List of Universities in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is situated in the southern parts of India with Chennai as its capital. It is the second-largest economy city in the country with a GDP of Rs 276,815 (US$3,900). Also, it is the most literate state that has recorded a literacy rate of 80.33% in 2011, which is higher than the national average. Many of the reputed institutions and research centers are based in this city.

Tamil Nadu has grown into an education hub for seeking higher education. Each year, aspirants across the globe come to Tamil Nadu to pursue engineering, management, hospitality, medical, and other academic courses.

As per the University Grant Commission (UGC), there are around 57 universities in Tamil Nadu. All the Universities in Tamil Nadu are approved by the UGC and are managed under the control of the Minister of Higher Education Department. These Universities are classified into State, Central, Deemed, or Private. The maximum number of colleges in Tamil Nadu is affiliated with the State Universities.

A large number of Universities in Tamil Nadu are regarded as the best which comes under the top 100 universities category by MHRD under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Some of the top institutions in Tamil Nadu are IIT Madras, Anna University, VIT University, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, and much more.

In Tamil Nadu state, there are about 22 State Universities, 2 Central Universities, 28 Deemed or Private Universities, and 5 Autonomous Universities. Most of the institutions are managed and run by the Central Government and State Government.

Table 1: List of State-owned Universities in Tamil Nadu.

Sl No

Name of State University

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved by

1

Alagappa University

1985

B.Ed., B.P.Ed., BFA, B.Voc, B.Sc., MBA, MCA, M.Sc., M.P.Ed., D.P.Ed., MA, M.Voc, PG Diploma, Diploma, and Certification

Alagappapuram, Karaikudi, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

2

Anna University

1978

B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch, M.E., M.Tech, MBA, MBA in Tourism Management, M.Sc., M.Arch, M.Arch Digital Architecture, M.Arch Landscape Architecture, M.Plan, M.Sc., and M.Phil

Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

3

Annamalai University

1929

B.Sc., B.E./B.Tech, Dual Degree, PGD, BBA, B.Pharma, B.Voc, BCA, BDS, B.Ed., B.F.Sc., BHM, B.P.Ed., BPT, BFD, MBBS, M.Sc., Diploma, M.E./M.Tech, MDS, M.Pharma, M.Com, MS, MCA, MFA, M.Ed., M.F.Sc., M.Lib.I.Sc., M.P.Ed., MSW, PGDID, and M.Phil

Karaikudi, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

4

Bharathiar University

1982

B.Voc, M.Voc, MA, PG Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Maruthamalai Main Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

5

Bharathidasan University

1982

B.P.Ed., BCA, B.Voc, Integrated programs-M.Tech, MA, M.Sc., MBA, MCA, MA, MSW, MPA, M.Sc., M.Tech, M.Ed., M.L.ISc., PG Diploma, Diploma, and certificate

Palkalaiperur, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

6

Madurai Kamaraj University

1965

B.Sc., BA, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Sc. (Hons), BA (Hons), BSW, Dual Degree, B.Lib.I.Sc., B.Voc, M.Sc., MA, M.Com, MBA, MCA, MSW, PGDM, M.Com, M.Ed., MFA, Diploma, M.P.Ed, and M.Phil

Palkalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

7

Mother Teresa Women’s University

1996

BA, B.Com, BCA, BBA, MA, M.Com, MCA, M.Sc., PG Diploma, Diploma, and Certificate

Palkalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu

UGC, AIU Member, NAAC Accreditation (Grade B)

8

Periyar University

2008

B.Voc, B.Ed., Intrgated programs-M.Sc., MA, MA, MBA, M.Com, M.Ed., MCA, M.LIS., M.Sc., M.Tech, M.Phil, Ph.D., D.Sc. Science, and D.Litt Arts

Periyar Palkalai Nagar, Salem, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

9

Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University

2010

B.Ed., B.Ed. Spl Ed, B.ASLP. B.EI.Ed., BOT, B.P.Ed., BPT, Dual degree, M.Ed., Diploma, PGD, and Ph.D.

Thrissur, Kerala, India

University Grants Commission (UGC)

10

Tamil University

15 September 1981

B.Ed., Distance learning B.Ed., MA, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

11

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

1971

B.Sc. (Hons), B.Tech, B.Sc., M.E./M.Tech, MBA, Diploma, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

12

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University

1997

BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, MBBS, BHMS, Dual degree, LLM, MS, and MD

Poompozhil, 5, Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC)

13

Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

1989

MBBS, MS/MD, DM/M.Ch., and PG Diploma

Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Medical Council of India (MCI)

14

Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University

2012

B.F.Sc., B.Tech, BBA, B.Voc, PG courses, and Ph.D.

