Kural நயனில சொல்லினுஞ் சொல்லுக சான்றோர் பயனில சொல்லாமை நன்று.       In English: Let not men of worth vainly quack Even if they would roughly speak.

About University

The Public Petition dated 11-11-1839 initiated the establishment of Madras University. It was in January 1840 with Mr.George Norton as its President, that the University Board was constituted. In 1854 after a lapse 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 established. The University was organised in the model of London University.

Madras University is the mother of almost all the old Universities of south India. The University area of jurisdiction has been confined to three districts of Tamil Nadu in recent years. This is consequent to establishment of various universities in the State and demarcation of the University territories. This University has been growing from strength to strength while widening its teaching and research activities.

The Organisational structure of Madras University encompasses :

  • The Senate
  • The Syndicate
  • The Academic Council
  • The Faculties
  • The Finance Committee
  • The Boards of Studies

His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu is the Chancellor of the University

The Vice-Chancellor who is appointed for a term is the Principal Executive Officer. The Registrar of the University, who is the Secretary of the Syndicate, is the custodian of all the records and Chief Administrator of the university. Yet another function, the examinations of the University, is managed by Office of the Controller of Examinations.

The University imparts both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Education through the Affiliated Institutions which are spread over the districts of Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram. Apart from teaching, research activities in Arts, Humanities, Science, Management and Technology shpae the academic tenor of the University. A number of institutions affiliated to Madras University concentrate on research activities offeringe Ph.D., Programmes in their respective field of specialisation.

The University also offers teaching and research programmes in its four campuses. The 68 University Departments of study and research are spread over four campuses organised into 18 Schools each of which offer Post Graduate Courses in respective specialisation, part time and full time Ph.D. Programmes, Diploma and Certificate Programmes.

Assessing the need for educating a large number of people in the country, the University offers both Under Graduate and Post Graduate programmes through the Institute of Distance Education. The Institute is popularly called IDE of Madras University. Some of the courses offered by IDE has no parallel in this country to name a few,

  • B.Music
  • M.Music
  • M.A. Vaishnavism
  • M.A. Christian Studies

M.C.A. and M.B.A.are well designed professional training courses for aspiring graduates.

The University has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the five star rating first, and later with an A rating. The UGC has recognised the University as one of the centres for "potential for excellence" in the country.

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Examination IDE Enquiry
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News & Announcements

Entrance Examination for M.Sc Biotechnology for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Applications are invited for the post of Registrar, Controller of Examinations and Professor-cum-Director, IDE 

Syllabus and Model Question paper for M.Sc., Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Entrance Examination for the Academic year 2017-2018

Entrance Examination for M.Sc Counselling Psychology for the Academic Year 2017-2018

M.Ed & M.Phil Entrance Examination Syllabus  - 2017-18 - Department of Education

Vacancy Position in Department of Commerce for Ph.D Programme July 2017 Seesion

Application and Prospectus for Ph.D Degree Programme - July 2017 Session

Entrance Test Schedule and Syllabus for M.Sc Applied Geography and M.Tech Geoinformatics  June 2017 - Department of Geography

Application for the New Courses in Certificate Course in Autism Spectrum Disorder / Learning Disabilities and PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in the Department of Counselling Psychology

New Health Insurance Scheme 2016 for the employees of University of Madras - List of Hospitals

New Health Insurance Scheme 2016 for the employees of University of Madras

Admission 2017-2018 - M.Phil  (Arabic & Urdu) Entrance Test Date

M.Phil Degree Entrance Examination Syllabus and Schedule for the Academic year 2017-2018

Travelling Allowance for Various Meetings of the University 

Approved Fixed Rate Contract for a period of two years (2016-2018)

Bibliometric analysissss of publication on breast cancer in India (Published in Current Science; vol 110, 2016) - UNOM in the third edition

Release of WIFI facility to faculties, staffs and students (Chepauk, RIASM & Marina Campuses) - Online Application Form

Curriculum Development Committee - Database on Curriculum Development - Format

Format to be submitted by Affliated collleges/Research institutions for Ph.D Program Continuation

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