Anna University: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Harinitha Panneerselvam Harinitha Panneerselvam | Mar 29, 2023
Harinitha Panneerselvam
Harinitha Panneerselvam

Updated on - Mar 29, 2023

Anna University was established in 1978 and is acrreditated by NAAC with an 'A' grade. AU Chennai accepts TANCET scores for admission to MCA and MBA programs. TANCET 2023 results are expected to be released by Anna University Chennai in the second week of April 2023. AU has 4 department campuses, 13 constituent colleges, and 3 regional campuses at Tirunelveli, Madurai, and Coimbatore. 

Anna University Latest Updates

  • March 28, 2023: TANCET 2023 Result Date; Check Scorecard Download Trends Here.

The Anna University syllabus is UGC certified to provide a structured learning experience. Anna University's timetable for 2023 has also been released. Admission to regular courses is done based on entrance examinations such as NATA, UGC NET, TANCET, and TNEA.

AU Chennai was ranked 20th in NIRF Rankings 2022. Anna University Chennai has a Centre for Distance Education that offers distance learning, and the admissions are done based on Distance Learning Entrance Examination(DEET). In 2022, Anna university saw successful placements; the highest package offered was INR 36.50 LPA, and the average CTC offered was INR 6.93 LPA. 

Anna University Highlights

Anna University Madras is among the few institutes holding an undisputed place among students offering some key highlights that distinguish it from the rest. These are as follows

Anna University 
Year of Establishment
Type of University
Governor of Tamil Nadu
NAAC ‘A’ Grade
Campus Area
189 acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Anna University Admission Dates 2023

AU Chennai 2023 admission is open for various courses. Some of the important dates are given below. 

Event Date
TANCET 2023 Admit Card Download March 11, 2023 - March 25, 2023
TANCET Exam 2023 March 25, 2023
CEETA 2023 Exam Date  March 26, 2023

Anna University Admission

Anna University admission for 2023 is initiated by filling up an online application form on the official website. A common entrance test called Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination (TNPCEE) was considered a basis for admission to professional courses in the state until 2006. Admission to Anna university is based on exams such as GATE, TANCET, NATA, MAT, JEE Main, CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, GMAT, and MAH MBA CET, and the university announces the exam fee details and schedule of examination. For 2023, the exam fee details and schedule will be announced.

Admission to various PG courses is based on TANCET/ GATE scores, followed by TANCA counselling. Anna University PhD admission is based on the exam conducted by the university and JRF score. The previous year's questions papers from Anna university are available, which can help enhance the candidate's preparation. 

Anna University Eligibility Criteria

The university offers numerous courses, each with different eligibility criteria. Below is a list of Anna University courses with their eligibility criteria

BE/ B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

  • The students must have completed higher secondary or equivalent examinations with a minimum aggregate of 45 to 60% marks.
  • The accepted exam is TNEA.

Read More: Anna University BE

MBA/ PGDM Eligibility Criteria

  • The students must have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized university with 45- 60% marks.
  • TANCET MBA, MAT, CAT, TANCET, ATMA, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, and KMAT are the accepted exams

Read More: Anna University Madras MBA

M.Sc Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed a B.Sc in the relevant stream with an aggregate of 45% (40% for SC/ ST candidates) with a relevant subject from a recognized university.
  • TANCET is the accepted exam

Read More: Anna University Admission

Anna University Ranking

Anna University Chennai ranked 22 in the overall category and 20 in the universities category by NIRF in the Year 2022.

The institute is honoured various organizations for its outstanding performance. UGC has recognized Anna University as a “University with Potential for Excellence” (UPE) in the XII plan period for its expertise in developing research & development activities. The other rankings include.

