Annamalai University was established in the year 1929. The university is recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu, NAAC, and UGC. The University is a private teaching and residential institution. The organization was founded by the late Hon'ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad. It has been, from the time of its establishment, progressively endeavored to fulfill the aims and goals of the esteemed Founder Pro-Chancellor. The university has received the direction and leadership of excellent Vice-Chancellors who have capably contributed to its growth and success. The last eighty years have proved to be highly successful for the university as it is instituted in the society as a residential and private institution with 49 Departments of Study and 3240 people faculty. The university campus entails numerous colleges, playgrounds and hostels.