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The University of Madras (informally known as Madras University) is a public state university in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Established in 1857, it is one of the oldest and among the most prestigious universities in India, incorporated by an act of the Legislative Council of India under the British government.
It is a collegiate research university and has six campuses in the city: Chepauk, Marina, Guindy, Taramani, Maduravoyal and Chetpet. It offers more than 230 courses under 87 academic departments of post-graduate teaching and research grouped under 18 schools, covering diverse areas such as sciences, social sciences, humanities, management and medicine along with 121 affiliated colleges and 53 approved research institutions. The university houses national centres for advanced research in nanotechnology, photonics and neurotoxicity. In addition, it has three Centres of Advanced Study (CAS) in biophysics, botany and the Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics.
University of Madras is the alma mater of five presidents of India, including A. P. J. Abdul Kalam; two Indian physics Nobel laureates, CV Raman and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar; several notable mathematicians including Srinivasa Ramanujan; Abel Prize winner S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan; and Turing Award winner Raj Reddy among others.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has conferred 'five star' accreditation to the university in the first cycle, and subsequently with its highest 'A' grade. The University of Madras has been given the status of 'university with potential for excellence (UPE)' by the University Grants Commission. Madras University is also recognized among the 18 universities in India having the 'Centre with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (CPEPA)' with a focus on drug development and climate change.
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  • university of Madras is one of the oldest university and proud got my postgraudation through this university. Is is located nearer to Marina beach and with vast area. Different departments, library.....  more
    university of Madras is one of the oldest university and proud got my postgraudation through this university. Is is located nearer to Marina beach and with vast area. Different departments, library.....  more »
  • This is one of the oldest university in India which is situated right opposite to the Marina beach and the building is like ones of the British era. This is surely the most prestigious university in.....  more
    This is one of the oldest university in India which is situated right opposite to the Marina beach and the building is like ones of the British era. This is surely the most prestigious university in.....  more »
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  • One of the oldest university in India which was established in 1857 and I'm proud to say that did my MBA over here which remains a cherished memory forever. Friendly staffs, great environment and good place to pursue your degree.
  • University of Madras or Madras University is a public state university and one of the oldest in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The university is recognized by the UGC as one of the centres for "potential for excellence" in the country. Madras University is ranked 39th among top universities in India by NIRF 2022. The university has six campuses in Chepauk, Mariana, Guindy, Taramani, Maduravoyal, and Chetpet. Madras University offers more than 230 courses under 87 academic departments. It also has 121 affiliated colleges and 53 approved research centres. . Madras University offers UG, PG, Research, Diploma, and Certificate programs. The courses are offered in areas of sciences, social sciences, humanities, management, and medicine. Madras University also offers distance education through the Institute of Distance Education (IDE). Madras University admission is granted on the basis of merit or entrance examination conducted by the university. Admission to the MBA, MCA, M.Tech courses is based on the TANCET scores. . Madras University Quick Facts Madras University is awarded an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC. Madras University is listed among the 12 Centres with Potential for Excellence in Particular Area (CPEPA) universities in India with a focus on drug development and climate change. Madras University has a total strength of 4819 students out of which 3239 are postgraduates and 1099 are doctorate students. Madras University has a total of 345 highly qualified faculty members in their respective fields. Check Madras University Faculty The university has national centers for advanced research in Nanotechnology, Photonics, Neurotoxicity. . Madras University is ranked at 39 under university and 70 under the overall category by NIRF 2022. Madras University has been ranked 541-50 for the best universities in the World by QS World Universities Ranking 2023. Madras University is ranked at 28 under university and 41 under the overall category by NIRF 2021. The university is ranked at 1315 for the overall category by US News 2021. According to Unirank surveys 2021, Madras University has achieved 51th position in India and 3566th position in the world. According to the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2021, Madras University has ranked 429th in the field of quality of education. . The Madras University offers various postgraduate and research programmes in different specialisations of Political Science, Physics, Chemistry etc. The university also offers distance education programmes which are approved by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) under the choice based credit system (CBCS).

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