Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. Since December 2001,it has become a large, highly renowned affiliated University, having brought into its fold about 225 Self-financing Engineering Colleges, six Government Colleges and three Government-aided Engineering colleges located in various parts of Tamilnadu State. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society.Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities. Reference: www.annauniv.edu Anna University is near Sardar Patel Road - Elliot Beach Rd; is near Gandhi Mandapam Road; is near Great Southern Trunk Road; is near Canal Bank Road; is near Buckingham Canal; is near ; is near Citnagar South Main Road; is near 1st Avenue; Anna University is geographically located at latitude(13.0106 degrees) 13° 0' 38" North of the Equator and longitude (80.2352 degrees) 80° 14' 6" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Chennai.
The locations related to Anna University are represented by the nearest distances for a beam of light to travel and may not be nearest by road. For example, Anna University is located 449 metres from Anna U Cricket Ground. Anna University is located 496 metres from Alagappa College of Technology. Anna University is located 957 metres from Birla Planetarium. Anna University is located 1.2 kilometres from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Anna University is located 1.4 kilometres from Guindy National Park.
Park Sheraton Hotel 2.7km, Adyar Bridge 2.7km, Taj Hotel 5.4km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Anna University.
Spencer Plaza 6.4km, KRM Centre 6.5km, Chintadripet Market 8km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Anna University.
Birla Planetarium 1km, War Memorial 4.5km, Music Academy 4.6km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Anna University.
Alagappa College of Technology 0.5km, Indian Institute of Technology Madras 1.2km, Chennai Teachers College 1.6km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Anna University.
Guindy National Park 1.4km, Panagal Park 3.4km, t nagar 4.3km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Anna University.
Sharavathi Hostel is about 2.3 km away.
Open Air Theater is about 2.4 km away.
Mandhopu School, Saidapet is about 2.4 km away.
Guru Nanak College is about 2.4 km away.
Bharath Senior Secondary School, adyar is about 2.5 km away.
Guindy Station is about 2.5 km away.