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In the early 1920s, to serve the downtrodden and to promote Tamil Literature, Rajah Sir S. R. M. Annamalai Chettiar founded Sri Minakshi College, Sri Minakshi Tamil College and Sri Minakshi Sanskrit College in a rural setup at Chidambaram. In 1928, Rajah Sir S. R. M. Annamalai Chettiar agreed with the local Government to handover the above said institution for establishing a University. Thus, on 01.01.1929 Annamalai University was established as per Annamalai University Act 1928 (Tamil Nadu Act 1 of 1929).

Annamalai University Act 2013
The most significant development is the enactment of the Annamalai University Act, 2013 (Tamil Nadu Act 20 of 2013), which has come into force from September 25, 2013, after obtaining the assent of His Excellency, the President of India.

Annamalai University, accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in 2014, is one of India’s largest public residential universities with 10 Faculties and 49 departments of study. Sprawling over 950 Acres of land, the University does yeoman service in taking education to the doorsteps of the people who are otherwise far from access to centres of higher learning. The University has initiated several innovative teaching programmes over the years and has been a pioneer in distance education.

“The NIRF-2019” by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has ranked the University in the band 101 - 150 in the overall category as well as the University Category. In the Pharmacy Category the ranking is 12th in India. In the Medical Category the ranking is 25th

“The Times Higher Education World University Ranking - 2020” has ranked Annamalai University in 1000+ for Overall category. In the Subject category Ranking, 2020, the University is ranked in the band of 501-600 for Life Sciences and 600+ for Pre-clinical, clinical & Health Subjects. 800+ in the Physical Sciences and Engineering subject.

“The  QS World University Ranking - 2020” has ranked Annamalai University in the band of 291 - 300 in Asia Ranking and 39 in India Ranking.

"The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019”, on scientific impact of universities and on universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration & scientific performance, has ranked the University at 23rd based on the number of publications and 7th based on the proportion of publications that, compared with other publications in the same field and in the same year, belong to the top 10% most frequently cited.

“The SCImago Institutional Ranking” (2019) has ranked 9th in Tamil Nadu and 29th among the top 212 ranked institutions for Higher Education in India.

International Comparative Performance of India's Research Base (2009-14), a report published by Elsevier in April, 2016, prepared in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of India has rated the University as the top Indian Institute in Pharmacology, 17th among the top 30 Indian Universities in Publications with highest subject area Publication Count in Pharmacology.

As far as the Global Exposure, Indian Science Ascending, a Springer Nature report, done in conjunction with Confederation of Indian Industries, has ranked the University as 11th among the top 20 Indian Institutions in International Collaborations.

The University has participated in the Southern (Antarctic) Ocean Expeditions (SOE) organized by National Centre for Antarctic Ocean Research 2011 - 12 onwards.

Research & Partnership
Annamalai University has a commendable track record in projects and publications and has been awarded the PURSE Programme by the Department of Science and Technology. Ten departments are supported by UGC-SAP, Ten by DST-FIST and two departments have attained the status of Centre of Advanced Study. Annamalai University has joint research and innovation partnerships with 24 institutions across the USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, and the UK. The list of partners includes prestigious institutes like Karolinska Institute, John Hopkins University, and University of Michigan amongst others.

Two of the most notable international collaborations in which Annamalai University is the Co-ordinating Institute include the Indo- EU FUNCFOOD Project and the 21st Century Indo-US Knowledge Initiative. There are several ongoing research projects with international foundations and industrial players like Bayer, CavinKare, Dow Agrosciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, HCL, L&T, Accenture, and Huawei.

MoUs & Patents
To its credit, The University has obtained 15 Patents and has 40 MoUs with research partners like FAO, IRRI & USDA.  

Institutional Social  Responsibility Activities
The ISR activities of the University include, Hospital on Wheels, Free Medical and Dental Camps in Villages, Lifestyle & Hygiene Awareness, Rural & Urban Health Centres through the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry which is attached with a 1400 bedded hospital. The Faculty of Agriculture carries out extension activities like Agripreneurship Development Programme, Sustainable Livelihood Projects for Tsunami affected people and Training Farmers in Integrated Farming.

