List of institutions of higher education in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu is home to some of the most reputed institutes for higher education in India. Management education institutes include the Bharathidasan Institute of Management-Trichy, Loyola Institute of Business Administration and Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. Engineering institutes include the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology, Trichy and Vellore Institute of Technology. Institutes for medical education include the Christian Medical College & Hospital, the Madras Medical College and the Stanley Medical College.

Universities[edit]

State universities[edit]

University name Location District Support Specialization Estd. Weblink
Alagappa University Karaikudi Sivagangai State Humanities, sciences 1985 [1]
Anna University Chennai Chennai State Engineering 1978 [2]
Annamalai University Annamalai Nagar Cuddalore State Humanities, sciences, engineering, agriculture 1929 [3]
Bharathiar University Coimbatore Coimbatore State Humanities, sciences 1982 [4]
Bharathidasan University Trichy Trichy State Humanities, sciences 1982 [5]
Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai Madurai State Humanities, sciences 1965 [6]
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli Tirunelveli State Humanities, sciences 1992 [7]
Mother Teresa Women's University Kodaikanal Kodaikanal State Humanities, sciences 1984 [8]
Periyar University Salem Salem State Humanities, sciences 1998 [9]
Tamil University Thanjavur Thanjavur State Humanities, sciences 1981 [10]
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Coimbatore State Agriculture 1971 [11]
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Chennai Chennai State Law 1998 [12]
The Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University Chennai Chennai State Medical 1989
Tamil Nadu Fisheries University Nagapattinam Nagapattinam State Fisheries and aquaculture 2012 [13]
Tamil Nadu Horticulture University Coimbatore Coimbatore State Horticultural science 2011 [14]
Tamil Nadu Open University Chennai Chennai State 2004 [15]
Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Chennai Chennai State Sports 2005 [16]
Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University Chennai Chennai State Education 2008 [17]
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Chennai Chennai State Veterinary 1990 [18]
Thiruvalluvar University Vellore Vellore State Humanities, sciences 2003 [19]
University of Madras Chennai Chennai State Humanities, sciences 1857 [20]

Deemed to be universities[edit]

University name Location District Support Specialization Estd.
AMET University Chennai Chennai Private Marine 1993
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Coimbatore Private Engineering, medicine and humanities 1994
Avinashilingam University Coimbatore Coimbatore Private Engineering, medicine and humanities 1987
Bharat University Chennai Chennai Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology Vandalur Kanchipuram Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
Chennai Mathematical Institute Chennai Chennai Center-aided Mathematics 1989
Chettinad University Chennai Chennai Private Medicine 2008
Gandhigram Rural Institute Dindigul Dindigul Central Arts,Education,Engineering,Management,Science and Humanities 1956
Hindustan University Chennai Chennai Private Engineering, medicine, arts and humanities 1985
Kalasalingam University Krishnankoil Virudhunagar Private Engineering, medicine and Humanities
Karpagam University Coimbatore Coimbatore Private Engineering, arts, science and humanities
Karunya University Coimbatore Coimbatore Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute Chennai Chennai Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Chennai Chennai Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
Noorul Islam University Thuckalay Kanyakumari district Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
Periyar Maniammai University Thanjavur Thanjavur Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
Prist University thanjavur thanjavur Private Engineering 1985
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University - Coimbatore Campus Coimbatore Coimbatore Private Special education, computer and agriculture 2005
Sathyabama University Chennai Chennai Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
Saveetha University Chennai Chennai Private Engineering and medicine 2005
Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy Thanjavur Thanjavur Private Engineering, science, law and humanities
SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Chennai Private Engineering, medicine and humanities 1986
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya Kanchipuram district Kanchipuram district Private Engineering, medicine and humanities 1993
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Chennai Chennai Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
St. Peter's Institute of Higher Education and Research Avadi Chennai Private Architecture,Engineering, Humanities and Science 2008
Vels University Chennai Chennai Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR Technical University Avadi Chennai Private Engineering 1990
Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Deemed University Salem Salem Private Engineering, medicine and humanities
VIT University Vellore Vellore Private Engineering, medicine and humanities 1984

Autonomous institutes[edit]

University name Location District Support Specialization Estd.
Bharathidasan Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Bharathidasan University Management 1984
Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture Chennai Chennai Center Aquaculture 1987
Central Leather Research Institute Chennai Chennai Center Leather research 1948
Central University of Tamil Nadu Tiruvarur Tiruvarur Center Humanities, sciences
Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Thanjavur Thanjavur Center Crop research 1967
Indian Institute of Handloom Technology Salem Salem Center Handloom technology 1960
Indian Institute of Information Technology Tiruchirappalli Trichy Trichy Center Engineering 2013
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram Chennai Chennai Center Engineering
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Trichy Trichy Center Management 2011
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Chennai Center Engineering 1959
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Trichy Trichy Center Engineering 1964
National Institute of Technology, Puducherry Karaikal Karaikal Center Engineering 2009
National Institute of Fashion Technology Chennai Chennai Center Fashion design
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles & Management Coimbatore Coimbatore Center Textile processing 2002
Tamil Nadu National Law School Trichy Trichy Center Legal 2014

