Annamalai University is renowned for its cutting edge curriculum for courses in engineering, arts and science. It is a preferred destination for people hoping to do their studies under the best teaching faculties in the country. Annamalai University has numerous colleges affiliated to it.
The university was founded in the year 1928 by Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar, who donated land and the Sri Mahalakshmi College to the Madras State, which became the centre of the University. He was honored with the post of Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University by the government, a post he held for twenty years. Annamalai University has overseas study centers in Sharjah, Muscat, Dubai and Toronto.
The University campus is spread over an area of 1500 acres. The campus area houses various departments of the university and the residential areas for students and faculty. It is located in proximity to the Thiruvetkalam temple and is at a distance of 2 kilometers away from Chidambaram railway station.