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SASTRA University Admission 2021: Course, Selection Criteria, Dates, Eligibility, Application Process

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

SASTRA University is a private deemed university in Thanjavur which offers UG, PG and PhD programmes in multiple domains like Engineering, Management, Optometry, Arts, Fine Arts, among others. The university offers admission to all the courses strictly on the basis of merit. Two types of admission processes are followed for admission to technical courses.

  • Admission to BTech courses is granted both on the basis of Marks in class 12 and on the basis of JEE Mains Entrance Exam.
  • For Admission to Law courses, CLAT exam scores will be considered.
  • For Admission to MTech and MBA courses, the candidates who qualify the relevant entrance exams like GATE, CAT, MAT, etc will be given preference over the others.
  • The admission to other undergraduate and postgraduate courses are usually granted on the basis of marks obtained in class 12 and graduation.
  • The application forms are released on the university website in the month of April. Admissions are confirmed around June-July.
  • The university offers multiple online learning opportunities for those who could not complete their education through regular mode.
  • If the MTech or PhD candidates qualify GATE and get admission through GATE score, they will be eligible to get a stipend of INR 12,400 per month.

The candidates who want to get admission through entrance exams like JEE will have to apply through Stream 1 application form, and the candidates who want to apply on the basis of marks in qualifying exam will apply through Stream 2 application form. The students will have to fill both the forms separately.

After the final merit list is released, the selected students will be informed and called for a counselling and document verification process. The students will have to be physically present for the same.

Though the university has not yet declared the admission dates for any courses this year, but they are expected to be released very soon.

SASTRA University Admission Dates

Event Date
Date of Release of Application To be Notified
Last Date to Submit Application To be Notified
Entrance Exam Dates 27-30 April 2021 (JEE Mains)
Display of Merit List by the University To be Notified
Date of Counselling To be Notified
Commencement of New Session To be Notified

SASTRA University Admission 2021: BTech

The admission to 70% of the BTech seats are allocated on the basis of both JEE Mains Percentile score and class 12 marks. These seats are called Stream 1 seats. The remaining 30% of BTech seats, which are called the Stream 2 seats, are allocated only on the basis of class 12 marks.

SASTRA University BTech Eligibility

  • The candidates must have completed 10+2 from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Biotechnology/Computer Science and English as compulsory subjects.
  • The candidates must score a minimum 60% aggregate score in 10+2 level. The scores of PCM subjects will be mainly considered for calculating the aggregate.
  • The Upper Age Limit for regular candidates is 19 years and that for lateral entry is 21 years.

SASTRA University BTech Selection Criteria

  • For Stream 1 candidates, 25% of the JEE Mains Percentile and 75% of Board Exam Marks will be considered for selection.
  • These candidates will be given a cumulated score after combining JEE and Board marks, and on the basis of this score, these candidates will be ranked by the University.
  • For Stream 2 candidates, the admission will be based on the 10+2 score. A writ list of candidates will be prepared accordingly.

SASTRA University BTech Cut-offs

Since the admissions are granted on the basis of the ranks of the candidates in the university merit list, the expected cut-offs are given in the form of closing university ranks. However, the cut-offs will vary from year to year.

Stream 1
BTech CSE Above 400
BTech Other Branches Above 1500
Stream 2
BTech CSE Above 98% (minimum)
BTech Above Streams Above 90-95% (varies from year to year)

How to Apply for BTech?

Documents Required

  • JEE Mains Rank Card and Admit Card
  • Class 12 Marksheet and Certificate
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 10 Admit Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID Proof issued by the government

Application Process

  • The Candidates will have to go to the admissions tab of the university website. The forms will be released on this website.
  • The candidates will have to fill the Stream 1 and Stream 2 form separately, if they wish to apply for both the categories.
  • The forms can be collected offline from the university campus also.
  • The application fee of INR 600 must be submitted along with the application form.
  • In case of online application, the fees can be submitted through Debit/Credit card or Net Banking.
  • For offline application, the fees must be submitted in the form of cheque or Demand Draft along with the application form.

SASTRA University Admission 2021: MBA

The university offers full time MBA courses of 2 years duration. The admissions are granted on the basis of Merit; however, Entrance Exam qualified candidates will be given preference.

SASTRA University MBA Eligibility

  • The candidates must complete graduation from a recognised university or institution with minimum 60% aggregate marks.
  • The candidates with prior work experience and letters of recommendation will be given preference.
  • The candidates qualifying entrance exams like CAT, MAT, CMAT, etc will be given preference.

