The Annamalai University owes its existence to the farsighted vision,
enlightened wisdom, benefaction and philanthropy of a single individual
– Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad. In the year
1928, the Annamalai University Act was passed and Sri Meenakshi
College became the nucleus for the University which is unitary,
residential, rural in its settings and progressive in its outlook.
During his tenure as Pro-Chancellor for 19 years he paid immaculate
care and detailed attention to the growth and development of the
University in every field. He paid great attention in the appointment
of Vice-Chancellors. Equal attention was also paid by him in the
appointment of enlightened staff, especially the Professors and
Heads of Departments. The Professors of Annamalai University were
always scholars and scientists of great renown in their own field.
Annamalai University Courses
|Master of Arts Courses|
|Master of Administration Programme|
|Post Graduate Diploma Programmes|
|Part Time Programs|
Annamalai University: Distance Education
The Directorate of Distance Education established in 1979 offers four hundred and one different programmes of study under the Regular Stream. It is credited with the largest enrolment 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 Programmes in Applied Psychology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bioinformatics and Law through Distance Education mode. The Directorate of Distance Education is also offering the Programmes 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 programmes of study offered by the Directorate of Distance Education have the approval of the Distance Education Council, New Delhi. The Directorate is introducing B.Ed. Programme through distance education mode from the year 2008-09 with the approval of National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi.