In 2012, the University was listed by UGC for Compliance of the UGC Regulations 2003 (published on 2nd January 2004). The University also received its approval letter from AICTE.
Later that year, Sri Sri University held the commencement day ceremony for its first MBA batch with three streams of management: General Management, Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness. The first batch of the Faculty of Performing Arts was also inaugurated.
The ‘Global Leadership Series’ was initiated with the objective of reaching out to globally relevant leaders as well as encouraging spot learning among students. The series has featured Former Cabinet Minister, Subramanian Swamy; M.S.Rangaraj, Chief Innovation Officer, Microland; Satya Narayan Bansal, CEO, Barclays Wealth Management India; Krishna Chandra Mishra, Founder, EKutir Rural Management Services; Sanjiv Sarin, Regional President, TATA Global Beverages, Ltd and Jaideep Nath, COO, Egon Zehnder.