Anna University, Chennai is a technical university that offers higher education in engineering, technology and allied sciences. Founded on September 4, 1978 the university is named after C N Annadurai, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. The university not only promotes research and disseminating knowledge but also fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities. Anna University was formed by bringing together and integrating two well-known technical institutions in the city of Madras namely – College of Engineering, Guindy – one of the oldest engineering institutions in the country and Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet, three technological departments of the University of Madras, Alagappa College of Technology and School of Architecture and Planning (SAP).
Anna University (AU) became an affiliating university in 2001, absorbing about 426 self-financing engineering colleges, six government colleges and three government-aided engineering colleges located in various parts of Tamilnadu. In 2007, the university was split into six constituent universities namely Chennai (campus), Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli and Tirunelveli. In September 14, 2011, the constituents were merged back to a single affiliating university for engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. The main university campus is located in Guindy, Chennai.
The university also runs engineering colleges at Villupuram, Tindivanam, Arani and Kanchipuram in Chennai region, Erode and Bargur in Coimbatore region, Panruti, Pattukkottai, Thirukkuvalai and Ariyalur in Tiruchirapalli region, Ramanathapuram and Dindigul in Madura region, Nagercoil and Thoothukudi in Tirunelveli region.
Anna University is an affiliate of the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and a partner of UNESCO International Center for Engineering Education (UICEE). UGC has accredited Anna University with five star status in 2002 for excellence in technical education.
Located in the southern part of the city (Chennai), the university’s main campus sprawls over 247 acres skirting the Adyar River in the north and Raj Bhavan in the south. Extending over 49 acres, the Madras Institute of Technology at Chrompet constitutes the second campus of the university. The two campuses are dotted with several well-designed buildings that house excellent facilities for students and staff. The university also has a third campus at Taramani that sprawls over 197 acres.
Faculty of Civil Engineering:
Department of Civil Engineering: BE in Civil Engineering; BE Agriculture and Irrigation Engineering; BE Geoinformatics
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering: BE in Mechanical Engineering; BE Material Science and Engineering; BE Mining Engineering
Department of Printing Technology: BE in Printing Technology
Department of Manufacturing Engineering: BE Manufacturing Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering: BE Industrial Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering: BE Aeronautical Engineering
Department of Automobile Engineering: BE and B.Tech in Automobile Engineering
Department of Production Technology: BE Production Engineering (Full time and Part time)
Department of Rubber and Plastic Technology Engineering: B.Tech Rubber and Plastic Technology Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering: BE Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering: BE Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering: BE Electronics and Communication Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Engineering: BE Computer Science and Engineering (Full time and Part time) and B.Tech Information Technology(Dual Degree)
Department of Information Technology: BE Computer Science and Engineering (Full time and Part time) and B.Tech Information Technology (Dual Degree)
Department of Electronics Engineering: BE Electronics and Communication Engineering
Faculty of Science and Humanities
Department of Media Sciences: B.Sc Electronic Media
Faculty of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering: B.Tech Chemical Engineering (Full time and Part time); B.Tech Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals Engineering
Department of Ceramic Technology: B.Tech Ceramic Technology (SS)
Department of Textile Technology: B.Tech Textile Technology (Full time and Part time)
Department of Bio-Technology: B.Tech Industrial Bio-Technology; B.Tech Food Technology; B.Tech Pharmaceutical Technology
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering: ME Geoinformatics; Remote Sensing; ME Urban Engineering; ME Structural Engineering; ME Construction Engineering and Management; ME Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering; ME Irrigation Water Management; ME Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Center for Environmental Studies: ME Environmental Engineering; ME Environmental Management
Center for Water Resources: ME Integrated Water Resources Management
Institute for Ocean Management: M.Tech Coastal Management
For more details please visit https://www.annauniv.edu/courses/index.php
A Common Entrance Test called Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions is used as a basis for admission to Anna University.
Anna University is an affiliate of the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and a partner of UNESCO International Center for Engineering Education (UICEE).
UGC has accredited Anna University with five star status in 2002 for excellence in technical education.
The campus houses 16 hostel blocks named after flowers of which five are exclusively for women. Dining facilities are provided in five large centralised halls. The hostels accommodate only undergraduate students and there is a separate hostel for NRIs and foreign nationals.