Thiruvalluvar University

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Thiruvalluvar University
திருவள்ளுவர் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Motto Lead them to lead
Type Public
Established 2002
Chancellor Honorable Thiru. CH. Vidyasagar Rao(Acting Governor of Tamil Nadu)
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. K. MURUGAN
Location Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
13°01′46″N 79°12′36″E / 13.02944°N 79.21000°E / 13.02944; 79.21000Coordinates: 13°01′46″N 79°12′36″E / 13.02944°N 79.21000°E / 13.02944; 79.21000
Campus Urban spread over 112 acres (0.45 km2)
Affiliations UGC

Thiruvallauvar University is a  public State University in the city of Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India . It was established by the Government of Tamil Nadu, under the Thiruvalluvar University Act, 2002 (Tamil Nadu Act 32 of 2002). The University was named after the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar is enshrined with the motto "கண்ணுடைய ரென்பவர் கற்றோர்".

It began functioning as the 'Post Graduate Extension Centre of University of Madras', at the Fort Campus, Vellore. After bifurcation from the University of Madras, Thiruvallauvar University moved to a new campus at Serkadu, Vellore.[1] The University affiliates Arts and Science colleges under the area comprising the districts of Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram and Cuddalore.


University campus is spread over an area of 112 acres at Serkadu about 16 km from the Vellore city on NH-4.[2][3] The campus was inaugurated by Mr. Karunanidhi on 27 November 2010. It was constructed at a cost of Rs.20.35 crores.

The campus has an administrative block, academic and computer science blocks, and a library.[4]


Governor of Tamil Nadu Honorable_Thiru._CH._Vidyasagar_Rao(Acting_Governor_of_Tamil_Nadu) is the Chancellor of Thiruvallauvar University.Pro-chancellor is K. P. Anbalagan and the Vice Chancellor is Prof. Dr. K. MURUGAN.


University has following departments which offer several courses.[5]

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Bio technology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Tamil
  • Department of English

Course offered[edit]

Courses offered at the university are[6][7]


  • M.Sc. (Biotechnolog)
  • M.Phil. (Biotechnology)
  • Ph.D. (Biotechnology)


  • M.Sc. (Chemistry)
  • M.Phil (Chemistry)
  • PhD (Chemistry)


  • M.A. (English)
  • M.Phil (English)


  • B.A.(Economics)
  • M.A. (Economics)
  • M.Phil (Economics)


  • B.Sc. (Mathematics)
  • M.Phil (Mathematics)
  • M.Sc. (Mathematics)


  • M.A. (Tamil)
  • M.Phil (Tamil)
  • Ph.D (Tamil)


  • M.Sc. (Zoology)
  • M.Phil (Zoology)


Non-semester/semester/CBCS examinations for undergraduate/postgraduate degree students of the university departments and affiliated colleges are conducted.

Financial sources[edit]

The finance source for the university is grants-in-aid from the government of Tamil Nadu and government of India and through research schemes of the government of India and fees collected from the students of affiliated colleges.