedback
mechanism from all stakeholders, department wise academic audit, research
and development etc., In order to provide the right ambience towards the
pursuit of quality education and research, the governance revolves around
participatory management where in all this stakeholders have a say in the
decision making process and that the academics enjoy every ful1fledged
freedom. Furthermore, the governance facilitates collaboration with other
educational institutions both within the country and abroad, apart from
relevant industries for and to maintain the quality of education and research.
The governance envisages all measures to assess the impact on the basis of
measurable out come.

6.1 Institutional Vision and Leadership

6.1.1 State the vision and the mission of the university

VISION

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies(VISTAS) strives


to be an epitome of excellence in higher education by effectively providing
its students with high standards of education and rigorous training with ample
scope for the all round development of personality of the students and to
promote positive change and social justice for the betterment of society.

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MISSION

The Vision is to be achieved by the following methods:

a) By cultivating scientific temper and innovative thinking by promoting


independent learning, collaborative learning, and experimental learning
using all the modern gadgets of ICT.

b) By actively promoting and preserving higher value and ethics in education


apart from sensitizing them towards the societal responsibility.

c) By imparting skill based education to meet the global demand apart from
providing the students an opportunity to acquire and cultivate leadership
qualities.

d) By installing the spirit of equity, communal and social harmony, sense of


toleration among students apart from enriching them with right citizenship
and love for the nation.

e) By providing them various kinds of learning process such as experimental


learning, experience learning, problem based learning, project based
learning, e.learning, participatory learning and computer aided learning.

f) By making them to do original, quality and innovative research which is


proved by measurable outcome.

g) By providing LMS, KMS and EMS to all the students apart from MIS.

h) By undertaking outreach and extension programme to contribute to the


welfare of the people.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

The University has established a system of Quality Assurance to monitor and


enhance the quality of education.

6.1.2 Does the mission statement define the institution`s distinctive


characteristics in terms of addressing the needs of the society, the students
it seeks to serve, the institution`s tradition and value orientations, its
vision for the future, etc.?

Yes.

The mission statement defines the objective of the university in terms of


addressing the needs of the society.

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The mission statement clearly states about empowerment of the youth


through quality education and contributing to the knowledge base.

The university has emphasized the educational needs of the students


and aims to prepare the students to face the challenges in the life with
confidence and by promoting ethics and values among the students.

The Yoga club of the university takes care of Yoga activities.

Various extension and outreach programmes make the students to


understand the society and also to contribute for the development of
the society.

The vision of the university to emerge as internationally renowned


institution and leader of education in various branches of knowledge
is taken care of and can be visibly seen from the number of innovations
made, the patents filed and transfer of technologies made to industries.

6.1.3 How is the leadership involved?

in ensuring the organizations management system development,


implementation and continuous improvement?

The Vice-chancellor is the leader of the university in both academic


and administrative fields. In the academic field, the Vice-chancellor
is assisted by Deans, Directors and Heads of the various
departments. The Vice-chancellor is the Principal Executive Officer
of the university and the present the Vice-Chancellor is an
academically well trained person from IIT-M and has good
administrative experience to steer the university in effective manner.

The Vice-chancellor, by virtue of his office is the Chairman of


Board of Management, Academic Council and all other statutory
bodies. He is also entitled to be present and to address any meeting
of any authority or body of the university of which he may not be a
member.

The ordinances and the regulations of UGC are faithfully observed


and the Vice-chancellor ensures the provision of all the Acts and
Statutes of the University.

The Vice-chancellor is having the power to exercise, control and


supervise all officers of the university apart from both teaching and
non-teaching employees of the university.
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The Vice-chancellor may take on behalf of the university any action


as he may deem expedient in his opinion, in either urgent or an
emergent nature and shall report the same for confirmation at the
next meeting of the BOM.

In case of administration, Vice-chancellor is assisted by Registrar,


Finance Officer, Controller of Examinations, Dean of Student
Affairs, Dean of Faculties, University Engineer, Medial Officer etc.,

There are several committees for assisting and recommending


actions in the specific fields. The Vice-chancellor is guided by these
committees.

The academic decisions are initiated at the Board of Studies for


Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. These decisions are
approved by Academic Council and later by the Board of
Management. These decisions are implemented by the Registrar
under the direction of the Vice-chancellor.

In administration, the Building Committee, Fee Fixation


Committee, Finance Committee, Purchase Committee, Maintenance
Committee, Library Committee, Sports Committee recommend
actions necessary in the respective fields.

All the major decisions are placed for the consideration of the BOM.

The Vice-chancellor supervises the implementation of the decision


taken by the various councils and committees through review
meetings and takes steps for improvement in the decision making
and implementation process.

in interacting with its stakeholders?

The main stakeholders of the university system are students,


teachers, supporting staff, parents, Alumni and other administrators
who are beneficiaries.

The Vice-chancellor holds periodic interactive sessions separately


with all the stakeholders. The face to face interactive session helps
the Vice-chancellor to identify the problems and to discuss the ways
and means needed for the solution of the problems.

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The Vice-chancellor pays periodic visits to the academic


departments and gets firsthand information on the working of the
departments, problems faced by the departments, and individual
staff.

The Vice-chancellor also meets different persons in his capacity as


chairperson of BOM, Academic Council, Boards of Research
Studies, Planning and Monitoring Board etc.,

The Vice-chancellor encourages all the stakeholders to


communicate with him through internet, and promises return mail.

The Vice-chancellor interacts with Parent Teachers Association and


Alumni association. The Feedback from the stakeholders helps the
Vice-chancellor to understand real positions.

in reinforcing a culture of excellence?

The University over the period of time since its inception, has
developed a tradition of maintaining a culture of excellence in
administration, academics, research and other Co-curricular and
extra-curricular activities.

The successive Vice-chancellors have contributed their mite in


reinforcing a culture of academic excellence in curriculum
development, teaching learning process, evaluation, research and
development, student support services, providing excellent
infrastructure etc.,

Project is made compulsory in the curricula for Post-graduate


courses and is selected Undergraduate courses.

Seminars and assignments are included in the course curriculum and


the presentation skill of the student are enhanced through ICT.

With the effective support of university, the faculty members and


students are encouraged to attend seminars and workshops to
acquire advanced knowledge.

The faculty members are encouraged to take up research projects in


collaboration with experts and publish papers in peer reviewed
journals.

