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Ranked 64 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 47 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 33 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Ranked 24 for Overall by QS 2020
Ranked 20 for Overall by QS 2019
Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu AICTE, UGC Estd 1985 Autonomous University NAAC Ranked 64 for Overall by NIRF 2020+4 more

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Alagappa University, Karaikudi was initiated by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985. The University has 39 Departments, 9 Centres, and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus, 44 Affiliated Colleges located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram. It provides a variety of courses at different levels such as Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Certificate, Diploma, and Postgraduate Diploma. Admission to these courses is done on the basis of merit scored in the last qualifying examination, however, for some courses like B.Ed, B.Sc, MCA, the university conducts a separate entrance test. 

Alagappa University Highlights

Established | Type1985 | Autonomous
Recognized byAICTE and UGC
Accredited byNAAC
Courses offeredUG, PG, and Diploma
Admission criteriaMerit and Entrance-based
Application modeOnline
Official Website

Alagappa University Awards and Ranking

  • Alagappa University recently secured 64th position in the Overall rankings of NIRF 2020.
  • Secured 28th position among Universities and 47th in Overall rankings by the NIRF 2019 ranking.
  • The University has acquired 4th rank in Swachhta Ranking 2018 for the cleanest Higher Educational Institutions in the Country in the category of Government Institutions.
  • The University has bagged the Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) Silver Zone Award for outstanding excellence and amazing contribution to the empowerment of persons with Visual Challenges.
  • It is the only University in Tamil Nadu which has been sanctioned INR 100 crores under RUSA 2.0 Scheme.
  • Obtained Autonomy status (one among 60 Institutions in the country announced by MHRD).

Alagappa University Courses

Alagappa University offers several UG and PG courses in the faculties of Arts, Science, Management, and Education. Mentioned below are the details for the same:

UG and PG Courses 

Course NameEligibility
M.A.Graduate in any discipline
M.ScGraduation with 55% marks and 50% for SC/ST
MCAGraduation with 60% marks and 55% for SC/ST
M.EdB.Ed with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/BC)
M.ComB.Com/ BBA/ B.A. Economics with accountancy with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
MJMCGraduate in any discipline
M.P.EdGraduate in B.P.Ed
MBAGraduate in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
M.VocGraduate in B.Voc
B.EdGraduate in any discipline
B.P.EdGraduate in B.Sc Physical Education OR BPE
B.Sc (Physical Education)Intermediate graduate in any discipline

Diploma and Certificate Courses

Course NameEligibility
PG Diploma in Education ManagementGraduate in B.Ed
PG Diploma in GemmologyGraduate in any discipline
PG Diploma in Herbal ScienceMaster’s in Botany/ Zoology/ Biochemistry/ Life Science and Biotechnology with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST)
PG Diploma in Fashion DesigningGraduation in Fashion Technology/ Fashion Designing/ Costume Designing
PG Diploma in YogaGraduate in any discipline
PG Diploma in Business Management
Diploma in Media CommunicationIntermediate graduate with a recognized board
Diploma in Linguistics
Diploma in Gandhian Thought
Diploma in Cognitive Science Education
Certificate in Communicative EnglishMatric pass from a recognized board
Certificate in Folk Music
Certificate in Labor Laws
Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility

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Alagappa University Admission

Candidates seeking admission in the university can apply in both offline and online mode. Candidates who wish to apply offline can obtain the application form from the admission portal of the university. Successfully filled application form along with required fee submit it to the address: “The Registrar Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630 003, Tamilnadu, India”. Interested candidates can also apply online by entering into ‘Admission 2020’ tab in the university website (

Applicants are selected on the basis of merit list. Listed candidates on the basis of their marks in qualifying examinations are considered for admission. For admission to some of the courses such as B.Ed., M.Ed., MBA, MCA, M.Sc, B.Sc, M.P.Ed, B.P.Ed, the university conducts separate entrance tests, medical tests, fitness tests, interviews, and group discussion rounds in order to evaluate the courses. 

