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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,

  • College of Engineering (CEG) (Established in 1794)
  • Alagappa College of Technology (ACT) (Established in 1944)
  • Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) (Established in 1949)
  • School of Architecture & Planning (SAP) (Established in 1957)

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    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

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