Dr.P.Sathyanarayanan is the President of SRM University, a leading world-class university aimed at providing students with a unique educational learning experience. As a young and dynamic entrepreneur, he lives by his moto “Think big, do big, achieve big”. This governs all his actions and enables him to excel in all the fields he ventures into. In his capacity as the president of SRM University, Dr. Sathyanarayanan plays a pivotal role in advancing the SRM University’s academic agenda with inputs from the faculty, students, staff and alumni. During his tenure as Vice Chancellor of the University from 2003 to 2010, the university grew leaps and bounds in areas of research and internationalization. In 2006, the institute was granted attained the status of a full-fledged university and has since been known as SRM University. Under his leadership, SRM University has set up an International Advisory Board comprising of eminent academicians from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kellogg School of Management, and Carnegie Mellon University amongst others. He was also instrumental in the formulation of an International Student Exchange Programme, establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Empowerment of Women through IT, and the launch of a virtual education programme. The university has received several accolades and recognitions including accreditations by ABET- USA, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in India.
True to his motto, Dr Sathyanarayanan has been instrumental in the expansion of SRM’s footprint in higher education in India. He setup a new university in Sikkim in 2013 to cater to the north eastern parts of India. He is currently spearheading the establishment of SRM University, AP – Amaravati in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Envisioned to be a university of world-class standards, SRM University, AP – Amaravati is to be a globally connected and regionally transformative centre for research and education at the heart of Amaravati.
Dr Sathyanarayanan is also heading a number of organizations in sectors such as Information Technology, Media and Entertainment, Construction. He is a whole time Director in SRM Technologies Pvt. Ltd., SRM Engineering Construction Corporation P Ltd., and New Generation Media Corporation P Ltd.
Dr P Sathyanarayanan obtained his Bachelors in Engineering in Anna University. He completed his Master of Science from Northeastern University in USA and his doctoral degree from Southern Cross University, Sydney