First Linebeach Road, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

15

Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University

2013

BVA, BFA, BA, Dual Degree, MA, MFA, Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Dr. D. G. S. Dinakaran Salai, Chennai

University Grants Commission (UGC)

16

Tamil Nadu National Law School

2012

BA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB (Hons), and LLM

Navalur Kuttapattu, Srirangam Taluk, Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

17

Tamil Nadu Open University

2002

BA, B.Com, B.Sc., BBA, MBA, MCA, MA, M.Sc., M.Com, and PG Diploma

No. 577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

UGC, AICTE, and NCTE

18

Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University

2005

B.Sc., B.PEd., M.Sc., MA, M.PEd., PG Diploma, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

8th Floor, EVA Sampat Maaligai College road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

19

Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University

20th September 1989

B.V.Sc. & AH, B.Tech, M.V.Sc., M.Tech (Food Technology), M.Sc. (Bioinformatics/Biostatistics), MBA, Post Graduate Diploma, M.Phil (Biotechnology), and Ph.D.

Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

20

Thiruvalluvar University

October 2002

MA, M.Sc., M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Serkkadu, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

21

University of Madras

September 5th 1857

B.Sc., B.Com, BA, BCA, BBA, B.Sc. (Hons), B.Com (Hons), BA (Hons), B.Voc, BSW, B.Ed. Spl. Ed, BMM, BVA, MA, M.Com, M.Sc., MSW, MCA, MBA, PGDM, M.Ed., M.E/M.Tech, MJ, M.Lib.I.Sc., Diploma, PGD, D.Ed., LLM, and M.Phil

Chepauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited by NAAC with A grade

22

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

7th September, 1990

B.Sc., BA, B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Sc. (Hons), B.Com (Hons), BA (Hons), B.Lib.I.Sc., B.Voc, B.Ed., M.Sc., MA, M.Com, MBA, MCA, MSW, PGD, Dual degree, M.Lib.I.Sc., M.E./M.Tech, PGDCA, M.Ed. MHM, and M.P.Ed.

Abishekapatti, Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

UGC and NAAC

 Table 2: List of Central Universities in Tamil Nadu.

Sl No

Name of Central Universities

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved

1

Central University of Tamil Nadu

2009

BPA, B.Sc., Integrated B.Sc. B.Ed., Integrated M.Sc., Integrated MA, PG Diploma, M.Lib.I.Sc., M.Com, M.Sc., M.Tech, MBA, MBA (Tourism and Hospitality Management), MSW, LLM, and Ph.D.

Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

2

Indian Maritime University

14th November 2008

B.Tech, B.Sc., BBA, Diploma, MBA, M.Sc., M.Tech, PGDME, and Ph.D./MS by Research

East Coast Road, Semmencherry, Chennai

University Grants Commission (UGC)

 Table 3: List of Deemed Universities in Tamil Nadu.

Sl No

Name of Deemed Universities

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Approved

1

Maritime Deemed to be University

1993

B.Sc., B.E., B.Tech, BBA, B.Com, B.Voc, M.E., MBA, M.Sc., Ph.D., Advanced Diploma, and Certificate programs

135, East Coast Road, Kanathur,Chennai

University Grants Commission (UGC)

2

Chettinad Academy of Research and Education

2005

MBBS, MD, M.Sc., B.Sc., MS, and B.Sc.+ M.Sc.

135, East Coast Road, Kanathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

NAAC accredited with “A” Grade

3

Chennai Mathematical Institute

1989

B.Sc. (Honours), M.Sc., and Ph.D.

H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Kelambakkam, Chennai, India

University Grants Commission (UGC)

4

Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research

1984

B.Pharmacy, D.Pharmacy, B.Sc., MBBS, MS/MD, DM/M.Ch., BDS, MDS, B.Sc. (Nursing), M.Sc. (Nursing), MS by research, B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Arch, M.Arch, B.Com, BCA, BBA, BA, M.Com, M.Sc.,MCA, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

173, Agaram Main Rd, Selaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

UGC, AIU Member, NAAC Accreditation (Grade ‘A’)

5

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology

1984

B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Des, B.Pharmacy, BBA LLB (Hons), BA LLB (Hons), B.Sc., BCA, B.Com, BBA, BA, M.Tech, M.Arch, MBA, MCA, M.Sc., MA, and PGDM

Seethakathi Estate GST Road (Chennai-Trichy National Highway, NH45, Vandalur, Tamil Nadu

“A+” grade by NAAC

6

Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women

1988

B.Sc., M.Sc., PG Diploma, M.Phil, Ph.D., BA, MA, M.Phil, B.Com, M.Com, MBA, BBA, B.Ed., M.Ed., M.E., B.Voc, B.E., and Ph.D.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

