Alagappa University, Karaikudi  Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu

 ESTD 1985
 Public University
 NIRF Ranking - 57

About Alagappa University , Karaikudi

Last Updated By: Urmila Pokhriyal on 30th January, 2023

Alagappa University Karaikudi

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Initiated by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985, Alagappa University is located in Karaikudi. 39 Departments, 9 Centers, and 2 Constituent Colleges make up the university's campus, and 44 Affiliated Colleges can be found in the Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts. It offers a wide range of classes at various levels, including undergraduate, postgraduate, certificate, diploma, and postgraduate diploma programs. However, for some courses, such as B.Ed, B.Sc, and MCA, the university administers a separate entrance exam. Admission to these courses is based on merit obtained in the most recent qualifying examination. 

Alagappa University Karaikudi Highlights

Alagappa University Karaikudi courses includes undergraduate, graduate, diploma, and doctoral levels in the areas of arts, science, management, education, etc. Additionally, Alagappa University provides a variety of UG and PG programs via online and distance learning platforms. Below are some of Alagappa University's major highlights:

Year of establishment




Recognized by


Accredited by


Courses offered

UG, PG, and Diploma

Admission criteria

Merit and Entrance-based

Application mode


Official Website

Alagappa University Ranking and Awards

  • According to the NIRF Ranking 2022, Alagappa University has recently attained positions of 53rd overall, 28th among universities, and 43rd among research institutions.
  • Recently, Alagappa University achieved 64th place overall in the NIRF 2020 rankings.
  • Ranked 47th overall and 28th among universities according to the NIRF 2019 ranking.
  • In the category of Government Institutions, the University holds fourth place in the Swachhta Ranking 2018 for the cleanest higher education institutions in the nation.
  • The Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) Silver Zone Award has been given to the university in recognition of its outstanding achievement and outstanding contribution to the empowerment of people with visual impairments.
  • It is the only university in Tamil Nadu to have received a 100 crore INR funding authorization under the RUSA 2.0 Scheme.
  • Awarded autonomy (one of 60 institutions in the nation that the MHRD announced).

Alagappa University Courses

Several UG and PG courses are available at Alagappa University in the faculties of arts, science, management, and education:

Course Name



Graduate in any discipline



Graduation with 55% marks and 50% for SC/ST


Graduation with 60% marks and 55% for SC/ST


B.Ed with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/BC)


B.Com/ BBA/ B.A. Economics with accountancy with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)


Graduate in any discipline


Graduate in B.P.Ed


Graduate in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)


Graduate in B.Voc


Graduate in any discipline


Graduate in B.Sc Physical Education OR BPE

B.Sc (Physical Education)

Intermediate graduate in any discipline




Here are some of the diploma and certificate courses offered by Alagappa University Karaikudi:

Course Name


PG Diploma in Education Management

Graduate in B.Ed

PG Diploma in Gemmology

Graduate in any discipline

PG Diploma in Herbal Science

Master's in Botany/ Zoology/ Biochemistry/ Life Science and Biotechnology with 55% marks (50% for SC/ST)

PG Diploma in Fashion Designing

Graduation in Fashion Technology/ Fashion Designing/ Costume Designing

PG Diploma in Yoga

Graduate in any discipline

PG Diploma in Business Management

Diploma in Media Communication

Intermediate graduate with a recognized board

Diploma in Linguistics

Diploma in Gandhian Thought

Diploma in Cognitive Science Education

Certificate in Communicative English

Matric pass from a recognized board

Certificate in Folk Music

Certificate in Labor Laws

Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility

Alagappa University Admission

Both offline and online applications are accepted from applicants for admission to the university. Candidates who prefer to apply offline can get the application form from the university's admissions portal. Send your completed application to "The Registrar Alagappa University, Karaikudi 630 003, Tamilnadu, India" along with the necessary fee. On the university website (, under the 'Admission 2020' tab, interested candidates may also submit an online application.

Merit lists are used to select applicants. The list of candidates is evaluated for admission based on the results of the qualifying examinations. The university holds separate entrance exams, medical exams, fitness tests, interviews, and group discussion rounds for admission to some of the courses like B.Ed., M.Ed., MBA, MCA, M.Sc, B.Sc, M.P.Ed, and B.P.Ed. in order to evaluate the courses. 

Alagappa University Scholarship

The university offers a variety of scholarships for its students in a number of categories that are all funded by government organizations. The Scholarship is given based on both merit and need. Here are the details for the same: 

  • For each program, a full fee waiver is available to deserving students.
  • Top PG students receive a merit stipend of INR 2000 per month, divided among them in a 1:10 student-to-student ratio.
  • The top 3 students in each year will receive a PMT & VOC Endowment Merit Scholarship.
  • Earn While You Learn Program for up to two students per program and INR 2,000 per month

A variety of scholarships and fee waiver programs offered by the State, the Federal Government, and NGOs are also made available to students.

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