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About Anna University, Chennai

Anna University was established in the year 1978 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The University was named after the former CM of Tamil Nadu, Late Dr. C.N. Annadurai. It is located in the southern part of Chennai city.  

The campus of Anna University is spread across 189 acres that constitute 4 highly reputed institutions such as Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Guindy, College of Engineering,  School of Architecture and Planning (SAP) and Alagappa College of Technology. Courses are offered in various disciplines ranging from Arts, Management, Science, Humanities, Engineering, Architecture & Planning. Admission to the university is completed online. Anna University PG admission process is carried out through TANCET and GATE scores.

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Anna University Highlights

The highlights of Anna University, such as university type, anna university address, contact number, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

Anna University Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of University
NAAC ‘A’ Grade
Campus Area
189 acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate
Infrastructure Facilities
Computer Labs, Library, Cafeteria, Gym, Laboratory, Auditorium, Classrooms, etc.
University Address
The Additional Controller of Examinations, Bicentennial Building, College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai- 600025
Contact Details
044-22357077, 22357076, 22357074
Email Id
[email protected]
Official Website

Why Choose Anna University?

There are 3 regional campuses at Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore, 13 constituent colleges and 593 affiliated colleges in Anna University. 29 UG and 90 PG programmes in various disciplines in various departments are offered here, along with 41 UG and 57 PG programmes in affiliated institutions. 16,000+ students are pursuing the degree programme and 7.20+ lakh students are pursuing their courses in the affiliated institutions.

Anna University Academic Advantages

Anna University contributes to economic, educational, and social development by producing students, technically and intellectually equipped with well-defined skills, knowledge, and ethics who are creative thinkers. Anna University introduces high quality academic and research programs providing extension services in cutting edge technologies. The curriculum of all the courses offered in the university is highly engaging and innovative. It gives weightage to theory and practicals. 

Anna University Rankings

Anna University is recognized by NIRF and is honoured by many government and international organizations for its outstanding performance in various disciplines. Below is an overview of Anna University's rankings in the last few years by different organizations:

  • The university is ranked 14 in Engineering by NIRF in 2020.
  • It was ranked 8 in Engineering by the Week in 2020.
  • The university is ranked 59 in Business Management by NIRF in 2020.
  • The university is ranked 18 in Architecture by NIRFin 2020. 
  • In 2020, QS World ranked the university in 751-800 in the world.
  • Outlook India ranked the university 10th among universities in 2020.
  • It was ranked 14th in the Overall Category by NIRF 2019

 Anna University Courses

Anna University courses are offered at various levels like undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels, and details regarding them are given on the official website of Anna University. Below is a summary of the various courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations:

Anna University Engineering Courses

Agricultural and Irrigation, Civil, Geoinformatics, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Automobile, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mining, Printing, Materials Science, Production, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Instrumentation, Computer Science, Biomedical, 
Information Technology, Chemical, Food, Pharmaceutical Technology, Industrial Biotechnology, Rubber and Plastics Technology, Textile Technology, Leather Technology, Ceramic Technology, Apparel Technology, Petroleum Engg and Technology
Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engg and Management, Irrigation Water Management, Hydrology and Water Resources Engg, Transportation Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engg, Energy Engineering, Remote Sensing and Geomatics, Integrated Water Resources Management, Environmental Management, Internal Combustion Engg, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Thermal Engg (with specialization in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning), Engineering Design, Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Manufacturing Systems and Management, Product Design and Development, Quality Engineering Management, Computer Aided Design, Printing and Packaging Technology, Aerospace Technology, Solar Energy, Manufacturing Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Power Electronics and Drives, Embedded System Technologies, High Voltage Engineering, Control and Instrumentation Engg, Instrumentation Engineering, Power Engineering and Management, Computer Science and Engg, Software Engineering, Communication Systems, VLSI Design, Medical Electronics, Information Technology (Specialization in Multimedia), Bio Medical Engineering, Communication and Networking, Avionics, Applied Electronics,  Computer Science and Engineering (Specialization in Operations Research), Computer Science and Engg (Specialization in Big Data Analytics), Wireless Technologies, VLSI Design and Embedded Systems, 
Information Technology, Laser and Electro-Optical Engg, Chemical Engineering, Ceramic Technology, Textile Technology, Petroleum Refining and Petro-Chemicals, Polymer Science and Engg, Environmental Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology,  Rubber Technology, Leather Technology, Footwear Engineering and Management, Nano Science and Technology, Industrial Safety and Hazards & Management, Computational Biology
Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Information & Communication, Technology

