Madras University: Courses, Fees, Admission 2024, Cutoff, Placements

Harinitha Panneerselvam Harinitha Panneerselvam | Nov 14, 2023
Harinitha Panneerselvam
Harinitha Panneerselvam

Updated on - Nov 14, 2023

Latest Updates for Madras University

  • 21 February 2024 :

    TANCET admit card 2024 has been released for the upcoming exam on Mar 9, 2024.

  • 19 January 2024 :

    UGC NET Final Answer Key 2023 for Dec session has been released on Jan 19, 2024.

Madras University, established in 1857, is a public university following the model of London University. It was one of the first five institutes to be considered as the University with Potential of Excellence [UPE] by the UGC. NAAC has awarded it an A-grade

Madras University NIRF Ranking was #50 in the university category. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses through the affiliated institutions, which are spread over Chennai, Thiruvallur, and Kancheepuram districts, and provides a choice-based credit system. UNOM accepts TANCET scores for admission to MCA and MBA courses.

The University of Madras 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 multiple attributes of education by producing students, technically and intellectually equipped with well-defined skills, knowledge, and ethics, who are creative thinkers. The 68 departments of the university are spread over four campuses organized into 18 schools.

With a legacy of more than a century, Madras University is an ideal institution for students planning to pursue higher education in different fields. Learn more about what the past and present students of the university have to say here- GetMyUni Verdict.

Madras University Highlights 2024

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

Year of Establishment 1857
Type of University State
Accreditations NAAC ‘A’ Grade, UGC, AIU, ACU
Recognition NIRF
Courses Offered Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D
No. of Courses  230
No. of Schools 18
No. of Affiliated Colleges 121
No. of Students 4,819
Infrastructure Facilities Hostel, Cafeteria, Sports, Library
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Madras University Admission 2024

University of Madras admission for the year 2024 will be open soon for UG and PG courses. 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

The candidates applying for the courses at UOM must meet the eligibility criteria laid down by the university. Below are the Madras University eligibility criteria for different courses.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

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

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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.

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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.

Read More: Madras University PhD

Read More: Madras University Chennai Admission

Madras University Admission Dates 2024

Madra University admissions to various postgraduate courses such as MCAMBA, M.Tech/ME/ M.Arch/ M.Plan are made based on the TANCET score. The dates (tentative) related to TANCET have been tabulated below:

Event Date
Last Date to Register for TANCET
January 2024
TANCET Admit Card Release
January-February 2024
February Last Week 2024
TANCET 2024 Result Declaration
Yet to be decided

Madras University Ranking

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

Ranking Body 2023 2022 2021
NIRF (Overall) 65 70 47
NIRF (University) 50 39 28
The Week 14 14 13
Outlook I-CARE Ranking 18 20 24

Madras University Courses

Madras University offers postgraduate, PG diploma and certificate courses at the campus. The courses are offered across multiple specialisations, in a regular and full-time format. More details about the courses are mentioned below:

Course Duration Selection Criteria
MA 2 years Graduation + Entrance Test
MSc 2 years Graduation + Entrance Test
MCA 2 years Graduation + TANCET Score
MTech 2 years Graduation + Entrance Test
MCom 2 years Graduation + Entrance Test
MBA 2 years Graduation + TANCET Score
M.Lib.I.Sc. 2 years Graduation + Entrance Test
PG Diploma 2 years Graduation
Certificate courses 6 months to 1 year Passed 10+2

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Madras University Fee Details

Madras University fees is updated each academic year. The fee differs based on the course specialisation and duration. Some of the UOM fees are mentioned below:

Courses Total Fees
MBA INR 48,320
M.Sc INR 72,735
MA INR 9,570
MCA INR 61,260
M.Com INR 9,570

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Madras University Cutoff

The University of Madras Chennai cutoff for the year 2023 is yet to be released. It offers numerous courses in different disciplines to its students. University releases varying cutoffs 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 counselling process for final access. Below are the factors based on which the cutoff 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.

Madras University MBA TANCET Cutoff 2023 (Expected)

Category Cutoff Percentile
General 97-99
OBC 96-98
SC/ ST 95-97

Madras University MCA TANCET Cutoff 2023 (Expected)

Category Cutoff Percentile
General 92-94
OBC 90-92
SC 84-86

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Why Choose the University of Madras?

