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SRM Institute of Science and Technology
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Former names
SRM Engineering College, SRM University
MottoLearn. Leap. Lead.
TypeDeemed
Established1985 (1985)
FounderT. R. Pachamuthu
ChancellorT. R. Pachamuthu[1]
Dr. Sandeep Sancheti[1]
Location, ,
CampusUrban
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.srmist.edu.in

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, is a deemed university located in Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India, near Chennai. It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. SRM Institute of Science and Technology includes six campuses, three in Tamil Nadu -- Kattankulathur, Ramapuram and Vadapalani, one in NCR Delhi, one in Sikkim and one in Amaravati.

The institute gained deemed status during the 2003-2004 academic year and was renamed SRM Institute of Science and Technology. It became SRM University in 2006 following permission by the UGC for 'Deemed to be Universities' to be called 'Universities'.[2] In 2017 it was renamed back as SRM Institute of Science and Technology following the UGC request to drop "University" from the name.[3]

Admissions

Engineering and technology

SRM Institute of Science and Technology conducts their own admission test known as the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE). This exam is held every year in the month of April and can be taken only via the online mode of application. SRMJEEE 2020 is scheduled to be held from Thursday, 30th July to Tuesday, 4th August 2020. Exam will be conducted as per the government instructions.

The general paper pattern consists of four compulsory sections including English, Aptitude, Physics and Chemistry. The optional section consists of either Mathematics or Biology depending upon the course chosen during exam registration.[]

As of 2019, more than 170,000 students had appeared for the examination out of which 76,000 were called for counseling.[]

Campus

Kattankulathur campus

Dr. T.P Ganesan Auditorium, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Located about 35 km (22 mi)[4] away from the city of Chennai, this campus is situated on a 250 acre[5] site overlooking Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road), NH-32. The main campus at Kattankulathur consists of a College of Engineering and Technology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Science and Humanities, School of Management and School of law. It is also one of the few schools in India that offers a Degree in Telecom studies.

Kattankulathur Campus also houses the SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center and the SRM Hotel. The SRM hospital can accommodate 1200 in-patients with 25 specializations in PG education in medical science.

The campus also accommodates the SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM Arts and Science College, SRM Law College, SRM Management College, Valliammai Engineering College and Valliammai Polytechnic.

Ramapuram campus

The Ramapuram Campus of SRM Institute of Science and Technology is located at Ramapuram, Chennai. It houses three colleges, the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRM Dental College, and Easwari Engineering College. The campus also offers Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Design, MBA, science & humanities, and dental courses.

Vadapalani campus

Vadapalani Campus is located in the center of Chennai city. This campus houses the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of MCA. The SRM Institute for Medical Sciences is also located within the campus.[6]

NCR campus

The 25-acre (10 ha) campus at Modinagar on Delhi-Meerut highway houses the faculties of Engineering & Technology, Management and Teacher Education.[6]

Amaravati Campus, Andhra Pradesh

SRM University, Andhra Pradesh (SRM AP), is a private university located in the planned city of Amaravati. The campus spans over 200 Acre.

Controversy

The founder chairman of the SRM Group of educational institutions, T. R. Pachamuthu, was arrested in Chennai on 26 August 2016 in connection with an alleged scandal in medical admissions involving crores of rupees.[7] More than 100 complaints had been received from parents related to "transactions" involving payment of money running into several million rupees for getting admissions to medical courses in SRM institutions.[8] The case was resolved in October 2017 after all 136 claimants indicated their willingness to accept monetary compensation in return for withdrawing from proceedings[9][10]

Rankings

Private University rankings
General - international
QS (Asia) (2019)[11]351-400
QS (Asia) (2020)[12]301-350
General - India
NIRF (Overall) (2019)[13]52
NIRF (Universities) (2019)[14]32
Engineering - India
NIRF (2019)[15]36
Outlook India (2018)[16]27
Private colleges:
India Today (2018)[17]7
Pharmacy - India
NIRF (2019)[18]14

The QS World University Rankings ranked SRM Institute of Science and Technology 351-400 in Asia in 2019.[11]

SRM Institute of Science and Technology ranked 7th among private engineering colleges in India by India Today in 2018.[17] It was ranked 28 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2018.[16] The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 36 in the engineering ranking in 2019,[15] 14 in the pharmacy ranking,[18] 32 among universities[14] and 52 overall.[13]

Notable alumni

See also

References

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  2. ^ "History of SRM Group of Institutions". SRM University. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Don't use 'university' in institute names. This college sucks and should be ashamed of its looting facilities, UGC directs deemed-to-be varsities". The Indian Express. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.boulter.com/gps/distance/?from=12.823611%2C+80.044167&to=13.062499%2C+80.24577&units=k
  5. ^ http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/aboutus/campus-view
  6. ^ a b http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/aboutus/our-campus
  7. ^ Sivaraman, R. (26 August 2016). "SRM University chancellor Pachamuthu arrested in cheating case". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "SRM education group's chief Pachamuthu arrested over medical seats admission scandal". The Indian Express. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Madras HC quashes FIR against SRM's Pachamuthu in medical admission scam". The News Minute. 31 October 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Cheating case against SRM group chief quashed". The New Indian Express. 31 October 2017.
  11. ^ a b "QS Asia University Rankings 2019". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2018.
  12. ^ "QS Asia University Rankings 2020". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2020.
  13. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.
  14. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.
  15. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Top 100 Engineering Colleges In 2018". Outlook India. 24 May 2018.
  17. ^ a b "India's Best Colleges 2018: Engineering - Private". India Today. 2018.
  18. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2019 (Pharmacy)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2019.
  19. ^ "Rs 8.4 crore mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy dumped architecture for cricket". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ a b "SRM University has its own take on 3 R's". Daily Thanthi. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 2019.
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  24. ^ Sathish, Anusha (26 July 2019). "Police Officers Thronged Bigg Boss Tamil House to Enquire Meera Mithun". News Bricks. Retrieved 2019.
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