Vels College of Pharmacy was started by the Vaels Educational Trust in the year 1992. Time to time the Vels College of Pharmacy had grown by introducing undergraduate, post graduate and Doctoral programmes in Pharmacy and in the year 2008 the college was transformed to School of Pharmaceutical Sciences under Vels Institute of Science Technology and Advanced Studies (VISTAS), DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY ESTD U/S 3 OF THE UGC ACT, 1956.
The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences provides excellent infrastructural facilities to carry out research on par with International standards. The Programmes offered by the school are duly approved by AICTE/ UGC/PCI. The School undertakes collaborative research projects with various organizations and hospitals. Campus Interviews are conducted regularly for providing better placement for the students. The School is equipped with the State-of-the-Art laboratories, computers and a treasure trove of books.
The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences has an approved Institutional Animal Ethics Committee framed as per the guidelines of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) and a well-established Animal Room to cater the experimental needs. The duly constituted Human Ethics Committee strictly follows the guidelines prescribed by ICMR and facilitates the research involving human subjects. The School also runs a generic medicine store which provides the drugs at subsidized cost under Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) scheme.
Evolving the School into a Center of Academic and Research Excellence in Pharmaceutical Education.
Pharmaceutical Care: To meet societal needs for safe and effective drug therapy by imparting advanced knowledge, aptitude and skills.
Quality Education: To provide quality education that effectively integrates outcome-based, self-learning strategies and leadership skills through practice and research.
Moral and Ethical Values: To inculcate core ethical values and enable the graduates to reflect human values in the health sector.