(Accredited with Five Star Status by the NAAC Committee and
also awarded Potential of Excellence by the University Grants Commission)
The first building of the University of Madras, built in the year 1873 is getting renovated. The inauguration of this historic heritage building is scheduled for January/February 2006 to coincide with the inauguration of 150th year celebrations of the University.

The renovation of this building, currently in progress, has been planned in ten stages. For the smooth timely progress of the renovation work Rs.6.0 Crores of funds are required. To hasten the process of renovation and maintenance of the Senate House, the "Senate House Trust" has been formed. When the Senate House has been restored to its former glory, Academic Convention and cultural extravaganzas it hosted earlier would also be restored. The funds will also be utilized for the maintenance of the Senate House.


One more reminder for you all !
Entrepreneurs! MU Alumni! Philanthropists!
Help as you alone can
With your wonted spirit of munificence
So that this monument, from dilapidation
May rise to magnificence.

Prof. S.P. Thyagarajan
University of Madras
Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005, India

Donations are 100% tax-free under Section 80G of the Indian Government Income Tax Law & Section 35(1)(ii) of Income Tax Act 1961. Donations may be sent in the form of Cheque/DD drawn in favour of "The Registrar, Senate House Conservation Fund A/c. University of Madras, Chennai - 600 005, India" and addressed to The Registrar, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005, India. The donations can also be sent through Electronic Cash Exchange at SWIFT NO.SBININBBA 299 - Senate House Conservation Fund A/c. No.01100060230.

The Hindu