Anna University is a state-level university that is recognised by the UGC and is credited with an “A” Grade by the NAAC. It is moreover a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). In 2020, the University was ranked on 14 for Engineering by the NIRF. Established in 1978, the University at present offers over 50 Under Graduate, Post Graduate and doctorate programme across its eight faculties and over 100 degree & diploma courses via its 500 affiliated colleges. In addition to this, it also offers distance learning (correspondence) courses via its Centre for Distance Education. Over the years, the University has gained fame for its courses in Engineering, Science and Management. It has also collaborated with 37 international (abroad) universities to offer opportunities for student exchange programmes to its students.

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The courses are accessible under eight faculties and over 30 departments at the university campus. Names of the ingredient faculties are Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Sciences & Humanities, Faculty of Architecture & Planning, Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Faculty of Information & Communication Engineering. Admission to all the courses is conducted through national-level entrance exams, including GATE, UGC NET, NATA, TANCET, CSIR NET and TNEA counselling. However, admission to MBA and MCA programmes offered via distance education (correspondence) is conducted through Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) and for MSc programme, students are particular based on their qualifying entrance exam scores. 

Till date, the University has over 14,000 PhD scholars enrolled in Science, Engineering and Technology. The University campus comprises more than 20 research centres for its students under streams like Technology, Science, Management and Education, among others. It also has a placement cell department that takes concern of all the placement-related performance. Over the years, top recruiter companies like Wipro, Ashok Leyland, Infosys and Accenture have recruited talented students from this University. The average and highest salary package accessible during 2020 placements was Rs 4.75 LPA and Rs 6.60 LPA, correspondingly. This University also offer scholarships worth Rs 17.5 lakh to Mechanical Engineering (M.E) students. Students who are studying at other University departments can reward scholarships attraction Rs 10.5 lakh

Anna University Highlights 2021

Given below are the highlights concerning the University are mentioned in the table:

Year of establishment1978
Size of the Campus189 acre
Renowned byUGC
NIRF ranking (2020)Ranked 14 in Engineering
Element faculties | departments8 | 30+
Affiliated colleges500+
No. of courses offered– University campus: 50+ – Affiliated colleges: 100+
Scholarship exam patternMerit-based/ need-based
Highest salary offered (2021)Rs 6.57 LPA

Anna University Rankings

It has been ranked as one of the top universities by quite a few legislative bodies. Given below is the year-wise rankings:

Anna University Rankings 2020 

  • Ranked 8 for Engineering by The Week 
  • Ranked 10 for University by Outlook 
  • Ranked 14 for Engineering by NIRF

Anna University Rankings 2019

  • Ranked 7 for University by NIRF
  • Ranked 8 for Engineering by The Week
  • Ranked 9 for Engineering by NIRF 
  • Ranked 12 for Architecture by NIRF 
  • Ranked 12 for Engineering by Outlook 
  • Ranked 12 for Architecture by NIRF 
  • Ranked 13 for University by Outlook 
  • Ranked 43 for MBA by NIRF 
  • Ranked 62 for MBA by Composite Rank

Anna University Courses & Fees 2021

The University offers over 50 Under Graduate, Post Graduate and doctorate programmes under its ingredient faculties. Admission in all these courses is either through entrance exam or merit-based exam. Anna University is generally recognized for BTech, MTech, MSc and MBA courses. Given below are the names of few well-liked courses along with annual fees and eligibility criteria in the table:

Course NameSpecialisationTotal Fees
BE/ BTechChemical Engineering, Information Technology, Food Technology, Textile Technology + 21 more specialisationsRs 2,00,500
B.ArchNot AvailableRs 10,00,500
MBAGeneral, Tourism ManagementRs 70,500
ME/ MTechMechatronics, Chemical Engineering, Information Technology, Biotechnology + 61 more specialisationsRs 2,29,500
MScApplied Mathematics, Applied Chemistry, Computer Science, Medical Physics + 6 more specialisationsRs 2,06,500
M.ArchGeneral, Digital Architecture, Environmental Architecture, Landscape ArchitectureRs 2,06,500
MPlanNot AvailableRs 1,35,500
MCANot AvailableRs 1,50,000
PhDEngineering & Technology, Science & Humanities, Management, Architecture & PlanningN/A

