SRM University

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SRM University 9910418001
Seal of SRM University
Former names
SRM Engineering College (1985–2002)[1]
Motto Learn, Leap, Lead
Type Deemed University
Established 1985
Chancellor T. R. Paarivendhar
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Prabir K. Bagchi
Students 55000
Undergraduates 45000
Postgraduates 10000
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Kattankulathur

The SRM University (Sri 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 7 campuses, 4 in Tamil NaduKattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani, Tiruchchirappalli and others in NCR ,Sonepat and Gangtok. 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]

University status[edit]

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.

The university has been voted as India's No. 1 private university by Zee News, Deccan Chronicle and India Today.[citation needed] The university has been ranked 5 by Careers360's Top Private Universities in India 2016.[4]


Kattankulathur Campus (Main Campus)[edit]

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

Located about 35 km[5] away from the city of Chennai, this campus is situated on a 250-acre 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..

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.

In 2014 the university announced a plan to open a law school at the campus.[6]

Tech Park

Ramapuram Campus[edit]

The Ramapuram Campus is the second 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. It also provides Bachelor of Architecture, MBA and Master of Technology courses. It occupies 30 acres of land and also has an SRM Hospital on site.

Vadapalani Campus (City Campus)[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. The SRM Institutes For Medical Science is also located within the campus.[7]

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.[7]

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.[8]

Gangtok Campus, Sikkim[edit]

Sikkim campus building

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.[6]


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 - Madison (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).[9][10] Around 104 students were selected for this Semester Abroad Program (SAP) in 2008.[11][12] 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).[13]

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. 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,[14] a nanosatellite designed and created by a group of 50 students from the SRM University under the guidance of ISRO scientists.[15] The satellite weighs just 10.4 kilograms (23 lb) and was created at a cost of 15 million (US$220,000) to monitor trace gases from space.[15] Currently, the team is working on a lunar mission.

Student clubs[edit]

Hybrutos Racing[edit]

Hybrutos Racing team with their first parallel hybrid race car 'Alpha Hybrid'

Hybrutos Racing is an official formula hybrid team of SRM University, India passionate to design and fabricate racing vehicles for competitive events all over the world. 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). The students have to design, build, and compete in an open-wheel, single-seat formula race car. It is a student automotive design competition based on the highly successful Formula SAE program and encourages the development of hybrid automotive drive trains with an emphasis on efficiency in a high-performance application.

Official logo of formula hybrid team of SRM University

Team Hybrutos Racing completed its hybrid prototype 'Fury' on march 2015. Team is working towards it's second hybrid race car 'Beta' for formula hybrid competition 2017.It will be unveiled during April 2017(tentatively). Hybrutos racing Team participated in 2016 Formula Hybrid Competition held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, USA and secured 1st position in 'Hybrid in Progress' Category defeating the host team Thayer School of Engineering.

The Conrods Logo

The Conrods Off-Road Racing[edit]

The Conrods Off-Road Racing in the official Baja-SAE team of SRM University. The team comprises of 35 undergraduate students from various branches of engineering namely Automobile, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronics, etc. Every year, the goal is to design and fabricate a single-seater All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) which is rigorously tested and evaluated at Baja-SAE events in India and abroad. Teams are judged upon the dynamic performance of the car in different tests namely Acceleration, Maneuverability, Hill Climb, Suspension and Traction, etc. and finally a 4-hour Endurance Round, as well as Static events such as Design Evaluation, Sales Presentation, Cost, etc. Baja-SAE is held annually in India, USA, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Korea and China.

El-Nino, the 2016 car of The Conrods
Podium at Baja-SAE India 2016

The Conrods are one of the most experienced and most successful Baja teams in India, being a regular participant since 2009 and having participated in a total of 10 Baja-SAE events since then. They were the National Champions at Baja-SAE India 2012 and were recently ranked 3rd Overall among 450 registered teams at Baja-SAE India 2016, despite suffering major setback due to the 2015 South Indian floods.

The team has also participated in 2 international events, Baja South Africa 2010 and Baja-SAE Auburn in 2015, securing the best rank among all Asian teams in the latter.

The team focuses not only on engineering and technology, but also lays a strong emphasis on values, ethics and the overall development of an individual.

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]

Cansat Research Team SRM Vaimaanix[edit]

SRM Vaimaanix Logo

SRM Vaimaanix is an official team of Cansat research into the design and fabrication of 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,[16] 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.[17] 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.[18]

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

Camber Racing logo
Camber Racing 2011 car
Camber Racing 2012 car

Camber Racing

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 2016. 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. The team successfully designed and fabricated its first vehicle AEON in the year 2014, which successfully Participated in Shell Ecomarathon- Asia 2014. The team then went on to fabricate the successor of AEON, AEON 2.0 with an improved design in the year 2015.

The team is supervised under the guidance of Dr. Leenus Jesu Martin, HOD of Department of Automobile Engineering, currently consists of 25 engineering students from various Departments. Currently the team is gearing up for participation in Shell Ecomarathon- Asia 2016, with its newly fabricated car named Infinity. [19]

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.[20]

SRMJEEE Exam[edit]

SRM University conducts SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE) through which it offers admissions to its various courses like, BArch, MTech, MBA, MCA as well as health sciences.

See also[edit]

  • Milan - the university's cultural festival.


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