Annamalai University

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Annamalai University
Annamalai University logo.png
Motto With courage and faith
Established 1929
Type Public
Chancellor Konijeti Rosaiah
Location Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
11°23′27″N 79°42′53″E / 11.390845°N 79.714758°E / 11.390845; 79.714758Coordinates: 11°23′27″N 79°42′53″E / 11.390845°N 79.714758°E / 11.390845; 79.714758
Campus Rural
Affiliations UGC
Website http://www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
The Administrative Building, Annamalai University 01.JPG

Annamalai University is one of Asia's largest public residential universities located in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. The university is spread across 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) acres in Chidambaram and offers courses of higher education in science, engineering, humanities, agriculture and arts.

The university also provides more than 500 courses through distance education.[1] The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) of Annamalai University offers education to those people who are unable to attend the campus but who desire to study. It is credited with the largest enrollment in India and is well equipped with computers and other infrastructure, separate teaching faculty and administration, study centers, and computer training centers to serve its students. It was the first institution in India to offer postgraduate degree programmes in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through distance education. The Directorate of Distance Education also offers programmes in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Retail Management, Twinning, Health Science, a Commonwealth Youth Programme, Yoga, Music, Fire and Safety, Pharmaceutical and Taxation.

All the programmes of study offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. The Directorate introduced a B.Ed. Programme through distance education in 2008-09 with the approval of National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi.

Accreditation[edit]

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has accredited Annamalai University with a grade of B++.[2]

Departments[edit]

  1. Medicine[3]
  2. Dentistry[4]
  3. Engineering and technology[5]
  4. Arts[6]
  5. Agriculture[7]
  6. Education[8]
  7. Fine arts[9]
  8. Science[10]
  9. Indian Languages[11]
  10. Marine Sciences[12]


Scholarships and Awards[edit]

Annamalai University - CSE Department

Annamalai University offers one of the highest number of scholarships and awards for eligible students. A total of 356 scholarships and awards[13] are given to eligible candidates every year.

Campuses[edit]

In 2006, Annamalai University opened its first Study Center in Toronto, Canada, offering programs in Music, Dance, Tamil and Yoga. Other overseas centres include the Al Mihad Institute, Dubai and the Al Hilal Education Centre, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates as well as the Al Noor Education Centre in Muscat, Oman.

Notable alumni[edit]

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