Prof. Murugesan Velayutham, Ph.D.,

     Prof. V. Murugesan completed B.Sc (1971) from St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli and obtained his M.Sc, (1973) in Chemistry from Loyola College, affiliated to the University of Madras. He obtained his pre-doctoral degree (M.Phil. 1980) from University of Madras and Ph.D.(1989) from Anna University. Prof. Murugesan was a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh, USA during 1992-93 ...

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From the Desk of the Vice-Chancellor ...    

     Established in 1929, with the munificence of the farsighted and noble-hearted philanthropist and patron of letters, Hon’ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Annamalai University has been highly acclaimed across the world for distinctive contribution to teaching, research and extension activities ...

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News - General

ICT initiative of MHRD & UGC - For learning during COVID 19 Lockdown
Important Notification
Seminar on Relevance of Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar: inclusive Governance and Social Justice Department of Political Science - Last date for submission is extended till 31-03-2020
ICSSR Funded Ten days Research Methodology course for M.Phil/Ph.D/PDF Scholars in Social Sciences - from 15/04/2020 to 25/04/2020 - Department of Population Studies , Annamalai University.
UGC-SAP DRS II Sponsored National Workshop on "Modelling Techniques for Optimizing the Bio-reactors" - from 16/03/2020 to 17/03/2020 - By Department of Civil Engineering, FEAT
Two day National Workshop on Innovations in Societal Based Water Resources Management - from 09/03/2020 to 10/03/2020 - By Department of Civil Engineering, FEAT.
Ten Days Research Methodology Course for M.Phil/PH.D/PDF Scholars in social Science - from 08-04-2020 to 17-04-2020 - By Department of Political Science and University Main Library
Relevance of Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar: inclusive Governance and Social Justice Department of Political Science 27 & 28 Mar2020
National Seminar on Globalization Environment And Sustainable Development Department of Sociology 12 & 13 Mar2020
National Level Inter University Chemical Engineering Students Paper Presentation Seminar - FEAT Chemical Engineering 20Mar2020
One day Workshop on Legal Awareness Programme on the occasion of International women’s day - Business Administration 11Mar2020
Circular - Issue of Transfer Certificate for outgoing students of 2019-2020 Instruction issued - Regarding
Application for Transfer Certificate available on the Student Portal
Applications are invited for the post of DST -ICPS(Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems) for project "Ten Thousand Years of Palaeo Littoral Dynamics: Currents, Coastal Erosion and Sedimentation Dynamics and the Defunct of Ancient Port City Poompuhar"
Applications are invited for the post of DST -ICPS(Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems) for project "Building up the 10,000 year of History of Cyclones, Storm surges and Tsunamis from the Sediments of River,Creek /Estuarine Mouths and Wet Lands Vis-a-vis Defunct of Poompuhar"
NFDB - Manage Sponsored one Month Skill Development Certificate Course on Aquaclinics and Aquapreneurship Development Programme - from 26/02/2020 to 24/03/2020 - By Faculty of Marine Science
Applications are invited for post of Junior Research Fellow for the project - "Synthesis and Characterization of active molecules with potential for use in personal care and other applications" - on or before 22.02.2020
UGC-SAP Sponsored National Symposium on Multidrug Resistance: Challenges and Perspectives - on 17/02/2020 - By Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University
National Conference on "Chiral and Nano Technology:Application in Drug Design,Development and Use" - on 6/3/2020 and 7/3/2020 - By Department of Pharmacy
WALK-IN-INTERVIEW two Posts Of Junior Research Fellow and One Field Assistant are to be Filled-In for the MoEF&CC Funded Project On Taxonomy and mass scale production of selected species of polychaetes for augmening aquaculture and natural stock
National Seminar on Reinforced Commitment to Research and Publication Standards and Ethics - on 25/01/2020 - By Internal Quality Assurance Cell
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research Sponsored Faculty Development Programme on MATLAB and LabView Programming - from 10/02/2020 to 14/02/2020 - By Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering , FEAT.
