Sathyabama’s Madugai Project Takes Strides in Health and Hygiene for School Girls and Women

In a remarkable display of commitment to community well-being, Dr. Mariazeena Johnson, the esteemed Chancellor of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, has launched the “Madugai – The Strength” initiative. Geared towards government school girls and women in the surrounding suburbs of Chennai, this project aims to provide comprehensive “Health and Hygiene” kits.

Dr. Mariazeena Johnson, Chancellor with Nayanthara, Actress & Entrepreneur

Established in 1987 by founder Chancellor Dr. Jeppiaar, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology has evolved into one of India’s premier academic and research universities. Recognized under Sec.3 of UGC Act, 1956, and accorded Category I status by UGC, the institution has further solidified its standing with an ‘A++’ Grade accreditation from the National Accreditation and Assessment Council and prestigious ABET Accreditation.

Setting itself apart nationally and internationally, Sathyabama is known for its multi-disciplinary academic programs, encompassing Engineering, Science, Technology, Architecture, Law, Pharmacy, Dental, Nursing, Management, Arts, Science, Physiotherapy, Allied health sciences, and Hotel Management. The institution boasts 15 research centers nurturing scientific talent and has been consistently ranked among the premier universities in the NIRF rankings by the Ministry of Education for the past eight years.

With a strong focus on women empowerment, 85% of hierarchical positions at Sathyabama are occupied by women, and 70% of the faculty are women. The institution fosters an innovation ecosystem, evidenced by a growing number of student startups. Sathyabama’s commitment to global collaboration is reflected in its 150+ international partnerships, providing numerous opportunities for students and faculty.

In Chancellor Dr. Mariazeena Johnson’s words, the “Madugai” project seeks to nurture preadolescent girls and women, supporting high school students in maintaining health and hygiene. The initiative has gained a valuable ally in Ms. Nayanthara, who graciously serves as the brand ambassador for the institution. Her association with this noble cause adds a layer of honor to the university’s dedication to community well-being.

Ms. Nayanthara expressed her joy and pride during her address, stating, “I am happy and proud to be associated with such a prestigious university as Sathyabama. I am glad that the institution is undertaking a socially conscious project like Madugai. I take pride in how Sathyabama reaches out to the needy and socially weaker sections of society through Madugai. I eagerly anticipate what the institution will do next for society.” Recently, she also congratulated the university on achieving Category 1 status and extended her wishes for more accolades in the near future.

These health and hygiene kits are delivered to 21 adopted schools of the institution, wherein 1000 beneficiaries are served in first phase. This project is serving as a very big support to the girls of pre-adolescents stage and women.

About Satyabhama Institute

For over three decades, Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology has stood as a beacon of excellence in the fields of Engineering, Science, and Technology. With an illustrious history, the institution has continuously excelled, offering multi-disciplinary academic programs in various domains such as Engineering, Science, Technology, Law, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Nursing, Management, Arts, and Science, as well as Allied Health Sciences.

Established under Sec.3 of the UGC Act, 1956, Sathyabama has garnered recognition and accreditation, attaining an ‘A++’ Grade from the National Accreditation and Assessment Council. Acknowledged as a Category I University by the UGC under the UGC (Categorization of Universities (only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy) Regulations, 2018, the institution remains committed to adopting innovative methods to enhance the quality of higher education in response to global educational trends.

Guided by the dynamic leadership of Dr. Mariazeena Johnson, Chancellor, Dr. Marie Johnson, President, Mr. J. Arul Selvan, Vice President, Ms. Maria Bernadette Tamilarasi, Vice President, and Ms. Maria Catherin Jayapriya, Vice President, Sathyabama boasts a team of outstanding faculty, innovative pedagogical practices, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and world-class research facilities.

The institution’s remarkable presence is evident in national and international rankings. In 2023, it secured the 51st position among Indian universities according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Government of India, maintaining its top 100 ranking for eight consecutive years. Recognized among the Top 5 Institutions in the country for innovation by the ATAL ranking of Institution for Innovation Achievements, Govt. of India, Sathyabama has also earned accolades from Times Higher Education and QS, ranking among the top institutions worldwide.

Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology’s global impact is further solidified through strategic alliances with leading universities and research establishments. As a research-intensive university, it boasts world-class laboratories and research facilities, engaging in cutting-edge research in emerging areas of Science and Technology. The institution actively undertakes sponsored and collaborative R&D projects funded by both national and international organizations.

Notably, Sathyabama etched a special page in space research history on June 22, 2016, with the launch of “SATHYABAMASAT” in collaboration with ISRO. Through a commitment to research and academic excellence, Sathyabama has emerged as a leading institution, meeting international standards and continuing to shape the future of higher education.