The need to maintain academic excellence is stressed by various high-level committees and educational experts. It is often deplored that only a quantitative expansion is taking place everywhere without qualitative improvement. But in these days of globalization of education, quality consciousness should become a prerequisite.
SASTRA went in for quality assessment and accreditation much earlier than most other universities and it has put in place high quality infrastructure, faculty and teaching systems. Infrastructure expansion is taking place in tandem in terms of construction of new buildings, purchase of modern lab equipments, etc.
The rush for admission to SASTRA is unabated this year also. SASTRA is sought after by top ranking students.
During summer many academic activities have taken place and the campus is busy all through the year. Various certificate courses conducted for the II and IV Semester B.Tech students, the FEEL Employable programme conducted for the Final year students, the seminars and short-term courses organized by different Schools, the 84th Remembrance Day of Srinivasa Ramanujan at SRC, Kumbakonam, etc. bear testimony to this. I feel proud that SASTRA has been recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India.
I recall with pride and pleasure the memorable visit of Shri Arjun
Singhji, the Honourable Minister for Human
to our campus on 15th January 1996.
On behalf of SASTRA Deemed University, I welcome him back to the HRD ministry.
I wish the freshmen the very best in their
Prof. R. SETHURAMAN
Shri Arjun Singh being received by Prof. R. Sethuraman,
Vice-Chancellor, SASTRA on 15th January, 1996
The Third University Day was celebrated at the SASTRA campus on 3rd April 2004. Shri
S. K. Sahu IRS, Director, Income Tax(Exemption), Chennai delivered the University Day Address and distributed the Kamakoti Medal for the Best Outgoing Student and various awards and prizes to the meritorious students. Prof. R. Sethuraman, Vice-Chancellor presided over the function. 1750 book prizes worth Rs.5,06,354 were awarded to 720 students.
S. K. Sahu delivers the University Day Address