Established in 1929, Annamalai University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Chidambaram (population range: 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Annamalai University (AU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Annamalai University (AU) 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 87 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.