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The Vice-chancellor in his interaction with the faculty members


always make it a point to encourage and impress upon the
importance of innovative teaching methods.

The evaluation process is made more transparent so that the


examinee can ask for his / her answer script for re-totaling and re-
valuation.

An instant exam for those who failed in one paper in the final
semester is also conducted.

A worldwide network of knowledge sharing through exchange


programmes and trainings have been made possible by signing
MoUs with other Indian universities, Institutes, Foreign universities,
and industries.

The University organizes inter-university, inter-institution, intra-


university sports and cultural activities annually.

The University sponsored state level, zonal level sports and games
meet and a mega cultural event by name Nakshatra are held every
year. The annual sports meet is again an important event in the
University.

The students are also encouraged to participate in many events


outside the universities and the university celebrates all the national
important days and festivals where students participate.

The University is having highly qualified and dedicated teachers,


participatory students and scholars, supportive administrative staff
to learn the challenges of modernization and globalization in the
field of higher education.

All the supportive steps taken by the management has created a


sense of belongingness among the members of the university and
everyone feels proud to be associated with this university.

in identifying organizational needs and striving to fulfill them?

The Vice-chancellor of the university is well experienced and highly


qualified person who understands the organizational needs of the
university and continuously strive to fulfill them in order to ensure

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quality education. Pro-active interventions and efforts are essential


to upgrade the university to that of a university of excellence. Thus :

a) Enhancing the academic excellence: This has been achieved by


the introduction of more number of relevant and need based
courses in inter-disciplinary nature and in emerging areas, by
designing the need based curriculum, introduction of innovative
teaching method with the use of ICT, several reforms in
evaluation, introduction of add-on courses, organizing
enrichment programmes such as seminars and workshops and
compulsory projects to the students. All these have definitely
enhanced academic excellence.

b) Academic excellence needs strengthening of physical and


academic infrastructure. University has taken steps to add the
built-up area in library, seminar rooms, research labs, the state-
of-art smart class rooms, e.platform, FOSS, NKN connectivity,
excellent learning resources in digital resources etc., It has also
strengthened the construction of swimming pool, gymnasium,
indoor tournament facilities, good hostel conditions,
establishment of canteens, ensuring water, electricity and
security round the clock, well maintained garden, a good health
care centre and state-of-art labs, strengthening the total holdings
in the library including e.books and journals.

c) The vision 2020 for this university reflects the requirements of


organizational needs for its overall academic growth along with
strategic approach for achieving the targets.

d) The introduction of e.governance has facilitated to foster


transparent administration excellence in all academic matters.
The University library has been fully automated.

e) Establishment of students career and counseling centre looks


after professional skills, interpersonal communication, and
employability skill for placements.
f) The Earn While You Learn scheme helps the needy students.
g) The mentors systems definitely help the students to improve
their education and also their personal life.

h) Outreach programmes in the university helps the students to


understand the dynamics of changing society and socio
corporate responsibility.

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6.1.4 Were any of the top leadership positions of the university vacant for more
than a year? If so, state the reasons.

No

No positions of the institutions have been kept vacant for more


than a year.

6.1.5 Does the university ensure that all positions in its various statutory bodies
are filled and meetings conducted regularly?

Yes

Meetings of the various bodies are held periodically and the dates are given
below.

S.No. Details of the Meeting No. of Date on which meetings


held times were held
1. Board of Management 25 15.12.2008, 16.03.2009,
07.08.2009, 12.11.2009,
05.04.2010, 15.06.2010
30.09.2010, 15.10.2010,
09.02.2011, 29.07.2011,
09.12.2011, 19.04.2012,
10.08.2012, 09.11.2012,
25.03.2013, 13.05.2013,
25.07.2013, 16.08.2013
10.10.2013 28.03.2014,
12.06.2014, 19.08.2014,
07.11.2014, 25.03.2015,
29.07.2015

2. Finance Committee 14 16.12.2008, 16.03.2009,


07.08.2009, 24.06.2010,
12.01.2011, 27.07.2011,
23.11.2011, 19.04.2012,
19.06.2012, 09.11.2012,
25.03.2013 , 28.03.2014
07.11.2014, 25.03.2015

3. Academic Council 10 23.01.2009, 27.10.2009,


05.05.2010, 25.03.2011,
29.09.2011, 30.03.2012,
10.10.2012, 14.11.2013,
27.02.2014, 30.01.2015

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4. Planning and Monitoring 6 20.03.2010, 21.09.2011,


Board 21.09.2012, 11.09.2013,
22.09.2014, 14.09.2015

5. Board of Research Studies 7 29.12.2008 , 24.02.2010,


14.07.2011, 15.06.2012,
07.08.2013, 11.08.2014
14.08.2015

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6.1.6 Does the university promote a culture of participative management? If


yes, indicate the levels of participative management.

Yes,

The University promotes the culture of participative management at all


levels.

The management and decision making process is quite decentralized with


the participation of all stakeholders.

All the academic decisions are taken by Board of Studies, Academic


Council and the Board of Management. The Board of studies have
members from alumni and industry apart from academic experts.

The policies, regulations and decision taken by the university involve the
active participation of the faculty members, heads of departments, deans
and directors.

All statutory and non-statutory committees have representation of


stakeholders.

At the departmental level, the meetings are co-ordinated by the concerned


HOD, at the Deans level the meetings are coordinated by Dean and at the
university level the meetings are coordinated by Vice-chancellor. The
Vice-chancellor meets the Deans, Directors and HODs at least once in a
fortnight and the Deans and Directors convene the meetings of the staff of
their department to convey the decisions taken at the Vice-chancellors
meetings. Thus, every stakeholder is permitted to participate in the
decision making and implementation process.

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Budget preparation starts from the department level in which the faculty
members prepare the budget and consolidated by the Heads of the
Department for finalizing the budget which are in turn deliberated and
approved by the Finance Committee.

Faculty members have due representations in all the bodies such as Board
of Studies, Academic Council, Board of Management and Planning and
Monitoring Board.

The class committee and mentor system provide opportunity for the
participation of students in the decision making. The feedback from the
students is also another tool used in participative decision making
process.

6.1.7 Give details of the academic and administrative leadership provided by


the university its affiliated colleges and the support and encouragement
given to them to become autonomous.

