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

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Anna University Overview

Anna University Latest Updates

  • July 2, 2022: Anna University Offers 40 New Specializations for Tamil Nadu Engineering Students.
  • May 17, 2022: Anna University M.Sc Admission 2022 Registration Deadline extended till May 18.
  • May 11, 2022: The last date to apply online for M.Sc programme admission
  • May 10, 2022: Anna University UG & PG admission tentative dates are released and registrations begin from June
  • May 9, 2022: The admission 2022 schedule is released. Online registrations begin on June 2022
  • May 2, 2022: TANCET 2022 admit card released. TANCET for MBA and MCA will be held on May 14th and for ME, M.Tech, M.Arch, and M.Plan courses will be held on May 15th

Anna University is a public state university, located at Guindy in Chennai. The University was named after the former CM of Tamil Nadu, Late Dr. C.N. Annadurai.  It has 4 university department campuses, 13 constituent colleges, 3 regional campuses at Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore. It has a NIRF score of 63.12. It offers higher education in engineering, technology, architecture and applied sciences. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities. 

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Anna University Quick Insights

Anna University is one among few institutes holding an undisputed place among students offering some of the 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
NIRF, QS World Ranking
Campus Area
189 acres
No. of Students
No. of Teaching Staff
No. of Affiliated Colleges 
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate
No. of Departments
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Hostels, Research Centres, Labs
Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Anna University Ranking

Anna University is recognized by NIRF and is honoured by many government and international organizations for its outstanding performance in various disciplines. UGC has recognized Anna University as “University with Potential for Excellence” (UPE) in the XII plan period for its expertise to develop research & development activities in the area of biomedical engineering and applications. The following is the list of accolades and academic achievements that the university has bagged:

World University Ranking (QS)

  • In 2020, QS World ranked the university in 751-800 in the world.
  • It is ranked 201 as per QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) in the faculty of engineering and chemical during the year 2017-2018. 
  • In the subject of mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering, the university is ranked between 151 and 200 in the global level and 7 in the national level.

NIRF Ranking

  • The university is ranked 14 in engineering by NIRF in 2020
  • The university is ranked 59 in business management by NIRF in 2020
  • The university is ranked 18 in architecture by NIRF in 2020
  • It was ranked 14th in the overall category by NIRF 2019


  • NAAC re-accredited Anna University with a CGPA of 3.46 on a four-point scale (highest among all the State University of Tamil Nadu) at “A” grade valid for a period of five years from 24th September 2014.


  • The university stands 2nd in India in the ‘h’ index citations, based on the research papers published by its faculty members and research scholars.

Other Recognitions

  • UGC has recognized Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University as a National Facility.
  • It was ranked 8 in Engineering by the Week in 2020.
  • Outlook India ranked the university 10th among universities in 2020.
  • The Institute of Remote Sensing (IRS) has been recognized by the Government of India for coastal zone regular mapping.
  • It is also the first state centre to establish GIS.
  • National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has been established by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with a grant of Rs.200 crores at Anna University to promote sustainable coasts through increased partnerships, conservation practices, scientific research and knowledge management.
  • National Hub for Healthcare Instrumentation Development (NHIID), a national facility was established with an initial funding of Rs.12.4 crores for DST to promote the development of indigenous products, calibration standards, platform technologies and human resource development in the healthcare area, for the country.
  • University Library has been ranked 7th in e-resources usage in all over India and stands in the 1st position in Tamil Nadu. There is more than 1,60,000 books with 500 print journals (more than 12000 e-journals).
  • Centre for University-Industry Collaboration (CUIC) received Sustainable Institute Industry Partnership (SEED) award for the two consecutive years for the achievements in the areas of industry-academia.

Anna University Top Affiliated Colleges

Anna University affiliates 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
IIT Madras 1 out of 300
1 out of 30 (Outlook)
College of Engineering 9 out of 200
12 out of 150 (Outlook)
SRM Institute of Science and Technology 34 out of 300 8 out of 218
SSN College of Engineering 45 out of 300 -
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology 55 out of 300
22 out of 218 (IndiaToday)
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University 108 out of 200 -
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)
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology 112 out of 300 -

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:

Departments Courses
Technology B.Tech/ M.Tech, MS, PhD
Information and Communication Engineering BE/ ME (CSE)
Management Sciences BBA, PGDM/ MBA
Mechanical Engineering BE/ ME
Science and Humanities M.Sc, M.Tech, PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering BE/ ME, MS, PhD
Architecture and Planning B.Arch/ M.Arch, MS, PhD

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Anna University Departments

Anna University has 8 faculties and there are several departments grouped under each faculty of studies. There are 29 UG courses, 90 PG courses and research courses offered by the university. The following table enlists them:

Technology Mechanical Engineering
Information and Communication Engineering Science and Humanities
Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Management Sciences Architecture and Planning

Anna University Admission

Anna University admission for 2021 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 as a basis for admission to professional courses in the state until 2006. Admission to various PG courses is based on TANCET/ GATE scores which is followed by TANCA counselling. Anna University PhD admission is based on the exam conducted by the university and JRF score.

Anna University Eligibility Criteria

Numerous courses are offered by university, each of which has 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 examination with a minimum aggregate of 45 to 60% marks
  • The accepted exam is TNEA

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, KMAT are the accepted exams

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

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Why Choose Anna University?

