ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
The Thiruvalluvar University was established in Vellore district of Tamilnadu by the Government of Tamilnadu in October 2002 under the Thiruvalluvar University Act, 2002. (Government of Tamilnadu Act 32/2002). The University was named after the great Tamil Saint poet “Thiruvalluvar”. The University is located in a sprawling campus of about 112.68 acres at the Serkkadu near Vallimalai about sixteen km away from the Vellore City on the Ranipet-Chittoor Trunk Road.
It is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U.).
In the University, every effort is harnessed to make Educational Institution as temple of learning. The aim of this University is to provide facilities for advancement in Research and dissemination of knowledge with a special focus on the economic and social upliftment of the marginalised who live in the four districts a viz Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Cuddalore which are economically, socially, educationally and geographically backward districts wherein majority of the people live in rural areas with abject poverty. Especially the Vellore district comprises a thick population of Adivasis and Scheduled Tribes who are yet to attain empowerment in higher education. The University to provide for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge with a focus on the economic and social upliftment of oppressed classes including Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes, Denotified Communities, and Backward Classes.
In the University, every effort is harnessed to make Educational Institution as temple of learning. The aim of this University is to provide facilities for advancement in Research and dissemination of Knowledge with focus on the Economic and Social upliftment of the society.
DEPARTMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY
The Thiruvalluvar University has currently housed seven departments namely Tamil, English, Economics, Zoology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Bio-Technology and 124 colleges affiliated to the University with the jurisdiction of Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Cuddalore districts of Tamilnadu State. The University was granted 12(B) status from the University Grant Commission on 24.01.2014 and accredited with ‘B’ grade by NAAC in 2018.