Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of University of Madras (Madras University), Chennai

University of Madras

University of Madras is one of the three oldest universities in India. Modeled on the London University, the Madras University has four campuses in the city at Chepauk, Marina, Guindy and Taramani. The Madras University has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the highest rating for offering quality education and also recognised as the first centre for potentials of excellence in the Country.
Educational Streams
Madras University offers a variety of programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University's campus as well as the affiliated Institutions spread over the district of Chennai, Thrivallur and Kanchipuram. Many institutions affiliated to the University are engaged in research activities were Ph D programme is available in the respective specializations.

To allow access to more students across the country, Madras University offers undergraduate and postgraduate education through the Institute of Correspondence Education. Some of the courses offered by the Institute (also known as ICE of Madras) are unique such as B Music (Traditional Indian Music), M Music (Indian Music at Post Graduate level), MA in Vaishnavism and Christian Studies (The courses of religious Philosophy).
For getting admission into the Madras university one has to submit an application at the respective college or University campus. Students from other states of India need to obtain an eligibility certificate issued by the University of Madras to proceed for admission at the University. 

NRI students require a valid student visa and other formal educational certificates for getting admission. Candidates can gather related information from the University's Students Advisory Bureau in advance before applying for any course either at the department of the university or Affiliated Institutions.
Hostel and Facilities
Madras University provides hostels facilities for students in each campus. There is a guesthouse that caters to the visitors and guest faculty of the University. The University library (known as Madras University Library System or MULS) situated at Chepauk and Annexe campus has an elaborate collection of periodicals, journals and other study material. The users are allowed to search the required materials by using OPAC (Online Access Catalogue) to ensure better usage of the library collections. The University Library also functions as a resources cell for Competitive Examinations like lAS, IPS, GATE, GRE, TOFEL, TNPSC, CAT, etc.
Madras University was established following a public petition dated 11th November, 1839. Later in January 1840, the University Board was constituted with Mr. George Norton as its President. The University was reorganized on the model of London University on 5th September 1857, by an act of the Legislative Council of India.


  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Agro Economic Research Centre
  • Anatomy
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Anna Centre for Public Affairs
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Geology
  • Arabic, Persian and Urdu
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Central Instrumentation and Service Department
  • Centre for Ocean and Coastal Studies
  • Centre for Population Studies
  • Centre for South and South Asian Studies
  • Chair in Tamil Christian Literature
  • Christian Studies
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Crystallography and Biophysics
  • Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Economic Studies - Dr.Ambedkar Centre
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Endocrinology
  • Energy
  • English
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Hindi
  • Indian History
  • Indian Music
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Islamic Studies
  • Journalism and Communication
  • Jainology
  • Kannada
  • Legal Studies
  • Malayalam
  • Management Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Nuclear Physics
  • National Centre for Ultrafast Process
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Politics and Public Administration
  • Polymer Science
  • Psychology
  • Saiva Siddhantha
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Tamil Language
  • Tamil Literature
  • Technology Business Incubator (TBI)
  • Telugu
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Thirukkural Research Endowment
  • Vaishnavism
  • Zoology

Contact Details:
University of Madras
Chennai - 600 005

Phone: +91-44-25399778
Fax: +91-44-25366693
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