SASTRA was established in 1984 in the historic temple town of Thanjavur in Tamilnadu as Shanmugha College of Engineering and conferred with Deemed University status during April 2001.
The University offers various UG, PG & Ph. D. programmes in Engineering, Science, Management, Law and Arts SASTRA is a comprehensive university engaged in quality teaching, contemporary training, vibrant research & active consultancy SASTRA is recognized as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Government of India and is undertaking research for various agencies like DST, DBT, AYUSH, DRDO, DRDL, ISRO, BRNS, etc. besides for corporates
SASTRA is re-accredited (III cycle) by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the maximum 'A' grade and also ranked amongst the top universities by the Government of India through the NIRF and other global ranking agencies like Times Higher Education & QS.
SASTRA is recognized as a Category I University as per the UGC’s Graded Autonomy Regulations, 2018 Transparent admission, High quality of placements of SASTRA graduates, publication output from on-going research, social-engagement for translational research & service, etc. have gained acclaim from various stakeholders
SASTRA is also actively involved in various social & community development projects for the betterment & upliftment of the society & its people from differently challenged environments.