Admission 2020 FAQ

  • B.Tech., 5-Year integrated M.Tech., M. Tech., M.Sc. (Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry & Molecular Genetics), MCA, MBA, B.Com. (CA), B.Com. (BFSI), B.A./B.Com./B.B.A., LL.B, (Hons.) , B.Sc./B.A., B.Ed. (4-year integrated), M.Sc. (5-year integrated) programmes, M.Optom & B.Optom in its Main Campus in Thanjavur and B. Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA, M.Sc., and B. Tech. (CSE, ECE, EEE,) courses in its Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre (off-campus centre of SASTRA recognized by Govt. of India) in Kumbakonam. SASTRA is not having any other off-campus centre. Please bring to the notice of the admissions office if you find any misuse of SASTRA Deemed University's name in any other location. They are not approved by either Govt. of India or by SASTRA Deemed University..

  • Admission to all programmes is strictly based on merit only.
    Engineering Admission Procedure
    Admission to B.Tech. / 5-Year Integrated M.Tech. Programme
    Admission to the B.Tech. / 5-year Integrated M.Tech. programs will be conducted under two streams. All the applicants will be eligible for both the stream and need not submit two separate application form. This application form will be considered for the both streams.

    (1) Stream 1 (based on JEE(1st Main) 2020 scores and +2 Marks) for 70% of seats
    (2) Stream 2 (based on +2 marks) for 30% of seats

    Stream 1 Admission: Applicants under stream 1 will be admitted to 70% of the seats based on JEE (1st Main) 2020 percentile score and aggregate +2 marks. The weightage for JEE (1st Main) scores and +2 marks will be 25% & 75% respectively. The JEE 1st Main %ile score and +2 aggregate will be taken together as per the weightage and applicants will be ranked based on the resultant combined score.
    The combined score of all students will be used to determine the SASTRA Rank and admission will be based on the SASTRA Rank secured.
    Stream 2 Admission: Applicants under Stream 2 will be admitted based on their aggregate +2 or its equivalent marks. This is for 30% of the total seats. To bring all candidates from different examining authorities/ boards in to the same scale of comparison and to create a list in the order of merit, the +2 or its equivalent aggregate marks will be considered.
    Note: 1) Applicants are allowed to attend counselling for stream 2 even if they are admitted under Stream 1 and can change branch, if they wish to.
    For all PG programmes the admissions will be made on the basis of the scores in the qualifying UG / PG degree programme. GATE qualified candidates will be given preference for Engineering programmes and for MBA, students with good CAT/XAT/AIMAT/CMAT/AIMCAT scores will be given preference.
    For all degree programmes in Law, admissions will be based on the CLAT-2020 Scores and +2 aggregate taken in the ratio of 25% : 75% respectively.
    For all other degree programmes in Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Education, etc. admissions will be based on the qualifying exam marks.

  • NO. Please note that the last date for receiving application for both Streams will be 31st July 2020. Applicants are advised to submit application with results of +2 and JEE (1st Main) 2020 along with relevant photocopies. JEE (1st Main) 2020 details is mandatory (if appeared) for those who are applying under Stream 1. The applicant is advised to enter both +2 & JEE (1st Main) 2020 details in his/her own interest as they can attend both counselling using the same application form. If an applicant has not appeared for JEE (1st Main) 2020, for Stream 1, the weighted score for the 25% will be 0 but the +2 aggregate will be given 75% weightage to arrive at the combined score. However, for the Stream 2, the weightage for +2 marks will be 100%. This way, an applicant will be considered in Stream 1 & Stream 2 by default.

    • A pass in the +2 (or) its equivalent examination with Mathematics & Physics as compulsory subjects with either Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology and recognized by any State Board / Central Board or any other accepted by SASTRA as equivalent to 10+2 (or) its equivalent examination, with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology obtained in a single sitting
    • Students with diploma in Engineering / Technology are eligible for direct admission to the second year of the relevant B.Tech. Programme.
    • The candidate should not have completed 19 years as on 1.7.2020. (21 years for Lateral Entry)
  • Application forms will be available from April 2, 2020 and the last date for submission of completed application forms with JEE Scores and +2 Marks is on July 31st 2020. The results will be announced at 9 pm on the same date and will be available at Based on the results, students will be intimate for Online counselling. Please note that you need not wait for JEE (Advanced) Scores, even if you are eligible to appear for Advanced. JEE(1st Main) Scores are enough.

  • Stream 1 counselling will be held during the 1st week of August 2020 and seats will be allotted based on the ranks secured by the applicant calculated based on JEE (Main) Scores and aggregate +2 marks.
    Stream 2 counselling based on +2 Marks. Counselling for students under the Stream 2 category will be conducted along with Stream 1 during 1st week of August 2020. Subsequent round of counseling is subject to vacancy position and dates will be updated in the website.

  • Admissions will be done by the Office of Admissions of SASTRA, either by following normalization for 30% of the seats or by JEE(1st MAIN) + aggregate +2 for the remaining 70%. Do not fall prey to any unauthorized persons / agencies who claim proximity to SASTRA admissions office. Admissions are based only on merit and only tuition fees will have to be paid. No donations or capitation fee. Kindly bring it to the notice of the Office of Admissions if any unauthorized persons / agency approach you promising admissions. As per the Government norms, provision is made for NRI admissions. Interested students may kindly contact the Office of admissions at 91 4362 264101-108.

  • NO. Admission will be based only on merit after the rank list is released. Only NRI sponsored students' can approach the Office of Admissions for more admission information.

    PG / LAW Admission Procedure
  • Admissions to all the above programmes will be based on the qualifying degree / board marks and applicable competitive exam scores CAT/XAT/AIMAT/CMAT/ AIMCAT in the case of MBA and GATE in the case of M.Tech. Aggregate +2 marks alone will be considered in the case of Law. Call letter to attend counseling for admission will be sent to the applicant individually by e-mail/letter. No changes in assigned counselling date is possible.

  • There are 9 hostels for boys and 5 for girls. First year B. Tech. students will be provided shared accommodation at an annual rent of Rs.10,000 only. The charges for food will be at actual based on dividing system and will approximately be around Rs.3,000 per month. You can assume that you will stay for 10 months in a calendar year. Single room, Two-in-one, Three-in-one and Four-in-one (with or w/o bath attached facilities) will be available from II year onwards. The annual rent will be different.

  • Application forms will be available online from April 2, 2020 at

    It can also be collected in person from the Office of Admissions at SASTRA Deemed University campus in Thanjavur, Kumbakonam or Admin Office at Chennai. Application fee is Rs.600/-

    Application forms can also be downloaded at Applications can also be sent by post on receipt of DD for Rs.650/- favouring SASTRA payable at Thanjavur. DD must be sent to Office of Admissions, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur – 613 401, Tamil Nadu. Online submission of application is also possible at

  • Office of Admissions : SASTRA Deemed University,
    Thanjavur – 613 401.
    Phone: 91 4362 264101-108
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Please contact the Office of Admissions for any additional information that you may require. Kindly ensure you talk to the right person and do not be guided by outsider or any unauthorized person. Ask for the following persons:

    • Mr. C. Swaminathan (Deputy Registrar)
    • Mr. G. Ganapathisubramanian (Deputy Registrar)
    • Mr. S. Radhakrishnan (Office of the VC)
    • Mr. A. Sahayaraj (Asst. Registrar for PG & Law admissions)
    • Mr. S. Rajagopalan, Admin Officer, SRC, Kumbakonam at 0435 2426823 for SRC admissions

We wish you good luck and welcome to a world of opportunities at SASTRA!