Keeping with its tradition, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) has awarded sports scholarship amounting to Rs. 2, 14, 68,000/- to one hundred and four (104) sports men and women admitted in 2013 to its various programs in Engineering and Technology, management, Science and humanities etc. This scholarship is given to them as full tuition, hostel accommodation, mess and transport fees. The university provides a total sports scholarship of nearly Six (06) crores in a year to the students admitted in its Two/Three/Four year programs.
The awardees were selected in the selection trials conducted in a transparent manner on 16th and 17th April 2013, in which more than five hundred (500) sports persons competed for selection. The trails were conducted in Cricket, Basket ball, Volley ball, Foot ball, Hockey, Badminton, Ball Badminton, Tennis, Table tennis and Chess by experts from inside and outside the university.
The university is proud to have selected many national and international players such as Mr.Rahul raj and Mr.Prashanth (International volley ball players) Mr.Martin Sanjeev (National player in cricket), Mr.S.P.Sethuraman and Abhilash reddy (International players in chess), Mr.Nitin Thirevengadam (International player in Table Tennis), Ms.R.S.Karpagam (National player in Basket ball) and Mr.R.Manikandan (International player in Badminton).
The scholarship award function was held at the Kattankulathur campus of the university on 18.07.2013 at 12.00pm. The chancellor of the university Dr.Pariventhar presided and gave the admit cards to the awardees. The Vice chancellor, Registrar and the Director of Sports were present along with other university officials.