Welcome to UGC-HRDC

The University of Madras was established in the year 1857 along with Mumbai and Calcutta Universities. Having served the cause of higher education and research for the past 154 years, the sesquicentennial (150 years) of the University was celebrated in the year 2008 with former President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam as the Chief Guest.

In the year 2000, the University of Madras was accredited for the first time by the NAAC and was awarded with “5 Star Status”. Subsequently in 2007 and 2014 the UoM was re-accredited by the NAAC and awarded “A grade”. Besides, the University of Madras enjoys the special status of “University with Potential for Excellence” with special assistance from the UGC.

Having given birth to so many newer Universities not only in Tamil Nadu but also in the neighbouring states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the UoM is being considered as the “Mother University” of the Southern part of this country. According to recent QS ranking, University of Madras joined the elite club with Rank 541-550, becoming one among the top 15 institutions in India to make it top 600.

Also, among the 504 Universities in India, the University of Madras is in the 5th position in terms of research publication and other academic achievements. The University of Madras is marching forward in the continuous process of “enhancing its excellence” since 1857.




To inculcate right kind of values and societal responses in student community to make them knowledgeable citizens. To impart new teaching skills/tools and teaching technology and values of education to the newly recruited colleges’/universities’ teachers. To update knowledge in cutting edge areas of research of in-service academicians associated with higher educational institutions. To impart training…


Building up of quality and excellence among teaching community in higher education through imparting knowledge, updating teaching skills/technology periodically, promoting critical and innovative thinking, application of ICT for updating curricular transactions in order to turn India into a global leader of the 21st Century in Higher Education. The HRDC’s main philosophy is to keep emphasize…


Our mission is to impart required knowledge and skills to the newly recruited and in-service academicians and administrators associated with higher educational institutions to pursue activities with new emphasis related to quality of education, organizational development, community and societal service, as well as basic and applied research endeavours. Under the given scenario of connected world,…

Our faculty



Director I/c


Assistant Professor


The Director

UGC – Human Resource Development Centre

University of Madras


Chennai – 600005

Phone: 044 – 25399505, 9558

Email: ugchrdc@unom.ac.in