Anna University Architecture & Planning Courses

Digital Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Anna University Science and Humanities Courses

M.Sc Applied
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology
M.Sc Integrated
Computer Science, Electronic Media, Information Technology
Material Science, Environmental Science, Electronic Media
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English, Medical Science, Crystal Science

Anna University Management Science Courses

Tourism Management

Read more on Anna University Courses and Fees

Anna University Departments

Mentioned below are the departments of  Anna University, Chennai. Every department is built for a particular stream or two and offers courses and programs under that field. 

Management Sciences
Science and Humanities
Architecture & Planning

Anna University Eligibility Criteria

Numerous courses are offered by Anna University, each of which has different eligibility criteria. Below is a list of Anna University courses with their eligibility criteria:

Anna University B.Tech Eligibility

B.Tech is a 4-year undergraduate program, with specializations in Industrial Biotechnology, Rubber and Plastics Technology, Textile Technology, Leather Technology, Ceramic Technology among others. Academic fees are Rs55,000/- per annum.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The students must have completed SSC or equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks with PCM as compulsory subjects from a recognized board.

Anna University MBA Eligibility

MBA is a two-year postgraduate program offered under the management sciences department. Anna University MBA fees are Rs41,000/- per annum. Students can pursue an MBA in Tourism management apart from the general specializations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The students must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university

Anna University Ph.D Eligibility

Doctor of Philosophy is a program of a minimum of 3-years and a maximum of 6-years. Anna University Ph.D program has specializations such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Architecture, etc. Students have to clear JRF for admission to this course.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed a master's degree with a relevant subject from a recognized university. 

Anna University Admission

Admission 2021 to Anna University is initiated by filling up an online application form on the official website. An entrance test is taken for admission. Admission in M.Tech/M.E is based on TANCET/GATE score which is followed by TANCA counselling. Anna University Ph.D admission 2021 is based on the exam conducted by the university and JRF score.

The Anna University Admission 2021 is based on the entrance exam and merit list. MBA admission is done based on the TANCET score.

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Anna University Cut Off

Anna University offers numerous courses in different disciplines to its students. Anna University cut-offs are released every year during the admission season. 

For more information, check Anna University Cut off.

Anna University Campus

Anna University has 3 regional campuses at Tirunelveli, Coimbatore and Madurai. University’s main campus is in Chennai. The campus life for every student is filled with a mix of knowledge, personality development and personal growth. Anna University offers numerous resources like competitions, sports facility, a convenience store. 

Anna University Infrastructure Facilities

Anna University College campus area of 189 acres is well designed for academics, library, hostel, guest house, etc. The library has 1,47,065+ books, SC/ST Book Bank are around 12,953, 112 current periodicals, 31,000 Journals, and 42 magazines and newspapers among others.

Some of the facilities offered are:

  • Central Library
  • Digital Library
  • Computer Labs
  • Hostels
  • Sports Complex
  • Engineering Labs
  • Auditorium
  • Convenience Store
  • Gymnasium
  • Wi-Fi campus
  • Open Air Theatre
  • Bank
  • Post Office
  • Waiting Hall

Anna University Hostel Details

Anna University provides separate accommodation for both boys and girls. The hostels are equipped with many amenities like a common room, water purifiers, recreation room, mess, laundry services, TV, security, and surveillance system. Students under CIWGC / NRI / FN categories are provided with exclusive hostels.

All hostels, in general, have the following facilities, among others:

  • Mess facility in each hostel 
  • Hygienic meals 
  • Hot water
  • 24-hour security
  • TV
  • Recreation Room
  • Common Room
  • Water Purifier
  • Laundry
  • AC
  • Geyser
  • Refridgerator
  • Microwave

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Anna University Placements

There is an active placement cell in Anna University that acts as a bridge between the students and companies. The Anna University placement cell helps in providing 100% placement opportunities to students from different streams of study. They give industrial training to the students.

