SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur(formerly known as SRM University) has been ranked within first four places in India in the last three years.

The 2021 ranking was announced virtually by Dr.Subhas Sarkar, Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Education and SRMIST has secured fourth place in the Private or Self-Financed universities category. A total of 1438 institutions (compared to 674 last year) took part in the rankings and SRMIST managed to finish within top four ranks. ARIIA is an initiative of the Ministry of HRD, implemented by AICTE and Ministry’s Innovation Cell, Government of India to systematically rank higher education institutions and universities in India on indicators related to Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Development amongst students and faculty. SRMIST’s earlier ARIIA rankings were second in 2020 and third in 2019.

The major parameters on which ARIIA is based are Programs and Activities on innovation & start-up in the campus, Pre-incubation and incubation infrastructures & facilities, Academic courses offered by the institute on innovation, IPR and start-up, Successful innovation and start-ups emerged, Investment, collaboration and partnerships with ecosystem enablers, Research outputs; publications and intellectual properties generated, and Technology transfer and commercialization efforts

SRMIST is one of the top-ranking universities in India with over 52,000 students and more than 3200 faculty across all the campuses. It offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health Sciences, Hotel Management, Science and Humanities, Agricultural Sciences and a School of Law.

Apart from much recent ARIIA ranking, SRMIST is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A++" the highest grade and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has placed it under the category "I" and also under section 12 (b) which entitles government funding for research. Placing SRMIST in the top league among QS ranked institutions in India, QS has awarded a 5-star rating, in the second cycle in 2021, ,  under  Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Innovation,  and Social Responsibility with an overall rating of 4-star. SRMIST is a QS I-GAUGE Diamond rated institution. Further, at the Kattankulathur campus, Five engineering programs have been accredited by ABET, USA (, and another four Engineering programs by IET, UK in addition to accreditation by NBA ( National Board of Accreditation) for five Tier I  UG programs,   It has more than 1000 international students from 64 countries studying in various programs.

SRMIST is spread over three campuses in and around Chennai (Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani) and one in NCR, Delhi (Modinagar) and one in Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu. In addition to the SRM Institute of Science and Technology, the SRM group has established state private universities at Haryana, Sikkim and AP-Amaravati.