Vels Alumni Association, a registered association under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Rules, 1978, with registration number 77/2005, commenced on 24th day of February 2005. The registered office of the association is at Velan Nagar, P.V. Vaithiyalingam road, Pallavaram, Chennai 600117. The main objective of the association is to promote the cause of education, to maintain and develop network among the past and present students, to encourage the activities of VELS research association and to add values to the VELS group of institutions. The Annual General body Meeting of the association conducted during the month of March. At present the association is having 3172 registered members. Most of the alumni functions are conducted at school level of the VELS like School of Pharmacy, School of Management, School of Engineering etc. Sometimes with the request from alumni members (from particular batch) the events are conducted at department level also. During the month of November, the school of Pharmacy, used to conduct the Alumni meet in a grand manner with the name ‘PHARM ALUMS’. We have received a good response from each alumnus who had attended the alumni interaction session. The school of management, used to conduct alumni meets with name ‘Echoes’ on 26th day of January every year. The distinguished alumni are invited, and they share their experience to our budding entrepreneurs of VELS. With the help of NSS unit and Youth Red Cross of VELS, the VELS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION has fastened the Blood donation Camp every year. The association also encourages the first three ranks in each department by awarding them with Gold, Silver and Bronze medal respectively. The alumni members of school of basic sciences and life sciences used to conduct medical camp during the month of February. The passed out students of pharmacy department met on September 6th 2017 and they have conducted tree plantation.
It is proud to express that the alumni members of our institution have actively participated in the flood relief during the severe flood in December 2015 at Chennai. They have sponsored more than 200 kilo grams of raw rice, water packets, huge quantum of clothes, note books, school bags, candles and food items like bread, biscuit and rusk etc. Even after the vardah cyclone, the association has conducted the tree plantation camp in different areas of Chennai. The other departments are also using the intellectual assets of the alumni members by means of providing guest lecture, discussion about the curriculum to augment the gap between academic and industrial requirements, arranging for the industrial visit, and inductive learning through interaction of past and present students. The school of engineering invites their alumni members to impart the practical knowledge to students and they have been consulted in framing the course structure. Every year one or two distinguished alumni members are identified and they are invited as a chief guest for the cultural programs of our University. Any passed out student of VELS, can become an alumni member, by registering online or by directly approaching the alumni coordinator of respective department. The next move of our alumni association is to make a tie up with our Internal Quality Assurance Cell and placement cell to enhance the sustainability and employability in academics. The association has received the registration fee from the alumni members but no donation has been received till date. Therefore the contribution from alumni categorized under less than 5 laks option.