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BRIEF HISTORY OF ANNA 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,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)
The University is situated in the southern part of the city of Chennai and it is 3 kms.from the nearest Railway Station (Guindy) and 10 kms. from Chennai Airport. The University’s Main Campus extends over 189 acres abutting the Adyar River on the north
and Raj Bhavan on the south. The Madras Institute of Technology at Chrompet constitutes the second campus of the University which extends over 52 acres. A third campus extending over 5 acres is located at Taramani, Chennai. These campuses have a variety
of buildings serving the various needs of the University community.
In 2001, Anna University was converted to an affiliating type University by bringing together all the Engineering colleges in the State of Tamil Nadu and was again reconverted to the unitary type in 2010. In 2012, Anna University was again converted to
an affiliating type of University by bringing together all the Engineering Colleges in the State of Tamil Nadu under one umbrella to ensure uniform quality in engineering education.
In addition to the above, 4 University Department Campuses (CEG/MIT/ACT/SAP Campuses), presently, Anna University has 13 Constituent Colleges, 3 Regional Campuses at Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore and 593 Affiliated Colleges
(Government, Government Aided and Self-Financing Colleges).
Objectives of the University:
To constantly raise the quality of engineering education thereby to produce superior human resource to match rapid technological developments
To share its academic experience and infrastructure with other institutions for providing quality education across the State and help students to fulfill their dreams.
To uphold the highest ethical and professional standards while imparting engineering education and while fulfilling its obligations to students and staff.
To serve the society with technological advancement and to actively take part in building knowledge-based society.
Vision:Anna University shall strive towards a World Class Institution by producing professionals with high technical knowledge, professional skills and ethical values. The University shall be a preferred partner to the industry and community for contribution
towards their economic and social development by providing high quality manpower through excellence in teaching, research and consultancy.
Anna University shall be recognized as a point of reference, a catalyst, a facilitator,a trend setter and a leader in technical education.
Academic Details:Anna University offers 29 UG and 90 PG Programmes in various disciplines in the University Departments and 41 UG and 57 PG programmes in Affiliated Institutions. About 16007 students are pursuing their degree programme in the University Departments and about 7,21,276 students are pursuing their degree programme in the Affiliated institutions.
Anna University is proud of having 14023 Ph.D. scholars on roll in Science, Engineering and Technology.
For further details visit source:https://www.annauniv.edu/