VISTAS is an unitary university and it does not affiliate any college.

6.1.8 Have any provisions been incorporated/introduced in the University Act


and Statutes to provide for conferment of degrees by autonomous
colleges?

VISTAS is an unitary university, hence the question of conferment of degree


by autonomous colleges does not arise.

6.1.9 How does the university groom leadership at various levels? Give details.

All faculty members, starting from the entry level are given with
independent responsibility to create leadership among them. They are also
put in charge of laboratory, class advisor, in-charge of professional
bodies, Class Committee Chairman, Students Counselor and in-charge of
organizing seminar, workshops, industrial visits; guest lecture etc., Thus,
the teaching faculty are given independent function to groom them as
future HODs, Deans or Directors.

The HODs are asked to co-ordinate and lead all academic and
administrative functions of the departments. They are given with
responsibility of positioning the department to gain greater academic
heights.

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The University also takes a number of steps to groom leadership among


students through various clubs, NSS, and taking part in conferences and
seminars conducted by various management associations. The clubs are
administered at this university by the students office bearers.

The Teams sprit is being developed in sports and cultural


activities in which Captains and Vice-captains are chosen by the
students on the basis of performance criteria.

A number of leadership camps are carried out under the NSS


programmes. The NSS Unit of this university is having close
association with Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Youth Development
and a number of our students have participated in All India
leadership camps.

The undergraduate courses of this university have group projects


and postgraduate students of this university have individual
projects. It gives scopes for one to be the project leader.

The students are allowed to organize seminars, guest lectures,


workshops starting from preparing brochures, printing invitations,
fixing the chief guests and conducting the seminars / workshops.

Extending training to the administrative staff of this university about


academic, administrative and current improvement methods adopted in
higher education institutions.

Reward for good work and a word of caution for negligence help the
supporting staff to understand their responsibilities.

The Non-teaching staff actively participates in organizing all functions


like Independence Day, Republic Day, Convocations, Sports, Cultural
Event and Inter-university level competitions.

6.1.10 Has the university evolved a knowledge management strategy? If yes, give
details

Yes,

Knowledge is a core asset of any educational institution. The


knowledge management strategy should state the best means to
acquire, store, and disseminate the knowledge to the stakeholders.

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VISTAS has got three online journals and one printed journal to
disseminate the knowledge among the stakeholders and every school
also publish news letters to inform the students and teachers about the
knowledge creators through research in their own department.

The university has well equipped central library and internet facility to
cater the needs of faculty and students to update their knowledge.

The university organizes seminars, conferences and workshops to


disseminate the knowledge.

The Library maintains e.journals, video lectures of different reputed


universities and hence, the knowledge is managed in effective way
through Vels Knowledge Resource Centre and e.learning platform.

Any learning experience secured by the faculty members who are


deputed to attend seminars, workshops, FDP is shared among the
faculty members and students.

Member in National Knowledge Network, INFLIBNET and other


knowledge resources.

6.1.11 How are the following values reflected the functioning of the university?

Contributing to National development

The objective of higher education is to equip the individuals with


knowledge, skill, integrity and patriotism which will contribute
towards meeting social needs. This goal is being achieved by
providing motivation and proper training to the students.

The growing economy of the country demands highly motivated


and well trained human resources. This university stands for
shaping such student who can contribute to the nations
development. It is producing qualified engineers, pharmacists,
managers, computer specialists, scientists and social scientist who
cater to the needs of nation building.

The university provides priority to research and innovations as it


contributes much to the nations development. It has so far filed 25
patents and transfer of technology has been made in case of six of
its new products.

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The university has undertaken number of projects funded by


DRDO, DST, DIT, Bhavini and other funding agencies. The
findings of which in turn contributes to the nations development.

The NSS and number of extension activities aim at the nations


development.

Fostering global competencies among students

The curriculum is designed to meet the global standards.

The MoUs signed with universities outside India provide scope for
faculty exchange, student exchange, global exposures etc.,

Persons of eminence in various fields are regularly invited to


interact with our students.

The outcome based teaching and learning methods adopted in the


university ensures greater competency among students.

The university has student chapters in international professional


societies such as IEEE, ASME, ASCE and national membership in
CII and CSI etc.,

Inculcating a sound value system among students

Value education which includes Yoga, Environmental studies,


Value based education are provided to the students as a part of
the curriculum.

Various extension and outreach activities such as Health Check up,


Blood donation, Village reconstruction inculcate the cultural and
human values among the students.

Students are encouraged to participate in national integration


programmes, Independence Day celebrations, and the special days
celebrated for National leaders.

Quest for excellence

The quest for excellence is ongoing process.

The MoUs and collaboration with national and international


agencies are aimed at attaining excellence.
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Publication in high quality indexed journals is another step towards


excellence.

A conscious and rigorous recruitment process to bring in good and


dedicated teachers.

Computer and internet facilities are provided to all the staff.

Providing computer and internet facilities and encouraging the


students to look for teaching materials available in NPTEL, Khan
Academy, Edx, TED aims to reach towards excellence.

Providing modern laboratories for teaching and research purpose is


another step towards excellence.

Preparing need based curriculum and adopting modern methods of


teaching facilitate towards excellence.

Arranging training for the students, providing e.learning platform


and Vels Knowledge Resource Centre to plug skill gap is again an
initiative towards reaching excellence.

Good infrastructure, library and class rooms create an atmosphere


for research and knowledge creation.

6.2 Strategy Development and Deployment

6.2.1 Does the university have a perspective plan for development? If yes, what
aspects are considered in the development of policies and strategies?

Yes

The University has prepared a perspective plan for its development. The
Planning and Monitoring Board with the assistance of various Deans and
Directors has prepared the perspective plan.

Vision and mission

The perspective plan document Vision 2020 prepared by the university


is based on certain characteristics of global nature. The ultimate aim is to
achieve competitiveness and global visibility, the plan has been drawn to
achieve this goal.

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In conformity with the Vision and Mission statement, the university has
started more than 100 academic programmes in emerging and innovative
areas.

The curriculum has been designed in such a way that it fulfills the need
of changing and emerging needs of the society.

