Madras University: Rankings, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

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Madras University Overview

Madras University was established following the model of London University.  It was one of the first 5 institutes to be considered as the University with Potential of Excellence [UPE] by the UGC and has been awarded grade A by NAAC. The 68 departments of the university are spread over four campuses organized into 18 schools. The university offers certificate/ diploma, UG and PG, and Ph.D. courses through the affiliated institutions which are spread over the districts of Chennai, Thiruvallur, and Kancheepuram, and provides a choice-based credit system.

Madras University Latest Updates

  • September 5, 2022: Madras University Result 2022 has been released for UG / PG Professional Degree Exam April 2022.
  • August 20, 2022: TANCET 2022 Counseling for MBA/MCA Courses is ongoing and ends on September 15, 2022.

The university also offers courses in distance mode through its Institute of Distance Education (IDE). Various information like syllabus and timetable is available online. The university contributes to various attributes of education by producing students, technically and intellectually equipped with well-defined skills, knowledge, and ethics, who are creative thinkers. It has some of the best and most highly experienced faculty with a high degree of knowledge and commitment to offering the best in teaching and research.

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Madras University Quick Insights

Madras University has been accredited by NAAC with a five-star rating and later with an A grade. The UGC has recognized the university as one of the centers for the potential for excellence in the country. Encapsulated are some of the best highlights of the university

Madras University
Year of Establishment 1857
Type of University State
Chancellor Governor of Tamil Nadu
Accreditations NAAC ‘A’ Grade, UGC, AIU, ACU
Recognition NIRF
Courses Offered Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D
No. of Courses  230
No. of Schools 20
No.of Departments 68
No. of Affiliated Colleges 121
No.of Academic Staff 345
No. of Students 4,819
Infrastructure Facilities Hostel, Cafeteria, Sports, Library
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Madras University Ranking

Madras University is recognized by UGC-UPE and is honored by government and international organizations for its outstanding performance in various disciplines. Below is an overview of University of Madras rankings in the last few years by different organizations.

  • Madras University has secured the 39th position among the top 100 universities in India by NIRF 2022 ranking.
  • In the NIRF ranking 2022, the Institute has also secured 70th in the overall category.
  • The institute has secured 28th in the University Category and 47 in the Overall Category out of 100 by NIRF ranking 2021.
  • The institute has also ranked 51 in India and 3566th in the world according to Unirank Survey.

Madras University Top Affiliated Colleges

Madras University has 121 colleges affiliated with it. Following are the top 10 affiliated colleges of the university which are located in Chennai

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, [LIBA]
Dhanraj Baid Jain College
Institute for Financial Management & Research, [IFMR]
Agurchand Manmull Jain College, [Day College]
Loyola College
Presidency College
MOP Vaishnav College
Stella Maris College
Ethiraj College for Women
Madras Christian College, [MCC]

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Madras University Courses

Madras University offers more than 230 courses under 87 academic departments which are grouped under 18 schools, covering diverse areas such as sciences, social sciences, humanities, management, and medicine. Displayed below is a list of a few courses across different departments

Departments Courses
Commerce M.Com
Management MBA
Science  M.Sc, PhD 
Computer Science MCA, M.Phil, PhD
Engineering B.Tech/ BE/ M.Tech
English and Foreign Languages English, French

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Madras University Departments

Madras University has over 68 departments. Each department is built for a particular stream and offers numerous diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Many departments of Madras University have received funding for research from national and international agencies such as DBT, DST, UGC, CSIR, ICSSR, ICHR, and State and Central governments. The departments are grouped into 20 schools and these schools are listed below.

Languages Chemical Sciences
 Historical Studies Physical Sciences
 Social Sciences Life Sciences
Political and International Studies Basic Medical Sciences
Economics Nano Science and Photonics
Philosophy and Religious Thought Earth and Atmospheric Science
Management Studies Sanskrit and Other Indian Languages
Mathematics Physical Education
Information and Communication Studies Computer Science

Also Read: Madras University Subject Codes

Madras University Admission

Madras University admission for the year 2022 is open for Ph.D. and is held online. Students can download a registration form and fill it out with the correct details. The university conducts entrance examinations for admission to various courses like MBA, Ph.D., etc. Admission to various courses is done through both entrance and merit-based, depending on the course.