SASTRA University MBA Selection Criteria

  • The admissions are granted on the basis of Marks scored in Graduation.
  • The university will prepare a merit list on the basis of merit, but the candidates who have qualified Entrance Exams and have prior work experience will be given preference and hence will have a better rank.
  • After the initial selection, the shortlisted candidates will be called for counselling and interview.
  • The candidates who will qualify in the interview and document verification will be granted admission to the course.

SASTRA University MBA Cut-offs

There are no specific cut-offs for admission. However, the candidates should try to keep their graduation percentage above 70% and secure a good rank in entrance exams to ensure easy admissions.

How to Apply for MBA?

Documents Required

  • Graduation Mark Sheet and Certificate
  • Entrance Exam Scorecard
  • Class 12 Marksheet and Certificate
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 10 Admit Card
  • Work Experience Proof
  • LOR
  • Photo ID Proof issued by the government

Application Process

  • The candidates will get the application form on the official website of the university.
  • The candidates must fill the form with proper details. The candidates must fill their marks and entrance exam ranks very carefully.
  • After filling the details, the candidates must pay the application fees of INR 600 through Net Banking or Debit/Credit card.

SASTRA University Admission 2021: Integrated MTech

The SASTRA University is known to offer reputed 5 yearlong Integrated MTech courses along with regular MTech courses in top streams like Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Cyber Security, IoT and Automation, Nano-Technology and many other disciplines.

SASTRA University Integrated MTech Eligibility

  • The candidates must complete the BE/BTech in relevant fields from a recognized institution.
  • The candidates must score a minimum 60% in their graduation.
  • The candidates who did not qualify in GATE will not get first preference. The candidates with a good GATE score will be preferred first.

SASTRA University Integrated MTech Selection Criteria

  • The merit list will be prepared on the basis of Marks scored in Graduation, but the candidates with GATE scores will be ranked higher.
  • The candidates who do not have a GATE score will be ranked after all the GATE scored students.
  • After the release of the merit list, the shortlisted candidates will be called for further selection rounds.
  • The candidates will have to appear in a short test on the day of their counselling. The test will be of 2 hours. It will include General Aptitude and Technical Questions.
  • The candidates who qualify in that test will be called for document verification.
  • The candidates found eligible in document verification will be granted emission to the course.

How to Apply for Integrated MTech?

Documents Required

  • GATE Score Card
  • Graduation Scorecard and Certificate
  • Class 12 Marksheet
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 10 Admit Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID Proof issued by the government

Application Process

  • The candidates will have to fill the application form either in Online or in Offline mode.
  • The candidates will have to pay an application fee of INR 600 along with the application form.
  • The candidates will have to upload their graduation percentage and GATE score in the form provided.

SASTRA University Admission 2021: Law Courses

The admission to Law courses is granted on the basis of CLAT exam scores. The university offers BA LLB, BCom LLB, BBA LLB and LLM courses.

SASTRA University Law Courses Eligibility

  • The candidates must have completed 10+2 from a recognised board or university with minimum 60% aggregate marks for admission to LLB courses.
  • For admission to LLM courses, the candidates must have completed LLB courses from a recognised institution.
  • The candidates must qualify in CLAT exam to be eligible to apply for these courses.

SASTRA University Law Courses Selection Criteria

  • The candidates will be selected on the basis of a cumulative score which will be calculated on the basis of both CLAT score and qualifying Exam score.
  • For calculating the cumulative score, 25% of CLAT score and 75% of qualifying exam marks will be considered.
  • The candidates will be ranked on the basis of this calculated score.
  • The merit list will be prepared and released by the University. The shortlisted candidates will be called for the counselling process.
  • The candidates will have to qualify in an interview followed by document verification to get admission into the course.

How to Apply for Law Courses?

Documents Required

  • CLAT Score Card and Admit Card
  • Qualifying Exam (10+2 or Graduation) Marksheet and Certificate.
  • Class 10 and Class 12 Marksheet
  • Class 10 Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof issued by the government

Application Process

  • Go to the official website of the university and apply for the law courses using the application form provided in the website.
  • They should fill the accurate CLAT score and qualifying exam marks in the fields provided.
  • The candidates will have to pay an application fee of INR 600 before submitting the application.

