Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy

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Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy
Sastra logo.png
Type Private
Established 1984
Chancellor Ramachandran
Vice-Chancellor R. Sethuraman
Location Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Rural, 168 acres
Affiliations UGC, AICTE, SIRO, NAAC, AIU

The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, known as SASTRA University, is a private university in the town of Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses are its focus. It offers undergraduate and post graduate courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts.[1]


SASTRA University started in 1984 in the form of Shanmugha College of Engineering, affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, Trichy. In 2001 it was renamed as Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy. It was the first institution to get the 'Deemed University status' in Tamil Nadu. Srinivasa Ramanujam Center at Kumbakonam is affiliated to it.

In 2011, software company Tata Consultancy Services set a world record of recruiting 1,755 students from SASTRA, the largest recruitment by any company in the world from a single campus.[2]

Campus facilities[edit]

The campus occupies a built up area of over 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2)[3] and houses a population of over 13,000 students.


The first edition of Kuruksastra was held on 2–3 March 2007.[4] The second edition of Kuruksastra was on 6–9 March 2008. It started the tradition of hosting musical celebrities for a "Pro Nite" show with singers such as Shankar Mahadevan, Karthik, Mahathi, Pop Shalini, stephen devasey and Suchitra. It had over 1200 participants, making it one of the largest such festivals in the country.[5]


  • ELS - The English Literary Society, which is a club that conducts literary events such as JAM (Just-a-minute), Dumb Charades, Crossword, Debate, Shipwreck, Spin-a-yarn, Block & Tackle and Quizzes on a daily basis.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] - Higher Education India
  2. ^ "Recruitment: TCS creates world record at SASTRA". September 18, 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Infrastructure @ SASTRA". Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  4. ^ It's contest time at SASTRA The Hindu Education Plus, 19 February 2007]
  5. ^ Cultural event ends on musical note The Hindu Education Plus, 13 March 2008]

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