The Central University of
Tamil Nadu was established by an Act of Parliament (Act No.25 of 2009). The
University strives to disseminate and to advance knowledge in humanities,
social sciences and, basic and applied sciences. It aims at promoting
innovation in teaching-learning process, interdisciplinary studies and
research, and gives special attention to the improvement of the socio-economic
conditions of the people and also their academic, intellectual and cultural
development. The academic programmes of the University are periodically updated
and revised.The University was
inaugurated on 30th September
2009. The foundation stone was laid by Shri. Kapil Sibal, Honourable Union
Minister of Human Resources Development, in the presence of Dr. Kalaignar M.
Karunanidhi, then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The University is located at
Thiruvarur, the headquarters of Thiruvarur District, in the heart of the Cauvery
Delta. The Preliminary work was identifying the required extent of 500 acres of
land for the University in two revenue villages (Neelakudi and
Nagakudi) near Thiruvarur. The Government of Tamil Nadu has made available,
on a rent-free basis a multi-storied building measuring about 55,000 square
feet for a temporary campus to enable launch of the academic programmes.
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) is entrusted to carry out the basic
civil and electrical works to adapt the building for academic needs. About 500
Students, 8 Regular and 27 Contract Teaching Staff & 40 non-teaching staff
(Regular and Contractual) are engaged in the academic and administrative
aspects of the University at present.