SASTRA University was started in 1984 as Shanmuga Engineering College and it was then affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli. In 2001, SASTRA broke its affiliation to become the first institution to acquire the ‘Deemed University’ status in Tamil Nadu. SASTRA University boasts of a manifold of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Engineering, Law, Commerce, Science, Education, Management, Arts and is a sought after institution for research.With a sprawling campus having a built-up area of over 232 acres and a vibrant population of over 16,000 students and over 800 teaching faculty, SASTRA has become a landmark in the educational map of India. The standards which students have set in industry and academia, both in India & abroad have been reflected in the grades awarded by educational bodies as SASTRA has been re-accredited with Grade ‘A’(maximum) by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council(NAAC) a statutory body of the U.G.C. SASTRA has also successfully signed the memorandum of understanding with many reputed and top-notch universities all over the globe thus enabling a student exchange programme between them.



This is a three day event which aims at identifying potential entrepreneurial ideas and converting them into working prospects. Idea pitching will be followed by shortlisting and the person who has successfully pitched his/her idea will become the CEO of the company that works on the idea and will also be supported by a team who voted for his/her idea. The company has to develop a working model of their idea and present it to the experienced panel of judges. Successful entrepreneurs will mentor the teams and will also present talks on various topics. The winners will be presented will be provided incubation for their startups.

About ED-Cell

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell at SASTRA has been constantly providing a helping hand in encouraging and motivating all the budding entrepreneurs out there as Startups have been the hyped up success story of the past decade. It is an established platform which strives to mould many vibrant and enthusiastic students into successful entrepreneurs. Its success lies in the identification of ideas and implementing them. ED Cell at SASTRA aims at unearthing potential entrepreneurs who would love to create an impact to the society by instigating a change.Besides kindling the latent entrepreneurship skills in young minds, we also provide them with ample opportunities to fine tune themselves, so that they could make a change for the betterment of our society. We aim at inspiring minds to come up with innovative ideas to solve the existing problems in our society.


Here's a few startup ceo's for Startup Weekend:

Sakthivel P

CEO - the6.in

Silus Reddy

Category Head - House Joy

Ajay Gupta

Founder - Circuit9.in

Raja Appachi

CEO - OneWhistle

Arun Mathew V

CEO - Gyalizo KE


CEO - SpringRole

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