Madurai Kamaraj UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1966

Mission: Our major focus will be on imparting multi-skills to the students such as interpersonal, leadership, language, communication, computer, entrepreneurship and subject skills which would empower them to move forward to be job makers rather than job seekers. The University’s foremost aim is to see that its research activities are tuned with current approved thrust areas and to conduct research that have present day social relevance and can contribute to the national development. University has a vision to establish conducive research environment, which will enable at least five faculty members to be recognized by one of the national academies in the next five years or so and foresee for at least couple of Nobel laureates for the country. The University also aims to see that its research findings get published in high impact factor journals and fruitful patents generating research will be given utmost priority. University envisages having more interactions with premier institutions and industries. Funding, leadership, management, quality assurance, accountability, relationships with industry, international collaboration and the way teaching and research is expected as an outcome for the holistic development and to attain financial independence in funding innovative research in basic and applied sciences. A world class Science Park consisting a science museum, a botanical garden, pet animals, cute little birds and aquarium is envisaged to have within the University premises for the popularization of science and technology among school children, young people and public, which would contribute to the raising awareness of the importance of research and its results for the development of society and also promotes the scientific literacy among the population from rural community. The park will not only highlight the biotic components but also explain the underlining chemistry behind the survival of these living beings and the concepts of physics involved in the day to day life on earth. To briefly describe, it would be a scientific foray for the young minds to prepare them for the future world. MKU's outreach programmes have been given a facelift by the increased pace and quantum of activities aimed through the empowerment of villages. Under knowledge and technology transfer to villages, the University along with the colleges has adopted 421 villages, from where farmers are going to be given hands on training in production of biopesticides, biofertilizers and vermiculture, which can create regular self income and/or employment opportunities, as it provides never ending market potential.

Vision: The Madurai Kamaraj University is one of most dynamic and vibrant universities in India providing par excellent educational opportunities in higher education for the student community in particular for those coming from the lower socio-economic background. MKU offers innovative postgraduate academic programmes that inculcate personal and professional enrichment leading to the formation of effervescent scholarly community and thus facilitating the production of thoughtful, resourceful, insightful and responsible citizens for the last five decades. Our vision is to make the university as the most preferred institute for young men and women who are aspiring for productive careers. We wish to develop them as young entrepreneurs and future professionals of global standard. India has 789 Universities, 37204 colleges and 11,443 stand-alone institutions, where 30 million students are enrolled every year with a gross enrolment rate of 21 percent for the age group of 18-23 years. Nevertheless, none of the Indian Universities or Institutes is ranked among the top 200 Universities in the World so far. For the realization of the above vision, University is set to endeavour tirelessly to provide top-class education, quality enhancement and trigger innovation in teaching, research and Societal development by outreach activities.



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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionBRIICSIndia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 898th498th442nd109th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 886th445th355th58th
Business, Management and Accounting 869th359th304th92nd
Chemistry 646th384th312th41st
Energy 341st173rd128th9th
Engineering 564th304th238th36th
Environmental Science 634th407th367th89th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 782nd362nd306th45th
Physics and Astronomy 607th279th218th20th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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