Karaikudi - Alagappa University
University was brought into existence by a special Act of the Government
of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development
and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning.
post graduate in English Literature, called to the Bar, Middle Temple ,
England in 1933, Dr. Alagappa Chettiar took to Business in India , in his
own style, spanning textiles to airways.
Dr. Alagappa Chettiar founded several academic institutions in the course of his "Academic adventure" as Rajaji aptly described. Dr. Alagappa Chettiar was instrumental for establishing Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, one of the premier Research Organisations under CSIR, at Karaikudi
He donated 300 acres of land and 15 lakhs of Rupees for this purpose. This gesture, earned for him the title of 'Socialistic Capitalist' from Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
single individual has done so much for education and that too in such a
varied fashion as Dr.Alagappa Chettiar. It was this facet of his achievement
that made Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Babu Rajendra Prasad, Rajaji and many
stalwarts visit him when his health suffered a set back. The list of eminent
persons who had visited Alagappa Institutions from time to time reads like
a "Who's Who" - Rajaji, Sriprakasa, C. Subramaniam, Sardar K.M. Panicker,
Dr. C.R. Reddy, Thiru.K.Kamaraj, Dr. Sir C.V. Raman …… Mrs. Indira Gandhi
graced the silver jubilee celebrations of Alagappa College.
Innovative Programmes Offered by the University
- End Programmes : PG Diploma Courses (Regular Full - Time)
M.C.A., P.G. Diploma in Gem Technology
M.Sc., (Chemistry), P.G. Diploma in Yoga
M.Sc., (Physics), P.G. Diploma in Material Protection and Corrosion Engg.
M.Phil in all Disciplines, P.G. Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy
M.Phil, M.P.Ed in Physical Education, Craftsmanship Course in Bakery
The degree offered is Master of Women Studies and Computer Applications.
A number of research projects in identified thrust areas sponsored by various agencies like Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indian Council for Agricultural Research (I.C.A.R), All India Council for Technical Education, (A.I.C.T.E), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (C.S.I.R) University Grants Commission (UGC) etc, to the tune of Rs. 4 crores are being undertaken by the faculty of the University Departments. A number of Regional, National and International Seminars , Symposia, Workshops etc. are organised by the Departments to benefit out of Interactions between experts and specialists in the respective areas of knowledge.
of Distance Education
M.A. (English) Eligibility: any degree with English as a subject
||Age 18 Years Completed as on 1st june 2003 Admission only After Attending Preparatory Course and Passing the Entrance Test.|
21 years completed as on1st June 2003. Admission only afterattending Preparatory
courses and passing the
(History), B.Com., BBA., M.A.(History), M.Com., M.Com. (Insurance Management),
M.Phil. (History) are offered both in English and Tamil Medium.
Other courses are offered in English Medium only Courses against Sl. No. 41 & 42 are offered only at Karaikudi Centre
Application Form and Prospectus can be had from “The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630003, Tamilnadu” on payment of prescribed fees (For MBA/MCA/M.Sc(I.T)/M.Phil courses Rs 300/- All other courses Rs 100/-) by means of Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Director, Distance Education, Alagappa University payable on any bank at Karaikudi with a re question mentioning the name of the course OR from any University Approved Centers. Admission open on all 7 days. Last date for issue and receipt of filled-in applications: 14-8-03
All enquiries and correspondence (except those relating to the University Examinations) should be addressed to “The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630003, Tamilnadu” Phone: 91-04565-229230 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all particulars regarding the examinations-examination application forms, centers, results, marks statement etc., the students are advised to contact: The Controller of Examinations, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630003, Tamilnadu. Phone: 91-04565-225205, 225206, 225207 Extension:170 E-mail: email@example.com
The University has a well-equipped Central Library, a strong Computer Centre and an Instrumentation Centre to meet the requirements of staff and students of different Departments. Central Library
The Library has a total collection of about 50000 volumes and subscribes to 175 journals both international and national. At a cost of Rs. 12.5 lakhs, the Central Library is being provided with a regular V-SAT facility for Internet Connectivity. This facility would facilitate access to the current and emerging trends in frontier areas of knowledge.
Research and Instrumentation Centre
For Women's Studies
For Adult Continuing Education land Extension