Alagappa University is on about 420 acres (1.7 km2) in the business town of Karaikudi in Sivaganga District in Tamil Nadu, India. Karaikudi is 400 km south of Madras on the MadrasâRameswaram line and is accessible from Tiruchirappalli and Madurai in about 2 hours by road and rail. This seat of higher education has emerged from the galaxy of institutions founded by Padma Bhusan Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar. Alagappa University was brought into existence by a special Act of the state government in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development, and dissemination of knowledge.
Alagappa University is recognized by the UGC, Government of India. It was converted from a unitary type to an affiliating type by the Tamil Nadu Universities Act, 2002, with a view to widen the horizon of its academic activities by bringing into its jurisdiction the Arts and Science colleges in the districts of Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga. Further, as per this Act, the government colleges in the above districts have become the constituent colleges of Alagappa University. As a member of the AIU and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), it has rewarding relations with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments that promise a spectacular feature. The university's motto is âExcellence in Action.â
University Departments: 1. Department of Tamil 2. Department of English & Foreign languages 3. Department of Fine Arts 4. Department of Women's Studies 5. Department of Social Work 6. Department of Economics and Rural Development 7. Department of History 8. Department of Library & Information Science 9. Department of Mathematics 10.Department of Physics 11.Department of Energy Science 12.Department of Industrial Chemistry 13.Department of Nanoscience and Technology 14.Department of Computer Science 15.Department of Computer Applications 16.Department of Biotechnology 17.Department of Animal Health and Management 18.Department of Bioelectronics and biosensors 19.Department of Bioinformatics 20.Department of Botany 21.Department of Microbiology 22.Department of Oceanography & Coastal Area Studies 23.Department of Education 24.Department of Physical Education & Health Sciences 25.Department of Lifelong Learning 26.Department of Special Education & Rehabilitation Sciences 27.Alagappa Institute of Skill Development 28.Alagappa Institute of Management 29.Department of International Business 30.Department of Commerce 31.Department of Corporate Secretaryship 32.Department of Logistics Management 33.Department of Bank Management 34.Institute of catering Science & Hotel Management