  • Many companies visit every year.
  • Good in industry packages are offered to the students
  • Industrial visits, personality development programs are organized in a timely.
  • The highest salary package offered to students is 6.57LPA
  • The median salary package is 5.70LPA.

Read more about Anna University Placement.

Anna University Scholarships

Anna University scholarships are provided in various programs. The details of the Anna University scholarships are mentioned below:

  • Gandhi MemorialAward
  • Chief Minister Award for BC/MBC students
  • UGC Scholarship
  • Merit cum Means Minority Scholarship
  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for University and College Students
  • National Council for Educational Research and Training Scholarship
  • National Teachers Welfare Fund
  • National Merit Scholarship 

Anna University Collaborations

Anna University has numerous national as well as international collaborations with educational institutions and corporate organizations.

Anna University International Collaborations

Anna University's collaborations with various international educational institutions are as follows

Tel Aviv University
University of Birmingham
University of Warwick
Purdue University 
Texas University
Florida Solar Energy Centre
University of Rovira I Virgili
Technical University
Solar Institute, Julich
Aston University

Anna University Academic Tie-Ups

Below is a list of Anna University tie-ups with various national agencies/departments:


Anna University Industry Tie-Ups

Below is a list of Anna University tie-ups with various industries:


Anna University Distance Education

Anna University offers courses in distance mode under the name of Center for Distance Education in which some PG courses like MBA, MCA, and M.Sc(C.S) are taught online. UGC has approved the courses, the curriculum is industry-aligned. 

  • Specializations in MBA program are General Management, Operations Management, Technology Management, Marketing Management, Financial Services Management, Health Services Management, Hospitality Services Management and Human Resource Management.

Anna University Alumni

Some of the notable alumni of Anna University are actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, Anumolu Ramakrishna- MD L&T, Dhiraj Rajaram- Founder MU Sigma Inc. among others. Many alumni are spread across the globe and are doing well in their professional lives. 

Anna University, Chennai Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of Anna University, Chennai

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Anna University, Chennai Engineering Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Engineering [BE]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.20 Lakh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.20 Lakh
Master of Engineering [ME]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.20 Lakh
Master of Science [MS]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 82,000
Master of Technology [M.Tech]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.20 Lakh
Ph.D  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 51,000

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Anna University, Chennai Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 82,000
Master of Science [MS]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 82,000
Ph.D  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 51,000

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Anna University, Chennai Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.10 Lakh
Master of Philosophy [M.Phil]  1 year(s), Full Time
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 82,000
Anna University, Chennai Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Science [MS]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 82,000
Ph.D  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 51,000
Anna University, Chennai Mass Media and Communications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] + Master of Science [M.Sc]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 2.10 Lakh
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 82,000
Anna University, Chennai Architecture Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Architecture [B.Arch]  5 year(s), Full Time Rs. 4.35 Lakh
Master of Architecture [M.Arch]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.20 Lakh
Master of Planning [M.Plan]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.20 Lakh
Master of Science [MS]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 82,000
Ph.D  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 51,000
Anna University, Chennai Computer Applications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Computer Application [MCA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.23 Lakh

Anna University, Chennai FAQs


Where is Anna University located?

Anna University is located in Sardar Patel Road, Old Highways Building, Guindy Chennai.


Are the courses offered by Anna University approved by UGC?

Yes, the courses offered by Anna University are approved by UGC and Accredited By: NAAC-A.


What is the NIRF ranking of the university?

NIRF ranking of the university is ranked 14th for Engineering, 12th for Architecture, 43rd for MBA.


How many colleges are affiliated to Anna University?

There are 593 colleges affiliated to Anna University, consisting of six government Engineering colleges, 426 Self-financing colleges, and three Government-aided private institutions, located in the state of Tamil Nadu.


How is the placement process at Anna University, Chennai?

Anna University has a very good placement record to assist the students in getting placed in reputed companies in every academic year.

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 34 Student's Reviews 7.8/10  
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This institute is recommended by 22/34 students

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Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by UGC; affiliated to Anna University, Chennai; accredited by NAAC-A.


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Contact Details and Location

Address : Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Tamil Nadu, India
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Student Reviews

Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016

class timings are 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 01:30 to 04:30 pm the staff members are very experienced and they have more than 20 years of experience over overall experience is good.


a lot of students society is in our college symposium sports meet an annual cultural festival is there college life is better than the sculling.

