SRM Institute of Science and Technology

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SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Srmseal.png
Former names
SRM Engineering College, SRM University
MottoLearn, Leap, Lead
TypePrivate
Established1985 (1985)
FounderT. R. Pachamuthu
ChancellorT. R. Pachamuthu
Vice-ChancellorSandeep Sancheti[1]
Location,
Websitewww.srmuniv.ac.in

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, or Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Institute of Science and Technology, formerly known as SRM University, is a private deemed university located in Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. SRM Institute of Science and Technology includes 6 campuses, 3 in Tamil NaduKattankulathur, Ramapuram and Vadapalani, one in NCR Delhi, one in Sikkim and one in 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 following permission by the UGC for 'Deemed to be Universities' to be called 'Universities'.[2] In 2017 it was renamed back as SRM Institute of Science and Technology following the UGC request to drop "University" from the name.[3]

Campus[edit]

Kattankulathur Campus[edit]

Dr. T.P Ganesan Auditorium, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Located about 35 km[4] away from the city of Chennai, this campus is situated on a 250 acre[5] site overlooking Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road), NH-32. The main campus at Kattankulathur consists of a College of Engineering and Technology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Science and Humanities, School of Management and School of law.

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, SRM Law College, SRM Management college, Valliammai Engineering college (SRM Group) and Valliammai Polytechnic college.

Ramapuram Campus[edit]

The Ramapuram Campus of SRM Institute of Science and Technology 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, Bachelor of Design, MBA, science & humanities, and dental 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. The SRM Institute for Medical Sciences is also located within the campus.[6]

NCR campus[edit]

The 25-acre campus at Modinagar on Delhi-Meerut highway houses the faculties of Engineering & Technology, Management and Teacher Education.[6]

Controversy[edit]

The founder chairman of the 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. More than 100 complaints had been received from parents related to "transactions" involving payment of money running into several million rupees for getting admissions to medical courses in SRM institutions.[7] The case was resolved in October 2017 after all 136 claimants indicated their willingness to accept monetary compensation in return for withdrawing from proceedings[8]

Rankings[edit]

Private University rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2019)[9]351-400
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2019)[10]52
NIRF (Universities) (2019)[11]32
Engineering – India
NIRF (2019)[12]36
Outlook India (2018)[13]27
Private colleges:
India Today (2018)[14]7
Pharmacy – India
NIRF (2019)[15]14

The QS World University Rankings ranked SRM Institute of Science and Technology 351-400 in Asia in 2019.[9]

SRM Institute of Science and Technology ranked 7th among private engineering colleges in India by India Today in 2018.[14] It was ranked 28 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2018.[13] The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 36 in the engineering ranking in 2019,[12] 14 in the pharmacy ranking,[15] 32 among universities[11] and 52 overall.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From The Desk Of The Vice Chancellor". Welcome to SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) – India’s Premier Educational Institution. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ "History of SRM Group of Institutions". SRM University. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Don't use 'university' in institute names, UGC directs deemed-to-be varsities". The Indian Express. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.boulter.com/gps/distance/?from=12.823611%2C+80.044167&to=13.062499%2C+80.24577&units=k
  5. ^ http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/aboutus/campus-view
  6. ^ a b http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/aboutus/our-campus
  7. ^ "SRM education group's chief Pachamuthu arrested over medical seats admission scandal". The Indian Express. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Cheating case against SRM group chief quashed". The New Indian Express. 31 October 2017.
  9. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2019". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2018.
  10. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.
  11. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.
  12. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2018". Outlook India. 24 May 2018.
  14. ^ a b "India's Best Colleges 2018: Engineering - Private". India Today. 2018.
  15. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Pharmacy)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.
  16. ^ "The big break". 17 January 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  17. ^ Sathyendran, Nita (24 April 2015). "Making the right moves". Thiruvananthapuram, India: The Hindu. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Kamal sir was impressed with my marksheets too". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  19. ^ Jawalekar, Chinmay (28 October 2016). "Zafar Ansari and 15 other most educated cricketers". Cricket Country. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  20. ^ A Sharadhaa. "Not relying on luck alone: Akshara Menon". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 October 2013.

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