Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy

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Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy
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Type Deemed to be University
Established 1984
Chancellor Ramachandran
Vice-Chancellor R.Sethuraman
Location Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Rural, 168 acres
Affiliations UGC

The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, known as SASTRA, is a deemed to be University in the town of Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. Undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses are its focus. It offers undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral [1]courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts.[2]


SASTRA Deemed University started in 1984 in the form of Shanmugha College of Engineering, affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, Trichy. In 2001 it was renamed as Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy. It was the first institution to get the 'Deemed University status' in Tamil Nadu. Srinivasa Ramanujan Center at Kumbakonam is affiliated to it.

In 2011, software company Tata Consultancy Services set a world record of recruiting 1,755 students from SASTRA, the largest recruitment by any company in the world from a single campus.[3]

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The campus occupies a built up area of over 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2)[4] and houses a population of over 13,000 students.


College rankings
General – international
QS (Asia) (2018)[5] 351-400
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[6] 54
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[7] 36
Engineering – India
NIRF (2018)[8] 33

The QS World University Rankings ranked SASTRA 351-400 in Asia in 2018.[5]

SASTRA was ranked 33 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018,[8] 36 among universities[7] and 54 overall.[6]


The first edition of Kuruksastra was held on 2–3 March 2007.[9] The second edition of Kuruksastra was on 6–9 March 2008. It started the tradition of hosting musical celebrities for a "Pro Nite" show with singers such as Shankar Mahadevan, Karthik, Mahathi, Pop Shalini, Stephen Devassy and Suchitra. It had over 1200 participants, making it one of the largest such festivals in the country.[10]

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