Admission 2021 FAQ

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  • B.Tech., 5-Year integrated M.Tech., M.Tech., M.Sc. (2-year programmes in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Data Sciences, Molecular Genetics, Bio-Informatics & Physics), M.C.A., M.B.A., B.Com. (CA), B. Com. (BFSI), B.A./B.Com./B.B.A., LL.B, (Hons.) , B.Sc./B.A., B.Ed. (4-year integrated programmes in English, Mathematics & Physics), M.Sc. (5-year integrated programmes in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Data Sciences & Physics), M. Optom & B. Optom in its Main Campus in Thanjavur.

    B. Sc., B.Com, B.B.A., B.C.A., M.Sc. (Computer Science, Mathematics, Bio-Chemistry & Microbiology), M.Com. and B. Tech. (CSE & ECE) courses are offered in Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre (off-campus centre of SASTRA recognized by Govt. of India) in Kumbakonam.

    SASTRA is not having any other off-campus centre. Please bring to the notice of the admissions office if you find any misuse of SASTRA Deemed University's name in any other location. They are not approved by either Government of India or by SASTRA Deemed University.

  • Pursuant to the cancellation of Class XII exams by CBSE, TN State and many other boards, the Admissions to various B.Tech. and 5-Year Integrated M.Tech. programmes of SASTRA (main Campus & SRC) shall be done in the following way:

    Stream 1 – JEE-Main Score & Class XII Score Admission to 50% of seats shall be based on normalised aggregate Class XII Scores and available JEE Main (2020/2021) scores taken together with 50% weightage each. Seats shall be filled based on the Ranks Secured by student.

    Stream 2 – Class XII Score
    Remaining 50% of seats shall be based on the normalised aggregate Class XII score awarded by the respective boards. Rank list shall be prepared based on this aggregate score and admissions shall be made based on the rank secured.

    All students shall be considered for both streams by default. If they haven’t written JEE, in Stream 1 there will be no weightage to that part and rank will be based on Class XII scores alone. JEE is not mandatory.

    The allotment of seats to students completing schooling at Thanjavur & Trichy (30%), Tamilnadu and All India remains unchanged with special provisions for NE States and other special status States/UTs.

    For all PG programmes, admissions will be made on the basis of the scores in the qualifying UG / PG degree programme. GATE qualified candidates will be given preference for Engineering programmes and for MBA, students with good CAT / XAT / AIMAT / CMAT / AIMCAT scores will be given preference.

    For all degree programmes in Law, admissions will be based on the CLAT 2021 Scores and +2 aggregate taken in the ratio of 25% : 75% respectively.

    For all other degree programmes in Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Education, etc., admissions will be based on the qualifying exam marks.

    Please note that the CLAT-2021 exam is being planned during these turbulent pandemic times. Any changes beyond manageable time shall necessitate collateral changes in admission policy at the Institution’s sole discretion.

  • No. Applicants are advised to submit application with results of +2 and JEE (Main) 2021 along with relevant photocopies. JEE (Main) 2021 details is mandatory (if appeared) for those who are applying under Stream 1. The applicant is advised to enter both +2 & JEE (Main) 2021 details in his / her own interest as they can attend both counselling using the same application form.

  • If an applicant has not appeared for JEE (Main) 2021, for Stream 1, the weighted score for the 50% will be 0 but the +2 aggregate will be given 50% weightage to arrive at the combined score. However, for the Stream 2, the weightage for +2 marks will be 100%. This way, an applicant will be considered in Stream 1 & Stream 2 by default.

  • A pass in the +2 examination with Mathematics & Physics as compulsory subjects of study with either Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology and recognized by any State Board / Central Board or any other accepted by SASTRA as equivalent to 10+2 examination, with a minimum +2 aggregate of 60% marks in a single sitting.

    Students with diploma in Engineering / Technology are eligible for direct admission to the second year of the relevant B.Tech. Programme.

    The candidate should not have completed 20 years as on 1.7.2021. (21 years for Lateral Entry)

  • Application forms will be available online from May 14, 2021 and the last date for submission of completed application forms with JEE Scores and +2 Marks will be August 14, 2021. The rank list will be released by 9 pm on August 14, 2021 and will be available at Based on the results, students will participate in counseling for admissions that shall begin on August 16, 2021.

  • Counselling for B.Tech. (Stream 1 & 2) begins on August 16, 2021 and will be held for atleast 3 weeks.

    Counselling for admissions to Law programmes shall be held 2 weeks after the release of CLAT 2021 scores.

    Admissions to all other UG / PG programmes shall be done on a rolling basis as and when application forms are received

  • Admissions will be done by the Office of Admissions of SASTRA, either in Stream 1 or 2 basis. Do not fall prey to any unauthorized persons / agencies who claim proximity to SASTRA admissions office. Admissions are based only on merit and only tuition fees will have to be paid. No donations or capitation fee. Kindly bring it to the notice of the Office of Admissions if any unauthorized persons / agency approaches you promising admissions.

    As per the Government norms, provision is made for NRI admissions. Interested students may kindly contact the Office of admissions as per details given below. NRI admissions begin on May 14, 2021 and registration for the same can be done online beginning April 26, 2021.

  • No. Admission will be based only on merit after the rank list is released. Only NRI sponsored students' can approach the Office of Admissions for more admission information.

  • Rolling admissions to all the above programmes will be based on the qualifying degree / board marks and applicable competitive exam scores CLAT 2021 scores in the case of Law, CAT / XAT / AIMAT / CMAT / AIMCAT in the case of MBA and GATE in the case of M.Tech. Provisional admission letter will be sent to the applicant individually by e-mail. No changes in assigned counselling date is possible.

  • There are nine hostels for boys and five for girls. First year B. Tech. students will be provided shared accommodation. The charges for food will be at actual based on dividing system and will approximately be around Rs 3,000 per month. You can assume that you will stay for 10 months in a calendar year. Single room, Two-in-one, Three-in-one and Four-in-one (with or w/o bath attached facilities) will be available from second year onwards. The annual rent will vary depending on the room type.

  • In line with the COVID protocol and to also reduce the carbon footprint and increase transparency in the admission, the entire admission process –application – admission-tuition fee payment – enrolment – withdrawal shall be made online only.

    Application forms will be available online from May 14, 2021 at

    Only for non-engineering programmes offered in SRC, Kumbakonam application form can also be collected in person from the Office of Admissions at SASTRA Deemed University campus in Thanjavur and Kumbakonam.

    Application forms can also be downloaded at Filled applications can also be sent by post along with application fee DD favouring SASTRA payable at Thanjavur. DD must be sent to Office of Admissions, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur – 613 401, Tamil Nadu.

  • Office of Admissions : SASTRA Deemed University,
    Thanjavur – 613 401
    General Admission Helpdesk: +91 4362 350011-15
    NRI Admissions: +91 4362 350016
    Ask for Mr. C. V. Prasad (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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