Madras University Eligibility Criteria

Numerous courses from various fields are offered by the University of Madras, each of which has different eligibility criteria. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the university with their eligibility criteria:

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The student must have passed a bachelor's degree in any subject or equivalent.
  • The students have to qualify for TANCET, which is conducted by DTE on behalf of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

M.Sc Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should secure 55% marks as the minimum pass percentage in the 10+2
  • The student must have passed B.Sc with the desired subjects from any recognized university.

PhD Eligibility Criteria

  • The students have to pass the master's degree in the related field with good marks.
  • Candidates have to clear the entrance exam conducted by the university.

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Why Choose Madras University?

Madras University is the alma mater of two Indian Physics Nobel Laureates, CV Raman and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, five Presidents of India, including A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, computer scientist, and Turing Award winner Raj Reddy, several notable mathematicians including Srinivasa Ramanujan and Abel Prize winner S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan.

Madras University Academic Advantages

The university contributes to various attributes of education by producing students, technically and intellectually equipped with well-defined skills, knowledge, and ethics, who are creative thinkers. It has some of the best and most highly experienced faculty with a high degree of knowledge and commitment to offering the best in teaching and research. The following are the academic advantages the students could benefit from.

The university follows a student-centric curriculum by giving freedom of course selection to students named as a choice-based credit system.

  • Encourage active learning
  • Create Learner – centric learning environment
  • Prompt feedback mechanism
  • Flexible and clear course design
  • Follows quality parameters in teaching and research
  • The best environment created for participants for better learning and teaching practices through ICT

Also Read: Madras University says ''NO'' to Distance

Madras University Cutoff

Madras University's cutoff for the year 2022 is not yet released. It offers numerous courses in different disciplines to its students. University releases varying cut-offs every year during the admission season. Admission to MBA, MCA, ME, and M.Tech courses is based on the TANCET score. Students have to go through the counseling process for final admission.

Below are the factors based on which the cut-off is decided

  • Results of the previous year's entrance examination.
  • The number of vacant seats available.
  • The number of students who appeared for the entrance examination.

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Madras University Result

Madras University results in 2022 have been released on its official website for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Students can check their results on the official website for the exam sessions held from December 2020 to February 21 using their credentials. If the students are not satisfied with the marks obtained in the exam, they can request a revaluation of their answer papers.

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Madras University Infrastructure

Madras University has 6 campuses that are well designed for academics, a library, a hostel, a sports complex, etc. The library has a collection of 5,26,625 books, 260 journals, 10,030 theses, 100 CD-ROM and 4,500+ e-journals, and many more.  A separate accommodation facility is available for girls and boys students. Some of the facilities offered on the campus are:

  • Central Library
  • Computer Labs
  • Hostels
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Ground
  • Health Care Center
  • Gym
  • Seminar Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Auditorium

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Madras University Placement

Madras University has an exclusive placement office assisting the students to get jobs. The past 5 years have seen 100% placement. The officer helps the students to develop the skills required for placement. The officer must invite companies for placement and be in touch with them until students are placed. The highest package offered in the year 2022 is INR 7.2 LPA and the average salary offered is INR 5LPA.

Some of the top recruiters are given below.

HCL Accenture Infosys

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Madras University Scholarship

Madras University offers a variety of scholarships to students based on merit and keeping in mind their financial status. Apart from scholarship, the complete waiver of fees is granted to the poorest students in the PG course selected on the basis of merit of each PG course. The annual income of the parents of that student has to be less than INR 1,00,000.