Body Rank Year
NIRF (University) 20 2022 
NIRF (Overall) 22 2022 
NIRF (Overall) 25 2021
NIRF (Engineering) 14 2020
QS World 751-800 2020

Also Read: Anna University Chennai Ranking

AU Chennai Top Affiliated Colleges

Anna University affiliates with 593 colleges and offers 41 UG and 57 PG courses through them. They are located in different cities in Tamil Nadu. The following table enlists the top affiliated colleges of Anna University

Top Affiliated Colleges NIRF Ranking 2021
Other Organisations Ranking 2021
College of Engineering Guindy 9 out of 200
12 out of 150 (Outlook)
SSN College of Engineering 45 out of 300 -
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 55 out of 300
22 out of 218 (IndiaToday)
Sri Sairam Engineering College 109 out of 300
43 out of 218 (India Today)
Rajalakshmi Engineering College 110 out of 300 63 out of 218 (India Today)

Why Choose Anna University Chennai?

Anna University Madras was recognized as the best university to develop research & development activities by the UGC and is a NAAC's 'A' graded institute. Enlisted below are some of the key features that distinguish it from the rest:

1. Placements

About 90% of the registered students of Anna University Departments are placed through the centre for university-industry collaboration. AU Chennai assures 100% placements for students for all streams. The highest package offered is INR 36.50 LPA. 

2. Faculty 

There are a total of 500 faculty members and 65.88% PhD holders. Integrated e-learning, blended learning and flipped classrooms as part of the teaching-learning process. Providing ample opportunities for exposure to and interactions with international experts and global leaders in various curricular, co- and extracurricular activities.

3. Collaborations

Anna University has signed 41 MOUs with foreign universities/ institutions and 26 MOUs with national-level institutes and industries. The Students Exchange programme offers opportunities to 65 international students and 190 students of Anna University to pursue their study programmes at Anna University and foreign universities, respectively. 

4. Campus

The university is spread across 189 acres. Totally 1,14,215 students and 7476 staff members and their families are benefited through Medical Insurance Scheme. There is an exclusive Knowledge Data Centre, by which the university provides complete online services catering to its students for the payment of tuition fees etc. and is a system to assist all the faculty, staff and students equally.

Anna University Cutoff

AU Chennai cutoff 2023 cutoff will be released soon. AU Chennai accepts TANCET scores for admission to MCA and MBA courses. The expected cutoff details of the B.Tech and BE based on TNEA for 2023 are displayed below. 

BE TNEA Cutoff 2023 (Expected)

BE Specialization Cutoff Score
BE in Computer Science and Engineering 38989
B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science 43059
B.Tech in BioTechnology 44137
BE in Mechatronics Engineering 78713

Read More: Anna University Cutoff

Anna University Results

Anna University results in 2023 for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be released soon on the official website. The students can convert their CGPA to percentage, and the university also offers students to apply for a re-evaluation of the exam results, if needed.

Read More: Anna University Results

Anna University Infrastructure

Anna University College campus area of 189 acres. The highlighting feature of the university is its library facility that ranked 7th in e-resources usage all over India and stands in the 1st position in Tamil Nadu. There are over 1,60,000 books with 500 print journals (12000+ e-journals). Other facilities include.

  • Hostel
  • Labs
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Auditorium
  • Sports Facilities

Read More: Anna University Infrastructure 

Anna University Placement

Anna University placements have always been good. Of 142 companies that visited the campus during the Anna University recruitment in 2022, 1,700 offers were made. The placement cell helps provide 100% placement opportunities to students from different streams of study. They give industrial training to the students. 

  • The highest salary package offered to students is INR 36.50 LPA. 
  • The median salary package is INR 6.93 LPA.

Anna University Madras Top Recruiters

The following were the top recruiters who visited for the placements in 2022.

