Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA), previously Shanmugha College of Engineering was established in the year 1984 in order to bridge the gap for demand of highly qualified professionals in the field of arts, science and technology. Due to its outstanding achievement in terms of the pedagogy, both nationally as well as internationally, the institute has been awarded with the status of a deemed university. It is affiliated to Bhartidasan University, Trichy.
SASTRA is most popularly known for its flagship courses that include B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) and M.Tech (Master of Technology). B.Tech is a four years full time program that is done with specialization in different branches of engineering such as Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer Science & engineering, Electrical and electronics engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical engineering and many more. The college offers M.Tech program in several fields like Advanced Computing, Communication system, Bioinformatics, Computer Science etc.
NIRF Ranking 2020
Engineering - 37
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.
SASTRA is located in the town of Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, The institute has a sprawling campus with a built up area of 20 lac sq ft. It has a Wi-Fi enabled campus that features an internet center and multimedia area and mini-departmental stores inside every hostel. There are eight boys’ hostels and four girls’ hostels that accommodate to over 5000 boys and 3000 girls. The campus has high-quality science labs, books and computer library and Conference halls. Medical facilities are also provided to the students and teachers in case of emergencies. It also offers separate hostel facility.
SASTRA has played a crucial role in research and in providing technical manpower and expertise to the country with the help of the placement cell, which assists students to find the right job, after the successful completion of course.
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