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Anna University: Ranking, Courses, Eligibility Criteria, Cutoff, Admissions 2021, Placements

Last updated on May 26th, 2021

Anna University, Chennai is a public university in the state of Tamil Nadu which consists of 13 constituent colleges, 3 Regional Campuses, 4 University Department Campuses, and 593 colleges under its affiliation. The university offers numerous specialised courses in under-graduate, post-graduate, diploma, and fact-finding programs for the scholars.

Anna University is famous for its strong dominion in the engineering and management streams. The entrance exam which is accepted by the university is TNPCEE, TANCET, NATA, JEE, and others. Mainly, the university focuses on TNEA counselling which is based on students’ cut-off marks in their class 12. The cut-off marks will change according to the college. The TNEA counselling will allow students holding cut-off marks of more than 75.

Anna University offers a lot of courses from various streams such as CSE, EEE, ECE, IT, etc. The university also holds 43rd in the overall category in India in Outlook and 17th place among management institutes in India.

The university was formed by bringing four institutes together which are

  • College of Engineering (CEG) (since 1794)
  • Alagappa College of Technology (ACT) (since 1944)
  • Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) (since 1949)
  • School of Architecture & Planning (SAP) (since 1957)

Anna University Highlights

The following table consists of the basic information about Anna University. It will give an idea about how the university works.

Established | Institute Type 1978 | State University
Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission of India (UGC)
Set by Tamil Nadu Government
Entrance Exam TNPCEE, TNEA, TANCET, NATA, JEE, and others
Courses Offered 30 | UG, PG, and Ph.D.
Popular Courses BE, B. Tech, MBA
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Test
Top Recruiters Cognizant Technology Solutions, Bank of America, Infosys, HCL, CEAT, Philips Innovation, Oracle, Reliance Industries, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Conde Nast, etc.
Campus Area 185 Acres
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports.
Official Website https://www.annauniv.edu/

Anna University Ranking

Anna University, Chennai is the most reputed university in Tamil Nadu. The university will always have its place reserved in every ranking.

Body/ Magazine Ranking Year
Outlook 17th among management institutes in India 2020
QS World University Rankings 601-800 among Engineering institutes (Internationally) 2020
QS World University Rankings 16th among overall category in India 2020
US News Ranking 1103 in the overall category across the globe 2020
Outlook 13th in the overall category in India 2019
Financial Express 43rd in the overall category in India 2019
ARWU Ranking 11-16 in the overall category across the globe 2019
NIRF 2019 7th (Universities Category) out of 200 14th (Overall Category) out of 200 9th (Engineering Category) out of 200
BRICS 2020 87th out of 400
Times Higher Education 2020 #601-800 out of 1009 in Engineering Category
The Week 2019 8th out of 126 in Engineering Category

Anna University Courses Offered

Course Streams Eligibility Duration
B.Tech IT, Printing Technology, and others Intermediate graduate with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths Candidates with Diploma in Engineering/ Technology can apply for lateral entry 4 years
B.E CSE, EEE, ECE, Mechanical, and others Intermediate graduate with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths Candidates with Diploma in Engineering/ Technology can apply for lateral entry 4 years
B. Arch Architecture, Landscape design, etc Intermediate graduate with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths and 50% in aggregate as well 4 years
MBA Management, Finance, accounting, etc Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks 2 years
M.Sc Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, etc. Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks 2 years
M.C.A Computer Applications Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks 2 years
M.E Structural Engineering, CAD-CAM, Plastic Engineering, and others Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks 2 years
M.Tech Printing Technology, Information Technology, and others Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% marks 2 years
M.Arch Landscape Design, Architecture, and others B.Arch in relevant discipline with 50% marks 2 years

Anna University Admissions

Admission at Anna University, Chennai is based on either entrance exam or merit-basis. Most of the time, the university prefers the students to be selected on merit basis.

Firstly, the university releases separate application forms for each stream and course. The application forms will be available on the official website. For B. Arch and M. Arch, the students must go through the NATA Entrance exam registration. They should pass with a credible score in it to get eligible for admission at Anna University.

The below table contains the accepted entrance exam for admission at Anna University.

Course Name Acceptable Exam
B. Arch / M. Arch NATA
B. E / B. Tech TNEA Counselling
MBA TANCET
M. Tech GATE

How to Apply?

The students must follow the steps given below to fill up the Anna university application form:

  • Visit the official site of the college to get the application form (https://www.annauniv.edu/)
  • Click the “online application form” link.
  • Fill up the basic details and get the login credentials.
  • Now, log in using the given login credentials given by the server.
  • After that, fill up the in-depth details.
  • Attach the scanned copy of the required documents, photograph & signature (20 KB to 30 KB).
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Click the “Download application” tab.
  • Take printouts of the filled-in application form.

Documents/ Details required while filling application form:

  • 10th / 12th mark sheet
  • 12th admit card
  • Permanent community certificate
  • Graduation certificate
  • Medical certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Nativity certificate
  • Army Personnel proof document
  • Permanent community certificate
  • Aadhar Card, and PAN Card.

TNEA Cut-Off 2020

The cut-off will be calculated with the marks scored by the students in Class 12 in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. This table is based on the previous year’s TNEA cut-offs accepted in Anna University.

