Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli


Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

The University was established by the Government of Tamil Nadu as a teaching-cum-affiliating University on 7th September, 1990 to cater to the long-felt needs of the people of the three southern most districts of Tamil Nadu viz., Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, and Kanyakumari. It is named after the renowned Tamil Poet scholar, Professor P. Sundaram Pillai (1855-1897), the author of the famous verse drama Manonmaniam. It is his poem that has become “Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu” the official invocation song sung in all functions in Tamilnadu. Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University was established in 1993, under Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

The Distance Education Council has also approved their distance education program. The distance education is provided to hold examinations and to confer degrees, titles, diplomas and other academic distinctions on persons who shall have pursued an approved course of study by correspondence, whether residing within the University area or not and to provide such lectures and instructions for persons not being residents within the University area under conditions prescribed. About eighty thousand students are studying in the various University Departments and the eighty affiliated colleges including two constituent colleges.

MSU is one of the pioneer institutions that offers Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS). The courses and research programs offered by the University have been carefully chosen after considering the contemporary times and needs of the region. The University Departments offer M.Phil. and Ph.d Programs (Full time and Part time) in addition to regular P. G. Programs. The University offers good library service through the University Library.


The Department of Education has been engaged in research in the areas of Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Teacher Education, School Education, Sociological Aspects of Education and Special Education. 32 full-time and Part-time research scholars are doing for Ph.D and they are supported by Senior Research Fellowship, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship and ICSSR Fellowship under the supervision of the faculty members.

Facilities at Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University –

  • Hostels
  • Internet center
  • Canteen
  • Women’s welfare
  • Bank

Master of Business Administration

Category: Business Administration
Degree: MBA
Mode: Correspondence
Medium: Distance Learning
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Any Bachelor degree recognised by the Association of Indian Universities with minimum 50% marks through Regular/ Correspondence under 10+2+3 scheme.

Subjects usually studied under this degree are Basics of Management, Statistics, Quantitative Techniques, Financial & Cost Accounting, Managerial Economics, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing Research, Industrial Relations, Consumer Behaviour, International Business , Software Solutions for Business, Relationship Marketing, Corporate Finance etc.

Master of Computer Application

Category: Computer Application
Degree: MCA
Mode: Correspondence
Medium: Distance Learning
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor degree in any discipline (55%) of marks in Part III – (For SC/ST-45%) of this University or any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent to with Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Post Graduate Diploma in Immunotechnology

Category: Other Post Graduate Diploma
Degree: PGD
Mode: Correspondence
Medium: Distance Learning
Eligibility: B.Sc., degree in any biological sciences with at least 50% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) or M.Sc., degree holders in any biological sciences also can apply.

Name : Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Location : Abishekapatti
City : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu
Country : India
Contact No : 0462–2321620
: [email protected]

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