The University of Madras is a public state university located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the three oldest universities in India. The university was founded on 5 September 1857 by an act of the Legislative Council of India. In 1912 endowments were made to the university to establish departments of Indian History, Archaeology, Comparative Philology and Indian Economics. In that year the university had 17 departments, 30 teachers, and 69 research scholars. It has six campuses in the city: Chepauk, Marina, Guindy, Taramani, Maduravoyal and Chetpet. This University is also known as Madras University and in short it is called as UNOM. It is affiliated with NAAC, UGC and AIU. This University has been growing from strength to strength while widening its teaching and research activities. Presently Prof. R. Thandavan is the vice chancellor of this premier university. The university takes care for all the infrastructural advancements on regular basis. That’s why today it is fully equipped with the best in class technology. This helps students as well as staff to be familiar with the upcoming advancements in the world. The University teaches both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Education through the Affiliated Institutions which are spread over the districts of Chennai, Thrivallur and Kancheepuram. Apart from teaching, research activities in Arts, Humanities, Science, Management and Technology are the main portals at the University. A number of institutions affiliated to Madras University focus in research activities where Ph.D. Programme is available in their respective field of specialization.