Vel Tech promotes state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research among students and faculty members. Vel Tech Research Park houses well-established National facilities, Centres of Excellence, and Cutting – Edge Laboratories to promote research among students and faculty members. Vel Tech has received grants worth Rs 5000+ lakhs from diverse funding agencies such as DST, SERB, DBT, DST-NSTEDB, MeitY, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR, DST-CII-GITA, ICSSR, AICTE, TNSCST, CPRI, MSME, IE, and other International Collaborations (Indo – Taiwan, Indo – France, Indo – Canada, Indo – Korea). Sophisticated laboratories were established at Research Park in association with various organizations and industries. Over 20 research labs are fully functioning at Research Park with active Industry-Academia collaboration. To name a few, the Dassault System Lab, Centre for Autonomous System Research, 3D Printing and Scanning Lab, Cyber Security Lab, Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Green Synthesis and Novel Bio & Nanomaterials Lab.
Institute provides funds for filing provisional, complete specifications until the patent is granted. Seed grant is offered to the faculty members to perform preliminary research, procurement of research equipment, software, and other research activities. The research team of Vel Tech was involved in the development of UAVs in association with the University of Victoria, Canada, and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea, for bridge inspection and water quality monitoring. Indo – France research collaboration focused on the development of Electric Bike. A high-speed bearing test facility developed with GTRE funding of 188 lakhs is well utilized for testing the bearing of HAL, CVRDE, and GE. 25 Research Projects worth more than Rs. 600 lakhs funded by DBT, DRDO, DST, ISRO, SERB, Central Power Research Institute, and TNSCST are ongoing. IPR cell has filed 141 patents, out of which 14 are granted, and 114 are published. Vel Tech received Rs. 180+ lakh from Non-Govt. agencies and Rs. 700+ lakh from Govt. agencies for the pursuit of Research in the last five years.