DE Shaw Hyundai Ford
Ola CISCO Reliance
Walmart Labs Samsung R&D Tiger Analytics
Raptee Energy Caterpillar Alstom

Read More: Anna University Placement

Anna University Scholarship

Anna University offers various merit and non-merit-based scholarships to its students. It helps its students financially to pursue studies. Candidates must meet the eligibility conditions set by the college to vail the scholarship facility. Following are a few scholarships offered by the university

  • Tamil Nadu e-District Community Scholarship
  • Hostel Loan Scholarship
  • AICTE Scholarships
  • Alumni Trust Scholarship (1989)
  • Dr M.G.R & Thiru. Quid E-Millath Endowment Award

Read More: Anna University Scholarship

Anna University Collaborations

Anna University has numerous national and international collaborations with educational institutions and corporate organizations. Anna University's collaborations with various international educational institutions are as follows

Country Partnering Institute
USA Texas University, NREL, Florida Solar Energy Centre
UK The University of Birmingham, Aston University, University of Warwick
Israel  Tel Aviv University
Germany Solar Institute, Jülich

National Collaborations

  • SunEdison
  • iPLON
  • DRDO
  • Vestas
  • Accenture
  • TCS
  • Cognizant

Anna University Alumni

The Anna University Alumni is widely spread across various top positions of today's reputed companies and professions. Some of the notable alumni are

Notable Alumni Profession
Mr. M. Madan Babu Indian-American computational biologist and bioinformatician
Mr. Ravichandran Ashwin Indian international cricketer
Mr. Sundaram Karivardhan Naidu Indian formula racing driver, designer and a business executive
Ms Anaka Alankamony Indian squash player
Mr. Balaji Mohan Indian filmmaker and actor
Mr. Thirumalachari Ramasami Former Indian Science and Technology Secretary

Anna University Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:15
Total Faculty 500
Year of Establishment 1978
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 18,372
Campus Area 189 Acres
Accredited by NAAC-A
Recognised by UGC AIU +1

Anna University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Stream
17 Engineering
49 MBA
29 Architecture
20 University

Anna University Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
M.Arch ₹1,06,400 2 Years
BE ₹2,20,000 4 Years
MBA ₹82,000 2 Years
B.Tech ₹2,20,000 4 Years
M.Tech ₹1,20,000 2 Years
B.Arch ₹4,35,000 5 Years
MCA ₹1,21,500 2 Years
ME ₹1,20,000 2 Years
M.Plan ₹86,000 2 Years
M.Phil -- 1 Year

Anna University Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by Anna University

M.Arch [Master of Architecture]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 1,06,400 (2 Years)

BE [Bachelor of Engineering]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 2,20,000 (4 Years)

MBA [Master of Business Administration]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: TANCET

₹ 82,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: TANCET

B.Tech [Bachelor of Technology]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 2,20,000 (4 Years)

M.Tech [Master of Technology]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: GATE

₹ 1,20,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: GATE

B.Arch [Bachelor of Architecture]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: NATA

₹ 4,35,000 (5 Years)

Exams Accepted: NATA

MCA [Master of Computer Application]

Full Time On Campus

Exams Accepted: TANCET

₹ 1,21,500 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: TANCET

M.Plan [Master of Planning]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 86,000 (2 Years)

M.Phil [Master of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

M.Sc [Master of Science]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 82,000 (2 Years)

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Full Time On Campus

₹ 51,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted by Anna University


Exam Date: Mar 13, 2023

Anna University 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.

Can CBSE students apply for Anna University?

There isn't any special reservation for CBSE students. Admission depends on cut off marks.

Does Anna University accept TANCET?

Yes, AU Chennai accepts TANCET 2023 scores for admission to MCA and MBA.

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kannan087iai | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Dec 05, 2022

  • 3.7
  • Placements 3
  • Fees 3.5
  • Academics 3.5
  • Infrastructure 4.5
  • Campus 4

Entrance Exams & Admissions : We have to clear TANCET exam and have to get state-level ranks.

Abinayaabinaya2208 | , batch of 2022

Reviewed on Jun 06, 2022

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Entrance Exam : EAMCET and JEE Mains

Ajith Kumar | , batch of 2018

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

  • 3.1
  • Fees 2.5
  • Academics 3.5
  • Campus 3.5

Entrance Exams & Admissions : eligibility:12th pass. Candidate must have 195/200 cutoff. I didn't take any exams.  

Gilbert Nongsiej | , batch of 2019

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019

Entrance Exams & Admissions : UnderGraduate course with 50% or above. I gave the MAT Exam.

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