The vision statement has taken the following factors in consideration


namely Intensive cross disciplinary networking, flexibility of learning,
mobility of students, inter-disciplinary programmes of research,
strengthening the student support system, raising the professional and
inter-personal communication skills, adoption of e.governance,
delegation and de-centralization of power, responsibilities and ensuring
accountability, etc.,

Teaching and learning

Faculty members are very frequently trained to facilitate active,


interactive and collaborative learning among students. Faculty members
are trained to use innovative teaching learning methodology in the class
rooms.

Students involvement in the class room is given importance and


weightage.

Learner-centric academic practices have been introduced.

Modern methods of teaching with the use of ICT and online resources
such as e.books, e.journals, INFLIBNET and NPTEL.

Students are given with seminars, group discussions and brain storming
sessions to facilitate interactive and collaborative learning.

Students are expected to take up minor projects and major projects at the
end of semesters.

Experimental learning its largely adopted by giving more weightage to


laboratory classes and projects

Organizing soft skills, and personality development classes are regularly


undertaken and they have been made part of the curriculum.

Remedial classes are conducted by each department for students who are
lagging behind and deprived sections.
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Research and development

The University has constituted Centre for Advanced Research and


Development (CARD) headed by a Senior Professor and acclaimed
researchers. The university has taken steps to encourage faculty
members to pursue research. Sponsored research, both funded by
funding agencies and by the university have facilitated the university to
publish 1326 research articles and file 25 patents.

Ph.D and M.Phil., programmes are offered by all the schools and the
Board of Research Studies monitor these programmes. The UGC
Regulations 2009 for research forms the basis for Ph.D., and M.Phil.,
progrmmes.

Establishment of IPR Cell, Innovation and Incubation centres are again a


forward step in promoting research.

Community engagement

The university is committed to carry out various outreach activities for


the development of society.

The NSS units, YRC, Rotaract directly participate in outreach


programmes.

Awareness programmes, literacy programmes, rain water harvesting,


blood donations, health camps and health awareness camps have been
conducted by students of this university.

Computer training programmes, career guidance and vocational training


guidance are given for under privilege students and policy personnels.

Human resource planning and development

The requirement and appointments of faculty and support staff are as per
the norms of UGC, AICTE, PCI and DG Shipping. The UGC
Regulations 2010 provides the procedure for appointment of faculty
which is strictly followed. The university periodically organizes the

Faculty Development Programme with the assistance of AICTE, and


IIT-Mumbai and IIT-Kharagpur and also deputes the teachers to attend
the FDP organized by other institutions.
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The Training and Placement Cell looks after the skill required for the
students for their placements.

Industry interaction

Industry interaction is a continuous process for strengthening


university industry collaboration to research has already been
initiated.

VISTAS is a member in Infosys Campus Connect, IBM Business


Analytics and Cloud Computing education, ICTACT (an
organization created by CII and Govt. of Tamilnadu).

Experts from industries are members in Board of Studies to


formulate the curriculum.

Top level managers are invited for guest lectures and for
entrepreneurial development.

Incubation centre have been established through interaction with


relevant industries.

VISTAS is a member in many professional bodies through which


industry interaction has been made possible.

Internationalisation

The academic experts form universities of foreign countries are


invited to give lectures and to teach one or two modules.

University has signed MoUs with various international universities


for upgrading research and providing global exposure to our
students. Twenty Two MoUs have been already signed.

Students belonging to this institute have already gone for


International exposure (for a period ranging between a week to one
month) to Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield UK, Taylors
University, Malaysia City College of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K and
Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

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6.2.2 Describe the university`s internal organizational structure and decision


making processes and their effectiveness.

The Vice-chancellor is the academic and administrative head. The


organizational structure of the university involves leadership and decision
making at different levels such as Faculty members, HODs, Deans and
Directors. The system of decentralized decision making helps in smooth
functioning of the university. Major plans are discussed in the planning and
monitoring board and passed on to other bodies. The Board of Management is
an executive body of the university and Vice-chancellor is the Chairman of
Board of Management and Academic Council. The Board of Studies also
gives academic regulations. The Board of Research studies formulate the
policies on M.Phil. and Ph.D., programmes subject to the policy given by
UGC in its 2009 guidelines. This process ensures democratic academic
decisions at all levels.

The Administrative machinery administers through a decentralized setup. The


Registrar, Deputy Registrars, Assistant Registrars, Superintendents are
involved in decentralized administration. All the administrative functions
come under the overall control of the Registrar. All the academic and
administrative activities are under the overall supervision of Vice-chancellor.

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6.2.3 Does the university have a formal policy to ensure quality? How is it
designed, driven, deployed and reviewed?

Yes

The university has formal aims and objectives of quality policies. The
university has a Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and necessary mechanism to
impart, sustain and foster quality of academic standards. The objective of the
university is to produce quality undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.Ds with
global competency.

The University always endeavors to achieve the satisfaction of stakeholders


by providing quality education and necessary training. These are carried
through

All the heads of the departments are motivated and driven towards the
fulfillment of quality policy. The quality policy is communicated to all
the stakeholders.
This objectives are regularly reviewed and new policies are added if
necessary by the statutory body viz., Academic Council
Updating of syllabi to the current needs
Quality improvement of the faculty
Continuous improvement of infrastructure facilities including labs,
equipment, library, online resources, etc., as and when demand arises..
The university also offers merit scholarship, fee concessions for
meritorious performances in the examination.
Faculty Development Programmes, Seminars, Conferences, Workshops
and other enrichment programmes are regularly planned and conducted
by IQAC.

6.2.4 Does the university encourage its academic departments to function


independently and autonomously and how does it ensure accountability?

Yes,

All the departments have complete academic freedom and partial


financial autonomy.

HODs are given independent decision making power regarding all


academic maters right from curriculum design, teaching learning and
evaluation process.
The Deans and Directors are there to guide, advice and monitor the
overall functioning of their respective HODs.

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The HODs are also members in Academic Council and also the
Chairman of Board of Studies. These facilitate smooth functioning of
academic activities and decision being communicated to all the
members.

The budget for the departments originates from the teaching staff level
and the Heads of the departments consolidate the budgetary requirements
which are approved by Finance Committee and BOM.

The Heads of the Departments have complete freedom in choosing the


books for the Library and capital equipment, consumables for the lab
work.

The HODs and Deans / Directors also participate in the process of


recruitment of faculty.

Matters such as work allocation, sanctioning of leave, deputing for


seminars and conferences are all under the purview of HODs.

