Alagappa University

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Alagappa University
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Entrance of Alagappa University
Motto செயலிற் செம்மை
Motto in English Excellence in action
Established 1985
Type Public
Chancellor Konijeti Rosaiah
Vice-Chancellor S. Sudalaimuthu
Location Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
10°04′43″N 78°47′41″E / 10.078603°N 78.79468°E / 10.078603; 78.79468Coordinates: 10°04′43″N 78°47′41″E / 10.078603°N 78.79468°E / 10.078603; 78.79468
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
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Alagappa University is on about 420 acres (1.7 km2) in the business town of Karaikudi in Sivaganga District in Tamil Nadu, India. Karaikudi is 400 km south of Madras on the Madras–Rameswaram line and is accessible from Tiruchirappalli and Madurai in about 2 hours by road and rail. This seat of higher education has emerged from the galaxy of institutions founded by R.M. Alagappa Chettiar. Alagappa University was brought into existence by a special Act of the state government in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development, and dissemination of knowledge.

Alagappa University is recognized by the UGC, Government of India. It was converted from a unitary type to an affiliating type by the Tamil Nadu Universities Act, 2002, with a view to widen the horizon of its academic activities by bringing into its jurisdiction the Arts and Science colleges in the districts of Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga. Further, as per this Act, the government colleges in the above districts have become the constituent colleges of Alagappa University. As a member of the AIU and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), it has rewarding relations with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments that promise a spectacular feature. The university's motto is “Excellence in Action.”

Schools and departments[edit]

  • Department of Tamil
  • Department of English
  • Department of Energy Science
  • Department of Women's Studies
  • Department of Nanoscience and Technology
  • Department of Animal Health and Management
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Bioinformatics
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Industrial Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Bio electronics and biosensors
  • Department of International Business and Commerce
  • Alagappa Institute of Management
  • Department of Bank Management
  • Department of Corporate Secretaryship
  • College of Education
  • College of Physical Education
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Centre for Rural Development
  • Centre for Urban Studies
  • Centre for Gandhian Studies
  • Centre for Nehru Studies
  • Examinations Section
  • Directorate of Distance


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