School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University

No. 79, Sardar Patel Rd, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai, T.N, India - 600025


School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University is a public state university which is located in the State of Tamil Nadu. It is named after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister CN Annadurai. Anna University was first established as an architecture department in the year of 1957 that offered a five year Bachelor's degree course in Architecture to the students. During that time, the total intake was just 20 seats. Later, in the year of 1964, the college started its planning program as well. Again in 1986, the college decided to take its educational courses to the next level so they included a higher degree course, namely M. Arch alongside other specialized courses. With a qualified group of faculty members, the college aims to deliver high-level education to the students and shape them into true professionals. The aim of the college lies in strengthening the world of architecture and planning and serving the nation as an inspiring institutional model.

Courses Offered

The University has 50 UG, PG, and doctorate programs in its bag under its divided affiliate colleges. The admission procedure is simple, either through merit or an entrance test. The students get high-quality education through various courses offered by Anna University. Popularly known courses provided by Anna University are given below in the table.

Course NameEligibility Criteria
B. ArchThe students will be eligible based on the 10 + 2 examination. Apart from this NATA scorecard is also compulsory to get eligible.
M. Arch

Students should have completed their B. Arch degree from Anna University or any other recognized university in India applying for the M. Arch. Course. 

Students who have qualified AIIA (Associateship Examination of the Indian Institute of Architects) and possess a valid registration with the Council of Architecture are also eligible.

M. Arch Landscape

Students must have completed their B.Arch degree from Anna University or any other recognized university in India can apply for the M.Arch. Course. 

Also, those who have qualified AIIA (Associateship Examination of the Indian Institute of Architects) and possess a valid registration with the Council of Architecture are also eligible.

M. Plan


Students looking forward to enrolling in the M. Plan program must have obtained a degree examination from Anna University or any other recognized university. 

Also, they must have at least one degree from B.Plan, B.Arch, or M.Sc/MA with a specialization in sociology, geography, or social work with rural development and community development specialisation. 

One must be qualified in the Associateship Examination of the Indian Institute of Architects (AIIA) with valid proof of registration to apply for this programme.

Course highlights

● The courses offered by Anna University deal with developing the student through theory, studio, and theory cum studio courses. 

● Throughout the courses offered at the university, students are also embedded with practical knowledge and theoretical ones. 

● The curriculum, syllabus, and regulations are regularly updated and designed in such a way as to produce excellence in the students in the field of planning and architecture. 

● Anna University provides high-quality education along with research programs. 

● The courses offered at the university are very engaging and highly creative. It embeds students with the knowledge correctly. 

Application process

For all the aspirants dreaming of becoming a part of Anna University, follow the mentioned steps below:

● A candidate must have passed 10+2 with a minimum mark of 50%. In the case of Barch, the NATA score card is mandatory. 

● To begin the application process, please visit the official website. Click on the icon 'click here to new registration form 2022.'

● Fill out the form with basic details and now log in using the provided details. 

● After all the process, fill in the form and address details to complete the form. 

● Upload scanned image of photograph and signature in between 20 KB to 30 KB.

● Verify all the credentials that you have filled in. 

● After the form, complete the payment to complete the process. 

● Preview by clicking on the preview tab and clicking on the 'download application' icon to download it for further use. 

Results and cut-offs

Anna University eligibility requirements must be met by students seeking admission to the architectural programme. Apart from having a basic understanding of the subject, one must know what they are applying for and meet the other requirements such as, Candidates must have completed their 10+2 education from a recognized board. On the other hand, the results and cut-offs are announced every year on the official website of the college. So make sure to follow it to keep yourself updated. 


Around 80% of the great students get a placement at the best companies. There are top firms in the industry, such as Samsung, Cisco, Qualcomm, etc., which recruit students from Anna University. The students can get a post of Software Engineer, Head Software Engineer, Design Engineer. The highest package is 20 Lakh Per Annum in the Computer science department while the average package is 7.5 Lakh Per Annum. CUIC also held the campaigns for the placement programme. It is observed that around 200 recruits from all over India and abroad visit Anna University for the placement program. 

Campus facilities

Anna University, along with its academics, is also known for its campus facilities. The students get filled with positive thoughts after learning in the environment of Anna university. The campus is located near the Adyar river. Following are the facilities offered by the campus:

● In terms of communication, the Internet Tree at Anna University offers a 24/7 connection every time of year. 

● The students also get the boys and girls hostel, library, sports, hospital, IT infrastructure, and convenience store. 

● The campus is built on 189 acres of land in the southern part of Chennai. 

Alumni network

The alumni network of Anna University aims to provide quality theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of engineering, technology, and architecture. The teachers of the network are very helpful, experienced, and always ready to assist students. All the courses offered by Anna University are UGC recognized, and the curriculum offers up-to-date knowledge about the course's syllabus. Besides that, the course is designed in such a way that it has very good students. Because of such reasons, Anna University has given birth to many alumni who are professionals in their respective fields. 


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