Master of Engineering [ME] (Civil Engineering), batch of 2012

Class timing are well defined, with more time for extra curricular activities, laboratory facilities are easy to access, overall it's made me a good engineer..

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Petroleum Engineering), batch of 2021

Class timings are from morning 8:30 am till  4:00 pm and projects exams and assignments are done a side by side simultaneously. The quality and method of teaching are quite good. The overall experience in the college is very great.


The student societies is for the students to cherish. The main festival of the campus is the cultural event kuruksheshtra. The college life is really awesome.

Bachelor of Engineering [BE], batch of 2021

This college has a good faculty. The course curriculum has been settled for students to increase their knowledge and to be up-to-date. Faculty advisory has its own set of students to govern their daily activities. Their teaching method is as usual what other colleges are doing. It has a good course curriculum here.


Well, the teachers are quite well experienced many of them are a doctorate. They are well versed in their discipline. The major thing that is maintained in MIT is discipline, which is because of our beloved Dean. The teachers are really helpful and they share their knowledge with us. They also conduct extra classes in free time to make a subject lot easier.

Master of Technology [M.Tech], batch of 2019

Class timings are from 9 am to 4 pm. You need to attend the lectures in that particular period other timings you are free. Excellent method of teaching - importance given to practicals. If you work hard you can learn a lot.


Many technical and cultural events happen throughout the year. You can enjoy in addition to learning.

Bachelor of Engineering (BE) (Information Technology), batch of 2018
  • The class timing is from 8.30 am to 4 pm at Anna University
  • Assignments are given to the students on a regular basis
  • The quality and method of teaching are good
  • Overall experience in the college is good

  • A lot of festivals like Mitafest techno fest, Siva ran Jani, Home fest are celebrated on campus
  • Life at Anna University is good

Discussion Forum



Hi Hamsalekha,


Course Details:

Department of Bio-Technology Offers:
1. B.Tech Industrial Bio-Technology
2. B.Tech Food Technology
3. B.Tech Pharmaceutical Technology

Answer By: Getmyuni

21 Apr 2016



HI Navaneeta!!


Anna University has recently announced that Anna University Counselling Engineering Application Forms 2016 will be available only through online mode. The online application process starts from April 15, 2016. Last date to submit the application is 7 days from the date of publication of the higher secondary examination result. As per the official word by the University registrar S.Ganesan ” The application procedure for Tamilnadu Engineering Admissions ( TNEA ) for the academic year 2016-17 would be completely through the online mode

Answer By: Getmyuni

03 May 2016



Anna University being one of the most reputed universities in India has a good number of notable alumni such as 

  • A. C. Muthiah, Indian industrialist, and ex-President, Board of Control for Cricket in India
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian film actor, and Producer
  • Anumolu Ramakrishna, Former Deputy Managing Director of Larsen & Toubro and Padma Bhushan recipient.
  • Avinash Kak, professor of electrical and computer engineering, Purdue University.
  • Bhargav Sri Prakash, Founder of FriendsLearn and Product Lead of frooyo. Hedge Fund Manager.
  • Crazy Mohan, Tamil comedy actor, script writer, and playwright
  • Dhiraj Rajaram, founder of Mu Sigma Inc
  • Gopalapuram Parthasarathy, diplomat, and author, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Australia and Myanmar and many more 
  • Kavithalaya Krishnan, a Tamil film and television actor

Answer By: Getmyuni

25 Apr 2017


Anna university Coimbatore address.

Asked By: Anonymous 28 Apr 2017


The official address of Anna University as follows.

Kanuvai Rd,


Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641108

The contact number of Anna University is 0422 694 2501

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 Apr 2017



Scholarships Provided by Anna University

The following are the scholarships provided by Anna University:

  • BC/MBC Scholarship
  • SC/ST Scholarship
  • Chief Minister Award for SC/ST students
  • SC/ST Special Higher Education Scholarship
  • Gandhi MemorialAward
  • Chief Minister Award for BC/MBC students
  • UGC Scholarship
  • Merit cum Means Minority Scholarship
  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students
  • National Council for Educational Research and Training Scholarship
  • National Teachers Welfare Fund
  • National Merit Scholarship 

Answer By: Getmyuni

24 May 2017

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