Alagappa University, Karaikudi


Alagappa UniversityAlagappa University Reaccredited with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is located at Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu is accessible from Madurai and Tiruchirappalli Airports within two hours. The 440 acre green and lush campus houses all the academic activities. This University has emerged from the galaxy of institutions initially founded by the great philanthropist and educationist Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar.

Alagappa 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. Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. The University has 29 Departments, 6 Centres and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus. 35 Affiliated Colleges, 1 Autonomous College located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram are part of the University. Alagappa University College of Arts and Science is also functioning at Paramakudi as a Constituent College.

The University offers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes. The Distance Education Directorate offers variety of programmes to the student community spread across the country and in selected foreign countries. Through all modes of education, the University caters to the needs of the student community of around 1,00,000.

As a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), as well as the member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU), it has rewarding relations with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments that promise a spectacular feature.

The University is having International Collaborations with Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea. New innovative programmes suitable are designed and offered at the University (for the foreign students). Many exchange programmes attract the attention of the teachers and students from abroad.

The University’s motto is “Excellence in Action” and the University keeps before it the vision of excellence in all spheres of its action.

Contact Us

The Registrar
Alagappa University
Karaikudi – 630 003
Tel : 04565 – 226001
Fax : 04565 – 225525
E-mail :

The Controller of Examination
Alagappa University
Karaikudi – 630 003
Tel : 04565 – 229330, 227609
Fax : 04565 – 225624
Enquiry : 04565 – 223122, 223123,
223125, 223175

The Director
Alagappa University
Karaikudi – 630 004
Tel : 04565 – 226250
Fax : 04565 – 225216
DDE Enquiry : 04565 – 228098, 223410

EPABX BOARD : 04565 – 223100 ( General Enquiry )

How to Reach
By Road     :     2.4 kms from Karaikudi New Bus Stand.
It’ll take approximately 6 mins by car to reach university campus.
By Train     :     Karaikudi Railway station is adjacent to university campus
By Air     :     88.4 kms from Trichy Airport.
It’ll take approximately 1 hour 25 mins by car to reach university campus.

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