Founded in 1978, Anna University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Chennai (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Anna University (AU Chennai) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anna University (AU Chennai) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 38 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AU Chennai also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.