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Alagappa University Placements

The university has a great placement cell which works to provide the best placement opportunities to its students. The placement cell is committed to providing all possible assistance to graduates and postgraduates in their efforts to find employment. This commitment is demonstrated by the existence of a Placement Officer in charge. Its mission is to enhance the level of employability of the students, by equipping them with relevant professional skills and through proper nexus with reputed recruiters. A vast number of 1,655 students got placed in the session 2017-18 in approx every specialization such as Chemical Science, Management, Physical Education, and Education, etc. Some of the frequent visitors of the university are such as AMCO Batteries, Axis Bank, Neeyamo, Future Generali, Poorani Textiles, HDFC Bank, and many more.

Alagappa University Scholarship

The University provides many sorts of Scholarship Programs for its student under numerous categories financed by Government agencies. The Scholarship awarded is on the basis of merit and need. Given below are the details for the same: 

  • Complete fee waiver for deserving students in each program
  • Merit stipend to top PG Students with INR 2000 per month to each student in the ratio of student strength on a roll of 1:10
  • PMT & VOC Endowment Merit Scholarship for first 3 toppers in each year
  • Earn While You Learn Scheme for 2 students per program with a maximum of INR 2000 per month

Besides, the students are facilitated to avail of various Scholarships/Fee waiver schemes of State/Central Government and NGOs

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Alagappa University Fellowship

Alagappa University has created AURF (Alagappa University Research Fellowship) which provides financial assistance for undertaking Research by the Research Scholars of the University.

  • AURF Research Fellowship
  • AURF Publication Grant
  • AURF Thesis Submission Fee Concession
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Alagappa University Result

The university conducts semester examinations in the months of April and December every year. Regular college students under UTDs can check their results by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official page of Alagappa University.
  2. In the main menu, click on the Examination section’ followed by ‘Exam Results’ tab
  3. After clicking on the tab ‘Exam Results’ you will be redirected to the listing page
  4. Click on your desired link and enter details such as Registration number and course name
  5. Click on the submit button.

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    Alagappa University Facilities

    Mentioned below are the facilities provided by the University to cater to the needs of the students: 

    1. Central Library: A vast collection of 1 lakh volumes of printed Books, 149 printed periodicals, 492 items of non-book materials, and 1446 volumes of theses in print form. It has a Seating capacity of 150 students at a time. Access to 6242+ numbers of Online journals and 1,31,000+ numbers of e-theses are also available.
    2. Hostel: Alagappa University has 15 hostels with 427 rooms for men and women research scholars and graduate students of the University. The hostel rooms are well furnished and well ventilate. One Reading Room is available for each hostel.
    3. Health Care Center: It provides early diagnosis of diseases of students at free of cost. It also organizes compulsory general medical checkup camps for all the members of the University.

    Alagappa University FAQs

    Ques. Is Alagappa University’s degree valid?

    Ans. Alagappa University is accredited with A+ by NAAC in the year 2017 and it is also graded as Category-1 University by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

    Ques. Is Alagappa University UGC Approved?

    Ans. Alagappa University is UGC Recognized and obtained 2(f) and 12(B) status to receive UGC and Central Government grants.

    Ques. What are the academic programs offered at Alagappa University?

    Ans. Alagappa University offers different UG, PG, and Doctorate courses in the field of Arts, Education, Science, Commerce, and Management. The University has 44 departments, 9 Centres, and 2 Constituent Colleges on the Campus.

    Ques. Does Alagappa University offer Distance learning?

    Ans. Yes, Alagappa University offers Distance Learning. It provides 66 programs through Distance Learning.

    Ques. How to get admitted to Alagappa University?

    Ans. For getting admitted in any course at Alagappa University candidates need 50% marks in the University Entrance Test as well as a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the Academic Exams.

    Ques. How to reach Alagappa University?

