Kalasalingam University is located in Krishnankoil near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. The campus is close to the ancient temple town of Srivilliputhur. The tower of the Srivilliputhur temple is used in the emblem of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Kalasalingam University (formerly Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Engineering) was established in 1984 by the Kalasalingam Anandam Ammal Charities. "Kalvivallal" Thiru T. Kalasalingam, veteran freedom fighter, was the founder chairman. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi granted university status. Institutions declared under this section are deemed to be universities. Kalasalingam University is a member of ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu, an initiative of the government of India, government of Tamil Nadu and CII, and an IS0 9001 - 2008 Certified Organisation.