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Best Colleges in Madurai

Madurai District, located in the southern part of Tamil Nadu, is home to an ancient city that has evolved over time. Presently, it houses 88 colleges, including universities. The top colleges in Madurai offer a diverse range of UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs in fields like Engineering, Management, Science, Humanities, Arts, Architecture, Law, Medical, and more. These programs are available in regular, distance, and online modes, aiming to nurture professionals and leaders who can contribute to national and industrial requirements.

Admissions in these colleges are granted based on merit, first-come-first-served basis, or through entrance exams like TANCET, JEE Main, JEE Advanced, NEET, GATE, CAT, XAT. These exams, conducted by national and state-level testing agencies or institutions, assess the students' aptitude and knowledge, determining their eligibility for admission.

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How affordable courses in Madurai

Madurai is known for offering affordable courses compared to other cities in Tamilnadu. With numerous colleges in the city, the average course fee ranges from Rs. 1.10 K  to Rs. 25.00 lakhs. Madura College Madurai college offers M.A course at Rs. 1.19 K is probably the lowest fee in Madurai. The total fees may vary based on the course, facilities, and duration of the course. 

List of Top 10 Colleges in Madurai

Top 5 Colleges in Madurai As per NIRF 2023 Rankings

To find the best colleges in Madurai, refer to the annual rankings released by NIRF. Each year, NIRF shortlists the top colleges, including universities, colleges, and institutes offering various courses in management, science, engineering, architecture, and more. These rankings provide valuable insights and information about the top colleges in Madurai. By checking the listed rankings, you can make an informed decision when selecting a college for your desired course of study.

List of top 5 colleges in Madurai as per NIRF Rankings

Name Of The College

Category

Ranking

Madurai Kamaraj University


Overall

94

Thiagarajar College

College 

18

The American College

College

58

Thiagarajar School of Management

Management

90

TCE Madurai - Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai


Engineering

NA

Top Colleges/Universities Courses in Madurai - Eligibility Criteria

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

UG

B.E/B.Tech candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are required as compulsory subjects with a valid score in entrance exam. For other UG programmes candidates must have passed the qualifying exam with relevant subjects.

PG

B.Tech/B.E degree and/or master’s degree in sciences in a relevant discipline  and valid score in GATE. The candidates must have 50% aggregate marks in their graduation. For other PG programmes candidate must have graduation in respective discipline.

Ph.D

Candidates must have completed master’s/post graduate degree relevant areas with required marks. 

Top 5 Colleges in Madurai Placement Wise:

Madurai, with its private universities and flourishing industrial sector in IT, engineering, e-commerce, banking, insurance, manufacturing, and more, boasts top colleges with dedicated placement cells. These cells offer valuable training and internships, resulting in successful placements for the graduating class of 2022-2023 in renowned multinational companies.

For specific details on offered packages, recruiters, and average salaries for graduates, please refer to the following link

List of Top 5 colleges in Madurai as per placements

List of Top 5 Colleges/Universities in Madurai: Admission Process

College Name

Admission process

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Madurai

AIIMS Madurai Admission for UG course is based on NEET examination.

Madurai Kamaraj University


For admissions candidates must meet the eligibility criteria, and have appeared for entrance test such as TANCET

RL Institute of Management Studies, Madurai


Management  courses admission at RL Institute of Management Studies, Madurai given based on CAT and other entrance scores followed by interview.

CSI College of Dental Science and Research, Madurai

CSI College of Dental Science and Research, Madurai Admission to UG courses is based on NEET score and counselling.

Institute of Cooperative Management, Madurai

Institute of Cooperative Management, Madurai admission to MBA Courses conducted based on TANCET


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which college is best for LLB in Madurai?

Ans. Some reputed colleges for LLB in Madurai are Government Law College, Madurai , Kamaraj University Law College, and The American College.

Q. Which college in Madurai offers B.E/B.Tech at a low fee?

Ans. Some colleges offering B.Tech at a comparatively low fee in Madurai are Thiagarajar college of Engineering offering B.E programme at Rs. 67.40 K, Arulmigu Meenakshi Amman College of Engineering and other engineering colleges to offer at affordable fees.

Q. Which College/University has the best placements in Tamil Nadu?

Ans. Some colleges known for excellent placements in Tamil Nadu, IIT Madras, VIT, Bharathiar University,  PSG College of Technology, College of Engineering, Guindy, and Thiagarajar College of Engineering and other institutions have good placements records.

Q. Which government university is best for B.Sc. Agriculture in Madurai?

Ans. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) is a renowned government university for B.Sc. Agriculture in Madurai.

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Madurai Kamaraj University - Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Madurai, Tamil Nadu
3.9/59 Reviews
Public/Govt

Madurai Kamaraj University - Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Madurai, Tamil Nadu Public/Govt 3.9/59 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 94
NIRF Ranking: 94
B.Com Unaided
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Ultra College of Pharmacy, Madurai

Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Private

Ultra College of Pharmacy, Madurai

Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private
D.Pharma
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    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

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    Madurai, Tamil Nadu
    Private
    B.Sc Nursing
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      Madurai, Tamil Nadu
      Private

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      Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private
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        Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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        Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private
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          Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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          Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private
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          Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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            Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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              Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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              B.Ed
              • Fees : 60 K
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              Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                  Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                  Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                  • Fees : 1 Lakhs
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                  Madurai, Tamil Nadu
                  Private
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                  Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                    Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                    Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private
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                    Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                    Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                      Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                        Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                        Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private
                        B.Ed
                        • Fees : 84 K
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                        Madurai, Tamil Nadu
                        Public/Govt

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                        B.Ed
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                          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                          Thiagarajar College, Madurai

                          Madurai, Tamil Nadu
                          4.3/59 Reviews
                          Private

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                          Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private 4.3/59 Reviews
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                          Madurai, Tamil Nadu
                          5.0/51 Reviews
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                            Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                            Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private 3.7/53 Reviews
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                            Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                            Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                              Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                              Lady Doak College, Madurai

                              Madurai, Tamil Nadu Private 4.4/516 Reviews
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                              Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                                Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                                  Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                                    Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                                    Madurai, Tamil Nadu Public/Govt
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                                      Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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                                        Madurai, Tamil Nadu
                                        4.2/52 Reviews
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                                        Madurai, Tamil Nadu Public/Govt 4.2/52 Reviews
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                                        Madurai, Tamil Nadu
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