Vels Group of Institutions had its origin in 1992 under the able leadership of Dr Ishari K.Ganesh, who established the Vaels Educational Trust, a charitable, non-profitable organisation in 1992 in the fond memory of his father Shri Isari Velan.
The group today has over 20,000 students in 15 institutions offering secondary and higher education. The services in Higher Education rendered by Vels Group has paved the way to be upgraded to the status of Deemed to be University in 2008. The University today has 13 different schools, 38 departments offering more than 100 courses in diverse disciplines including Arts & Science, Dentistry, Engineering and Technology, Hotel Management, Law, Para Medicine, Management Studies, Maritime Studies and Medicine (in the state of Telangana).
Vels University has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with MDIS, Singapore's oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning to offer quality education at an affordable cost.