SRM Institute of Science and Technology ( SRMIST ), 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
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'.
In 2017 it was renamed back as SRM Institute of Science and Technology following the UGC request to drop "University" from the name.
Key Description of SRMIST:
Former Names: SRM Engineering College, SRM University
Motto: Learn. Leap. Lead.
Type: Deemed University
Founder: T. R. Pachamuthu
Chancellor: T. R. Pachamuthu
Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Sandeep Sancheti
Address: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Potheri, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu 603203, India
official: Website Link
Engineering And Technology (SRMJEEE 2020):
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.
SRMIST University Campus:
Dr. T.P Ganesan Auditorium, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Located about 35 km (22 mi) away from the city of Chennai, this campus is situated on a 250 acre 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 following:
- SRM Institute of Hotel Management
- SRM Arts and Science College
- SRM Law College
- SRM Management College
- Valliammai Engineering College
- Valliammai Polytechnic.
The Ramapuram Campus of SRM Institute of Science and Technology is located at Ramapuram, Chennai. It houses three colleges
- Faculty of Engineering and Technology
- SRM Dental College
- Easwari Engineering College
The campus also offers Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Design, MBA, science & humanities, and dental courses.
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.
SRMIST NCR Campus:
The 25-acre campus at Modinagar on Delhi-Meerut highway houses the faculties of Engineering & Technology, Management and Teacher Education.
SRMIST 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.
SRM University 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.
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.
The case was resolved in October 2017 after all 136 claimants indicated their willingness to accept monetary compensation in return for withdrawing from proceedings.
The QS World University Rankings ranked SRM Institute of Science and Technology 351–400 in Asia in 2019.
SRM Institute of Science and Technology ranked 7th among private engineering colleges in India by India Today in 2018.
It was ranked 28 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2018.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 36 in the engineering ranking in 2019, 14 in the pharmacy ranking, 32 among universities and 52 overall.
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