Thursday, 26 February 2015

Annamalai University, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu - Facts

Rounding up our posts about universities and colleges, we have the Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India. It is one of the most famous & old universities out there.



About the college:

Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society.Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities.The University was formed by bringing together and integrating two well-known technical institutions in the city of Madras.   

College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG)(1794)
Madras Institute of Technology , Chrompet (MIT)(1949) and three Technological Departments of the University of Madras.
Alagappa College of Technology (ACT)(1944)
School of Architecture and Planning (SAP)(1957)

The University's main campus spreads over 100 hectares adjacent to the Adyar River on the north and Raj Bhavan on the south. The Madras Institute of Technology at Chrompet constitutes the second campus of the University which extends over 20 hectaresA third campus extending over 80 hectares is located at Taramani near the Instronic campus, Adyar.
Since December 2001,it has become a large, highly renowned Affiliated University, having brought into its fold about 426 Self-financing Engineering Colleges six Government Colleges and three Government-aided Engineering colleges located in various parts of Tamilnadu State.

The Anna University is a member of the
  • Association of Indian Universities
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities and
  • Partner of UNESCO International Center for Engineering Education.


They have a variety of courses:
1. Arts-  On Campus - Full Time - 2 years
2. Engineering -  a) B. Tech  in which they have 29 courses
                            b) M. Tech in which they have 64 courses
3. Science- B.Sc (1) M.Sc (9) and Others (1)
4. Mass Communication - MMC (1)
5. Architecture: B. Arch (2) M.Arch (3)


Fee & the eligibility criterias dependent on the course you choose. The Anna University ranking is 7th  among top universities in India in 2014 University Web Ranking.

The University offers Distance Education courses and Scholarships as well. Fifty numbers of research fellowships are provided every year. The stipend stands at Rs. 12, 000/- per month. It is because of this facility that the University is scaling new heights of success in the fields of research. Rs. 25, 000/- per year (as contingent grant) is given to each and every scholar. It is given of three years (maximum). 

Anna University, Chennai is a well established university offering a wide variety of courses, amazing faculty & state of the art infrastructure. They have some prominent figures in their alumni and good placements as well. The university also offers a wide variety of courses which you can choose from. You can visit Collegedunia for more details.



With this we come to an end of our posts about universities and colleges. We hope this information was helpful to a lot of you. We will try and bring some more worthwhile information in the future as well :)
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