Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is situated in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. It was established in the year 1990. The university affiliates 70 colleges, has 2 constituent colleges and has another 3 autonomous colleges under its jurisdiction. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a number of disciplines; Polytechnic courses are also offered here.
The various disciplines of study are: Tamil, English, History, Sociology, Communication, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Criminology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Management Studies, Microbiology, Physical Education, and Geology. The university also offers 2 postgraduate diploma programs in the fields of Criminology and Criminalistics, and Private Detectives and Security Management. There are two centers of excellence as well. These are the Centre for Marine Sciences and Technology, and the Centre for Information Technology and Engineering.
Research scholars have the opportunity of pursuing their PhD at the university. Any candidate with prescribed minimum qualification can join as a full-time PhD scholar in any of the Research Centers/University Departments of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University. Any teacher, who has put in two years of continuous service in any college affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, with prescribed minimum qualification, is eligible to join the PhD part-time (internal) program.
The Manonmaniam Sundaranar University International Centre offers excellence in teaching and research. Students at MSU have access to modern, world class facilities and excellent support services with in each school of studies as well as in the International Centre. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of all the cultural, sporting and social opportunities that are offered to them while they are part of the campus community.