The Universities of India 2012 is being conducted at GRT Temple Bay Resort, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, where Vice Chancellors, Senior Professors and Industry Captains and stakeholders from the Government would brainstorm the way forward.




Mahabalipuram, derived from 'Mamallapuram' is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet).

Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The name Mamallapuram is believed to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, who took on the epithet Maha-malla (great wrestler), as the favourite sport of the Pallavas was wrestling. It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The temples of Mamallapuram, portraying events described in the Mahabharata, built largely during the reigns of Narasimhavarman and his successor Rajasimhavarman, showcase the movement from rock-cut architecture to structural building. The mandapa or pavilions and the rathas or shrines shaped as temple chariots are hewn from the granite rock face, while the famed Shore Temple, erected half a century later, is built from dressed stone. What makes Mamallapuram so culturally resonant are the influences it absorbs and disseminates. The Shore Temple includes many bas reliefs, including one 100 ft. long and 45 ft. high, carved out of granite.

GRT Temple Bay

Spread over 44 acres of tropical land on the ECR, Bay of Bengal, and the Radisson Temple Bay Mamallapuram Resort features 144 guest rooms. The resort is within easy reach of the ancient Shore Temple, as well as Kancheepuram and Pondicherry. Offering a level of excellence not found at other Mamallapuram hotels, the resort features a 27,000-square-foot meandering pool, spa services, wireless Internet and on-site dining.
  GRT Temple Bay  
  Kovalam Road
Near Chennai, East Coast Road
Tamil Nadu 603104
  Phone No: 044 27443636

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