SASTRA University Admission 2021: UG Courses

Numerous Undergraduate courses like BCom, B Optometry, B.Ed. and BFA courses are offered by the University. The detailed course descriptions are tabulated below.

Course Specialisations
BCom Computer Applications, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
BSc Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Systems, Mathematics with Computer Applications, Biotechnology with DMLT, Microbiology with DMLT
BBA General
BCA General
B.Ed. BA B.Ed., BSc B.Ed.
BFA Music, Bharatnatyam
B Optometry In Collaboration with Elite School of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

SASTRA University UG Courses Eligibility

  • The candidates must complete 10+2 in their respective streams from a recognised university.
  • The candidates must be above 17 years of age. The maximum age limit varies from 19 years to 21 years.
  • The candidates must have studies English as one of the compulsory subjects in 10+2
  • The minimum marks required for admission to UG courses ranges from 55% to 60%
  • For admission to B Optometry program, the candidates must be medically fit.

SASTRA University UG Courses Selection Criteria

  • Except the BTech and Law courses, Admission to all the other UG courses are done on the basis of marks scored at the 10+2 level.
  • The candidates applying for BFA courses may be required to submit their work samples for selection along with the 10+2 marks.
  • The merit list will be prepared by the university and the shortlisted candidates will be called for counselling and interview.
  • The candidates who successfully complete counselling, interview and document verification will be given admission to the course.

How to Apply for UG Courses?

Documents Required

  • Class 12 Marksheet and Certificate
  • Work Samples (for BFA course only if required)
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 10 Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof issued by the government

Application Process

  • The application forms for all the UG courses will be available online in the university website.
  • The candidates will have to apply online through the given form along with all the relevant information like marks, ID Proof, etc.
  • The candidates will also have to pay an application fee of INR 600.

SASTRA University Admission 2021: PG Courses

The following postgraduate courses are offered by SASTRA University.

Course Specialisations
M Optometry In Collaboration with Elite School of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
MCA General, Lateral Entry
MSc Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Physics, Data Science, Mathematics, Microbiology
MFA Bharatnatyam
MCom
MA Divyaprabhamdam, Sanskrit

SASTRA University PG Courses Eligibility

  • The candidates must have completed bachelor’s degree in their respective domain.
  • The candidates must achieve minimum 60% aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree to be eligible for admission in Master’s degree course.

SASTRA University PG Courses Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of marks scored in Graduation.
  • A merit list will be prepared by the university and released on the university website.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. During the interview, the candidates may have to appear for a short test also.
  • The candidates qualifying the test and interview will be called for document verification.
  • The students found eligible during document verification will be granted admission to the course.

How to Apply for PG Courses?

Documents Required

  • Graduation Mark Sheet and Certificate
  • Work Samples (for MFA course only if required)
  • Class 12 Marksheet and Certificate
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 10 Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof issued by the government

Application Process

  • The application forms for the PG courses will be released online and will be available on the official website of the university.
  • The candidates will have to apply online through the given form along with all the relevant information like marks, ID Proof, etc.
  • The candidates will also have to pay an application fee of INR 600.

SASTRA University Admission 2021: PhD

SASTRA University offers a research-based PhD course in the following streams:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Arts
  • Sciences
  • Management
  • Education
  • Law

SASTRA University PhD Admission Eligibility

  • A candidate must complete a PG degree from a recognized university with minimum 55% aggregate marks.
  • Incase of Engineering, a candidate with minimum 75% aggregate in Bachelor’s degree course and who has qualified national level exams like GATE with a very good score are also eligible for admission to PhD courses.

SASTRA University PhD Admission Selection Criteria

  • The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of an entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • After qualifying in the entrance exam, the candidates will have to appear for an interview.
  • The candidates who qualify the interview will be given admission to the course.
  • The candidates who have qualified UGC-NET will not have to appear in the university entrance exam, however they will have to appear in the interview.

How to Apply for a PhD?

Documents Required

  • Postgraduate and Graduation Mark Sheet and Certificate
  • Description of the Research Idea in written format
  • Class 12 Marksheet and Certificate
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 10 Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof issued by the government

Application Process

  • The candidates will have to apply through the application form available online.
  • During the application, the candidates may have to give information on their research idea also.
  • After submitting the application, the candidates will be notified about the syllabus and dates of the entrance exam.

