The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences was started by the Vaels Educational Trust in the year 1992 as Vels College of Pharmacy and had grown by introducing undergraduate, post graduate and Doctoral programmes in Pharmacy. In the year 2008, the college was added as a member institution to 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 B.Pharm degree run in this institution is duly accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
It also 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 to the experimental needs. The duly constituted Human Ethics Committee strictly follows the guidelines prescribed by ICMR and facilitates research involving human subjects. The School also runs a generic medicine store which provides the drugs at subsidized cost under Pradhan MantriJanaushadhiPariyojana (PMBJP) scheme.