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Anna University : Course & Fees, Admission procedure, Rankings, and Placements

Anna institution is a public institution in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is designated by the UGC as a “University with Potential for Excellence” (UPE) and is accredited by the NAAC with a ‘A’ grade. According to the NIRF 2023 rankings, Anna University is the 18th best university in India to study at. On its campus, Anna University provides 29 UG, 90 PG, and Doctorate level courses through 8 faculties and over 30 departments. Furthermore, it provides over 100 Degree and Diploma courses through its 593 affiliated colleges, which have over 7.2 lakh students enrolled. 

Anna University, in addition to full-time conventional courses, offers distance learning courses through its Centre for Distance Education. Anna University is well-known for offering B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Tech, and MBA programs. However, Anna University has an acceptance rate of roughly 29% because only top-scoring candidates in entrance tests are admitted. TANCET, CEETA PG, TNEA, NATA, UGC NET, and CSIR NET are some of the entrance exams that Anna University recognizes. 

During the 2022 placements campaign, Anna University placement numbers have increased significantly. In comparison to 2021, the institution saw a 53.15% rise in the number of employment offers given during the 2022 placement drive. The university also saw a 16.66% increase in the average package and an 18.33% increase in the number of visiting firms. The biggest salary package available was INR 36 LPA, while the average package was INR 7 LPA. To give better possibilities for its students, Anna University has also worked with 35+ international universities for student exchange programs.

The Anna University campus spans 189 acres and is outfitted with all modern amenities. It also includes 20 research facilities and satellite campuses in Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, and Tirunelveli. Currently, the university has 1400 PhD experts and approximately 1600 students enrolled in degree programs.

Anna University’s vision is to be a world-class institution that produces professionals with high technical knowledge, professional skills, and ethical values, and to remain a preferred partner to industry and community for economic and social development through excellence in teaching, research, and consultancy. Anna University will be acknowledged as a reference point, a catalyst, a facilitator, a trend setter, and a pioneer in technical education. Anna University will contribute to the educational, economic, and social development of the community by generating students who are intellectually and technically prepared with well-defined knowledge, skills, and ethics, as well as creative thinkers, inspiring leaders, and contributing citizens.

Introducing high-quality academic and research programs, as well as delivering technology extension services. Creating a welcoming campus environment with dynamic leadership and development opportunities to suit the requirements of students, professors, and staff. Improving academic productivity through the recruitment of qualified professors, quicker graduation, credit banking, expanded continuing education programs, and the use of cutting-edge technologies.

Sharing intellectual resources and infrastructure between academics and other institutions, as well as between industry, funding organizations, and government. Enhancing industry-institute collaboration for commercializing and transmitting cutting-edge technological know-how for societal development. establishing a Global University Network Campus that represents the ideals of an open, democratic, and global society that serves the needs of the global community while respecting cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity.

Increasing worldwide engagement across continents through interactive satellite-based education and the use of a digital library. Enhancing the University’s national and international standing. By implementing required changes and deploying resources strategically, we can ensure efficient administrative coordination and effective decision making.

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ParticularsStatistics
Year of establishment1978
Campus size189 acre
Recognised byUGC
Ranking427 QS World University Ranking 2024185 QS Asian University Ranking 202314 NIRF 2023 (University)
Affiliated colleges500+
Number of courses offeredUniversity campus: 50+Affiliated colleges: 100+
Scholarship criteriaMerit-based/ need-based
Highest salary offered (2022)Rs 36.50 LPA
Collaborations40+

Courses And Fees

CourseEligibility CriteriaFees
B.Tech10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and have at least 50% marks in aggregateINR 55,000 (1st year)
B.Arch.10+2 level with 50% aggregateINR 87,000
B. E10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and have at least 50% marks in aggregateINR 55,000 (1st year)
MTechB.E/B.Tech degree in relevant disciplone with 50% marks INR 60,000 (1st year)
M.EB.E/B.Tech degree in relevant disciplone with 50% marks INR 60,000 (1st year) 
M.Sc.Bachelors with 50% aggregateINR 41,000 (1st year)
MBAGraduation with 50% aggregateINR 41,000 (1st year)
MCAA degree in BCA with 50% marksINR 41,000 (1st year)
M.Phil.MA OR M.Sc. degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university
Ph.D.Master’s Degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate 

