Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, known as SASTRA University, is a private university in the town of Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established in 1984 in the form of Shanmugha College of Engineering which is now renamed, Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy [SASTRA]. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in multiple streams such as Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts. SASTRA has state-of-the-art laboratories, a well-stocked library, and best computing facilities.
Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, popularly known as SASTRA University, was the first institution to get the 'Deemed University’ status in Tamil Nadu. The university offers undergraduate, post graduate and research courses in multiple streams such as Engineering, Science, Education, Management and Arts.
Admissions to most of the UG and PG programmes is done through marks obtained in qualifying degree examination. In case of B.Tech, M.Tech and Law courses, scores obtained in national level examinations such as JEE Mains, GATE and CLAT respectively, are also considered for admission.
For providing equal admission opportunities to students from different states and districts, the university has reserved 30% of the total available seats for candidates who have completed their qualifying examination from outside of Tamil Nadu. In addition to it, the university also has SC/ST/ OBC quota as per the directives of Government of Tamil Nadu.
In order to bring all candidates from different examining Authorities / Boards in the same scale of comparison during the selection process, a normalization process is followed by the university. The counseling is usually done during the latter half of June and the new session commences in the month of July.
Tamil Nadu, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur