SASTRA University

country rank  68
world rank  3120

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University Overview

Established in 1984, SASTRA University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small city of Thanjavur (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kumbakonam. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, SASTRA University (SASTRA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. SASTRA University (SASTRA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 35 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Indian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SASTRA
Founded 1984

University Location

Address Tirumalaisamudram
Thanjavur (population range: 250,000-499,999)
613 401 Tamil Nadu
T +91 (4362) 264 101
F +91 (4362) 264 120
Other locations Kumbakonam

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office SASTRA UNIVERSITY, Tirumalaisamudram
Thanjavur 613 401
+91 4362 264101

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 700-799
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to SASTRA University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019