SRM University

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SRM University
Srmseal.png
Seal of SRM University
Former names
SRM Engineering College
Motto Learn, Leap, Lead
Type Deemed
Established 1985 (1985)
Founder T. R. Pachamuthu
Chancellor T. R. Pachamuthu
Vice-Chancellor Prabir K. Bagchi
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Website www.srmuniv.ac.in

The SRM University (Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University), formerly SRM Institute of Science and Technology, is a deemed university in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. It has 8 campuses, 4 in Tamil NaduKattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani, Tiruchchirappalli and others in Delhi NCR, Sonepat, Gangtok and Amaravati. The institute gained deemed status during the 2003-2004 academic year and was renamed SRM Institute of Science and Technology. It became SRM University in 2006, when it attained the status of a full-fledged university, under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956.[1][2]

The university is approved by the University Grants Commission and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).[3] It has been given an overall A Grade by NAAC.[4] Some programs in SRM University are accredited by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.[5]

Campus[edit]

Kattankulathur Campus[edit]

Dr. T.P Ganesan Auditorium, SRM University, Chennai.

Located about 35 km[6] away from the city of Chennai, this campus is situated on a 250-acre[7] site overlooking Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road), NH-45. The main campus at Kattankulathur consists of a College of Engineering and Technology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Science and Humanities and a School of Management.

Kattankulathur Campus also houses the SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center and the SRM Hotel. The SRM hospital can accommodate 1200 in-patients with 25 specializations in PG education in medical science.

The campus also accommodates the SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM Arts and Science College, Valliammai Engineering college (SRM Group) and Valliammai Polytechnic college.

In 2014 the university announced a plan to open a law school at the campus.[8]

Students of SRM University, Kattankulathur launched a nanosatellite named SRMSAT, the satellite is an Indian technology demonstration and Earth observation satellite which was built and is operated by students of SRM University. It weighs 10.9 kg and is intended to monitor greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere. It will also be used to develop future satellites to be operated by the university.[9]

Ramapuram Campus[edit]

The Ramapuram Campus of SRM University and is located at Ramapuram, Chennai. It houses three colleges, the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRM Dental College, and Easwari Engineering College. The campus also offers Bachelor of Architecture, MBA and Master of Technology courses.

Vadapalani Campus[edit]

Vadapalani Campus is located in the center of Chennai city. This campus houses the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of MCA, and the Sivaji Ganesan Film Institute. The SRM Institute for Medical Sciences is also located within the campus.[10]

Modinagar Campus, Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR Region[edit]

The 25-acre campus at Modinagar on Delhi-Meerut highway houses the faculties of Engineering & Technology, Management and Teacher Education.[10]

Irungalur Campus, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu[edit]

SRM established a Medical college known as Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (CMCH&RC) on the outskirts of Trichy in 2008. The Hospital is equipped with 750 beds. It is in Irungalaur, Manachanallur Taluk on the Trichy-Chennai highway 28 km from Tiruchirappalli. Anna University affiliated T. R. P Engineering College is in the same campus started in 2010.

Sonepat Campus, Haryana[edit]

The 47.68 acres (19.30 ha) campus at Sonepat, Haryana is located in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City.[11] It houses the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, and Faculty of Management, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Library & Information science, Faculty of Finance & Commerce and Faculty of Humanities.[citation needed]

Gangtok Campus, Sikkim[edit]

SRM University opened a 100-acre campus in Gangtok, the state capital of Sikkim during the 2014 academic year. Initially, distance education in courses such as business administration, science, hospitality and tourism would be offered, before starting full-fledged engineering programmes.[8]

Amaravati Campus, Andhra Pradesh[edit]

SRM University in Amaravati is located in a neighbourhood named Nerukonda. The foundation stone for the University was laid in November 2016, by the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. It is a multi-disciplinary varsity, offering programmes in the field of engineering, medicine, liberal arts and management. The courses were started in 2017 in Acharya Nagarjuna University near Mangalagiri.[12]

Controversies[edit]

Admission Scandal[edit]

The founder chairman of SRM Group of educational institutions T. R. Pachamuthu was arrested in Chennai on 26 August 2016 in connection with an alleged scandal in medical admissions involving crores of rupees. He was arrested in connection with more than 100 complaints from parents related to "transactions" involving payment of money running into several million rupees for getting admissions to medical courses in SRM institutions.[13]

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2018)[14] 351-400
Engineering – India
NIRF (2017)[15] 35
India Today (2017)[16] 8
Outlook India (2017)[17] 27

The QS World University Rankings ranked SRM University 351-400 in Asia in 2018.[14]

SRM university ranked 8th among engineering colleges in India by India Today in 2017[16] 27 by Outlook India in 2017,[17] and 35 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017.[15]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of SRM Group of Institutions". SRM University. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "UGC Act-1956" (PDF). mhrd.gov.in/. Secretary, University Grants Commission. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "SRM University". www.highereducationinindia.com. 
  4. ^ "Universities – Accreditation Status (as on 21/02/2014)" (PDF). www.ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 2016-08-07. 
  5. ^ "Find an ABET-Accredited Program | ABET". main.abet.org. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  6. ^ http://www.boulter.com/gps/distance/?from=12.823611%2C+80.044167&to=13.062499%2C+80.24577&units=k
  7. ^ http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/aboutus/campus-view
  8. ^ a b http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Counselling-Kicks-off-at-SRM/2014/05/20/article2233714.ece1
  9. ^ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=2011-058D
  10. ^ a b http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/aboutus/our-campus
  11. ^ "Welcome to SRM". SRM University. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "SRM Amaravati". Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "SRM education group's chief Pachamuthu arrested over medical seats admission scandal". The Indian Express. 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  14. ^ a b "QS Asian University Rankings 2018". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "India's Best Colleges 2017: Engineering". India Today. 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2017". Outlook India. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  18. ^ "The big break". 17 January 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  19. ^ Sathyendran, Nita (24 April 2015). "Making the right moves". Thiruvananthapuram, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  20. ^ "Kamal sir was impressed with my marksheets too". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  21. ^ Jawalekar, Chinmay (2016-10-28). "Zafar Ansari and 15 other most educated cricketers". Cricket Country. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°49′25″N 80°2′39″E / 12.82361°N 80.04417°E / 12.82361; 80.04417