6.2.5 During the last four years, have there been any instances of court cases
filed by and against the institute? What were the critical issues and
verdicts of the courts on these issues?

Yes,

Writ Petition (Civil) No.142 of 2006 in the Supreme Court of India on


classifying the Deemed to be universities in to three categories as per
Tandon Committee. The case is still in progress.

6.2.6 How does the university ensure that grievances/complaints are promptly
attended to and resolved effectively? Is there a mechanism to analyse the
nature of grievances for promoting better stakeholder-relationship?

A Grievance Redressal Committee has been established as per the University


Grants Commission (Grievance Redressal) Regulations 2012.

Any person aggrieved by any contravention of this code, shall prefer a


complaint before the Grievance Redressal Committee at the earliest point of
time in any case within 15 days from the occurrence of the alleged
contravention.

The Vice-chancellor forms a sub-committee if required, to analyse the nature


of grievances. There are Anti-ragging Committee, Sexual Harassment
Committee to look after the grievances from students and staff members.
24 x 7 helpline is available for girls students.

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Disciplinary Committee, Examination Malpractice Enquiry Committee are


also functioning to deal with discipline and grievances related to
examinations.

Suggestion boxes are placed at strategic locations to receive the grievances


and for appropriate remedial measures.

6.2.7 Does the university have a mechanism for analyzing student feedback on
institutional performance? If yes, what was the institutional response?

Yes,

The university obtains regular feedback from the students in a structured


format on teaching learning process, course curriculum, content of the
syllabi and the teachers capability.

The feedbacks are obtained once in a year from alumni, at the end of
every academic year from all students, parents and from recruiters
whenever possible.

The feedback mechanism is planned and executed by the IQAC with the
help of a committee comprising of senior teachers.

The feedback obtained from the students and recruiters are analysed and
outcome is placed before IQAC. The IQAC analyse and then
communicated to the concerned teachers for appropriate action at their
end.

The Feedback mechanism has helped the university to improve and


enhance the teaching learning process, design and improve the
curriculum, appoint good teachers and in augmentation and creation of
infrastructure facilities.

6.2.8 Does the university conduct performance audit of the various


departments?

Yes,

The University conducts performance audit of all the departments


regularly in order to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the use of
available resources.

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The academic process is subject to periodic, internal audit and annual


external academic audit. The internal academic audit is carried by the
department assisted by IQAC.

The department submit annually the entire academic programme meetings


held, conferences organized, students achievement, faculty achievement,
publications, patents filed, awards received etc., to the university.

The BOM deliberates on the submission and includes the relevant


portions in the annual report.

Based on the report, actions are suggested and provisions are made in the
budget for the next year.

The university has introduced Self-Appraisal report for teachers which are
required to be submitted at the end of each academic year.

The external audit is conducted by a team of experts drawn from leading


institutions such as IIT-M, Anna University and experienced retire Vice-
chancellors.

The final report of these external audit covers areas such as lession plan,
coverage of syllabus, quality of question papers, methods of evaluation,
awards of degree etc.,

A peer review is also made by the selected peers on each department.

6.2.9 What mechanisms have been evolved by the university to identify the
developmental needs of its affiliated institutions?

Not Applicable

6.2.10 Does the university have a vibrant College Development Council(CDC) /


Board of College and University Development (BCUD)? If yes, details its
structure, functions and achievements.

Not Applicable

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6.3 Faculty Empowerment Strategies

6.3.1 What efforts have been made to enhance the professional development of
teaching and non-teaching staff?

The university has created many teaching and non-teaching positions over the
years as per the norms of UGC. University takes continuous efforts to
enhance the professional development of its human resources by encouraging
the faculty members to attend training programmes organized by this
university and other institutes and organisation. Each department has
organized FDP / SDP in specialized domain over the years.

To enhance the professional development of the teaching staff 29 FDP


have been organized utilizing both internal and external resources. The
School of Engineering is the nodal centre for IIT Mumbai and IIT
Kharagpur and 19 SDP (Training programmes) have been organized
on the sponsorship of the two IITs.

Faculty members are permitted to attend refresher courses and in


service training programmes, seminars and conferences conducted by
other universities.

The university is constantly motivating the teaching staff to get


research projects for the funding agencies.

The teachers are provided with adequate space, internet facilities,


computing facilities and facility to access e.books and e.journals.

Starter grants are given for the young teachers to undertake research,
so that they can get some leads and submit a major project for
extramural funds.

Funds are provided for publication and attending seminars by the


university.

The university also encourages to avail the facilities of study leave, for
pursuing doctoral programmes.

Training programmes are conducted for the non-teaching staff to train


them in modern office administration and behavioural attitudes.
Computer training for non-teaching staff is also provided.

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6.3.2 What is the outcome of the review of various appraisal methods used by
the university? List the important decisions.

The students evaluation system adopted by the university has resulted in the
analysis of strength and weakness of the teachers and of the curriculum. The
evaluation has made a greater impact in the teaching learning process. The
feedback obtained from students, the peer reviews and the self-study report
submitted by the teachers combined together helps the university authorities
to take decision on the staff members, teaching methodology and
curriculum.

Consistently, there has been an increase in the quality and quantity of


research output, curricular and co-curricular activities, preparation and
submission of major projects, participation in the extension activities,
introducing inter-disciplinary innovative programmes and in publishing
papers in journals with high impact factors and in indexed journals.

6.3.3 What are the welfare schemes available for teaching and non-teaching
staff? What percentage of staff have benefitted from these schemes in the
last four years? Give details.

The following welfare schemes are available for teaching and non-teaching
staff :

a) All members of staff (Teaching and Non-teaching) are covered through


accident cum hospitalization insurance for sum of Rs.3 Lakhs.
b) All members of the staff are given with the benefit of Contributory
Provident Fund.
c) ESI facility is given to all the staff subject to income ceiling limit.
d) All women members of staff are given maternity leave.
e) Interest Free Loan once in a year and sum of Rs.1,09,63,827 has been
given till date.
f) Incentives to attend Seminars / Conferences / Paper Presentations /
Paper Publications. The University has spent Rs.6,38,280.

g) The wards of staff members get fee concession in the institutions under
Vels Group. A sum of Rs.69,58,139 has been given so far.

h) Crche to the Children of the staff


i) Incentives for Faculty providing 100% result
j) The authorities come to the rescue at the time of crises.
k) Staff Quarters
l) Lien / Study Leave for upgrading qualifications

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m) Maternity leave benefit of the staff (Rs.40,31,013)


n) Free Transport (Rs.22,12,960)
o) Uniform to Non-teaching staff

6.3.4 What are the measures taken by the University for attracting and
retaining eminent faculty?

The University has created conducive environment by providing


academic freedom, good furniture, labs, recognitions, etc., to the
teachers.

