Anna University - [AU] Rankings


Ranked 20 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 14 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 59 for MBA by NIRF 2020
Ranked 14 for B.Tech by NIRF 2020
Ranked 18 for Architecture by NIRF 2020
Ranked 13 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Ranked 43 for Overall by Financial Express 2019
Ranked 601 for B.Tech by THE 2020
Ranked 16 for Overall by QS 2020
Ranked 13 for Overall by QS 2019
Ranked 1103 for Overall by US News 2020
Ranked 11 for Overall by ARWU 2019
Anna University - [AU], Chennai

Anna University - [AU], Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu AICTE, UGC Estd 1978 State University 2 Questions Answered Ranked 20 for Overall by NIRF 2020+11 more

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Anna University - [AU] Recent Admission Alerts and Updates

Anna University has 13 constituent colleges, 3 Regional Campuses, and 593 affiliated colleges. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs under various specializations. Anna University admission for all the courses is based on an entrance exam at the state or national level namely TNEA, TANCET, NATA. 

The university houses four highly reputed institutions as listed below:

  • Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) – Read more
  • College of Engineering, Guindy – Read more
  • Alagappa College of Technology – Read more 
  • School of Architecture and Planning (SAP) – Read more

Anna University Important Dates

Final Allotment for M.Sc 5 Year Integrated programNovember 24, 2020
B.Arch (Other State ) Publication of Provisional Allotment November 17, 2020
B.E/B.Tech/ B.Arch (NRI/CIWGC/FN Quota) Pulication of Provisional Allotment ListNovember 19, 2020
Post Graduate Certificate Program in Financial Markets RegistrationNovember 25, 2020
Provisional Allotment CompletedOctober 16, 2020
Provisional Allotment CompletedOctober 20, 2020
Choice Filling EnabledOctober 21, 2020
Initial Deposit PaymentOctober 23, 2020

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Anna University Highlights

Establishment | type1978 | State University
RecognitionsAICTE & UGC
AccreditationsNAAC – ‘A’ grade (3.46/4.00)
RankingNIRF: 14th in the overall category
Campus Area185 acres
Courses Offered | Type10 | UG, PG, and Ph.D.
Popular CoursesB.E, B.Tech, MBA
Admission CriteriaEntrance Test
Total StudentsUG: 10805 | PG: 3476 | Ph.D.: 1318
Total FacultyRegular: 581 | Temporary: 309
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Anna University Ranking

Body/ MagazineRankingYear
Outlook17th among management institutes in India2020
The World University Rankings601-800 among Engineering institutes (Internationally)2020
QS World University Rankings16th among overall category in India2020
US News Ranking1103 in the overall category across the globe2020
Outlook13th in the overall category in India2019
Financial Express43rd in the overall category in India2019
ARWU Ranking11-16 in the overall category across the globe2019

Anna University Courses

The university offers a variety of programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Tabulated below are the details for the same: 

Courses Eligibility
B.E.Intermediate graduate with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths 
Candidates with Diploma in Engineering/ Technology can apply for lateral entry
B.ArchIntermediate graduate with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths and 50% in aggregate as well
M.E.Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks
M.ArchB.Arch in relevant discipline with 50% marks

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Anna University Admissions

The university issues separate application forms for separate courses. All the application forms are available on the university website except for B.Arch. Admission to B.Arch. are made through valid NATA score, so candidates will need to apply for NATA exam before applying to the university. Tabulated below are the acceptable exam for admission in the programs at AU. 

Course NameAcceptable ExamLink
B.ArchNATAClick here
B.E./ B.TechTNEA CounselingClick here
M.TechGATEClick here

Read more: Anna University Admission

Anna University Scholarships

The university provides financial assistance to deserving and meritorious students. A number of scholarships are offered by AU under various criteria. Listed below is brief about the same:

  • MBC/ BC Scholarships: This scholarship is awarded to backward category students who are studying in the regular courses. The annual income of the parents should not exceed 2 lakhs. 
  • SC/ST Scholarship: To be eligible for this, the annual income of the parents should not exceed 2.5 Lakhs. A certificate from Tahsildar is essential as proof of the category. 
  • Merit-cum-means Minority Scholarship: The students belonging to Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Sikkim can apply for this. The annual income of their income must not exceed 2.5 Lakhs. 
  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship: This scholarship is for students studying in colleges and universities. To be eligible, a student must score more than 80% marks in HSC exams. They must also maintain 75% attendance in 1st year.
  • TN Educational Trust Scholarship: This is available for both UG as well as PG students. The annual income of parents should not exceed 2 lakhs. 

