Annamalai University, Cuddalore

Annamalai University, Cuddalore

  • Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
  • ESTD 1929
  • UGC , NAAC-A
  • State University

Facilities available in University

  • Comp Labs

  • Sports

  • Medical

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Auditorium

  • Hostel

  • Gym

  • Laboratory

Major Courses Offered by University

Course Name Rating Total Fee
Master of Business Administration [MBA]
2Years Full Time
N/A ₹55,975 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
5Years Full Time 150 Seats Per Course
01-Nov-2018 -30-Nov-2018
Application Form Date
N/A ₹554,370 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Education [B.Ed]
2Years Full Time
6.0 ₹41,250 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Engineering [B.E]
4Years Full Time
N/A ₹68,495 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]
4Years Full Time 100 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹35,220 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Music
3Years Full Time
N/A ₹2,552 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Vocational Studies [B.Voc.] (Hospitality & Tourism)
2Years Full Time
N/A ₹23,895 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Fisheries Science [B.F.Sc]
4Years Full Time 30 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹28,383 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
4Years 6Months Full Time 20 Seats Per Course
N/A ₹28,693 per year Apply Now
Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc]
1Year Full Time
N/A ₹9,610 per year Apply Now

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Dr. K. Rasaiah
Dr. K. Rajaraman
Head and Professor, Department of English
Dr. K. Sankari
Head and Professor, Department of History
Dr. R. Kalyanraman
Head and Professor, Department of Mathematics
Dr. C. Manoharan
Head and Professor, Department of Physics
Dr. V. Arutchelvan
Head and Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Dr. R. Rathnasamy
Head and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. P. Venkatammal
Head and Professor, Department of Psychology
Dr. R. M. Kathiresan
Head and Professor, Department of Agronomy

About University

Founded in 1929, Annamalai University is one of Asia's largest public residential universities located in India. It was one of the first institutions in the country to offer courses of higher education in diverse streams such as science, engineering, humanities, agriculture and arts. Housing 10 faculties and 49 departments of study, the university offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in multiple specializations.

The university also provides more than 500 courses through distance learning mode. Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University was the first institution in India to offer postgraduate degree programmes in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through distance education.

Annamalai University Courses

The university offers various UG, PG and Research courses under the following faculties/ departments:

  • Department Of Medicine
  • Department Of Dentistry
  • Department Of Engineering and technology
  • Department Of Arts
  • Department Of Agriculture
  • Department Of Education
  • Department Of Fine arts
  • Department Of Science
  • Department Of Indian Languages
  • Department Of Marine Sciences

Only candidates with the relevant qualifying degree can apply for the courses offered by the university. Admission to the programmes is done on the basis of qualifying degree merit / entrance examination scores. Students seeking admission to the university courses can register themselves through the official website by submitting completed applications along with the required fee and necessary enclosures.

Annamalai University Examinations

Students can register for end semester examination through the students portal available at the official university website by filling the form and submitting the required fee through offline/ online payment modes. Annamalai University exam timetable can also be accessed by the students through the portal for their respective course and semester.             

Upon submitting the required fee and proper verification, students can download their respective hall tickets from the portal by submitting their roll number. Scholarship and other relevant forms are also available for download from the given portal.

Annamalai University Results

The university follows odd and even semester pattern for all its courses with final examinations being conducted in the month of December and June respectively. Annamalai University semester results for all streams are declared on the university website within a month from the end semester examinations.

Annamalai University results are declared on the students portal available on the official university website. University students can check their marks and scorecard upon entering their Roll Number/ Register Number by following the below given steps:            

  • Visit the official website of Annamalai University i.e.
  • Now, click on “examination results” link under the ‘Academics’ tab
  • Then, candidate should click on the respective course link for which he/she wants to check their result
  • In the next step, candidate should enter his/her register number in the given box and click on submit button.
  • The result will be displayed on the screen. Candidate should download the result and take a printout of it for future reference.

Annamalai University DDE Admissions

Candidates willing to study through Annamalai University Distance Education programme can get admission through the following two modes:

Spot Admission

Annamalai University provides Spot admission facility only to those candidates living near any of the designated university Study Centers. Selection to all the programmes will be made through the Study Center.

For acquiring seat through Spot admission, the candidates must submit the following documents along with the application form in person to any study center or contact the Annamalai University DDE office:

  • Duly filled-in application form along with attested xerox/photostat copies of Certificates of eligibility, age and qualifications.
  • Attested passport size photograph
  • Qualification and Transfer/ Migration Certificates in original.
  • 2 Passport size Photographs without signature to be pasted on Scanning Form and Identity Card.
  • Demand Draft (D.D) of Course Fee drawn in favour of “The Director, D.D.E., Annamalai University.”

Note: Original documents will be returned after verification.

Admission through Post

Other candidates seeking admission to distance learning programme can send duly filled-in applications to “The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Annamalai nagar – 608 002” along with attested Xerox copies of the following documents:      

  • Eligibility certificate and qualifications
  • Transfer/ Migration Certificate
  • 2 passport size photographs

Note: Students who want to take admission through post should not enclose original certificates and demand draft with the application.

