Alagappa University has emerged from the galaxy of institutions (Arts College, Training College, Sports College, Polytechnic College, Engineering College etc) initially founded by the great philanthropist and educationist Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar during 1950's. He donated 440 acre green and lush land to the Government. Alagappa University was established through a Special Act of the State Legislature by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 9th May1985.
Genesis of the University
Genesis of the University
Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi and obtained 2(f) and 12(B) status to receive UGC and central government grants.
level of Recognition
EPABX Board: (+91) 4565 223100 (General Enquiry)
The Registrar, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630003, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: (+91) 4565 226001, Fax: (+91) 4565 225525, E-mail: [email protected]
The Controller of Examinations, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630003, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: (+91) 4565 227609, Fax: (+91) 4565 225624, E-mail: [email protected]
The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630004, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: (+91) 4565 226250, Fax: (+91) 4565 225216, E-mail: [email protected]
By Road: The University is situated in the town Karaikudi (in the district of Sivaganga, in the State of Tamil Nadu). Karaikudi is well connected with buses from neighbouring cities such as Madurai (80 km), Tiruchirappalli (100 km), Dindigul (100 km), Rameshwaram (145 km). The distance between Karaikudi New Bus Stand and University is just 1.5 km.
By Train: The distance between Karaikudi Railway Junction (code: KKDI) and the University is just 1 km. There are three daily express trains from Chennai Egmore (code: MS); 12605 Pallavan Express, 22661 Rameswaram Express, 16851 Rameswaram Express. In addition, daily passenger trains operate between Tiruchirappalli (code: TPJ) and Karaikudi.
By Air: Nearby airports are Madurai (Code: IMX) and Tiruchirappalli (Code: TRZ). It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes by car to reach the University from these airports.
2017: Obtained A+ Grade with CGPA of 3.64 grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Alagappa University is the first State University in Tamil Nadu to obtain the coveted A+ grade.
2018: Obtained Category–1 status and Autonomy status by the MHRD-UGC.
2018: Secured 4th position in MHRD-Swachhta Ranking 2018 for the cleanest Government Higher Educational Institutions in India.
2018: Bagged Rs.100 crore funds under MHRD RUSA 2.0 Scheme for Quality enhancement.
2019: Secured 28th position among Universities in MHRD-NIRF 2019 ranking.
2019: Secured 20th position in QS India Ranking, 104th position in QS BRICS Ranking and 216th position in QS Asia Ranking 2019.
Alagappa University is Arts & Science University offering programmes in the Faculties of Arts, Education, Management and Science. The University has 44 Departments, 9 Centres and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus. 46 Affiliated Colleges located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram are part of the University. Of which one Autonomous College and one Alagappa University Model Constituent College of Arts and Science are located in Kilakkarai and Paramakudi respectively.
For admission to PhD programmes, Pre-PhD Qualifying Entrance Examinations are conducted twice in a year (February and August). Candidates have to apply online and appear for examinations to be held at Karaikudi. Successful candidates will be provided Eligibility Certificate valid for 5 years. The candidate has to approach the Research Supervisor available in the University Department and present the Research proposal before the Departmental Research Committee (DRC). Based on the recommendation by the DRC, admission to Ph.D programme will be made.
Alagappar Museum, Tamil Culture Museum, Mini Theatre, Central Library-RFID, Percolation Tank, Alagappar Alumni Garden, Science Campus.
Apart from Central Library with RFID, faculty level libraries are available. All Academic and Hostel buildings are connected with free Intranet, Internet and Wi-Fi. In addition, free Wi-Fi hot spots are available in select places of student centric points (University Canteen, Science Campus canteen, Library Garden, Management Block Garden etc).
Alagappa University Study Circle
University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC)
Alagappa Institute of Skill Development
Medical facility: Primary health care (Hospital) facility is available. Ambulance van facility is also available. Group Health Insurance Scheme is available for all admitted students and staff of the University. Medical facility