Anna University, Chennai

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Anna University, Chennai
Motto Progress Through Knowledge
Active 1978–current
Type Public
Chancellor Konijeti Rosaiah
Vice-Chancellor P. Kaliraj[1][2] (Officiating)
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 13°00′39″N 80°14′08″E / 13.010887°N 80.235429°E / 13.010887; 80.235429
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Anna University, Chennai is a technological university based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established on 1 February 2007 by the splitting of Anna University 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.

Anna University Chennai comprises four colleges: College of Engineering, Guindy, Alagappa College of Technology, Madras Institute of Technology and the Anna University School of Architecture and Planning.

On 14 September 2011, a bill was passed to merge back the universities.[3]

Regional Wise[edit]


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



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.[8] Starting in the academic year 2007-08, students were admitted to engineering colleges on the basis of their Plus-Two marks and their caste.[9][10]


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