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University of Madras

University of Madras, Marina Campus, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2844 4933
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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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University of Madras, Marina Campus, Chennai (Madras), India
+91 44 2844 4933
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The university is world famous and very old . Even the construction , we can see best architecture available in those good olden days..Present maintainance is not good

Thank krish862
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Robert Chisholm's Senate House is breathtaking from the outside. Walk inside (no-one stopped me) and a desolate picture of an interior populated only by birds opens up. Other Indo-saracenic buildings to visit (I hired a tuk tuk for a morning for 800 rupees and did...More

Thank NIGEL586
Reviewed 13 January 2017

One of the oldest universities in India and also in Asia. This is in beach road and opposite to famous marina beach,government office,many memorials like leaders,Anna,MGR,Jayalilitha etc. The university offers many cources and do not to visit library and university centenary hall where all convocations...More

Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Madras University is one of the oldest universities of Asia. The place is opposite to the Marina Beach. The campus has loads of colonial era red brick buildings. Special mention to the Senate House which is designed in Indo-Sarcenic architectures which blends both native indian...More

Thank balakec
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Though this is an educational institution, i like it because of its architecture. Old buildings built in the colonial style.. long walkways.. high ceiling and cool interiors..

Thank Shankar N
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Located opposite marina beach the grandeur of university cannot be described.The majestic architecture buildings have their own charm.Visitors are not allowed to enter the premises

1  Thank Ameet_Pathare
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Situated on the marina beach, the second longest and most beautiful beach of the world. The seat of education that produced great scholars snd administrators. A very old building and one of the oldest varieties in India. Proud to be a student of tbd university.

Thank Mohan2013
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Located just opposite to the marina beach, this University is a testimony to the architectural influence of the British Rule. The place covers a vast area with beautiful buildings and trees. The sad part is that they are not much well maintained.

Thank ganeshpkumar
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Having been a student of this once prestigious University, it is sad to see the poor upkeep of these amazing heritage buildings. Unfortunately, not many in the University's administration can explain/answer specific questions about the legacy of these grand structures. Just a ice place to...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This red colored, historic colonial architecture is a beautiful educational campus. Its a big property and is surrounded by loads n loads of trees. It is opposite to the marina beach.

Thank NafiRiz
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