Why Sastra Institute of Technology?

Everything starts from zero. But SASTRA started from one, which is Shanmugha College of Engineering, Thanjavur. Started in 1984, Shanmuga College of Engineering offered a limited number of technical courses for students visualizing a successful career in engineering. As days went by, through smart work and engaging efforts, the engineering college became SASTRA University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in 2001. Now the institute runs a total of eight schools and two centres offering UG, PG and research programmes. Recently, the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) has honoured the meritorious institution with ‘A+’ grade for its performance in the education sector.

Courses Offered

Aerospace Engineering

Chemical Engineering





Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Eng

Computer Science & Business

Artificial Intelligence & Data Science

Cyber Security & Blockchain Technology

Computer Science in IoT & Automation

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

EEE in Smart Grid & Electric Vehicles

Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering & So on..

Electronics & Communication Engineering

ECE - Cyber Physical Systems

Sastra Amenities

Student life at SASTRA is more than just study. SASTRA is widely recognized for its excellence in academic, and infrastructure facilities. 


Within the eco-friendly campus, accommodation facilities are built with ventilation support. The institute has 9 boys' hostels and 6 girls' hostels to accommodate 4000 boys and 2400 girls. Based on requirement, single bed options or shared rooms are available.


A provision store has been built inside campus to cater the stationery and other requirements like domestic goods, toiletry, provisions, etc. The store also stocks publications, audio/video cassettes, herbal/ayurvedic products, etc.

Medical facility

What if a student falls ill? No worries, the university management has ensured availability of medical facilities through establishment of a health centre inside the campus. A dispensary with a qualified doctor on-call 24/7, a day is present.


An add-on advantage of SASTRA campus is the banking facility. A branch of Nationalized Bank is functioning in a separate building inside the campus on all working days. So that the students can make use of personal banking facilities which includes withdrawal of cash via ATM .


To dine healthy and hygienic, the institute runs in house canteen for students and staff. The facility is open to day scholars, staff members and visitors. To ensure, ‘Students are healthy’, the food served is prepared in a hygienic and authentic way.

Photocopying and STD services

On payment, students and staff can make use of the photocopying facility available at the institute. Also there are telephone booths for students inside the campus to make local/STD/ISD calls. Students can make use of it on all working days.


On request, students can make use of transportation facilities through reasonable payment at the institute. The college buses function on all working days to pick up and drop day- scholars from specified locations in the city and enroute.

Academic Facilities

Studying at SASTRA means exploring new opportunities and cutting edge facilities of this era. SASTRA  aims at providing international standard of education and facilities to its students.


Popularly known as Saraswathi Sadan, the central library inside SASTRA University is a priceless asset over an area of about 47,000 sq ft with modern study area, audio visual room, internet and reprographic facilities. The central library is air-conditioned and has the capacity to accomodate 600 loosely packed users

Computing Facilities & Campus Wi-Fi

To meet the digital demands of students, an Information and Communication department is made responsible for identifying, providing and maintaining reliable computing facilities, computing network environment, and campus internet facility.

Sports and Extras

SASTRA gives equal importance to sports  and academics. All students are encouraged  to get involved and accomplish in sports and extracurricular activities. In order to be mentally and physically fit, play grounds, stadium and  indoor courts are installed in the campus. The Department of Physical Education conducts  inter-university, state level and national level tournaments every year.

University Departments

SASTRA runs both technical and non technical programmes through its departments. At four campuses, it offers UG and PG  level programmes through

School of Law - To train legal associates

School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

School of Computing - To cater IT needs

School of Chemical & Biotechnology

School of Humanities & Sciences

School of Civil Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering

School of Management- meant for administration

University Placements

SASTRA offers a wide range of technical and non technical programmes through its departments.

Aiming 100 % placement rate


 According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework, 90% of students who finished UG Engineering at SASTRA University in 2020 are placed at top companies successfully. The average pay grade of students ranges between 4-4.5 lakh per annum. Like top universities in India, Sastra has set its own curriculum for students to study. Most importantly,the curriculum is regularly revised to meet the job requirements and international standards

Common FAQ about SASTRA University
Most frequent questions and answers

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University  offers UG, PG and Phd level courses in various disciplines including Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Management and law. To learn more about UG admissions and courses it offers, kindly click the link.

Completely not. But it appears that 70% of seats are allotted based on JEE mains score post entrance examination and 30% of seats are allotted through class 12 score of students. In addition,  candidates who attend TNEEE can avail scholarship benefits based on score.  For more details on entrance examination,  click here.

Of course,yes. SASTRA offers admissions for international students too. But the admission process differs. To know more about eligibility and admission procedure, kindly click the link below.

Yes, hostel facilities are available for students at four campuses of SASTRA . All hostels  are installed with basic amenities for students.

The mess and canteen facilities are good enough.To dine healthy and hygienic, the institute runs in house canteen between 7 am and 7 pm for students and staff. The facility is open to day scholars, staff members and visitors. To ensure, ‘Students are healthy’, the  food served is prepared in a hygienic and authentic way.  Most importantly, the canteen is designed in a way to bring liseureness and relaxation.

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