Shanmugha Science, Arts, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University (etsb.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 programmes 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 programmes, conducts mock interview sessions, organizes entrepreneurship promotion programmes, 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 campus with 30,00,000 square feet of built-up area 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 (Wirless campus Radio & Video), post office, courier centre, DG Power Centre, well-laid tar roads, RO Plants for treated water, 2 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.
Following four year undergraduate courses (B.Tech Degree) are offered at Sastra University: 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 Sastra University also offers integrated five year course (M.Tech Degree) programmes in the following fields: 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 programmes: Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Law Bachelor of Business Administration Following postgraduate courses (M.Tech/MBA/M.Sc/MCA Degrees) are offered at Sastra University. Master of Technology (duration two years) 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 Master of Science 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 Ph D programmes are also offered in various disciplines. B.Tech graduates can directly register for Ph D programmes. 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 programmes of other colleges. A number of interest-specific clubs enhance the holistic development of students.
Sastra University has been consistently ranked among the most reputed engineering institutes in India.