General Queries

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) & Answers
What is the Genesis of the University?

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

What is the level of Recognition?

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

What are the general phone numbers and mailing addresses for the University?

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]

How can I reach Alagappa University?

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.

What are the credentials and ranking of Alagappa University?

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.

Where can I find out about Alagappa University events?

Event / Conference

What are the academic programmes being offered at Alagappa University?

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.
University Department
affiliated colleges

In addition, Distance Education programmes and Collaborative Programmes are offered within the State of Tamil Nadu (territorial jurisdiction).
fee structure
List of Colleges with Academic Programmes

What is the medium of instruction in academic programmes taught?


Do you have Academic Calendar for the year 2019-20?

Student Calendar (2018-19)

What is the link to apply for admission into undergraduate / postgraduate program?

undergraduate / postgraduate program

What about the fee structure for various undergraduate / postgraduate programs?

fee structure for undergraduate / postgraduate program

What is the admission procedure for PhD programme?

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.

What is the Placement opportunity?

Placement opportunity

What is the link to know details about Colleges affiliated to Alagappa University?

affiliated to Alagappa University

Does the University have any Library facilities?

Library facilities

Does the University have any sports facilities?

sports facilities
sports facilities

Does the University have Hostel accommodation on campus?

Hostel accommodation on campus

What are the Must to see places in the Campus other than academic Infrastructure?

Alagappar Museum, Tamil Culture Museum, Mini Theatre, Central Library-RFID, Percolation Tank, Alagappar Alumni Garden, Science Campus.

What are the students support facilities in the 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)
Material Characterization
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

I am an International Student. I want to know the procedure to get admission at Alagappa University. What is the link / whom to contact?

the link / to contact