Thanjavur Universities


Tamil University and SASTRA Deemed University are among the famous Thanjavur universities. These universities of Thanjavur enable the students to specialize in a number of subjects belonging to Science, Commerce and Humanities streams. Several colleges in Thanjavur are affiliated under these universities.

The Tamil University is the one of the major universities of the city. It was established in 1981 by Mr M G Ramachandran. The university got a statutory recognition under the University Grants Commission in 1983. The reason behind the creation of the Tamil University in Thanjavur is to promote Tamil. Therefore, the objective of the university is to facilitate higher research in Tamilology. The university also aims at providing advanced study in Linguists, Lexicography, Drama, Translation and Manuscriptology. The Tamil University also provides opportunities for research. The university offers M Phil and Ph D in Music, Drama, Translation, Literature, Ancient Science, Philosophy, Linguistics, Siddha Medicine, Lexicography and many other subjects.

SASTRA University of Thanjavur offers a number of courses in Education, Science, Arts, Management and Engineering. The university was established in 1984 under the name of Shanmugha College of Engineering. Later, the university was renamed as Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA). SASTRA is located about 17 kilometers from Thanjavur on the National Highway connecting Thanjavur to Tiruchirapalli. Some of the courses available at the SASTRA University are MBA, MCA, B Tech, M Tech and Ph D. It is noteworthy that the university provides a number of facilities for the students.

Last Updated on 06 December 2011