Sathyabama is a science and engineering university in the city of Chennai, southeastern India, with twenty different departments offering undergraduate programmes. Established in 1956, the university is housed in an traditionally-inspired structure designed with echoes of the Taj Mahal. For its standards of education, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has granted Sathyabama Category A status. Sathyabama is a Christian minority university, and statues of the Virgin Marycan be found around campus, including inside the central dome itself. The archway leading up to the university displays the university crest and its motto, which is ‘Justice, Peace, Revolution’.
The city of Chennai itself is one of the most vibrant social hubs in India, with a significant expatriate and tourist influx, and cultural events such as the annual Madras Music season. Engineers at Sathyabama often find employments in Chennai’s expansive automotive industry, known as the ‘Detroit of South India’, and those in medical courses such as those within the department of Dental Sciences will also be studying in a city considered by many to be the health capital of India.
At Sathyabama there are four national and four international journals released biannually detailing the research being undertaken at the university. A 2016 edition of Applied Bioengineering featured a study of metal pollution in northern Nigeria, and the inaugural 2012 edition of Electronic Sciences and systems included a survey on power control in wireless networks.
The are extensive sports facilities at Sathyabama, with courts for volleyball, basketball and badminton, and fields for cricket. There are also extracurricular actives available, such as a university brass band.