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How many programmes are offered under Distance mode by Alagappa University? ?
66 programmes are offered for the year 2019-20
What is the level of Recognition? ?
Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi and obtained 2(f) and 12(B) status to receive UGC and central government grants.
What is the Genesis of the University? ?
Alagappa University has emerged from the galaxy of institutions (Arts College, Training College, Sports College, Polytechnic College, Engineering College etc) initially founded by the great philanthropist and educationist Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar during 1950's. He donated 440 acre green and lush land to the Government. Alagappa University was established through a Special Act of the State Legislature by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 9th May1985.
When was Distance Education programmes started? ?
Started from the year 1992.
What is the level of Recognition to programmes offered under Distance mode? ?
Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi and obtained 2(f) and 12(B) status to receive UGC and central government grants. The Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi accorded Ex-Post Facto approval for 108 programmes offered through distance mode (F.No.DEC/AU/KKD/TN/4425/2008, dated 24.11.2009) with effect from 1995. DEC accorded recognition to Distance Education programmes (F.No.DEC/Recog/2010/2289, dated 04.08.2010) valid for 3 years till 2012- 13. The Distance Education Bureau (DEB), New Delhi granted recognition for offering ODL programmes for 2013-14 (F.No.UGC/DEB/Recog./2013/1252-1256, Dt.20.08.2013) and for 2014-15 (F.No.UGC/DEB/AU/TN/2013/7177-7181, Dt.27.05.2014). Alagappa University is accredited with A+ Grade by NAAC (CGPA 3.64) in the year 2017 and Graded as Category-1 University by MHRD-UGC. By virtue of holding Category-1 status, Distance Education programmes of Alagappa University are recognized by DEB (Gazette notification F.No 1-8-2017(CPP-II) Dt.12.02.2018. DEB granted approval to offer ODL programmes (F.No. 74-2/2018 (DEB-I), Dt.08.05.2019 as well as earlier notification Dt.26.03.2019).
What are the general phone numbers and mailing addresses ? ?
Ph- 9176 46 47 48, 988 44 1 76 76, 72 99 11 22 33, 987 200 300
#91 Poonamallee High Road ,Nerkundram,Koyembedu,Chennai-600107
What is the medium of instruction in academic programmes taught? ?
Whether admission to Distance Education programmes of Alagappa University can be made through Learning centres situated outside Tamil Nadu? ?
No. Based on the UGC notification, the Learning centres situated outside the State of Tamil Nadu were closed down with effect from September 2015. In compliance to UGC-DEB notification, admission to Distance Education programmes of Alagappa University can be made through 150+ Learning centres situated within the State of Tamil Nadu only.
Whether students of Distance Education programmes of Alagappa University are allowed to write examinations in exam centres situated outside Tamil Nadu? ?
No. In compliance to UGC notification, the Exam centres situated outside the State of Tamil Nadu were closed down. Distance Education students of Alagappa University can write their current year examinations in about 100 exam centres situated within the State of Tamil Nadu.
What are the phone numbers and mailing addresses for matters related to Distance Education? ?
General Enquiry: (+91) 9884417676
Admissions: (+91) 91 76 46 47 48 ,9087 200 300
Study material (Books): (+91) 72 99 11 22 33
Communication: NIHM College Campus
#91 Poonamallee High Road ,Nerkundram,Koyembedu,Chennai-600107
Where can I find the list of Learning Centres under Distance Education from Alagappa University? ?
What is the preferred timing for telephonic enquiry? ?
Preferred timing for telephonic contact is between 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM and between 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM during week-days (Monday to Friday).
What are the credentials and ranking of Alagappa University? ?
2017: Obtained A+ Grade with CGPA of 3.64 grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Alagappa University is the first State University in Tamil Nadu to obtain the coveted A+ grade.
2018: Obtained Category–1 status and Autonomy status by the MHRD-UGC.
2018: Secured 4th position in MHRD-Swachhta Ranking 2018 for the cleanest Government Higher Educational Institutions in India.
2018: Bagged Rs.100 crore funds under MHRD RUSA 2.0 Scheme for Quality enhancement.
2019: Secured 28th position among Universities in MHRD-NIRF 2019 ranking.
2019: Secured 20th position in QS India Ranking, 104th position in QS BRICS Ranking and 216th position in QS Asia Ranking 2019.
What are the academic programmes being offered at Alagappa University? ?
Alagappa University is Arts & Science University offering programmes in the Faculties of Arts, Education, Management and Science. The University has 44 Departments, 9 Centres and 2 Constituent Colleges on its campus. 46 Affiliated Colleges located in the districts of Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram are part of the University. Of which one Autonomous College and one Alagappa University Model Constituent College of Arts and Science are located in Kilakkarai and Paramakudi respectively.University Department affiliated colleges
In addition, Distance Education programmes and Collaborative Programmes are offered within the State of Tamil Nadu (territorial jurisdiction).fee structure List of Colleges with Academic Programmes
What is the link to apply for admission into undergraduate / postgraduate program? ?
What about the fee structure for various undergraduate / postgraduate programs? ?
What is the admission procedure for PhD programme? ?
For admission to PhD programmes, Pre-PhD Qualifying Entrance Examinations are conducted twice in a year (February and August). Candidates have to apply online and appear for examinations to be held at Karaikudi. Successful candidates will be provided Eligibility Certificate valid for 5 years. The candidate has to approach the Research Supervisor available in the University Department and present the Research proposal before the Departmental Research Committee (DRC). Based on the recommendation by the DRC, admission to Ph.D programme will be made.
What is the Placement opportunity? ?
What is the link to know details about Colleges affiliated to Alagappa University? ?
Does the University have any Library facilities? ?
Does the University have any sports facilities? ?
Does the University have Hostel accommodation on campus? ?
What are the Must to see places in the Campus other than academic Infrastructure? ?
Alagappar Museum, Tamil Culture Museum, Mini Theatre, Central Library-RFID, Percolation Tank, Alagappar Alumni Garden, Science Campus.
What are the students support facilities in the Campus? ?
Apart from Central Library with RFID, faculty level libraries are available. All Academic and Hostel buildings are connected with free Intranet, Internet and Wi-Fi. In addition, free Wi-Fi hot spots are available in select places of student centric points (University Canteen, Science Campus canteen, Library Garden, Management Block Garden etc).
Alagappa University Study Circle
University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC)
Alagappa Institute of Skill Development
Medical facility: Primary health care (Hospital) facility is available. Ambulance van facility is also available. Group Health Insurance Scheme is available for all admitted students and staff of the University. Medical facility