Check: Anna University Scholarship

Anna University Placement

The placement cell at the university or its constituent colleges is very active in inviting reputed companies and organizations for placement drive. Every college has its own placement process and conducts pre-placement activities like mock interviews, seminars, conferences, experts talk, etc. The following graph shows the scenario of placement at the colleges of the University:

Anna University Placement Statistics

Know more: Anna University Placement

Anna University Results

Anna University, Chennai announces results for both the semester examinations separately, results are announced within a couple of months from the respective examination. The result can be checked from the official website of the university. The candidates will need their registration number and password in order to login to the examination portal and check their results.

Check: Anna University Result

Anna University FAQs

Ques. Which is better: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) or Anna University?

Ans. Anna University is the best among all state universities in Tamil Nadu. It is quite affordable in terms of fees for students coming from a middle-class family. The constituent colleges of the university fall under the top-ranked institutes. However, in terms of curriculum, AU is harder than VIT. But the assessments are easy and direct. VIT boasts of a multicultural environment with students from various parts of the country and even foreign nationals, whereas the students in AU are largely from Tamil Nadu.

Ques. Does Anna University provide admission to students coming from outside of Tamil Nadu?

Ans. Yes, the university offers admission to students from outside of Tamil Nadu. One can apply through ‘Other State Students’ Quota’. The university releases an advertisement in newspapers inviting applications for admission. Selection is mainly through a single-window counseling system which is based on marks scored in the 10+2 exam. Around 150 seats are reserved for other state students distributed among the constituents colleges. 

Ques. What is the placement scenario for B.Tech at Anna University?

Ans. The placement process starts around September every year and lasts up to late April. One can get placed in a good company with a really good package if you are from CS or IT departments. Many flagship companies offer a range of CTC from 3 LPA to 24 LPA depending upon the GPA of the student. 

Ques. How are the hostel facilities at Anna University?

Ans. The University offers separate accommodation facilities for both male and female students. They are equipped with facilities like a TV room, laundry, mess, common room, etc. The cost of a hostel including mess is around INR 22000 per semester. The hostel is also equipped with Wi-fi connectivity. 

Anna University - [AU], Chennai Fees & Eligibility

B.Tech₹55,000 (1st Year Fees)10+2 with 50% + TNEA
B.E₹55,000 (1st Year Fees)10+2 with 50% + TNEA
MBA₹41,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50% + TANCET
M.Sc₹41,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation
M.C.A₹41,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50% + TANCET
M.E₹60,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50% + TANCET
M.Tech₹60,000 (1st Year Fees)Graduation with 50% + TANCET
Select Degree : B.Tech B.E MBA M.Sc M.C.A M.E Ph.D M.Tech B.Arch M.Plan M.Arch M.Phil + 6 More
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• Top Answer By Komal Yadav on 24-Aug-2020

Ans. IIT Bhubaneswar offers VLSI as one of the electives in the course curriculum of M.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering. The program is quite good both in terms of academics and placement opportunities. According to NIRF, IIT Bhubaneswar is ranked 22 among top engineering institutes. The admission is done through GATE score and the total course fee is 4.62 lakhs. In 2019, a total of 69% of students from the M.Tech courses got job offers and the average CTC was around 11.4 LPA. The top recruiters were HPCL, IOCL, Oil India Limited, Goldman Sachs, GE India, Honeywell, Infosys, TCS, R&D, Adobe.   Anna University offers M.E in VLSI. According to NIRF Ranking 2020, it is ranked 20 among the top universities of India. The selection is based on the TANCET or GATE score followed by counseling (TANCA). The total course fee is 1.2 lakhs. Some of the top recruiters include Caterpillar, L&T, Samsung Semiconductor R&D, Wipro Limited (VLSI and Telecom), Qualcomm, Renault Nissan, HCL, Dell, Sony, Bharat Electronics Limited, LG, etc. The median salary offered to the students of this program is around 4.2 LPA. It is on you to determine which university will be best for you. Read more

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Overall  #20 out of 200  in  India 2020 ( #14 out of 200 India 2019 )

#2nd in Chennai

#12 out of 200  Top Universities in India 2020

MBA  #59 out of 100  in  India 2020

#4th in Chennai

B.Tech  #14 out of 300  in  India 2020

#2nd in Chennai

Architecture  #18 out of 20  in  India 2020

#1st in Chennai

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#17 out of 32  Top Public Colleges in India 2020

Financial Express logo

Overall  #43 out of 50  in  India 2019

#4th in Chennai

Times Higher Education logo

B.Tech  #601 out of 800

QS World University logo

Overall  #16 out of 100  in  India 2020 ( #13 out of 72 India 2019 )

#2nd in Chennai

US News logo

Overall  #1103 out of 1599

Academy Ranking of World Universities logo

Overall  #11 out of 1000

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    SumaiyaComputer Science engineering
    Batch : 2022
    Remarks -
    8.3 /10

    My brother did his undergraduate at the same institute, he inspired me about the progress one gains at CEG. CEG also allows people to excel their passion in many domains like sports cultural activites or it could even be technical activities. One could get more exposure if they are really willing to do so.

