Before taking admission into a college or a university, a student pays much attention to the accreditation and ranking of the college. These rankings and accreditations are awarded for various factors and on different parameters. SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Formerly SRM University) is a leading university and a popular choice of many students. 

SRM has won 7 awards and is a participant of the UGC’s Paramarsh scheme. 

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Formerly SRM University) offers various undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through its 7 campuses at Kattankulathur, Chennai-Ramapuram, Chennai Ramapuram Part - Vadapalani, NCR - Ghaziabad, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Sikkim. Undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs are offered by 6 out of 7 campuses of the university. Campuses offering engineering courses include SRMIST Chennai-Ramapuram, Ramapuram Part - Vadapalani, NCR - Ghaziabad, Andhra Pradesh, Sonepat Haryana, including the main campus of the university at Kattankulathur. SRM University Sikkim offers only Science & Humanities.

SRM Accreditation

Organisation Accreditation
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) A++ Grade
University Grants Commission Under MHRD Category I University 12 B status
ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission Following programs of Kattankulathur Campus are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET-
B.Tech Civil Engineering
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering
B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering
Other than this, B.Tech Information Technology of the campus has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Accreditation Following programs of Kattankulathur Campus are accredited by IET-
B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
B.Tech Software Engineering 
B.Tech Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering 
B.Tech Automobile Engineering

SRM Rankings

SRM University has also been ranked at top places in various rankings. Some of the rankings of the university are mentioned below-

Global rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)- 

QS Rankings are the annual publication of world university rankings.

  • SRM has been ranked 351-400 among Asian Countries in the QS 2020 rankings.
  • Along with this, the university has been ranked 61-65 in QS IGauge India 2020 rankings.
  • The university was also ranked 261-270 in BRICS 2019 rankings.

Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings-

  • The institute has a rank of 1001+ on THE World Rankings 2020.
  • The institute has been ranked 401-500 in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020.
  • If we talk about subject-wise rankings of the university, then it is ranked 801+ in Engineering and Technology; 601+ in both Computer Science and Preclinical, Clinical and Health.
  • Other than this, the institute was also ranked 301-350 on THE Asian Rankings 2019.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-

  • According to NIRF 2019 Rankings, the overall ranking of the institute was 32.
  • The institute has been ranked 36th in Engineering; 14th in Pharmacy; 22nd in Medical and 73rd in Management.

Atal Rankings of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA)-

  • he institute has been ranked third among private institutes in India by MHRD ARIIA Rankings.

Read more: SRM IST Admission

Awards won by SRM

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur has received seven prestigious awards in 2019. All the seven awards are-

STEM Impact Award-

SRM Institute of Science and Technology won the Society for Technology Management (STEM) Impact Award, becoming the only privately funded university to receive the award. The university has been awarded for innovating a cost-effective, Microbial fuel cell for bioelectricity generation and heavy metal reduction from environmentally available biowaste, namely tannery effluents. The university has three submissions for the award and its Microbial Fuel Submission received the award.

UI GREEN Metric Award-

The university has been awarded with the world's 243rd Most Sustainable University award by UI GREEN Metric Rankings. The university has been ranked third in India in the 2019 rankings. A total of 780 global universities and 25 Indian universities and institutes participated in the event.


SRMIST won AICTE-CII IndPact Award for Best Industry Linked Technical Institute in India 2019 for Electrical Engineering and Allied Institute. Around 9,832 institutes participated in the survey, out of which 39 Institutes were shortlisted for final presentation and EEE department of SRMIST, Kattankulathur was one among them.

FICCI Higher Education Excellence Award-

SRMIST won the prestigious ‘University of the Year Award 2019’ at the 6th edition of FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards 2019 which was held in New Delhi. The university bagged the award under the category of 11-30 years old Institutes.

Three Swachhata Awards-

SRMIST has won three Swachhata awards by AICTE. The institute was ranked  No. 1 under the category of AICTE-Residential Universities in the third edition of Swachhata Ranking Award. The award was presented by MHRD as a part of its Swachh Bharat Mission. The institute received the award for its performance on parameters of hygiene like student-toilet ratio, hostel hygiene, water conservation, campus greenery, harnessing solar energy, rainwater harvesting, waste segregation, and solid waste management.

SRMIST was ranked third in AICTE’s Clean and Smart Campus Awards and first in the AICTE’s ‘One student One tree’ campaign.

Some other awards bagged by SRM are SAPE Appreciation Award for service in the field of education; Study in India award for participation in Nepal Expo; Award for Excellence in Internationalization of Indian Education by Global India Education Forum, Geneva, Switzerland; AICTE Chhatra Vishwakarma Award 2019 and Out-Standing University in Global Exposure Award in Indywood Education Excellence Awards – Tamil Nadu Chapter 2020.

Other than the above accreditations, rankings and awards, SRM university has been given AAA rating by NPTEL-Swayam for online courses at the portal; 5 star rating in Teaching, Employability and Inclusiveness by QS star ratings and Diamond rating by QS I-Gauge Indian universities ratings.

SRMIST Workshop under UGC Paramarsh Scheme

SRMIST, which is a NAAC accredited institute, conducted a workshop to adopt 5 institutes under UGC Paramarsh Scheme. As per this scheme, top accredited institutions have to act as a mentor of unaccredited institutions and adopt them to help them achieve accreditation. This scheme has been launched with an aim to get every Higher Education Institution accredited.

Five institutes adopted by SRMIST under the scheme are- Pachaiyappa’s College for Women, Kanchipuram, Pachaiyappa’s College for Men, Kanchipuram, C. Kandaswami Naidu College for Men, Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology and Thangavelu Engineering College.