Distance Education

Anna University of Distance Education was founded in 2007. The institute provides three courses: MBA, MCA, and M.Sc in Computer Science. M.Sc admissions are merit-based, whereas MBA and MCA admissions are competitive. The Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) is administered by the institute. Those who have a valid TANCET score will be excluded from taking this exam. Applications are only accepted in person. The application form can be obtained directly from the official website or from any of the CDE study centers. Check out the Anna University Distance Education Admissions 2023.

Distance Education Courses

The institute provides three programs: MBA, MCA, and M.Sc. The courses are described in full below.

CourseEligibility criteriaSelection procedure
MCADuration: 3 years
Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects
DEET
Fees per annum: INR 31,150
M.ScDuration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics / Statistics as one of the subjects
Specialization: Computer Science
Merit Based
Fees per annum: INR 31150
MBADuration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree Specializations: General Management, Marketing Management, Technology Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Financial Services Management, Health Services Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management
DEET
Fees per annum: INR 31,150

Distance Education Admissions

Admission to the M.Sc programme is based on merit, but admission to the MBA and MCA courses is dependent on the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) administered by Anna University CDE. Candidates with genuine TANCET results, on the other hand, will be excluded from DEET.

How to Apply?

Applications are only accepted offline. These are the steps given below: 

  1. Go to the Anna University CDE official website and download the application form, or get it from one of the study centres. 
  2. Take a print out of the registration form and fill it. 
  3. Attach the required documents to it. 
  4. Include a demand draft for INR 650 made out to “Director of the Anna University Distance Learning Centre.”
  5. Mail the package to: 

“The Director, 

Centre for Distance Education, Anna University, 

Chennai – 600025.”

Documents Required

  1. Class 10th and 12th or equivalent certificate.
  2. Diploma certificate (if applicable)
  3. UG Degree mark sheets and certificate
  4. Conduct certificate
  5. AMIE or similar certificate (if applicable)
  6. Experience certificate (applicable to personnel with AMIE qualification)
  7. TANCET mark sheet (if applicable)
  8. Passport photos
  9. Original Demand draft for online application.

Important Dates

EventsDates
TNEA 2023 – BE/BTech
TNEA 2023 Registration Starts May 5, 2023
TNEA 2023 Registration Last DateJune 4, 2023
TNEA 2023 Certificate VerificationJune 5 – June 20, 2023
TNEA 2023 Rank ListJune 26, 2023
Grievances Redressal June 26 – June 30, 2023
TNEA 2023 Counselling for Special Reservation categoriesJuly 22 – July 26, 2023
TNEA 2023 General Counselling (Online) July 28 – September 03, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 1 Choice FillingJuly 28 – July 30, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 1 AllotmentJuly 31, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 1 Provisional AllotmentAugust 02, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 2 Choice FillingAugust 09 – August 11, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 2 AllotmentAugust 12, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 2 Provisional AllotmentAugust 14, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 3 Choice FillingAugust 22 – August 24, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 3 AllotmentAugust 25, 2023
TNEA 2023 Round 3 Provisional AllotmentAugust 27, 2023
TNEA Supplementary Counselling September 06 – September 08, 2023
TNEA SCA to SC counsellingSeptember 10 – September 11, 2023
End of TNEA counsellingSeptember 11, 2023
MCA (Other State)
Commencement of Online Registration June 21, 2023
Commencement of Online Uploading of Documents & Online payment of Registration feeJune 23, 2023
Last date for Registration and Online SubmissionJuly 20, 2023
Choice Filling and Locking of Choices for counsellingAugust 04 – August 08, 2023
Publication of Tentative AllotmentAugust 10, 2023
Confirmation of Tentative AllotmentAugust 10 – August 11, 2023
Publication of Provisional Allotment for Applicants who have opted for “Accept”August 11, 2023
Date of Entry into the University for Applicants Who Have Received a Provisional Allotment Order (Accept)on or before August 21, 2023
Provisional Allotment for Applicants Who Have Selected “Upward Movement”August 24, 2023
Date of Admission to the University for Applicants Who Have Received a Provisional Allotment Order (Upward Movement)August 30, 2023
BE/BTech (Other State)
Choice Filling and Locking of Choices for counsellingAugust 04 – August 10, 2023
Publication of Tentative AllotmentAugust 12, 2023
Confirmation of Tentative AllotmentAugust 12 – August 15, 2023
Publication of Provisional Allotment for Applicants who have opted for “Accept”August 16, 2023
Date of Joining the University for Applicants who have been Issued Provisional Allotment Order (Accept)on or before August 21, 2023
Publication of Provisional Allotment for Applicants who have opted for “Upward Movement”August 24, 2023
Date of Joining the University for Applicants who have been Issued Provisional Allotment Order (Upward Movement)August 30, 2023
B.Arch. (Other State)
Choice Filling and Locking of Choices for counsellingAugust 23 – August 25, 2023
Tentative AllotmentAugust 25, 2023
Confirmation of Tentative AllotmentAugust 25 – August 26, 2023

