Alagappa University

Alagappa University accredited with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is located at Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu .This University has emerged from the galaxy of institutions initially founded by the great philanthropist and educationist Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar.

Alagappa University was brought into existence by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning. Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.

The University offers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes. The Distance Education Directorate offers variety of programmes to the student community spread across the country and in selected foreign countries. Through all modes of education, the University caters to the needs of the student community of around 1,00,000.

As a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), as well as the member of the Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACU), it has rewarding relations with other academic institutions, research laboratories and industrial establishments that promise a spectacular feature.

The University is having International Collaborations with Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea. New innovative programmes suitable are designed and offered at the University (for the foreign students). Many exchange programmes attract the attention of the teachers and students from abroad.

The University is having International Collaborations with Universities / Institutions of Higher Learning in countries like China, Malaysia, West Indies, U.S.A. and South Korea. New innovative programmes suitable are designed and offered at the University (for the foreign students). Many exchange programmes attract the attention of the teachers and students from abroad.

The University’s motto is “Excellence in Action” and the University keeps before it the vision of excellence in all spheres of its action.

Vision

Excellence in all spheres of education, with particular emphasis on ‘PEARL’- Pedagogy, Extension, Administration, Research and Learning.

Mission

The University is committed to provide a High Quality Higher Education to the learners so that they are transformed into intellectually competent human resources that will help in the uplift of the nation to Educational, Social, Technological, Environmental and Economic Magnificence (ESTEEM).

Objective

Providing for instruction and training in such Branches of Learning as the University may determine Fostering Research for the Advancement and Dissemination of Knowledge

Ex-post facto approval from DEC

The Distance Education Council (DEC), New Delhi has accorded ex-post facto approval for 108 programs (order No.F.No.DEC/AU/KKD/TN/4425/2008, dated 24.11.2009) offered through the distance mode of Alagappa University, Karaikudi, with effect from 1995 to the academic year 2007-08.

Prior to 1995, the certificates issued by the University stand automatically recognized as they were approved by the relevant authorities of the University as stated by DEC. The approval was given to the University based on the recommendation of the Expert Committee, the Distance Education Council, New Delhi.

Recognition from DEC

Consequent to the inspection visit made by an Expert Team (Joint Action Committee)comprising of UGC-AICTE-DEC to the Alagappa University, the DEC has accorded recognition to various programs offering through Distance mode (vide F.No.DEC/Recog/2010/2289 dated 04.08.2010. Further, this recognition is valid for a period of three years till 2012-13.

About Directorate of Distance Education

The Directorate of Distance Education was established in the University in 1992. The Directorate offers Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programmes in the disciplines of Management, Computer Applications, Science, Education and Languages.

The Directorate offers various innovative, job-oriented and socially relevant 57 academic programmes in the field of Arts, Science, Information Technology, Education and Management. It has a Study Centre in chennai for providing effective service to the student community.

Salient Features

Sector-specific and Job-oriented programmes
Modern up-to-date Curriculum
Bilingual programme in Tamil and Hindi
Standard Study Material
Moderate Fee structure
Lateral Entry for diploma holders in the related degree programmes
Wide network of Study Centres
Effective Personal Contact Programme
Adequate hands-on training for Computer Practicals
Examinations Centres at convenient places
Fixed Examination Schedule
Examination conducted twice in a year
Quick declaration of results

The Directorate in addition to general MBA, offers more specialised sector-specific management programmes such as MBA (International Business), MBA (Investment Management), MBA (Banking and Finance), MBA (Corporate Secretaryship), MBA (Project Management), MBA (Hospital Management), MBA (Tourism), MBA (Education Management) and MBA (Human Resource Management) and also offers MCA, and PGDCA Programmes, under Semester pattern.

The Directorate is planning to adopt the e-technologies in order to modernize the learning process so that the students can have direct access to internet facilities. With the proposed campus wide networking, it would be possible to organize learning with the satellite facilities. This would help the University to update its instructional modes and open new vistas of e-learning for the students.