Virtual University Project of University of Madras is a Tele-education and e-learning platform for the students to take education from University of Madras at remote locations convenient to them. Under the project, University of Madras has set up Virtual University infrastructure at the following 11 Colleges/University Campuses in Chennai.
  • Tholkappiar Campus, Chepauk
  • Parithimarkalaignar Campus, Marina
  • Maraimalai Campus, Guindy
  • Sekhizhar Campus, Taramani
  • Dr. Ambedker Arts College, Vyasarpadi
  • Bharathi women’s College, Broadway
  • D.G. Vaishnav college, Arumbakkam
  • Vel Sri Ranga Sanku college, Avadi
  • JHA Agarsen College, Madhavaram
  • D.B. Jain college, Thoraipakkam
  • Government Arts College, Nandanam
Government of India on all matters related to the project and 1245 students are enrolled under this project. University of Madras is offering MSc(IT) and BBA programmes under this project to the following countries:Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Mauritius, Somalia, Egypt, Malawi, Zambia, Lesotho, Zambia, Sudan, Madagascar, Niger, Mozambique.
Virtual University data centre and studio are located at Tholkappiar Campus, Chepauk. The education programmes shall be delivered from the studio at Tholkappiar Campus, Chepauk and student can attend the lectures at any of the above virtual university nodal locations.
The delivery of education programmes in virtual university set up is provided in both Synchronous as well as Asynchronous environments. The synchronous learning environment simulates real class room situation wherein students can listen and view the lectures in 11 virtual class rooms in real time and can also interact with the teachers. In asynchronous learning environment, students shall be able to retrieve the stored lectures for their review learning. 2 TB of storage has been provisioned for storage of lectures and other educational data. 
The platform harnesses the delivery of lectures by the scarcely resourced teachers to a very large number of students. Thus Virtual University environment helps the student to take education from the best of the teachers’ resources.