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University of Madras: Ranking, Courses Offered, Admissions 2021, Placements

Last updated on August 31st, 2021

Established in the year 1857, University of Madras is a state university approved by UGC. Commonly known as Madras University or UNOM, the university aims to impart quality education to their students through both undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

The University has 68 study and research departments, organized into 18 Schools each and spread over its four campuses. These departments offer graduate and post graduate courses in various specializations, part time and full time Ph.D. programmes along with diploma and certificate programmes.

Madras University also offers distance education for undergraduate and postgraduate under various specializations.

University of Madras Highlights

Established I Institute Type 1857 I Public
Accredited to NAAC “A”
Affiliated to UGC, NCTE
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, diploma, certification courses and Ph.D
Application mode Online
Top Recruiters TCS, ICICI Bank, CS Infotech, Aspire System, Adrenalin Esystems, CITI Bank, ITC
Admission Criteria Merit based and entrance test based
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Indoor and Outdoor Sports facilities
Official Website www.unom.ac.in

University of Madras Rankings

In the recent years, the university has managed to secure top position in various different rankings.

Ranking Authority/Body Rank and category Year
NIRF 41 (overall) 2020
Outlook 24 (management) 2020
NIRF 33 (overall) 2019
Outlook 32 (overall) 2019

University of Madras Courses Offered

The university offers a number of courses from different disciplines on the campuses with different specializations. Some of the popular post graduate courses offered by the university are tabulated below:

Course Name Specializations Offered Duration
MA Ancient History and Archaeology/ Historical Studies/ Anthropology, Lifelong Learning/ Human Resource Management/ Sociology/ Women Studies/ Defence and Strategic Studies/ Political Science/ Public Administration/ International Relations/ South and Southeast Studies/ English/ French/ Hindi/ Kannada/ Malayalam/ Tamil literature and Culture/ Tamil Studies/ Telugu/ Arabic/ Urdu/ Indian music/ Bharatanatyam/ and Folk Music 02 years
M.Sc Criminology and Criminal Justice/ Cyber Forensics & Information Security/ Statistics/ Counselling Psychology/ HRD Psychology/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Advanced Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Zoology/ Medical Biochemistry/ Biomedical Genetics/ Medical Microbiology/ Anatomy/ Neuroscience/ Physiology/ Yoga/ Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and Photonics and Bio-photonics 02 years
M.Com International Business & Finance and Business Data Science 02 years
M.Tech Geoinformatics 02 years
M.Phil Inorganic Chemistry/ Organic Chemistry/ Physical Chemistry/ Physics/ Theoretical Physics/ Ancient History and Archaeology/ Historical Studies/ Anthropology, Women Studies/ South and Southeast Studies/ Economics/ Applied Economics/ Development Economics/ Continuing Education Management/ Human Resource Management/ Counselling Psychology/ Mathematics-Computer Science/ Geology/ Analytical Chemistry/ Scientific Instrumentation/ Botany/ Zoology/ Biochemistry/ Endocrinology and Indian music 01 year

University of Madras Admissions

Admissions to the undergraduate programmes is conducted on merit basis. For postgraduate programmes such as MJMC, M.com, M.Ed., MTech etc., candidates have to sit for an entrance test.

For admissions in the MBA and MCA programmes at the university, the candidates have to appear for the TANCET examination conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE).

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of the university.
  • Register using your email id and password.
  • Login again with your new credentials and fill the required information.
  • Upload the necessary scanned documents in the prescribed format along with scanned photograph and signature.
  • After adding all the details, submit the application form and pay the application fees. The application fee for filling the form is INR 354. Candidates have to submit the fees through online mode.
  • Download the hall ticket from the university website and appear for the exam on the given date and time slot.

*Note- 1- Candidates are required to send attested copies of their previous mark sheets along with the printout of the form at the university.

2- The SC/ST/SA candidates belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu will can register only one application free of cost. Candidates have to submit an attested copy of community certificate along with their application forms to avail this concession.

University of Madras Placements

Madras University provides ample placement opportunities to the students. The university organizes various meets and workshops for the skill development of the students. Counselling sessions are also held with the students to provide them a wide range of opportunities based on the student’s aspirations and interests.

