SRM University [SRMIST Vadapalani], Tamil Nadu was established in the year 2011 as Deemed to be University Educational Institute to provide higher education to build a career in the field of Engineering, Management and Computer Applications. SRMIST Vadapalani is approved by the reputed UGC and AICTE, and is accredited by NAAC, NAAC-A and NAAC-A++. Management of SRMIST Vadapalani is working under Dr. Ravi Pachamoothoo (Chairman).
SRM Vadapalani Campus Chennai started in the year 2011 and is known as the city campus. SRM Vadapalani is the smallest SRM campus in terms of area and population. Both these things work in the student's favour, though. Since there's just one building, students don't have to walk much and tire themselves as the building has sufficient facilities and classrooms to take care of all the campus's courses. The SRM Vadapalani campus has an engineering department that offers B. Tech/M.Tech. The management studies department of the college has BBA/MBA courses. The Science & Humanities department offers basic science courses, i.e., B.Sc, Hotel Management, and BCA. The commerce department offers B. Com/M.Com. Apart from this, there are doctoral and medical courses offered at Vadapalani Campus. The campus is small, as the total area of the campus is around 2 acres. The dean of SRM University Vadapalani Chennai is Dr. K. Duraivelu. The campus is in the main city and is therefore finely connected with all means of transport like rail, road, and air. One can also use a college bus for traveling in Chennai. What sets SRM apart from others is that the university has global tie-ups, and foreign faculties are invited to teach students. Most courses of the university have collaboration with international universities.
For the engineering in SRM Vadapalani, SRMJEE is compulsory, and for other courses, a class 12th pass with an aggregate of 50% or more is required. SRM Vadapalani admissions to any UG courses other than engineering are based on the merit of 12th marks as the seat intake in most of the courses are 60, and 120. Almost all the courses have one or at max 2 sections with 60 students in each section. One can download SRM Vadapalani campus admission form by paying INR 1200. They can be submitted online, or one can submit at any of three campuses of Chennai to get admissions in SRM Chennai's campuses, including the Vadapalani campus.
SRM University as a whole run a same scholarship program for all its campus. 50% scholarship is provided to the students who have got 90-95% in 12th. Top 100 SRMJEE rankers gets scholarship of 25-50%. Even the AIEEE rank holders get the same benefits as students in-between 10-25,000 ranks get scholarship with 25-50%. The merit based scholarship continues at SRM Vadapalani as the toppers from each department again get 25-50% scholarships.
Apart from this, people coming from sports background gets up to 100% fee waiver if they have represented the country internationally. For the players who have represented at National, and State level gets 50 & 25% scholarship respectively. Lastly, students coming from poor socio-economic background but are in merit gets 100% scholarships.
|Institute Name||SRM University, Chennai|
|Approved/Recognised by||UGC, AICTE|
|Type||Deemed to be University|
|Accreditation||NAAC, NAAC-A, NAAC-A++|
|Programmes offered||UG/ PG/ Doctorate/ M.Phil|
|Chairman||Dr. Ravi Pachamoothoo|
|Address||No.1, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Vadapalani, Chennai - 600026, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Contact Number||+91-9677027369,044-43969966, 43969967|
|11 out of 50||2020 (Deemed To Be Universities)|
SRM Vadapalani has its own placement cell that is involved in training students and making them ready to serve the industry. Some of the critical features of SRM Vadapalani placement cell are mentioned below:
Since SRM is a brand name famous not just in Chennai but across the country, recruiters see SRM differently. Management students who do their MBA enjoy the best placements at SRM Vadapalani Campus, and engineering comes next. One thing that stands out is that students are placed as per their competencies and skills, and they don’t have to compromise with their jobs. Even the hotel management department saw a steep upgrade in the placements as many Hotel chains, and QSRs have started coming for recruitments lately.
Some of the prominent recruiters of the Vadapani campus are ABN-AMRO Bank, Citi Group, Barclays, Yes Bank, Standard Charted Bank, Tata Group, Cognizant, Wipro, IBM, and Ashok Leyland, to name a few. The students who miss out on placements at the Vadapalani campus are provided another shot when the mass placement program is organized at KTR Campus. SRM Vadapalani campus has placed over 10,000 students in 10 year's time. The highest package offered at the Vadapalani Campus is 18 LPA and on an average students get placements in line with what industries offer.
SRM Vadapalani campus has one academic block of 4-floors that is centrally air-conditioned and well equipped. The campus has one of the best computer centres on the 2nd floor, library on the top floor adjacent to the canteen. The lecture halls and seminar halls are spacious as not over 60 student's batch is allowed, yet the facility of accommodating 100 students is easily there. The classrooms have LCD projectors and one thing that sets apart here is students are provided ergonomic chairs.
The campus looks more like a corporate office as there's a lounge at the ground floor and discussion rooms where MBA students are trained. With a capacity of 30 students, and a screen at the centre, the discussion room was the best learning resource as all the group discussions, interviews, and case studies are discussed at the state-of-the-art discussion room. There are two recreation rooms, and both boys and girls are presented with equal opportunity. There are two lifts at the academic blocks, as students can use the lifts at will. The campus auditorium is well-equipped to organize workshops, guest lectures, and college events.
SRM Institute of Science and Technology are formerly known as SRM University Vadapalani came into existence in the year 2011. The vision of academia is to emerge as a leading University that creates and disseminate knowledge to provide a unique learning experience to the students in the field of technology, science, management, medicine and various other areas that will serve for the betterment of humanity.
The mission of the institute is to move up through collaborative initiatives and an international alliance to obtain excellence. Academia is working consistently and following the rigorous path to achieve its mission. NAAC has accredited SRM and now it is following the procedures of re-accreditation. The university is recognized by UGC. In the survey of India Today SRM University currently SRM Institute of Science and Technology was ranked as India’s No.1 Private University in multiple streams. It was ranked as India’s top 15 Engineering College by DNA Zee news. The institute has made its place high in the Education Times. Financial Express ranked it as the No. 1 University. Outlook has ranked it No.2 in placements and it is among the top five institutes in Tamil Nadu. It has bagged an eminent MMA Award in 2009 for Managerial Excellence.
SRM treasures an exclusive library that has excellent collections of books, journals, CDs and Magazines. The fully air-conditioned library has a seating capacity of 150 people. The vision of the library is to be a premier place for the creation and dissemination of knowledge in engineering, technology, and management. Institute follows strict attendance criteria and students must have a minimum 75% attendance to appear in semester examination.
Candidates willing to take admission in undergraduate courses must have completed 10+2 and can apply at university website. Admission in B. Tech is done through entrance exam SRMJEE conducted by the university. Candidate can also get admission through JEE main scores. Admission in other courses is based on the merit. Candidate must have a graduation degree in concerning disciplines for applying in Postgraduate courses.
Admission in MBA course is based on SRMJEE (PG) or score obtained in MAT/CAT/CMAT/XAT/TANCET/GMAT. For other postgraduate courses, admissions will be based on merit.