SASTRA University

country rank  46
world rank  3616

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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 medium city of Thanjavur (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. This institution also has a branch campus in Kumbakonam. Officially recognized by the University Grants Commission of India, SASTRA University (SASTRA) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational Indian 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 39 years old Indian 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. SASTRA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Location

Address Tirumalaisamudram
613 401 Tamil Nadu
Tel +91 (4362) 264 101
Fax +91 (4362) 264 120
Other locations Kumbakonam

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported Not reported

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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 80-90%
Admission Office SASTRA UNIVERSITY, Tirumalaisamudram
Thanjavur 613 401
4362 264101

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Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to SASTRA University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission of India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

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Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023