Admission

Anna University admission will be based on national and state-level entrance exams. For admission to ME, MTech, MArch, and MPlan programs, the university has created a new entrance exam, the Common Engineering Entrance Test for Admission Postgraduate (CEETA PG). TANCET scores will be used to determine admission to MBA and MCA programs. TNEA will provide admission to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch programs. Anna University PhD admission is based on candidates’ success in the University’s written test, which is followed by an interview. The Anna University Written Test is waived for UGC NET (including JRF)/ UGC CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET certified candidates and Teacher Fellowship holders. Such candidates must participate in the interview process. Anna University application forms for admission to various programmes are accessible on the Anna University website, annauniv.edu. Applicants must pay an application fee and provide all needed documentation when applying for admission.

Anna University UG Admission

At the undergraduate level, Anna University provides full-time BE/B.Tech and B.Arch programmes in a variety of fields. The minimum entry requirement is a 10+2 level test or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Candidates for BE/ B.Tech admission will be shortlisted based on their 10+2 results, followed by TNEA counseling. The NATA score is required for the B.Arch. programme.The specializations of these courses are listed in a table below.: 

Course Specialisations
B.EElectrical & Electronics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation,  Agricultural & Irrigation Engineering, Printing Technology, Aeronautical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and many more
B TechComputer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Leather Technology, Robotics & Plastic Technology, Textile Engineering, Petroleum Engineering & Technology, Industrial Biotechnology, Food Technology
B.Arch

Anna University UG Eligibility

Candidates must have a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in a 10+2 level exam or equivalent, with PCM as a compulsory subject.

Anna University UG Selection Criteria

TNEA scores are used for B.E/B.Tech admission, and NATA scores are used for B.Arch admission.

Anna University UG Application Process

  • Application forms for Anna University’s BE/B.Tech and B.Arch programmes can be filled out online by accessing the TNEA’s official portal, followed by document verification at TNEA Facilitation Centers (TFCs).
  • After paying the initial deposit of INR 500 (INR 250 for SC/ST/PH and INR 100 for special reservation category) by Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking or through DD drawn in favour of ‘The Secretary, TNEA Admissions, Anna University payable at Chennai’, students can choose their desired institutions and programs.
  • The admission authority is the exclusive source of final seat allotment.

Anna University PG Admission 2023

At the postgraduate level, Anna University provides ME, M.Tech, M.Plan, M.Arch, MBA, MCA, and M.Sc degree programs. A bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university/institute is the basic eligibility condition for PG admission at Anna University. The admission exam will be administered by Anna University on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government. The Common Engineering Entrance Test for Admission (CEETA PG) will be used to determine admission to ME, M.Tech, M.Plan, and M.Arch programs. Candidates seeking admission to MBA and MCA programs must take the TANCET exam. M.Sc admissions will be granted based on a written test administered by the university.

