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

Particulars Date
M.Phil Merit List will be released on December 06, 2020
Final Allotment for M.Sc 5 Year Integrated program November 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 List November 19, 2020
Post Graduate Certificate Program in Financial Markets Registration November 25, 2020
Provisional Allotment Completed October 16, 2020
Provisional Allotment Completed October 20, 2020
Choice Filling Enabled October 21, 2020
Initial Deposit Payment October 23, 2020

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Anna University Highlights

Establishment | type 1978 | State University
Recognitions AICTE & UGC
Accreditations NAAC – ‘A’ grade (3.46/4.00)
Ranking NIRF: 14th in the overall category
Campus Area 185 acres
Courses Offered | Type 10 | UG, PG, and Ph.D.
Popular Courses B.E, B.Tech, MBA
Admission Criteria Entrance Test
Total Students UG: 10805 | PG: 3476 | Ph.D.: 1318
Total Faculty Regular: 581 | Temporary: 309
Official Website https://www.annauniv.edu

Anna University Ranking

Body/ Magazine Ranking Year
Outlook 17th among management institutes in India 2020
The World University Rankings 601-800 among Engineering institutes (Internationally) 2020
QS World University Rankings 16th among overall category in India 2020
US News Ranking 1103 in the overall category across the globe 2020
Outlook 13th in the overall category in India 2019
Financial Express 43rd in the overall category in India 2019
ARWU Ranking 11-16 in the overall category across the globe 2019

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.Tech
B.Arch Intermediate 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.Tech
M.Sc
MBA
M.Arch B.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 Name Acceptable Exam Link
B.Arch NATA Click here
B.E./ B.Tech TNEA Counseling Click here
MBA TANCET Click here
M.Tech GATE Click here

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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: Is Anna University a Government or a Private Institution?

Ans. Anna University is a Public State University situated in Tamil Nadu, India. Its main campus is in Chennai.

Ques: What is the eligibility criteria to apply for Anna University Counseling?

Ans. Under Anna University eligibility, applicants should be a citizen of India but not belonging to Tamil Nadu. The qualification is preferred as prescribed for Tamil Nadu Candidates and marks prescribed for Tamil Nadu candidates under General Category.

Ques: Is Anna University UGC approved Institute?

Ans. Anna University and it's distance education programmes has been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the apex body for higher education.

Ques: Can students apply directly for B.Tech admissions at Anna University without any prior eligibility tests?

Ans. Anna University admissions are strict and aspirants with only merit are eligible to take B. Tech admissions. There is no direct admission or management quota admissions applicable in the university.

Ques: What is the placement record at Anna University?

Ans. The placement process at Anna University starts around the month of September every year and lasts up to late April. 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. Anna University offers separate accommodation facilities for both male and female students. Facilities like a TV room, laundry, mess, common room, wifi connectivity etc are provided. The cost of a hostel including mess is around INR 22,000 per semester.

Ques: Why should students choose Anna University?

Ans. Anna University offers many undergraduate and postgraduate courses in multiple specializations - 29 undergraduate and 90 postgraduate programmes in various disciplines in the University Departments and 41 undergraduate and 57 postgraduate programmes in Affiliated Institutions.

Ques: Does Anna University accept any National or State Entrance Exam scores?

Ans. No, Anna University does not consider any state or national entrance exams scores while giving admission for engineering at Anna University. Allotment is strictly based on the applicants merit i.e.,10+2th or equivalent examination scores.

Ques: Is Anna University a UGC approved Institute?

Ans: Yes, Anna University is a University Grants Commission (UGC) approved University, all the courses of the varsity and its distance education programmes are approved by UGC.

Ques: Can students directly apply for admission at Anna University?

Ans: Anna University accepts national exam and state exam scores for the admission process in various courses. The university does not offer direct admission, and candidates are required to appear for the TANCET or TNEA to be eligible for the programs offered in the university.

Ques: Does Anna University offer distance education?

Ans: Yes, Anna University offers PG programs at distance mode. The university also conducts the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) for selecting candidates for admission into its courses.

Ques: What is the placement record of Anna university?

Ans: The placement process at Anna University starts around the month of September every year and lasts up to late April. 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: Anna University offers separate accommodation facilities for both male and female students. Facilities at the varsity includes: TV room, laundry, mess, common room, wifi connectivity etc are provided. The cost of a hostel including mess is around INR 22,000 per semester.

Ques: Why should students choose Anna University?

Ans: Anna University offers many undergraduate and postgraduate courses in multiple specializations - 29 undergraduate and 90 postgraduate programmes in various disciplines in the University Departments and 41 undergraduate and 57 postgraduate programmes in Affiliated Institutions.

Ques: Does Anna University accept any National or State Entrance Exam scores?

Ans: Yes, Anna University accepts the TANCET, NATA and TNEA entrance exam conducted by the state body for admission into engineering programs offered in the university.