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Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy

The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, also known as SASTRA, is a deemed-to-be university in the town of Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. SASTRA is ranked by global ranking agencies such as Times Higher Education, QS and is also recognised as a Category 1 university by the University Grants Commission. It offers undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral [1]courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management, Law and the Arts.[2]

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy
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TypeDeemed-to-be university
Established1984
ChancellorRamachandran
Vice-ChancellorS.Vaidhyasubramaniam
Location, ,
CampusRural, 168 acres
AffiliationsUGC
Websitewww.sastra.edu

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HistoryEdit

SASTRA Deemed University started in 1984 in the form of Shanmugha College of Engineering, affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, Trichy. In 2001 it was renamed as Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy. It was the first institution to get the 'Deemed University status' in Tamil Nadu. Srinivasa Ramanujan Center at Kumbakonam is attached to it.

In 2011, software company Tata Consultancy Services set a world record of recruiting 1,755 students from SASTRA, the largest recruitment by any company in the world from a single campus.[3]

Campus facilitiesEdit

The campus occupies a built up area of over 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2)[4] and houses a population of over 13,000 students.

RankingEdit

College rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2018)[5]351-400
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[6]54
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[7]36
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[8]33

The QS World University Rankings ranked SASTRA 351-400 in Asia in 2018.[5]

SASTRA was ranked 33 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018,[8] 36 among universities[7] and 54 overall.[6]

FestivalsEdit

The first edition of Kuruksastra was held on 2–3 March 2007.[9] The second edition of Kuruksastra was on 6–9 March 2008. It started the tradition of hosting musical celebrities for a "Pro Nite" show with singers such as Shankar Mahadevan, Karthik, Mahathi, Pop Shalini, Stephen Devassy and Suchitra. It had over 1200 participants, making it one of the largest such festivals in the country.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SASTRA website".
  2. ^ "SASTRA University". India: Higher Education. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Recruitment: TCS creates world record at SASTRA". ibnlive.in.com. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Infrastructure @ SASTRA". sastra.edu. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b "QS Asian University Rankings 2018". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  8. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  9. ^ It's contest time at SASTRA The Hindu Education Plus, 19 February 2007]
  10. ^ Cultural event ends on musical note The Hindu Education Plus, 13 March 2008]

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