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Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU)
Abishekapatti, Thirunelveli - 627 012
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: + 91 - 462-233 3741, 233 8721
Fax: + 91 - 462 - 233 4363, 232 2973
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Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) was established in 1990, as per the Act 31 of 1990 by the Government of Tamil Nadu, as a Teaching-cum-affilliating University. The University has been named after the Tamil poet literate/Prof. P. Sundaram Pillai (1855-1897) the renowned writer of late 19th century, who is the author of famous verse drama MANONMANIAM. The University caters to the needs of three southern districts of Tamil Nadu viz. Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari. Dr. M. Karunanidhi, the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 7th September 1990, formally inaugurated the University. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) is the youngest of all Universities in India. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
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The University is located in a campus of 550 acres at Abishekapatti(on Tirunelveli-Tenkasi Road) at a distance of 8 kilometres from Tirunelveli.
The university offers various courses in the field of aquaculture, fishing and agriculture in its Alwarkurichi campus. Courses in Marine Sciences and Technology are offered at Rajakkamangalam campus.The University also offers diploma courses through community college and several courses through distance learning mode.
There are 21 Departments in the University besides the Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education and Community college Directorate. Sri paramakalani Centre for Environmental Sciences is functioning at Alwarkurchi, and the Centre for Marine Science and Technology at Rajakkamangalam.
One of the important wings of the University is the community college.The Community college Directorate offers one year Diploma Courses. It also offers many Diploma and Certificate Courses through Extension Learning Programme.
About eighty thousand students are studying in the various University Departments and the eighty affiliated colleges including two constituent colleges. MSU is one of the pioneer institutions that offers Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS). The courses and research programmes offered by the University have been carefully chosen after considering the contemporary times and needs of the region. The University Departments offer M.Phil. and Ph.d Programmes (Full time and Part time) in addition to regular P. G. Programmes. The University offers good library service through the University Library.
The Sports Department, National Service Scheme and Youth Welfare Department provide opportunities for students interested in development programmes. The Unniversity has a Women's hostel, which can accommodate 96 students at present.
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