Self-esteem is important to everyone. Having a high self-esteem has many positive effects and benefits, especially among college students .This study explored the relationship of self-esteem of undergraduate students with demographic variables like gender, subject studying and area of residence. The study was conducted on the sample of 1000 undergraduate students of Thoothukudi District. The self-esteem Inventory developed by Karunanidhi (1996) was adopted to measure the self-esteem of under graduate students. The findings of the study reveal that self-esteem of male undergraduate students differs significantly from the female students; on the other hand subject studying and area of residence has no significant impact on the self-esteem of undergraduate students. This study suggests under graduate students to develop positive self-esteem in order to face the problems and challenges of the present complex world with more confidence and courage.
 Research Scholar, V.O.C. College of Education, Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu.
 Principal, V.O.C. College of Education, Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu.