SASTRA / About

SASTRA’s Formative & Academic Progress

  • Established in the year 1984 as Shanmugha college of Engineering & later conferred with Deemed University status by the Government of India on April 26, 2001.
  • The University offers various UG, PG & Ph. D. programmes in Engineering, Science, Management, Law and Arts.
  • SASTRA is re-accredited (IV cycle) by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A++ grade and also ranked amongst the top universities by the Government of India through  the NIRF and other global ranking agencies in various categories ·
  • SASTRA is recognized as a Category 1 University as per the UGC’s Graded Autonomy Regulations, 2018
  • Excellent governance through a unique Vision & Mission with a long-term institutional development plan

SASTRA’s Programmes & Infrastructure aligned with global benchmarks

  • All teaching programmes are designed by a distinguished academic council and boards of studies comprising persons of international & national repute from academia & industry
  • Modern & creative pedagogy with choice based credit system with curricular flexibility aligned with contemporary learning outcomes
  • State of the art research & teaching infrastructure supported by impactful ICT resources · Qualified, dedicated and experienced teaching & research faculty

SASTRA’s vibrant Research Ecosystem

  • SASTRA is recognized as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Government of India and is undertaking research for various agencies like DST, DBT, AYUSH, DRDO, DRDL, ISRO, BRNS, etc besides funded research for leading corporates
  • Over 10,000 research paper publications in reputed SCI & SCOPUS indexed international journals with h-Index of 86 and over 61 patents (46 published, 7 filed and 9 granted including 1 US Patent)
  • Various endowed Chairs for Research & Consultancy · Robust innovation ecosystem through business incubators on campus

SASTRA Alumni success

  • SASTRA graduates are at present all over the World, viz. Harvard, MIT, Oxford University, Cambridge University, University of Pennsylvania, Georgia Institute of Technology, Yale University, etc., either as Graduate/Research students or as teaching faculty
  • Collaborations with various renowned institutions & corporate in India and abroad for research, internship and faculty/student exchange
  • SASTRA is a preferred destination for many corporates. Every year over 2,000 graduates secure jobs in campus recruitment and a good number have become entrepreneurs running successful firms in various parts of the world.
  • Many SASTRA graduates are now CEO and occupy senior leadership positions in reputed corporates across the globe

SASTRA’s Internationalisation

  • Strong collaboration with over 100 university partners in North America, Europe, Asia-Pac, ASEAN & SAARC regions
  • Research exchange programmes promoting mobility of faculty & students
  • Full-time students pursuing various degree programmes

SASTRA & Society

  • SASTRA is actively involved in various social & community development projects for the betterment & upliftment of the society and its people from differently challenged environments
  • SASTRA’s environmental & socio-economic consciousness makes it aligned with Sustainable Development Goals
  • Scholarships & student learner support services with a human touch