Located in Madurai town of Tamil Nadu, Madurai Kamaraj University is a public institution of higher learning. Originally known as Madurai University, it is also abbreviated as MKU. Madurai was the ancient capital of the Pandyan rulers. It has been accredited with by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with A Grade. It has also been awarded with University with Potential for Excellence award by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Madurai Kamaraj University provides educational programs through its several departments of study and research. Several courses offered by the University can be classified under the broad categories of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Professional, Research oriented, Job-oriented, Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma and PG Diploma courses. Directorate of Distance Education conducts correspondence courses for the students who are unable to get regular education.
Extension education programs are also run by the university through National Service Scheme, Youth Welfare Department and Department of Adult & Continuing Education. Choice Based Credit System is followed at the University departments which enables the student to choose subjects of his/ her choice. Inter-disciplinary courses are also conducted by the university. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) incorporates sufficient flexibility so that students can opt for elective courses to enhance their individual career plans.
MKU provides boys and girls hostels in its campus with separate arrangements for the postgraduate and research scholars. There are three Guest houses in the campus that cater to the guests visiting the University. Other facilities include a State Bank of India and MDCC Bank branches, University Hospital, canteen, library and co-operative stores. The placement cell assists the students after they finish their studies.
Established in the year 1966, Madurai Kamaraj University started functioning at the heart of Madurai city. From Madurai University, the name of the University was changed to Madurai Kamaraj University in 1978.
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