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Research & Development

Vel Tech is known as the top-notch Institution for its Internationally renowned quality in Multidisciplinary Research. The intersection of disciplines is emphasized, as new ideas emerge and impulse innovative research. There are ample opportunities for students/ scholars/ faculty to hone their research skills during their research work at the Institution. More than 23+ independent labs are facilitated to engage faculty and students’ in research work

Our Focus

  • To promote the visibility of the Institute by means of establishing Center of Excellence, state-of-art facilities, interdepartmental and translational R & D activities
  • To protect innovations through IPR Cell and encourage researchers to participate in outreach activities
  • To serve as a facilitator for Interdisciplinary-Integrative research approaches with Industry/Academic and National/International research network set-up
  • To create awareness regarding Research Funding, Grant Writing, Ethics, Data Analysis, and Management among researchers through training, lectures, E-learning resources
  • To inspire faculty and staff with incentives towards research activities and providing seed grants
  • To warrant the quality and integrity of innovations in research accomplishments as per the Code of Practice for Research

Research Highlights

  • More than 23 Cutting Edge Research Centers worth 20 crore.
  • 29 Ongoing Research Projects worth 8.6 Crore.
  • Granted patents – 26
  • Completed more than 41 funded projects.
  • Established High-Speed Bearing Test facility-funded by GTRE worth 188 lakhs
  • Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC) houses more than 200+ Innovation-Driven Proof of Concepts, that serves as pipeline – Vel Tech Technology Business Incubation.

Message from Dean’s Desk


(Dean R & D)

For more than two decades, Vel Tech has been carrying out academic and multidisciplinary research activities in diversified technology domains such as Additive Manufacturing, Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Bio Nano Technology and Bio-Sensors, Composite Materials and Metallurgy, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Image Processing and Deep Learning, Nano-materials and Coatings and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for diverse applications. Vel Tech promotes state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research among students and faculty members. Vel Tech has received grants worth of more than 5000 lakhs from diverse funding agencies such as DST, DBT, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR, CPRI, BRNS, IEI, MSME, TNSCST and other International Collaborations (Indo – Taiwan, Indo – France, Indo – Canada and Indo – Korea).

Team – Office of Research & Development

Mr. S. Vishnu Kumar
Coordinator-Sponsored & Consultancy Projects
Asst. Prof. Dept of ECE E: [email protected] M: 8754484206 Project Management | E-Submissions
Mr. T. Udhaya Kumar
Coordinator-IPR & SEED Funding
Asst. Prof. Dept of  Civil E: [email protected] M: 9384827331 IPR & TT | Publication Metrics
Mrs. G. Punithavathi

Executive Assistant – Funded Projects & Consultancy
E: [email protected] M: 8754416297
Funding Opportunities | Bill Processing

Mrs. G. Yamini

Executive Assistant – Vel Tech SEED Fund & Publication Metrics
E: [email protected]. M: -
Vel Tech SEED Fund

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Publication Cell

The Publication Cell coordinates researchers from various Departments/Centre/Institutes to publish scholarly papers, articles, and books as per the institute’s guideline. The cell facilitates identifying faculties and students and encourage them for their outstanding contribution in publications, by providing financial assistance for analytical and characterization process. Technical guideship in using modern tools for manuscript preparation are also rendered time to time.

Vel Tech has the state of the art- plagiarism checker that can detect plagiarism from billions of web pages as well as from different academic databases. This lets you know whether or not your text contains duplicate content. Our Premium plagiarism checker highlights passages that require citations and gives you the resources you need to properly credit your sources.

