Annamalai University

country rank  82
world rank  3819

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University Overview

Established in 1929, Annamalai University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Chidambaram (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Annamalai University (AU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Annamalai University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 91 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name अन्नामलै विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym AU
Founded 1929
Motto With courage and faith

University Location

Address PO Annamalainagar
Chidambaram (population range: 10,000-49,999)
608 002 Tamil Nadu
T +91 (4144) 238 259
F +91 (4144) 238 080

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office The Registrar, Annamalai University
Annamalainagar 608 002
+91 (4144) 238 259

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Annamalai University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council NAAC
  • National Council of Teacher Education NCTE
  • Pharmacy Council of India PCI
  • Medical Council of India MCI
  • Dental Council of India DCI
  • Distance Education Bureau DEB

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020