Located in the campus of the University of Madras, nearby Marina Beach, Senate House is an architectural marvel built by Robert Fellowes Chisholm. Built between 1869 – 1873, Senate House exhibits a blend of Indo-Saracenic and Byzantine styles of architecture.
The huge Central Hall of the Senate House is supported by six mammoth pillars. Senate House has two entrances, which are located on the northern and southern sides of the building. There are domes on each corner of Senate House which are intricately designed and coloured.
Senate House, a former landmark of Chennai, had housed some university departments and offices of the Vice-Chancellor and Registrar of the University of Madras.
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