SRM University

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SRM University
Seal of SRM University
Former names
SRM Engineering College (1985–2002)[1]
Motto Learn, Leap, Lead
Established 1985
Type Private
Chancellor T. R. Pachamuthu
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Prabir Bagchi
Students 45000
Undergraduates 30000
Postgraduates 10000
Location Chennai, India
Campus Kattankulathur

The SRM University (Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University), formerly SRM Institute of Science and Technology, is a co-educational private university in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. It now has four campuses in Tamil NaduKattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani and Tiruchirapalli—and three in the rest of India such as Modinagar near Delhi, Sonepat in Haryana and Gangtok in Sikkim. 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]


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

Kattankulathur campus (Main Campus), Chennai[edit]

Located about 40 km away from the city of Chennai, this massive campus stands on a sprawling 600-acre site overlooking Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road), NH-45. The main campus at Kattankulathur consists of three colleges:

College of Engineering and Technology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences and College of Science and Humanities and School of Management

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

SRM University Central Library Building, Kattankulathur, Chennai

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

A new Law school is being planned.[2]

Tech Park
SRM Tech park, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai.

Ramapuram Campus, Chennai[edit]

It is the second campus of SRM University located at Ramapuram, Chennai. This campus holds three colleges such as Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRM Dental College, and Easwari Engineering College. It also provides B. Arch., MBA and M. Tech. courses. It spreads up to 30 Acres of land with a SRM Hospital in it. SRM Hospital provides facilities which are low in standards.

Vadapalani Campus (City Campus), Chennai[edit]

Considered the smallest of the SRM campuses, 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. SIMS(SRM Institutes For Medical Science), a Super Specialty Hospital is also located within the campus.[3]

Modinagar Campus, Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR Region[edit]

SRM Modinagar

The 25-acre campus at Modinagar on Delhi-Meerut highway houses the faculties of Engineering & Technology, Management and Teacher Education.[3]

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 55-acre campus at Sonepat , Haryana is located in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City.It houses the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, and Faculty of Management. they have Faculty of Law, Faculty of Library & Information science, Faculty of Finance & Commerce ,Faculty of Humanities and Ph.D courses are also available.SRM University campus is planning to have Teaching Hospital and Medical College from 2016.[4]

Gangtok Campus, Sikkim[edit]

SRM University is all set to open a 100-acre campus in Gangtok, the state capital of Sikkim during 2014 academic year. Initially, distance education in courses such as BBA,BCA,BCOM, BSC(IT),BSC(HOSPITALITY MNGT), MBA, MCA, MCA(LATERAL)among others would be offered, before they start full-fledged engineering programmes.[2]

Central and departmental libraries[edit]

  • Extensive collection of academic volumes and titles
  • Popular periodicals
  • National and international journals
  • Supplementary digital resources (CD-ROMs and audio cassette equivalent)
  • A Large collection of books for various competitive examinations


Top-ranking students are given the opportunity to spend a semester in institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Carnegie Mellon University (USA), University of California - Davis (USA), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (USA), SUNY - Buffalo (USA), Northeastern University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Medicine - Josh Laboratory (USA), University of Western Australia (Australia), Birmingham City University (UK), Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan), Lille Catholic University (France), Technical University Chemnitz (Germany), Umea University (Sweden).[5][6] Around 104 students were selected for this Semester Abroad Program (SAP) in 2008.[7][8] A few were offered scholarships while most of the students were supported by their family, during their time abroad.

SRM University has a special arrangement to transfer students at the end of the third year for a comprehensive two-year BS + MS programs at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. SRM also has a dual degree program with the University of Warwick (UK) in Plant Biotechnology. A similar program is being worked out in co-operation with Dundee University (UK).[9]

SRM and Carnegie Mellon Partnership[edit]

In the SRM-CMU collaboration, students will start the program at the SRM campus in Chennai. After one year of study at SRM the students move to CMU campus in Pittsburgh, USA and complete the program requirements. Applicants will be mutually reviewed and accepted by CMU and SRM faculty.


SRM University offers several scholarships, fee waiver schemes, teaching and research assistance to meritorious and deserving students. Large number of students tremendously benefit from such schemes. In 2010-11 nearly 1500 students benefited with a total of Rs. 122.7 million distributed as scholarship.


On 12 October 2011 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced successful launch of SRMSAT,[10] a nanosatellite designed and created by a group of 50 students from the SRM University under the guidance of ISRO scientists.[11] The satellite weighs just 10.4 kilograms (23 lb) and was created at a cost of 15 million (US$230,000) to monitor trace gases from space.[11]

Campus life[edit]

4ze Racing[edit]

4ze Racing is the official formula student electric team of SRM University. After completing their prototype "Rio" the team is almost ready with their new vehicle "VOLTAIC" which is to participate in formula student Italy in September 2015 to compete in on-track student events organized by ATA and Formula SAE. SAE or the Society of Automotive Engineers is the world governing body on automotive and related fields. With passion and commitment, the students work as a team to design, build, test and compete an open-wheeled formula style race car.[citation needed]

Hybrutos Racing[edit]

Official Logo- Hybrutos Racing

Hybrutos Racing is an official community of racing enthusiasts from SRM University, India passionate to design and fabricate racing vehicles for competitive events all over the world. Team Hybrutos Racing is working on its hybrid prototype Fury I. It will be unveiled during Sept 2015(tentatively). For 2016 season Hybrutos Racing Team will head to Formula Hybrid Competition held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, USA.Formula Hybrid is widely regarded as the most complex and challenging of the SAE CDS competitions. Building on the Formula SAE program, it adds several layers of complexity and provides an extraordinary engineering challenge to student teams.The Formula Hybrid Competition was founded by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in 2006. Thayer School runs the event each year, and the competition carries the endorsement of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).

