Madurai Kamaraj University
Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) is a public university located in Madurai city in southern Tamil Nadu.
Madurai Kamaraj University was inaugurated on 6 February 1966, based on the extension centre of the University of Madras, located at Madurai. In 1968 the foundation stone for a new campus was laid by Zakir Hussain, the President of India. The Directorate of Distance Education of the university was established in 1971. In 1978 the name of the university was changed to Madurai Kamaraj University to honour the K. Kamaraj, former Chief Minister of Madras State. It has 18 schools comprising 72 departments and 109 affiliated colleges
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