Formerly known as Perarignar Anna University of Technology (PAUT), it has a technical profile and is situated in Tamil Nadu, India. It is considered to be the 9th best Indian university.
Perhaps few of us know that this university contains one of the oldest and most prestigious technical institutes in the world. Not to mention the fact that it was built in such a beautiful environment of the Indian landscape.
A Brief History
Annamalai university has been established somewhere around the end of the 18th century, therefore it has a long history. It got its name in 1978, after Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, i.e. C.N. Annadurai. It was in 2001 that it became an affiliating university and it absorbed no less than 250 engineering colleges in the city of Tamil Nadu, including three government-aided private academic institutions, 426 self-financing colleges and 6 government engineering colleges. This affiliation took place under the so-called Anna University Amendment Act.
Later on, in 2007, Annamalai University was split into 6 universities – two in Chennai, one in Tiruchirappalli, another one in Coimbatore, one in Tirunelveli and one in Madurai. But this separation did not last for long. Thus, on September the 14th, 2011, they passed a bill that required that the universities should merge back into one, as it had been for so many years before. And therefore, once again, Anna University became one single affiliation for many engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. This happened on the 1st of August 2012.
Its main campus is located in the southern part of Chennai. It goes as far as more than 45,154 sq. m. and it is close to the Raj Bhavan and the Adyar River. Annamalai University campus includes the Engineering College, the College of Technology, Guindy, and School of Planning and Architecture. This campus has 3 technical departments belonging to the University of Madras.
Situated in Chromepet, the Madras Technology Institute represents the second campus which actually extends over no less than 200,000 square meters. And there is a third campus, which is located near Adyar Campus. These are but a few details that can say a lot about the complexity of this university and how it can have a such a positive impact on young people’s lives, helping them improve their knowledge, discover their true interests and expand their minds in a nice and peaceful atmosphere.
Having its own TV channel
The Indian Space Research Organization has provided Annamalai University with special equipment to start its own TV channel. This university has in fact established the very first interactive Satellite Terminal in Tamil Nadu under the aegis of Ku Band of EDUSAI. It is considered to be one of the channel partners of the south region for EDUSAI live audio and video lectures which can be transmitted via Ku Band. At the same time, this channel helps conduct free examinations at all the university’s affiliated colleges.
The examination period is structured following a very specific schedule. Thus, students in the 1st semester usually have their exams in January. This university conducts the examinations as follows: for even semesters, UG/PG in May/June, and for odd semester UG/PG exams in November/December.
Students can check their exam results by clicking on Anna University Results on the Anna Univ official webpage.
At any rate, keep in mind that for those who are interested in developing their inborn skills and interests while also having the chance to meet people with brilliant minds from various parts of India and not only, Annamalai University can certainly be a well-inspired choice.