Dr.Ishari K. Ganesh

Founder- Chancellor Vels University & Chairman Vels Group of Institutions

Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh was born on 07.10.1966 in Old Washermanpet, Chennai to Shri Isari Velan former deputy Minister of Tamilnadu and Mrs. Pushpa Isari Velan. He is the second son in the family and has two younger sisters. The family is a moderate middle class family. Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh, an educationist, a philanthropist, an environmentalist, a sports enthusiast and a business magnate is well known for his innovative business ventures around the World.

Successful Journey in the
Field of Education

Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh holds prominent positions and memberships in many leading associations, institutions, charitable trusts and industries. His middle class family background, grit, and commitment to social service and the development of marginalized people, enabled him to establish “Vels Group of Institutions” under Vaels Educational Trust in 1992.

Commitment, as a Social Worker

Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh has contributed to develop the social capital by rendering education accessible to the marginalized and underprivileged people and by providing social services such as medical relief, blood donations, and relief at the time of natural calamities and initiating the movement for creating a good society.

Spiritual Path

Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh is keenly associated with spiritual and religious activities. He has built a Vinayaka Temple each in Pallavaram Campus, Vikarabad and Thalambur Campus for realizing the blessings of God. Day to daypoojas are funded and monitored. Apart from building Temples, he has made liberal
donations to various temples for their renovation and improvement.

Contributions to
Film Industry

The group has a production house “Vels Film International” producing Films for the Tamil Film Industry. This production house has to it’s credit several
successful films. Dr. Ganesh’s late father Shri Isari Velan was a renowned comedian in Tamil Cinema of yesteryears and that inspired him to act in several films as well.


Dr. Ishari K.Ganesh used to take meticulous care in maintaining a green environment. He is keen to participate in “Swachh Bharath” programs. He plants trees in all his celebrations and is interested in maintaining all his campus green. He plants 365 saplings every year by involving NSS volunteers, a count that means one for each day.

Activeness, as a
Sports Enthusiast

Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh has participated in many Kabaddi tournaments and is interested in playing Volley ball and lawn tennis. His interest in sports widened his perspective on developing sports talents. As a result, he seizes new opportunities to contribute to this field. He provides full fee concessions and free boarding and lodging for sports students admitted under the sports quota.