Anna University Distance Education

100 review Sardar Patel Road Anna University Chennai - 600 025 Tamil Nadu Public Approved by : UGC, AICTE

Anna University Distance Education Overview

In tune with the growing global trend of extending conventional University instructional mode to online, self-learning and distance education methodology, Anna University has created the Centre for Distance Education.

Through this initiative Anna University aims to impart professional education that would provide competitive edge in the global business environment, to advance the qualifications of the needy by providing hard and soft skills to be a better performer and to meet multiple real corporate world challenges through tailor-made professional courses.

In its endeavour towards the transformation of knowledge and to build up technology and managerial competencies to professionals, the University is offering professional MBA, MCA and M.Sc. (Computer Science Programmes through Distance mode from the year 2007.

Anna University Distance Education Awards & Rankings

University with Potential for Excellence 

University Grants Commission has recognized Anna University as “University with Potential for Excellence” (UPE) in the XII plan period for its expertise to develop Research & Development activities in the area of Biomedical Engineering and Applications. 

World University Ranking (QS) 

In World University Ranking Anna University is ranked 201 as per QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) in the Faculty of Engineering and Chemical during the year 2017-2018. In the subject of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Anna University is ranked between 151 and 200 in the global level and 7 in the national level. 

NIRF Ranking: 

In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2017 by the MHRD, New Delhi, Anna University is ranked as below among the various Universities/Institutions that took part in the NIRF 2017 in India.  

6th Rank in the University category  

8th Rank in the Engineering category  

13th Rank in the Overall category 


NAAC re-accredited Anna University with a CGPA of 3.46 on a four-point scale (highest among all the State University of Tamil Nadu) at “A” grade valid for a period of five years from 24th September 2014. 


The University stands 2nd in India in the ‘h’ index citations, based on the research papers published by its faculty members and research scholars. 

Other Recognition:  

UGC has recognized Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University as a National Facility.  

Institute of Remote Sensing (IRS) has been recognized by the Government of India for coastal zone regular mapping. It is also the first state Centre to establish GIS.  

National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has been established by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with a grant of Rs.200 Crores at Anna University to promote sustainable coasts through increased partnerships, conservation practices, scientific research and knowledge management for the benefit of current and future generations.  

National Hub for Healthcare Instrumentation Development (NHIID), a national facility was established with an initial funding of Rs.12.4 crores for DST to promote the development of indigenous products, calibration standards, platform technologies and human resource development in the healthcare area, for the country.  

University Library has been ranked 7th in e-resources usage all over India and stands in the 1 st position in Tamil Nadu. We have currently more than one lakh sixty thousand books with 500 print journals (more than 12000 e-journals).  

Centre for University-Industry Collaboration (CUIC) received Sustainable Institute Industry Partnership (SEED) award for two consecutive years for achievements in the areas of industry-academia.

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By Aishvaryaa.u

This is a government university in capital city Chennai from where I am doing my MBA and because it is a university so the education over here is top than a college and the teachers are also experts permanent as well as ad-hoc (Temporary) and the fees are affordable and there are scholarships for needy one's

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Yes, The programmes offered by CDE are approved by the DEB, University Grants Commission. 

Anna University Distance Education Contact Number, Address & Location Map

Admissions: 044 - 2235 8314 Examinations: 044 - 2235 7295 / 96 (CoE), 044 - 2235 7853 (ACoE) Student Affairs: 044 - 2235 7080 / 81 [email protected] https://www.annauniv.edu/ Sardar Patel Road Anna University Chennai - 600 025 Tamil Nadu