‘A+’ Grade by NAAC and UGC recognized

7

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

1994

B.E./B.Tech, M.E./M.Tech, B.Sc., M.Sc., MD/MS, Dual Degree, MA, B.Com, MCA, M.Pharm, DM/M.Ch., BCA, MBA, BBA, MFA, M.Com, Diploma, MSW, BA, BAMS, BDS, B.Pharma, Pharm.D, B.Ed., BFA, B.Sc. (Hons), MBBS, MCJ, and PGD

337/1 A, Vallal RCK Nagar, SH 50A, Vengal, Tamil Nadu

AICTE and UGC

8

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

1985

B.Tech, BBA, B.Com, B.Sc., B.L.IS., BCA, MBA, MCA, M.L.I.S., M.Arch, M.Tech, B.Tech MTM (Integrated Program), and PG Diploma

Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR), Padur, Kelambakkam, Chennai

All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)

9

Gandhigram Rural Institute

1956

B.Tech, B.Sc., BBA, B.Com, BA, B.Ed., B.Voc, MA, M.Com, M.Sc., MA (Integrated Program), M.Tech, MCA, MBA, M.Ed., D.Voc, Diploma, and Certificate

Gandhigramm, Dindigul District, Chennai

University Grants Commission (UGC)

10

Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute

1988

B.Tech, B.Sc., BBA, B.Com, BCA, BA, B.P.E.S., MBA, Integrated programs, M.Com, M.Sc., and Post Graduate Diploma

Periyar E.V.R. High Road, (NH 4 Highway) Maduravoyal, Chennai

University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD), Government of India, accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade, and ISO Certification

11

Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education

1989

B.E., B.Tech, B.Sc., BASLP, BBA, B.Com, M.E., MBA, M.Sc., MCA, MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Thuckalay, Kumaracoil, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

12

Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research

2004

MBBS, BDS, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Sc., MS/MD, M.Com, MBA, DM/M.Ch., and Diploma

No. 12, Vembuliamman Koil Street, West K. K. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

13

Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences

1986

B.Tech, B.Des, BA, B.Com, B.Sc., B.Sc. (Honors), BPT, M.Tech, MA, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

14

Karpagam Academy of Higher Education

1956

B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc., BA (Hons), B.Arch, BBA, B.Com, BCA, B.Pharma, M.Sc., M.E./M.Tech, M.Arch, MBA, MCA, M.Com, M.Pharma, M.Plan, Pharm.D., M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Salem – Kochi Hwy, Eachanari, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC) and Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India

15

Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education

1984

B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc., B.Com, B.Voc, BA, B.Arch, BBA, BCA, B.Ed. Spl. Ed., M.Sc., MBA, MA, MCA, MSW, M.E./M.Tech, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Krishnankoil, Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited with grade ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

16

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

1956

B.E., B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Des, B.Pharma, D.Pharm, Diploma in Pharmacy, B.Sc., BDS, BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB (Hons), LLB, BA, BBA, B.Com, B.Sc., B.E./B.Tech (Part-time), M.E., M.Tech, M.Arch, MBA, MDS, MA, M.Sc., M.E./M.Tech (Part-time), and Ph.D.

Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai, Tamilnadu

‘A’ Grade by NAAC

17

S.R.M. Institute of Sciences and Technology

1985

B.E./B.Tech, M.E./M.Tech, B.Sc., M.Sc., MDS, MD, MBA, B.Com, MPT, M.Pharma, PGD, BBA, MOT, M.Ch., MS, BA, BCA, MCA, M.Phil, B.Com (Hons), BDS, DM, M.Com, B.Arch, B.Des, B.Optom, B.Pharma, B.Sc. (Hons), LLM, MA, M.Arch, Pharm.D, BA LLB, B.ASLP, B.Com LLB, B.Ed., B.Nursing, BOT, BPT, LLB, MBBS, M.Des, M.Ed., MHA, M.Optom, M.P.H., Diploma, and Ph.D.

Potheri, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu

Accredited by the NAAC with the highest ‘A++’ Grade, member of the AIU and is approved by UGC

18

Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology

1985

B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc., B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Ed., B.Arch, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Pharma, B.Sc. LLB, Dual Degree, LLB, M.Sc., M.E./M.Tech, MA, MBA, MCA, M.Com, M.Ed., M.Phil, and Ph.D.

Trichy–Thanjavur Road, Vallam, Cafe road, Tamil Nadu

UGC, AICTE, and NAAC

19

Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology

1988

B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc., Dual Degree, B.Arch, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Com (Hons), M.E./M.Tech, MA, M.Sc., MCA, M.Arch, MBA, M.Com, M.Phil, MSW, and Ph.D.

