Policy for Promotion of Research

  • The full-time Ph.D scholars are admitted through the examination and interview. Adequate Fellowships are granted by the Management every year for the Full-time research scholars.

  • The faculty members are provided with incentives based on the publications in peer reviewed indexed journals.

  • Seed Grant is provided by VISTAS for both faculty and students who wish to initiate research.

  • The permanent faculty of VISTAS, who wish to upgrade their educational qualification with Ph.D are eligible to receive 50% waive on the total tuition fee.

  • The research supervisors are provided with incentives for guiding the research scholars towards the award of Ph.D degree.

  • E - journals are published by various Schools / Departments of VISTAS which help to disseminate the research outcomes of their respective departments more rapidly.

  • The Ph.D and M.Phil scholars are insisted to publish their research findings in SCOPUS/SCI/SSCI/WoS indexed journals before the submission of thesis.

  • Only after checking for plagiarism through Turnitin software, research papers will be allowed either for publication in Journals or presentation in Conferences.

  • Research colloquium is periodically held at every department. Domain experts are invited to deliver special lecture, thus sensitizing the faculty and research scholars in the emerging areas of research.

  • Departments are assisted in holding International Conferences periodically.

  • Research laboratories are supported in specific disciplines with a prime objective to enhance research.

  • Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD) encourages and streamlines the research activities.

  • Faculty and students are encouraged to convert their innovative ideas into beneficial products through the Industries present in On-Campus Incubation Centre.

  • Patent cell helps the faculty for filing the patents. Expenses towards filing the patents are born by the Management.

  • Faculty are guided to prepare research project proposals to Government funding agencies. 40% of the income realized thorough consultancy projects is credited to the concerned faculty.

Ecosystem for Innovation

Code of Ethics for Research


The areas of specialization in the different departments under the various schools are:

School of Basic Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Chemical sensors and Biosensors for detecting purity of herbal and ayurvedic drugs, monitoring uranium and thorium in the environment; Valorization of products of fruits and vegetables, chiral synthesis using Michael addition reaction, natural dyes from vegetable waste, anti-malarial chemicals, synthesis and application of formazon and tetrazolium salts and biological compounds for wound healing.

School of Life Sciences

Centre for Fish Immunology

At the national level, there are only a 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, Vels University, Immunology and Fish Immunology have been identified as an area for intensive study and research respectively. Know More >>

Department of Biotechnology

Biodiversity and molecular taxonomy, biology of arbuscular mycorrhiza, microbial secondary metabolites, endophytes and bioactive compounds, herbal biotechnology and tissue culture, immunomodulation in animals against pathogenic bacteria using herbal extracts, molecular parasitology, aflatoxin contamination in food and water, anti-diabetic drug development from plants, bioremediation using fungi and plant microbe interactions, heat shock proteins, DNA-fingerprinting of extremophiles, fungal biotechnoogy.

Department of Microbiology

Microbial diversity, industrially important enzymes, bio-bleaching in paper industry, cellulase production from coir waste, production of xylitol by microbial action, recombinant baculovirus, typing of virus and environmental monitoring of diseases, extraction of chitin.

Department of Biochemistry

Biochemical effects of plant based drugs on animal models for diseases like cancer, obeisity, diabetes etc.,

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department of Pharmaceutics

Development and characterization of nanoparticles of ketoconazole for drug delivery, development of sparfloxacin solid dispersion tablets, flurbiprofen transdermal patches, mucoadhesive tablets of atenelol and matrix tablets of Ambroxol hydrochloride. Formulation and evaluation/characterization of losartan potassium, tramadol hydrochloride matrix tablets, glipizide microspheres and floating tablets mefanamic acid.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Synthesis of Novel Therapeutic activities, extraction and isolation of Phytoconstituents from natural plants for treatment of Cancer, Arthritis, Epilepsy etc., QSAR studies, Drug designing of lead molecules, Analytical Method Development and research on combinatorial chemistry.

Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis

Development of bio-analytical and analytical methods for the excipients and for the combined dosage form using different techniques like HPLC, HPTLC, UV spectroscopy etc

Department of Biotechnology

Cardioprotective Effect of plant extracts on Cyclophosphamide Provoked Oxidative Myocardial Injury, Evaluation of Antioxidant Potential of herbal extracts against adjuvant induced Arthritis, Ameliorative effectr of plant leaf extract on Cyclophosphamide Induced Oxidative Hepatic Injury, Mitigation of Azathioprine Induced Oxidative Hepatic Injury by the Flavonoid Quercetin, influence of Alpha Lipoic Acid on antioxidant status in D-Galactosamine induced hepatic injury, anti-inflammatory activity of red algae and concepts of finding newer antimicrobial agents and antidiabetic activity of red algae against streptozotocin induced diabetes (all in animal models rats/wister rats).

Department of Pharmacology

Screening of Medicinal plants for various therapeutic potential including analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-arthritic, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, hypocholesteremic, hepatoprotective, wound healing, neuroprotective and anti-oxidant activities, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic interaction studies of various medicinal plants, Toxicity studies of few siddha medicine, role of AT2 blocker and CNS active drugs in mouse models of stroke.

Department of Pharmacognosy

Isolation and pharmacological Screening of Indian Medicinal plants based on folklore claim, Standardization of Indian system of Medicine and isolation of phytoconstituents from herbs and its spectroscopic characterization.

School of Computing Sciences

Department of Computer Science

Artificial intelligence, E-learning, data mining, algorithms, multimedia data bases, Stegnographed images, Wavelet filter banks, artificial neural networking,, fuzzi logic, Semantic web, Mobile network, Design of new clustering systems and data mining for customer care.

School of Languages

Department of English

Contemporary English, Modern English, Developing soft-skills through lliterature.

Department of Hindi

Contemporary literature, folklore, relevance to social structure and development.