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University of Madras (UoM)
Chennai - 600 005
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: + 91 - 44 - 2539 9563, 2536 1074, 2539 9401, 2536 1055
Fax: + 91 - 44 - 2536 7654, 2536 0749
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The Publics Petition dated 11-11-1839 initiated the establishment of Madras University. It was in January 1840 with Mr.George Norton as its President, The University Board was constituted. In 1854 after a lapse of 14 years Government of India formulated a systematic educational policy for India and as a sequel to this on 5th September 1857 by an act of legislative council of India. The University of organised and the Model of London University.
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Madras University is the mother of almost all the Old Universities of Southern India. The University area of Jurisdiction has been confined to, however, 3 districts of Tamil Nadu in recent years. This is consequent to establishment of various Universities in the State and demarcation of the University territories. This University has been growing from strength to strength while widening its teaching and research activities.
The University imparts both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Education to the Affiliated Institutions which are spread over the district of Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram. Apart from teaching research activities in Arts, Humanities, Science, Management and Technology are the main portals at the University. A number of institutions affiliated to Madras University Concentrate in research activities were Ph.D., Programme is available in the respective specialisations.
University has also offer teaching and Research in 4 Campuses of Madras University. The University Department of study and Research which are 68 Departments spread over in 4 Campuses organised into 18 Schools offer Post Graduate Courses in respective specialisation part time and full time Ph.D. Programmes, Diploma and Certificate Programmes.
Accessing the need for educating large number of the people in the Country The University offered both under Graduate and Post Graduate education through the Institute of Correspondence Education of the University of Madras (MU). The Institute which is popularly called ICE of Madras offers courses both under Open University System and Regular formal University system. Some of the courses offered by ICE as no parallel in this country to name a few,
1. B. Music - Traditional Indian Music
2. M. Music - Indian Music at Post Graduate level
3. M.A. in Vaishnavism and Christian Studies - The courses of religious Philosophy
M.Sc. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Geography - well designed practical and Professional training for the aspiring graduate in the respective specialisations.
In recent years, The University by its quality education has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the highest rating. The UGC has recognised as the first centre for potentials of excellence in the Country.
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