Madurai University

Madurai, a city shrouded in history and housing some of the world's magnificent temples is also a center of academic excellence. Madurai University or Madurai Kamraj University, a premier institute offering quality education is one of the best in the country. The institute was christened after Kamraj, one of Tamil Nadu's erudite scholars.

Madurai University, an extension of the University of Madras was officially inaugurated on 6th February 1966. The university is strategically located in the city's epicenter amidst sprawling acres and boasts of several accolades. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently accorded the status of "University with Potential for Excellence" to Madurai University, one of the nine distinguished recipients of this honorable status.

Madurai University's motto is " To seek truth is knowledge" is exemplified by the universities emphasis of providing a comprehensive all round education.

The university comprises of 18 Schools with 72 Departments and a well-endowed library stocking multiple copies of coveted reference books. In addition it has 109 affiliated Colleges of which 9 are autonomous and 7 evening colleges. The institute also has centers to train the faculty, extension activities concerning the Department of Youth Welfare, NSS, SC/ST cell and Adult Education programs while the University's Directorate of Distance Education has recorded a student strength of about 1.30 lakhs

Madurai Kamraj University focuses on academics, discipline, attendance, teamwork, leadership and extra-curricular activities. The university has a busy academic calendar and is extensively involved in:
  • Teaching
  • Research and
  • Extension activities
  • Granting affiliation to the various institutions under its jurisdiction
  • Regulating admission
  • Maintaining welfare, discipline and accommodation of students
  • Grant of recognition to examinations of other Universities/ bodies
  • Determining the eligibility criteria of students
  • Conduct of examinations
  • Issue of Certificates and award of Degrees
  • Formulating of new syllabi and periodical restructuring of syllabi for all courses

These activities are conducted through regular courses in affiliated colleges, Distance Education Programs and Open University Programs through Directorate of Distance Education, and Postgraduate and research programs through the Departments of the University and other approved research centers.

The affiliated institutes follow a regular Credit based semester system where students are given the option of choosing their preferred subjects. The Distance Education Department however follows a different system.

The university offers a plethora of courses that promise to further students' career prospects and help them back lucrative jobs. The courses offer include:

  • M.Sc., in Chemistry; Genomics, Microbial Gene Technology,
    Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Technology,
    Biotechnology, Environmental Remote sensing & GeoInformation Technology, Coastal Aquaculture, Physics, Mathematics,
    Geography, Mathematical Economics, Computer Science,
  • M.B.A.
  • M.C.A.
  • M.Com
  • M.A., in Development Communication, Communication and Journalism,
    Political Science, Public Administration, Folklore, Linguistics,
    Tamil, English and Language studies, English and Comparative Literature,
    Malayalam, Kannada, Sanskrit, Comparative Dravidian Literature,
    Education, Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy, Philosophy & Religion,
    Folk Performing Arts, Art History & Aesthetics, Theatre arts.
  • B.Sc., in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology, Botany, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Geography, Computer Science,
    Information Technology;
  • B.A., in Tamil, English, Sociology, Economics, History,
  • B.C.A.
  • B.Com.
  • B.B.A.

For further details and admission related queries contact:
  • Madurai Kamaraj University,

  • Madurai - 625 021.

  • Phone: 0452-2458410;

  • Fax: 0452-2458449

Last Updated on : March 25, 2016

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