Alagappa University

Alagappa University is a public university located in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. Originated from Alagappa Arts College, founded in by Alagappa Chettiar in 1947, it was established in 1985 by an Act of the Tamil Nadu government. It was converted from a unitary type to an affiliating type by the Tamil Nadu Universities Act, 2002, with jurisdiction over arts and science colleges in the districts of Ramanathapuram district and Sivaganga district. The government colleges in the above districts have become the constituent colleges of Alagappa University.

Alagappa University
Seal of the University
Motto in English
Excellence in Action
Established1985 (1985)
FounderAlagappa Chettiar
ChancellorGovernor of Tamil Nadu
Vice-ChancellorN. Rajendran
Location, ,

10.078603°N 78.79468°E / 10.078603; 78.79468


University rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2018)[1]43
NIRF (Universities) (2018)[2]27

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Alagappa University 43 overall in India[1] and 27 among universities[2] in 2018.

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