    Ans. You may reach Alagappa university through the following routes:

    • By Road: The University is situated in the town Karaikudi (in the district of Sivaganga, in the State of Tamil Nadu). Karaikudi is well connected with buses from neighboring cities such as Madurai (80 km), Tiruchirappalli (100 km), Dindigul (100 km), Rameshwaram (145 km). The distance between Karaikudi New Bus Stand and University is just 1.5 km.
    • By Train: The distance between Karaikudi Railway Junction (code: KKDI) and the University is just 1 km. There are three daily express trains from Chennai Egmore (code: MS); 12605 Pallavan Express, 22661 Rameswaram Express, 16851 Rameswaram Express. In addition, daily passenger trains operate between Tiruchirappalli (code: TPJ) and Karaikudi.
    • By Air: Nearby airports are Madurai (Code: IMX) and Tiruchirappalli (Code: TRZ). It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes by car to reach the University from these airports.

    Ques. What are the eligibility criteria for the B.Ed 2020 program at Alagappa University Distance center?

    Ans. For the B.Ed program, the eligibility criteria include:

    • Trained in-service teachers in any Government recognized school within Tamil Nadu state who have completed NCTE recognized Teacher Education program through face-to-face mode/ Trained in-service teachers in any Government recognized school within Tamil Nadu state.
    • Candidates must be presently working as a teacher in a Government recognized school in Tamil Nadu.

    Ques. Does the university provide financial assistance to students?

    Ans. The state and Central Governments provide financial assistance to the students by offering the following scholarships.

    • SC/ST State Govt. Scholarship
    • SC/ ST Full-Fee Waiver
    • BC/ MBC Half –Fee Concession
    • BC/ MBC State Govt. Scholarship
    • UGC/ CSIR JRF/ SRF Fellowship
    • UGC/ CSIR/ DBT/ OBC/RGNF Fellowship
    • DST INSPIRE Fellowship
    • UGC Rajiv Gandhi Single Girl Child

    Ques. How is the faculty of Alagappa University?

    Ans. The faculty of the university is well-educated and experienced in their relevant fields. The prominent members of the faculty team hold Doctoral degrees in their specialized fields. The minimum qualification of the majority of the faculty members is a Master’s degree.

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    Ques. What is the cost of application forms at Alagappa University?

    Ans. The cost of application forms at Alagappa University are as follows:

    • Entrance Programs: INR 500 (INR 250 for SC/ ST applicants on submission of a photocopy of Community Certificate)
    • Non-Entrance and PG Diploma Programs: INR 300 (INR 150 for SC/ ST applicants on submission of a photocopy of Community Certificate)
    • UG and Diploma programs: INR 200 (INR100 for SC/ ST applicants on submission of a photocopy of Community Certificate)

    Alagappa University, Karaikudi Fees & Eligibility

    MBA₹13,500 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50% + CAT
    M.Sc₹5,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
    B.P.Ed₹16,500 (1st Year Fees)10+2 or Graduation
    B.Sc₹7,500 (1st Year Fees)10+2
    M.Phil₹15,000 (Total Fees)Post Graduation
    M.C.A₹10,500 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50% + TANCET
    B.Ed₹19,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
    Select Degree : MBA M.Sc B.P.Ed B.Sc M.Phil M.C.A
    Select Stream : Management Computer Applications Education Science

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    Overall  #64 out of 200  in  India 2020 ( #47 out of 200 India 2019 )

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      AnujMBABatch : 2018

      The place for achieving different career goals

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      10 /10

      Most colleges are unable the balance the amount of pressure that they put on the children and forget that it is necessary that the students have a social life as well. But here in our college they are very well-balanced and do not give unnecessary pressure on the students.

      10/10food & accom
      10/10social life
      AmeyB.ScBatch : 2020


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      9 /10

      This college is one of the most prestigious colleges of this state and always maintained its image in front of everyone. It provides great job opportunities to the students of this college. This college provides great facilities to the students.

      9/10food & accom
      9/10social life

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      Alagappa Puram,
      Karaikudi - 630003
      Tamil Nadu , India

      0.18KmUniversity Bus Stop
      0.56KmHelipad airport
      1.09KmKaraikkudi Junction railway station

      04565-229330 , 227609 , Registrar - 226001 , Director - 226250



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