Dr P Sathyanarayanan


Dr P Sathyanarayanan is the Pro-Chancellor of SRM University-AP, a leading world-class university that provides students with a unique educational learning experience. As a young and dynamic entrepreneur, he lives by his motto, “Think big, do big, achieve big”. This governs all his actions and enables him to excel in the fields he ventures into. Dr Sathyanarayanan’s leadership at SRM University-AP transcends the institutional boundaries and plays a pivotal role in shaping the academic direction of the entire SRM conglomerate.

During his tenure as Vice-Chancellor of SRM University from 2003 to 2010, the university grew by leaps and bounds in research and international collaborations. In 2006, the institute 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 eminent academicians from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kellogg School of Management, and Carnegie Mellon, amongst others. He was also instrumental in the formulation of an International Student Exchange Programme, the 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 from ABET- USA and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in India.

Dr P Sathyanarayanan's leadership has been instrumental in the strategic expansion of SRM's higher education footprint across India. In 2013, he established a university in Sikkim to address the educational needs of the northeastern region. Dr Sathyanarayanan's influence extends beyond academia, as he holds leadership positions in various organisations across Information Technology, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare and Construction sectors. Under his guidance, entities like SRM Technologies Pvt. Ltd., SRM Engineering Construction Corporation Pvt. Ltd., New Generation Media Corporation Pvt. Ltd., and SRM Global Hospitals have achieved remarkable growth and established themselves as prominent players in their respective fields.

SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh, embodies Dr Sathyanarayanan's vision of a world-class university. This institution aspires to be a globally connected, nationally relevant and regionally transformative centre for research and education within the heart of Andhra Pradesh.

Dr Sathyanarayanan obtained his Bachelor's in Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. He completed his Master's of Science from Northeastern University in the USA and his doctoral degree from Southern Cross University, Sydney, Australia. He has also received many awards and accolades.

Message from the Pro-Chancellor

We live in an increasingly interconnected world that faces challenges and complex problems on a global scale. At the start of the 21st century, SRM University-AP is uniquely prepared to tackle these challenges through its breadth of scholarship, its entrepreneurial heritage and pioneering faculty.

The era of globalisation means many things to SRM: undertaking research and real-world approaches on issues relating to science and technology; exchanging ideas and collaborating with global universities, and providing overseas opportunities for undergraduates and staff alike.

SRM University has an ambitious plan to build and create a new research intensive university in Andhra Pradesh. Envisioned to be a university of world-class standards, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh is to be a globally connected and regionally transformative centre for research and education at the heart of a new, modern, vibrant metropolis. At this pivotal moment in its history, SRM stands united in its commitment to building excellence across the institution and its aspiration to compete on the world stage.

Yours Sincerely,
Dr P. Sathyanarayanan
Pro-Chancellor, SRM University-AP