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SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur (District Thanjavur)
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPin Code : 613402
SASTRA University, Thanjavur Tamil Nadu is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University.
SASTRA University, Thanjavur Tamil Nadu is also known as , Formerly: Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA).
SASTRA University, Thanjavur Tamil Nadu was established on / in 26.04.2001.
SASTRA University, Thanjavur Tamil Nadu is situated in Thanjavur of Tamil Nadu state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Thanjavur comes under Thanjavur (Tanjore) Tehsil, Thanjavur District.
Fax # of SASTRA University, Thanjavur Tamil Nadu is +91-4362-264120.
email ID(s) is
Website of SASTRA University, Thanjavur Tamil Nadu is www.sastra.edu.
Vice Chancellor : Prof. R. Sethuraman, Tel : 04362 264101, 304101, email@example.com.
Registrar : Prof.R. Kandaswamy Tel : 04362 264102, 304106, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Details of SASTRA University, Thanjavur Tamil Nadu are : Telephone: +91-4362-264101 to 108, 304000 to 010
Shri S Gurumurthy, Thought Leader and Distinguished Research Professor, Nani Palkhivala Chair for Legal Anthropology, Sastra University
CoursesDifferent departs of the University are:
School of Law
School of Chemical and Biotechnology
School of Civil Engineering
School of Computing
School of Education
School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
School of Humanities and Sciences
School of Management
School of Mechanical Engineering
Centre for Advanced Research in Indian System of Medicine [CARISM]
Centre for Nanotechnology and Advanced Biomaterials [CeNTAB]
Directorate of Distance Education
Profile of SASTRA UniversityA Brief Introduction
Humanity has always turned to excellence as a flower turns towards the sun. Quality thus perceived, is an abiding interest in, and a desire to develop, whatever is regarded as excellent in Arts, scholarly pursuits of Sciences, Engineering, Technology, and Humanities. The need to educate and train young men and women, to hone them into professionally competent, rounded personalities has been our burning passion. It was Richard Mulcaster of Elizabethan England who declared: 'It is not a mind, not a body that we have to cultivate, but a man, and we cannot divide him'.
SASTRA University, committed to excellence, with a holistic approach has consistently maintained the highest standards in 'a man-making education' in the immortal words of Swami Vivekananda which can only be ensured by quality teaching of the finest calibre. We here in SASTRA believe in Tagorean concept of 'The Home and the World', keeping in mind, the vital importance of empowering women, by giving them their rightful place in national development. We also believe in the motto 'urbi et orbi' â€“ the city and the world. As the earth is fast becoming a global village with amazing technological advances, transcending national barriers, our educational goals are geared towards nation-building on the one hand and our involvement in the process of globalization on the other.
The dreams of its founding fathers took shape in 1984 in the form of Shanmugha College of Engineering which is now renamed, SHANMUGHA ARTS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH ACADEMY [SASTRA]. It has carved a niche for itself as a Centre for fostering and developing the body, mind and sprit of its students. SASTRA is totally committed to this three - fold flowering of the students entrusted to its care. Our blend of academic excellence and real world experience with moral values has earned SASTRA, national recognition.
A sprawling campus housing a built up area of over 1.5 million square feet and a vibrant population of over 8,000 students and over 600 teaching faculty have made SASTRA a landmark in the educational map of India. SASTRA offers various undergraduate and post graduate courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts besides various Doctoral programmes and has state-of-the-art laboratories, a well stocked library and one of the best computing facilities. With an ideal teacher-taught ratio, we strive for academic excellence through personalized attention. The mechanism established to support and monitor the student's progress assure success and satisfaction.
Since its inception SASTRA has achieved national standing in terms of academic performance, co-curricular and extra curricular activities and also in its growth and commitment to social service. The standard of excellence of our courses is reflected in the grades awarded to us by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and in the success of our students in both industry and academia, in India & abroad. SASTRA shapes its student's future by fostering a teamwork approach to instruction, encouraging interaction with faculty, providing access to high tech information, motivating them to develop new ideas and concepts, taking personal interest in student's career development and preparing them for success.
