Alagappa University: Unleashing Opportunities towards Excellence
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The University is committed to provide a High Quality Higher Education to the learners so that they are transformed into intellectually competent human resources that will help in the upliftment of the nation to Educational, Social, Technological, Environmental and Economic Magnificence (ESTEEM).

The True Ambassadors of ‘Excellence in Action’

The only State University in Tamil Nadu to be accredited with A+ Grade with CGPA of 3.64 by NAAC, Alagappa University is an ISO 9001:2015 certified university in the field of Higher Education and Research Activities. Under the UGC Regulations 2017, Alagappa University has been categorized as Category I University as it has been accredited by NAAC with a score of 3.64.With a student count of 1,14,920 from the four sub-streams, namely the 34 Departments, 3 Constituent Colleges, 40 Affiliated Colleges, including an Autonomous College and their Directorates of Collaborative and Distance Education, Alagappa University is truly a revered powerhouse of Education in the country.

The University is spread over 438 acres of well-built campus that consists of separate blocks for Faculties of Science, Arts, Management and Education, and for Administration, Distance Education, Examination, Library and Hostels. Alagappa University has been awarded the ‘Green and Clean Campus Award’ and “World Environment and Livelihood (WEAL) Award  by National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research (NICER).  Further, the University is placed third among Government Institutions in Swachhta Ranking 2017 by Government of India.

World Class Features for World Class Education

Alagappa University currently offers 151 programs at the PG, M.Phil and Ph.D levels in the Faculty of Science, Arts, Management and Education.

The Faculty of Science consists of Zoology, Nano Science, Energy Science, Bioelectronics and Biosensors along with other regular courses.

The Faculty of Arts consists of Women’s studies, English and Foreign Languages, Economics and Rural Development and many such interesting courses.

The Faculty of Management consists of Corporate Secretaryship, Banking and Insurance, International Business, Logistics Management and many more.

The Faculty of Education consists of some exceptional courses, such as Journalism and Mass Communication, Physical Education, Special Education, etc.

Alagappa University is equipped with ICT facilities in the Central Library, Corporation Bank Public Library, Departments and the Constituent Colleges. The students are empowered with internet connectivity with Wi Fi facility in the laboratories, Class rooms, Libraries and Hostels. The Conference hall is well equipped with online Video conferencing facility. Alagappa University has integrated the concept of Smart classrooms for all the programs with a special ICT oriented teaching-learning. Other class-leading features include, University Science Instrumentation Centre, Mobile Learning without the need for Internet connectivity, well maintained Canteens, Health Care Centre and Stores within the campus.

Showcasing Distinction through High Quality Higher Education

When the University was established in 1985 in the memory of the great Statesman Padmabhushan Dr. R.M. Alagappa Chettiar in Karaikudi, it had an objective of achieving excellence in all Spheres of Education, with particular emphasis on PEARL (Pedagogy, Extension, Administration, Research and Learning). It has achieved it by attaining Benchmark Quality in every domain of ‘PEARL’ to assure stakeholder delight through professionalism exhibited in terms of strong purpose, sincere efforts, steadfast direction and skillful execution.

The university consists of intellectually competent faculties that have compounded 107 awards/recognitions. The 23 International and 84 National awards, mark the faculty members’ excellence in diverse field as recognized by diverse bodies, including the Alagappa University. Besides these, about 10 faculty members have received honorary membership/professorship in overseas institutions. The proficient faculties have been duly appreciated and their academic sessions have been well connected with Internet-based initiatives and well-grounded traditional initiatives.

Taking the benefit of the 1GBPS NKN internet connectivity under the MHRD initiative, the faculties stay in touch with students for all their academic needs through Whatsapp, Email and even YouTube. Along with the provisions of Wi-Fi enabled campus, mobile access, and social networking facilities, handouts and coveted text-books oriented learning is also practiced. The labs at Alagappa University are famous for its 24×7 operation, even during holidays. The students are openly encouraged to explore Gyan TV, Khan Academy and other such programs.

Governed by a Visionary Mentor and a High-end Professional Academician

Winner of Rashtriya Gavrav Award (2010) from India International Friendship Society, New Delhi; Best Educationist Vairam Award (2009) from Bharathi Panpaattu Kazhagam, Madurai; Best Educationist Award (2007) from Pudukkottai Palace City Rotary Club; NCERT Award for innovative research in Teacher Education (2003) from National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi; Lifetime Achievement Award (2016) from Thavathiru Kundrakudi Adigalar College of Education for Women, and many such accolades, the Vice-Chancellor of Alagappa University, Prof.Dr. S. Subbiah (M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.) is known for his versatility, professionalism and dedication for making this university a ‘National Centre of Excellence’ and subsequently a ‘World Class University’.

Prof.Dr. S. Subbiah has an experience of over 23 years in University and College level teaching and about 2 decades of exceptional administrative experience in many Universities and Colleges in Tamil Nadu. He has served as the Member of the Convenor Committee where he performed the duties of the Vice-Chancellor at Bharathidasan University, Trichy and at Madurai Kamraj University. As a Researcher, Dr. Subbiah had focused his Ph.D research in the area of “Application of ICT in English Language Teacher Education”. Apart from producing many Ph.Ds (about 27) in the domain of English and Education, he has undertaken and completed 14 research projects which were funded (more than Rs. 25 lakhs) by many high profile organisations. The Vice-Chancellor has a wide variety of publications (up to 94) and research articles (more than 30) to his credit. He has authored / edited / translated / co-authored 16 books in the field of English and Education.

Opportunities Galore and Experience that lasts Evermore

At Alagappa University, each department organizes events for Soft Skill Development, Career Capsules, and Student Well-being. The Alagappa University Study Circle organizes programs for Soft Skill Development by inviting accomplished persons to groom them. It also has its own Placement Cell, Career Guidance and Counseling Cell, Coaching Capsule for entry into various Services, Coaching for NET/SET examinations, Technical and Academic Writing, Remedial coaching for SC/ST/OBC/ Minority students, etc. While DEEP club and QUICK Cell address the English and ‘Quantics’ Skills of Students, the course on ‘Preparation for Competitive Examinations’ prepares students for their respective careers. Furthermore, it also conducts periodical mock-tests and interviews. The students are apprised of their roots, the Villages and Rural Community and their milieu, and this enhances awareness level to face competitive examinations.

Apart from conducting a plethora of NSS camps, Alagappa University also hosts State Level Alumni Football & Cricket Tournament, State level Para Sports, South Zone Inter University Handball tournament, South Zone Inter University Hockey tournament, All India University Ball Badminton tournament and many such events.

Staying attuned to its objective, Alagappa University also offers several scholarships that include SC/ST State Govt. Scholarship, SC/ST Full-fee Waiver, BC/MBC Half-fee Concession, BC/MBC State Govt. Scholarship, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, and many more. It also assists in procuring Educational Loans from various banks and helps its students to gain financial support through SN Bose Fellow, MANF, Anna Chair, UGC RFSMS,UGC-BSR, UGC NET, UGC Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship, ICSSR Senior Fellowship, Lady Tata Memorial Trust Senior Scholarship and many more.

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