In the early 1920s, to serve the downtrodden and to promote Tamil Literature, Rajah Sir S. R. M. Annamalai Chettiar founded Sri Minakshi College, Sri Minakshi Tamil College and Sri Minakshi Sanskrit College in a rural setup at Chidambaram. In 1928, Rajah Sir S. R. M. Annamalai Chettiar agreed with the local Government to handover the above said institution for establishing a University. Thus, on 01.01.1929 Annamalai University was established as per Annamalai University Act 1928 (Tamil Nadu Act 1 of 1929).
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 university website by submitting completed applications along with the required fee and necessary enclosures.
Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram