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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-2020” by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has ranked the University in the band 101 - 150 in the University Category. In the Pharmacy Category the ranking is 12th in India. In the Medical Category the ranking is 35th.

“The Times Higher Education World University Ranking - 2021” has ranked Annamalai University in 1000+ for Overall category. In the Subject Category Ranking, 2021, the University is ranked 601+ for Clinical & Health Subjects, in the band of 801 - 1000 for Engineering, 801+ for Life Sciences and 1000+ in the Physical Sciences Subjects.

“The  QS World University Ranking - 2021” has ranked Annamalai University in the band of 301 - 350 in Asia 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 and 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.

Vice-Chancellor Convener Committee    
TN-SET 2021 Notifications
  • Annamalai University has been nominated by the Government of Tamil Nadu and Accredited by the UGC as the Nodal Agency for conducting Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TN-SET) for three years from 2021.
  • The notification for the commencement of Online registration will be released in the Annamalai University Website ( and in the Daily Newspapers after the approval of the Notification by the Government of Tamil Nadu in due course. Candidates are informed to watch the University website for further instructions.
  • The website of TN-SET ( will be operational after the official notification.
News - General
Department of Information Technology - Applications are invited for the post of Project Fellow to work in Tamilnadu State Council for Higher Education sponsored project titled "Development of Information and Communication Technology based Immunization Information system for Cuddalore District".
Faculty of Indian Languages, Department of Linguistics - Applications are invited for the post of Project fellow under TANSCHE, Research Grant Project titled "Bharathanatyam Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Enhancing Language Learning in Children with Learning Disabilities".
Department of Earth Sciences - Applications are invited for Project Assistant (2 Nos) to work in DST - NGP Project titled "Geospatial Technology for Identification of Tsunami Vulnerable Zone and Risk Assessment for Emergency Response System - Tamil Nadu Coast".
Faculty of Indian Languages, Department of Linguistics - Applications are invited for the post of Project fellow under TANSCHE - Research Grant Project titled "Enhancing Communicative Skills with Classroom Computational E-Learning Linguistics Device"
Department of Psychology - Application invited for post of Project Fellow and Yoga instructor - for Tansche Project
Department of Entomology - Tansche project - Selection of Project Fellow (2 Nos)
Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow position (Two post) in the Research project under supervision of Dr.R.Parthasarthi.
Directorate of Training, Placement and Entrepreneurship offer Free Coaching Classes for Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officers Examinations
Applications are invited for the Post of Field Investigators for ICSSR funded project - on or before 13.07.2021.
Circular - COVID - 19 - Permission for SRF / JRF / RA / PF / M.Phil / PhD Research scholars to work in the Department - Regarding
Indian Council of Social Science Research - Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad sponsored Two Day National Seminar on NATIONAL INTEGRATION: TRENDS, PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES on 17/9/2021 and 18/9/2021
Circular - COVID - 19 - Functioning of University Departments and Offices from 28-06-2021 with 100% of staff - Regarding
Applications are invited to work as Project Staff for TANSCHE project on or before 15/07/2021
Circular - DARE - Ph.D / M.Phil. Submission of thesis - Extension of time - Regarding
Willingness to serve as Warden / Deputy Warden
First NABS - International Conference on Life Sciences : Contemporary Approaches in Biological Science for Food, Health, Nutrition Security and Conservation of Biodiversity - From 26.08.2021 to 28.08.2021 - Faculty of Agriculture
Circular - COVID - 19 - Deduction of one day salary (both teaching and non-teaching) - Regarding
Circular - COVID - 19 Functioning of University Departments and Offices - Regarding
Circular - Festival Advance - Ramzan / Deepavali 2021-2022
Circular - Submission of Income Tax PAN and Cell Number
CIRCULAR - Guidelines for conduct of classes and exams - Online mode
Ph.D / M.Phil Viva-Voce Examination will be conducted through On-line mode