2018 UG and PG admissions at SASTRA University


Are you looking for 2018 admission process at SASTRA University? Get ready! 2018 admissions are open at SASTRA University. Follow the admission procedures, eligibility criteria and other admission related details mentioned in this article to get admission in the UG and PG degree programmes offered at SASTRA Deemed University for the 2018 academic year.

About SASTRA University


Shanmuga Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA) is a deemed university located at Thirumalaisamudram in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. The University started its journey in the year 1984 as an Engineering college in the name of Shanmuga College of Engineering and has attained the deemed university status in the year 2001. Various UG, PG and doctoral degree programmes are offered at SASTRA University and it holds a prestigious name in the education map of India. Srinivasan Ramanujan Center at Kumbakonam is affiliated to SASTRA University.

Full-time programmes offered at SASTRA University


The University offers various undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Engineering, Management, Arts, Science, Education, and Law. The list of full-time programmes offered at SASTRA main campus, Thanjavur and Srinivasan Ramanujan Center, Kumbakonam are mentioned below

Main campus: B.Tech, M.Tech(5-year integrated), M.Tech, MBA, MCA, BBA, B.Com, B.A, B.Sc., B.Com(CA), B.Ed. (4-year integrated) and LLB(Hons)

Srinivasan Ramanujan Center: B.Tech (CSE, EEE,ECE), BBA, BCA, B.Sc., B.Com and M.Sc.

2018 Admissions at SASTRA University


The admissions at SASTRA University are purely based on merit only. For admissions into UG and PG degree programmes, the University considers the scores of the students in the qualifying examinations of the UG and PG degree programmes.


  • For engineering programmes, preference will be given to GATE qualified candidates.

  • For MBA programmes, the candidates with good score in CAT/CMAT/XAT/AIMAT will be given preference.

  • For all degree programmes in Law, the score of a candidate in CLAT-2018 and +2 aggregate marks will be considered for admission in the ratio of 25%:75%

  • For the other degree programmes in Arts, Science, Education, and Commerce, the admission will be based on the respective qualifying examination marks.

  • For admission in B.Tech and M.Tech (5-year integrated) programmes, admission will be conducted under 2 streams.


    1. Stream 1: Based on 2018 JEE (Main Scores) and +2 marks

    2. Stream 2: Based on +2 marks only



Admission Procedure for B.Tech and M.Tech(5-year integrated) programmes


As mentioned above, the admissions for B.Tech and 5-year integrated M.Tech programmes will be conducted under 2 streams. Candidates who are eligible for both stream 1 and stream 2 need not submit 2 application forms separately. One application form will be considered for both the streams. Candidates can attend the counseling of both the streams using the same application.

Under stream 1, 70 % of total seats will be admitted based on the combined score of the candidate in JEE (main) and the normalized +2 aggregate marks in the ratio of 25% and 75%. The combined score is calculated to determine the SASTRA rank of a particular candidate because admissions at SASTRA University are purely based on the SASTRA rank.

Under stream 2, 30% of the total seats will be filled based on the normalized aggregate +2 marks or any other equivalent marks of the candidates. To bring the candidates from different examining authorities or education boards into the same scale of comparison, the University normalizes the aggregate + 2 marks of all the candidates. The merit list for stream 2 will be prepared based on the normalized score of an individual and the admission under stream 2 will be conducted based on merit list.

Note: Applicants who have applied for both the streams are allowed attend counseling for both stream 1 and stream 2. Also, even if they are admitted in any one stream they have the option to change the branch while attending the counseling under another stream.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech Programmes



  • Candidate should not have completed 19 years as on 01.07.2018. The age for lateral entry is 21 years.

  • Candidate should have scored a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in +2 or any other equivalent examination with the compulsory subjects as Maths and Physics along with either Chemistry/ Biology/Computer Science/ Biology in a single sitting.

  • Lateral entry candidates with a diploma in Engineering or Technology are eligible for direct admission to the 2-year in the relevant B.Tech programme.


How to apply?


Candidates can apply for admissions at SASTRA University via online or offline mode.

Offline mode


Candidates who wish to apply offline can get application forms in person from the below-mentioned locations on payment of Rs.600/-

  • The Office of Admissions at SASTRA Deemed University campus in Thanjavur or Kumbakonam.

  • City Union Bank (only in the branches as mentioned on the college website for admissions )

  • Registered Office located in Chennai [ Address: 5, Lakshmi Nivas, Dr. Subarayan Nagar, Kodambakkam, Chennai- 600024; Landmark: Behind hotel Brown Star, Saamiyar Madam Bus stop; Phone: 044-24838029]


Applications will also be sent via post on receipt of a demand draft for Rs.650/- drawn in favor of SASTRA payable at Thanjavur. To get the application forms, the demand draft must be sent to the Office of Admissions at SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur-613401.

Application forms can also be downloaded from www.sastra.edu

Note: The downloaded application form must be filled and submitted along with the necessary application fee ( Rs 650/- for B.Tech/M.Tech(5-year integrated), MBA, MCA, Law (5-year integrated) and Rs. 350/- for B.Com, B.Com(CA), BBA, BCA, B.Sc., B.Ed, B.A.,B.Ed(4 year integrated), M.Sc., M.com.)

Online mode


Candidates can submit the online application form for the academic year-2018 at http://sastra.edu/adm18/

Once the candidate registers their details online, a unique user id and password will be sent to the registered e-mail id of the candidate. With the necessary login credentials, a candidate can log in, fill the application form and make payment of the application fee. An option is available for the candidates to edit the form before submitting it finally.

Note: Online submission of application forms will be disabled one day before the last day of submission of the offline applications.

Candidates are requested to read the general instructions before filling the application form. For any queries or clarification regarding online application form, the candidates can mail to admissions@sastra.edu

Admission procedure


After submission of the application forms, the University will release the Rank list and the University will conduct counseling at a scheduled date. Admission will be purely based on the merit list and the candidates will have to pay only the tuition fee. No capitation fee or donation is accepted by the University.

Provisions are made for NRI admissions as per the norms of the Government. For any details regarding NRI admissions, the candidates can contact the office of admissions.

Note: SASTRA University never encourages the involvement of any third-party and unauthorized agencies or persons in the admission process. Kindly bring to the notice of the office of admissions of SASTRA University in case if any unauthorized persons or agencies approach you for admissions.

Important dates



  1. Issue of application for all degree programmes: March 25, 2018

  2. Last date for submission of filled application forms (B.Tech/M.Tech(5-year integrated)): June 09, 2018 (5.00 p.m.)

  3. Last date for submission of filled application forms ( M.Tech/M.Sc., MBA/B.Com(CA), B.Com(BFSI), BA.,B.Ed/B.Sc.,B.Ed(4-year integrated), M.Sc., MCA, Law, B.Optom): June 09, 2018 (5.00 p.m.)

  4. Last date for submission of filled application forms- At SRC, Kumbakonam campus( B.Sc., BBA, B.Com, BCA, M.Sc, M.Com, MCA): June 09, 2018 (5.00 p.m.)

  5. Release of rank list: June 09, 2018 (9.00 p.m.)

  6. Counselling dates: June 21, 22, 23, 24- 2018


Contact details


For any queries related to admission, candidates can contact

Address: Office of Admissions, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur-613401
Phone: 91 4362 264101-108, 304000-010
Email: admissions@sastra.edu

For any queries regarding the admissions at SRC, Kumbakonam contact, Mr.S. Rajagopalan, Admin Office, SRC, Kumbakonam. Phone: 0435 2426823

Special Disclaimer: This article is written based on the information provided on the official website of SASTRA University.


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