Periyar Nagar, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

UGC, AIU Member, and NAAC Accreditation Grade ‘B’

20

Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research

1985

MBBS, B.Sc., B.E./B.Tech, B.Sc. (Hons), BBA, BPT, B.ASLP, BDS, BOT, B.Optom, B.Pharma, Dual Degree, M.Sc., MD, M.Ch., MDS, MPT, M.Sc., M.Pharma, MS, MBA, Pharm.D, MPH, M.Phil, and Ph.D.

No.1, Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU) member, and accredited with an “A” Grade  by NAAC

21

Sri Sankara Arts and Science College

1991

B.Sc., BBA, BCA, M.Sc., MA, MBA, and M.Com

Enathur, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

22

Sri Chandrasekharandra Saraswati Vishwa Mahavidyalaya

1993

B.E./B.Tech (Full Time), B.E./B.Tech (Lateral Entry), B.E. (Part time), BAMS, B.Ed., BCA, B.Com, B.Com (Hons), BBA, BBA (International Trade), B.Sc., BA, MBA, MCA, M.Com, M.E., MD/MS, MA, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Enathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

University Grants Commission, member of the Association of Indian Universities, and All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

23

Shanmugha Arts

1984

B.Tech, B.Optom, BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB (Hons), BA. B.Ed., B.Sc. B.Ed., B.Com CA, B.Com BFSI, BFA, BBA, BCA, B.Com, B.Sc., M.Tech (5-year Integrated), M.Optom, M.Tech, M.Sc., M.Sc. (5-year Integrated), MBA, MCA (Lateral Entry), MFA, MA, M.Com, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Shop.No. 7,Mettupalayam Street, Eagle Corner, Palakkad, Kerala

University Grants Commission (UGC)

24

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

2005

MBBS, B.Sc., B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch, BA LLB, BBA LLB, BDS, BPT, Dual degree, M.Sc., MD, MDS, MPT, MS, M.E./M.Tech, DM, LLM, M.Ch., PGD, and MBA

No.162, Poonamallee High Rd, Velappanchavadi, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

AICTE

25

Vellore Institute of Technology

1984

B.Sc., B.Tech, M.Sc. (Integrated) Computational Statisticsand Data Analytics, M.Sc. (Integrated) Biotechnology, M.Tech, M.Tech. (Integrated) Computer Science andEngineering (In Collaboration with Virtusa), M.Tech. (Integrated) Computer Science andEngineering with Specialization in Data Science, M.Tech. (Integrated) Computer Science andEngineering with Specialization in Business Analytics, M.Tech. (Integrated) Software Engineering, BCA, B.Sc., MCA, B.Tech. Mechanical with Specialization inAutomotive Engineering, B.Com, B.Sc Agriculture (Honours), BBA, MBA, B.Des, M.Des, B.Arch, BB LLB (Integrated), BBA LLB (Integrated), LLM, Ph.D., and Integrated Ph.D.

VIT, Vellore Campus, Tiruvalam Road, Katpadi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

26

Vels University

1992

B.Tech, B.Sc., BBA, MBA, B.Sc.+ B.Ed., Certification, and Diploma

PV Vaithiyalingam road, Velan Nagar, Krishnapuram, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

UGC and AICTE

27

Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology

1997

B.Tech, B.Com, BBA, BA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB (Hons), B.Sc.Visual Communication, B.Sc. Multimedia (Hons), M.Tech, MBA, and Ph.D.

No.42, Avadi-Vel Tech Road, Poonamallee – Avadi High Rd, Vel Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

University Grants Commission (UGC)

28

St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research

1993

B.E./B.Tech and M.E./M.Tech

Avadi, Tamil Nadu

UGC, AICTE, and NAAC

Table 4: List of Autonomous Universities in Tamil Nadu.

Sl No

Name of Autonomous University

Established year

Courses offered

Location

Ranking

1

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

4th January 2011

Doctor Of Philosophy [Ph.D]

Pudukkottai Main Road ,Chinna Sooriyur, Village, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 15th as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

2

IIT Madras

1959

B.E., M.E., M.Sc., MA, MBA, Bachelor Of Technology [B.TECH] + Master Of Technology [M.TECH], and Ph.D.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Ranked as Top Engineering Institution for 4 consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) by NIRF

3

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

1964

B.E., B.Arch, M.E., M.Arch, M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Tanjore Main Road, NH67, near BHEL, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Ranked as 34th in MBA courses with AAA+ rating & 32nd in the universities list with AAAA rating

4

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Tiruchirappalli

2016

B.E., and M.E.

NIT Campus, Thanjavur Rd, near BHEL, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu

Ranked 4th best University by NIRF 2020

5

Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram

2007

B.E., M.E., B.Tech, and Ph.D.

Melakottaiyur Village, Kandigai, Nellikuppam

Ranked in the 182 among engineering colleges in India by NIRF 2020

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