The reputed and well organized Madurai Kamaraj University gave its initial embark in the year 1966. This famed university holds 18 schools covering 73 Departments. After a couple of years, the groundwork for a new campus was set by Dr. Zakir Hussain – the honorable President of India. With striving efforts, the campus had progressed and grown into a beautiful University town functioning well in a widespread area of about 750 acres which is now proudly called as “Palkalainagar” in Tamil.
The Directorate of Distance Education of the University holds 1.30 lakhs scholars as its total strength. This reputed University holds 109 affiliated colleges, 9 autonomous colleges inducting various other authorized institutions and 7 evening colleges under its control. Beneficial extension activities like NSS, NCC, Department of Youth Welfare, Adult Education Programs and Schedule Cast/Tribe Cell are functioning well to bring out the internal potentials of the students.
This renowned University functions by pursuing the dictum “To seek truth is knowledge” which is a guiding light taken from Tirukkural. The University provides Residential Quarters to Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Administrative personnel, Registrar, Married Research Scholars and Drivers. It has 163 Quarters in order to meet the expectation and needs of its staffs.
The University offers its grand services to its students by granting hostel facilities to its scholars. It holds 5 men’s hostel adapting 724 students and 3 women’s hostel adapting 356 students which includes M.Phil students, PG students and Research Scholars of various staffs in the University.
This far-famed University grants various services like Banking, Post Office, Health Care Centre, Co-Operative Stores, Co-Operative Thrift Society and University Canteen for its students, staffs and outsiders visiting the University. The University has 3 Guest house in the campus. The Main Guest House is specially intended for VIPs stay visit in the University. The Faculty Guest Home is meant to conduct conferences and the Third Guest House is confiscated to the D.D.E.