Building professional contacts on a personal level, students are well supported by the Department of Training and Placement, which offers them a continuous and progressive training that hones their personal, social, inter-personal and professional skills right from their first year. Professional and specialized training is imparted through group discussions, interviews and competitive examinations. Campus interviews are conducted and students are guided to plan their career. Counseling is provided to students to face interviews and to make informed choices, both academic and professional, from among the various options available to them. SASTRA has an ethos of its own, different from others. At a time when altruistic ideals and civic interests seem to have given way to power goals and heightened interest in materialism, SASTRA presents a holistic approach to personal and professional growth. A moral instructor in the grade of a lecturer who imparts moral education to all students is available in the campus.
SASTRA moulds its students in such a way that their endeavors and interests transcend traditional boundaries. They do not seek to maintain status quo nor settle for observing change; they rather hope to be powerful instruments of change using their dynamic verve to make their contributions to the world.
Mission And Vision
'To impart value based higher education turning out good engineers, scientists and researchers who are at the same time good individuals and good citizens in order that they may become useful members of an enlightened humane society.'
The VC, Registrar & Deans of SASTRA - stand united for a mission
'To be a world class university engaging in meaningful research & development offering quality education to the students and other learners.'
* To become a role model institution for higher learning
* To offer need based courses in tie-up with industries
* To establish Schools of Excellence
* To promote research as a tool for social and rural development
* To explore the applications of ancient technology and incorporate the same into the syllabus satisfying modern requirements
* To provide inter-disciplinary courses of study and research and to allow flexibility in the curricular mix as opted for by the students and user agencies
* To establish relations with renowned Indian and Foreign Universities and facilitate mutual exchange programmes
* To undertake extra-mural studies, extension programmes and field outreach activities for societal development
* To extend the benefits of higher education to the backward class students of the area, and the economically and physically disadvantaged
* To establish meaningful linkages with business and service sectors and hence offer a quality education.
Thank you for considering Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy [SASTRA] - right choices lead to a competitive advantage. Started in 1984 as Shanmugha College of Engineering, it has witnessed a phenomenal growth in academic and professional stature and will continue to add new dimensions, leaving no stone unturned, and in the process we renamed the institution, Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy [SASTRA]. Our programmes, infrastructures, etc. are among the country's finest and as testimony to this, the Government of India has conferred the University status on SASTRA on April 26, 2001 under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.
SASTRA has always been proactive in its academic planning and believes in gaining the first-mover advantage. All programmes have won national acclaim.
An excellent faculty committed to quality teaching and research, a flexible curriculum responsive to the changing needs of industry, excellent computer facilities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, a well-stocked library - contribute to the excellence of our undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. SASTRA is where you connect with other motivated students, experienced and dedicated faculty, corporate go getters, an extensive alumni network and excellent placement opportunities. In short you connect with success.
You will find your experience at SASTRA unique. We strive to create an academic environment where students are continually challenged and motivated to do their best possible work. We believe in nurturing values and ethics - professional and human. An enriching academic environment coupled with a salubrious ambience makes SASTRA the right destination. We invite you to visit our campus. I hope you will find this brochure an inspiring introduction to the opportunities that await you at SASTRA.
' SASTRA is where you connect... with success.'
' You will find your experience at SASTRA unique.'
SASTRA aims to become a model institution for higher learning thus creating high quality intellectuals through carefully designed academic programmes. Such programmes are offered in the most desirable way supported by adequate state-of-the-art infrastructure. The contents of the courseware for the various programmes, address key issues of national importance and all the programmes have an element of 'value' education embedded in them. The programmes also take into account the changing needs of the industries, aimed to produce graduates who form an integral part of a globally competitive workforce. With the right mix of conventional teaching-learning mechanisms along with adequate support from various ICT resources, the programmes offered at SASTRA ensure success, making SASTRA a truly integrated University engaged in teaching, training, research and consultancy. SASTRA also earnestly endeavours to be a part of the societal development involved in various social and community development initiatives.
