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About Anna University, Chennai

Anna University, Chennai- Tamil Nadu was established in the year 1978 and was named after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Late Dr. C.N. Annadurai. Anna University is situated in the southern part of the Chennai city. Anna University Chennai campus is sprawled across 189 acres which houses four highly reputed institutions such as Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), College of Engineering, Guindy, Alagappa College of Technology, and School of Architecture and Planning (SAP).

Anna University contributes to the educational, economic, and social development by producing students, intellectually, and technically equipped with well-defined knowledge, skills, and ethics who are creative thinkers. Anna University introduces a high quality academic and research programs provides extension services in cutting edge technologies. 

Anna University ensures supportive campus development opportunities to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff. There are 29 Undergraduate & Postgraduate programs offered by Anna University are offered. Anna University Admission can be done online at the Anna University web portal. Anna University has 13 constituent colleges, 3 regional campuses at Tirunelveli, Madurai, and Coimbatore. Highlights of Anna University are mentioned below in the table.

Anna University Highlights
Year of Establishment
Anna University Approvals
Grade 'A' in NAAC
Infrastructure Computer Labs, Cafeteria, Laboratory, Library, Auditorium, Gym, Classrooms, etc.
Anna University Ranking Ranked 14th in the Overall Category by NIRF 2019
Fees Details Anna University Fees 
Campus Area 189 Acres
Admission Details Anna University Course Admission
Anna University Courses Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate
Address The Additional Controller of Examinations, Bicentennial Building, College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai- 600025
Anna University Website
Contact Details 044-22357077, 22357076, 22357074
Anna University Email [email protected]
Anna University in Chennai provides various disciplines in the University departments and also 41 Undergraduate & 57 Postgraduate programs in its constituent colleges. The vision of Anna University is to be a world-class institution by producing professionals with high technical knowledge, professional skills, and ethical values. Anna University affiliated colleges have risen to 593, consisting of six government Engineering colleges, 426 Self-financing colleges, and three Government-aided private institutions, located in the state of Tamil Nadu. 

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Anna University Courses:

Anna University offers many Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in multiple specializations, 29 Undergraduate and 90 Programmes in various disciplines in the University Departments, and 41 Undergraduate and 57 Postgraduate programs in affiliated institutions. Listed below are the  Anna University's popular fields and Anna University's courses list:

 Anna University Courses:

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

Anna University Biotechnology:

Anna University offers B.Tech and M.Tech course in Biotechnology. It was initiated in the year 1992. B tech courses in anna university are 4 years consisting of 8 semesters and M.Tech is 2 years consisting of 4 semesters. Department of  Biotechnology offers specializations like Industrial Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Technology, Food Technology. The government organization University Grants Commission supports this program.

Anna University Management Studies:

The Anna University of Management Studies offers an MBA course. The duration of the course is 2 years consisting of 4 semesters. The management Studies department was started in the year 1981. The course syllabus is designed to bring out and nurture the leadership and organizing skills of future managers.

Anna University Science and Humanities:

The Anna University of Science and Humanities offers M.Sc courses. The duration of the course is 2 years consisting of 4 semesters. The department was initiated in the '70s. Specializations offered are Maths, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, and many more.

Anna University Architecture and Planning:

Anna University's School of Architecture and Planning offers B.Arch, M.Arch courses. The duration of the course B.Arch is 5 years consisting of 10 semesters and M.Arch is 2 years consisting of 4 semesters. The school started in the year 1957. University has ample space for administration, lecture halls, and studios for both Architecture and Planning courses. The School has produced many notable alumni spread across India and abroad. 

Anna University Departments:

Anna University, Chennai offers numerous Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in various specializations in each department of Anna University. The following is the list of departments under Anna University.

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

Anna University Constituent Colleges:

The following are the constituent colleges working under Anna University. Colleges provide an excellent education. Faculties are recognized as Research supervisors of Anna University Chennai.

  • College of Engineering Arani
  • College of Engineering Ariyalur
  • College of Engineering Dindigul
  • College of Engineering Kanchipuram
  • College of Engineering Nagercoil
  • College of Engineering Panruti
  • College of Engineering Pattukkottai
  • College of Engineering Ramanathapuram
  • College of Engineering Thirukkuvalai
  • College of Engineering Tindivanam
  • College of Engineering Villupuram
  • College of Engineering, Bharathidasan Institute of Technology (BIT) Campus, Tiruchirappalli
  • College of Engineering (VOC College of Engg.), Thoothukudi

Anna University Distance Education:

Anna University offers courses in distance mode that provides a competitive edge in the global business environment by updating professional skills. Anna University distance education reaches the rural masses. Anna University course list of distance education is mentioned below:

General Management, Technology Management, Financial Services Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management, Health Services Management, Human Resource Management, Hospitality Services Management
Computer Science

