Very good education i could get ' Value for Money' then as we were all Ist gen professionals trying hard for a degree and a future. I would say what I learnt from the University in a rural setting was 'Values'. As the saying goes : 'Valuables' are valuable but 'Values' are invaluable.
Wrote the algappa university management entrance had the option to study for MMS under Mumbai University in Mumbai, but couldn't afford fees and hostel rent etc.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Very less remember my dad sending me a DD of around Rs.550 every month to cover my hostel and other expenses. Would have totally spent less than Rs.20, 000 only in 1990-92.
During my days it was very good most of us were placed in Banks and FIs in attractive packages in the 1990s, Citi bank - Rs.8000, perks Stan chart rs.7500, perks Can bank rs. 6500, perks KVB rs.6000, perks CUB rs.5700, perks LVB rs,6000, perks TMB R rs6100, perks Fin cos rs.4500.
Good in commensurate terms with genuine rural touch the wardens and each of the mess employees were very considerate.There were very many committees like Mess committee, Stores committee etc with student representatives to ensure quality of input and hygiene. The members were rotated / reconstituted every 2 months. Remember having served in such committees for atleast 2 terms.
A formal alumini association is there though not very effective. But, all our batch students are connected to this day except one who met with an uncertain end.
Very committed, with a lot of rural touch and genuine empathy for students requirements and mentoring them to put them in their life path have good Guru Sishya relationship which each one of them till date.
It was less of girls only about 30 %, most of the students were from Madurai, Trichi, and Ramnad districts. Many cultural and sports clusbs are there in the campus which are very active. I remember having participating in many Drama, Debates, Essay, and sports competitions and winning atleast 10 medals and certificates.
University semester exams every six months conducted in the most credible fashion. Pass percentages were less than 50% then unlike the moderated 'pass all' culture seen now.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Very good made excellent by good pedagogical interventions i specialised in Finance and Banking, at a time when there was no sectoral focus and I noticed that afterall even in IIMs most guys go to work in Foreign banks.
Great i had the opportunity to do internship with CITI BANK NA in chennai with a stipend of Rs.2500/-pm those days which helped me to gain confidence and become a career banker later.
The university organised 'ALUTUS' alagappa University Talents & Cultural festival for 3 days which was a big draw we also conducted 4 techno managerial conferences during our 2 years studies there.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
Many govt scholarships, especially meant for weaker sections were on offer there were many who took loans and studying the Indian bank branch in the University used to meet the banking needs of the needy.