Sathyabama University

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Sathyabama University
சத்யபாமா ப‌ல்கலைக்கழகம்
Sathyabama University Administrative Building.jpg
Administrative building of the university
Former names
Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology, Sathyabama Engineering College
Motto Justice, Peace, Revolution
Established 1987[1]
Type Deemed University
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Latin Church)
Chancellor Jeppiaar
Vice-Chancellor Dr.B.Sheela Rani
Director Marie Johnson, Mariazeena Johnson
Registrar S. S. Rau
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 12000[2]
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
12°52′23″N 80°13′19″E / 12.87306°N 80.22194°E / 12.87306; 80.22194Coordinates: 12°52′23″N 80°13′19″E / 12.87306°N 80.22194°E / 12.87306; 80.22194
Campus Suburban, 350 acres (1,400,000 m2) [2]
Sports Basketball, volleyball, football, cricket, tennis, Wrestling , hockey.
Affiliations UGC, AICTE
Sathyabama logo.png

Sathyabama University (Tamil: சத்யபாமா ப‌ல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a private university at Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India, founded in 1987 as Sathyabama Engineering College by Jeppiaar Educational Trust (formed in 1987) and inaugurated by then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Janaki Ramachandran. It was formerly known as Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (SIST). The university is headed by Jeppiaar, a former politician under the late M. G. Ramachandran. It is a Christian minority institution.[1]

The Ministry of Human Resources Development declared the college a 'Deemed University' on 16 July 2001 and as a 'University' on 13 September 2006, under section 3 of the UGC Act.[3]

Various rating agencies have ranked Sathyabama University as one of the Top 25 Best Private Universities in India.


The university is in the suburb of Sholinganallur about 15 kilometers from Adyar in Chennai. It has a sprawling campus of 350 acres. The university is located on Rajiv Gandhi Salai (formerly known as Old Mahabalipuram Road and popularly known as IT Corridor). It is accessible by the East Coast Road (ECR) and Tambaram.[4]

Accreditation and certification[edit]

Sathyabama University has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A++ grade.[5]

The university has received ISO 9001:2008 certification.[6] The University is categorized under 'A' Grade by MHRD, Govt of India

Academic departments[edit]

Sathyabama University delivers world-class education through the following academic departments for undergraduate courses awarding degrees in B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch/BDS.[7]

  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Computer Science Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Control Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Department of Electronic Science
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Automobile Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering
  • Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Bio-Technology
  • Department of Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Department of Bioinformatics
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Dental Sciences

The university also provides part-time B.E degree in main branches (weekend classes)(under UGC act 1956) for working professionals to improve their career growth.

Main gate of the university

In addition, Sathyabama University offers the following courses for Master's degrees:

  • M.E. - Computer Science and Engineering
  • M.E. - Power Electronics
  • M.E. - Embedded Systems
  • M.E. - Applied Electronics
  • M.E. - Electronics and Control Engineering
  • M.E. - Thermal Engineering
  • M.E. - Computer Aided Design
  • M.E. - Structural Engineering
  • M.E. - Environmental Engineering
  • Ph.D in all disciplines


The university has a sprawling campus of 350 acres with an entrance consisting of an enormous arch with single dome on top. Inside the dome there is a statue of the Blessed Virgin. The arch bears the Sathyabama University crest with the motto "Justice, Peace, Revolution".

Statues of the Blessed Virgin are found at multiple places inside the campus. Similar domes are found on several buildings.

The campus has two large metal globes mounted on top of solid pillars. The globes have the university name engraved on it and revolve. Several small scale models of planes from the department of Aeronautical Engineering are kept around the campus.

Hostels and boarding[edit]

There are separate hostels for men and women located towards the rear end of the campus. Facilities like beauty parlor, salon, library and gym are available within the hostel premises.