  • Vel Tech has active subscriptions of world’s leading citation database- Scopus & Web of Science.
  • Scopus Database is an Elsevier’s abstract and citation database launched in 2004, which covers nearly 36,377 titles from approximately 11,678 publishers, of which 34,346 are peer-reviewed journals in top-level subject fields: life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences and health sciences.
  • Web of Science, previously known as Web of Knowledge is a database of bibliographic citations from Taylor & Francis. of multidisciplinary areas that covers the various journals of medical, scientific, and social sciences including humanities
As per the institute norms a faculty based on their category are expected to publish minimum number of publications per year as below.
CategoryMinimum Compliance Per Calendar Year
Category – A
(Research Faculties)
4-Scopus indexed
2-SCI indexed
Category – B
(Faculties with Doctorate)
3-Scopus indexed
1-SCI indexed & 1-Scopus indexed
(Faculties with Masters)
2-Scopus indexed
or 1-SCI indexed
Publications made by faculty members above minimum compliance are identified and encouraged for their outstanding contribution as per research policy guidelines
S.No.Faculty NameDepartmentDesignationTitleJournalImpact FactorYear of publication
1Dr. Pradeep ReddyPhysicsAssistant ProfessorSr-and Fe-substituted LaMnO3 Perovskite: Fundamental insight and possible use in asymmetric hybrid supercapacitorEnergy Storage Materials20.832022
2Dr. A. BakiyaECEAssociate ProfessorMathematical Modelling to Assess the Impact of Lockdown on COVID-19 Transmission in India: Model Development and ValidationJMIR public health and surveillance14.562020
3Dr. A. KathiravanChemistryAssociate ProfessorInteraction of anthraquinone dyes with lysozyme: Evidences from spectroscopic and docking studiesJournal of Hazardous Materials14.222010
4Dr. K Jagajjanani RaoBiotechnologyAssociate ProfessorA force to be reckoned with: a review of synthetic microswimmers powered by ultrasoundSmall13.282015
5Dr. R. Ravi kumarBiotechnologyProfessorDevelopment of natural cellulase inhibitor mediated intensified biological pretreatment technology using Pleurotusflorida for maximum recovery of cellulose from paddy straw under solid state conditionBioresource Technology11.892017
S.No.Student NameDepartmentTitleJournalImpact FactorYear of publication
1Mr. MeghaGupthaBiotechnologyPotential of phytocompounds from Brassica oleracea targeting S2-domain of SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoproteins: Structural and molecular insightsJournal of Molecular Structure3.842022
2Mr. Kamlendra VikramMechanical EngineeringHybrid Meta model-NSGA-III-EDAS Based Optimal Design of Thin Film CoatingsComputers, Materials & Continua3.772021
3J ShanujaBiotechnologyOptimization of the One-Step Green Synthesis of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Using Aqueous Athyrium filix femina Extract Using the Taguchi MethodBioNanoScience3.632021
4Mr. S. RamamoorthyPhysicsEvaluation of photocatalytic and corrosion properties of green synthesized zinc oxide nanoparticlesJournal of Materials Science2.72022
5Nishant Kumar NathMechanicalDesign modification of three-blade horizontal-axis wind turbine for noise reductionInternational Journal of Ambient Energy2.232022
1Dr. Sundarapandian. VMathsChaos Modeling and Control Systems DesignStudies in Computational Intelligence338
2Dr.Kumar.VCivil EngineeringHydrogeochemical characteristics and groundwater contamination in the rapid urban development areas of Coimbatore, IndiaWater Resources and Industry143
3Dr.Arul prakasajothi.MMechanical EngineeringEmissions analysis on mahua oil biodiesel and higher alcohol blends in diesel engineAlexandria Engineering Journal133
4Dr. Bharani chandar. JMechanical EngineeringNatural fiber reinforced polymer composites for automobile accessoriesAmerican Journal of Environmental Sciences112
5Dr. Balasubramanian. EMechanical EngineeringHealth Monitoring of Civil Structures with Integrated UAV and Image Processing SystemProcedia Computer Science109
Sponsored Research Cell

The Sponsored Research Cell coordinates, Research Projects at Vel Tech that are sponsored by National & International Institutions and Industries. Various Research Centre are established in Research Park to host these projects. So far more than 5000 lakh worth grants have been sanctioned to Vel Tech. Currently the institute has 25+ ongoing projects from various GoI agencies such as DST, DBT, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR, CPRI, BRNS, IEI, MSME, TNSCST. Also, the institute had attracted international sponsored projects like Indo – Taiwan, Indo – France, Indo – Canada and Indo – Korea.

Our Thrust Areas

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Bio Nano Technology and Bio-Sensors
  • Composite Materials and Metallurgy
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Image Processing and Deep Learning
  • Nano-materials and Coatings
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Water Quality Analysis
IPR & TT Cell

The Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer Cell proactively works to foster an atmosphere of knowledge creation through research and innovations along with the Institute’s educational goal. It provides opportunities; by facilitating the protection of intellectual properties created by the faculties/students through their research pursuit. The cell actively works on activities related to evaluation and filling of patents, copyrights and design. The Institute has an array of technologies / IPR developed through Research and Development work and the cell is responsible for assessing commercial potential of the technology, identifying the market avenues and delivering the benefits of research to industry and society. We provide information about the different opportunities for Industries to collaborate and associate with us either through a technology transfer, sponsored research project or through a consulting project. We invite you to explore the technologies and benefit by collaborating with us.

Research Faculty
Research Space

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.

Research Policy