The teachers are recruited as per the norms of UGC guidelines by


advertising the post in national dailies, scrutinizing the applications
received, forming selection committee as per the UGC guidelines and
selecting qualified teachers.

Special increments are offered to attract some of the best talent


available in the country

UGC pay scales are paid to all the qualified teachers.

Various incentives such as incentives for publication, filing of patents,


and for obtain funded projects are given to the teachers.

The University is lucky enough to have highly qualified and dedicated


teaching staff working at present in the university. The average
retention of the faculty is very high. The average attrition rate is 10%
and the attrition rate ranges between 5 to 11% every year.

To overcome the shortages in teaching faculty, guest faculty and Part-


time faculty are employed.

Visiting Professorship is also is practiced in this university.

6.3.5 Has the university conducted a gender audit during the last four years? If
yes, mention a few salient findings.

Steps have been initiated to evolve a formal mechanism for conducting the
gender audit. However, the gender position both in case of students and
teachers are very favaourable to the women.

Among faculty members 201 are female out of 454 and in other words 45%
of the total teaching staff are female.

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The gender distribution for the students in the institution for the year 2015-
2016 is given below.

Male Female Total


Total U.G. Students 4849 1721 6570
Total P.G. Students 707 424 1131
Total Diploma Students 104 12 116
Total M.Phil. Students 28 76 104
Total Ph.D., Students 208 193 401
Grand Total 5896 2426 8322

The enrolment of female students shows a gradual increase from year to year.

There is a separate Physical Directress to promote participation of female


students in sports activity.

A separate medical facility is also provided for girls students and Creche for
women staff for keeping their children

6.3.6 Does the university conduct any gender sensitization programmes for its
faculty?

Yes,

The University conducts gender sensitization programmes related to sexual


harassment, Ragging, Women and their rights, and gender discrimination by
inviting experts in the respective fields.

The International Womens Day is celebrated every year and women teachers
and students plan and execute the events. Numbers of experts and women
activists are invited to give lecture on various topics.

Women Empowerment programme are also conducted both for the students
and for the women in the locality.

6.3.7 What is the impact of the University`s Academic Staff College


Programmes in enhancing the competencies of the university faculty?

The University does not have Academic Staff College and IQAC plans and
monitor staff development programmes with a view to enhance the
competencies of the faculty. A number of programmes have been organized
within the campus and staff members are encouraged to attend programmes
conducted outside the university. The University generally conducts an

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induction training programmes for all the newly recruited teachers every year
at least for duration of one week. All these have definitely improved the
quality of teaching and motivated the teachers to be sincere in their
responsibilities.

6.4 Financial Management and Resource Mobilization

6.4.1 What is the institutional mechanism available to monitor the effective and
efficient use of financial resources?

Suitable institutional mechanisms are available to monitor the effective and


efficient use of financial resources. The Annual budget originates from the
departments, consolidated by the HODs and presented to the Finance
Committee. The Finance Committee in turn has one to one discussion with
HODs / Directors and approves the annual Budget. The Annual Budget is
forwarded to Board of Management for its approval. All expenditures are
again reviewed by Board of Management and the Finance Committee. The
Audited report and remarks of the auditor are also placed before Board of
Management for deliberation and approval. Generally, the recurring expenses
and the capital expenditures are projected to be within the budgeted resources
of the institution, thereby deficit budgeting is not encouraged. Apart from the
above, there is a regular internal audit of transactions in addition to the annual
statutory audit.

6.4.2 Does the university have a mechanism for internal and external audit?
Give details.

YES, the University has a system of both of internal and external audit. The
University has engaged both the internal and external auditors to verify and
certify the entire Income and Expenditure of the University each year.
Qualified Internal Auditor from External Resources have been permanently
appointed and a team of staff under them do a thorough check and verification
of the vouchers of the transaction that are carried out in each financial year.
Likewise external audit is also carried out on a elaborate way and certify the
Books of Accounts.

Annual Statutory Audit is conducted by Ms/ Vairavanathan & Co and internal


audit is conducted by M/S N K Rajendiran & Co.

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6.4.3 Are the institution`s account audited regularly? Have there been any
major audit objections, if so, how were they addressed?

The Institutional accounts are audited regularly by both Internal and Statutory
Audits. So far there have been no major findings / objections. The audit
observations are complied with after detailed scrutiny to the satisfaction of the
audit team and precautionary steps are taken to avoid recurrence of such
errors.

6.4.4 Provide the audited income and expenditure statement of academic and
administrative activities of the last four years.

The Audited Income and Expenditure Statements of the University for the
Financial Years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 are
enclosed.
Annexure -IV

6.4.5 Narrate the efforts taken by the University for Resource Mobilization

Following efforts have been made for resource mobilization:

1. Tuition & other Fees from Students


2. Faculty members submit new projects to the different Government and
non Government funding agencies for financial assistance.
3. Financial Support from existing Bankers

4. Interest earned from investment in form of Bank Deposits

5. Contribution from management

University is making all efforts to raise resources by rationalizing tuition fees


and other fees as and when the need arises.

6.4.6 Is there any provision for the university to create a corpus fund? If yes,
give details.

The University has created a Corpus Fund. The total corpus of VISTAS as on
31.03.2014 is Rs 35.15 Crores and the available revenue funds as on that day
is Rs 38.62 crores.

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6.5 Internal Quality Assurance System

6.5.1 Does the university conduct an academic audit of its departments? If yes,
give details.

Yes,

The Academic Audit is conducted for all departments twice in a year


(one in each semester). Academic process is subjected to internal audit
(two times) and External audit (one time)

The IQAC has formed a committee to visit all the departments to have
first hand information on teaching learning process. The Internal audit
carried out by the department academic audit committee is monitored by
a Central Committee with the Vice-chancellor as the head and all HODs,
Registrar and Controller of Examinations as members.

