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.

Madurai Kamaraj University strongly believes in de-centralised and participatory governance. As a visionary step, academic and administrative autonomy has been granted to select Schools. The University has established linkages with community around through its various outreach activities. The National and International level connectivity and visibility of this University is a pointer that the University is moving from the status of University with Potential for Excellence to the status of University of Excellence.



History, Political science, Tamil literature, English literature, Economics, Social work, Social science, Urdu literature, Journalisam & Mass communication, Public Administration


Computer Application, Information Technology


Mathematics, Psychology, Yoga, Environmental science, Hotel Management & Catering science, Nutrition & Dietetics, Computer Science, Microbiology, Visual Communication, Tourism & Hospitality Management


History, Political Science, Gandhian Thought, Social Work, Public Administration, Philosophy & Religion, Sociology, Hindi, Journalism & Mass Communication, Human Rights, Criminology & Police Administration, Tamil, Tourism & Management, Criminology & Police Administration ( lateral entry ), Women's Studies in English language & linguistics

BCA, B.L.I.Sc, M.L.I.Sc

MCA, MCA (lateral entry)


Computer Application, Retail


Banking, Co- operative Management, Marketing, Finance, Computer Application


Financial Management, International Business Management, Retail Management, Tourism & Hotel Management, Hospital Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Operations and Project Management, Systems Management, Airline & Airport Management, Logistics and Supply chain Management

Mathematics, Psychology, Tourism & Hospitality Management, Hotel Management & Catering Science, Computer Science, Electronics & Communication