Madurai Kamaraj University, located at Madurai city in southern Tamil Nadu, India. The University established in 1966, has 18 Schools comprising 72 Departments and 109 affiliated Colleges (9 Autonomous) including other approved institutions and 7 evening colleges. The Directorate of Distance Education of the University has a student strength of about 1.30 lakhs. There are centres which promote research potential of teachers. Extension activities are carried out through Department of Youth Welfare, NSS, SC/ST cell and Adult Education programmes.
Madurai Kamaraj University, (originally known as Madurai University) was named after the historical city of Madurai, the ancient capital of the Pandyan rulers and the seat of three famous Tamil academies going back to the beginnings of the Christian and even perhaps an earlier Era, was inaugurated on 6th February 1966 at the heart of the city. Its nucleus was the Extension centre of the University of Madras located at Madurai.
Two years later, the foundation stone for a new campus was laid by Dr.Zakir Hussain, the then President of India on Madurai - Theni road, 13 kilometers to the west of the city. Since then the campus has grown into a beautiful University township with an extensive area of about 750 acres, appropriately called in Tamil "Palkalainagar". And in 1978, the name of the University was changed to Madurai Kamaraj University to honour one of the most illustrious sons of our country. The two components of the name may signify the pride in the hoary tradition of the Tamils and the present concern to live up to their ideals.
Madurai Kamaraj University College is famous for its biological researches and comprises maths physics and computer science specialisations. Department of Management Studies (DOMS) is known for MBA (Full Time). It's started in the year 1980. The DOMS of Madurai Kamaraj University ranked 12th among the best management institutes of the country by the All India Management Association (AIMA) in the year 2000. It also celebrated its silver jubilee on December 23 and 24th in 2005.
* M.B.A. (Full time)
* M.Sc. (Comp. Science , Biochemical Technology, Microbial Gene Technology, Bio Technology, Genomics, Environmental Remote sensing & GeoInformation Technology, Geography)
* M.A.(English Language Studies, English and Comparative Literature, Malayalam, Kannada, Sanskrit, French, Linguistics, Comparative Dravidian Literature, Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy, Philosophy & Religion, Art History & Aesthetics, Theatre Arts, Folk Performing Arts, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration)
* Master of Communication and Journalism
* M.Ed. Tech.
Schools & Departments :
School of Biological Sciences
School of Biotechnology
School of Chemistry
School of Energy Environment & Natural Resources
School of Economics
School of Historical Studies
School of Mathematics
School of Physics
School of Religions Philosophy & Humanist Thought
School of Tamil Studies
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
School of Business Studies
School of Education
School of English and Foreign Languages
School of Indian Languages
School of Information and Communication Sciences
School of Performing Arts
School of Social Sciences
Department of Youth Welfare
Other Non-academic Establishments
2.University Science Instrumentation Centre
3.Educational Media Research Centre
Madurai Kamaraj University
Alagar Kovil Road
Madurai, Tamil Nadu