Anna University, Chennai

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Anna University, Chennai
Motto Progress Through Knowledge
Type Public
Active 1978–current
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.[7] Starting in the academic year 2007-08, students were admitted to engineering colleges on the basis of their Plus-Two marks and their caste.[8][9]


  1. ^ "VC's Desk". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Venugopal, Vasudha (2 August 2012). "Kaliraj takes over as Anna University's officiating V-C". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 
  3. ^ a b "The Hindu : States / Tamil Nadu : House passes Bill to amend Anna University Act". Chennai, India: The Hindu. September 15, 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Tamil Nadu Act 26 of 1982[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Welcome to Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore". Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "AUT merger not total, universities separately handle affiliation - Times Of India". 3 February 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Common Entrance Test abolished in Tamil Nadu
  8. ^ "Anna University Chennai question papers". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Should Common Entrance Test be scrapped?


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