Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday opened the first educational unit of Sai University and laid the foundation for the second unit in the main university campus of Payanur on the old Mahabalipuram Road (IT corridor).

The first academic block covers about 30,000 square feet, and the second will be spread over 2 lakh square feet. Over the next 10 years the university will invest 600 crore rupees and will have 3,000 students, the release said.

Sai University is promoted by Sai Education, Medical, Research and Charity. The 103-acre campus master plan includes facilities for teaching, research, housing, sporting and cultural activities.

Stalin said that the gross enrollment ratio in the state was 51.4 percent compared to the national average of 27.1 percent. This, he claimed, was made possible mainly through the efforts of former Chief Minister M. Karunanidi.

University founder and rector KV Romani said the courses will begin on campus next year.

The university will instill attributes such as critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication and leadership, compared to a particular focus on traditional requirements and assessments, he said in a statement.

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May 17, 2022

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