Anna University

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Anna University,Chennai.
அண்ணா ப‌ல்கலைக்கழகம்
Anna University.jpg
Anna University main entrance
Motto Tamil: அறிவு மூலம் முன்னேற்றம்
Motto in English "Progress Through Knowledge"
Active 1978 (1978)–till date (till date)
Type Public
Chancellor HE Governor of Tamil Nadu
Vice-Chancellor M.Rajaram.[1][2]
Admin. staff 1978
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Chennai-110 acres (45,154 m²),
Website www.annauniv.edu
Anna University Logo.svg

Anna University (AU), formerly Perarignar Anna University of Technology (PAUT), is a technical university in Tamil Nadu, India. It's been ranked 7th[3] best university in India. The university encompasses within it one of the oldest technical institutes in the world and has a history spanning 218 years (As of 2012). It was renamed 'Anna University' on 4 September 1978 as a unitary university, named after C. N. Annadurai. It became an affiliating university in 2001, absorbing about 250 engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Between 2007 and 2010, it was split into six universities, namely, Anna University, Chennai, Anna University, Chennai - Taramani Campus, Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Tiruchirappalli, Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore, Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Tirunelveli, and Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Madurai. On September 14, 2011, a bill was passed to merge back the universities. Anna University has once again become a single affiliating university for engineering colleges all over Tamil Nadu from August 1, 2012.[4]

History[edit]

The statue of C. N. Annadurai at the CEG campus

Formation[edit]

Restructuring[edit]

Called previously as (before August 2012) Known at present (after August 2012)
Anna University, Chennai Anna University
Anna University of Technology (AUT) Anna University - Regional Office (AU-RO)
Anna University of Technology (AUT) - University Campus (or) College of Engineering Anna University - Regional Campus (or) College of Engineering

Scrapping of CET[edit]

The Common Entrance Test, conducted over the years by Anna University in the name of the Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination (TNPCEE), for admission to professional courses in the state was abolished in 2006.[9] Starting in the academic year 2007-08, students were admitted to engineering colleges on the basis of their Plus-Two marks and their caste.[10]

The reason stated for the abolition of the CET is that it places urban students at an advantage over rural students and causes significant expense burden on poor and/or rural students. This has resulted in substantially greater percentage of students from rural and / or poor backgrounds in obtaining admission to institutions of excellence predominantly in urban areas. It has also increased the burden of the teaching staff in such institutions to bring such students up to speed on par with their urban peers and led to perceptible downfall in their placement percentages over the years.

TV station[edit]

ISRO has permitted Anna University to start a separate TV channel by providing equipment. The university has established Tamil Nadu’s first Interactive Satellite Terminal under the Ku Band of EDUSAT and identified as one of the channel partners in the Southern region for EDUSAI Live interactive Audio-Video lecture programmes are transmitted through Ku Band and it helps to conduct free examinations in all its affiliated colleges.

Campus[edit]

The university's main campus is situated in the southern part of Chennai and extends over 110 acres (45,154 m²)[citation needed] adjoining the Adyar River and the Raj Bhavan. It contains the College of Engineering, Guindy, Alagappa College of Technology, and School of Architecture and Planning. The campus houses three technical departments of the University of Madras. The Madras Institute Of Technology at Chromepet constitutes the second campus and extends over 200,000 m².[citation needed] The third campus of the university is located at Taramani near the Instronic campus, Adyar.[citation needed]

Examinations[edit]

Every year Anna University, Chennai Conduct the Examinations for Even Semester UG / PG at May / June and For Odd Semester UG / PG Examinations on November / December. And 1st semester students on Both UG / PG will have exams in January.[11]

The university issues it's degree certificates on Tyvek Paper since 20th Dec 2010.

Campus and colleges[edit]

  • Anna University's main constituent campus
  • Anna University affiliated - Anna University's college or campus

Anna university colleges:

  • Anna University - Guindy, Chennai Circle
  • Anna University - Tharamani, Chennai Circle
  • Anna University - Tiruchirappalli Circle
  • Anna University - Madurai Circle
  • Anna University - Tirunelveli Circle
  • Anna University - Coimbatore Circle

Anna University - Main Constituent Campus, Chennai:

No. Main constituent campus Location District Estd Weblink Status
1 College of Engineering, Guindy Guindy Chennai district 1794 [1] University Departments
2 Alagappa College of Technology Guindy Chennai district 1944 [2] University Departments
3 School of Architecture and Planning Guindy Chennai district 1957 [3] University Departments
4 Madras Institute of Technology Chromepet Chennai 1949 [4] University Departments

Anna University - Tharamani, Chennai Region:

No. Regional office/campus or college name Location District Affiliation Estd Weblink Status
1 University College of Engineering Villupuram Villupuram Villupuram Anna University 01-09-2008 [5] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College
3 University College of Engineering Tindivanam Tindivanam Villupuram Anna University 2008 [6] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College
4 University College of Engineering Arani Arani Tiruvannamalai Anna University 2007 [7] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College
5 University College of Engineering Kanchipuram Kanchipuram Kanchipuram Anna University 2010 [8] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College

Anna University - Tiruchirappalli Region:

