Madurai Kamaraj University

  • About Madurai Kamaraj University

    Madurai Kamaraj University, is on its relentless journey for the past 48 years surmounting hurdles of indigenous and exotic nature on its way and has passed through the tests of accreditation towards reaching the status of excellence. University is aware that the process of achieving excellence is continuous and therefore, all efforts are in progress to keep up the momentum.

    The University came into being through a bill passed in the Legislative Assembly of the State in the year 1965. Thus, it is a statutory university owned and funded by the Government of Tamilnadu and the University Grants Commission. This University is a member of Association of Indian Universities and one of the nine universities in India with a status of University with Potential for Excellence.

    The present Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Alagappa University and Mother Theresa University are the off- shoots of Madurai kamaraj University. As on date, it covers four revenue districts of Madurai, Virudhunagar, Dindugal and Theni for its regular academic programme.

    Currently it holds a total of 77 renowned Departments and 20 Schools. In addition to the Departments and Schools, the University has 21 academic centres and 21 quasi academic supportive units. It has 24 autonomous colleges, 14 aided colleges, 33 self financing colleges, 18 approved institutions, 4 evening colleges, 6 constituent colleges and one University College catering to the higher education needs of large number of students from rural and urban areas.

  • Vice Chancellor

    Dr. Kalyani Mathivanan M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt,.

    Dr. Kalyani Mathivanan – the VICE CHANCELLOR of Madurai Kamaraj University , Madurai. She is the First lady Vice Chancellor and the 15th Vice Chancellor of this University. She graduated from the Maharaja’s college Trivandrum, Kerala University and completed her post graduation in the Ethiraj College for Women.

    She received her doctoral and post doctoral degrees from the Madras University and was honoured as the first D.Litt in English from the University. She has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience and is the author of several textbooks and several research publications. Her work has helped shape the curriculum for English literature studies at the Ethiraj College for Women.

    She has guided a commendable number of Ph.D and M.Phil students and served on various doctoral committees and chaired various dissertations. She has also organized several International and National conferences, Seminars and Workshops before she became the Vice Chancellor. She has travelled extensively and visited several universities in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Africa, and South-East Asian nations. She evinces a keen interest in the field of higher education and especially in women’s education.

  • Courses Offered


    • Eligibility : 10th Std Pass.

    • Medium of Instruction : Tamil and English.

    • Course Duration : 1 Year.

    • Subjects : 06


    • Eligibility : 12th Std Pass, (10+2), 3 Years Polytechnic Diploma Pass.

    • Medium of Instruction : Tamil and English.

    • Course Duration : 3 Years.

    • Subjects : 18 (First year 6 subjects, Second year 6 subjects, Third year 6 subjects)


    • Eligibility : A Pass in any Under Graduate Course (10+2+3 pattern).

    • Medium of Instruction : Tamil and English.

    • Course Duration : 2 Years.

    • Subjects : 10 (First year 5 subjects, Second year 5 subjects)