The SRM University, formerly SRM Institute of Science and Technology, is a deemed university in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. It now has four campuses in Tamil Nadu—Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani and NCR in Delhi. The institute gained deemed status during the 2003-2004 academic year and was renamed SRM Institute of Science and Technology. It became SRM University in 2006, when it attained the status of a full-fledged university, under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956.CampusKattankulathur Campus (Main Campus), ChennaiLocated about 35 km away from the city of Chennai, this massive campus stands on a sprawling 250-acre site overlooking Grand Southern Trunk Road, NH-45. The main campus at Kattankulathur consists of three colleges:College of Engineering and Technology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences and College of Science and Humanities and School of ManagementKattankulathur Campus also houses the SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center and the SRM Hotel.The SRM hospital could accommodate 1200 in-patients with 25 specializations in PG education in medical science.The University also houses Asia's largest auditorium.<ref name="http://srm-uuniversity blog">The campus also accommodates the SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM Arts and Science College, Valliammai Engineering college and Valliammai Polytechnic college.