Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) is in Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu having campus of 550 acres. It was established in 1990 in the name of great Tamil poet scholar, Professor P. Sundaram Pillai (1855-1897).The motto of the University is “Reaching the Unreached”. Around 2400 students are studying in this institution directly. The University has 62 affiliated colleges, 6 University Colleges and 4 Constituent Colleges, with 73,000 students on the rolls. some of the colleges are 100 years old examle St. John’s College, M.D.T. Hindu College, and Sarah Tucker College. There are 25 academic departments in the University. Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences, functioning at Alwarkurichi, is an illustrious example of University-Industry collaboration and the same has been recognized by the Government of Tamilnadu as a Centre of Excellence. The Centre for Marine Science and Technology at Rajakkamangalam is breaking new ground in Coastal Area Studies. All the University departments are receiving research projects from several funding agencies in India, Europe, USA, Japan and UNO. Mission and vision of the university is In pursuit of Excellence “by providing quality education, especially for the rural and the un-reached”. “through innovation in teaching, research and extension activities”. “by Promoting human values for social harmony”.