SASTRA follows choice-based credit system, where students are free to choose their courses and faculty. Our Curriculum gets revamped from time to time through feedbacks from students, industry and government. Teaching at SASTRA is not just filling the students with information through a transmittive process. The students are transformed into active learners through the mechanics of learning. Students are encouraged to carry out mini-projects and participate in national level technical design competitions. Student groups are encouraged to make presentations, engage in role plays, conduct field studies and share experiences, and innovate on new experiments for laboratory work. SASTRA follows the credit system for evaluating students whose performance is measured by the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). It is mandatory that all students complete two certificate courses within the period of study. The certificate courses offered by SASTRA are value-added and are offered to the students free of cost. In addition, certificate courses handled by experts from premier research institutes in India in key areas are also conducted. Besides this, students are encouraged to participate in various technical symposia, paper presentations and design contests as part of their co-curricular activities.
SASTRA University has strict regulations for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programs. All admissions are purely based on merit. For B. Tech. programmes 70% of the total seats are filled by SASTRA based on the qualifying higher secondary examination marks following the process of normalization. To bring all candidates from different examining authorities or boards in the same scale of comparison and to create a list in the order of merit, higher secondary examination marks are normalized. The first rank student in each board is considered to have obtained 100% mark and aggregate marks of all other students of the board are normalized with reference to that of the first ranked student. For example, if the first rank is 97% and an applicant's aggregate is 90% then the applicant's normalized percentage is 92.78 (90/97 x 100). A merit list is drawn based on the normalized percentage for making admissions. Admissions for students from the vocational stream to the respective B. Tech. programme are done from within the same category of applicants.
The remaining 30% of the seats are filled by MHRD based on the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) ranks as SASTRA has volunteered to offer seats to AIEEE qualified candidates. Applications are called for in leading dailies and through SASTRA website for the 70% of the seats filled by SASTRA counseling and the publicity for the remaining 30% of the seats is provided by CBSE. For all PG programmes the admissions are made on the basis of the scores in the qualifying UG / PG degree programme. GATE qualified students are given preference. For all other UG arts & science programmes, admissions are based on the qualifying examination marks.
Admissions to all programmes are strictly based on merit. For B. Tech. programmes 70% of the total seats are filled by SASTRA based on the qualifying higher secondary examination marks following the process of normalization. To bring all candidates from different examining authorities or boards in the same scale of comparison and to create a list in the order of merit, higher secondary examination marks are normalized. The first rank student in each board is considered to have obtained 100% mark and aggregate marks of all other students of the board are normalized with reference to that of the first ranked student. For example, if the first rank is 97% and an applicant's aggregate is 90% then the applicant's normalized percentage is 92.78 (90/97 x 100). A merit list is drawn based on the normalized percentage for making admissions. Admissions for students from the vocational stream to the respective B. Tech. programme are done from within the same category of applicants. The remaining 30% of the seats are filled by MHRD based on the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) ranks as SASTRA has volunteered to offer seats to AIEEE qualified candidates. Applications are called for in leading dailies and through SASTRA website for the 70% of the seats filled by SASTRA counseling and the publicity for the remaining 30% of the seats is provided by CBSE.
For all PG programmes the admissions are made on the basis of the scores in the qualifying UG / PG degree programme. GATE qualified students are given preference. For all other UG arts & science programmes, admissions are based on the qualifying examination marks.
It is our basic belief that good researchers are well equipped to be good teachers - for, as they have developed a perspective of the future of technology, they are ideally suited to train engineers for tomorrow's industry. Currently SASTRA is engaged in active research for agencies like Department of Science & Technology, Defense Research and Development Organization, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Biotechnology, Department of AYUSH and from industries. The Department of Science & Technology has accorded the Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) status to SASTRA after assessing the research work carried out at SASTRA and the research output from the faculty. SASTRA has also established the Central Instrumentation Facility which houses all major analytical equipments.
