Annamalai University About Us :
n 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).
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.
ADMISSIONS TO ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY
Annamalai Students come from across the country and around the world. They represent a diverse section, comprising of varied backgrounds and cultures. The various courses offered by the University sprawls across different disciplines.
Admissions to the various Professional courses are based on the regulations stipulated by the Tamilnadu admissions in Professional Education institutions Act 2006 (TN Act No 3 of 2007)
Admission to all courses are purely based on merit following the rules of reservation of the T.N State Government.
The University offers both Under Graduate and Post Graduate programmes along with a few diploma programmes. The details of each course is given under the Faculty that offers the course.
The application to all the Courses are through the online registration and submission of hardcopy to the university.
DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
The Directorate of Distance Education established in 1979, and now offers more than two hundred different programmes of study under the Regular Stream. It is credited with the largest enrolment 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 Programmes in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through Distance Education mode. The Directorate of Distance Education is also offering the Programmes on Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design, Hotel Management and Catering Technology Programmes, Retail Management, Twinning Programme, Programmes on Health Science, Yoga, Music, Fire and Safety.
LIST OF VALUE ADDED COURSES OFFERED
FACULTY OF ARTS:
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH:
AENGVAC01 – Speaking and Writing English Effectively – A Practical Course
AENGVAC02 – English for Effective Communication
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY:
AHISVAC01 – General Studies for Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations
AHISVAC02 History For Competitive Examinations
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK:
ASOCVAC01: Medical And Psychiatric Social Work
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY:
APHIVAC01 Research Ethics
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE:
APOLVAC02-General Studies For Civil Services And Other Competitive Examinations
APOLVAC03- Environmental Policy And Administration
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS:
AECOVAC01 – Pricing Strategies
AECOVAC02 – Pricing Strategies For Information Goods
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE:
ACOMVAC01- Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications in Business
ACOMVAC03 – Asset Value Assessment Methods
ACOMVAC05 – E-Filling in Business
CENTRE FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT:
AURDVAC01- Sustainable Rural Livelihoods And Adaptations To Climate Change (SLACC)
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
ABUSVAC01- Small Business Management
ABUSVAC02 – Introduction to Business Analytics
ABUSVAC03-E-Governance and Cyber Law
ABUSVAC04- Machine Learning
ABUSVAC05 – Block Chain Technology
ABUSVAC06 – Sustainable Development
FACULTY OF SCIENCE:
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS:
SPHYVAC01 – Maintenance of Minor Equipment’s (Entry Level)
DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES:
SEARVAC01 – Water Resource Management
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE:
SCISVAC01 – Web Development
SCISVAC02 – Fundamentals of Computing
SCISVAC03 – Advanced Web Development
SCISVAC04 – Internet and its Applications
FACULTY OF MARINE SCIENCES:
DEPARTMENT OF MARINE BIOLOGY:
CMABVAC01 – Seafood Processing Technology
FACULTY OF INDIAN LANGUAGES:
LLINVAC01 Intercultural Communication
LLHINVAC01- Spoken and Written Hindi
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY:
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:
EMECVAC01 – Renewable Energy and IOT
DEPARTMENT OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING:
EMANVAC02- Business Analytics
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING:
EECEVAC02- Antenna Design Using HFSS
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING:
EIEVAC03-Basics of Robotics
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY:
EINTVAC01- Web Development
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:
ECSEVAC01 – Machine Learning with Python
ECSEVAC03 – Data Analytics with R
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
UEDUVAC01 – Modern Pedagogical Techniques
UEDUVAC03 – Advanced Teaching Technology
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCOLOGY:
UPSYVAC01 – Health and Well-Being
UPSYVAC02 – Counselling Skills
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC:
FMUSVAC01 Introduction to South Indian Music – VOCAL
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY:
GMICVAC01 Microbial Inoculant Production Technology
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE:
MPMRVAC01- First Aid and Emergency Care
Annamalai University Contact Address
Telephone No : 91 – 4144 – 238248 / 263 / 796,
Fax No : 91 – 4144 – 238080,
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org,
Voice net : +91 – 4144 – 237356 / 237357 /237358 / 237359,
Websie : www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in.
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.