SRM Institute of Science and Technology, (formerly known as SRM University) has been recently accredited with the highest grade of A++ by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), thus adding another feather to SRM’s cap. In the new accreditation process, about 70% weightage is assigned to quantitative metrics. The participating institutes are called upon to upload the evidence which is subsequently verified by using computer based tools.
SRMIST, with 50000 plus students and 3200+ faculty members, offers programs in the disciplines of Engineering, Medicine, Science, Humanities, Management, Law, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Hotel Management, Agricultural Sciences and Teacher Education. The institute is one of the largest multi-disciplinary universities in India to be assessed by the new methodology and accredited with the highest honors.
SRMIST’s score of 3.55 on a 4.00 scale made it eligible to be granted graded autonomy as Category I University as per the University Grants Commission [Categorization Of Universities (Only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy] Regulations, 2018. On becoming a Category I University, SRMIST will be automatically deemed to be under section 12B of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. It would also be eligible to start off-campuses and increase internationalization.
In October 2017, SRMIST was rated as a “4 Star” institute with “5 Star” ratings in specific categories of Teaching, Employability and Inclusiveness by QS Rankings.
In addition to the highest grade achieved by SRMIST in NAAC accreditation, which is institution based, it has international program based accreditations also to its credit. Five of its engineering programs offered at Kattankulathur campus have been accredited by commissions of ABET, USA (www.abet.org) and four of them have been accredited by UK based IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology). Such international accreditations have resulted in close to 800 students from 64 countries studying at SRMIST.
Accreditation by NAAC with the highest grade is the culmination of many innovative measures benefitting the students and faculty alike resulting in an invigorating learning atmosphere. Adoption of IDEAL (Inter-Disciplinary Experiential Active Learning) curriculum with option to go for specialization at undergraduate level itself, implementation of FIIP ( Faculty Industry Immersion programme), scheduled interaction sessions with students by top management and performance linked incentive schemes for faculty are but a few of the measures which have instilled a sense of purpose among the teachers and the taught.
Beside from the fact that all our professional programs are AICTE approved, rating agencies have had high praise for the Student Abroad Program, entrepreneurship as a project, alumni and student representatives in Board of Studies and Academic Council. SRMIST also prides of its tinkering labs, improvised grading schemes, young alumni award, participation in study India Initiative and College Board forum, both of which are designed to step up internationalization.
National IP Award 2018 in the category of Top academic institution for Patents and Commercialization by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI adds on to the list of achievements of SRMIST. The establishment of NewGen IEDC (Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Cell) at SRM with a funding of 2.87 Crores by NSTEDB (National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board) , DST, GoI has given further impetus in addition to NAAC accreditation.