The main motive of VELS GROUP of Institutions, is to take education to the humble thresholds of first generation learners and weaker sections of the society. 1992 – Vel’s College of Pharmacy 1993 – Vel’s College of Physiotherapy Vel’s College of Science 1996 – Vel’s Institute of Hotel Management 1997 – Vel’s Vidhyashram 1999 – Vael’s Institute of Business Administration 2001 – Vel’s City Centre Vel’s Higher Secondary School 2002 – Vel’s Srinivasa College of Engineering & Technology Vel’s Hotel & Catering Industrial School 2003 – Vael’s Billabong High International School 2004 – Vel’s Academy of Maritime Education & Training 2006 – Venkateshwara Nursing College 2007 – Sri Venkateshwara Dental College & Hospital Vel’s School of The main objective of the institution is to produce high quality dental surgeons and provide quality dental treatment to the rural population The focus of dentistry in the present times is not only on prevention and treatment of dental diseases but on meeting the demand for better aesthetics. Thus, dentistry is emerging as one of the most progressive and challenging medical science Faculty The institution is headed by a renowned dentist, Dr. Lodd Mahendra, M.D.S., M.Orth., RCS (Edinburgh), Orthodontist, as principal & Dr. V. Rangarajan, M.D.S. (Prosthodontics), Diplomate of ICOI, as Vice Principal with a team of qualified, experienced & dedicated faculty to train the students. Laboratory – All departments in dentistry are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities & latest equipment. The establishment of the following laboratories in spacious halls is a special feature of this institution: Biochemistry Lab Anatomy museum Anatomy Dissection Lab Dental Clinic Physiology Lab Haematology Lab Pre-Clinical Prosthodontia Lab Minor Operation Theatre X-Ray Lab Phantom Head Lab Audio Visual Room Computer Lab Medical Camps – Rural dental health programmes are conducted regularly by the institution, which are compulsory for the students to gain clinical experience. Rural areas benefit by the institution’s Community Dentistry Programme. Tie-up Arrangement – The institution has a tieup with Government Hospital, Tambaram at Chromepet for practical training & clinical study. Sports & Games – Indoor & Outdoor games facilities are available in the campus. Gymnasium with modern equipment has been installed in the campus premises. Hostel – The institution has its own hostel with furnished rooms & common halls for boys & girls separately. There are separate spacious dining halls also in the hostel.