Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University (SRM University), Chennai

Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University (SRM University), Chennai

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SRM University Main building.

Last updated on August 21st, 2018 at 07:19 pm


SRM University or Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University is a Chennai – based private university in the state of Tamil Nadu. SRM University began its glorious journey in 1985 as an engineering college in Kattankulathur, Chennai. Since then, the institute has remained synonymous with excellence in technical education. From SRM’s humble beginning as an engineering college, the institute turned into a deemed university in 2006 with an act of UGC. Presently, the university offers degree courses in engineering, medicine, management, humanities and operates in a total of 7 campuses across the country.

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How to Reach SRM University, Chennai?

The SRM University Main campus i.e. Kattankulathur campus is located in SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur located inside the
Kancheepuram District in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The main campus or SRM Nagar is nearly 40 Km away from Chennai city. 

The nearest railway station to the campus is Potheri station, 1.8 km from the campus. 

The nearest Airport is the Chennai International Airport, located nearly 25 Km from the college campus.

For more details, on how to reach the campus from Chennai city and nearby areas, visit

SRM University Campuses

SRM University currently has 8 sister campuses at various locations in the country. The 8 campuses include:

  1. Kattankulathur, Chennai. (Main Campus)
  2. Vadapalani, Chennai.
  3. Ramapuram, Chennai.
  4. Sonepat, Haryana.
  5. Gangtok, Sikkim.
  6. Tiruchchirappalli.
  7. NCR.
  8. Amaravati, AP. (est. 2016)

Apart from the above-mentioned locations, the SRM group also has other colleges in its family tree.

SRM University Rankings

The SRM University rankings at both Indian and World stage have been described below and tabulated.

Ranking in India

Recently released NIRF 2018 rankings for engineering colleges has placed SRM University at 46th spot in the list of best engineering institutes. It has been ranked the 41st best university in the country by NIRF.

Outlook magazine placed SRM Engg. college at 27th spot in 2017 rankings of 100 best engineering colleges.

Ranking AuthorityRank
NIRF 2018 (in association with HRD Ministry, GOI)46th (among engineering institutes)
Outlook Magazine 2017 ranking27th (among engineering institutes)
NIRF 201643rd (among engineering institutes)
Overall University Rankings
NIRF 201841st (among all universities in India)

SRM University World Rankings

The TIMES Higher Education has ranked SRM University above 1,000 in the World University Rankings while it falls in the 301-350 range in Asia Rankings. The best performing Indian university in these rankings is IISc Bengaluru in the 251-300 range.

However, the QS World Rankings have placed SRM University in 351 – 400 range in Asia rankings. The best performing Indian University in these rankings is IIT Delhi, placed at 172nd spot.

Ranking AuthorityRank
TIMES Higher Education World Rankings1001+
QS World Rankings>1,000

Courses Offered at SRM University

The course catalog at SRM University comprises of following 4 field of study:

  • Engineering & Technology.
  • Architecture and Design.
  • Management.
  • Medicine and Health Sciences.
  • Humanities.

Engineering and Technology

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.).
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech).
  • PG Diploma Programs.

For details on trades (branches) in which is offered and requisite campuses, visit

Architecture and Design

  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch).
  • Bachelor of Design in Interior Design (B.Des.).
  • Master of Design (M.Des.)

Management Studies

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hotel Management.
  • Master of Management Studies (MMS).

For more details on the campuses available, visit

Medicine and Health Sciences

UG Programs
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S).
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S).
  • Bachelor of Optometry (B.Optom).
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma).
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.).
  • Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (BASLP).
  • Bachelor of Occupation Therapy (BOT).
  • Bachelor of Public Health (BPH).
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT).
  • Post Basic B.Sc in Nursing.
PG Programs
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D).
  • Master of Science (M.S) – Medical.
  • Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc).
  • Master of Public Health (MPH).
  • Master of Occupation Therapy (MOT).
  • Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharma).
  • Master of Physiotherapy (MPT).
  • Master of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (MASLP).
  • Master of Hospital Administration (MHA).
Research Programs
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil).
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharma.D).
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharma.D) Post Baccalaureate.
  • Doctorate of Medicine (D.M).
  • Master of Surgery (M.Ch.).
Fellowship Programs
  • Associate Fellowship in Industrial Health (AFIH)
  • Fellowship Programs.
Diploma Programs
  • Diploma in Nursing.
  • Diploma.
  • PG Diploma.
Certificate Courses in Health Sciences
  • Blood Bank Technology
  • Health Inspector
  • Medical Office Management
  • Ophthalmic Technology.

For more details on the fields in which programs are available and the campuses available, visit

Humanities & Sciences

UG Programs
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com).
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com (Honors)).
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc).
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A).
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Legislative Law (Honours) (B.Com + LLB)
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law (Honours) (BA + LLB)
  • Bachelor of Legislative Law (L.L.B)
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)
PG Programs
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com).
  • Master of Education (M.Ed).
  • Master of Science (M.Sc)
  • Master of Arts (M.A).
  • Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A).
Diploma Programs
  • Film Acting.
  • Yoga
  • Hotel Management and Catering Technology.

For more details on the fields in which programs are available and the campuses available, visit

SRM University Admissions

Admission Process for all the programs at SRM University and its campuses has been described below.

