University of Madras

University of Madras, Chennai (Madras): Address, Phone Number, University of Madras Reviews: 4/5

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Plan a little walk by yourself, tracing the colonial architectural lineage of the University of Madras. The buildings are spread over the city, so look out for the most speactacular one close to Marina Beach. The famous Senate House is also a part of this campus, built in the Indo-Saracenic style with Byzantine and European architectural features. Other places to look out for British architecture are Ice House, Vivekananda Museum, High Court, War Memorial and the Parrys area. If you are a photography enthusiast, this is going to be even more satisfying.
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Neighbourhood: Royapettah
Another busy neighbourhood that is a center of trade and commercial related sctivities is the famous and popular Royapettah. Apart from being known for its many tourist attractions, Royapettah is a favourite shopping and entertainment check in for all budget travelers. Popular for shops selling home fabrics, traditional sweets, furniture and house décor, it can be quite a delight for all those looking at packing in a range of quick shopping on a busy touristy day. For those seeking to take a break from a shopping agenda, visit the magnificent 150-year old Amir Mahal – one of the largest palaces in the city or chill at Amethyst, a nostalgically posh haven that's outrageously popular with expats and well-off Chennaiites for its creative menu and beautiful range of artefacts and jewellery.
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Balasubramanian R
Chennai (Madras), India535 contributions
university of Madras is one of the oldest university and proud got my postgraudation through this university. Is is located nearer to Marina beach and with vast area. Different departments, library etc are functioning here. I too worked as a part time employee, during my college days
Written 9 November 2019
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ST_INDIA
New Delhi, India1,104 contributions
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This is one of the oldest university in India which is situated right opposite to the Marina beach and the building is like ones of the British era. This is surely the most prestigious university in Tamil Nadu one of the most popular ones in India.
Written 6 October 2019
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Karpagavalli
Chennai (Madras), India479 contributions
This is one of the famous universities of the state and so vast with beautiful building,nice garden, and is overlooking the sea.
Written 22 April 2019
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vinodkhedkar
Mumbai, India5,010 contributions
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I happened to visit this place due to my friend who was studying there earlier. This university has a long history of education.Nice campus.
Written 27 August 2018
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vasan224
Chennai (Madras), India64 contributions
Family
it was established in 1857, it is one of the oldest and premier universities in India.It is a collegiate research university and has six campuses in the city viz., Chepauk, Marina, Guindy, Taramani, Maduravoyal and Chetpet. At present, there are 73 academic departments grouped under 18 schools, covering diverse areas such as sciences, social sciences, humanities, management and medicine along with 109 affiliated colleges and 52 approved research institutions.
Written 15 August 2018
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vijmail99
Florida137 contributions
Family
Huge campus and a prestigious institution. But foul smell due to the sewage flow nearby. Lot of trees. Prepare for a lot of walking.
Written 6 May 2018
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s_ramsam
Mumbai, India911 contributions
Solo
This landmark building in Chennai presently housing the university is a lovely legacy of the British era. Fine architecture and well located facing the sprawling Marina beach.
Written 15 November 2017
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James H
Arnold, MD851 contributions
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This is a huge rambling place to visit. It is one of the oldest universities in India (chartered in 1857) and it is a glorious collection of Indo-Saracenic architecture. I gave a talk here on my last visit and had the chance to poke into some of the incredible buildings. Do try to find Senate House if you have the time and image what it was like it its heyday. It is lovely place for a stroll anytime. Perhaps a bit tatty around the edges but it has that magical sense of former students over the ages.
Written 8 October 2017
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Rucha121
Chennai (Madras), India344 contributions
Solo
One of the oldest and prestigious institute in India for education, offers lots of courses - UG & PG and many colleges are affiliated to this. Located near Marina Beach,
Written 25 September 2017
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Anusuya D
Chennai (Madras), India238 contributions
Solo
old building of educational institutions. landmark at chennai , situated at beach road. santuary for students.
Written 23 September 2017
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