Established in 1984, SASTRA University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the 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/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, SASTRA University (SASTRA) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. SASTRA University (SASTRA) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 32 years old HE 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. SASTRA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.