Central University of Tamil Nadu
|Central University of Tamil Nadu|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. T. Sengadir (Acting)|
|Location||Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India|
Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN) was established by an Act of Parliament (No.25 of 20 March 2009). The University was inaugurated on 30 September 2009 by Kapil Sibal who laid the foundation stone.Prof. B.P.Sanjay Former Director of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), and Professor in the Department of Mass Communication, University of Hyderbad was appointed as the first Vice Chancellor of the University. Presently CUTN is functioning in a temporary campus with an area of 55000 sq.ft. in the Thiruvarur District Collectorate.
The university currently offers 5 Integrated Masters programmes for prospective students in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Life Sciences. The University also offers a Masters and a Doctoral Programme in English, an M.A. Programme in Classical Tamil which is mentored by The Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT). Starting from the forthcoming academic year 2011 Madras School of Economics has been offering its M.Sc. programs in General Economics and Financial Economics as well as an Integrated five year course in economics in collaboration with the Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN).
Students are admitted into the university on the basis of a common entrance examination CUCET which is conducted by 7 - new Central Universities established, by the 2009 act. New courses under the anvil are an Integrated B.Ed-LL.B (mentored by The National Law School of India University), a Two years M.A. course in Media and Communication and a Five Year M.A. Social Sciences (mentored by The Tata Institute of Social Sciences).
The university currently operates from a 5 acre - 55,000 square foot campus located in the Thiruvarur District Collectorate. Modest facilities for dormitory accommodation for boys and girls, a branch of a public sector bank and canteen have also been housed in the same facility. The main campus of is spread over 500 acres in the two revenue villages of Neelakudi and Nagakudi of the Thiruvarur District and is on a fast track development. The first set of buildings, hostels, faculty housing and mess will be ready by July 2012.
The Tamil Nadu government has embarked upon a road widening project that allows for a two way wide road for both the campuses linking both sides of the state highways to Mayiladuthurai-Chennai and Kumabkonam-Chennai. An elevated bridge connecting the two campuses has also been taken up, since the campus is split into two by the Highway.
- "Gazette of India, Act 25 of 2009" (PDF). Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department). Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "MSE Admissions". Webpage of Madras School of Economics. Madras School of Economics. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Central varsity to offer course in law". The Hindu. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
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