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Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai Kamaraj University
மதுரை காமராஜர் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Motto "To Seek Truth is Knowledge"
Established 1966
Type Public
Chancellor Governor of Tamilnadu (Konijeti Rosaiah)
Vice-Chancellor Kalyani
Location Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Urban
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Affiliations UGC

(Madurai Kamaraj University) (MKU) is a public university in India located in Madurai city in southern Tamil Nadu, India. It was established in 1966 and has about 130,000 students in 18 schools comprising 72 departments, and 109 affiliated colleges.


Madurai Kamaraj University was inaugurated on 6 February 1966, based on the extension centre of the University of Madras, located at Madurai. In 1968 the foundation stone for a new campus was laid by Zakir Hussain, the President of India. The Directorate of Distance Education of the university was established in 1971 . In 1978 the name of the university was changed to Madurai Kamaraj University to honour the K. Kamaraj, former Chief Minister of Madras State.[1]

Vice Chancellors

Sl.No. Name of the Vice-Chancellor Period of Service
1 Dr. T. P. Meenakshisundaram 01.02.1966 to 18.01.1971
2 Dr. Mu. Varadarajan (Dr.Mu.Va) 01.02.1971 to 10.10.1974
3 Prof. S. V. Chittibabu 24.02.1975 to 23.02.1978
4 Dr.V. C. Kulandaiswamy 31.03.1978 to 02.03.1979
5 Dr.V. Sp. Manickam 17.08.1979 to 30.06.1982
6 Prof. J. Ramachandran 29.08.1982 to 28.08.1985
7 Dr. S. Krishnaswamy 04.10.1985 to 20.11.1988
8 Dr. M.Lakshmanan 20.01.1989 to 19.01.1992
9 Col.Dr. M. D. K. Kuthalingam 20.01.1992 to 19.01.1995
10 Prof. K. Aludiapillai 19.05.1995 to 18.05.1998
11 Prof. M. Salihu 24.07.1998 to 23.07.2001
12 Prof. P. K. Ponnuswamy 01.02.2002 to 31.01.2005
13 Prof. P. Maruthamuthu 07.03.2005 to 06.03.2008
14 Prof. R. Karpaga Kumaravel 20.04.2008 to 19.04.2011
15 Dr. Kalyani Mathivanan 09.04.2012


  1. ^ "Welcome to the official website of MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY". Retrieved 20 December 2011. 

Affiliated Colleges to MKU are follows:

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