With a humble beginning in the year 1984, SASTRA’s progress in the last 36 years is a testimony to its commitment to build a University as envisaged in its guiding model. Today, SASTRA is one of India’s premier institutions offering undergraduate, postgraduate & doctoral programmes in Engineering, Management, Law, Sciences, Humanities and Education. It was conferred Deemed-to-be-University status in 2001 by the University Grants Commission under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. SASTRA also has an MHRD-notified off-campus named Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre (SRC) at Kumbakonam.
As a comprehensive University, its teaching programmes are complemented by research engagements, consultancy assignments, training and extension activities. It had been re-accredited by NAAC (third cycle) with a maximum grade of ‘A+’ (3.54/4.00) and is a Category I Institution based on the UGC’s categorization of Universities for Graded Autonomy Regulations, 2018. Twelve engineering programmes of SASTRA have been internationally accredited for a period of 9 years by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), UK recognizing SASTRA’s academic excellence. In the NIRF ranking, SASTRA has always been placed among the top 40 Universities with a current position of 25 in 2020. It is also recognized as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization by the Government of India.