• தோன்றின் புகழொடு தோன்றுக அஃதிலார்
    தோன்றலின் தோன்றாமை நன்று.
  • Be born with fame if birth you want If not of birth you must not vaunt.

Welcome to University of Madras

The Public Petition dated 11-11-1839 initiated the establishment of Madras University. It was in January 1840 with Mr.George Norton as its President, that the University Board was constituted. In 1854 after a lapse of 14 years, the Government of India formulated a systematic educational policy for India and as a sequel to this on 5th September 1857 by an Act of Legislative Council of India, the University was established. The University was organised in the model of London University.

Vice-Chancellor's Message

Prof. P. Duraisamy had served for over 28 years at the University of Madras (1986-2014) and was a professor for over 21 years. Subsequently he was Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and affiliated to the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai (2014-2016).