Alagappa University has emerged from the galaxy of institutions initially founded by the great philanthropist and educationist Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar during the 1950s.
Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu) has a 440 acre green and lush campus houses all the academic activities.
Alagappa University was brought into existence by a Special Act of the Government of Tamil Nadu in May 1985 with the objective of fostering research, development and dissemination of knowledge in various branches of learning.
Alagappa University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India.
The University offers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes. Through all modes of education, the University caters to the needs of the student community of around 1.12 lakhs.