Facts & Figures
 
The Institute, though having some of its campuses in a rural setup, houses advanced infrastructural facilities that contribute to both the academic and co-curricular domain of the students’ personal development process.
Each Campus has well-equipped and immaculately maintained facilities that present a holistic environment, conducive for a high quality education and all-around student development.

Buildings and Grounds

All the campuses of the University have spacious, beautiful and artistically designed buildings which stand out for their simplicity and elegance. In order to facilitate effective teacher-student interaction, the classrooms are designed to handle optimal sizes of thirty students each. Supplementing these are the seminar halls and conference rooms with multi-media facilities. The sprawling lawns and well-maintained grounds give each campus its own character and feel.

Auditoriums

Three out of four campuses of SSSIHL have auditoriums that can accommodate about 900 people each. The auditoriums are used for daily prayers, Moral Class sessions on Thursdays, speeches and cultural events.

Labs and Computer Centres

The University has well-equipped laboratories in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biosciences, Nanosciences, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology. The University has 1Gbps Internet connectivity under the aegis of the National Knowledge Network (NKN), for academic and research pursuits of staff and students. All the campuses of the University are interconnected via 2Mbps leased lines. SSSIHL is also one of the few Universities in the country to have English Language Labs.
The modern Computer Centres at the campuses are equipped with 492 computers for use by the students. As a result, the student to computer ratio of the University now stands at 2.5:1.

Multimedia Facilities

The Air-conditioned Multimedia Learning Centres, with a seating capacity of over 100 participants at each campus, typically host national and international seminars, conferences and workshops. They are equipped with the latest Audio / Video conferencing facilities which enable active and real-time collaborations among staff and students of the three campuses of the University.
The Computer Centres and the Multimedia Learning Centres, the UMS (University Management System) and the Labs are being managed by the following members of staff:

Name

Designation

Qualification

Sri R Renju Information Scientist, Computer Centre, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus B.E., M.B.A.
Sri S Sathyanarayanan Information Scientist, Computer Centre, Brindavan Campus M.Sc, M.S. (Software Systems)
Mrs. Tambisetty Bindumadhavi Assistant Manager (Systems), Anantapur Campus M.C.A., B.Sc.
Sri Srivarun Vallampatla Deputy Manager (Computer Lab), Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science B.B.M., M.I.T.
Dr. S Bhaskaran Honorary Administrator, Bioinformatics Lab, Dept. of Biosciences, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Dip. B.A.
Sri C Udayakiran Assistant Manager (Systems), Department of Mathematics & Computer Science B.E. (Computer Science), M.S. (Software Systems)
Sri R E V Raghuram Assistant Manager (Technical), Multimedia Learning Centre, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus M.Sc.
Ms. M Thabusum Technical Assistant, Multimedia Learning Centre, Anantapur Campus B.A.
G V Venkata Raju Technical Assistant, Multimedia Learning Centre, Brindavan Campus SSLC, ITI (Electrical)

Library Facilities

Each of the campuses of the Institute has got a well-established library. The Central Library located at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus, with an initial collection 15,000 volumes, has now swelled to 160,000 across all four campuses. The libraries house latest books and journals in diverse academic fields and spacious facilities for reading.
The Libraries receive about 250 periodicals, both National and International, that include an extensive collection of the back volumes of Journals. Audio, Video and CD-ROM collections, as well as Theses, Dissertations, Quick Reference Books, and other materials (including maps) are also available.
The University has access to around 2100 eJournals and 55,100 eBooks under the UGC INFONET Digital Library Consortium that include journals from reputed publishers such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley-Blackwell, among many others. Subscriptions to business and corporate databases like Capitaline and EBSCO’s Business Source Premier (a business research database with around 2300 Journals) adds to the diversity of journal access for students.
Other services offered at the university libraries include referencing, photocopying, inter-libraryloans, etc.
The libraries are managed by the following staff members across the Campuses:

Name

Designation

Qualification

Dr. K Tata Rao Librarian, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus M.Com., M.L.Sc., Ph.D.
Mrs. Y Latha Asst. Librarian, Anantapur Campus M.A., B.Ed., M.L.I.S.
Sri M G Nandagopal Asst. Librarian, Brindavan Campus M.Com., B.L.Sc.

Sports Facilities

All campuses of the University are well equipped with sports facilities - from cricket grounds to indoor stadiums, from playing fields to basketball courts.
Each campus has a Physical Instructor who oversees the sports activities for students at that campus.

Name

Designation

Qualification

Sri R N Ravindra Kumar Deputy Director of Physical Education, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus B.Sc., M.P.Ed., M.Phil.
Dr. A M Venkatesan Deputy Director of Physical Education (Hon.), Prasanthi Nilayam Campus M.A., M.P.Ed., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Mrs. K Hemalatha Asst. Director of Physical Education, Anantapur Campus M.A., M.P.Ed., M.Phil.
Sri T R Chowde Gowda Asst. Director of Physical Education, Brindavan Campus B.Sc., M.P.Ed.
Sri Narasimha Murthy N Physical Instructor (Part-time), Muddenahalli Campus B.A., M.P.Ed.
Two of the main sports facilities available for students are:

Sri Sathya Sai International Centre for Sports

A state of the art Olympic-standard multi-discipline indoor stadium was inaugurated on 22 November 2006, by the then President of India, Honourable Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.
With facilities for Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Squash, Table-tennis, Badminton, Gymnastics and Yoga/Aerobics, this stadium - measuring 100 metres by 60 metres on a 4.8 acre site, is amongst the largest open-frame space domes in the country. It has a spectator capacity of 4,000.

Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium

A multi-purpose outdoor stadium, the Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium was constructed for the purpose of conducting the Annual Sports and Cultural meet of all Sri Sathya Sai Educational institutions (an annual event on 11 January).
The stadium overlooks an array of imposing structures and statues symbolizing different religious faiths. On occasions, the stadium hosts International sports events. It boasts a viewers gallery that can accommodate over 25,000 people.

…It may also be mentioned that the infrastructure of the Institute in terms of buildings, laboratories, hostels and other facilities required by the students and teachers is very impressive. The management and maintenance of the infrastructure is of the highest standard found anywhere in the country. This is a reflection of the discipline and values which are an integral part of all activities at the campuses...

Excerpts from the Committee Report, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
Jan 2000
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