Cansat Research Team SRM Vaimaanix[edit]

SRM Vaimaanix Logo

SRM Vaimaanix is an official team of Cansat research from SRM University, India, which is passionate to design and fabricate can sized satellites to monitor the environment. The team participates in Annual Cansat Competition organized by NASA, AIAA, AAS, Navel research lab. ,every year. Every year new set of team is selected by the ex- team members of the team for the participation of the competition. Team SRM Vaimaanix secured worldwide 5th rank award and 1st rank in Asia,[12] from total of 72 teams from different part of the world.

Payload and container

The team is blessed with faculty support from Dr. K.A. Sunitha and Mr. Vasanthakumar sekar from the Department of EIE, SRM University.[13] The students in the team are from department of Aerospace, EIE, ECE, Telecommunication of SRM University.

The overall cansat system is composed of two primary components, a Science Vehicle and a re-entry Container that protects the vehicle during ascent, "near-apogee" deployment from the rocket and initial re-entry/descent. When the Science Vehicle is released from the Container, it shall use passive helicopter/auto-gyro recovery method reduce its descent rate to less than 10 meters/second. The Science Vehicle must stabilize and descend properly at a minimum altitude of 300 meters. During descent, the Science Vehicle shall record video in the nadir (Earth pointing) direction until it lands. The video camera must be stabilized in real time during descent so that the video image of the ground is not spinning. The video can be recorded on board for downloading after recovery. The video cannot be post processed to remove the spin of the ground image. The Science Vehicle shall collect telemetry data during descent which includes; altitude based on barometric air pressure, outside air temperature, inside temperature, flight software state, stabilization parameters, battery voltage, and bonus telemetry. The data shall be transmitted at a 1 Hz rate to a ground station.[14]

After Cansat Reaches ground it stops communication and audio alarm is triggered for its recovery.

Camber Racing[edit]

Camber Racing logo
Camber Racing 2011 car
Camber Racing 2012 car

The Camber Racing team was formulated in September 2009 to compete in on-track student events organised by SAE India and Formula SAE. SAE or the 'Society of Automotive Engineers' is the world governing body on automotive and related fields. With passion and commitment, the students work as a team to design, build, test and compete an open-wheeled formula style race car. Since the team's formation, four such cars have been developed  : CR800, LJM01, The Beast and CR14. Keeping in mind future competitions, the team has started work on the next car: "CR15".

SUPRA SAEINDIA competition is organised by SAE INDIA and is the largest student engineering competition in India. The concept behind the competition is that a fictional manufacturing company has contacted a design team to develop a small Formula style race car. The prototype is to be evaluated for its potential. The target marketing group for the car is the nonprofessional weekend autocross racer. Each team designs and produces a prototype based on well laid down rules and regulations. The competition comprises seven events: Cost and Manufacturing Analysis, Presentation, Design, Acceleration, Skid Pad, Autocross, and Endurance.

The Formula SAE competition is organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers and is held in UK, USA, Germany, Italy, Austria, Australia, Spain, Brasil.

In 2011, in SUPRA SAEINDIA competition, the team was ranked 2nd in Marketing Presentation and finished in 24th out of 40 team participating. In 2012, SUPRA SAEINDIA competition was held in Buddha International Circuit, the team emerged as the national champion by securing the Overall 1st position as well as 2nd position in Endurance, 2nd pstion in Autocross and 2nd position in Skid-pad event.

SUPRA was not conducted in 2013.

In 2014, SUPRA SAEINDIA was conducted in Madras Motorsports Race Track, Chennai. Camber Racing successfully defended national championship by securing overall 1st position and awards like 1st position in Fuel economy, 1st position in Skid Pad, 2nd position in Endurance

The team participated in Formula Student Germany 2015 held in Hockenheimheimring with its car 'CR15'. Currently, the team is preparing for Formula Student India 2016 and working on next year's car, the 'CR16'.[citation needed]

Infieon Supermileage[edit]

Infieon Supermileage is a team based in SRM University, Chennai. The team aims to participate in Shell Eco Marathon - Asia 2015. The team was formed way back in 2012 with the aim of participating in Shell Eco Marathon-Asia by building a highly fuel efficient Vehicle. [15]

Webarch Club[edit]

There is a webarch club in SRM University where students develop website for various cultural and technical fest at SRM university. The club is involved in activities like web development, graphics designing, video and music effects. They mostly handle the online activities related to the National Level Tech fest Aaruush which is conducted every year. They are also involved in branding of other clubs, teams and events like Milan, Konvolve held every year.[16]

Examination system[edit]

The academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester has three internal exams and one final exam (semester exam) for all theory subjects. Laboratory courses usually have one internal exam followed by the final exam. Most of the exams are theoretical, similar to other engineering colleges in India.

University status[edit]

The university is approved by the University Grants Commission and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).[17] It has been given an overall grade of A+ by NAAC.

The university has been voted as India's No. 1 private university by Zee News, Deccan Chronicle and India Today.[citation needed]


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  9. ^ "Dual degree program with the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and University of Warwick". SRM University. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
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Coordinates: 12°49′25″N 80°2′39″E / 12.82361°N 80.04417°E / 12.82361; 80.04417