Madurai Kamaraj University, located in Madurai town (in southern Tamil Nadu, India) established in 1966, has 18 Schools comprising 72 Departments. The Directorate of Distance Education of the University has a student strength of about 1.30 lakhs. The University has 109 affiliated Colleges (9 Autonomous) including other approved institutions and 7 evening colleges. There are centres which promote research potential of teachers. Madurai Kamaraj University, or simply Madurai University was named after the historical city of Madurai, the ancient capital of the Pandyan rulers and the seat of three famous Tamil academies going back to the beginnings of the Christian and even perhaps an earlier Era, was inaugurated on 6th February 1966 at the heart of the city. Its nucleus was the Extension centre of the University of Madras located at Madurai. Two years later, the foundation stone for a new campus was laid by Dr Zakir Hussain, the then President of India on Madurai - Theni road, 13 kilometers to the west of the city. Since then the campus has grown into a beautiful University township with an extensive area of about 750 acres, appropriately called in Tamil "Palkalainagar" (means university township). And in 1978, the name of the University was changed to Madurai Kamaraj University to honour one of the most illustrious sons of our country, Late Mr Kamaraj (ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu).
The School of Biological Sciences and the School of Biotechnology of the university are known for its world class research. Madurai Kamaraj University College is famous for its biological researches and comprises maths physics and computer science specialisations.
Also MCA of Madurai Kamaraj University is well known for placements in reputed Indian IT companies like HCL Infosystems,HCL Technologies, BSNL, TCS etc., and MNC's like IBM, HP, Verizon, Virtusa etc., The "Department of Management Studies" DOMS of Madurai Kamaraj University ranked 12th among the best management institutes of the country by the All India Management Association in the year 2000. It also celebrated its silver jubilee celebrations on December 23rd and 24th in 2005. The MBA residential course offered here gives great exposure to the candidates in terms of industrial experience through a great faculty. It is one of the best courses offered in South India. Directorate of distance education is one of the largest wings of the university offering courses from graduation to M.Phil.It offers M.Phil in subjects like management and labour studies. The University is also famous for its MBA(Regular) provided by Department of Management Studies.
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai has 85 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
Scholarships are grant-in-aid to a student who wants to pursue education at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai