University of Madras is situated in Chennai (formerly Madras) in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This university can be referred as one of the few oldest universities in India
University of Madras is situated in Chennai (formerly Madras) in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This university can be referred as one of the few oldest universities in India. The university was founded in the year 1857. The university believes in the motto of learning promotes natural talent. As a great number of students are enrolled in the various programs the university can boast of being one of largest universities in India in terms of students.
The university has six centers in Chennai. The University of Madras has more than 50 departments. The university has been given five star statuses by NAAC. In addition to regular programs the university also runs a host of distance learning programs through its pan India network. The university has a host of autonomous and non- autonomous colleges affiliated to it.
The University of Madras also boasts of an array of great achievers. You can find its alumni successful in different fields of life. The university has produced two noble laureates namely C. V. Raman and S. Chandrasekhar. India?s first governor General Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari was also alumnus of this university. The University of Madras has also produced five presidents. In addition to this, there are a large number of students of this university holding respectable positions.
New York, May 22 (ANI): American actor Dan Aykryod has confirmed that Bill Murray won't be reprising his signature role in 'Ghostbusters 3.'
Washington, May 22 (ANI): The decisions about where to live and how to get from home to work happen simultaneously, a research has suggested.
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) India's atomic regulator and city based Anna University Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote research in academic institutions in the areas of atomic energy regulation and safety.
Melbourne, May 21 (ANI): It's not watching too much television or playing computer games but spending too much time indoors that will ruin your child's eyes, according to a new study.
London, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have said that the recent downturn in the rate of global warming will lead to lower temperature rises in the short-term.
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A study from Texas Tech University, El Paso, and the University of Mississippi, Oxford, holds promising results for diabetic patients suffering from indigestion symptoms like nausea, vomiting, bloating and heartburn.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Fewer than 50 percent of primary school-aged boys and fewer than 28 percent of girls meet the minimum levels of physical activity required to maintain health.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers from Qinghai University, BGI, and other institutes have provided evidence that some genetic factors may be associated with the Tibetan antelope's adaption to harsh highland environments.
Johannesburg, May 18 (IANS) An Indian team comprising IITians and a Nigerian team promoting low-cost farm products have triumphed at an India-Africa business competition held here.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): For people whose math abilities are not so good, a mild form of brain stimulation may help improve their proficiency.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A team of scientists in China has produced the lightest material ever made.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Reduced IQ may be linked to the risk for developing schizophrenia, a new study suggests.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Sports players and athletes with high testosterone levels choose to wear the colour red when they compete, a new study has revealed.
Washington, May 17 (ANI): Our brains are wired to make music-color connections depending on how the melodies make us feel, according to a new research from the University of California, Berkeley.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Lt. Gen. (Retired) Nirbhay Sharma as the next Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): A team of scientists from UK and Canada has discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life.
New York, May 16 (ANI): Men holding guitars appear more attractive to women, a new study has revealed.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): The first global topographic map of Saturn's largest moon Titan has been created, giving researchers a valuable tool for learning more about one of the most Earth-like and interesting worlds in the solar system.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Consumers who make superstitious choices believe they will be effective in helping them achieve the desired outcome, researchers have claimed.
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) On the day Fiji observed the 134th anniversary of the arrival of Indian indentured labourers Tuesday, an Indian-origin woman in that south Pacific island turned 101.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Researchers from Sweden cliam to have found out the mechanism behind the curved path in the curling stone.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A team at Tel Aviv University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has just discovered an exoplanet using a new method that relies on Einstein's special theory of relativity.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): First lady of the United States Michelle Obama wants the next generation to make friends across the political divide with hopes of averting political gridlock in the future.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A drug currently being used to treat leukemia has been found to help halt the production of toxic proteins in the brains of mice.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): University of Arizona researchers have found a possible reason for the reversible memory loss that some patients experience while taking statins, a class of global top-selling cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): The proliferation of social media has made getting over a romantic breakup a bigger chore than in the bygone era, even though digital photos and emails can be deleted in no time.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found signs of Earth-like planets in the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Mars has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling, it has been revealed.
New York, May 10 (ANI): A football player from Columbia University has reportedly been charged for threatening and insulting a fellow student with racial slurs.
Amid the much hue and cry about the issue of propose four year bachelors degree courses in Delhi University, Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor has said that there should be no political interference in the decisions of a university
Sydney, May 10 (ANI): Students of an Australian university have been aiming to try and break the world record for the longest touch football game by playing for 30 hours.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Two accepted principles of how ecosystems naturally operate could be overshadowed by the importance of human activity, a study has claimed.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Adding captivating visuals to a textbook lesson to attract kids' interest may sometimes make it harder for them to learn, a new study has suggested.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Astronomers are asking members of the public to help them search for "space warps."