The External audit is conducted by a team of experts representing


various faculties and is drawn from leading higher education institutions.
The team conducts a comprehensive academic audit and submits its
report to the institution.

6.5.2 Based on the recommendations of the academic audit, what specific


measures have been taken by the university to improve teaching, learning
and evaluation?

Based on the recommendation of the internal and external academic


audit committees, the university has established ICT based teaching
learning process.

The e.learning content, e.learning platform, digital knowledge resources


have all been introduced on the recommendation of these
committees.

Smart class rooms have been established on the recommendations of the


academic audit.

Turnitin Plagiarism software has been purchased.

The Controller of Examinations has developed question bank.

Introduced Choice Based Credit system on the recommendations of the


committee.

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Seed money for research have been made available for the faculty
from the university budget.

Incentives in the form of cash awards are given for publication of


research papers in indexed journals and for obtaining external funding.

Faculty Development Programmes have been organized frequently.

The Library has acquired additional books.

The introduction of Continuous Assessment with 40% for CA has been


introduced.

More number of experiments and laboratory courses have been


introduced.

Specific courses for soft-skills have been introduced.

6.5.3 Is there a central body within the university to continuously review the
teaching learning process? Give details of its structure, methodologies of
operations and outcome?

Yes,

The IQAC make it a point to have a permanent cell to review the teaching
learning process continuously. The following is the structure of the Central
body.

The Structure of Central Body

1. The Vice-chancellor is the Chairman


2. The Deans / Directors, Heads of the Departments and External members
nominated by Vice-chancellor and Four Senior teachers other than HODs.

This body meets twice in a year or as when required. The committee reviews
the teaching learning process and learning outcomes of every department
based on the feedback obtained from students, faculty, and also based on the
outcome analysis such as result analysis, placement record and
entrepreneurship

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The Structure of IQAC :

a) Vice-chancellor Chairperson
b) Eight senior teachers and one senior administrative official of the
University Members
c) Three external experts on Quality Management / Industry / Local
Community Members
d) Director / Coordinator of IQAC Member Secretary

The members at b) and c) of the above shall be nominated by the Vice-


chancellor in consultation with the academic body of the university. The
membership of such nominated members shall be for a period of two years.
The IQAC should meet at least once in a quarter.

Composition of IQAC
S.No. Name Designation & Address
CHAIRPERSON
1. Dr.V.Thamizh Arasan Vice- Chancellor
VISTAS
EIGHT SENIOR TEACHERS AND ONE ADMINISTRATIVE
OFFICIAL
2. Dr.S.Venkataraman Controller of Examination I/c.

3. Dr.R.Dinakaran Michael Dean


School of Life Sciences, VISTAS
4. Dr.P.Shanmugasundaram Director
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
VISTAS
5. Dr.R.A.Kalaivani Director
School of Basic Sciences, VISTAS
6. Dr.V.Rajendran Professor & Head, Dept. of ECE

7. Dr.V.Vanitha Asst. Professor,


Department of Biochemistry
8. Dr.S.Vasantha Professor, Dept. of MBA

9. Mr.Mark Keith Faraday Asst. Professor,


Department of HCM
10. Mr.P.Jagadessan Asst. Professor,
Department of Commerce

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THREE EXTERNAL EXPERTS ON QUALITY MANAGEMENT /


INDUSTRY / LOCAL COMMUNITY
11 Dr.A.R.Veeramani Dean, College Development Studies,
University of Madras
12 Mr.T.A.Barathi Vice President, Wheels India

13 Mr.S.Karthikeyan Scientist, Bioultima Biotech Pvt Ltd,


Chennai.
14 Mrs.Sindhuja Finance Analyst

DIRECTOR / CO-ORDINATOR OF IQAC


15 Dr.M.Chandrasekaran Director Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering, VISTAS.

The IQAC performs the following functions.

Development and application of quality benchmarks/parameters for the


various academic and administrative activities of the university;

Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment conducive for


quality education and faculty maturation to adopt the required
knowledge and technology for participatory teaching and learning
process;

Arrangement for feedback responses from students, parents and other


stakeholders on quality-related institutional processes;

Dissemination of information on the various quality parameters of


higher education;

Organization of inter and intra institutional workshops, seminars on


quality related themes and promotion of quality circles;

Documentation of the various programmes / activities of the university,


leading to quality improvement;

Acting as a nodal agency of the university for coordinating quality-


related activities, including adoption and dissemination of good
practices;

Development and maintenance of Institutional database through MIS


for the purpose of maintaining /enhancing the institutional quality;

Development of Quality Culture in university;

Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR) of the


university based on the quality parameters/assessment criteria
developed by the relevant quality assurance body (like NAAC, NBA,
AB) in the prescribed format;

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Facilitating the creation of a learner-centric environment through LMS, KMS


and EMS.

Arrangement for feedback from the stake holders every year and analyzing the
same.

Organizing staff development programmes.

Preparation of the Annual Quality Assurance Report of the university.

6.5.4 How has IQAC contributed to institutionalizing quality assurance


strategies and processes?

The IQAC has often deliberated the quality related issues and forward the
same to the statutory authorities for implementation and monitoring.

The university has made efforts to institutionalize the internal quality checks
through academic audit. The academic audit has been planned as an exercise
to access and improve the performance of teachers, students, and
administrative staff in a holistic manner.

The performance of teachers is monitored through their self-appraisal reports.

Students satisfaction is measured through the feedback mechanism. Both the


process have institutionalized quality assurance strategies.

The Grievance Redressal mechanism has created good conducive, working


culture among the staff and a has brought transparency in the examination
system among the students.

The IQAC has contributed in the above said manner to institutionalize the
quality assurance in the teaching learning process.

6.5.5 How many decisions of the IQAC have been placed before the statutory
authorities of the University for Implementation?

All major decisions of the IQAC have been placed before the statutory
authorities of the University for implementation. The decisions with respect to
recruitment of faculty, promotion of faculty, students feedback, self-
assessment report of teachers, infrastructure for better teaching learning such
as Smart class rooms, online resources, strengthening of library and faculty
development programme have been forwarded to statutory authorities and
have been implemented.

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The preparation of question bank, change in continuous assessment mark from


25% to 40% also have been forwarded to statutory authorities and have been
approved for implementation.

