Type of College


Accreditation & Recognition

AICTE, UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade




Anna University, Chennai

About Anna University

Anna University was established on 4th September 1978, located in Chennai was formed by uniting 4 renowned technical institutions in Chennai, earlier known as Madras. Hence, it can be called a unitary type technical university.

Anna University was named after Late Dr.C.N. Annadurai, Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities.

The University was formed by bringing together and integrating four well known technical institutions in the city of Madras (Now Chennai) namely:

  • College of Engineering, Gundy (CEG) - Established in 1794
  • Alagappa College of Technology (ACT) - Established in 1944
  • Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) - Established in 1949
  • School of Architecture & Planning (SAP) - Established in 1957

The institute was formed with the aim of providing deserving candidates higher education in the field of engineering and technology. The university aims at holistic development of the candidates by focusing not only on their academic development but also on their all-rounded development by providing value-based and spiritually oriented education.

Since 1st August 2012, Anna University came into force as an affiliating type of University, which brought under one umbrella 540 engineering colleges which were affiliated to it to provide quality and uniform engineering and technical education.

Anna University is self-affiliated and it was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) in 1979 under Act, 1956. The university is also approved and recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi to offer various engineering courses.

It was re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade (CGPA score 3.46 on a 4 point scale in the 2nd cycle) on 24th September 2014.

Anna University is located in the southern part of Chennai city and it is 10 km from Chennai Airport and 3 km from the nearest railway station, i.e., Guindy. The campus of the university sprawls over an area of 189 acres and lies adjoining the Raj Bhavan in the south and Adyar river in the north.

It has three regional campuses at Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore, thirteen constituent colleges and 593 affiliated colleges (government, government aided and self-financing colleges) apart from the four department campuses mentioned above.

The University Grants Commission, New Delhi recognised Anna University and conferred the status of “University with Potential for Excellence (UPE)" on 29th March 2002 and 23rd March 2010, respectively.

The university has its own admission criteria. Currently, 29 undergraduate programmes and 90 postgraduate programmes in several areas in the University Departments are offered. Affiliated institutions offer 41 undergraduate and 57 postgraduate programmes.

In the University Departments, about 16,007 students have been enrolled in the degree programme and in the affiliated institutions about 7,21,276 students have been enrolled. There are about 14,023 Ph.D. scholars on the rolls in the engineering, science and technology programmes.


The Vision of Anna University is to be a world class institution by producing professionals with high technical knowledge, professional skills and ethical values, and remain as a preferred partner to the industry and communicty for thier economic and social development through excellence in teaching, research and consultancy. Anna University shall be recognized as a point of reference, a catalyst, a facilitator, a trend setter and a leader in technical education.


Anna University Shall contribute to the educational, economic and social development by.

Producing Students who are intellectually and technically equipped with well defined knowledge, skills and ethics who are creative thinkers, inspiring leaders and contributing citizens.

Introducing high quality academic and research programmes and providing extension services in cutting edge technologies.

Ensuring a supportive campus climate with dynamic leadership and development opportunities to meet the needs of the students, faculty and staff.

Enhancing academic productivity through induction of quality faculty, accelerated graduation, credit banking, augmented continuing education opportunities and adoption of current technology.

Sharing the intellectual resources and the infrastructural facilities among the academica from other institutions and among the industrial society, funding agencies and government.

Enchancing the collaborative partnership between Industry and Institute for commercializing and transferring the latest technological know-how towards societal development.

Setting up a Global University Network Campus that embodies the ideals of an open, democratic and global society catering to the needs of the global community and satisfying cultura, ethnic and racial diversity.

Expanding global participation spread across continents with the aid of interactive satellite based education and the usage of digital library.

Enriching the national & international character of the Universitu.

Encuring efficient administrative coordination and effective decision making through necessary reforms and by strategically allocating resources.

Benchmarking against technologically social global leaders with a view towards continous improvement.


  • Anna University aims at producing quality human resource by continuously raising the quality of engineering education in order to keep pace with technological developments; sharing infrastructure and academic experience with other institutes all across the state of Chennai to help students in these institutes get quality education so that they can fulfill their dreams; upholding the highest professional and ethical standards while being fair in dealings with the students and staff; and serving the society with technological advancement and working towards building a knowledge-based society.
  • The University has a vibrant campus life with an applied range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The University has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The University has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The University has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The University has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The University has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The University has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The University has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 31st October 2012 to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The University runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The University has easy access to every kind of public transport. Campus has its own city bus stop
  • The University also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The University has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility is available on the campus for routine checkup for students as well as staff
  • The campus has shopping centers comprising various kinds of shops like medical, general stores, laundry, beauty parlor (men & women) café house, food parlors, fruit and Juice centers, etc.
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The University has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject.
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The University also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The University consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) Full Time 5 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Technology Full Time 3 / 4 Years 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Master of Technology Full Time 2 Years B.E / B.Tech
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Business Administration Full Time 2 Years BBA
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Computer Application Full Time 3 Years BCA
Master of Science Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Philosophy Full Time 1 Year / 2 Years Bachelor's degree
Additional Courses


This University offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. https://www.annauniv.edu

  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Training





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