Engineering & Technology

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

Admission to B.Tech program at SRM University campuses is based on annually-held SRM Joint Engineering Entrance examination (SRMJEEE). Counselling is then conducted based on candidates’s performance in SRMJEEE.

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

B.Arch admissions to SRM are solely based on National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture, New Delhi.

Bachelor of Design and Master of Design 

Admission to both the UG and PG design courses are based on candidates performance in qualifying examination for UG i.e. 12th standard and for PG i.e. B.Des.

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

For M.Tech admissions, candidates performance in either of the following will be considered:

Management Admissions

Admission to BBA program is based on candidate’s performance in 12th standard examination.

Admission to MBA programs at SRM Institute is based on candidate’s performance in either of the following examinations:

Admission to Medicine and Health Sciences 

M.B.B.S & B.D.S

Admission to M.B.B.S & B.D.S program at SRM campuses is based on performance in NEET (UG).

M.D, M.S, M.Ch & M.D.S

Admission to PG medical programs and super Specialty courses is based on performance in NEET PG only.

For other Programs

For all the remaining programs in health Sciences, SRM University selects candidates based on performance in SRMJEEH (UG) and SRMJEEH (PG) for UG and PG programs respectively.

Diploma & Certificate Courses

Admission to Diploma & Certificate courses in Health Sciences at SRM College is based on marks in qualifying examination.

For further details on health science admissions, visit

Humanities & Sciences Admissions

All UG, PG & Doctoral admissions in humanities are based on candidate’s performance in 12th standard examination.

SRM University Fee Structure (2018-19)

Fee Structure for all the courses at SRM University Kattankulathur campus i.e. the main campus has been tabulated below. For fee structure at other campuses, click on the links provided at respective programs below.

B.Tech Program

  • Aerospace Engineering,
  • Automobile Engineering,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Computer Science and Engineering,
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Mechatronics Engineering,
₹2,50,000 per annum
Nanotechnology and Aerospace Engineering

₹3,75,000 per annum

For Fee Structures at Other SRM Campuses
One-Time Charges
  • Registration Fee = ₹10,000. (Non-refundable).

B.Arch Fees

  • Tuition Fee = ₹2,75,000 per annum.

B.Des Fee

  • Tuition Fee = ₹1,50,000 per annum.

SRM M.Tech Fee structure

  • Tuition fee (for all programs at Kattankulathur campus i.e. Main Campus) = ₹1,60,000 per annum.
  • Tuition fee (Automotive Hybrid Systems Engineering) = ₹60,000 per annum.

For M.Tech fee Structure at other SRM campuses, visit

M.Arch Fee 

  • Tuition Fee = ₹1,00,000.
Hostel Fees 

Boys Hostel
  • 3-seater AC room with Washroom = ₹2,10,000.
  • 3-seater AC room without Washroom = ₹1,80,000.
  • 3-seater without AC room without Washroom = ₹99,500.
  • Mess Charges = ₹55,000.
Girls Hostel
  • 3-seater AC room with Washroom = ₹2,10,000.
  • 2-seater AC room without Washroom = ₹2,90,000.
  • 3-seater without AC room without Washroom = ₹1,11,500.
  • Mess Charges = ₹55,000.
Transport Charges = ₹50,000

Management Programs

B.B.A Program
  • Tuition Fee = ₹85,000 per annum.
M.B.A Program
  • Tuition Fee = ₹3,00,000 per annum.
M.M.S Program
  • Tuition Fee = ₹3,38,250 per annum.

For fee Structure at other SRM campuses, visit

Hostel & Mess Charges

Same as Engineering & Technology Program above.

SRM University Campus

SRM University, Kattankulathur campus is the parent campus of this glorified university or the main campus from where the university started. The Kattankulathur campus is a 250 – acre lush green, fully residential campus, located 35 Km away from the city of

SRM University Central Library

Chennai. The Kattankulathur campus of SRM University is a home to College of Engg. and tech. , College of Health & Sciences, School of Mgmt, and College of Science and Humanities. The campus facilities include:

  1. Hospital.
  2. Sports clubs.
  3. 3 – star SRM Hotel.
  4. Central Library.
  5. Auditorium with 4,000 capacity.
  6. Language Lab.
  7. 15 Canteens.
  8. Stores – Book store, Clothing store etc.
  9. Banks & ATMs.
  10. High-Speed Internet.
  11. Language Labs.


SRM University main campus boasts of a 1200 – bed hospital, managed by the University’s medical college wing. The SRM hospital is open 24 – hours and is well equipped to take on any emergency at any moment in the day.


A great stage is a key to a great performance. Keeping up with the thought, SRM University, has built one of the best college auditoria with a seating capacity of 4,000. All stage work is executed in this great auditorium.


SRM University is well connected to a high-speed internet. The university website claims the speed to be 32mbps.  

Language Lab

A unique feature in its quiver, through the language lab a student can master 5 most used foreign languages. These languages are – German, Chinese, English, French and Japanese.

SRM University Placements

According to University website, placements in the year 2016-17 at SRM University saw a staggering 469 companies with 5,684 jobs being offered my them.

No information regarding the placement data such as average, lowest or highest is given.

However, for the benefit of students, we have listed some of the Quora threads discussing the theme of placements at SRM University, Chennai. We highly recommend each student to visit the links below.

For future updates regarding SRM University and related topics, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, let us know your opinions about the institute in the comments below. 

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