The first academic year of SASTRA in its new avatar as a
Deemed University , has witnessed events that every member of
the SASTRA family feels proud to recall. As always the case,
SASTRA University had the divine fortune to have Their
Holiness, The Sankaracharyas of Kanchi visiting the campus. It
is indeed a divine blessing that Their Holiness also
inaugurated the Satellite Campus of SASTRA University at
the historic town of the Kumbakonam. This has spread
the wings of SASTRA University in its endeavor to provide
quality higher education.
signing of MoUs with Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore, with semiconductor Complex Ltd., Chandigarh,
International Conference on Nano Computing. Purchase of
mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujam’s house at
Kumbakonam with an intention to create a memorial,
establishing a Super Computer Center which is the first of its
kind, introduction of new and innovative courses, construction
of new buildings etc. have been some of the
hallmark achievements of SASTRA University
during the academic year 2001-02.
We bring this academic year to a close hoping that the
dawn of the next will open the gates of educational excellence
to SASTRA University.
wish all the readers a Happy Tamil New Year’s
Day. I pray to the Almighty that this New Year, aptly
named ChitraBhanu , bring glory in various manifestations.
Prof. R. SETHURAMAN
OF THEIR HOLINESSES
witnessed yet another day reverberant with spiritual activities.
Their Holinesses Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and Sri
Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
visited the University on 27th March2002 in an evening that
was filled with colourful fireworks and vedic chants.
Their Holinesses inaugurated Guru Sadan(Staff Quarters
constructed at value of Rs.10.1Million) Maruti (Indoor stadium
constructed at value of Rs. 5.5Million) and also laid the foundation
stone for Jiva Chaitanya (Bio-Technology Block to be constructed at an
estimated cost of Rs. 50 Million).
stones that mark the inaugurations & laying of foundation stone
OF SATELLITE CAMPUS AT KUMBAKONAM
Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal in the Holy presence of Sri Sankara
Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal inaugurated ‘Jayendrapuri’ the
campus of SASTRA University at Kumbakonam and also laid the
foundation stones for The Mahaswamigal Block and Sri. Sankara
Saraswathi Swamigal Block on 27th March 2002.
Holinesses inaugurating the Satellite Campus of SASTRA University