The decisions of the IQAC to improve the research standard by providing


incentives, and appointing senior teachers have also been forwarded to
statutory authorities and have been accepted for implementation.

6.5.6 Does the IQAC have external members on its committees? If so, mention
any significant contribution made by such members.

Yes,

IQAC has external members from Quality Management / Industry / Local


Community. They share their experience and best practices in their respective
fields and suggest measures for improvement in quality, academic and
administrative activities. They have contributed in the open transparent
examination system, use of ICT in teaching learning process, in designing the
curriculum for industrial needs and assisting the teachers in improving their
academic inputs.

6.5.7 Has the IQAC conducted any study on the incremental academic growth
of students form disadvantaged sections of society?

Yes, IQAC conducts a review on the incremental academic growth of the


students from disadvantaged sections of the society. On the basis of the study
the IQAC has come out with a proposal to conduct special coaching classes
and remedial classes for the disadvantaged sections.

6.5.8 What policies are in place for the periodic review of administrative and
academic departments, subject areas, research centres, etc.?

The policies for review of administrative and academic departments mainly


involved reviewing inputs from stakeholders including students, parents,
alumni, recruiters etc.,

Different committees and statutory bodies of the university review the


functioning of administrative and academic departments and suggest policies
for the improvement of academic and administrative activities.

All policy decisions are discussed in a meeting participated by Deans,


Directors, HODs, Registrar, COE and the meeting is chaired by the Vice-
chancellor of the University. The decisions of the Board of Management,
Academic council, Board of Studies are reviewed and taken up for
implementation at this meeting.

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Criterion - VII
Innovations and Best Practices

Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS) believes in dynamic
ever changing environment. To cope up with ever changing environment, Vels has adopted
Best Practices and Innovations. Both the Best Practices and Innovations are mutually inter-
dependent. Ever since VISTAS attained the status of a Deemed to be University, the university
has been very keen in introducing the change, paving way for innovations and practicing best
practices to reach the ultimate goal of excellence. There has been specific thrust on inter-
disciplinary programmes, research and development, organizing enrichment programmes to
update the recent development, encouragement to sports and other co-curricular and
extracurricular activities, measures to conserve energy, use of renewable energy resources such
as wind energy and solar lamps to maintain green campus, rain water harvesting, medicinal
plants, carbon neutrality etc.,

7.1 Environment Consciousness

7.1.1 Does the university conduct a Green Audit of its campus?

Yes, the Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Biotechnology are


involved in Green auditing.

Green areas and lung spaces are well maintained and the university has
conducted green audit of its campus

The University identified areas of environmental pollution and initiated steps


towards reducing the same.
Sprinkles are used for watering of lawns.

Green generators are installed to overcome the energy crises.


Plants are planted and distributed to the students on all important occasions.
A dedicated Medicinal plants garden is maintained.
Buildings are planned in such a way water and energy conservation are possible.

Smoking is prohibited in the campus and the campus is non-smoking campus.

Only non-toxic paints, eco friendly cleaning materials are used.

Effective waste management system is in practice.

Use of recyclable materials for construction and interiors reduce the waste.

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7.1.2 What are the initiatives taken by the university to make the campus eco-friendly?

Energy conservation

The University authorities are aware of energy conservation.

All the rooms have instruction boards to switch-off fans, lights, and AC and
Computer terminals when not in use.
An awareness has been created among students and staff on the importance
of energy conservation.
Only LED and CFL fittings are used in important places where continuous
lighting is necessary.

Plastic free campus.

Emphasize is on paper less governance

Use of renewable energy

The University has installed three wind mills with a Capacity of 250 KW
H.T. (Each) and Annual Wind Power Generation in average is around
8,93,934 units. Three Wind Mills are supplying power to the Tamilnadu
Power Grid and withdraws the power from the grid to the university
requirements.

Solar lights are used in the main roads of university.

Water harvesting

The water from the roof of every building of the university is channel in to
the ground and sink fits at difference places for recharging ground water.

The filtered waste water from the RO Plant is used for maintenance of the
garden and lawns in the campus.
The NSS students create awareness in the local area on the importance of
Rain Water Harvesting.

Check dam construction

Not possible in this place

Efforts for Carbon neutrality

Maintenance of greenery in the campus and plantation of the trees regularly


Vehicles are allowed to park only in selected area and not permitted within
the campus.

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Minimization of paper usage by adopting online communications and ERP


systems.

The Herbal Garden is maintained by the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Campus cleaning day is observed periodically with the help of NSS.

Most of the electrical equipments used are energy efficient which will
reduce Co2 emission.

Plantation

Adequate measures have been taken to protect the trees in and around the
campus.
Plantation of trees on birthdays and whenever dignitaries visit the campus.
The campus is well maintained with trees and ornamental plants.

Hazardous waste management

Effective measures are taken to reduce Hazardous waste and there are suitable
mechanism for minimzing the hazardous waste.

All biological waste are disposed after decontamination.

Waste Management :

Food and vegetable waste generated from Hostels and Canteens are
removed by the contract people every day and hence its managed without
any problem.
The garden waste is used for compose, manure preparation.
Plastic free campus
Paper cups are sold to contractors for recycling.

e-waste management

Through green computing, the e.waste is managed in accordance with the


guidelines of the Pollution Control Board.

The e.waste is again sold back to the contract persons for disposal.

any other (please specify)

A plant for recycling of e.waste and a biogas plant are being planned and will be
in operation within a short time.

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The institution has made efforts to bring in community orientation through NSS
activities by students.

Swachh Bharat Swastha Bharat Abhiyan movement is implemented on every


Friday and two hours are dedicated for this purpose.

7.2 Innovations

7.2.1 Give details of innovations introduced during the last four years which have
created a positive impact on the functioning of the university

a) The term Innovation at the university level denotes innovation in education


which includes in innovation in curricular aspects, teaching learning and
evaluation methods.
b) Innovation in research and extension,
c) Innovation in governance

Innovation in Education

80 new need based and relevant academic programmes have been introduced.
Academic programmes and syllabi are based on Choice based Credit system
with a focus on outcome based learning.
Steps have been taken to develop students thinking and problem solving
capabilities.
Measures have been adopted and deployed to make the students ready for
employment needs and expectation.
Learning from case studies, industrial visits, panel discussions, students
projects, theatre techniques, business plans, internship training, field and