Anna University Admission 2021

This University admission process usually begins in April annually. However, for the academic year 2021, the admission process was delayed because of the ongoing pandemic. A few of the important dates regarding Anna University admissions are tabulated below:

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Anna University Admission Dates 2021
Registration begins for Engineering courses26-Jul-2021
Registration begins for MBA/ MCA11-Aug-2021
Registration ends for MBA/ MCA31-Aug-2021
Registration begins for Integrated MSc/MScThird week of September 2021
Registration ends for Integrated MSc/MScSecond week of October 2021

Anna University Admission 2021

In this University admissions are conducted through an online mode. Admissions to most of the courses, which includes BTech, BArch, MBA, MTech, M.Arch, MCA, MPlan and PhD are entrance-based. Students, who meet up the below-given eligibility criteria, can roll online via website of the University. Registrations for Engineering through TNEA entrance exam are open currently. Given below table represents the eligibility criteria all along with the established entrance exams and admission status for well-liked courses:

Name of the CourseEligibilityEntrance Exam
BE/ BTech12th Class with PCMTNEA
BArch12th Class with Science streamNATA
MBABachelor’s degree (UG) in the relevant streamTANCET
ME/ MTechBE/ BTech in the relevant streamGATE/ TANCET
M.ArchBArch from a renowned universityTANCET
MPlanBachelor’s degree (UG) in the relevant streamTANCET
MCABCA from a renowned universityTANCET
MScBSc in the relevant streamN/A
PhDMaster’s (PG) degree in the relevant streamUGC NET/ CSIR NET/ JRF/ Written Exam

Anna University Placements 2021

The University has a Centre for University-Industry Collaboration (CUIC) which conducts all the placement-related deeds. Separately from placements, the university centre is also accountable for providing internship opportunities to its all students. 

During placements 2021, a lot of top companies like Google, Unilever, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, IBM, Infosys, Dell and many more participated. The utmost salary package accessible during the placement drive was Rs 6.67 LPA. Given below is the salary details regarding University placements 2021:

Anna University Placement 2021
Highest CTC accessible6.57 LPA
Median CTC accessible5.70 LPA
Average CTC accessible4.71 LPA

Anna University Scholarships 2021

This University offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarships to its studious students. Students are also qualified for availing a number of scholarships offered by both the state and central government. It also offers financial help to economically weaker students. Given below are the few details regarding the Anna University scholarship:

  • The third-year students of Computer Science and Engineering are awarded with Alan Mutually Global Leadership in Engineering Scholarship by Ford Foundation-USA value $1,000
  • The CUIC, Anna University in cooperation with Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India (RNTBCI) facilitated the CSR scheme of RNTBCI, also offer a Merit cum Means Scholarship to below given students:
    • 60 Mechanical Engineering (M.E.) students studying in science department
    • Skill Development for 600 Mechanical Engineering (M.E.) students studying in the affiliated colleges of University value Rs 17.5 lakh
    • Advanced Level Quality Improvement agenda for 120 students studying in departments value Rs 10 lakh

In addition to the above information, students who are willing to chase a Under Graduate or Post Graduate degree programme at this University are open to a no. of scholarship opportunities. The details concerning the same are given below:

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Name of the ScholarshipScholarship Eligibility Criteria
Tamil Nadu (T.N) e-District Community Scholarship– Unlock for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate  courses – Yearly family profits must not go beyond Rs 2 LPA (for regular courses) and Rs 2.5 LPA (for regular and self-financing courses)
Hostel Loan Scholarship– Unlock for Under Graduate/ Post Graduate students in ACTECH hostel – Yearly family income must not go beyond Rs 2 LPA
Anna Award– For students selected during Backward & Minorities Welfare Office – On the base of marks obtained in Class 12
CM Award– For students selected during Backward & Minorities Welfare Office – On the base of marks obtained in Class 12



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