The infrastructural facilities at SASTRA can match with the world-class standards. The state-of-the-art facilities and fully equipped laboratories stand a testimony to this claim. The library with its multi-crore funded resources, both print and electronic, is a big support to the research and teaching-learning process in this institution in the knowledge era. The library subscribes to online journal databases like Science Direct, IEEE, ACME, ASME, SCE, EBSCO, SCOPUS, CRCnetBASE and DELNET providing full-text access to over 3,400 scientific, technical and management journals and bibliographic database of over 17,000 journals. It also subscribes to PROQUEST Digital Dissertation database which offers access to over 550,000 Ph.D. dissertations. The annual subscription to online databases is worth over Rs. 54 lakhs. SASTRA University library is the only University in India to purchase the entire suite of Springer's electronic collection of full-text books at a cost of Rs.45,00,000. In addition SASTRA subscribes to e-Brary. Both e-Brary and Springer offer access to over 45,000 full-text e-books.
The entire campus is networked with a 1 GB fibre-optic cable and is Wi-Fi enabled to provide wireless access to the 32 Mbps internet leased line for the students and faculty. Campus-wide wireless connectivity has been implemented at a cost of over Rs. 35 lakhs providing a wire-less seamless internet connectivity to anybody and anywhere in the campus. This facility is the first of its type in the country and the biggest installation by Siemens in entire Asia-Pacific. Important lectures are recorded using the Tegrity cart and is uploaded in the server & also maintained in the library for use by all the stakeholders. Students and faculty members are provided with Network Attached Storage facility which is platform-independent and is accessible throughout the campus.
Saraswathi Sadan, the aptly named library of the university is an architectural elegance over an area of about 47,000 sq ft with modern study area, audio visual room, internet and reprographic facilities. Saraswathi Sadan is the nerve center of the entire campus catering to the needs of the staff in full measure. Saraswathi Sadan contains over 78,000 books valued at Rs 3.5 crores, the library subscribes to 300 journals and periodicals; including IEEE publications. The library also subscribes to online journal database like Science Direct, IEEE, ACME, ASME, SCE, EBSCO, SCOPUS, DELNET, ebrary etc. providing access to over 3200 scientific, technical and management journals and bibliographic database of over 17,000 journals. It also subscribes to PROQUEST Digital Dissertation database which offers access to over 550,000 PhD dissertations.
SASTRA University Library is the only University in India to purchase the entire suite of Springer's Electronic collection of over 8,000 e-Books. The Library also subscribes to e-Brary which provides access over 35,000 full text books. The networking of entire campus provides a seamless access to all the online databases for simultaneous use by unlimited number of users. Constant addition of titles and volumes in all fields of Engineering. Management, Basic Sciences and Humanities is a regular feature. The transactions of the Library are fully automated and automation covers the entire gamut of library activities, such as Acquisition, cataloguing, circulation with provision for renewal, reservation, Serial Control, Online Public Access Catalogue [OPAC] and generating various types of Reports and Statistics. The multimedia section is equipped with state-of-the-art computer systems, plasma screen Television, DVD, Video and Audio players and over 1800 educational and informative CDs.
The library has reprographic facilities and attracts an average of over 600 students a day. On-line access to the library's collection in a networked environment and outstanding collections of books and research materials provide a salubrious environment for learning. The entire library is automated making searching, issuing and returning easier. Besides the central library, each school has its own library with technical books and journals.
Rules & Regulations
Working Days & Hours of Work
The Central Library shall be kept open from 08.30 a.m. to 12.01 a.m. on all working days and from 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. on Sundays and other holidays.
The Issue and Return Counter will function during the following timings:
08.30 a.m. - 09.30 a.m.
