Anna University was established on 4th September 1978. Anna University is a dynamic institution dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence. The University has become more relevant than ever as a provider of talent, knowledge and innovation in this age of progress through knowledge. Anna University is the largest technical University, with a strength evidenced by 615 affiliated colleges and 7.37 lakh students on roll. The executive committee of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council has accredited the university with A grade.
Recently, Anna University has been ranked the 4th among the universities in the country, 8th in engineering category and 10th in the overall category. Anna University is ranked 201 in World wide as per QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) in the Faculty of Engineering and Chemical during the year 2017-2018. In the areas Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Anna University is ranked between 151 and 200 at the global level and 7th at the national level.
CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER
Centre For Technology Development and Transfer (CTDT) was during the year 2005 to encourage Research and Technology Transfer in Anna university. CTDT takes initiative to help the User Agencies and the Industries in identifying possible areas of collaboration in Research activities. CTDT is responsible to interact with the Stakeholders for partnership with Industries and R&D establishment, for Research, Consultancies and Training programs of the University.
CTDT provides vision for Students and Faculty members in R&D Activities, Consultancy and Sponsored Research Projects. CTDT has also the responsibility of commercializing developed technologies through business incubation and entrepreneurship development.