Postgraduate programs in a variety of fields. The minimum entry requirement is a BE/B.Tech degree in the appropriate discipline. Diploma and AMIE holders are also eligible to apply. TANCET scores are used to determine admission, which is followed by university-based counseling (TANCA). Candidates having a valid GATE score are also eligible to apply for MBA programmes. TANCET is not required for such candidates.

Anna University also provides M.Arch, M.Plan, MBA, and MCA (Regular+Lateral) degrees at the postgraduate level. The University provides full-time M.Sc. programs. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) is required to apply. TANCET eligible candidates must attend a university-based counseling (TANCA) session to determine admission.

CourseSpecialisations
M.EComputer Science and Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering (Specialization in Big Data Analytics), Aeronautical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aerospace Technology, Avionics (under faculty of I & C), Applied Electronics and many more
M.TechCoastal Management, Leather Technology, Chemical Engineering, Rubber Technology, Footwear Science and Technology, Information Technology, Food Technology, Textile Technology, Ceramic Technology, Nano Science and Technology, Biotechnology and many more
M.ArchGeneral, Landscape Architecture, Digital Architecture, Environmental Architecture
MBATourism Management
MCA
MCA (Lateral Entry)
M.Plan
M.ScApplied Mathematics, Materials Science, Medical Physics, Applied Chemistry, Applied Geology, Electronic Media
Integrated (B.Sc+M.Sc)Computer Science, Electronic Media, Information Technology

Anna University PG Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates with a BE/B.Tech in the relevant discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PH) from a recognized institution OR a Diploma with an AMIE degree and two years of work experience are eligible to apply for PG programs such as ME, M.Tech, and M.Sc.
  • Those who finished their qualifying degree via distance or on weekends are ineligible to apply.
  • Anna University also accepts candidates from Government Aided Institutions/Government Organizations under the sponsored category. Such candidates must have at least five years of relevant job experience as well as a valid TANCET score.
  • Candidates for M.Arch admission must have a B.Arch in the relevant discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PH) from a recognized university. Candidates who have passed the AIIA (Associateship Examination of the Indian Institute of Architects) are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates for MBA admission must have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST/PH) from a recognized university.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with 50% (45% for SC/ST/PH) in Mathematics as one of the main courses at 10+2 or Graduation level from a recognized university is necessary for MCA. Candidates for MCA (Lateral Entry) admission must have a BCA or B.Sc (IT/CS) degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PH) and Mathematics as one of the primary topics at the 10+2 or Graduation level from a recognized university.
  • Candidates must have a B. Plan/ B. Arch/ B.E. (Civil Engg OR M.A. / M.Sc in Geography/ Economics/ Sociology/ Social Work with Community Development speciality and Rural Development with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/PH) from a recognized university to be eligible for the M.Plan program. Candidates who have passed the AIIA (Associateship Examination of the Indian Institute of Architects) are also eligible to apply.

Anna University PG Selection Criteria

  • Candidates must take the Common Engineering Entrance Test for Admission (CEETA PG) to be considered for admission to ME, M.Tech, M.Plan, and M.Arch programs.
  • For ME and MTech admissions, individuals with qualifying GATE results are exempt from CEETA PG.
  • TANCET scores will be taken into account for MBA and MCA admissions.
  • ME, M.Tech, M.Plan, M.Arch, MBA, and MCA programs will be chosen through a counseling process.
  • The selection process for the M.Sc program is based on a written test administered by Anna University, followed by an interview for those who are shortlisted. The M.Sc Entrance Test is a two-hour exam with 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) for 100 points. For each incorrect attempt, one-third of the marks are deducted.

Anna University PG Application Process

The following is the application process for Anna University PG courses:

  • Candidates must go to tancet.annauniv.edu to apply for ME, M.Tech, M.Plan, M.Arch, MBA, and MCA programs.
  • Select Registration and then Login with your email address and password.
  • Select the course from the “Choice of Examination” dropdown menu.
  • Enter your personal, educational, and examination information.
  • Candidates should upload their photo and signature in the format specified.
  • Check all of the information and then click to go to the payment screen.
  • Make your payment and preserve a printout of your application for future reference.
  • To apply for admission to the M.Sc program, students must first visit the Anna University official website, then submit an application fee of INR 700 (INR 350 for SC/ST/PH).

