Established in 1978, in the memory of Late Dr. C. N. Annadurai-former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, this prestigious university stands apart as a pioneer of knowledge and higher education. Striking a perfect balance between academic and industrial needs, Anna university has always been at the forefront of research and development. Focusing on the 4 major disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences as part of its 4 university campuses:
It also serves as a patron for 13 Constituent Colleges, 3 Regional Campuses and 593 Affiliated Colleges (Government, Government Aided and Self-Financing Colleges) across the state.
Started in 1984, when Biotechnology was in its nascent stages and unexplored, the department now ranks as one of the top research destinations in the country replete with committed and inspiring faculty and a sprawling 1,00,000 sq. ft. centre for advanced biotech and food technology research at the Taramani campus. Adopting a holistic approach to education, that focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of the curriculum under the cluster of four functioning specialities-Industrial, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Food technology, the department offers diverse graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs.