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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-2021” 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 16th in India. In the Medical Category the ranking is 40th.

“The Times Higher Education World University Ranking - 2022” has ranked Annamalai University in 1200+ for Overall category. In the Subject Category Ranking, 2022, the University is ranked 601+ for Clinical & Health Subjects, 801+ for Life Sciences and 1000+ in the Physical Sciences.

“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.

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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
Co-optex - deepavali , christmas, pongal - Circular
Applications are invited for the post of project Assistant in The privately funded research project sponsored by Crystal Crop Protection Ltd, Delhi
Circular - Holiday on 16.10.21 and Compensatory work on 13.11.21 - Reg
Commencement of online classes for first year students admitted for the academic year 2021-22
Celebrations of World Fungus Day - 2021 and Seminar on Role of Fungi in Marine Fisheries Enhancement - On 2nd October, 2021 - By Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India Under Purse Programme
Entrepreneurship Development Hub - Recruitment Notification - for the post of Field Coordinator.
141 Birthday Celebration of our University Founder Hon'ble Rajah Sir S.R.M. Annamalai Chettiar on 30.9.2021 - Reg.
International Conference on Changing Perspectives in Agricultural and Horticultural Research for Sustainable Development in Collaboration with IQAC, Annamalai University and Faculty of Agriculture - On 9th October - 2021
Ph.D Degree programmes - Course Work Examinations - November, 2021 - Date and Fees details
Special Lecture on the occasion of Teacher's Day 2021.
DST - PURSE II Sponsored National workshop on “Data Analytics with R Programming” (DARP 21). From 22.09.2021 to 24.09.2021 - Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Circular-Special COVID Vaccination Camp at the Yoga Center for 10 days from 01.09.2021.
Circular - Commencement of On-Campus Classes - From September 1, 2021
Government Order on SOP - For commencement of On-Campus Classes - From September 1, 2021
THREE DAYS NON-RESIDENTIAL PHYSICAL TRAINING PROGRAMME -2021-22 - Lobster Culture (Brackish waterAquaculture) Sep., 15-17, 2021&January, 19-21, 2022. - Capture Fisheries (Biotoxin - Safety Hazards) Nov., 24-26, 2021& February, 17-19, 2022.
DST-PURSE II Sponsored A National Conference on Recent Trends in Computing and Information Technology (RTCIT’21) - (03rd-04th, September 2021) - Organized by Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Information Technology
Circular 2021 - Reg.
Independence Day Celebrations on 15th August 2021 - Reg.
Annamalai University and Health Sector Skill Council (HSSC) Signed an MoU on Collaborating For Skill Development Programmes In Health Sector
Tamilnadu National Law University - Call for applications for the post of Assistant Professor (History)(Ad hoc)
Applications are invited for post of Junior Research Fellow for TANSCHE Research Project "Conversion of Hospital Medical Waste Plastics into Liquid fuel by Catalytic Cracking Process".
Applications are invited for the post of Project Fellow (1 No) to work in (TANSCHE) project "Rehabilitation of Coastal Sand dune vegetation for protection against Natural disaster and Sea erosion in Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu".
Circular -Commencement of Online Classes - Odd Semester - 2021-22 - From August 9th 2021
Department of Agricultural Economics - Applications are invited for the post of Project Fellow in TANSCHE Project entitled "Remodeling of Existing Farming System Towards Risk Optimization in Cauvery Delta Zone of Tamil Nadu".
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
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 - 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 - 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