Anna University was recognised as the best university to develop research & development activities by the UGC and is a NAAC's 'A' graded institute. It was awarded many times by the NIRF and QS world ranking for proving excellence in academics through its various departments. Enlisted below are some of the key features that distinguish Parul University from the rest:

  • About 90% of the registered students of Anna University Departments are placed through the centre for university industry collaboration. 
  • Anna University has signed 41 MOUs with foreign universities/ institutions and 26 MOUs with national level institutes and industries.
  • Totally 1,14,215 students and 7476 staff members and their families are benefited through Medical Insurance Scheme. 
  • The Students Exchange programme, offers opportunities to 65 international students and 190 students of Anna University to pursue their study programmes in Anna University and foreign universities respectively. 
  • 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 assiste all the faculty, staff and students equally.

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. The following are the academic advantages the students could get benefitted from:

  • Anna University introduces high quality academic and research programs
  • It has evidence-based approaches for assessing best practices in learning methodologies and course delivery.
  • The curriculum of all the courses offered at the university is highly engaging and innovative. It gives weightage to theory and practicals. 
  • Integrated e-learning, blended learning and flipped classrooms as part of the teaching - learning process.
  • Providing ample opportunities for the exposure to and interactions with international experts and global leaders in a variety of curricular, co- and extra- curricular activities.

Anna University Cut Off

Anna University cut off 2021 has been released by the university. The cut off details of the B.Tech and BE based on TNEA for the years 2021 are displayed in detail in the cut off section. University accepts TNEA cut off during the counseling for BE and B.Tech courses. 

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Anna University Results

Anna University results 2021 for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses has been released on the official website. The university also offers students to apply for the re-evaluation of the exam results, if needed.

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Anna University Infrastructure

Anna University College campus area of 189 acres is well designed for academics, library, hostel, guest house, etc. The best highlighting feature of the university is its library facility. The university library has been ranked 7th in e-resources usage in all over India and stands in the 1st position in Tamil Nadu. There is more than 1,60,000 books with 500 print journals (12000+ e-journals). Various infrastructure facility provided by the university are:

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

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Anna University Placement

Anna University placements have always been good. Out of 142 companies visited the campus during the Anna University recruitment 2022, there were 1,700 offers made. The highest and average salary packages offered were 36 LPA and 7 LPA, respectively. The placement cell helps in providing 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 6.57LPA
  • The median salary package is 5.70LPA.

The following were the top recruiters who visited for the placements 2022:

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

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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 are required to meet the eligibility conditions set by the college to vail the scholarship facility. The following enlists the scholarships:

Tamil Nadu e-District Community Scholarship Alumni Trust Scholarship (1989)
Hostel Loan Scholarship Anna Award
AICTE GATE Stipend C.M Award
AICTE Scholarship Schemes Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (BTM)
National Fellowship for ST Student Welfare Endowment Award
First Graduate Concession Dr.M.G.R & Thiru. Quid E-Millath Endowment Award
NSP Scholarships Gandhi Memorial Award

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Anna University Collaborations

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

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

Anna University Academic Tie-Ups

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

  • SunEdison
  • iPLON
  • DRDO
  • Vestas

Anna University-Industry Tie-Ups

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

  • Accenture
  • TCS
  • Cognizant

Anna University Faculty

Anna University has 1 faculty member for every 15 students. There are a total 500 faculty members and 65.88% PhD holders. These faculty members render top-class education which motivates students to achieve their goals.

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

Anna University Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
18 Engineering
57 MBA
22 Architecture

Exams Accepted by Anna University


Exam Date: May 14, 2022

Result Date: Jun 09, 2022


Exam Date: Jul 07, 2022

Result Date: Jul 15, 2022


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.

Can CBSE students apply for Anna University?

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

Anna University Reviews

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Meghala | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Chemical Engineering), batch of 2017

Reviewed on Aug 07, 2021

  • 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 2
  • Clubs & Associations 4
Academics & Faculty

- The atmosphere is gives great challenges, the thirst for knowledge. -The mode of teaching is admiring which creates self interest to surf for more things. -The college experience is fantastic.

Fees and Scholarship

- The college fees per year here is around 16000. - We get community scholarship. - Around 15 students in a batch get scholarship.

Ajith | Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Civil Engineering), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Jul 02, 2019

  • 3.3
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Fees and Scholarship

Anna University, Chennai Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 6780 per semester. The students avail the yearly scholarships that were initiated in the college. Average of 60 members can avail the scholarship in one department. no loans are needed

Academics & Faculty

The class timing was 8.30 AM assignments have monthly. The quality and method of teaching is likely good. if you study well you can shine like a star.

Rehan | Bachelor of Engineering [BE], batch of 2020

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

  • 4.6
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
Placements & Internships

Intern in many firms in different fields. Top companies like ITC, TCS, CTS. etc have been for placement. Salary package depends on companies. Alumni network is strong.

Fees and Scholarship

The course fee is around INR 29K to INR 31K per year. Govt scholarships and SC/ST scholarships are available. Students whose parents have an annual income less than INR 2 lakh except for OC caste and SS course gets scholarships. 

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

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2018

  • 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
Placements & Internships

Top companies like Microsoft, Google are visiting frequently and good placement cell.

Fees and Scholarship

Fees are normal for Indians and NRI students fees structure is also affordable with good hostel facility.

Rio | B.E(ECE), batch of 2020

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

  • 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

I didn't attend any internship yet Yes campus interview 100% guarantee jobs(all companies with high reputation will provide campus) INR 100000 per annual income High personality in current are in alumni.

Fees and Scholarship

I'm a scholar According to their marks This University is the best It has good facilities and technology.

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