Anna University International Relations:

Anna University has developed partnerships globally to engage students and faculty members with international academic and research experiences. Anna University has signed MOU with the following foreign universities listed below:

Swinburne University of Technology
Shizuoka University
NANSEN Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)
Ryerson University
Yokohama National University
PNG University of Technology
Ecole Centrale de Nantes
Hiroshima University
University of Zululand
University of Angers
Nagoya Institute of Technology
KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
The Université François Rabelais in Tours
Chubu University
Universitat Bern
Leibniz Universitat, Hannover
National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS)
Taipei Medical University
Freie Universitat Berlin
Riga Technical University
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
Politecnico Di Milano
Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Morelas
National Chin-Yi University of Technology
Osaka City University
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Shizuoka University
Universiti Sains Malaysia
University of Westminster

Anna University Infrastructure Facilities:

Anna University, Chennai campus is spread over 189 acres, situated in the southern part of Chennai city. Anna University's infrastructure facilities include a library, health center, computing center, & many more. Anna University architecture includes Computer Labs, Cafeteria, Laboratory, Library, Auditorium, Gym, Classrooms, etc. The details of Anna University infrastructure is mentioned below: 


  • Anna University library is about the three-storeyed new building that is located on the eastern side of the main campus.
  • Anna University library is about 4122 sq.m. 30 CCTV cameras are placed for surveillance.
  • DELNET, Reprography, CD-ROM Databases, Internet browsing, Reference, Bibliography, MALIBNET service., and e-services are provided by the library in Anna University for its users that are the part of Anna University, Chennai.

Health Centre:

  • A medical facility is provided to all the students and staff by the health care of Anna University.
  • The health care provides specialty consultancies in Ophthal, Skin, Diabetic, Gynaec, ENT, Paediatrics, and Ortho to all students/ staff once a week at the main campus of Anna University.
  • Every day about 200 patients visit Anna University's health center for treatment.

Computing Centre:

  • The computing center at Anna University is established in the year 1963 named as Ramanujan Computing Centre [RCC]  to honor the memory of the prodigious mathematical genius.
  • Anna University provides world-class computing technology to students, faculty, researchers, and administrators.

Anna University Placement:

Anna University campus recruitment is arranged by the University itself. Anna University placement cell makes the student interact with industry/organizations.

  • Anna University placement cell conducts tests, group discussions along with interviews for the students. 
  • Around 200+ companies visit the campus of Anna University to attain interviews.

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Anna University, Chennai Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

Anna University Eligibility Criteria:

Anna University Chennai offers courses under Engineering, Management, and Science disciplines. All these courses have different eligibility criteria and selection procedures. Anna University courses along with its respective criterion are mentioned below:

 Courses Eligibility Criteria 
B.Tech/ BE
  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks with PCM as compulsory subjects from a recognized board.
M.Tech/ ME
  • Candidates must have completed BE/ B.Tech in the relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent with PCM as compulsory subjects and must have cleared the NATA examination. 
  • Candidates must have completed B.Arch in the relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • Candidates must have completed B.Sc in the relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree with Mathematics as one of the main subject graduation levels from a recognized university.
  • Candidates must have completed any bachelor’s degree  from a recognized university
MS/ Ph.D/ M.Phil
  • Candidates must have completed a relevant mater's degree with a relevant subject from a recognized university. 

Anna University Admission:

Anna University admission can be done online by any candidate, can apply through the Anna University web portal. Admission intake is based on past academic results and qualifying examination results. Anna University admission process is followed with the submission of the percentage of marks, year of passing, board /institute,  scanned image of their photograph, signature in only jpeg format with prescribed file size/resolution, etc. scanned copy of mark sheet/ transfer/ migration certificate/ permanent residence certificate and community certificate for SC/ST and other relevant certificates if any at the time of admission in Anna University. The details for Anna University admission dates and eligibility for different courses is required to be known by each candidate. 

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. 1.80 Lakh
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech]  4 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.80 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. 92,940

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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. 92,940
Anna University, Chennai Architecture 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 Computer Applications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Computer Application [MCA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1.40 Lakh

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Anna University, Chennai FAQs

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

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

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

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.

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.


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Contact Details and Location

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

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.

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..

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.

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 distance education

Asked By: Anonymous 28 Apr 2017


In this context, Anna University has embarked on an ambitious Distance Education Programme for offering professional MBA, MCA, and M.Sc(in Computer Science and IT related areas).

For more details, you can visit the official website ie,



Answer By: Getmyuni

28 Apr 2017


Anna university ranking in India

Asked By: Anonymous 28 Apr 2017


According to the latest news of Hindustan times, the current ranking of Anna University is 6th.

Anna University is 6th rank followed by JNU Delhi.

Thank you.

Answer By: Getmyuni

28 Apr 2017

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