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Researchers say snowstorms lashing down at the northern hemisphere of Mars during the icy cold winters may be predicted several weeks in advance.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Tomatoes and soy foods, when eaten together, could be more effective in preventing prostate cancer than when either of them is eaten alone, a study has claimed.
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Local rider S. Dinesh Edwin, who was hospitalised following a crash during "pay and practice" session at the Madras Motor Sports Trust (MMST) race track here Sunday, succumbed to injuries here Wednesday.
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Duke Cancer Institute researchers on a seven-year quest to understand how breast cancer cells resist treatment with the targeted therapy lapatinib have found a previously unknown molecular network that regulates cell death.
Manesar (Haryana), May 7 (IANS) Go for a brain scan from age 55 years onwards, at least once in five years, to check for signs of mental deterioration, a leading Indian scientist says.
London, May 6 (ANI): Natural emissions and manmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on the world's climate by making clouds brighter, University of Manchester scientists have revealed.
London, May 5 (IANS) A study has suggested writing a 'happy list' before the start of each working day can help stressed-out workers improve their problem-solving skills.
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists have long thought that early land vertebrates developed legs for moving around on land well before their feeding systems and dietary habits changed enough to let them eat a land-based diet, but no strong evidence has been found yet to prove it.
London, May 5 (ANI): A daily dose of a natural supplement made from pine bark dramatically improved a combination of harmful risk factors known as metabolic syndrome that are a precursor to diabetes, heart disease and stroke, a new research has found.
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Scientists have mapped avian influenza (H7N9) risk based on the northwards migratory patterns of birds using environmental and meteorological data - from Zhejiang, Shanghai, and Jiangsu, to Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang.
Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) Researchers have come up with an experimental drug capable of preventing lung injury and death from influenza virus, says a study.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Humans have two different kinds of brown fat cells and not one kind as previously thought, according to researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): Teaching over-protective parents to control their emotions could be the key to preventing mental illness in their children, researchers have claimed.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Babies whose growth is at either extreme in the womb, either very small or very large, are at greater risk of developing autism, a new study has revealed.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Director Shoojit Sircar has teamed up with composer Shantanu Moitra for "Madras Cafe" after eight years. He says working with him is like a 'bong adda'.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Affirming personal values may give problem-solving skills a boost in times of stress, according to a new study.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The fossil specimen of an ape skeleton, which was unearthed in Spain in 2002, has been assigned to a new genus and species, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Nearly half of Republicans have said 'an armed revolution in order to protect liberties might be necessary in the next few years,' a new poll has found.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): New experimental results have shed light on how mammals act on the basis of sound cues.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): In a new study, an experimental drug has shown promise in treating influenza, preventing lung injury and death from the virus in preclinical studies.
Washington, May. 2 (ANI): Wide-eyed expressions, which typically signals fear, may enlarge our visual field and mutually enhance others' ability to locate threats, a new research has claimed.
Washington, May 1(ANI): Mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a high fat, high sugar diet by the time they are weaned, a research from the University of Adelaide has suggested.
Singapore, May 1 (IANS) One of Singapore's largest public universities has rejected an appeal by an Indian-origin associate professor of journalism for tenure, triggering a row.
Washington, May 1(ANI): A new study has suggested that experiencing connections, regularities, and coherence in their environment may lead people to feel a greater sense of meaning in life.
Washington, May 1(ANI): Four University of California, Berkeley, physicists are trying to find out whether matter and antimatter are affected differently by gravity.
Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's parliament Tuesday elected Shrin Sharmin Chowdhury, currently the state minister for women and child affairs, as its first woman and youngest speaker.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Tata Industries and Ramot at Tel Aviv University (TAU), the university's technology transfer company, have entered into a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) to fund and generate leading-edge "commercialisation ready technologies".
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A US woman who was charged of killing her roommate has claimed that she is "proud" of a string of one-night stands she had as a student and admitted that marijuana was her "vice".
Washington, April 29 (ANI): University of Washington engineers have found that using a grocery delivery service can cut carbon dioxide emissions by at least half when compared with individual household trips to the store.
London, April 29 (ANI): Researchers including one of an Indian origin have developed prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand, and will be unveiled today - Monday, the 29th of April.
Melbourne, Apr. 28 (ANI): Sleep problems can drastically lower the fertility among young men, a study has warned.
