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University of Madras

Published on: Feb 25, 2010
The University of Madras was among the three oldest universities established by the British India. The proposal for setting up a varsity in South India was initiated in the year 1839. It was only in January 1840 that the University Board was constituted with Mr. George Norton as its President.

In 1854 after a gap of 14 years the Government of India formulated a systematic educational policy for India and as a sequel to this on 5th September 1857 by an act of legislative council of India, the University was developed on the lines of London University.

At present, the University has a jurisdiction that is confined to 3 districts of Tamil Nadu – Chennai, Thrivallur and Kanchipuram. The university provides affiliation to the newly established colleges which fall under its jurisdiction. It offers both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Education through its dedicated departments and affiliated institutions which are spread over these three districts.

Apart from teaching, research activities in Arts, Humanities, Science, Management and Technology are the main portals at the University. A number of institutions affiliated to Madras University Concentrate in research activities.

The varsity offers teaching and research in 4 Campuses of Madras University. The University Department of study and Research which are 68 Departments spread over in 4 Campuses organized into 18 Schools offer Post Graduate Courses in respective specialization part time and full time Ph.D. Programs, Diploma and Certificate Programs.

Owing to its academic achievements, Madras University has been accreditation with five star status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the UGC. The UGC has also recognized Madras University as the first centre for potentials of excellence in the Country.

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Comments (8)
    • mahalakshmi 16/12/2012, 10:41 AM

      i want to study B.sc psychology but in 12th i selected computer science with maths group but have a dout there is a chanace to study Bsc psychology
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    • s.lakshmi 16/12/2012, 10:23 AM

      i want to study bsc psychology but in 12th i selected computer science with maths group there is a chance to study bsc psychology group give me idea sir
    • Comment #7
    • shobana 13/12/2012, 6:21 PM

      what is the fees details for doing MBA in correspondance?
    • Comment #6
    • Himani Sardana 12/12/2012, 11:26 AM

      Sir, I am a teacher and want to do some course related to school management or counselling. Kindly give me details and eligibility regarding this course.
    • Comment #5
    • vanathi 7/12/2012, 8:43 AM

      i would like to do Certificate Course-Yoga and Stress Management .can you please mail me the details
    • Comment #4
    • marymary 22/11/2012, 2:40 PM

      I would like to do M.SC psychology in correspondence. When admission will start for this course.
    • Comment #3
    • s. baskaran 14/11/2012, 10:55 AM

      i was completed mba(hr) in madras university. further study which can i do? i am working in stu organisation
    • Comment #2
    • M.RAJAN 8/11/2012, 4:49 PM

      i completed in my B.sc zoo and bio tech. i search M.sc coursse in madras univercity.. but they will reply back no since medical course in m.sc. any idea sir,
    • Comment #1
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