Annamalai University is one of Asia's largest public residential universities located in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1929 and spread across 1,500 acres of land. AU consists of 10 faculties, 49 departments, and provides undergraduate, postgraduate courses, diplomas, and research programs. AU has a separate department for distance education called Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education. It provides more than 500 courses through distance learning mode.
Annamalai University is recognized by NAAC with ‘A’ grade and approved by AICTE, UGC, MCI, DCI, and NCTE.
|Entrance Exam||Annamalai University Entrance Test|
|Type of Programs||UG, PG courses, Diploma, M.Phil/ Ph.D.|
|Mode of Registration||Online and Offline|
Annamalai University Courses & Admission
Annamalai University offers various UG, PG and Research courses under various departments such as the Department of Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering & Technology, Arts, Education, Agriculture, Education, Fine Arts, Science, Indian Languages and Marine Sciences. are run under different departments. The brief of courses with their specialization and eligibility is given below:
|B.A||Intermediate(10+2) from any stream at least 50% in total aggregate|
|B.Com||Intermediate(10+2) from Commerce stream at least 50% in total aggregate|
|B.E||Intermediate(10+2) from Science stream at least 50% in total aggregate
Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as the main subjects
|B.C.A||Intermediate(10+2) from any stream at least 50% in total aggregate
Computer Science or Information Technology as the main subject
|B.Sc.||Intermediate(10+2) from Science stream at least 50% in total aggregate
Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology/Zoology/ as the main subjects
|M.B.B.S||Intermediate(10+2) from any stream at least 50% in total aggregate
Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the main subjects
Intermediate(10+2) from Science stream at least 50% in total aggregate
Biology as the main subject
|B.P.Ed||Intermediate graduate in relevant stream at least 50% in total aggregate|
Physical education is mandatory for B.P.Ed program
|M.A||B.A Hons graduates in the relevant subjects with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.Com||B.Com(Hons) graduates in the relevant subjects or BBA with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.Lib.I.Sc.||B.Lib.I.Sc. graduates with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.C.A||B.Ss Hons graduates in CS/IT or BCA with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.Sc.||B.Sc Hons graduates in the relevant subjects with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|MDS||BDS graduates with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.S||MBBS graduates with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.E||B.E/ B.Tech graduates in the relevant subjects with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.P.Ed||B.P.Ed graduates with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.Pharm||B.Pharm graduates with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.Ed||B.Ed graduates with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|M.F.S||BFS graduates with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
|LLM||LLB/ BBL/ BAL/ BGL with a minimum of 50% marks in total aggregate.|
Research and Doctoral programs
The University also offers M.Phil and Ph.D. programs in different faculties such as Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Science, Medicine, Education and more. The minimum eligibility for such programs Master degree in the relevant subjects with at least 55% of total aggregate.
Diploma and Certificate Courses
Annamalai University provides UG and PG Diplomas in various fields like Biotechnology, Pharma Management, Computer Applications, Accounting, Finance, and more. The minimum eligibility is a pass degree in an intermediate(10+2)/ intermediate graduate course.
Note: Candidates are requested to check Annamalai University Fee Structure as per course before applying for the desired course.
Annamalai University Admissions
Students seeking admission to the university courses can register themselves through the official website by submitting completed applications along with the required fee and necessary enclosures. Candidates can follow the subsequent steps to register:
Step 1: Visit the official website of the university (https://annamalaiuniversity.ac.in) and click on ‘New User’
Step 2: Register yourself with a valid contact number and email id
Step 3: Enter your AU Login credentials and browse through the various programs that are grouped into several streams
Step 4: Select the programs and the application form will appear, fill in the form carefully and upload all the required documents
Step 5: Submit the form along with the payment of the application form as per your category and course.
Annamalai University Selection Procedure
- For all the undergraduate courses and diploma programs, the selection procedure is done on a merit basis - marks obtained in intermediate(10+2) except B.Pharm and B.Tech. Admission to B.Tech and B.Pharm is done on entrance based followed by an interview
- PG Selections vary courses to course –
- MA, M.Sc., and M.Com admissions are done on a merit basis - marks obtained in graduation.
- Selection procedure of M.P.Ed is based on a physical fitness test followed by a personal interview
- M.Ed selection is based on a merit basis followed by an interview
- Admission to MBA, M.Tech, M.Pharm, and MCA programs is done on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying degree merit, entrance exam and personal interview.
- The selection procedure of M.Phil/ Ph.D. aspirants is done on the basis of the Written Test conducted by the university followed by a Personal Interview. NET/ GATE qualifiers can exempt a Ph.D. entrance test.
Note: Successful candidates satisfying their eligibility with Annamalai University Cutoff can enroll their names after the counseling procedure.
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Annamalai University Ranking
|Magazine/ Ranking Body||Rank|
|NIRF||56 among the top 100 universities|
|NIRF||13 among the top 100 pharmacy institutes|
Annamalai University DDE
Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education provides more than 500 courses. It offers education to those people who are unable to attend the campus but who desire to study. AU DDE offers various courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design, Hotel Management, and Catering Technology, Retail Management, Twinning, Health Science, a Commonwealth Youth Program, Yoga, Music, Fire and Safety, Pharmaceutical, Taxation, etc.
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Annamalai University DDE Admissions
Candidates willing to study through Annamalai University Distance Education Program can get admission through the following two modes:
Annamalai University provides a Spot admission facility only to those candidates living near any of the designated university Study Centers. The selection of all the programs will be made through the Study Center. For acquiring seats through Spot admission, candidates must submit the required documents along with the application form in person to any study center or contact the Annamalai University DDE office.
Admission through Post
Other candidates seeking DDE Admission can send duly filled-in applications to “The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar – 608 002” along with attested Xerox copies of required documents.
Annamalai University DDE Results
Annamalai University Distance Education Results are announced on the official website of AU DDE. Students can check their results by entering their Roll Number /Register Number in the box present under the “Examinations” tab and clicking “Get Marks”.