SRM varsity introduces new courses
15 Jun 2009, 0325 hrs IST, TNN
CHENNAI: The SRM University (deemed) near Chennai will introduce undergraduate courses in nano technology, infrastructural engineering, nuclear
engineering, architectural engineering and fashion technology this academic year.
Its chancellor T R Pachamuthu announced this while distributing admission letters to students on Friday last. According to a press release, the university has enhanced its cumulative scholarship for meritorious students from Rs 6.5 crore last year to Rs 9 crore now.
"Under the Founder's Scholarship, 20 toppers of the SRM Engineering Entrance Examination would be granted free admission into the B.Tech course of their choice. Besides, another Rs 2 crore would be offered as scholarship in addition to a stipend of Rs 1,000 per month," the press release said.
Pachamuthu offered free education to all the 32 district toppers in Tamil Nadu and a 50% waiver in tuition fees for 200 students who had scored an aggregate of 90% or above in their CBSE Plus Two examination and 95% and above in the State Board higher secondary examinations.
"Apart from this 77 seats would be allotted under the sports quota which also comes under the Founder's Scholarship programme. Of the 77 seats, 25 would be for B.Tech, 22 for MBA and the balance for other fields like science and humanities," the release added.