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Alagappa Univeristy
The  Alagappa  University   is  located  on a sprawling and  ideally suited expanse  of  about  420 acres  in the business  town of  Karaikudi  in  Sivaganga  District in Tamil  Nadu.  The campus is accessible from Tiruchirappalli and Madurai  in about  2 hours by road or rail. Karaikudi is 400  Km. South of Chennai, in the Chennai Rameshwaram line.

This  seat  of  higher  education  has  emerged  from  the  galaxy  of  institutions  initially  founder at  Karaikudi by munificent personality,  (late)  Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar.  Alagappa  University  was brought into existence by a special  Act of the Government of Tamilnadu in May 1985 with objective of  fostering  research,  development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning.  Alagappa  University  is recognised by the University Grants Commission (U.G.C.), Government of India.

Research: The  University   is  conscious  of  the   fact  that  the  Higher  Education  Institution  are  predominantly   international in  character  and very  effort  is made to  provide the  highest  quality  education  to equip the students for global competition. A number of research projects in identified  thrust areas  sponsored  by various agencies like Department of Science and Technology (D. S. T),Indian Council for Agricultural Research (I. C. A. R),  All  India  Council  for Technical  Education  (A. I. C. T. E),   Council  for   Scientific   and   Industrial Research ( C. R . I. R) University Grants Commission (U. G. C.) etc.,  to  the  tune  of  Rs.  300  lakhs  are  being undertaken by the University Departments and the output of these projects will be immensely  contributing to the betterment of the society. Courses of study The university is of Unitary type with 14 Departments and two Constituent Colleges
Department And Courses
#Tamil M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.d.
Diploma in Temple Arts.
# Mathematics M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D.
# Physics M.Sc., M.phil., and Ph.D.
# Industrial Chemistry M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D.
P.G. Diploma in Materials production and Corrosion Engineering.
# International Business   and Commerce M.com., M.Phil., and Ph.D.and M.I.B.A. Certificate in Bakery and confectionery.
# Computer Science and  Engineering M.C.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. and M.Sc., Computer Science.
# Corporate  
M.C.S., M.Phil.., and Ph.D.
# Education  M.Phil., and Ph.D.
# Physical Education
   and Health Sciences.
M.Phil., Ph.D., Certificate/ Diploma in Yoga Education
# Women's Studies M.W.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D.
# Bank Management M.B,M., M.Phil., and Ph.D.
# Alagappa Institute of  Management M.B.A., and Ph.D.
# Crystal  Research Centre P.G. Diploma in Gem Technology and Ph.D.

Constituent Colleges:

Alagappa University College of Educationn: B.Ed., and M.Ed.
Alagappa University College of Physical Education : M.P.Ed.
Future  Plans: The Future Proposals of the University include

(I)  Introduction of M.Sc. in Oceanography and Coastal Area Studies.
(II)   A Community College for creation of self-employment; and
(III) An Academic Staff College for Physical Education Faculty in Universities and Colleges.

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