Washington, Apr. 28 (ANI): The more past romantic relationships a person has, the more interests they list in their Facebook profiles, a new study has revealed.
Washington, April 28 (ANI): The secret to strengthening your immune system's ability to fight off illness might be right under your nose-or rather, in it, according to a University of Saskatchewan researcher.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): A Swedish Stone Age community may have used fertilisers, researchers have claimed.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): Cancer cells, which can break out of a tumour and invade other organs, are much more aggressive and nimble than nonmalignant cells, a new study has found.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): Computer scientists have developed a new app which can help people, who habitually text while walking in public, to navigate through oncoming traffic.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): The grand Mycenaens, who inspired the legends of the Trojan Wars, 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey,' abruptly disappeared around 1200 B.C., marking the start of a Dark Ages in Greece.
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) An expert panel set up by the National Green Tribunal to inspect the controversial copper smelter plant of Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd at Tuticorin is expected to carry out its second round of inspection Saturday, said an official.
Washington, April 26 (ANI): A new technique employed by a University of Washington astronomer uses Earth's interstellar neighbors to learn the nature of certain stars too far away to be directly measured or observed, and the planets they may host.
Consuming two or more cups of coffee on daily basis could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in women taking the drug Tamoxifen, a study at Lund University in Sweden has suggested.
London, April 26 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has claimed that they have found 22,000-year-old stone tools at a site in Brazil.
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Viewing sexually explicit material through media such as the Internet, videos, and magazines may be directly linked with the sexual behaviour of adolescents and young adults, but only to a very small extent, a new study has concluded.
Washington, April 26 (ANI): Drinking two or more cups of coffee daily could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the widely used drug Tamoxifen, a study at Lund University in Sweden has suggested.
Copenhagen, April 24 (IANS) Scientists have linked diabetes and poor growth to a protein involved in hormone regulation, says a study.
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Consumption of whole eggs can be a part of a heart healthy diet, even in those with existing coronary heart disease, a new study has found.
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian city Kazan is to host the 2014 European Badminton Championships.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A team of 78 experts from 24 countries have assembled the most comprehensive study to date of temperature change of Earth's continents over the past 1,000 to 2,000 years.
London, April 23 (ANI): The unique marine ecosystem of today's Antarctic seas first developed when large ice sheets formed on Antarctica around 34 million years ago, according to new research involving a scientist from the University of Southampton.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Cutting back on sleep could harm blood vessel function and breathing control, a new study has found.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur was a complete hunter, able to swoop down and pickup fish as well as its previously known prey of birds and tree dwelling mammals, a University of Alberta led research has revealed.
Washington, April 22 (ANI): In a study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, human embryonic stem cells have for the first time been transformed into nerve cells that helped mice regain the ability to learn and remember.
Washington, Apr. 21 (ANI): A group of Australian researchers "undiscovered" a mysterious place called Sandy Island in northwest of New Caledonia, last year.
London, April 21 (ANI): Pop Star Janet Jackson's new billionaire husband, Wissam Al Mana, had a steamy love affair with a former playboy stripper.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): A medical historian at McGill has discovered and translated (from Latin) what is believed to be the earliest medieval recipe book.
London, Apr 21 (ANI): More young women suffer from cardiovascular problems than men, heart experts have revealed.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientists have been studying stars by looking at specks of dust carried to Earth in meteorites.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A Massachusetts professor has said that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who is the subject of a massive manhunt, had requested for his help two years ago for research over rediscovering his Chechen origins.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): The father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing has described his son as a smart and accomplished 'angel', adding that brothers were set up.
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Boston, one of the oldest cities in the US and an international centre of higher education, was Friday in an unprecedented state of lockdown amidst a massive manhunt for a Boston Marathon bombings suspect on the loose.
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China has thanked the US for aiding the relatives of two Chinese victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said Friday.
Beijing, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese scientists have come up with a new method of weighing microscopic particles such as single atoms or protons, as well as cancer DNA, which could lead to early diagnoses of the disease.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Children ate more apples when they were provided with fruit slicers in school cafeterias, according to a new research.
Washington, Apr.18 (ANI): A flaw in commonly used applications on Android smartphones such as texting, messaging or microblogging could spread private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted, a recent study has revealed.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): Astronomers using Europe's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered an extremely distant galaxy making stars more than 2000 times faster than our own Milky Way.
Melbourne, Apr. 17 (ANI): University students are using creative new strategies, like "stress relief puppies" and procrastination classes to cope with their huge workloads.
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): The use of social media by older people can offer valuable additional support in cases of sickness and diseases, a new research has revealed.