Anna University, Chennai is a public university in the state of Tamil Nadu which consists of 13 constituent colleges, 3 Regional Campuses, 4 University Department Campuses, and 593 colleges under its affiliation. The university offers numerous specialised courses in under-graduate, post-graduate, diploma, and fact-finding programs for scholars.
Anna University is famous for its strong dominion in the engineering and management streams. The entrance exam which is accepted by the university is TNPCEE, TANCET, NATA, JEE, and others. Mainly, the university focuses on TNEA counselling which is based on students’ cut-off marks in their class 12. The cut-off marks will change according to the college. The TNEA counselling will allow students holding cut-off marks of more than 75.
Anna University offers a lot of courses from various streams such as CSE, EEE, ECE, IT, etc. The university also holds 43rd in the overall category in India in Outlook and 17th place among management institutes in India.
The university was formed by bringing four institutes together which are
The following table consists of the basic information about Anna University. It will give an idea about how the university works.
|Established | Institute Type||1978 | State University|
|Approved by||All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission of India (UGC)|
|Set by||Tamil Nadu Government|
|Entrance Exam||TNPCEE, TNEA, TANCET, NATA, JEE, and others|
|Courses Offered||30 | UG, PG, and Ph.D.|
|Popular Courses||BE, B. Tech, MBA|
|Admission Criteria||Merit-based & Entrance Test|
|Top Recruiters||Cognizant Technology Solutions, Bank of America, Infosys, HCL, CEAT, Philips Innovation, Oracle, Reliance Industries, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Conde Nast, etc.|
|Campus Area||185 Acres|
|Facilities Available||Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports.|
Anna University, Chennai is the most reputed university in Tamil Nadu. The university will always have its place reserved in every ranking.
|Outlook||17th among management institutes in India||2020|
|QS 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|
|NIRF||2019||7th (Universities Category) out of 200 14th (Overall Category) out of 200 9th (Engineering Category) out of 200|
|BRICS||2020||87th out of 400|
|Times Higher Education||2020||#601-800 out of 1009 in Engineering Category|
|The Week||2019||8th out of 126 in Engineering Category|
|B.Tech||IT, Printing Technology, and others||Intermediate graduate with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths Candidates with Diploma in Engineering/ Technology can apply for lateral entry||4 years|
|B.E||CSE, EEE, ECE, Mechanical, and others||Intermediate graduate with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths Candidates with Diploma in Engineering/ Technology can apply for lateral entry||4 years|
|B. Arch||Architecture, Landscape design, etc||Intermediate graduate with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths and 50% in aggregate as well||4 years|
|MBA||Management, Finance, accounting, etc||Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks||2 years|
|M.Sc||Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, etc.||Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks||2 years|
|M.C.A||Computer Applications||Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks||2 years|
|M.E||Structural Engineering, CAD-CAM, Plastic Engineering, and others||Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks||2 years|
|M.Tech||Printing Technology, Information Technology, and others||Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks||2 years|
|M.Arch||Landscape Design, Architecture, and others||B.Arch in relevant discipline with 50% marks||2 years|
Admission at Anna University, Chennai is based on either entrance exam or merit-basis. Most of the time, the university prefers the students to be selected on merit basis.
Firstly, the university releases separate application forms for each stream and course. The application forms will be available on the official website. For B. Arch and M. Arch, the students must go through the NATA Entrance exam registration. They should pass with a credible score in it to get eligible for admission at Anna University.
The below table contains the accepted entrance exam for admission at Anna University.
|Course Name||Acceptable Exam|
|B. Arch / M. Arch||NATA|
|B. E / B. Tech||TNEA Counselling|
The students must follow the steps given below to fill up the Anna university application form:
The cut-off will be calculated with the marks scored by the students in Class 12 in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. This table is based on the previous year’s TNEA cut-offs accepted in Anna University.
|Engineering Specializations||Opening Marks||Closing Marks|
|Computer Science Engineering||183||200|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||194.75||200|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||189.5||199.67|
Anna University is known for its sovereignty in placement cell. The university is very active in terms of placements from top recruiting companies. More than 200 companies are coming to recruit the students. The university focuses on the students to enhance their skills and academic and curricular activities by conducting mock interviews, seminars, conferences, experts talk, etc.
|Salary packages||Lakhs per Annum|
|Highest salary||12 LPA|
|Median salary||6.5 LPA|
|Average salary||4.71 LPA|
The placement cell’s main objective is to train candidates in -
The placement strategy will change depending upon the course and the stream chosen. The salary trend of Anna University is given below:
The top recruiting companies are:
|MU SIGMA||Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd|
|Ranbaxy Laboratories||Saint Gobain Glass|
|Essar group||General Motors|
|Maruti Suzuki||Mahindra & Mahindra|
|Infosys||Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)|
The placement statistics for Anna University is mentioned below:
Anna University, Chennai provides financial support to deserving students. There are many scholarships available differing from the eligibility criteria to the amount of support.
Following are the facilities provided for the students by Anna University.
The faculty members of Anna University are not only the expert in their fields but also friendly in manners. The professors would always help the students with any academic and career-wise doubts.
There are a total of 7476 staff members working in association with the university. But on the campus, there is a total of 724 faculty including professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.
|Computer Science and Engineering||32|
Ques: How many courses are offered at Anna University?
The university offers various specialized courses in under-graduate, post-graduate, diploma, and investigative programs for the students.
Ques: What are the admission criteria for Anna University?
The admission criteria are based on the students’ performance in the entrance exam (TNPCEE, TANCET, NATA, JEE, and others)and class 12 and class 10.
Ques: When was Anna University established?
Anna University, Chennai was established in 1978 by clubbing four major institutes:
Ques: Is Anna University UGC approved Institute?
Anna University and all the distance education programs of the university have been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Ques: Does Anna University offer distance education?
Yes, Anna University offers PG distance education programs. The university conducts an entrance exam known as Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) to select the candidates for admission for these courses.