About University

About University

About Us:
Welcome to The Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, a hub of academic excellence and innovation. Our institution takes immense pride in its 13 Schools, with 28 dynamic Departments that foster a diverse and enriching learning environment. Our commitment to comprehensive education is evident in the vast array of 64 academic programmes we offer, tailored to cater to different interests and aspirations. Among these are 29 research programmes, 22 specialized programmes, 6 integrated programmes, 2 undergraduate programmes, and several PG diploma courses. Through strategic collaborations with prestigious institutions such as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles & Management, Coimbatore, and the Salim Ali Center for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) in Coimbatore, CUTN extends its academic reach even further, providing undergraduate and postgraduate programs through industrial and institutional partnerships.Moreover, the Central University of Tamil Nadu houses a Community College, providing B.Voc Programmes, along with various certificate and diploma programmes to cater to diverse educational needs.


In 2009, the Government of India laid the foundation for the Central University of Tamil Nadu, setting a transformative course for higher education accessibility. Through an Act of Parliament, the university was established along with eight other Central Universities, aiming to empower students especially from marginalized communities. Initially starting with just eight students in M.A. English Studies, the institution began its journey at the Collectorate Annexe in Thiruvarur, 60 kilometers east of Thanjavur. However, today, it stands majestically by a tributary of the renowned river Cauvery, a mere seven kilometers northwest of Thiruvarur.

Thiruvarur, the ancient capital of the Chozha dynasty, holds a fascinating history of art, music, and dance, making it a cultural gem. This town has been a cradle for traditional dance and music forms. Nestled between two picturesque campuses, River Vettaaru gracefully flows, further enhancing CUTN’s serene atmosphere. The Neelakudi campus, with its charming surroundings, boasts academic halls, libraries, laboratories, administration blocks, an auditorium, and comfortable students’ hostels. It provides a comprehensive range of amenities like a 24*7 operational health center, shopping complex, yoga center, indoor stadium, various sports arenas, gymnasium, Post Office, and a Bank with ATM, catering to the diverse needs of the university community. On the other hand, the Nagakudi campus is dedicated to faculty and staff, offering cozy quarters and guesthouses, alongside Kendriya Vidyalaya CUTN, ensuring a close-knit educational community. Both campuses are adorned by vast, lush paddy tracts, providing a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life, making CUTN an idyllic place for learning and growth.

The Central University of Tamil Nadu envisions nurturing academic excellence and preserving the region’s cultural heritage. As an academic institution, it strives to provide inclusive education, unlocking opportunities for students from underprivileged backgrounds. Simultaneously, it serves as a torchbearer of the region’s rich cultural legacy, promoting traditional arts and embracing contemporary practices. Over the years, the university has witnessed remarkable growth, expanding its academic offerings and research opportunities across various disciplines. From humanities to sciences, and from technology to arts, the Central University of Tamil Nadu provides a comprehensive learning environment, fostering creativity and critical thinking.

Situated amidst serene paddy fields, the university recognizes the importance of sustainable practices. Its commitment to environmental conservation and rural development initiatives and various outreach programmes for the neighbouring villages of CUTN exemplifies its role as a responsible educational institution.

The university stands as a beacon of hope, bridging the gap between aspirations and opportunities for all sections of society. With its deep-rooted commitment to inclusivity, heritage preservation, and sustainable growth, the CUTN remains an institution worthy of admiration and emulation.

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