State and central government joint support institutes[edit]

University name Location District Support Specialization Estd.
Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (autonomous) Karaikudi Sivagangai CSIR Electrochemical 1948
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai Chennai Chennai Department of Atomic Energy 1962
Indian Maritime University Chennai Chennai Maritime Studies 2008
Madras Institute of Development Studies (autonomous) Chennai Chennai 1971
Tamil Virtual Academy Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu Government Tamil language 2001

Colleges affiliated to universities[edit]

Name of college Category University affiliation Location District Support Estd.
Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology Engineering Anna University Chennai Chennai
Alpha Arts & Science College
Ambiga College of Arts and Science for women Arts and Science Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai Madurai
American College, Madurai Science M.K Madurai Madurai Aided
Arunachala College Of Engineering For Women Engineering Anna University Nagercoil Kanyakumari private
Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi Arts and science Sivakasi Virudhunagar Aided
BannariAmman Institute of Technology Engineering Anna University Sathiyamangalam Erode
Coimbatore Institute of Technology Engineering Anna University Coimbatore Coimbatore Aided
College of Agricultural Technology Agriculture Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Kullapuram Theni Self-financing 2010
DMI College of Engineering Engineering Anna University Chennai Kanchipuram
Dr.MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women
Ethiraj College for Women College of Arts and Sciences Autonomous under University of Madras Chennai Chennai Aided & Self-financing 1948
Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu (FTIT)
Government Arts College, Karur Arts and science Bharathidasan University Karur Karur Government
Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
Government College of Engineering, Salem
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram
Indra Ganesan College of Engineering
Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode
Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai
Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai, Chennai
Jaya Group of Colleges, University of Madras Chennai Private 1977
J.K.K. Nattraja College of Arts & Science[1][2] Arts and Science Periyar University Komarapalayam Namakkal Aided, Self Financing 1974
J.K.K.Nattraja College of Engineering and Technology[3][4] Engineering Anna University Komarapalayam Namakkal Private 2008
K L N College of Engineering, Madurai Engineering Anna University Madurai Madurai 1994
KLN College of Information Technology, Madurai Engineering Anna University Madurai Madurai 2001
Karpagam College of Engineering
Kodai International Business School AIMA, Bharathiar University Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts & Science
Kurinji College of Arts and Science Arts and science Bharathidasan University Anandha Fairlands, E.B. Road, Rockfort Tiruchirappalli Self-financing
Loyola College
Loyola Institute of Business Administration
M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering Engineering Anna University Karur Karur Un-aided
Madras School of Economics |Economics |Central University of Tamil Nadu, University of Madras |Chennai |Chennai | |1995
Maharaja Engineering College
Mailam Engineering College Engineering Anna University Tindivanam Villupuram Self-financing 1998
MAM College of Engineering and Technology Engineering Anna University Trichy Self-financing 2008
MAMCE Engineering Anna University Trichy Self-financing 1998
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College Engineering Anna University Sivakasi Virudhunagar private 1985
Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology Engineering Anna University Pudukkottai Pudukkottai Self-financing 2001
National Institute of Siddha Medical Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute Chennai Chennai Aided
Paavai Engineering College
Paavai College of Engineering
Parisutham Institute of Technology & Science
Presidency College
PSG College of Arts and Science
PSG College of Technology
P.S.R. Engineering College Engineering Anna University Sivakasi Virudhunagar Private 1995
Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai Engineering Anna University Thandalam Chennai Private 1997
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore
Rathinam College of Arts and Science
RMD Engineering College
RMK College of Engineering and Technology
RMK Engineering College Engineering Anna University Gummidipoondi Thiruvallur Private 1995
S.A. Engineering College
Shree Venkateshwara Hi-Tech Engineering College
Sri Parasakthi College for Women Arts and Sciences Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Coutrallam Tirunelveli 1964
St. Joseph College of Education B.Ed. (education) Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University Kalakad Road, Kadamboduvalvu, Nanguneri Tirunelveli Self-financing 2007
St. Joseph's College of Engineering
St. Peter's Engineering College
St. Thomas College, Chennai
Sri Sai Ram Engineering College
Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering
SSN College of Engineering
Sona College of Technology, Salem
The New College
Thiagarajar College of Engineering
Thiagarajar School of Management
Thiruthangal Nadar College
Valliammai Engineering College Engineering Anna University Potheri Kanchipuram Self Financing 1999
Vickram College of Engineering
Velammal College of Engineering and Technology
Flyuniverse Pilot Training School, Chennai
Velammal Engineering College
Women's Christian College, Chennai

Constituent colleges of universities[edit]

Name of the College Category Affiliated to University Location
Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli Engineering Anna University of Technology Tirunelveli Tirunelveli
College of Engineering, Guindy Engineering Anna University Guindy, Chennai
Madras Institute of Technology Engineering Anna University Chromepet, Chennai
University college of engineering Kanchipuram Engineering Anna University Kanchipuram

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