Madras University is among the oldest educational institutes in the country. With a legacy of over a century, the 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.

In the modern context, the university has grown to offer more than 50 courses at the campus and over 100 courses through its affiliated colleges. It ranked 65th in the NIRF Ranking 2023 (overall category). Given below are a few parameters that might help you choose UOM as your dream college. 

1. Placements

The University of Madras is highly ranked for its placements. It offers 100% placements every year. The highest package offered by far is INR 7.2 LPA. Some of the top recruiters like GSK, Infosys, Wipro, and Cognizant participate in the placement drive. 

2. Faculty

Madras University has a strength of 90 permanent faculty. Each of these professors is an expert in their field. Their academic and research interest give them an edge, and they guide the students in their respective fields.

3. Campus

The University of Madras is spread over four campuses with 18 schools. The library provides the facility of MALIBNET Service, reprographic service and OPAC service. The campus has separate hostels for boys and girls. 

Madras University Chennai 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
Institute for Financial Management & Research
Loyola College
MOP Vaishnav College
Ethiraj College for Women

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Madras University Result

Madras University results in 2023 have been released on its official website for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Using their credentials, students can check their results on the official website. Suppose the students are not satisfied with the marks obtained in the exam. In that case, they can request a revaluation of their answer papers.

Read More: Madras University Result

Madras University Infrastructure

Madras University Chennai has six campuses that are well-designed for academics, a library, a hostel, and a sports complex. The library has a collection of 5,26,625 books, 260 journals, 10,030 theses, 100 CD-ROMs, 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 students in getting jobs. The past five 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 stay with them until students are placed. In 2022,

  • The median salary package (2-year program) offered was INR 3.6 LPA.
  • The median salary package (3-year program) offered was INR 4.2 LPA.

Madras University Top Recruiters

More than 50 recruiters visit the campus for placements each year. Some of the top recruiters who visit the UNOM campus are tabulated 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 scholarships, the complete waiver of fees is granted to the poorest students in the PG course selected based on the merit of each PG course. The parents' annual income of that student has to be less than INR 1,00,000.

A list of the University of Madras scholarships awarded is 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 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
General (Late) Bipin Rawat 
First Chief of Defence Staff, Former COAS
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 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 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 Highlights

Affiliate University Madras University
Institution Type Public
Year of Establishment 1857
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 4,819
Campus Area 11.503
Area (in acre) 130125.83
Accredited by NAAC-A, NIRF
Recognised by UGC

Madras University Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#14 in 2023 University
#50 in 2023 University
#526 in 2023 University
#13 in 2021 University

Madras University Courses & Fees 2024

Course Average Fees Duration
MBA ₹28,000 2 Years
MTech ₹3,000 2 Years
BA -- 3 Years
MCA ₹33,000 3 Years
M.Ed ₹24,000 2 Years
MJMC -- 2 Years
M.Lib.I.Sc ₹3,000 1 Year
MD ₹17,620 3 Years
MA ₹7,024 2 Years
M.Com ₹29,500 2 Years

Madras University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Madras University

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: TANCET

₹ 28,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: TANCET

M.Tech [Master of Technology]

Offline On Campus

₹ 3,000 (2 Years)

M.Com [Master of Commerce]

Offline On Campus

₹ 29,500 (2 Years)

MSW [Master of Social Work]

Offline On Campus

₹ 68,000 (2 Years)

MD [Doctor of Medicine]

Offline On Campus

₹ 17,620 (3 Years)

₹ 3,000 (1 Year)

M.Ed [Master of Education]

Offline On Campus

₹ 24,000 (2 Years)

₹ 33,000 (3 Years)

BA [Bachelor of Arts]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted by Madras University

Madras University FAQs

Is Madras University a government university?

Yes, Madras University is a UGC-recognised public university.

What are the courses offered at Madras University?

Madras University offers MA, MSc, MCom, MCA, MTech, MBA, PG Diploma and certificate courses.

Is TANCET entrance required for MBA at Madras University?

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

How is the Madras University distance education?

Madras University is a UGC-Distance Education Board-recognised university. Therefore UNOM distance education is valid and credible.

Does Madras University offer placements?

Yes, the University of Madras offers 100% placements. The median salary package (2-year program) offered was INR 3.6 LPA and the median salary package (3-year program) offered was INR 4.2 LPA.

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