Madras University by primusboy

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									Madras University
Past
The Board of Madras University was formulated in the year 1840 which is
in fact the precursor of the Presidency College today. The historical
Charles Wood's Educational Dispatch put forth a systematic educational
police whereby the University of Madras came into place as a replica of
London University.
Present
With the status of one of the three oldest universities in India (the
others being Calcutta University and Mumbai University), Madras
University (or the University of Madras) was established on September 5,
1857. Located in the city of Madras (now known as Chennai), the
university has five campuses - Marina, Guindy, Chepauk,Taramani and
Maduravayal.
Academics
There is a plethora of specialization courses on offer in over 50
departments of the university. On the other hand, all the engineering
programs of the university were transferred to Anna University back in
2004. In addition to regular teaching/learning processes, the various
departments undertake research studies as well.
The Madras University has about 43 external research institutes. At any
given time, there are over 8000 students enrolled in different graduate
and post-graduate courses of the university. A 300 member strong faculty
caters to the all round development of the students.
Alumni
Abiding by its motto "Learning Promotes Natural Talent", the Madras
university has produced some noteworthy alumni whereby a few stalwart
figures are Dr. Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari, Dr. Sarvapalli
Padhakrishnan, Dr. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, etc.
Heritage
A landmark in the city of Madras - the Senate House - is a part of the
university campus. Founded in the year 1869, the Senate House is the
first building of the university and a place synonymous with Chennai
today.
With a blend of Indo-Saracenic, Byzantine and European features, the
architecture of the Senate House is reflective of the eventful past of
India.
For queries, go to Madras University Students Helpline

								
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