Food is provided in the separate messes for men and women. PG and MBA students have a separate mess. Refreshments are provided daily. A canteen is available individually for both boys and girls .[8]


The university has a central library having books and journals. It has an e-library as well. The university's central library also has number of conference rooms, a wifi zone, a placement cells. The university has medical rooms. The Sathyabama General Hospital and Dental College is also in the campus. Sathyabama University has a reverse osmosis plant for water supply. It has around 125 classrooms with separate blocks for labs and departments. The university has drawing halls, conference halls and auditoriums both AC and non-AC. It has MAC media labs in the Department of Information Technology which exclusively holds MAC computers.A large guest house is on the campus for special visitors.Bank,ATM and post office is also available.

Research centres[edit]

The University campus has more than 15 centres, Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Centre for Bio resource Research and Development(C-BIRD), Centre for Ocean Research Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, Centre for Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics, Centre for Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Centre for Climate Change Studies, Centre for Water Research, Centre for Laboratory Animal Research, Centre for Advanced Electronic Test Engineering, Centre for Waste Management, IBM Centre for Excellence, Village Resource Centre, Centre for Space Technology etc.

Co-Curricular Activities[edit]

Sathyabama University offers opportunities for all the students to interact on a consistent basis with Industries by way of visits to many renowned companies. Some of the interesting activities like Industrial Visit, Inplant Training, Advisory Bureau for Higher Studies, Entrepreneur Development Cell, Guest Lectures, Foreign Language Classes which are going to play crucial role in helping students to empower themselves for professional world.[9]

Centre for nanoscience and nanotechnology[edit]

The Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology was established in January 2006 at the University campus to accomplish the goal of enhancing advanced research in the Energy, Environment, Health Science and Information Technology .The Centre is upgraded in 2011 with Advanced research Instrumentation facilities like FE-SEM, XRD,E-beam, DC thermal, RF, AFM, PLD, etc. The centre is having a team of Scientists working in the area of Material Sciences, Thin Film Coatings, Nanofabrications, Environmental Nanotechnology, Concrete Research, Marine Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology and Molecular Medicine, Nanomedical Sciences and Drug Discovery, Polymer Chemistry etc.[10]


The institution has more than 250 buses for students and staff members for commuting from the city and suburbs. Buses are operated free of cost on all days throughout the week. Students are not permitted to use other modes of public or private transport in order to avoid an excuse of not reaching for classes on time.[11]

Student activities[edit]

The university regularly conducts workshops, international conferences and guest lectures. Technical Symposiums are conducted on a regular basis which are attended by students other colleges in the country.

A wide range of events like radio jockeying, dance, singing, adzap, literary events take place through different inter-university cultural festivals.

FemFest is a popular cultural event which the university conducts annually exclusively for women from colleges and universities all over India. Leading women celebrities from across India attend this event every year.

The university has various clubs and groups. Students can play an active role in NCC, NSS.


Sports facilities include playing courts, tracks, playground for volleyball, basketball, kabadi, ball badminton, tennis, handball, kho-kho, throw ball, hockey, cricket and other indoor games


  • In 2009, the university set the record for the "World’s Largest Solar Steam Cooking System." It received recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records with the title "World’s Longest Painting" during the National Association of Students of Architecture Convention in 2002.
  • In 2009, Wipro honoured Sathyabama as their "Trusted academic partner" for meeting the qualifying standards of Wipro's Institutional Accreditation Framework.
  • The university tied up with ISRO in 2010 to launch a nano satellite to study air and earth surface pollution.


  1. ^ a b "About Sathyabama University". Sathyabama University. 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "NAAC Peer Team Draft Report of 2006". NAAC Peer Team. 25–27 September 2006. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Deemed University Status". University Grants Commission (India). 16 July 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Reaching Sathyabama University". Sathyabama University. 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "NAAC Accreditation for Universities in Tamil Nadu". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "ISO Certification". Sathyabama University. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Departments at Sathyabama University". Sathyabama University. 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
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  9. ^ "Sathyabama Universitiy - The Basic Information that you need to know". 
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  11. ^ "Sathyabama University Facilities". Sathyabama University. 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

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