Welcome To University
Anna University was established on 4th September, 1978 as a unitary type of University. This University was named after Late Dr.C.N.Annadurai, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities.
The University was formed by bringing together and integrating four well known technical institutions in the city of Madras (now Chennai) namely,
Message from the Vice-Chancellor
Greetings to all!
The major vision of Anna University will be towards developing a sustainable higher education system, through
a) delivery of state of art teaching and learning, b) research and innovation, c) creation of entrepreneurial ecosystem, and d) outreach activities addressing the social, economic, and environmental targets. The core objective of the University is to work for the upliftment of the humanity at large.
We are receiving increasing recognition and accolades nationally and internationally; we have been scaling greater heights in University rankings and are committed towards attaining even better position in the coming days. We have ambitious plans to demonstrate exponential growth in the coming years. Our academic departments and research centres span the fields of engineering, technology, science, management and architecture working in collaboration with regional and national partners to find pragmatic solutions to a wide range of societal and business challenges
Untiring efforts will always be invested in revamping the curriculum with contemporary methods of blended learning, and the focus will be towards attaining academic excellence. Effective strategies will be implemented towards: creating a Multidisciplinary research ecosystem - Translating research into innovation - Product development - Technology Transfer - Business Incubation - Creating Job givers instead of Job seekers. In addition to the above, we are consistently striving towards establishing an efficient and continuous Internal Quality Assurance System - Best practices - Benchmarking - Green initiatives. The university is situated in a serene environment. The serenity along with a multifaceted structure of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities will shape a holistic - physical, mental and intellectual growth of students.
The present governance of Anna University assures a transparent management system with participative organizational structure, motivating the star performers through awards and incentives. The University puts in sustained efforts to create brand equity in all its intellectual pursuits.
On behalf of the University family, I wish the students enjoyable learning experience while pursuing their objectives, making the University proud of their attainments. I assure the students that your talent will be honed and you will be exposed to cutting edge and competitive environment through your zealous participation in the corporate life of this great alma mater. Anna University - the exemplary temple of learning has created several eminent personalities in the past and we hope to see more in the near future.
Dr. R. Velraj
Father of White Revolution
Indian-American Computer Scientist
Indian Author,Novelist and Screenwriter in Tamil
Indian Industrialist, Managing Director of India Cements Ltd, Former Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and former President of the BCCI
Former Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Chairman at Alagappa Group of Educational Institutions
Founder of Shilpa Arhitects
Co-founder of IT company Mindtree
Indian space scientist who served as the Secretary of the Department of Space, Chairman of the ISRO and Space Commission
Executive Chairman of the Murugappa Groups
Former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team
The Indian rupee sign
Former Union Minister for Irrigation & Power
Indian Industrialist and Chairman Emeritus of TVS Motor Company.
Indian Industrialist and former Chairman of The Sakthi Group.
Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team
Former Chairman of IIT Kanpur and Former Vice Chancellor of Anna University.
India’s first female engineer.
Former High Commissioner of India to Cyprus, Australia and Pakistan .
Former Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Indian Industrialist and Former President of BCCI.
Commissioner on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities , USA.
Crazy Mohan, Screen writer and playwright
Father of Agni series of Missiles & Former Director DRDO.
Former Secretary DST & Former Director CLRI.
Chairman of Sanmar Group.
Managing Director, Ramco cements.
Song lyricist, film dialogue writer and a Software engineer
Former Indian cricketer
Dean Emeritus of Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad
Talented speaker since her childhood
Executive Director of Reliance Industries