The foundation stone of Annamalai University was laid by Rajah Sir S. R. M. Annamalai Chettiyar back in the year 1929 in order to encourage Tamil Literature. Annamalai University is located in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Even before that, the founder established three colleges named Sri Minakshi College, Sri Minakshi Tamil College and Sri Minakshi Sanskrit College. Later, Rajah Sir S. R. M.Annamalai Chettiyar handed over the above mentioned institutions to the state Government to form a university.
After that, on the 1st of January in the year 1929, as per Annamalai University Act 1928, the university started operations. Being one of the largest universities in India currently, Annamalai University is spread across 950 acres in Chidambaram.
It offers a vast number of courses in different fields; the various course wings at Annamalai University include English Wing, History Wing, Economics Wing, Commerce Wing, Sociology Wing, Political Science and Public Administration Wing, Library and Information Science Wing, Population Studies Wing, Law Wing, Management Wing, Mathematics Wing, Physics Wing, Chemistry Wing, Botany Wing, Zoology Wing, Education Wing, Tamil Wing, Psychology Wing, Engineering Wing, Computer Science and Engineering Wing. Apart from all this, the university also offers various certificate courses in Music and Dance.
Although Annamalai University was established as a private university, it was taken over by the Government of Tamil Nadu in the year 2013 when the Annamalai University Act -2013 came in existence. Also called Tamil Nadu Act 20, it came in force 25th September, 2013. Through its world-class campus and noteworthy facilities, Annamalai University plays an important role in nurturing the future of its students. Each and every student is given special attention through the various programmes that takes place inside the campus.
Recognitions and Affiliations
Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)
Annamalai University is recognized by the University Grants Commission. Therefore, the various programmes that include degrees and diplomas are recognized by the Government.
Recognized by Ministry of Human Resource Development
Annamalai University is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. This means that all the degrees and diplomas awarded by Annamalai university are recognized for employment under the central Government.
Recognition of Diploma in Labour Laws with Administrative Law
The course of Diploma in Labour Laws with Administrative Law offered by Annamalai University has been recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu as qualification for the post of Welfare Officers’ Vide Notification G.O. Ms. 1905, Labour Department dated 6-9-1985.
Personnel & Administrative Reforms (R) Department
Annamalai University is included in Schedule 33 of the General Rules for Tamil Nadu State and Subordinate services. Moreover, Under Open University System, M.A. Degree courses in different branches of the university are recognized as qualification for Public Services jobs.
Moreover, Annamalai University has also been accredited with Grade ‘A’ by NAAC in 2014. The university has been ranked at the top by Government and private bodies for its excellence in the field of education. The various titles given to the university include – Annamalai University has been ranked as the 20th in Tamil Nadu and 92nd in India by NIRF-2017 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). This ranking is based on the overall category. If we talk about the university category only, Annamalai has grabbed the 14th spot in Tamil Nadu while the national ranking stands at 56. Furthermore, it has secured the 2nd rank in Tamil Nadu and 13th rank in India in the Pharmacy category. CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 has ranked Annamalai University at the 14th spot. Furthermore, the university has been ranked at the 11th position by the Nielsen – India Today Ranking 2017 among the top 30 Universities in India. It has grabbed the 4th spot in Tamil Nadu and 20th spot at the national level in the list of top 100 colleges for Higher Education in India in the SCImago Institutional Ranking 2017.
Not only the on campus programmes, but Annamalai University is also doing a great job in terms of providing education those who are not able to take regular classes from various learning centres of the university. Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education is regarded as one of the most effective way of obtaining degrees, diplomas and other certificates by doing a correspondence course. Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education was founded in the year 1979. Annamalai University Distance Education wings offers various courses in different fields and now, the number of programmes offered by Annamalai University Distance Education stands at more than five hundred. Students’ convenience is at highest priority for the university, and this is the reason why the university witnesses the highest number of enrolment every year in India. The university has well-equipped study centres in various places where well-trained faculties give help shape up the future of those students who cannot enrol for a regular programme.
Also, Annamalai University Distance Education wing is known to be the first institution in India to provide Postgraduate Degree Programmes in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through Distance Education mode. Apart from that various other courses have been designed to offer education in distance mode such as on Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design, Hotel Management and Catering Technology Programmes, Retail Management, Twinning Programme, Programmes on Health Science, Commonwealth Youth Programme, Yoga, Music, Fire and Safety, Pharmaceutical and Taxation Programmes. All the degrees and diplomas offered by Annamalai University Directorate of Distance Education are recognized by the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. Moreover, it also offers B.Ed. programme through distance education mode.
Annamalai University Top Distance learning MBA courses
- MBA in E Business
- MBA in International Business
- MBA in Human Resource Management
- MBA in Marketing Management
- MBA in Financial Management
- MBA in Information System
- MBA in Hospital Management.
MBA courses is a basic requirement in today’s environment for getting a good job so students and professionals are looking for a good university from where they can pursue MBA and Annamalai University is one of the top choice for those who are looking for pursuing MBA. PGD is one of the best course those who don’t wish to spend more time on course and the fees is also very reasonable.
Students who are not graduate can also opt for course like:
- Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) International Business
- Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)