No. Regional office/campus or college name Location District Affiliation Estd Weblink Status
1 Anna University Tiruchirappalli Campus Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli district Anna University 2007 [9] Anna University Zonal Campus (or) Office
2 University College of Engineering Panruti Campus Panruti Cuddalore district Anna University 2007 [10] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College (or) Campus
3 Anna University Pattukkottai Campus Rajamadam, Pattukkottai Taluk Thanjavur Anna University 15.09.09 [11] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College (or) Campus
4 Anna University Thirukkuvalai Campus Thirukkuvalai Nagapattinam Anna University 2007 [12] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College (or) Campus
5 Anna University Ariyalur Campus Ariyalur Ariyalur Anna University 2007 [13] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College (or) Campus

Anna University - Madurai Region:

No. Regional office/campus or college name Location District Affiliation Estd Weblink Status
1 Anna University Madurai Campus Madurai Madurai district Anna University 2010 [14] Anna University Zonal Campus (or) Office
2 Anna University Ramanathapuram Campus Ramanathapuram Ramanathapuram Anna University 2007 [15] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College (or) Campus
3 Anna University Dindigul Campus Dindigul Dindigul Anna University 2007 [16] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College (or) Campus

Anna University - Tirunelveli Region:

No. Regional office/campus or college name Location District Affiliation Estd Weblink Status
1 Anna University Tirunelveli Campus Tirunelveli Tirunelveli district Anna University 2007 [17] Anna University Zonal Campus (or) Office
2 Anna University College of Engineering Nagercoil Nagercoil Kanniyakumari Anna University 2007 [18] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College
3 Anna University V.O.Chidambaranar College of Engineering Thoothukudi Thoothukudi Anna University 2007 [19] Anna University Affiliated Anna University College

Anna University - Coimbatore Region:

No. Regional office/campus or college name Location District Affiliation Estd Weblink Status
1 Anna University Coimbatore Campus Coimbatore Coimbatore district Anna University 2007 [20] Anna University Zonal Campus (or) Office

Anna University - Institutes and Centres[edit]

  • AU-BCT Kalam Centre of Excellence
  • Centre for Technology Development and Transfer
  • Institute of Remote Sensing
  • Educational Multimedia Research Centre
  • Institute of Ocean Management
  • AU-TVS Center for Quality Management
  • Institute for Energy Studies
  • AU-FRG Institute for CAD/CAM
  • Centre for Aerospace Research
  • Centre for University Industry Collaboration
  • AU-KBC Research Centre
  • Training Centre for Career Advancement
  • Centre for Biotechnology
  • Centre for Women Empowerment
  • Crystal Growth Centre
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship Development
  • Centre for Nano Science and Technology
  • Centre for Disaster Multimedia Research
  • Centre for Professional Development Education
  • Building Technology Centre
  • Centre for Development of Tamil in Engg.&Technology
  • Centre for International Affairs
  • AU Patriotic and People Oriented Science and Technology Centre
  • Centre for Intellectual Property Rights
  • Centre for water Resources
  • Centre for Research
  • Centre for Environmental Studies
  • Centre for Applied Research in Indic Technologies
  • Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management
  • Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Research
  • Centre for Human Settlements
  • Centre with Potential for Excellence in Environmental Science
  • AU-RU Urban Energy Centre

Affiliations[edit]

The affiliated colleges are four types:

ANUSAT[edit]

The Anna University Microsatellite, or ANUSAT, is an Indian student built microsatellite. Anusat is the first satellite designed and developed by an Indian university and is the first satellite in India to be built and operated by any organization other than ISRO. It carries a primary store and forward payload and auxiliary technology demonstration payloads. It was launched aboard PSLV-C12, along with RISAT-2, from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The launch was carried out at 01:15 GMT (06:45 IST) on 20 April 2009. The satellite's development was sponsored by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Administration[edit]

Present (former VC'S)

Present Registrar[edit]

  • Prof. Dr. S. Ganesan (In-Charge)

Alumni[edit]

Some of the notable alumni include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VC's Desk". Annauniv.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  2. ^ "M. Rajaram the new V-C of Anna University". The Hindu. 24 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Top Colleges & Universities in India | 2013 University Web Rankings". 4icu.org. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Anna University to become a single entity from August 1". The Hindu. 23 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Tamil Nadu Act 26 of 1982
  6. ^ "Welcome to Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore". annauniv.ac.in. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "The Hindu : States / Tamil Nadu : House passes Bill to amend Anna University Act". thehindu.com (The Hindu). September 15, 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "AUT merger not total, universities separately handle affiliation - Times Of India". indiatimes.com. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Common Entrance Test abolished in Tamil Nadu
  10. ^ Should Common Entrance Test be scrapped?
  11. ^ Anna University
  12. ^ "M. Rajaram the new V-C of Anna University". The Hindu. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  13. ^ "Veeraraghavan new VSSC director". The Hindu. October 31, 2009. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Speakers. "Speakers". Cegam.in. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  15. ^ "Vellanki Rama Rao Bhavan at the VNRVJIET Library". 

Coordinates: 13°00′46″N 80°14′11″E / 13.01268°N 80.236362°E / 13.01268; 80.236362