Schools of Arts and Sciences, Computing and Data Science & Law offer innovative and progressive courses
Chennai : Sai University, India’s youngest private global university in Chennai, has opened admissions for its undergraduate programs in its first academic session of 2021-22. Sai University (SaiU) has three schools- School of Arts and Sciences, School of Computing and Data Science & School of Law, which aim to offer innovative and progressive courses for the leaders of tomorrow.
The School of Arts and Sciences offers interdisciplinary degrees in humanities, social sciences, sciences, arts, humanities, and computing technology. The School of Computing and Data Science offers indepth courses in the theoretical and practical aspects of the field, including subjects like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics. The School of Law, with its hybrid model of teaching, offers fresh perspective on the subject whilst taking into account the technological progress and current policy initiatives.
Currently, for its undergraduate programs, Sail is accepting test scores of SAT/ACT/Pearson Undergraduate Entrance Exam (as required for relevant program) for admissions.
The faculty members at Sai University are highly learned and distinguished scholars. Students at Sail will be introduced to professors from across the globe who will enable them to develop diverse and multidimensional perspective on various subjects. Faculty members and industry stalwarts, who are pioneers in their respective fields will further ignite the sparks in students’ minds and capacitate them to become global leaders.
Adding to its umbrella of offering unique learning experiences, SaiU also offers courses on practical and intellectually challenging issues such as water, climate change, extinction of species, poverty, human rights, women’s and gender rights, and pandemics, which are approached from multiple disciplines. These courses will be taught by a team of experts from diverse backgrounds. To further add to students’ global exposure, Sail also offers programs abroad as well as international collaborations in India.
Sai University offers generous merit and means scholarships to deserving students. More details are available in the Sai University website www.saiuniversity.edu.in
Sharing his thoughts, the Founder and Chancellor of Sai University, Mr. K. V. Ramani, said, “Today, companies and organizations are looking for business ready talent. When we say business ready, it does not only mean students equipped with abundant theoretical knowledge but students with critical thinking abilities. Our aim at Sai University is to nurture students to become problem solvers.”
Mr. Ramani further adds, “We want to create a conducive ecosystem for learning, where we bolster a student’s ability to think critically, comprehend complex situations analytically, and then articulate it in the best way possible. The pedagogy at Sai University is adapted to how the brain learns, in contrast to traditional modes of learning. In addition, we aim at giving our students a holistic education experience so they can become better global citizens.”
Sharing his thoughts, Professor Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Founding Vice Chancellor, Sai University, said, “The courses at Sai University are designed to stimulate the intellect & curiosity of students, which would then lead them to a journey of discovering their forte, realising their true potential and evolve into thoughtful & kind leaders of tomorrow. Interdisciplinary education has proven to catalyse innovation whilst opening up plethora of avenues for the students to explore. Sai University believes in empowering people through education and hence the curriculum is devised in a way that would allow the students to be independent thinkers. With our highly sought out faculty members from the country and abroad, we want to inculcate a sense of global thinking in our students.”
Last year, the virtual foundation stone was laid by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. Edappadi K. Palaniswami. Sai University has a city campus of about 20,000 sq. ft. at Navalur, OMR. This city campus can accommodate 240 students, and houses management and administration offices, 5 classrooms, seminar halls, and a library. Sai University main campus is being built in 105 acres of land at Paiyanur, OMR. In its full capacity, Sai University will accommodate 20,000 students in a 30 lakh sq. ft. campus with all facilities for faculty and students matching international standards.
About Sai University: Sai University aims to integrate the three fundamental pillars of education – learning, research and societal impact. The 104acre campus has been designed maintaining a balance between modern aesthetic and cultural heritage and will be a net zero campus preserving natural resources. Sai University has been founded and promoted by Mr. K. V. Ramani, a successful Chennai-based telecom software entrepreneur and the founding trustee of the Shirdi Sai Trust, and is promoted by Sai Education, Medical, Research and Charitable Trust, which he founded. Sai University is committed to the highest universal standards of excellence, accomplishment and integrity.
The board comprises of luminaries — Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri recipients from across sectors and industries. Sai University is guided by visionaries including: Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys; Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India, Mr. Ashank Desai, Chairman Emeritus, Mastek; Mr. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Education Trust; Dr. Pramath Sinha, Founder & Chairman, Harappa Education; Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission; Prof. K Kasturirangan, Former Chairman, ISRO; Mr. Sriram Panchu, Senior Advocate, Madras High Court and Mediator; Mr. B Sriram, Former Managing Director of State Bank of India; Ms. Savita Mahajan, Former Deputy Dean of ISB; Mr. M. K. Santhanaraman FCA; Ms. Bharti Gupta Ramola, Former Partner, PwC India, Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group and Mr. R Bhaskaran, Business Person, among others.