In case of admission through post, the university will give a provisional admission card to the student upon receiving the documents. After that, the student will be required to verify his/ her original certificates either in person or through Registered post/ Speed post.

Annamalai University DDE Results

Annamalai University Distance Education Results are announced on the official Annamalai University DDE website. Students can check their results upon entering their Roll Number /Register Number in the box present under the “Examinations” tab and clicking “Get Marks”.

Annamalai University Counselling

Final selection of candidates for admission to university programmes is done through counseling session for the respective courses. Students who clear the university entrance exam or pass the eligibility criteria for admission must appear for the Annamalai university counseling process as per the issued guidelines.

Annamalai University counseling consists of the following factors:

  • Provisional Merit List – It contains the list of eligible candidates along with the total cut-off marks and individual rank based on respective classes
  • Counseling Call Letter – Candidates with their names in the provisional merit list can download and print their call letter for counseling from the admissions portal available at the official university website
  • Provisional Admitted List - It has the list of provisionally shortlisted candidates along with their rank, marks and allotment category
  • Provisional Waiting List - At the end of First Phase of Counselling, shortlisted candidates are kept in provisional waiting list, in case any seats are left vacant. Vacancies, if any, will be filled out of the provisionally wait listed candidates based upon their Rank and following the rule of reservation

About the University

Annamalai University is one of Asia's largest public residential universities located in Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India. The university is spread across 1,500 acres and it offers courses of in science, engineering, humanities, agriculture and arts. AU also provides more than 500 courses through distance education. 

  • The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) of Annamalai University offers education to those people who are unable to attend the campus but who desire to study
  • It is credited with the largest enrollment in India and i0s well equipped with computers and other infrastructure, separate teaching faculty and administration, study centers, and computer training centers to serve its students
  • It was the first institution in India to offer postgraduate degree programs in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through distance education
  • The Directorate of Distance Education also offers programs in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Interior Design, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Retail Management, Twinning, Health Science, a Commonwealth Youth Program, Yoga, Music, Fire and Safety, Pharmaceutical and Taxation
  • All the programs of study offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. The Directorate introduced a B.Ed. Program through distance education in 2008-09 with the approval of National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi
  • The Annamalai University is a UGC recognised, NAAC accredited university, and it is a unitary, teaching, and residential university
  • It was founded by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late Hon'ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D., D.Litt.
  • He started several colleges and ultimately the University in 1929
  • The University has had the unique good fortune of having a succession of eminent Vice-Chancellors to guide its destinies
  • During the last eighty years the University has grown rapidly and consolidated its position as a unitary and residential University with Forty nine Departments of Study and over 2500 members on its teaching staff
  • This is one of the very few institutions in India with all the Faculties located in the same campus
  • The University that started with only seven departments in 1929 has, over the last 80 years, developed into a mighty institution of higher learning with nearly 49 Departments


  • Ravi Gomatam, Quantum Physicist, director of Bhaktivedanta Institute and Institute for Semantic Information Sciences and Technology, Berkeley, and Mumbai
  • S. D. Somasundaram, Former Cabinet Minister
  • T. K. Doraiswamy, Poet and Novelist
  • V. R. Nedunchezhiyan, Former Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu
  • Vijaya T. Rajendar, Tamil Actor

Extracurricular Activities

  • National Services Scheme (NSS): The service rendered by NSS are varied in nature like Health, Sanitation, Education (formal and non-formal) Legal Aid, Veterinary, and Physical services The NSS is strong with 9,576 students working under 40 Programme Officers from 10 faculties
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC)
  • Youth Red Cross


Library: The University library is proud to have the library with computers along with internet connection, and has numerous books and journals, both from Indian and foreign publishers, for getting the better references.

  • Book Collection : 4,63,000
  • Periodicals currently received : 340
  • CDs : 126
  • Video Cassettes : 100
  • Audio Cassettes : 500

University Hostels: There are about 14 hostels including both men and women hostels.

Distance Education: The Directorate of Distance Education established in 1979 offers four hundred and one different programs of study under the distance education mode.

  • It is credited with the largest enrollment in India and is well equipped with computer and other infrastructure, adequate teaching faculty and administrative set-up of its own, study centres, computer training centres, etc., to serve its students' clientele in their best interest at their door steps.
  • It has also the unique distinction of offering first in India, Postgraduate Degree Programs in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics, and Law through Distance Education mode.
  • Campus Recruitment Programs - Campus Recruitment Programs (since Sep 2004) is one of the major events in which prestigious organizations like Asian Motors Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank, Apollo Pharmaceuticals, ESSAR Steel etc. participate to recruit talented candidates.

Sports Facilities: Tennis Complex, The Gymnasium, and Sports Laboratory are few sports facilities to mention here.


Annamalai University is counted amongst the Top 50 Engineering Colleges in India both in private and government sectors according to the Outlook Ranking for the year 2007.

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Contact Details

Phone No: 04144-238248
College Rd, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram
Cuddalore - 608002
Tamil Nadu , India
Nearest Bus Stand
Booma Kovil Bus Stop bus stand 0.33Km
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