SASTRA - Chennai Campus

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The Chennai campus of SASTRA is a symbol of SASTRA’s academic exploration into the realms of non-STEM education. The progressive plans to offer UG, PG & Ph.D. programmes in Economics, Public Policy, Journalism, Management, Commerce, Law, Digital Media, etc. provides learners a unique opportunity to experience the spirit of non-STEM education in a comprehensive ecosystem. The Chennai campus shall emerge to be an intellectual knowledge partner in the growing body of knowledge that shapes India’s global geo-political contours. With a blend of experienced and committed full-time/part-time/professor of practice and research scholars, this campus shall add new dimensions to SASTRA’s teaching & research landscape moving towards a truly multi-disciplinary university. The opportunities to collaborate with SASTRA’s other two campuses in Thanjavur & Kumbakonam, provide the coherent synergy to make this trio-campus architecture foundationally strong and next generational in its aspirational outcome. The learners at all levels will experience the making of a truly immersive and experiential curriculum & pedagogy that shall leave no stones unturned. The carefully designed programmes at all levels with flexible blend of specialisations make the academic journey whole & complete. Such a wholesome experience cannot come at a better time than now as India marches with confidence as a leader of sorts in the global comity of nations and the Chennai campus is a platform for learners to also join the march in their own progressive ways.  

Degree Programmes

The degree programmes are carefully designed by experts of the Boards of Studies and Academic Council with a good mix of foundational, general, core, department & open elective courses. The choice based curriculum provides the students an opportunity to complete courses from related/multi-disciplinary streams.

UG Programmes

The SASTRA Chennai campus offers 4-Year Honours with an exit option at the end of the 3rd year. The following are the programmes to be offered from the academic year 2023-24:

Bachelor of Arts – Economics & Public Policy

Bachelor of Arts – Journalism & Electronic Media

Bachelor of Arts – Journalism & Visual Communications

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) with Minor Specialisations in the area of Business Process, Financial Markets , Corporate Finance & Strategy, Economics & Public Policy

Students have an option to graduate with the UG degree without honours option at the end of the three years if they meet the eligible credit requirments. The Honours option is an optional alternative that comprises internship, contemporary courses and practicum.

PG Programmes

The Chennai campus also offers the following two-year PG degree programmes from the academic year 2023-24:

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) with minor specialisation in Strategy, Data Sciences, Marketing, SCM, etc.

M.Sc. – AI & Data Sciences

Ph.D. Programmes

Ph.D. in interdisciplinary & related academic disciplines are also offered with appropriate TA/RA

Tuition Fees

S.No Programme Tuition Fee per semester*
1. B.A., B.Com. Rs.40,000
2. M.B.A. Rs.60,000
3. M.Sc. (AI & DS) Rs.30,000

One-time development fee of Rs.10,000 and admission fee of Rs.7,000 for all programmes during the time of admission

During the 4th year of the Honours degree, eligible students shall be paid stipend for the internship/practicum

Campus Location

The campus is located at the heart of Chennai city at AVM Road, Vadapalani (behind AVM Theatre) and is strategically located close to the Vadapalani bus stand, Metro and all other student’s utility services.

Paid accommodation is available within a commutable radius for out-station students. The university shall provide necessary documentation support to enable students seeking paid accommodation outside.