Founded in 1990, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized city of Tirunelveli (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 26 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Indian higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. MSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.