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Annamalai University

Annamalai University is a Community University located in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. The university deals courses of advanced instruction in the arts and sciences. The university also delivers nearby 380 courses under distance mode. The Board of directors of Distance Education (DDE) of Annamalai University purposes at contribution of training to those people who are incapable to join the campus but who wish to read.

Annamalai University can be said to be indebted for its existence to the patronage of Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar. In 1920, he created Sri Meenakshi College at the temple town of Chidambaram. In 1928, the Annamalai University Act was approved by the Madras State (government) with Sri Meenakshi College making the core of this unitary and residential university. The base of this university of advanced learning came to be called Annamalai Nagar afterwards its founder.

Dr.Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar provided to the Madras State (government) the amount of Rs.20 lakhs and 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of land adjacent to the buildings, hostels, library and outdoor play area of Sri Meenakshi College, thus flagging the way for beginning the university by the Madras Presidency in 1929. The founder was respected by the Government with the Pro-Chancellorship of the university. He held the Pro-Chancellorship for two decades. It has also its branches in Canada, Toronto too.

Annamalai University Courses Offered

The various courses offered in this esteemed university includes:

Faculty of Arts
  • English
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Commerce
  • Population Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Library and Information Science
  • Philosophy
  • Centre for Rural Development
Faculty of Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Marine Biology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Bio Chemistry and Bio Technology
Faculty of Indian Languages
  • Tamil Studies and Research
  • Sanskrit
  • Hindi
  • Linguistics
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Pharmacy
Faculty of Education
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education
  • Adult Continuing Education and Extension Services
Faculty of Fine Arts
Faculty of Agriculture
  • Agronomy
  • Entomology
  • Micro Biology
  • Agricultural Botany
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Nursing
Faculty of Dentistry

The University has 48 subdivisions of more than 2,500 educating staff. It has the record for most undergraduates educated through the post-office method.

Annamalai University Campus and Locations

The campus, along with the colleges, hostels and playgrounds, covers an area of about one thousand acres (4.5 km). In 2005, Annamalai University released a small university grounds in Toronto, Canada for educating Indian fine arts. Other foreign centers include the Al Mihad Institute, Dubai and the Al Hilal Education Centre, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and also the Al Noor Education Centre in Muscat, Oman.