Madurai Kamaraj University
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|Motto||"To Seek Truth Is Knowledge"|
|Chancellor||Governor of Tamil Nadu|
|Location||Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) is a public university in Madurai city in southern Tamil Nadu, India. It was established in 1966 and has about 130,000 students in 18 schools comprising 72 departments and 109 affiliated colleges.
Madurai Kamaraj University was inaugurated on 6 February 1966, based on the extension centre of the University of Madras, at Madurai. In 1968 the foundation stone for a new campus was laid by Zakir Hussain, the President of India. The Directorate of Distance Education of the university was established in 1971.
The Madurai Kamaraj University campus is located at Palkalai Nagar in the Madurai to Theni High road. The university campus is located is 13 km away from the Periyar Bus stand and Railway station, 18 km away from the Integrated bus stand Mattuthavani. Buses are frequently available from Periyar Bus stand.
The university campus has five men's hostel and three women's hostel which accommodates post graduate students, M.Phil Students and Research Scholars. There are separate residential quarters available for married research scholars and post doctoral fellows.
|Sl. No.||Name||Period of Service|
|1||T. P. Meenakshisundaram||01.02.1966 to 18.01.1971|
|2||Mu. Varadarajan (Dr. Mu.Va)||01.02.1971 to 10.10.1974|
|3||S. V. Chittibabu||24.02.1975 to 23.02.1978|
|4||V. C. Kulandaiswamy||31.03.1978 to 02.03.1979|
|5||V. Sp. Manickam||17.08.1979 to 30.06.1982|
|6||J. Ramachandran||29.08.1982 to 28.08.1985|
|7||S. Krishnaswamy||04.10.1985 to 20.11.1988|
|8||M. Lakshmanan||20.01.1989 to 19.01.1992|
|9||M. D. K. Kuthalingam||20.01.1992 to 19.01.1995|
|10||K. Aludiapillai||19.05.1995 to 18.05.1998|
|11||M. Salihu||24.07.1998 to 23.07.2001|
|12||P. K. Ponnuswamy||01.02.2002 to 31.01.2005|
|13||P. Maruthamuthu||07.03.2005 to 06.03.2008|
|14||R. Karpaga Kumaravel||20.04.2008 to 19.04.2011|
|15||Kalyani Mathivanan||09.04.2012 to 08.04.2015|
|16||P. P. Chellathurai||27.05.2017 to -|
|General – India|
|NIRF (Overall) (2018)||81|
|NIRF (Universities) (2018)||54|
- "Welcome to the official website of MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY". mkuniversity.org. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
- "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Human Resource Development. 2018.
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