Annamalai University, accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in 2014, is one of India’s largest public residential universities with Ten Faculties and 49 departments of study. Sprawling over 950 Acres of land, the University does yeoman service in taking education to the doorsteps of the people who are otherwise far from access to centres of higher learning. The University has initiated several innovative teaching programmes over the years and has been a pioneer in distance education.
“The WEEK-HANSA Research Survey 2015” has ranked the University as 2nd in Tamil Nadu and 17th in India.“SCImago Institutional Ranking” (2016) has ranked 4th in Tamil Nadu and 20th among the top 100 institutions for Higher Education in India.
International Comparative Performance of India's Research Base (2009-14), a report published by Elsevier in April, 2016, prepared in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Government of India has rated the University as the top Indian Institute in Pharmacology, 17th among the top 30 Indian Universities in Publications with highest subject area Publication Count in Pharmacology. As far as the Global Exposure, Indian Science Ascending, a Springer Nature report, done in conjunction with Confederation of Indian Industries, has ranked the University as 11th among the top 20 Indian Institutions in International Collaborations.