SASTRA University Admission FAQs

Ques. I wish to apply for BTech through both Stream 1 and Stream 2 categories from SASTRA University. Will I have to fill two application forms?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. According to the SASTRA University website, the candidates are advised to apply for Stream 1 and Stream 2 separately. Hence, you will need to fill two separate application forms for applying through both the streams.

Ques. How will I get to know about the syllabus of the PhD Entrance Exam at SASTRA University?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. After the applications for PhD courses, the candidates will get notified about the dates and syllabus of the entrance exam at SASTRA University. Also, the syllabus for the entrance exam will be released in the university website.

Ques. Are BTech students also eligible for a PhD course in SASTRA University?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. The students who have completed their BTech with more than 75% aggregate marks and have scored very good marks in national level entrance exams like GATE are eligible to apply for the PhD degree course at SASTRA University.

Ques. How much should be my CAT score if I want to do my MBA from SASTRA University?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. The SASTRA University follows a cumulative score on the basis of your marks in the graduation level to rank you in the merit list for MBA admission. Hence, there is no specific CAT cut off for MBA admission in the SASTRA University. However, you should try to score above 90 percentiles to get admission in SASTRA University on the safer side.

Ques. How much marks in Boards are required to get CSE branch in BTech from SASTRA University?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. If you are applying through Stream 2 at SASTRA University, you will require a very high score. The cut off generally varies between 97% to 98.5% for CS branch in BTech.

Ques. Will I need to submit work samples for admission to BFA course at SASTRA University?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. During the interview at SASTRA University, it will be better if you can show some of your sample works and the domain related skills that you have. This will help you to qualify in the interview easily.

Ques. Will the GATE qualified candidates have to appear in SASTRA University PhD Entrance Exam?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. The candidates who qualify UGC-NET will not have to appear in the entrance exam at SASTRA University, however the university website has not mentioned about the GATE qualified candidates. So, it’s better to appear in the entrance exam.

Ques. Is there any entrance exam for admission to Optometry courses in SASTRA University?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. No, there is no entrance exam for Optometry courses at SASTRA University. The admissions are granted on the basis of scores in the 10+2 / graduation level.

Ques. If the MBA admissions in SASTRA University are granted on the basis of graduation marks, what advantage will I get even if I qualify any entrance exam?

Last updated on June 15th, 2021

Ans. The candidates who have a good score in the entrance exams like CAT, MAT, CMAT, etc will be ranked higher than those candidates who have not qualified in any entrance exam for MBA admissions at SASTRA University.

SASTRA University: Ranking, Courses Offered, Eligibility Criteria, Admission 2021

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

SASTRA University was established in year 1984 and is recognized by UGC. The University is also accredited by NAAC and offers UG, PG, and PhD programs in numerous specializations. Admission to the courses in this University is both merit and entrance-based. Interested candidates can apply here through online or offline mode.

SASTRA University Highlights

Tabulated below are the major highlights about SASTRA University that candidates can check.

Established| University type 1984| Deemed to be a university
Recognized by UGC
Courses Offered UG, PG, PhD
Admission Criteria Merit and Entrance Based
Application Mode Online/Offline
Top Recruiters Intel Inc., Biocon, Areva, i-Nautix, Idea, ICICI, IBM Corporation
Campus Area 232 Acres
Facilities Available Hostel, Cafeteria, Library, Sports, ATM
Teaching FAculty 700+
Official Website https://www.sastra.edu/

SASTRA University Rankings

The ranking of the University by different bodies is given below that students can check.

Body/Magazine Rank Year
ARIIA(Overall) #6 2020
Outlook (MBA) #90 2020
NIRF(Overall) #48 2020
QS World University Ranking (Overall) #68 2020

SASTRA University Courses

The University offers many courses and the details about the same is given in the table below.