    9/10social life
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    10 /10

    Placements are excellent. The standard of education is very good as all the teachers are well-experienced.The campus is maintained well and the food is good.The other factors are they offer all facilities i.e from bus to books to food, everything is taken care of.

    10/10social life
    Swetha SelvabharathiCSE
    Batch : 2023
    Remarks -
    6.7 /10

    My college is well known for its placement cell because of good placement and literally every students get placed during their 3rd or 4th year. They also provide valuable education which makes us easy for studying.

    4/10social life
    HariniBtech food tech
    Batch : 2022
    Remarks -
    6.7 /10

    Food inspector one of the best college in state the infrastructure were awesome more extra curricular activities. Library were extrodinary to know more abt food tech and to learn more about foood tech and to work hard in ma careers

    8/10social life
    Pravin H K SBachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Chemical Engineering)
    Enrolled : 2019

    Anna University - The master campus

    Remarks -
    8.7 /10

    It is one of the top universities in the country with a great alumni background. A very impressive campus and of course a very spectacular social life. I, being a student from the central board (CBSE) had a mindset that getting into such a university was impossible because of my cut off marks. Yes, and that's how the admission takes place, the admission procedure is a long process taken into consideration based on the board cut off marks. Students interested in taking major departments like CSE, EEE, Civil, Mech., should have a minimum cut off above 187 in the respective boards. The counseling is entirely online and usually occurs in the month of July. I preferred this college over NIT becau...

    10/10campus life
    jothibaskerMehanical engineering
    Batch : 2011

    My Review

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    8.7 /10

    Very good college, & good atmosphere, well organised by TN Government. A lot of space in the campus.

    8/10social life
    Syed sajithaBachelor of Engineering [BE] (Electronics & Communication Engineering)
    Enrolled : 2017

    Our college

    Remarks -
    7.4 /10

    Good college near to my surrounding best teaching and environment good in this college coaching facility more good don't use a mobile phones in college campus and bus.

    7/10campus life
    abarnaBachelor of Engineering [BE] (Computer Science and Engineering)
    Enrolled : 2017

    govt college in madurai

    Remarks -
    9.7 /10

    Teaching is good.disadvantage is college is 10 km from the city. Anna university did the counseling process. now the doing .fees is very low when compared with another self-financed college in Madurai

    10/10campus life
    Raghuraman BEIE
    Batch : 2021
    Remarks -
    6.3 /10

    Easy to travel, and it is rated one of the top ranked colleges in tamil nadu. I knew alumini who has studied in this college.and had a good review on the college which made me choose this as an option.

    6/10social life
    Batch : 2014
    Remarks -
    6.3 /10

    For future Job. My parents and students referes. I interested MCA course for my career. I know step by step improve my knowledge. Additional courses available in net. Any time I will access any courses without cost

    10/10social life
    7/10campus life

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    Mythily Kumar

    How to get ME admission seat in Annauniversity chennai pls help me full details about it

    20 Jun, 2019 13:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mythily, admission to this course is based on the marks scored in TANCET or GATE score followed by counselling (TANCA). Only those students who have scored 60% in their graduation degree will be considered eligible for the course. For further details, you may check the Admission Details of the university from here.

    20 Jun, 2019 13:27
    G Nandhakumar

    MBC communication

    24 Apr, 2019 12:24
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    This course is not offered by the university. However, you may check other MBA Communication Colleges from here.

    24 Apr, 2019 13:07
    G Nandhakumar

    B-tech Automobiles

    24 Apr, 2019 12:22
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Nandhakumar, instead of B.Tech, the university offers BE in Automobile Engineering. Admission process for the same will start from June 20, 2019 (tentatively). Students must have scored 50% in HSC to be eligible for the course.

    24 Apr, 2019 12:53
    raj kumari

    Hi I am an Mphil graduate with NET and currently planning to take up PHD in English Literature in part time. Please guide on how to proceed with the admission process.

