Alagappa University

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Alagappa University
Alagappa University Logo.png
Motto in English
Excellence in action
Type Public(Government)
Established 1985
Chancellor Panwarilal Purohit
Vice-Chancellor Prof. N. Rajendran
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 Urban
Affiliations UGC
Entrance of Alagappa University

Alagappa University is a public university located in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India was founded by Padma Bhusan Vallal Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar Alagappa Chettiar.

Alagappa University was brought into existence by a special Act of the Tamil Nadu State Government in May 1985.

Alagappa University has the following credentials;

First University in Tamil Nadu to get A+ grade (in May 2017) by NAAC with score of 3.64.

First University in Tamil Nadu to confer Category-I Status (in February 2018) from MHRD-UGC.

First University in Tamil Nadu to get Autonomy Status (in February 2018) from MHRD-UGC.

First University in Tamil Nadu eligible to get MHRD-RUSA Phase-II grant (in June 2018) of Rs.100 Crores for Quality Excellence.

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 district and Sivaganga district. Further, as per mentioned 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.”

The University is having International Collaborations with Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea.


University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[1] 43
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[2] 27

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Alagappa University 43 overall in India[1] and 27 among universities[2] in 2018.

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