11.00 a.m. - 02.30 p.m.
04.00 p.m. - 08.00 p.m. (For both Regular & Part-time students)
There will be no transactions on Sundays and other holidays.
* All the students - Full time and Part Time - and the staff - Teaching and Non teaching are entitled to be members of the central library.
* Members desirous of using the library's resources, shall, on entry into the library, 'Log in and on leaving 'Log out' in the computer provided for the purpose (type the Register Number and Press enter). It is a token of acceptance of the library rules.
* Personal belongings, such as, books, bags, boxes, umbrellas, etc shall be left in the personal belongings room. Members are advised not to bring any valuables like jewels, cash, important documents, etc when they visit the library. The library is not responsible for any claim of loss or damage to such belongings. They may take few sheets of paper or a small note book to take notes from the library books.
* Use of Mobile Phones inside the library is prohibited. Any member carrying a mobile should keep it in switched off mode.
Book Borrow Privileges
Each member shall be given the privilege of borrowing books from the Central library as indicated below:
UG : 2 Books Teaching & Research Scholars
(PhD) : 5 Books
PG : 3 Books Non-teaching : 2 Books
Condition of Loans
* Books shall be lent only on production of ID card with bar-coded register number.
* The period of loan shall be 14 days for students and one month for staff.
* Books borrowed shall be returned on or before the due date stamped on the due date slip.
* Renewal for one more period may be permitted provided there is no demand for the book from any other member.
* Not withstanding the above rules, the University Librarian has the right to recall any book at any time and/or to reduce the period of loan.
* A book already on loan may be reserved by other members by giving the details in the provision given in the OPAC.
* If the book is not returned on or before the due date, an overdue fine of 50 Paise per day will be charged for the first 2 weeks and after that the fine will be Rs. 2 per day.
* Members shall not write, damage or make any mark on any book or other materials in the library.
* Members shall not tamper with any of the labels, slips etc. pasted on the book.
* Before leaving the library, members must satisfy themselves about the physical condition of the book they have borrowed and bring to the notice of the library staff any damage, missing pages, etc. Other wise they will be held responsible for any damage or mutilation noticed at the time of returning.
* Books such as Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, Journals, Project Works and books marked as 'reference only' shall not be lent. Such books may be referred to only in the library.
* Sub-lending of books is strictly prohibited.
* Members are advised to take care of their ID cards as they will be held responsible for the books borrowed upon them. ID cards sent through a messenger for borrowing of books will not be entertained.
* The Library provides photocopying services at a nominal cost. Photo-copying shall be done only from books/journals owned by the Central Library subject to Copy Right and IPR Acts.
* Members shall be provided access to the Multimedia/Digital Library where they can browse on-line journals and CDs and borrow one CD for overnight use only. They are warned against violation of the Copyright and IPR Act in copying the contents of CDs or in downloading/using any article from internet.
Loss of or damage to books borrowed from the library
If a book borrowed from the library is lost, it should be immediately brought to the notice of the University Librarian in writing before the date on which it is to be returned. Books lost shall have to be replaced. If the book is out of print or out of stock, double the cost of the book shall be paid by the loser.
Members shall be responsible for any damage to the books belonging to the library and they may be required to replace such books with a new copy. If one book of a set of books is damaged/lost the whole set must be replaced.
* Perfect silence shall be observed in the Library premises.
* Members in casual wears such as Bermudas, T-shirts or Half trousers will not be allowed inside the Library.
* Suggestions/Complaints with the objective of better and effective Library services are welcome from the users and may be given to the University Librarian in writing.
* Any member, who infringes the rules, shall be liable to lose his/her privilege of admission to, and borrowing of books from, the Library.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ONLINE DATABASES
SCIENCE DIRECT is an online Database Service offered by the internationally reputed ELSEVIER Publishing company. We have subscribed to the following subject components: Computer Science (132 full text journals), Engineering (244 full text jls.), Mathematics (91 full text jls.), Pharmacology (103 full text jls). All the above databases offer full text articles published in the journals from the current issue to back issues dating back to several years. The search is easy, quick, and effective and can be searched through subject, keywords, specific journals etc. The search results can be saved, downloaded, or sent by email.
