March 2, 2021

Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

annamalai university admission

Annamalai University Established in 1929, with the munificence of the farsighted and noble-hearted philanthropist and patron of letters, Hon’ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Annamalai University has been highly acclaimed across the world for distinctive contribution to teaching, research and extension activities.

Annamalai University is one of the largest public residential universities in Asia and the first private university in India. Based in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, India, it is also one of the state’s best-known oldest universities.

In 2013, it was taken possession of by the Tamil Nadu government for financial reasons, which now appoints all pro and vice-chancellor positions.

The campus spreads across an area of almost 6.1km² and has 10 faculties: agriculture, arts, dentistry, education, engineering and technology, fine arts, Indian languages, marine sciences, medicine and science.


  • No. of students per staff : 14.1
  • Percentage of International Students : 2%
  • Student Ratio of Females to Males : 49:51
  • Number of FTE Students : 22098
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings


  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Engineering & technology

    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Life sciences

    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Physical sciences

    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Education

    • Education


The Directorate of Distance Education established in 1979, and now offers more than two hundred different programmes of study under the Regular Stream. It is credited with the largest enrolment in India and is well equipped with computer and other infrastructure, adequate teaching faculty and administrative set-up of its own, study centres, computer training centres, etc.

To serve its students’ clientele in their best interest at their door steps. It has also the unique distinction of offering first in India, Postgraduate Degree Programmes in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through Distance Education mode.

Annamalai University DDE Highlights

Establishment Year1979
Type of DepartmentPublic Distance Department
Affiliated toAnnamalai University, Chidambaram
Recognized byNCTE, UGC
AccreditationNAAC ‘A’ Grade accredited
Number of Course Wings20
Number of Study Centers throughout India74
AddressDDE Building, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Cuddalore – 608002, Tamilnadu, India


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Admissions to M.B.A., M.C.A., M.E., M.Tech., is through the Common Entrance Test (TANCET) conducted by Anna University

Important Dates for TANCET 2020

Commencement of Registration of Application : January 7, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
Last date for Registration of Application : January 31, 2020 @ 5.00 PM
Downloading of Hall Tickets : February 13, 2020
Announcement of Results : March 20, 2020
Downloading of Mark Sheets : March 23, 2020

Exam Dates & Timings
February 29, 2020 (10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)
February 29, 2020 (2.30 PM To 4.30 PM)
M.E. / M.Tech.
March 1, 2020 (10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)

Annamalai Students come from across the country and around the world. They represent a diverse section, comprising of varied backgrounds and cultures. The various courses offered by the University sprawls across different disciplines.

Admissions to the various Professional courses are based on the regulations stipulated by the Tamilnadu admissions in Professional Education institutions Act 2006 (TN Act No 3 of 2007)

Admission to all courses are purely based on merit following the rules of reservation of the T.N State Government.

The University offers both Under Graduate and  Post Graduate programmes along with a few diploma programmes. The details of each course is given under the Faculty that offers the course.

The application to all the Courses are through the online registration and submission of hardcopy to the university.


University Contact Information
AddressAnnamalai Nagar – 608 002
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone & Fax91 – 4144 – 238248/263/796
fax : 91 – 4144 – 238080, Voice-net : +91 – 4144 – 237356 / 57 / 58 / 59



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