Chennai, 20th July 2020: Dr. Ishari K Ganesh, Founder and Chancellor of VISTAS (Vels University), one of TamilNadu’sleading multi-disciplinary institution for higher education hasannounced a free education scheme for children of various service personnel who have been tirelessly working at the frontline to combat the spread of coronavirus.

The scheme will provide an opportunity for students who have cleared their class 12 examinations in this academic year, to pursue their higher education in any of the fifty undergraduate courses offered at Vels University. Recognising the sacrificing efforts of the frontline fieldworkers and to ensure a quality higher education for their children, this scheme can be availed by Corona warriors (nurses, police personnel, and sanitation workers).

Under this scheme, a total of 300 students (100 wards of parents working in each of the three fields – nurses, police personnel and sanitation workers), will be selected on the basis of their marks and their education will be sponsored by Vels University at complete free of cost. Priority will be given to the children of those who had lost their lives in the battle against the virus. This shall be a trendsetting plan for Tamil Nadu.

Interested candidates are requested to register themselves at or contact 9003461468 / 9952018671 / 8807307082 / 9445507603 / 9445484961 / 99620 14445 either by phone or on WhatsApp for additional information and clarification. They can also contact the university staff in person for more information.

Speaking about the free education scheme in a video released on his official handle, Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh, Chancellor of Vels University, has also requested the Chancellors of other privateUniversities and heads of educational institutions to offer such similar schemes as a token of respect and gratitude for the faceless warriors who are waging a war against the Covid – 19 virus.

About Vels University:

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies is an institute of higher education located in Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established in 1992 with the aim of transforming an individual into a complete man with character and ability committed to national service and development. The trust was founded by Dr. Ishari K Ganesh, M.Com, MBA, B.L, (M.L), Ph.D, a visionary and an eminent educationist. Vels Educational Trust has always served to take education to the thresholds of first generation learners and weaker sections of the society.

The Deemed University status was conferred to Vels Group of Institutions, by University Grants Commission under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India in the year 2008.

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