Engineering Village 2(Compendex) is a Bibliographic and abstract database covering all disciplines in Engineering and Technology providing millions of records of citations and abstracts.
SCOPUS, also from Elsevier, is the largest abstract and citation Database providing links to full-text articles. Its coverage includes: Life sciences 3400 titles; Health Sciences 5300 titles;
Physical Sciences 5500 titles and Social Sciences 2850 titles. The strength of SCOPUS lies in the smart tools, such as, citation tracker, author identifier etc., it offers for easy, expeditious and effective search. Rightly does SCOPUS ask the scholars to concentrate on Research and leave the 'search' to SCOPUS. Apart from the above, SASTRA also subscribes to ACM, ASCE, ASME, IEEE and MathSciNet journal databases through INDEST- AICTE consortium
EBSCO BUSINESS ELITE, an online database devoted mainly to Management Discipline provides access to over 1100 Business publications, including 550 peer reviewed journals.
Ebrary and Springer are the two important databases providing full text access to over 45000 e-books of these, we have subscribed to SPRINGER on perpetual basis for the complete suite of subjects for 2005, 2006, and 2007.The number of publications available for browsing, downloading, and printing is over 8500.The list of these books, overall and subject wise, is available on our website
Ebrary provides access to over 40,000 books, the full text of which can be read online and select pages may be downloaded subject to certain page limit at a time. The books available are from various reputed publishers.
ENGINEERING VILLAGE (REFEREX) is an e-book database from ELSEVIER and SASTRA has subscribed to limited number of titles from Electronics and Electrical subjects.
PROQUEST is an online database of over 5, 50,000 Ph D Dissertations (Includes some at Masters level also) with provision for downloading and printing of Abstract, 24 page summary, and also the full text. Basic search and advanced search options facilitate easy refining of search results.
To promote excellence in sports and provide organized relaxation and entertainment, an indoor stadium 'MARUTI' has been constructed and equipped with billiards tables, badminton courts, a basketball court, table tennis, and carrom board with indoor lighting facility.
Gymnasium - "Mens Sana, In Corpore Sano"
A healthy body houses a healthy mind. To maintain and establish a healthy fitness regime BODY LYRICS, a multipurpose fitness center has been established in the indoor stadium. The sophisticated fitness equipment enables students to work out and maintain a good physique resulting in - a healthy psyche. A separate gymnasium is available for the girl students.
SASTRA University was conferred the status of a Deemed University on 26th April, 2001, under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, by the Government of India. It has evolved from Shanmugha College of Engineering established in 1984. The institute was later renamed as Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy. The University aims to impart value based higher education so that it could turn out good engineers, scientists and researchers.
Housed in a huge campus at Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu, SASTRA University is a landmark in the educational map of India. It is a private co-educational University offering engineering, technology and management courses to the students. The University has been accredited with an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission. It has carved a niche for itself in the field of academic performance, co-curricular and extra curricular activities.
Profile of University
SASTRA University (also known as Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy) is a deemed university established under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. The institute is located at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The institute was originally founded in 1984 in the form of Shanmugha College of Engineering which has now been rechristened as SHANMUGHA ARTS, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & RESEARCH ACADEMY (SASTRA).
SASTRA University's campus spreads over an area of 1.5 million square feet which houses all academic departments and administrative buildings. The varsity has a total population of 8,000 students and over 600 teaching faculty. SASTRA is committed to quality teaching and research in three main fields of education - Arts, Science and Technology.
SASTRA offers various undergraduate and post graduate courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts besides various Doctoral programmes and has state-of-the-art laboratories, a well stocked library and one of the best computing facilities.
