Tamil Nadu is one of the integral parts of sovereignty of India. It is located in the southern region of Indian Peninsula along with the Eastern Ghats in the north, the Nilgiri, the Anamalai Hills, and Palakkad on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Gulf of Mannar, the Palk Strait in the south east, and by the Indian Ocean in the south. Apart from that, Tamil Nadu has been one of most literate states in the entire country.
Talking about educational institutes in Tamil Nadu, the state is not leg behind to any of the state of India. In fact, it boasts of nearly 37 universities, 454 engineering institutes, and other educational institutes. However, there are many universities in Tamilnadu but few of them have been the renowned one in the world.
The following universities in Tamil Nadu are considered as the best educational institutes located within the premises of the state.
University of Madras
University of Madras is counted among the oldest universities established in India, as it was started in 1857. The university has set-up six campuses in the city of Chepauk, Marina, Guindy, Taramani, Maduravoyal and Chetpet. University of Madras has received status of “University with Potential for Excellence” by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India.
University of Madras has been ‘5’ Star status from, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University offers various courses at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. It conducts undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, which are separated into 68 departments. These departments are extended over four campuses that are organized into 18 schools imparting part-time and full-time programmes.
These UG and PG programmes are comprised of varied subjects such as teaching along with research studies in the field of arts, humanities, management, science and technology. The post graduate programmes consist of courses like Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Commerce and Master of Business Administration along with postgraduate diploma and certificate programmes. Masters in Philosophy (M Phil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) also conducted at the University of Madras.
To name some of the affiliated colleges of University of Madras are – MOP Vaishnava College, Chennai, Agurchand Manmull Jain College, Government Arts College, Government college of Architecture and Sculpture, Madras Christian College, Sri Subramaniaswami Government Arts College, Government College of Arts and Crafts, Sri Sankara Arts and Science College, Dr.Ambedkar Government Arts College and many other affiliated colleges.
The prestigious university is well organized with modern facilities, which are offered at the campus to ensure all round development of its students. Some of these facilities include library, placements, laboratories, computer with internet, sports, extra curricular activities and many more amenities.
One of the top universities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is Bharathiar University. It is located in the Coimbatore district of the state. Started in 1982, the University boasts of 104 affiliated institutes in all parts of Tamil Nadu. Bharathiar University has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India.
The University was named after the great national poet Subramania Bharathi. Furthermore, Bharathiar University imparts study to the young aspirants of the region with the motive of ‘Educate to Elevate’. In addition to its features, the University has gained ‘A’ Grade accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
The departments of Bharathiar University are Bio-Technology, Bioinformatics, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Commerce, Economics, Educational Technology, Environmental Sciences, Extension, Career Guidance and Students Welfare, Linguistics, Mathematics, Nanoscience and Technology, Physical Education, Physics, Population Studies, Psychology, Statistics, Sociology, Tamil, Zoology and Academic College.
Under these various departments, the University offers a number of courses at the post graduate and doctorate level. Apart from that, Bharathiar University has a number of modern facilities to ensure comfortable learning environment within the campus. For example, medical care, fitness centre, library, canteen, post office, bank facilities, transport, hostels, internet centre, scholarships, SC/ST welfare cell, placements and many more facilities.
The admissions of the aspirants to various educational programmes of Bharathiar University are decided on the basis of an entrance test, which will be conducted by it at the all India-level. The entrance test will be followed by the group discussion and personal interview to finalize the selection of the candidates to its various UG and PG programmes.
Bharathidasan University is certainly one of the renowned educational institutions in the state of Tamil Nadu. Situated at Tiruchirapalli, it came into existence in the year 1982 as the State University. At the time, the University has more than 200 affiliated colleges in each and every part of Tamil Nadu. Bharathidasan University has been approved and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India.
The study at Bharathidasan University Tiruchirapalli is divided into various departments such as commerce and financial studies, economics, educational technology, life long learning, physical education and yoga centre, history, social work, sociology, women’s studies, English and other foreign languages, Tamil studies, performing arts, biomedical science, chemistry, computer science and engineering, engineering and technology, environmental biotechnology, environmental management, geography, geology, remote sensing, mathematics, science, marine science, marine technology, physics, library and information science, and Bharathidasan Institute of Management.
On the basis of these departments or schools, Bharathidasan University Tamil Nadu conducts various courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level. It also conducts courses at the certificate and diploma level. All of these courses are being offered as per the rules and regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India.
Some of the affiliated or constituent colleges of Bharathidasan University are Government Arts College, Karur, Government Arts College, Kumbakonam, Rajah Serfoji Government College, Thanjavur, Kundavai Naachiyaar Government College for Women, Thanjavur, Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti, Holy Cross College, Tiruchirappalli, Annai Akilandewsari Educational Institute, Cauvery Institute of Technology, Thaninayagam Adigal Institute of Journalism, Vivekananda Institute Of Yoga Therapy, Bharath Institute Of Catering Technology & Hotel Management, etc.
Apart from the academic activities, Bharathidasan University also facilitates its students with a number of latest amenities, available within its sprawling campus. The University provides these facilities for the all round personality development of its students, within the campus. Some of these amenities are library, workshop, sports, health centre, extra curricular activities, scholarships, placements and so on.