Courses Details
B. Tech
  • Specializations: Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2 with PCM
B. Optom
  • Duration: 4years
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2
B. Com
  • Specializations: CA, BFSI
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2
BFA
  • Specializations: Music, Bharatanatyam
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2
BA LLB (Hons)/BBA LLB (Hons)/B. Com LLB (Hons)
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Eligibility: Passed 10+2
MTech
  • Specializations: Aerospace Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Big Data Biology, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Cyber Security, Computer Science and Engineering, Digital Manufacturing Industrial Biotechnology, IoT and Automation, Structural Engineering, Wireless and Smart Communication, Medical Nano Technology, power, and Energy Systems
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Graduation degree in B.E./B. Tech
Integrated M. Tech
  • Specializations: Biotechnology, Medical Nanotechnology
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Eligibility: Completed Graduation
MBA
  • Eligibility: completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Duration: 2years
M Optom
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Completed B.Optom Degree
MFA
  • Specialization: Bharatanatyam
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree in relevant stream
MA
  • Specializations: Divyaprabhandam, Sanskrit
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Passed Bachelor’s Degree
LLM
  • Specializations: International Trade Law, Taxation and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Graduated in law
M.Sc.
  • Specializations: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Data Science, Physics
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Completed B.Sc degree
M.Sc Integrated
  • Specializations: Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths
  • Duration: 5 Years
  • Eligibility: Passed
MCA
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Passed Bachelor’s Degree
BA B. Ed./B.Sc. B.Ed./
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: Completed 10+2
PhD
  • Specializations: Engineering / Technology, Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Management, Education, Law
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Eligibility: Completed Masters Degree

SASTRA University Admissions

Admission in the university is both merit and entrance-based. Admission in B. Tech program is based on JEE Mains, CLAT scores in case of law programs, GATE score in case of M. Tech program, UGC NET or University entrance exam in case of PhD. The admission in other courses is merit-based.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates need to follow the below-given steps for getting admission in this University.

  • Visit the official website of the University
  • Fill the form with all the details as mentioned by going through all instructions carefully
  • Upload the documents as required
  • Pay the application fee of INR 600 through online mode
  • Submit the form

SASTRA University Facilities

The University has all basic facilities for students like every top University. Some of the facilities University provides are mentioned below.

  • Library: The library of the University is quite spacious and has journals, magazines, 35+ online journal databases such as IEEE, ASCE, ACM etc. In addition to this, library has facility of reprographics as well as attracts more than 600 students in a day.
  • Banking: Indian Overseas Branch Bank is there at campus with the facility of 2 ATMs.
  • Post Office: The post office is there in the campus for faculty, village population nearby to University, students etc.
  • Hostels: 9 boys hostel, as well as 6 girls’ hostel, are there with all basic facilities. The hostel has a good ambiance and all facilities for dining, recreation, living to give students a feeling of home. Wi-Fi facility is also there in the hostel.
  • Sports: The campus has indoor stadium which is well equipped with badminton, table tennis, carrom board, billiards table, basketball court etc.
  • Gym: A fitness center is there in the indoor stadium that has all fitness equipment. A separate jogging track, as well as gym, is there for girl students. In addition to this, outdoor facilities are there for students like tennis, cricket soccer that attracts large number of students.
  • Canteen: The canteen at the University has a peaceful environment and serves delicious and healthy culinary delights.

SASTRA University Faculty

The University has the most qualified faculty members who are skilled in their own fields. All of them holds PhD or master’s degree and help students in accomplishing their goals.

  • Professors: 14+
  • Associate Professors: 26++
  • Associate Dean: 18+

SASTRA University FAQs

Ques. Who are some successful alumni from SASTRA University?

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Ans. Notable Alumni from this University are- Swaminathan: senior director Oracle, Muthukumar Vemban: Director of Bacardi, India, Girish Mathrubootham: Founder and CEO at Freshworks Inc. (Formerly known as Freshdesk), etc.

Ques. What is the fee structure of Hostel And a Mess in SASTRA University?

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Ans. The fee for a hostel ranges between INR 8000 – Rs 18,000 annually which varies on the type of facilities provided by the hostel. Mess fee is the same for all i.e. INR 3000 per month.

Ques. What are some student clubs at SASTRA University?

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Ans. Some of the student clubs of this University are auto club, debating club, literary club, oratory club, fine arts club, quiz club, JAM club and many more These all clubs conduct week to week meetings in order to hone students talent.

Ques. What academic flexibility students enjoy at SASTRA University?

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Ans. The University gives all the students academic flexibility in form of the choice of a faculty member, a choice-based credit system that depends on certain criteria that candidates can check.

Ques. How is the placement of SASTRA University?

Last updated on May 11th, 2021

Ans. The University provides good placement to students of all courses. Every year top companies recruit students and pay them high salary packages. Some of the names of eminent recruiters who had visited the campus are Juniper Networks, Citicorp, Brakes India Ltd., Biocon, Capgemini, BHEL, Johnson and Johnson, Kerbs Biochemicals Ltd., JET Airways, and many more.