Thiruvalluvar University Vellore

Established in 2002, Thiruvalluvar University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the small city of Vellore (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Thiruvalluvar University is a coeducational higher education institution. Thiruvalluvar University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. Thiruvalluvar University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore was established in 2002 under the Thiruvalluvar University Act, 2002 (Government of Tamilnadu Act 32/2002) as an affiliating University. It is a member of the association of Indian Universities (A.I.U). The university is named after the great Tamil Saint Thiruvalluvar. The aim of this university is to provide facilities for advancement in research and dissemination of Knowledge with focus on the Economic and Social upliftment of the society.

The mission of the university is the liberation of knowledge and employment of youth leading to a social transformation. The vision of the university is to provide quality higher education, teaching, research and extension, to foster integrated development and make the men and women conscious of their commitment to the society, to train students to meet the global challenges without losing the individuality of nation and to provide wide opportunities to women in order to prepare them to be effective leadership.

The University

The Thiruvalluvar University was established at Vellore by Government of Tamilnadu in October 2002 under the Thiruvalluvar University Act, 2002 (Government of Tamilnadu Act 32 / 2002). The Post Graduate Extension Centre of the University of Madras, which was functioning in Vellore before 2002 formed the core of Thiruvalluvar University. The University was inaugurated on 16.10.2002 as a State University by our Honorable Chief Minister SELVI DR. J. JAYALALITHAA. The University is located in a Sprawling Campus of about 112.68 acres at the Serkkadu near Vallimalai about sixteen km away from the Vellore City on the Ranipet-Chittoor Trunk Road. The University named after the great Tamil Saint “Thiruvalluvar”is enshrined with the motto “கண்ணுடைய ரென்பவர் கற்றோர்”.

In the University, every effort is harnessed to make Educational Institution as temple of learning. The aim of this University is to provide facilities for advancement in Research and dissemination of Knowledge with focus on the Economic and Social upliftment of the society.


The Thiruvalluvar University has been seven departments, Tamil, English, Economics, Zoology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Bio-Technology. 98 arts and Science college are affiliated to this university, of which 10 are government Arts and science colleges, 9 are aided Arts and science colleges, 3 are oriental title colleges, 72 are self financing Arts and Science Colleges and the remaining 4 are University Constituent colleges. A Post Graduation Extension Centre of this /university is functioning at Villupuram.


The Thiruvalluvar Institution of Distance Education (TIDE) of Thiruvalluvar University has come into existence from the academic year 2011-12.

Campus of Thiruvalluvar University-

The University is located in a sprawling campus of about 112.68 acres, at Serkadu near Vallimalai about 16kms away from Vellore city on the Ranipet, Chithoor Trunk Road. It also has a campus at Vellore Fort.

University campus is spread over an area of 112 acres at Serkadu about 16 km from the Vellore city on NH-4.[2][3] The campus was inaugurated by Mr. Karunanidhi on 27 November 2010. It was constructed at a cost of Rs.20.35 crores.

The campus has an administrative block, academic and computer science blocks, and a library.


Governor of Tamil Nadu Honorable_Thiru._CH._Vidyasagar_Rao(Acting_Governor_of_Tamil_Nadu) is the Chancellor of Thiruvallauvar University.Pro-chancellor is K. P. Anbalagan and the Vice Chancellor is Prof. Dr. K. MURUGAN.


Facilities at Thiruvalluvar University-

  • Library
  • Placement Cell
  • Canteen
  • Student Welfare Bureau

Departments at Thiruvalluvar University-

  • Department of English
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Tamil
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics

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Master of Science in Biotechnology,
Doctorate of Philosophy in Biotechnology,
Master of Philosophy in Biotechnology,
Master of Arts in Economics
Category : Economics
Degree : M.A.
Mode : Full Time
Medium : Campus
Level : PG

M.A. Economics – Stands for Master of Arts in Economics. An M.A. is a two year postgraduate degree, eligibility for which is an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Economics is the study and analysis of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Subjects typically studied under this degree are Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, International Trade & Finance, Agricultural Economics, Social Economics, Public Economics, Indian Economic Policy, Marketing Management etc.

Master of Arts in Tamil,
Master of Science in Mathematics,
Master of Science in Zoology,
Master of Philosophy in Zoology,
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology,
Master of Science in Chemistry,
Master of Arts in English,



Our vision is to be a centre excellence in Biotechnology research and training that will cater to the needed manpower in the area of Life Sciences at large

Inception of the department of Biotechnology

Academic year 2010-2011 onwards

Courses Offered

  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology) A Two year Postgraduate Degree
  • M.Phil. (Biotechnology) One year Research Degree
  • Ph.D. A Research degree leading to Doctorate in the subject

The department encourages interdisciplinary research programmes.


  • M.Sc. Biotechnology 2012-2013

Tender Schedule

  • Tender – UV-Visible Spectrophotometer

Faculty Profile

  • Dr. Ernest David, Professor and Head
  • Dr. R. Babu Janarthanam, Associate Professor
  • Dr. M. C. Harish, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. S. Vijayanand, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. A. Rajasekar, Assistant Professor
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