Anna University is an affiliating type of University established by bringing together all the Engineering Colleges of Tamil Nadu under one roof for ensuring uniform quality in engineering education across the state of TN. Anna University was established on 04 September 1978 as an earlier unitary type of University. This University was named after, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Late Dr.C.N.Annadurai. The institute is offering higher education in Engineering and Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences.

Academic Performance

Anna University put forward 29 Under Graduate and 90 Post Graduate programmes across various disciplines in the University Departments and 41 Under Graduate and 57 Post Graduate programs in Affiliated Institutions.16,007 odd students are pursuing their degrees in the University Departments and around 7,21,276 students are enrolled in the affiliated institutions. Anna University is proud to have14,023 Ph.D. scholars in Science, Engineering and Technology.

The university is one of the top in the state as well as premium in the country, always had the best of the placements incidents throughout the years. They thrive to equip their students not only to become a skilled and a person with sufficient knowledge to thrive their career but also to be a person with sufficient potential to withstand throughout their life.

Research & Development

Centre for Research is live from the beginning of the university and offers various research programs across branches of Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Planning, Science & Humanities and Management Sciences finally leading to the award of a Ph.D. degree.

UGC has recognized Anna University as a “University with Potential for Excellence” during the twelfth plan period for its contribution to developing Research & Development activities in the area of Biomedical Engineering and their Applications. Institute of Remote Sensing (IRS) has been recognized by Govt. of India for coastal zone regular mapping. It is also the first state center where geographic Information System was established.

ANUSAT that was developed by the Institution is the first satellite designed, developed and operated by an Indian University. Anna University got selected for support under the State government Innovation Initiative Scheme for INR 2000 Crores for the design as well as the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for using it during natural calamities and to keep a check possible threat.

Notable Alumni

The long list of eminent Alumni follows:

  • Bharat Ratna A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India
  • Ramon Magsaysay award and the World Food Prize winner Padma Vibhushan Verghese Kurien
  • Sujatha Rangarajan, one of the most popular authors in Tamil literature
  • C. Muthiah, the Indian industrialist and former President of Board of Control of Cricket in India- from 1999 to 2001
  • Somasegar, Corporate Vice President of Developer Division in Microsoft.
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian film actor and producer
  • Sundaram Karivardhan, Motor-sport pioneer and industrialist
  • S. Veeraraghavan, well-known space scientist and rocket technologist
  • Ravi Jagannathan, a renowned economist in America.
  • Ravi Ruia, the owner of Essar Group
  • S. Chowdary, former Indian Minister of State for Science and Technology & Earth Sciences.