Annamalai University was established in 1929 in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. Accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in 2014, Annamalai University is one of India’s largest public residential universities with 10 Faculties and 49 departments of study. The university has secured 12th position in the Medical category and 35th position in the Pharmacy category by NIRF 2020.

Annamalai University offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses, diplomas and research programmes. The university has also established a separate public distance education department called Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education, offering more than 500 courses through distance learning.

Admission to university is based on merit obtained in the last qualifying exam and written test conducted by the university.

Annamalai University Highlights

Established I Institution Type 1929 | Private University
Approved by AICTE, UGC, MCI, DCI & NCTE
Set by Govt. of India
Courses Offered UG, PG, Diploma & research
Application mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance-Based
Entrance Exams University Entrance Test
Top Recruiters Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, HDFC Bank
Facilitates Available Hostels, Library, Sports, Auditoriums, Health Centers, Seminar hall, Computer lab, Wi-Fi campus
Area 950 acre
Official Website

Annamalai College Ranking

Below mentioned are the ranks achieved by the Annamalai University

Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021 1000+
QS World University Ranking 2021 301-350
NIRF (Pharmacy Category) 2020 12

Annamalai University Courses

Annamalai University offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, diplomas and research programmes. Details of some of the most popular courses are mentioned below:

  • Duration: 3-years
  • Eligibility: B.Pharm with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-Based
B.Sc.(Nursing) Programme
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 40% of marks and 45% aggregate marks in PCB
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-Based
  • Duration- 4 years
  • Eligibility- 10+2 examination
  • Selection Criteria- Merit-based
  • Duration- 4 years
  • Eligibility- 10+2 examination
  • Selection Criteria- Merit-based
  • Duration- 2 years
  • Eligibility- Graduation
  • Selection Criteria- Merit-based
  • Duration: 2-years
  • Eligibility: B.Pharm. with 50% marks
  • Selection criteria: Merit-Based
  • Duration: 2-years
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks
  • Selection Criteria: TANCET and GD-PI
  • Duration: 3-years
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree with 55% marks
  • Selection criteria: TANCET and GD-PI
  • Duration: 1-year/3 years
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree with 55% marks
  • Selection Criteria: University Written Test

Annamalai University Admissions

Admissions to UG courses and some of the PG courses like MSC, MA and M.Com is based on marks obtained in 10+2. Selection to most of the PG courses is based on entrance test. For MBA, MCA, M.E. and M.Tech programmes, the university accept TANCET scores followed by a GD and PI. While for M.PEd, candidates have to undergo a physical fitness test followed by a PI. Admission to M.Phil and PhD courses is based on marks obtained in the written test conducted by the university.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of Annamalai University.
  • Fill the online application form through the application form link.
  • Candidates should make sure that the data entered by them is correct, failure of which can lead to rejection/ dismissal of admission.
  • Admission fees have to be paid by the candidate for the programme- Rs. 2000 for general category and 500 for SC/ST students.

Documents Required

Candidates are required to be present with the following documents at the time of admissions:

  1. 10th Mark sheet
  2. HSC / Equivalent Mark Sheet
  3. UG/ PG/ M.Phil/ Ph.D. Mark Sheet
  4. NSS/ NCC/ Sports Certificate
  5. Transfer Certificate
  6. Permanent Community Certificate Card for ST, SC, SCA, MBC & DNC, BC, and BCM.
  7. Nativity Certificate – if applicable

Annamalai University Placement

Many companies visit Annamalai University every year for recruitment. Some of the top companies visiting the college for targeting the Engineers and B.Pharma students for the placement are: Sai Life Insurance, Hyderabad, Chemin Enviro Systems, NLCIL, TPRS Glass, Future Calls, Axis Global Automation, Centex Petrochemicals, Vee Technologies, Apollo Pharmacy and more. The average package offered to Annamalai University is INR 3- 4.5 LPA

Annamalai University Scholarships

There are a large number of scholarships provided by the university for needy and deserving students.

  • Minority Scholarship: Merit Cum means Scholarship awarded to minority Communities students to pursue professional and technical courses. The annual income of the parent or guardian should not exceed Rs.2, 50,000/- from all sources.
  • Post Matric Scholarship: The Government has ordered to grant Post Matric Scholarship to SC/SCA/ST candidates, whose parental annual income is less than Rs. 2,50,000/- and for SC/SCA converted Christians whose parental annual income is less than Rs 2,00,000/- from all the sources.
  • Higher Education Special Scholarship: Higher Education Special Scholarship is awarded to the hostel students belonging to SC / SCA / ST and Converted Christian categories. The annual income from all sources should not exceed Rs 2, 00,000/- per annum.

Annamalai University Facilities

  • Class and Tutorial Rooms: Centrally Air-Conditioned Hi-tech Classrooms with overhead LCD projectors, Audio System, Public Address System, Wi-Fi Internet & Intranet facility.
  • Library: The University Library serves as a knowledge hub for the students and the staff. Quite a good number of journals can be accessed through the Infonet facility.
  • Computer Lab: The computer lab at the university is air-conditioned and well-facilitated with latest versions of software, printing, and scanning facilities. All the computer labs are well connected with a high-speed internet facility.
  • Seminar Hall: The institute has a seminar hall that is fully air-conditioned. With a seating capacity of 500 it serves the requirement of seminars, conferences and other orientation programs that are held from time to time.
  • Hostels: The institute has a total 07 hostels assisting students to provide boys & girls PG accommodation near to the campus.
  • Sports Facilities: The sports complex of the University, spread over several acres, houses facilities for sports and games. Tennis court complex, basketball complex, cricket field and a wooden-floored indoor stadium are a few worth mentioning.

Annamalai University Faculty

The university has qualified and experienced faculty members committed to impart quality education and knowledge to the students. The faculty structure consists of 17 professors and 47 associate professors managed by one director.

Annamalai University FAQs

Ques. Is it worthwhile to join Annamalai College?

Ans: College is approved by AICTE and Accredited A grade by NAAC. Also, Annamalai University is one of Asia’s largest public residential universities located in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India and provides all the facilities for the students and placement, the scholarship is also provided by the college.

Ques. What is the package of the Annamalai College for M.Phil?

Ans: The average package is between Rs 4, 00,000 to 5, 00, 00 is provided by the University for the M.Phil program.

Ques. What are the career prospects after pursuing MBA (Business Analyst) from Annamalai College?

Ans: Several students have secured good jobs and positions like business analyst or strategist, entrepreneur/founder, management consultant, portfolio manager, financial analyst, and many more. The possibilities are endless. The university also is a great option for students who are not able to attend college full time. An average initial salary that a B.Com graduate may receive can range between 3, 00,000 – 8, 00,000.

Ques. In terms of placement, how is Annamalai College for BSc students?

Ans: There are 100% placements provided by the college.and it has good infrastructure, labs, and faculty members. The highest salary package offered was 28 LPA, internationally and the lowest salary package offered was 3 LPA. The average salary package offered was 10 LPA.

Ques. What are the fees of the Annamalai college for the BPED course?

Ans: The total fees for the program BPED course are 47,570. Students can pay the tuition fees on a semester basis.

Ques. How is the infrastructure of Annamalai University?

Ans: Spread across 950 acres, Annamalai university’s infrastructure caters to the needs of the students. Along with hostels, there are yoga and sports centres, a well-established auditorium and a guest house with more than 100 accommodating rooms.