Anna University PG Application Fees

The Anna University ME, M.Tech, M.Plan, M.Arch, MBA, and MCA entrance exams are listed here:

CoursesSC/SCA/ST
of Tamil Nadu
Others
TANCET – MCAINR 500/-INR 1000/-
TANCET – MBAINR 500/-INR 1000/-
CEETA-PG
 M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch./ M.Plan Inclusive of Counselling Charges for admission:
Entrance Fee: INR 500/- Entrance Fee: INR 100/- 
Counselling Fee:
INR 250/- + 18 % GST
Total = INR 795/-
Counselling Fee:
INR 500/- + 18 % GST
Total = INR 1590/-

M.Phil., MS by Research & Ph.D. Admission 2023

The Centre for Research (CFR) offers MS by Research and PhD courses twice a year. M.Phil. programs are available at the postgraduate level in a variety of fields.

A Master’s degree in the same or a relevant subject of research is necessary for entrance to the M.Phil program. Candidates’ past academic records will be reviewed for admission to the M.Phil. program. Candidates with outstanding academic records will be chosen.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or an M.Phil degree in the same or a comparable discipline. Candidates are chosen for the Ph.D. program based on their performance in the University’s written test, which is followed by an interview.

Admission to these programs is given based on candidates’ success in the University’s entrance exam. The Anna University Written Test is waived for UGC NET (including JRF)/ UGC CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET certified candidates and Teacher Fellowship holders. Such candidates must participate in the interview process.

The M.Phil., Ph.D., and MS by Research courses, together with their specialisations are listed in a table below: 

Course Specialisations
M.PhilMedical Physics, Mathematics, Physics, Crystal Science, Applied Geology
Ph.DScience and Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Architecture & Planning, Management
MS by ResearchScience and Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Architecture & Planning, Management

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates for the M.Phil program must hold an MA or M.Sc degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized university.
  • To be admitted to doctoral programs such as PhD and MS by Research, candidates must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum 55% aggregate.

Selection procedure

The selection process is based on a written test administered by Anna University, followed by an interview for those who are shortlisted. Students who have already passed the UGC NET (including JRF)/ UGC CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET qualified and Teacher Fellowship are excluded from the Anna University Written Test. Such candidates must participate in the interview process.

How to apply?

  • To apply for admission to the M.Phil program, students must first visit the official website of Anna University and submit an application fee of INR 700 (INR 350 for SC/ST/PH).
  • For further information on the PhD and MS by Research programs, please visit Anna University’s official website.
  • Fill out the application form and pay the INR 800 (INR 400 for SC/ST) application fee by credit/debit card or net-banking.
  • Print the completely completed application form and mail it to the University address, together with the fee receipt and self-attested copies of all required papers, to -The Director Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai – 600025

Documents required during Counselling:

  • Marksheets for 10th, Graduation, and Master’s degrees.
  • An initial deposit of INR 5000 in the form of a DD is required at the time of counselling.
  • A certificate of migration.
  • Caste Certificate, if the candidate falls under a reservation category.
  • Admissions exam scorecard and seat assignment receipt.

When was Anna University established?

Anna University was established on September 4, 1978, through the Tamil Nadu Act 30 of 1978.

What are the main campuses of Anna University?

Anna University has multiple campuses across Tamil Nadu, including the main campus in Chennai and regional campuses in Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, and Madurai.

What programs does Anna University offer?

Anna University offers a wide range of programs, including undergraduate (B.E., B.Tech.), postgraduate (M.E., M.Tech., M.B.A., M.C.A., etc.), and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in various engineering, technology, and management disciplines.

How can I apply for admission to Anna University?

Admission to Anna University is primarily through entrance exams like Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) for undergraduate programs and Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) for postgraduate programs. Detailed admission procedures and eligibility criteria are available on the official Anna University website.

What is the ranking of Anna University among Indian universities?

Anna University is often ranked among the top engineering universities in India. Its ranking may vary from year to year, but it is generally considered one of the prestigious technical institutions in the country