College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai:

Engineering Specializations Opening Marks Closing Marks
Civil Engineering 179 199.25
Computer Science Engineering 183 200
Electronics and Communication Engineering 194.75 200
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 189.5 199.67
Geo informatics 181 197.25
Industrial Engineering 171.5 197.25
Mechanical Engineering 194.25 200
Mining Engineering 185.25 198.25
Manufacturing Engineering 175.25 197
Printing Technology 138.5 194.25

Anna University Placement

Anna University is known for its sovereignty in placement cell. The university is very active in terms of placements from top recruiting companies. More than 200 companies are coming to recruit the students. The university focuses on the students to enhance their skills and academic and curricular activities by conducting mock interviews, seminars, conferences, experts talk, etc.

Salary packages Lakhs per Annum
Highest salary 12 LPA
Median salary 6.5 LPA
Average salary 4.71 LPA

The placement cell’s main objective is to train candidates in –

  • Personality development
  • Industry Interface
  • Leadership/teamwork skills
  • On the job training
  • Career planning skills

The placement strategy will change depending upon the course and the stream chosen. The salary trend of Anna University is given below:

Anna University Salary Trend

The top recruiting companies are:

MU SIGMA Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd
Ranbaxy Laboratories Saint Gobain Glass
SRF Limited THERMAX
VOLTAS Wipro
Accenture Ashok Leyland
Essar group General Motors
HPCL JK Tyre
Maruti Suzuki Mahindra & Mahindra
Infosys Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL)

The placement statistics for Anna University is mentioned below:

Anna University Placement Statistics

Anna University Scholarship

Anna University, Chennai provides financial support to deserving students. There are many scholarships available differing from the eligibility criteria to the amount of support.

  • Tamil Nadu e-District Community Scholarship specifically for the backward category (BC/BCM/MBC) students who are pursuing UG and PG regular courses. The annual income of the parents must be less than Rs. 2 lakhs.
  • Tamil Nadu e-District Community Scholarship for SC/SCA/ST category students who are pursuing UG and PG regular and Self-Supporting courses. The annual income of the parents must be less than Rs. 2.5 Lakhs. A certificate from Tahsildar is required as proof of the category.
  • Hostel Loan Scholarship for the UG & PG (SC/SCA/ST) Students in ACTECH Hostel. The annual income of parents must be below 2 Lakhs.
  • Merit-cum-means Minority Scholarship for the students who belong to Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Sikkim can go for this scholarship. The annual parental income must be less than Rs. 2.5 Lakhs.
  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for the students who pursue a degree with more than 80% marks in HSC exams. They have to maintain 75% attendance in 1st year.

Anna University Facilities

Following are the facilities provided for the students by Anna University.

  • Computing: The students and faculty are equipped with internet services, specialized computing centres to meet the computational and technological requirements.
  • Library: The students can access a vast amount of books and journals (over 1.5 lakhs) and digital services for their studies.
  • Health Centre: The university is aided by a medical centre having experienced doctors, staff, and modern lab equipment.
  • WiFi: The university provides a campus-wide, high-speed WiFi service for students and faculty members.
  • Students Amenities Centre: There are several services to fulfill the students’ needs such as photocopy, Xerox, etc.
  • Travel Agency: There is an on-campus travel agency to provide the facility for students’ travel needs.
  • Banking Facilities: Lots of banks and ATMs are located around the college to satisfy the students’ bank requirements.
  • Sports Facilities: The sports facilities that the college provides for the students are large open play grounds, athletic tracks, courts and arenas, Gymnasiums and Swimming Pool.

Anna University Faculty

The faculty members of Anna University are not only the expert in their fields but also friendly in manners. The professors would always help the students with any academic and career-wise doubts.

There are a total of 7476 staff members working in association with the university. But on the campus, there is a total of 724 faculty including professors, associate professors, and assistant professors.

No. of Faculty members in College of Engineering, Guindy

Civil 27
Mechanical 40
Mining Engineering 6
Printing technology 8
Industrial Engineering 11
Computer Science and Engineering 32
Manufacturing Engineering 14
EEE 30
ECE 57

FAQs

Ques: How many courses are offered at Anna University?

Last updated on April 16th, 2021

The university offers various specialized courses in under-graduate, post-graduate, diploma, and investigative programs for the students.

  • Under-Graduate: CSE, IT, Mining Engineering, Printing Technology, ECE, EEE, Manufacturing Engineering, etc.
  • Post-graduate: M.E. Structural Engineering, M.E. Construction Engineering and Management, M.E. Irrigation Water Management, M.E. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, and others.
Ques: What are the admission criteria for Anna University?

Last updated on April 16th, 2021

 The admission criteria are based on the students’ performance in the entrance exam (TNPCEE, TANCET, NATA, JEE, and others) and class 12 and class 10.

Ques: When was Anna University established?

Last updated on April 16th, 2021

Anna University, Chennai was established in 1978 by clubbing four major institutes:

  • College of Engineering (CEG) (since 1794)
  • Alagappa College of Technology (ACT) (since 1944)
  • Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) (since 1949)
  • School of Architecture & Planning (SAP) (since 1957)
Ques: Is Anna University UGC approved Institute?

Last updated on April 16th, 2021

Anna University and all the distance education programs of the university have been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Ques: Does Anna University offer distance education?

Last updated on April 16th, 2021

 Yes, Anna University offers PG distance education programs. The university conducts an entrance exam known as Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) to select the candidates for admission for these courses.


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