A list of the University of Madras scholarships awarded are as follows

  • The scholarship will be provided to 15% of the top-ranking candidates passing the qualifying examination from Tamil Nadu and admitted to the respective campuses
  • An amount of INR 50,000 per annum will be waived from the tuition fees of SC/ ST students
  • SC/ ST, BC/ MBC, and National Merit scholarships are also awarded to students
  • The Lions International Endowment Scholarship
  • Rotary Club of Madras city Endowment Scholarship
  • The Lady Willingdon Peace Endowment Scholarship
  • Srimathi Sivakama Radhakrishnan Scholarship

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Madras University Collaborations

Madras University has numerous national as well as international collaborations with educational institutions. The university has signed MOUs with 99 foreign and 25 Indian universities and also with 21 industry/ service organizations. Some of the collaborations have been listed below

International Collaboration

Country Partnering Institute
Austria Salzburg University
England Staffordshire University
Canada The University of Waterloo

National Collaboration

  • The University of Madras (UNOM) & the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) entered into an MoU to offer UG and PG courses such as BBA, B.Com, BA, M.Com, MBA and exempts its members and students from certain papers.

Madras University Alumni

Madras University's alumni are found in various reputed positions, some of the notable alumni of the institute with their professions are mentioned below.

Notable Alumni Profession
Shri. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
2nd President of India,
Shri. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
11th President of India
Shri. Viswanathan Anand
Chess grandmaster
Shri. M. S. Swaminathan
Father of the Green revolution
Shri. P. Chidambaram
Former Union Minister of Finance
Smt. Indra Nooyi
PepsiCo Chairperson

Madras University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Year of Establishment 1857
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 4,819

Madras University Rankings

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Exams Accepted by Madras University


Exam Date: Sep 23, 2022


What are the courses offered by Madras University, Chennai?

The institute offers various courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PG Diploma, M.Phil, Ph.D levels of education. 

What all facilities are been provided in University of Madras infrastructure?

The institute provides various infrastructure facilities that are well-developed and provides the bestuse of library, hostel, sports, guest-houses, & many more.

Is admission open in University of Madras?

Yes, admission to the institute is now open for Ph.D. courses. Interested candidates can apply online through the official website.

Is Tancet required for MBA in Madras University?

Yes, one should secure a valid score in Tancet to be eligible for admission.

Does Madras University have placements?

Yes, the institute provides good placement support for the students of the institute.

Madras University Reviews

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Thasleemmohideen | Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA], batch of 2020

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

  • 3.6
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 2
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
Fees and Scholarship

Fee is INR 6000/Semester.

Scholarship is available for students with physical disabilities. Loans are not usually required since the course fees is very affordable

Academics & Faculty

The weekly classes conducted through offline mode helped me manage my time. Students will be given an assignment and project at the end of the 5th semester. The quality and method of teaching were good. You need to constantly check the university website to know the latest updates about exams and classes.

Shanmugapriyasubramanian | Master of Science [M.Sc], batch of 2023

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

  • 3.8
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

IT, Manufacturing, Marketing hire from our campus. Average is 25,000, while highest is 80,000. Our alumini network is good.

Fees and Scholarship

Fee is 30,000. Yes, there is scholarship available for students. Max 100 of us get scholarships. No there is no need of loan.

DIYA | M.a human Resources management, batch of 2019

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

  • 3.9
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
Placements & Internships

Yas, now I am doing my internship, after completing two semesters it's mandatory to do an internship for 2 months. No there is nothing like hiring people & placement kind of things.

Fees and Scholarship

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ஆனந்த் | Bsc maths, batch of 2011

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

  • 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 2.5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
Fees and Scholarship

Total 45 students are eligible for scholarship The course fee. INR1500 per month. No loans

College Infrastructure

2 hostel in my collage. One for boys and one for wifi connection. At my college.

Murali | Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2030

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

  • 3.6
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
Clubs & Associations

Students societies are good in the campus. The cultural is the main festival. My college life is superb.

College Infrastructure

Hostel fee is INR 7000 per month. There are so many students in PGs.

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