Publics Petition dated 11-11-1839 initiated the
establishment of Madras University. It was in
January 1840 with Mr.George Norton as its President,
The University Board was constituted. In 1984
after a lapse of 14 years Government of India
formulated a systematic educational policy for
India and as a sequel to this on 5th September
1857 by an act of legislative council of India.
The University of organised and the Model of
is the mother of almost all the Old Universities
of Southern India. The University area of Jurisdiction
has been confined to, however, 3 districts
of Tamil Nadu in recent years. This is consequent to establishment of various
Universities in the State and demarcation of the University territories. This
University has been growing from strength to strength while widening its teaching
and research activities.