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University of Madras, Chennai

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University of Madras, Chennai

The University of Madras is one of the three oldest universities in India (along with the University of Calcutta and the University of Mumbai). The University of Madras, organized on the model of the University of London, was incorporated on 5 September 1857 by an Act of the Legislative Council of India. The university is situated in the southern city of Chennai (formerly known as Madras). It has four campuses in the city - Chepauk, Marina, Guindy and Taramani. More than 50 Departments offer a range of specialisation subjects.

University of Madras Courses

Master's Degree Programmes
M.Phil Degree Programmes under CBCS
PG Diploma Programmes
Diploma Programmes

In 2004, all engineering courses of the University were shifted to Anna University. The University provides affiliation to several colleges for numerous courses. The various departments of the University also conduct research in addition to teaching. There are nearly 43 external research institutes in addition to centres of excellence within the University.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has conferred the "Five star Status" to the University of Madras. The University of Madras has been given the status of "University with Potential for Excellence" by the University Grants Commission.

The first ever demand for higher education in Madras Presidency was voiced forth in a Public Address to The Right Honourable Lord John Elphinstone G.C.H., Governor of Madras signed by 70,000 Native Inhabitants when the Governor in Council was contemplating "some effective and liberal measures for the establishment of an improved system of national education". This public petition which was presented by the then Advocate General Mr. George Norton on 11.11.1839 pressed the need for an English College in the Madras city. Pursuant to this, Lord Elphinstone evolved a plan for the establishment of a Central Collegiate Institution or a University. This University had twin Departments (1) High School for the cultivation of English literature, regional language, philosophy and science, (2) College providing instruction in the higher branches of literature, philosophy and science.

The Organisation structure of Madras University encompuses :

1. The Senate
2. The Syndicate
3. The Academic Council
4. The Faculties
5. The Finance Committee
6. The Board of Studies

Contact Details of University of Madras, Chennai

Prof. S. Ramachandran
Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras

Chepauk, Chennai-600 005,
Tamil Nadu, South India
Telephone: 91-44-25361074, 25399401 (Off.)
Fax: 91-44-25367654,
VC's Secretariat : Tel : 25399563

Registrar I/C
Dr. M. Ranganatham
Tel : 91-44-25361055

Registrar's Secretariat : Tel : 91-44-25399570

Controller of Examinations
Dr. K. Murugesan
University of Madras
Chepauk Campus, Chennai - 600005
Tel : 91-44-25368496, 25399405

COE'S Secretariat : Tel : 91-44-25399417

Additional Controller of Examinations (IDE)
University of Madras
Chepauk Campus, Chennai - 600005

University Students Advisory Bureau - USAB

Director I/c.,
Dr. V.D. Swaminathan
Chepauk Campus, Chennai - 600005
Tel :91-44-25392255, 25399518

For more details, University of Madras Official Website