    21 Jan, 2019 12:01
    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi, Ph.D. admission is based on the university-based written Test followed by an interview although UGC NET/ CSIR NET/ SLET/ JRF Teaching Fellowship holders are also eligible for admission. For more information, you may please check the official website.

    21 Jan, 2019 16:32

    Sir i did diplomo i'am eligible for joining anna university

    18 Sep, 2018 15:37
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Gokul, Please check this link for getting the Admission Information of Anna University.

    18 Sep, 2018 18:08
    Sivapriya Malarvannan

    My daughter got 115.5 in nata and 75% in board exam will she get admission in b.arch. anna University

    13 Jun, 2018 19:43
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Sivapriya, Its depends upon the merit list of the college whether she will get admission or not according to her rank.

    18 Aug, 2018 18:03
    mohan kumar

    I wanna make aerospace engineer well tell which best of B.E or please help

    20 May, 2018 06:02
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Mohan, To get the details regarding colleges for b.e or btech you can check this link:- Best Colleges for B.Eor Btech

    23 May, 2018 14:25

    Other state persons also eligible for Anna University tnea I got 98.7% in 2

    07 May, 2018 12:02
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Satish, Please check the Admission procedure for this university through this link :- Admission Procedure

    07 May, 2018 16:03
    Monsha S

    Is there is B.Sc Maths? if it is let me know about it and its details and about the entrance exam

    29 Apr, 2018 14:40
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Monsha S, this college does not provide B.SC in Mathematics

    01 May, 2018 18:23
    Niharika nelakuditi

    I have got 93% in groups. Will you advise me how to take admission in Anna University

    27 Apr, 2018 21:18
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Niharika , The admission procedure of Anna University is given below:- 

     Application form for UG COURSES  offered by Anna University can be filled online by visiting the official portal of TNEA followed by document verification at the TNEA Facilitation Centers (TFC). Students can exercise their choices of desired institutions and branches after paying the initial deposit .Final seat allotment is confirmed by the admission authority only.

    03 May, 2018 18:15

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    November 23, 2020

    Anna University to Start UG Engineering Classes From Today

    Colleges affiliated to Anna University have begun their new session from November 23, 2020. The online classes have been a regular course structure in this pandemic situation. Colleges have now adopted the internet broadband connectivity, digital mentorship programs, membership to virtual labs, e

    November 23, 2020

    TNEA Counselling 2020: Supplementary Provisional Allotments (Out); Check Here

    November 23, 2020: Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Tamil Nadu has declared TNEA 2020 Supplementary Provisional Allotments List. Aspirants can check seat allotments for Academic, Vocational, and Special category on DTE official website DTE, Tamil Nadu has also relea

    November 23, 2020

    TANCA 2020: Merit List Released for GATE, TANCET Candidates; Check Here

    November 23, 2020: Anna University has released the TANCA 2020 Merit List for GATE and TANCET candidates on its official website: now.  Earlier, the university also published the TANCA Rank List in pdf form Candidates who have applied for Tamil Nadu Common

    November 18, 2020

    TANCA Counselling Schedule 2020 Released, Check Details Here

    Anna University has released the complete schedule for TANCA Counselling Process on the official website. As per the schedule, the varsity will publish the rank list on November 20, 2020. Candidates who applied for TANCA Counselling can check the schedule for counselling process at annauniv.e

    November 05, 2020

    KEA Architecture 2020 Rank List Release Held Back, New Dates to Update Soon; Get Details

    After some complaints received regarding the discrepancies in the calculation of the marks, KEA has decided to hold back the result of the Architecture Rank list 2020. The new release dates for the same will be announced soon.  Karnataka Examination Authority calculates the results of NATA b

    November 05, 2020

    Anna University tells HC: Exam Fee Collection Important; Huge Loss Otherwise

    Chennai: Anna University stated that if the exam fees are not collected from the students, it would face serious financial crises. Anna University has not demanded any fees from the students of First to Pre-final years whose exams have been canceled due to COVID 19 Pandemic.  An

    November 03, 2020

    TNEA 2020 Supplementary Counselling: Registration Process Opened till November 7; Register

    Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai commenced the counselling process for TNEA 2020 supplementary admission on November 3. Candidates can register for the counselling process via the official website The Directorate informed the potential candidates that the deadline for r

    October 20, 2020

    TNEA 2020 Counselling Round 2 Allotment List Released Today, Read How to Check

    Directorate of Technical Education, DoTe, Tamil Nadu has released Second Allotment List of TNEA 2020 Counselling today, October 20, 2020. Read How to Check TNEA 2020 Round 2 Allotment list is available on the official site at and The registration proces

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