Since its inception SASTRA has been making all efforts to achieve the sky of success in various aspects of development, be it in academic performance, co-curricular and extra curricular activities or in social services sector. The varsity's endeavour has been reflected in the recognition that it has achieved from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. It was awarded the deemed university status by the HRD ministry and also was accredited by the NAAC with 77% which is equivalent to FIVE STAR status. Also, SASTRA has received accreditation from M/s. Tata Consultancy ServicesLtd. with A grade (Highest) putting it in the elite company of premier institution like IIT, etc.
How to reach SASTRA
The airport at Tiruchirapalli (Trichi) is nearest to SASTRA. It is connected from chennai by Indian Airlines and Air Deccan. It is also connected to Bangalore by Kingfisher airlines.
People coming from other places can reach Bangalore / Chennai and later proceed to SASTRA as per directions given above.
Both the towns (Tiruchirapalli & Thanjavur) are well connected by road, rail and air with other parts of the country.
Address : Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy
SASTRA University offers various undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts besides several Doctoral programs leading to PhD. It aims to provide ideal teacher-student ratio, and gives personalized attention to the students. Several mechanisms have been established by the University to support and monitor the student's progress. For all educational programs the admissions are made on the basis of the scores in the qualifying UG / PG degree program and performance in the entrance test. Preference is given to the meritorious candidates.
SASTRA University is actively involved in research activities for agencies like Department of Science & Technology, Defence Research and Development Organization, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Space Research Organization, Department of Biotechnology, Department of AYUSH and from industries. It has been accorded with the Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) status for research activities by the Department of Science & Technology. SASTRA has established collaboration with leading research laboratories and industries such as National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, Central Electrical & Electronics Research Institute, Chennai, etc. Besides all this it has collaborated with international universities such as Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore, Mushashi Institute of Technology, Japan, Boston University, USA, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, Swiss German University, Germany etc.
The University maintains state-of-the-art laboratories, well stocked library and computing facilities. There are several boys' and girls' hostels provided for accommodating the outstation students. The hostels are equipped with steam-cooking facilities and Wi-Fi system. A Guest House is available for the visiting dignitaries and parents. The University library has resource in both print and electronic medium. It subscribes to online journal databases like Science Direct, IEEE, DELNET, etc providing full-text access to over various scientific, technical and management journals and bibliographic database. It has a training and placement cell that offers professional and specialized training through group discussions, interviews and competitive examinations.
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Sastra University to help school get a faceliftAt a time when corporate bigwigs and successful entrepreneurs give back to IITs, Sastra University gives back to a school in Kottaiyur, a small village near Kumbakonam. This municipal school at Kottaiyur is where Prof R. Sethuraman, the present VC of the varsity studied up to Class 3 and the school is getting ready for a facelift through a generous grant from him.
Sastra is constructing a new building and compound wall at a cost of Rs90 lakh for the benefit of students studying in this village school. This new building will measure about 6,000 sq.ft. will house nine class rooms, staff room, common room, etc.
The success of India lies in its villages and the success of school education lies in the village schools, Prof. R. Sethuraman said. He wanted this school to provide the possible best to its students and remove the stigma that only private schools are capable of creating good infrastructure and this step is a good start in that direction. The carsity conducted ground breaking ceremony for new construction on
Monday to mark the beginning of the construction activities.
Indian varsities not among bestThe ranking of higher education institutions across the world.
Even though India may have been part of the information technology revolution it seems to have missed the education one.
No Indian university is among the top 300 in The Times of Londons higher education world rankings. Academicians feel that in the absence of a comprehensive policy to integrate teaching, training, research and consultancy it is no wonder that Indian higher education institutions are not in the top 300.
Prof. S. Vaidhyasubra-maniam, dean (planning and development), SASTRA University at Thanjavur said a university is characterised by its capacity to integrate teaching, training, research and consultancy. There is no comprehensive policy that enables a university to do all of this.
