SASTRA University 2012: FAQs

1) What programmes does SASTRA offer?
B. Tech., M. Tech., MCA, MBA, B.Com (CA), M. Pharm, MS, B. A .LL. B. & LL.B. and Ph.D. programmes in its main campus in Thanjavur and B. Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA, B. Ed., M. Ed., M. Sc., M. Phil and B. Tech. (CSE, ECE, EEE, IT) courses in its Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre (off-campus centre of SASTRA recognized by Govt. of India) in Kumbakonam. SASTRA does not offer any degree programmes in any other off-campus centre. Please bring to the notice of the admissions office if you find any misuse of SASTRA University’s name in any other locations. They are not approved by either the Govt. of India or by SASTRA University.

2) How are admissions done?
Admission to all programmes is strictly based on merit only.

For B.Tech programmes 70% of the total seats will be filled by SASTRA based on the qualifying +2 exam marks following the process of normalization. To bring all candidates from different examining Authorities / Boards in the same scale of comparison and to create a list in the order of merit, the +2 marks will be normalized. A first rank student of each board is considered to have obtained 100% mark and aggregate mark of all other students of the board are normalized with reference to that of the first rank student. For example, if the first rank is 97% and an applicant’s aggregate is 90% then the applicant’s normalized percentage is 92.78 (90/97 x 100). A merit list is drawn based on the normalized percentage for making admissions.

“30% of the B.Tech. seats will be filled using AIEEE 2012 ranks. Candidates may separately apply to SASTRA after obtaining AIEEE 2012 ranks for which a separate rank list will be released. The last date for receiving application forms for admissions based on AIEEE 2012 will be announced shortly after ascertaining the date of AIEEE 2012 results based on which counseling dates will be fixed. Please check the website for updates and also for advertisements in leading national dailies.”

For all PG programmes the admissions will be made on the basis of the scores in the qualifying UG / PG degree programme. For all other arts and science courses admissions will be based on the qualifying exam marks.

3) Is the tuition fees for B.Tech programme same for both streams of admission?
The tuition fees for students admitted under both SASTRA and AIEEE streams are same. Classes for SASTRA admitted students will begin on 1st Week of July while for students coming under AIEEE 2012 will tentatively begin in the last week of July 2012.

4) What is the eligibility for B.Tech programmes?

A pass in the +2 examination with Mathematics & Physics as compulsory subjects with either Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology and recognized by any State Board / Central Board or any other accepted by SASTRA as equivalent to 10+2 examination, with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Maths, Physics and Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology obtained in a single sitting. This eligibility criteria is prescribed by AICTE for all Engineering programmes in India. A student without Maths or Physics in +2 will not be considered for admission to B.Tech. programmes.

Eligibility for vocational students is based on the theory subjects taken

Students with diploma in Engineering / Technology are eligible for direct admission to the second year of the relevant B.Tech. Programme

Programme Age limit: Cannot be more than 19 years as on July 1, 2012

5) When will the results for the B.Tech programmes be announced?
The tentative last date for submission of completed application forms is 2nd week of June 2012. The results will be announced at 9 pm on the same date and will be available at . Based on the results, students will be called for counseling and will be individually intimated on the date and time of counseling.

6) When will counseling begin?

Counselling for admissions to B.Tech programmes will be held during 3rd Week of June 2012. Seats will be allotted based on the ranks secured by the applicant and the entire admission process will be displayed in a giant screen in the SASTRA campus to ensure transparency.

7) Is there any other method for admission to B.Tech programmes?

Admissions will be done either by SASTRA following normalization for 70% of the seats or by AIEEE for the remaining 30%. Do not fall prey to any unauthorized persons / agency who claim proximity to SASTRA admissions office. Admissions are based only on merit and only tuition fees will have to be paid. No donations or capitation fee. Kindly bring it to the notice of the Office of Admissions if any unauthorized persons / agency approach you promising admissions.

As per the Government of India norms, provision is made for NRI admissions. Interested students may kindly contact the Office of admissions at 91 4362 264101-108, 304000-010 Extn: 102, 384 or Direct No. 91 4362 304102

8) Can a seat be reserved before for admission under the merit category?
NO. Admission will be based only on merit after the rank list is released. Only NRI sponsored students’ can approach the Office of Admissions from March 24, 2010 for more information.

9) Is hostel facility available?
There are 9 hostels for boys and 4 for girls. First year B. Tech. students will be provided shared accommodation at an annual rent of Rs.6,000 only. The charges for food will be at actual based on dividing system and will approximately be around Rs.1,500 per month.

You can assume that you will stay for 10 months in a calendar year.

Single room, Two-in-one, Three-in-one (with or w/o bath attached facilities) will be available for senior year B. Tech. students only. The annual rent will be different.

10) Where can I collect the application forms?
Application forms can be obtained from:

  • In person from the Office of Admissions at SASTRA University campus in Thanjavur or Kumbakonam or at Regd. Office in Chennai (9, Karnan Street, Rengarajapuram, Chennai 600 024) on payment of Rs.600.
  • Application forms can also be obtained at select branches of Indian Overseas Bank and City Union Bank. (Branch details will be made available in the website)
  • Application forms can also be downloaded at
  • Applications can also be sent by post on receipt of DD for Rs.650 favouring SASTRA payable at Thanjavur. DD must be sent to Office of Admissions, SASTRA University, Thanjavur – 613 401,Tamil Nadu.

11) Tuition Fees:
For all B.Tech Programmes
Tuition Fees Rs.35,000 per semester
Development Fees Rs. 10,000 (one-time during admission)
Other fees Rs. 7,000 (one-time during admission)
(Personality Development, Sports, Unit Tests, Marks verification, Medical Test, ID Card, etc.)

12) Contact Details:
Office of Admissions
SASTRA University
Thanjavur – 613 401
Phone: 91 4362 264101-108, 304000-010

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