Anna University

country rank  11
world rank  906

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University Overview

Founded in 1978, Anna University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Chennai (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Anna University (AU Chennai) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anna University (AU Chennai) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 39 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name अन्ना विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym AU Chennai
Founded 1978 Origins date back to 1858 (College of Engineering, Guindy)
Motto Progress through Knowledge

University Location

Address Sardar Patel Road
Chennai (population range: over 5,000,000)
600 025 Tamil Nadu
T +91 (44) 2235 2161
F +91 (44) 2235 0397

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Centre for Admissions, Anna University
Chennai 600 025
+91 (44) 2235 8262

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Anna University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  • Council of Architecture (COA)


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Tamilnadu State Council for Technical Education (TANSCHE)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018