UGC-SAP-V International Seminar on Challenges for Language Technology - 6/2/2020 and 7/2/2020 - By Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics
One week fdp on case writing and case teaching an endowment programme on February 5th to 11th - 2020.
Walk in Interview - Two Technical Assistant for project entitled "Preparation of Checklist of Mangroves" - on 27th Jaunuary 2020 at 11.00 a.m.
Applications are invited for the posts of Research Fellow position in the following Research project "Development of novel chitinolytic consortium based bioformulations and its evaluation as a potential bio control agent against fungal diseases of Groundnut"
Two Technical Assistants are to be filled in for a project entitled "Preparation of Checklist of Mangroves funded by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change" - Walk in interview - on 27 january 2020 at 11.00 a.m
South Indian History Congress 31 January to 2 February 2020 - History Wing, DDE & Department of History.
Fixtures and Schedule for All India Inter University Netball (Women) Tournament from 13 to 16 February, 2020.
Applications are invited for one Junior Research Fellow to work in DST -SERB sponsored project.
Advertisement for the post of Junior Research Fellow for DST – SERB Project
Application invited for the post of SRF to work in ICMR sponsored major research project scheme - on or before 31st December 2019.
5 Year Integrated Exams postponed and rescheduled on a different date.
Walk in Interview for Two Junior Research Fellow and one Field Assistant for the MoEF and CC funded project - On 30/12/2019
90th Year Anniversary Celebration Elocution Contest for the Students of Annamalai University is postponed to 22nd January to 24 January 2020.
International Conference on Life Sciences : Contemporary approaches in Biological Science for Food, Health, Nutrition Security and Conservation of Biodiversity - from 23/07/2020 to 25/07/2020 - By Faculty of Agriculture
DDE - December 2019 Examinations rescheduled on 27.12.2019 and 30.12.2019
National Conference on Green Chemistry and Engineering : Towards Future Technology - from 26/12/2019 to 27/12/2019 - By Department of Chemical Engineering, FEAT.
Anveshan student research conventions Notification
One Day Workshop on Art of Research Writing and Plagiarism Check - on 12/12/2019 - By University Library, Annamalai University
Income Tax – Deduction at sources for the financial year 2019-2020 – Furnishing of details of savings other than salary
IQAC enabled STTP on "Safety Training and Management in Workplace STMW-2019" - from 12/12/2019 to 13/12/2019 - By Department of Chemical Engineering , FEAT
UGC SAP National Seminar on Climate Smart Agriculture for Sustaining Crop Productivity and Improving Livelihood Security - from 27/02/2020 to 28/02/20202 - By Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Department of Economics - 90th year Anniversary Celebration Elocution Contest
M.Phil and Ph.D Degree Programmes - Course Work Examinations - Dates and Fees details
Ph.D [Agriculture] Degree Programmes - Course Work Examinations
International Conference on Recent Trends in Agriculture Towards Food Security and Rural Livelihood - from 3/1/2020 to 4/1/2020 - By Faculty of Agriculture
CONVOCATION 2019 is scheduled on 30 November 2019. Apply Online(On Campus Programmes Only) on or before 11.11.2019 (In Person) and 14.11.2019 (In Absentia).
Medicine Information Newsletter- volume 5 Issue 4
Two Weeks Faculty Development Programme on "Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences: From Theory to Practice" - from 2/12/2019 to 15/12/2019 - By Department of Pharmacy, FEAT.
The 55th Shroff Memorial Elocution Contest for Annamalai University Students (2019-20)
National Seminar on Emerging Technologies and Enabling Tools in Diagnosis and Management of Plant Diseases - from 8/1/2020 to 9/1/2020 -By Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Plant Pathology
The 3rd Global Public Health Conference "Embracing Community's Responses to Address Global Public Health Issues - on 13th and 14th february 2020
Medicine Information Newsletter- volume 5 Issue 3
Cashless Transaction payments of Tuition fees, Exam fees, Hostel fees, Shop rent, all department fees and other fees through online mode/swiping for on campus programs and Directorate of Distance Education Students, Employees, etc.
International Conference on "Recent Trends in Statistical Modeling and Methods" - from 19/12/2019 to 21/12/2019 - By Department of Statistics