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About Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai Kamaraj University, is on its relentless journey for the past 52 years surmounting hurdles of indigenous and exotic nature on its way and has passed through the tests of accreditation towards reaching the status of excellence. University is aware that the process of achieving excellence is continuous and therefore, all efforts are in progress to keep up the momentum.

The University came into being through a bill passed in the Legislative Assembly of the State in the year 1965. Thus, it is a statutory university owned and funded by the Government of Tamilnadu and the University Grants Commission. This University is a member of Association of Indian Universities and one of the nine universities in India with a status of University with Potential for Excellence. The present Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Alagappa University and Mother Theresa University are the off- shoots of Madurai kamaraj University. As on date, it covers four revenue districts of Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindigul and Theni for its regular academic programme. Currently it holds a total of 77 renowned Departments and 20 Schools. In addition to the Departments and Schools, the University has 21 academic centres and 21 quasi academic supportive units. It has 24 autonomous colleges, 14 aided colleges, 33 self financing colleges, 18 approved institutions, 4 evening colleges, 6 constituent colleges and one University College catering to the higher education needs of large number of students from rural and urban areas.

The Madurai Kamaraj University offers 41 post graduate, 35 M.Phil. and 17 Diploma / P.G. Diploma / Certificate courses in the various departments. Presently, 66 U.G. and 45 P.G. courses are offered in the affiliated Colleges. At present 2428 students and research scholars are on the roll. Currently more than 163 individual research projects are being carried out with an outlay exceeding 34 Crores. The University has a modernized central Library with 3 lakhs books, 15,000 e-journals, 3,000 e-books, 55,000 reference and text books. The one Gbps internet connection, INFONET centre with 50 nodes and smart class rooms have enriched the ICT enabled teaching and learning.

Madurai Kamaraj University strongly believes in de-centralised and participatory governance. As a visionary step, academic and administrative autonomy has been granted to all Schools. The University has established linkages with community around through its various outreach activities. The National and International level connectivity and visibility of this University is a pointer that the University is moving from the status of University with Potential for Excellence to the status of University of Excellence.


The motto of the University is "To Seek Truth is Knowledge" and University is committed with the tasks of

  • disseminating and advancing the knowledge through teaching, research and extension
  • establishing Departments and Centers required for higher education and research in various disciplines in science, humanities, administrative studies
  • taking necessary measures for promoting interdisciplinary research and education in specific thematic and thrust areas for the development of highly skilled manpower
  • establishing inter-institutional and inter-national collaborations in the University with a view of inculcating international understanding and holistic perspective amongst          students
  • providing the necessary facilities and infrastructure for students and teachers from various parts of the nation and foreign countries to participate in the academic          programmes and the activities of the University
  • being a nodal centre for fostering national and social integration, democracy, and to provide scientific approaches to the problems of society
  • nurturing the composite culture of India through the establishment of appropriate Departments or Centers as required for the study and development of the languages,          arts and culture of India;
  • promoting an awareness and understanding of the social needs of the country in the students and teachers and prepare them for fulfilling such needs.


  • 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


  • Grant of Scholarships and fellowships
  • Award of Doctoral Degrees
  • Research Projects funded by agencies like UGC,          CSIR, DBT, DST ICSSR, MHRD etc
  • University -Industrial consultancy services

Extension Activities

  • Conduct of youth Welfare Programs including          coaching for Civil Services and Competitive          examinations
  • Offering of Job-oriented training programs to          students and adults
  • EMRC (Educational Media Research Centre) :          Produce Educational Video Films to be telecast in          the Countrywide broadcast of UGC.