It was established by the government of Tamil Nadu in 1997 and the UGC granted it the 2(f) status in 1998 and 2(b) status in 2005 thus making it eligible for financial assistance under various schemes from the Central government.
Such universities become a public authority under RTI as they receive "substantial funding " from the Government
Co-operative housing societies are not public authority as per the RTI act. They are private organisations. However, there are some housing society which is funded by government. The RTI will be applicable to such societies.
However, documents such as annual returns, bye-laws and other filings of the society can be obtained from the Registrar of societies under RTI.