Annamalai University, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu - Facts

Hi everyone,
I had mentioned in my last post that I will be talking about some colleges/universities in my post. Hence I am here to talk about another well known University called the Annamalai University at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.

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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 and it offers courses of in science, engineering, humanities, agriculture and arts. AU also provides more than 500 courses through distance education. 

Facts about the Annamalai University:
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 i0s well equipped with computers and other infrastructure, separate teaching faculty and administration, study centers, and computer training centers to serve its students

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It was the first institution in India to offer postgraduate degree programs in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through distance education

The Directorate of Distance Education also offers programs in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Retail Management, Twinning, Health Science, a Commonwealth Youth Program, Yoga, Music, Fire and Safety, Pharmaceutical and Taxation

All the programs 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. Program through distance education in 2008-09 with the approval of National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi

The Annamalai University is a UGC recognised, NAAC accredited university, and it is a unitary, teaching, and residential university
It was founded by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late Hon'ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D., D.Litt.

He started several colleges and ultimately the University in 1929.The University has had the unique good fortune of having a succession of eminent Vice-Chancellors to guide its destinies

During the last eighty years the University has grown rapidly and consolidated its position as a unitary and residential University with Forty nine Departments of Study and over 2500 members on its teaching staff

This is one of the very few institutions in India with all the Faculties located in the same campus
The University that started with only seven departments in 1929 has, over the last 80 years, developed into a mighty institution of higher learning with nearly 49 Departments Alumni

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Ravi Gomatam, Quantum Physicist, director of Bhaktivedanta Institute and Institute for Semantic Information Sciences and Technology, Berkeley, and Mumbai
S. D. Somasundaram, Former Cabinet Minister
T. K. Doraiswamy, Poet and Novelist
V. R. Nedunchezhiyan, Former Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu
Vijaya T. Rajendar, Tamil Actor

Annamalai university currently have thirty-three different departments of various and needful subjects and of engineering. They are as follows

Department Of Medicine
Department Of Dentistry
Department Of Engineering and technology
Department Of Arts
Department Of Agriculture
Department Of Education
Department Of Fine arts
Department Of Science
Department Of Indian Languages
Department Of Marine Sciences
Extracurricular Activities

National Services Scheme (NSS): The service rendered by NSS are varied in nature like Health, Sanitation, Education (formal and non-formal) Legal Aid, Veterinary, and Physical services The NSS is strong with 9,576 students working under 40 Programme Officers from 10 faculties
National Cadet Corps (NCC)
Youth Red Cross

Library: The University library is proud to have the library with computers along with internet connection, and has numerous books and journals, both from Indian and foreign publishers, for getting the better references.

Book Collection : 4,63,000
Periodicals currently received : 340
CDs : 126
Video Cassettes : 100
Audio Cassettes : 500

University Hostels: There are about 14 hostels including both men and women hostels.

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Distance Education: The Directorate of Distance Education established in 1979 offers four hundred and one different programs of study under the distance education mode.

It is credited with the largest enrollment in India and is well equipped with computer and other infrastructure, adequate teaching faculty and administrative set-up of its own, study centres, computer training centres, etc., to serve its students' clientele in their best interest at their door steps.

It has also the unique distinction of offering first in India, Postgraduate Degree Programs in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics, and Law through Distance Education mode.

Campus Recruitment Programs - Campus Recruitment Programs (since Sep 2004) is one of the major events in which prestigious organizations like Asian Motors Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank, Apollo Pharmaceuticals, ESSAR Steel etc. participate to recruit talented candidates.
Sports Facilities: Tennis Complex, The Gymnasium, and Sports Laboratory are few sports facilities to mention here.

Annamalai University Results - It is counted amongst the Top 50 Engineering Colleges in India both in private and government sectors according to the Outlook Ranking for the year 2007.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has accredited Annamalai University at the 'A' Grade level among the universities.

Since it is a Public university there is a wide range of courses  and fees begin from 5,000 & above.You can check it out here . The best part I found out about this university is that Admissions are only based on Merit . While there is so much of headache of finding the right university for oneself here the procedure becomes so easy as it sounds so fair & right.

The University is rated 7.9/10 which is a decent rating by all means. I think with the wide variety of courses this is one of the best places to enrol yourself for the courses you are looking for especially for those from South India.

I hope you found this information helpful & informative. Please leave a comment below with your inputs I do appreciate them a lot.

Until next time.. Take care xoxo


  1. what a huge and beautiful campus ! lovely

  2. Another interesting University well done Nat.

  3. I read it curiously, nice to see various departments.
    Have a great day. xo

  4. Great infor and background. Surely informative.

  5. wow...The campus looks so beautiful babe! :)

  6. Love the pic of the campus. Its so beautiful! And I have heard a lot about Annamalai University :)

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