It really gives me
great pleasure to meet all of you
through ITIHAS and the pleasure doubles with the
realization of the fact that SASTRA
on April 26, 2002 completed one year
as a Deemed University. I, on
behalf of SASTRA University whole-heartedly thank all
those who were responsible for this achievement.
It is in this new
elevated status of academic excellence that SASTRA
further increased its quality of
higher education and thus surpassing standards already
in SASTRA do not seek to maintain status quo nor settle for
observing change; rather, we hope to be a powerful instrument
of change using our dynamic verve to make useful contributions
to the world. It
is in this line of action that SASTRA has introduced B.Tech.
programmes in Bio Engineering & Bio Technology.
It is beyond any doubt that Bio Engineering/Technology
is emerging as the key area that would revolutionize the
way in which things would be done in the future. So
much is the popularity it has gained in the USA that millions
of dollars have been invested in this field which can now be
referred to as "the chip of the new block."
Satellite Campus of SASTRA
in Kumbakonam is also offering dual major undergraduate
science degrees. This not only increases the employability of
the graduates but also offers a multitude of choices for their
in its new avatar has a lot of new achievements in its line of
activities which include new courses, new buildings, new
infrastructure, new MoUs, new academic ideas, etc.
An ample testimony to these is the score of
77% awarded to SASTRA by NAAC and accredited with a
status equivalent cut to FIVE STAR.
is stepping into yet another academic year and I am sure that
this would be another year of success studded with unique
Prof. R. SETHURAMAN
Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of
Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam visited SASTRA University
on June 6, 2002.
His Holiness inaugurated/launched 3
new projects undertaken by SASTRA University thus adding
divinity to this "MUPERUM VIZHA". They are:
Inauguration of the NSS Unit at SASTRA University.
Launching of the Campus Networking and
Software Project. This project estimated
at a value of Rs.70 Lakhs would network the campus and provide
2Mbps internet connectivity with major functions being computerized
and automated thus making
SASTRA University the first paperless university of
its kind in India.
The Vaitheeswaran Koil Car Wheel Donation Project - The car
wheels, for Lord Vinayakar, Lord Vaitheeswarar and Lord
Selvamuthukumarar estimated at a value of nearly Rs.7.5 Lakhs
would be manufactured by BHEL, Trichy.
SASTRA University has donated
amount and released the purchase order to BHEL. The advance
amount was handed over to Shri.
M.R.Ganesan, D.G.M., BHEL in the benign presence of His
visit of His Holiness , a week before the university
began its academic activities for the year, added more
sanctity and blessings to the great many ventures the
university is to make in the months to come.
holiness strikes the keyboard marking the launch of the software