Ever since SASTRA became a Deemed-to-be-University in 2001, the Board of Management has been providing key policy leadership in various issues and instrumental in the lateral and vertical growth of SASTRA leading to a comprehensive integrated University. The Vice–Chancellor is the Head of the Institution and is ably assisted by the Registrar, Deans, Associate Deans and Senior faculty each of whom have individual responsibilities besides the Board of Management guiding the overall leadership. Realizing the need for strategic planning and development, the Management has appointed a Dean–Planning & Development who is responsible for providing strategic inputs in various functional areas like finance, operations, academics, collaborations, etc. Academic research and extra-mural research are steered by Dean-Research and Dean-Sponsored Research respectively. All Schools are headed by a Dean and supported by Associate Deans who are responsible for driving the initiatives aligned with the vision & mission.