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SASTRA UNIVERSITY, THANJAVUR  
 

Also popular as SASTRA Deemed University

 

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) is a university in the town of Tirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. It offers a wide range of courses, undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses being the primary ones.

It started in 1984 in the form of Shanmugha College of Engineering, since renamed as the Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy. It offers undergraduate and post graduate courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts, including some Doctoral programmes.

The university has been recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. It was ranked 10th among all Private engineering colleges in INDIA and, 36th among all engineering colleges (private and public) in the country by OUTLOOK 2008. Its 'School Of Chemical and Biotechnology' was ranked 1st among all private institutions in the country and, 2nd (overall) in india.

 

Mission and objectives

  • SASTRA University's chief mission is 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 to make them useful members of an enlightened, humane society.
  • SASTRA University aims to:
    • To become a role model institution for higher learning
    • To offer need based courses in tie-up with industries
    • To establish a tool for social and rural development
    • To explore the applications of ancient technology and incorporate higher education to the underprievelaged
    • To establish meaningful linkages with business and service sectors and hence offer a quality education

It 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.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 its students in both industry and academia, in India & abroad.

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.

 

Schools and departments

Schools in SASTRA university are:

  • School of Computing
  • School of Management
  • School of Civil Engineering
  • School of Humanities & Sciences
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Chemical & Biotechnology
  • School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials [CeNTAB]
  • Centre for Advanced Research in Indian System of Medicine [CARISM]
  • Directorate of Distance Education - SASTRA
  • Additionally, it is the first private college to have received approval from the BCI( Bar Council of India) to start a Law college
 

Infrastructure and training

The campus occupies a built up area of over 1.2 million square feet (1,15,000 m²), and houses a population of over 9,000 students. A State-of-the art infrastructure facilitates high end research and specialized teaching; the Academy possesses a HP RP8400 super computer for advanced computing facilities. The University plans to establish a NANO park in its campus with an investment of 20 crores.

 

Facilities and Features

The institute has a separate internet center and multimedia area and also has mini-departmental stores inside every hostel.There are also facilities for sports and body building.

The institute has eight boys' hostels and two girls' hostels providing accommodation to over 5000 boys and 3000 girls. A new hostel is currently being constructed for accommodating more on the campus. Also,the wi-fi range is being increased to the whole campus.

In February-March 2007, the college hosted the first edition of its inter-college national-level Technical Festival Daksh and also the inter-college culturals Kuruksastra.In February-March 2008, they hosted the second edition of Daksh and Kuruksastra which was attended by numerous students from various colleges in India.

 

External Link

Official Website
http://www.sastra.edu/

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