There are individual centres of excellence in each of these areas but very few which can rise to top ranking expectations. The proposed innovation universities bill is also a step retrograde, as it will give a feeling as though existing premier institutions need not innovate. This does not augur well for our higher education system, he said.
Citing a survey done by University Grants Commission (UGC), which shows that a quarter of the faculty in Indian higher education institutions spends less than five hours per week on research, Prof Vaidhyasubramaniam said that the quantum of extramural support given by Indian agencies to higher education institutes is insignificant compared to the funding received by other leading institutes abroad.
The research budget of Harvard University for 2008 stood at Rs 250 billion. During this period, the total extramural grant disbursed for RandD projects to Indian academia was just `12 billion and the UGCs component was Rs 1.3 billion, he added.
Madras University vice-chancellor Prof G. Thiruvasagam said it is not clear how the magazine ranked the universities as no communication seems to have come from the magazine to any Indian university.
We have to look at various parameters and peoples perception about teaching. Teaching, according to parents, is whether it helps their child to get employment. But the perception of Western countries is different and so we should not equate West and East on the same platform, he said.
Pointing out that Madras University had 600 citations through Google search engine, Prof Thiruvasagam said that parameters should be different.
NAAC AccreditationAs a University, SASTRA has been accredited with GRADE 'A' by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission in February 2008.
The Peer Team expressed satisfaction about the genuine interest and approach of the University in maintaining quality and standards in its educational activities. It also commended the University for its several good practices and achievements, some of which in particular are:
* The Science & Technology curricula adopted have importance in the context of the demands of the industrial sector
* The University has the flexibility to design & develop its own curriculam for various courses of study
* The University has good infrastructural facilities for teaching & research in multi disciplinary areas
* The process of admission is widely published and admission is made purely on merit
* Advanced learners have option to take extra courses leading to Honours in B.Tech. Programme
* Slow learners are given special coaching and bridge courses are offered by the faculty
* Examination results are declared within 10 days of the completion of examination
* Networking of the campus with 1 GB fibre optic and wi-fi enabled campus to provide seamless internet connectivity to 18Mbps internet leased line for the students and faculty
* The University has strong tie-ups with the national & international institutions for research
* University has MoU with industries in India and overseas Universities for collaborative work
* External research funding is commendable
* Attempts by the University to obtain patents is appreciable
* The endeavour of the University for its quality provision is visible from submissions for assessment by external quality assurance agencies
* Constant efforts are made by the institution to upgrade the institutional performance at each stage through an internal quality assurance system
* University maintains constant link with alumni, students, parents & industries
* Management is responsive to the needs of the local community and has involved in the activities for their benefit.
Washington Accord Team lauds SASTRA
The Washington Accord is an agreement that provides mobility for Indian engineering graduates around the world. There are 9 countries which are signatories to the accord and 4 other countries are provisional members. The Washington Accord team visited India in the month of January 2005 and visited 3 government institutions and SASTRA to assess the quality of engineering education in India.
The Institution of Engineering Accreditation
The Institution of Engineers (India) has accredited all eligible B.Tech courses offered by SASTRA.
M/s. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. has accredited SASTRA with A grade (Highest) putting SASTRA in the elite company of premier institution like IIT, etc.
Dr. Douglas Ruth, the Chairman of the visiting team and the Incoming Chair of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board in his observations on SASTRA recorded thus: "I was deeply impressed with your achievements over the last 20 years. You have truly developed a better than world class undergraduate engineering facility. You have helped me form a very positive impression of education in India. For that I thank you"
Shri. S. Ramadorai, CEO & MD, M/s. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. - SASTRA is truly an inspiring campus and an eye opener. We need such initiatives, dedication and commitment.
Prof. Chew Soon Hoe, Asst. Dean, Faculty of Engineering National University of Singapore - I have witnessed a world class University in the making with a visionary leadership, well qualified and capable faculty together with young and talented students.
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