During the course study, students are also provided with internship opportunities as per their performance. The institute also sends students for other open fellowships and internship programmes. After completing the first year, candidates are advised to pursue an internship at an organization recommended by the department. The average stipend offered by organizations during internships ranges up to INR5000.

60% of the students from every batch get placed. A number of students opt to start their own start-ups and attempt for civil services and further studies

Various national and international organizations visit the campus every year to hire from the talent pool. The average package offered by the companies ranges from INR 3.5- INR 6.5 lacs per annum.

Top recruiters include:

  • TCS
  • World Bank group.
  • ICICI bank
  • CITI bank
  • ITC
  • Valeo
  • Aspire System
  • Adrenalin Esystems
  • Transunion
  • CSS Infotech
  • Exide Industries
  • Elmex Controls Pvt Ltd
  • NIIT Technologies
  • Nationalized and forensic labs and more

University of Madras Scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarship opportunities to the needy and meritorious students. There are a few scholarships solely focusing on the SC/ST students and BC/MBC candidates having annual income less than INR 2 lakhs per annum. The eligible students are provided a scholarship worth INR8,000 per month.

Other than this below mentioned are some of the scholarships offered by the University of Madras.

  • The Lions International Endowment Scholarship
  • Rotary Club of Madras City Endowment Scholarship
  • The Lady Willington Peace Endowment Scholarship
  • Srimathi Sivakama Radhakrishnan Scholarship
  • The Sir T. Muttuswami Ayyar Endowment Scholarship
  • The Srimathi Padmasani Bai Endowment Scholarship
  • The K.N. Ayyaayyar Endowment Scholarship
  • The Gokhale Endowment Scholarship
  • Sambuvarayar Endowment Scholarship
  • Aringnar Anna Endowment Scholarship
  • Maharaja Sri Ganga Singhji Endowment Scholarship

University of Madras Facilities

The university of Madras provides a number of facilities catering to every basic need of their students.

  • Library- All the four university campuses have a separate and well-equipped library citing all the reading material along with internet, intranet and other facilities.
  • Hostel- All the University campuses provide accommodation facilities along with a mess facilitating a comfortable boarding facility to the students coming from distant places.
  • Sports- Madras University facilitates a sports space for indoor games such as Chess, Squash, and Table Tennis along with outdoor sports such as Cricket, Badminton, Football, Hockey and more.
  • Other Facilities: Other than these facilities such as ‘Women’s Sexual harassment Redressal Cell’, ‘Departmental Student Grievance Redressal Committee’, ‘Institutional Student Grievance Redressal’ and ‘Discrimination Complaints Redressal Committee and Equal Opportunity Cell’ are established to address and take action on any such issues faced by the students.

University of Madras Faculty

Madras University has a wide range of faculty members from different age groups, cultures and work experience. Each and every faculty member strives to share their knowledge with their students to accelerate their growth and impart knowledge. The faculty is extremely helpful and always supports and co-operates with the students. Most of the faculty members are Ph.D. holders.


Ques. Can I apply for admission in more than one programme?

Last updated on May 5th, 2021

Ans. Yes, candidates can apply for admission in more than one programme. However, they will be required to fill a separate application form and pay a separate application fee INR 354 for each.

Ques. How Can apply for admission in a postgraduate program at university of Madras through distance mode?

Last updated on May 5th, 2021

Ans. You can apply for admissions in any postgraduate programme at the university of Madras via distance learning through both online and offline mode. The application fees for the same is INR 200.

Ques. What is the selection criteria for admissions in PG/M.Phil. programmes at University of Madras?

Last updated on May 5th, 2021

Ans. The admission to PG/ PG/M.Phil. programmes at University of Madras is based on the marks obtained in the basic qualifying exam along with the marks obtained in the entrance test. Both carry an equal weightage of 50 percent.

Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for admission in MBA at University of Madras?

Last updated on May 5th, 2021

Ans. The candidate must have completed their graduation within the minimum aggregate percentage. Along with this candidate is required to have attempted and cleared the TANCET exam to be eligible for admission in the MBA programme at University of Madras.

Ques. My final year’s result is still pending. Will I be eligible to apply for admission at University of Madras?

Last updated on May 5th, 2021

Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for admission in any programme at University of Madras even when your final year result is pending. However, candidates are required to submit a copy of the final semester mark sheet within 7 days after the publication of results of U.G./P.G. Examinations of the University of Madras.