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SASTRA University Thanjavur




Arts, Commerce, Computer Application, Engineering, Law, Management, Pharmacy, Science




Deemed to be university

College Type

Postgraduate, Undergraduate


Shanmugha Science, Arts, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University (established 1984), earlier known as the Shanmugha College of Engineering, is a private co-educational institution conferred the status of a deemed university in 2001 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 of the Government of India.

It offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programs through its eleven schools. All the courses offered at SASTRA are approved by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Tamil Nadu and the New Delhi-based All India Council of Technical Education.

Sastra University also has its own Training and Placement cell which offers career guidance programs, conducts mock interview sessions, organizes entrepreneurship promotion programs, facilitates internships for students with leading names in the industry, besides preparing them for GRE, GMAT and GATE as well as arranging on and off-campus recruitments.

Some of the leading recruiters include ABN Amro, Accenture, Alcatel, Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., IBM Corporation, Tata Consultancy Services, ICICI, Ashok Leyland Ltd, B.H.E.L, Cap Gemini, I-Flex Solutions, I-Gate and Biocon among many others.


Located on the Thanjavur-Tiruchirapalli highway at a distance of 17 km from Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu and 40 km from Tiruchirapallu, Sastra University is spread over a sprawling 168-acre campus which hosts state-of-the-art laboratories, well stocked library, best in class computing facilities, air-conditioned auditorium, audio-visual aids, and spacious classrooms. Besides these, the college also hosts support facilities such as IOB Bank Branch with two ATMs, Outdoor/Indoor sporting facilities, canteen, extra curricular centre, WADIO (wireless campus radio & video), post office, courier centre, DG Power Centre, well-laid tar roads, RO Plants for treated water, two ETP for water recycling, parking sheds, campus wide LAN and Wi-Fi enabled 32 Mbps internet network. There is also a separate indoor stadium for various sports and a gymnasium for boys and girls.

The Sastra University’s central library, called Saraswathi Sadan, spreads over an area of 47,000 square feet featuring over 1,64,000 books, subscription to 318 journals and periodicals, access to online journal database with 10,800 textbooks, 26,000 journals, 13,000 e-books and is equipped with a modern study area, audio-visual room and reprographic facilities. The library management system is fully automated making searching, issuing and returning easier and through networking, online sources of the library are available from anywhere in the campus. Its multimedia section is equipped with computer systems, plasma screen televisions, 14,500 educational CDs and video and audio players. The central library also broadcasts classroom lecture under the National Programme Technology Enabled Learning through a powerful streaming server.

Hostel facilities are also available at Sastra University.


Undergraduate Courses:

B.Tech.- Bioengineering/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology/Civil Engineering/Chemical Engineering/
Computer Science and Engineering/Electrical & Electronics Engineering/Electronics & Communication Engineering/Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering/Information & Communication Technology/Information Technology/Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics

Integrated five-year course M.Tech. programs- Advanced Manufacturing/Automobile Engineering/Bioinformatics/Chemical Engineering/Communication Systems/Construction Engineering & Management/Industrial Biotechnology/Instrumentation & Control/Medical Nanotechnology/Power Systems/Structural Engineering

Apart from engineering courses, Sastra University also offers the following programs:

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Law
Bachelor of Business Administration

Postgraduate Courses:

Following postgraduate courses (M.Tech/MBA/M.Sc/MCA Degrees) are offered at Sastra University.

M.Tech.- Advanced Communication Systems/Advanced Computing/Advanced Manufacturing (Jointly with M/s Lucas TVS Ltd.)/Bioinformatics/Chemical Engineering/Computer Science & Engineering/Construction Engineering & Management/Embedded Systems/High Voltage Engineering/Industrial Biotechnology/Medical Nanotechnology/Nanoelectronics/Nuclear Engineering/Power Electronics & Drives/Pharmaceutical Technology/Power Systems/Process Control & Instrumention / Instrumentation/Structural Engineering/Thermal Plant Engineering/VLSI Design

M.Sc.- Biotechnology/Chemistry/Bio Chemistry/Material Sciences/Molecular Biology & Genetics/Bio Informatics/Applied Electronics

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Computer Application (MCA, duration 3 years)

Full and part time PhD programs are also offered in various disciplines. B.Tech graduates can directly register for PhD programs.

Extra-curricular Activities
The university’s cultural team not only holds various inter and intra-college events, it also encourages successful participation of students in cultural programs of other colleges. A number of interest-specific clubs enhance the holistic development of students.

General Information

Min Fee
Max Fee
Student Mix
Men and Women
No of Students
Campus Size
232 acres
Internet Wi-Fi
Basketball, Gym


Admission to all programs is strictly based on merit only.

Undergraduate Admission:
Admission to the B.Tech./five-year Integrated M.Tech. programs will be conducted under two streams. Stream 1 is based on JEE (Main) scores and +2 marks for 70 percent of seats
while stream 2 is based on +2 marks for 30 percent of seats.
All applicants will be eligible for both the stream and need not submit two separate application forms. The application form will be considered for the both streams.

Postgraduate Admission:
For all PG programs, admissions will be made on the basis of the scores in the qualifying UG/PG degree program. GATE qualified candidates will be given preference for engineering programs and for MBA, students with good CAT/XAT/AIMAT/CMAT/AIMCAT scores will be given preference.
For all degree programs in Law, admissions will be based on the CLAT 2021 scores and +2 aggregate taken in the ratio of 25% : 75% respectively.
For all other degree programs in sciences, arts, commerce, education, etc., admissions will be based on the qualifying exam marks.


Sastra University has been consistently ranked among the most reputed engineering institutes in India.

It is ranked among the top 10 private engineering colleges in the Education World India Engineering Colleges Rankings 2020-21.


Hostel facilities are provided by Sastra University. There are nine boys’ hostel and six girls’ hostels providing accommodation to over 4000 boys and 2400 girls.
The hostels are of the following types:
1. Single room / two-in-one/ four-in-one (bath attached).
2. Single room / two-in-one / three-in-one / four-in-one / five-in-one / six-in-one
The hostels provide a salubrious ambience and a feel-good climate and are equipped with all amenities for living, dining and recreation that makes each inmate feel at home. They provide a right atmosphere for intellectual stimulation and balanced growth.


Website :

Address : Trichy-Tanjore Road, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613401

Email : [email protected]

Contact : 04362 264 108

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Trichy-Tanjore Road, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu 613401
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