Sathyabama University was established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 A Christian Minority Institution which was formerly known as Sathyabama Engineering College established by JEPPIAAR EDUCATIONAL TRUST in 1987 It is a pioneer institute imparting knowledge in the areas of engineering science technology and education The institutions progress and contribution in the field of technical education for over two decades made the Ministry of Human Resources Development Govt of India to grant Deemed University status on 16th July2001 and University status on 13th September 2006 under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956