Abhiram Bhagavathula

Btech(mechatronics) | Batch of 2019

SASTRA University, [SASTRAU] Thanjavur Review by Abhiram

Overall Rating : 9 / 10

Written on 14 Jan 2017

Academics & Faculty
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9 /10

  • In SASTRA University classes generally starts at 8:45 am in the morning and classes are continued till 4:15 pm in the evening.
  • Assignments are given by the professors based on the lecture taught and practical based knowledge is provided to the students.
  • Student-friendly professor are available and student - professor interaction is very nice as many of the students does the project under the guidance of professors at SASTRA which is a huge advantage for the students for the career.
  • The examinations are conducted in two ways I.e through internal and external methods. Internal marks are for 50 ( 40- theory, 10 - assignments and quiz ) while the external marks are for hundred which is taken into half and summed up with internal marks to hundred and respective grade point average is awarded.
  • The method of teaching is actually pretty good and professors are student friendly.
  • Overall experience in the college is good. 

Fees & Scholarship
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8 /10

  • Course fee at SASTRA University per year is Rs. 90,000 ( excluding the hostel and mess charges).
  • Dean's Scholarship and Hostel Scholarship are awarded to the students.
  • Dean's scholarship is given to the students who are in the top 2 percent of the college ( on the basis of CGPA).
  • While the hostel scholarship is based on the overall performance of student in all aspects like attendance, academics etc and is given to students whose CGPA is above 8.5.
  • Dean's scholarship students are awarded Rs. 9,000/- as a stipend while the Hostel scholarship students are awarded Rs. 16,000/- as stipend.
  • Loans are needed for students whose economic background is not very good.
  • Indian Overseas bank and City union bank are available on the campus to provide student loans. The loans can also be taken from other banks also.

Placements & Alumni Network
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9 /10

  • I haven't done any Internships yet but has gone to implant training programs organised by e-zenith education on Automobile Development.
  • I have also gone to the International Conference on Robotics technology organised collaboratively by SASTRA university and Plymouth University.
  • Placements are very good from the college. Key companies like Paypal, eBay, Zoho, mu sigma, Freshdesk, Ashok Leyland, Ford, Bosch etc offer better positions and packages.
  • Average package is around Rs. 6-7 lakhs per annum while the maximum package was given by PayPal which is Rs. 18 lakhs per annum and eBay which offers Rs. 14 lakhs per annum.
  • Alumni network in SASTRA is very strong as we have interactions with them every now and then.

Infrastructure & Transportation
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9 /10

  • There are 6 hostels for boys and 5 for girls in SASTRA University campus. Rooms are spacious and depending on the number of students per room, the fees are determined. If a room is shared by four people then the fees are Rs. 8,000/- per year I.e Annually. If it is shared by only two people then it is Rs. 10,000/- per year. If it is a single room, then it is Rs. 16,000/- per annum.
  • Food and hygiene are very good then compared to most colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • Mess fees are determined on the basis of a number of days the mess runs in a month and based on that average mess bill is Rs. 3,000/- per month.
  • Labs and infrastructure of college are very well built. All kinds of equipment are available for the students and the WiFi facility for the students in the campus is decent and there is no limit for that.
  • Every branch students have got their own block and every block has its own library and the Central Library consisted of a lot of books, journals and papers published by the professors and many entrance tests books are also available in the central Library for the purpose of students.

Clubs & Associations
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10 /10

  • SASTRA has students societies in all categories like cultural, technical and management etc. The Cultural society consists of clubs like Arts club, Dance club, Music club, Drama club etc. The Technical society is expanded to every branch of SASTRA and every block has its own technical society like mechanical block has MECASO while the Chemical and biotech block has got AFCE ( Association for Chemical Engineers ) etc. 
  • Technical, sports and cultural fest's are conducted in the college for every term year by the above-mentioned societies.
  • Management fests are also conducted by the ED- Cell group in the college. The technical fest is named as DAKSH, sports fest is named as COLOSSEUM and the cultural fest is named as KURUKSASTRA. Generally, all these fests are conducted for about three days continuously.
  • Life in college is generally is good.

Eligibility Criteria & Admission Process
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  • The eligibility criteria for getting admission into SASTRA university is through two procedures. While one stream is through the cumulative scores of JEE MAIN and secondary board, the other stream of admissions are only on the basis of board of secondary education (+2) marks.
  • Since I'm a student of Hyderabad, I've taken JEE MAIN and board of intermediate education examinations to become eligible for SASTRA university.


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