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Annamalai University in Chidambaram

Summer: 22 to 37°C (Hot and humid)

Winter: 19°C  to 32°C  (Pleasant)

Monsoon: June to September (moderate showers)

Best time to visit:  October to March

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Annamalai University was established in the year 1929 under the philosophy of famous philanthropist Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar. It spreads over 1500 acres of land and is known to be one of the largest residential universities for public in Asia. This university provides higher education courses in humanities, engineering, science, arts and agriculture.

Annamalai University offers various courses through distance education and it was India’s first education body which provided post graduate degree programmes in different disciplines. This university also proposes the highest number of awards and scholarships every year to the qualified candidates.
Annamalai University has its additional study centres in Canada, Dubai, Sharjah and Oman as well. It is well collaborated for research and students exchange programme with different foreign universities. Various other facilities offered by the university are hostels, yoga centres, hospital, library and staff recreation club.


Road: Annamalai University is located on State Highway 23, Tamil Nadu which is 65 km. away; on National Highway 45A, Pondicherry which is 67 km. away; and on State Highway 67, Tamil Nadu which is 79 km. away. Hiring of city cabs to reach the destination is the most convenient mode of transportation.

Railway: Nearest railhead is Tiruchirapalli Town Railway Station, Tamil Nadu (170 km. away). Frequent bus services and cabs are available to reach Annamalai University.

Airway: Nearest airport is Pondicherry Airport (72 km. away) or Tiruchirapalli Airport which is 177 km. away. You can easily access Annamalai University from these places in cabs or buses.