Anna University Chennai Other State candidates B. E., B. Tech., B. Arch., M.C.A. admissions 2020

Are you a non-native of Tamil Nadu seeking admission to an engineering or architecture UG course at Anna University, Chennai? This article provides an opportunity for students who are natives of other states of India to apply for a B.E., B.Tech., B.Arch. or M.C.A. program at Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The complete information about the list of courses and the online application procedure for each has been provided.

Anna University, Chennai has issued the notification for admission to the first year of B.E., B.Tech., B.Arch. and M.C.A. degree courses for the academic session of 2020-2021 for eligible candidates from states outside Tamil Nadu as per the seats reserved for them in the respective Departments.

Anna University Chennai Other State candidates Admission notification banner
[Image source: print advt. in The Hindu newspaper, 9th August 2020]

At the outset, here are some important instructions: Applications for the admission process for Other State candidates will be accepted only from citizens of India who are not natives of the State of Tamil Nadu. The relevant certificate of permanent residence in the prescribed format given at the official website will be required to be uploaded in English. A student can register for any one or all three at one time only but will be required to pay the online fee accordingly (refer to the details of the application fee later in this article). Furthermore, those who pass the qualifying exam after the last date of submission of application will not be considered eligible to get admission to the course.

The online admission for the Out of State candidates has started on 12th August 2020 and will end on 3rd September 2020, at 5.30 p.m.

Anna University B.E. courses

All the courses are of four years' duration, over eight semesters. To be eligible for admission, the student should pass in H.S.C. or its equivalent or have any other equivalent qualification approved by the Higher Secondary Board of Tamil Nadu. In either case, the academic H.S.C. qualifying criteria should be with a minimum average 45% percentage in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together (for SC and ST candidates it should be min.40%). Note that improvement marks obtained from 2006 onwards will not be considered.

Civil Engineering courses

  1. B.E. Civil Engineering

  2. B.E. Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering

  3. B.E. Geoinformatics

Electrical Engineering courses

  1. B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  2. B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering courses

  1. B.E. Mechanical Engineering

  2. B.E. Aeronautical Engineering

  3. B.E. Automobile Engineering

  4. B.E. Industrial Engineering

  5. B.E. Manufacturing Engineering

  6. B.E. Mining Engineering (Please refer to the official admission notification to know about restricitions on female students for entering mines)

  7. B.E. Printing Technology

  8. B.E. Production Engineering

  9. B.E. Materials Science and Engineering

Information and Communication Engineering courses

  1. B.E. Computer Science and Engineering

  2. B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering

  3. B.E. Biomedical Engineering

Anna University list of B.Tech. courses

All the courses are of four years' duration, over eight semesters and the eligibility criteria is the same as mentioned above for B.E. courses.
  1. B. Tech. Chemical Engineering

  2. B. Tech. Food Technology

  3. B. Tech. Pharmaceutical Technology

  4. B. Tech. Industrial Bio-Technology

  5. B. Tech. Rubber and Plastics Technology

  6. B. Tech. Textile Technology

  7. B. Tech. Leather Technology

  8. B. Tech. Ceramic Technology

  9. B. Tech. Apparel Technology

  10. B.Tech. Petroleum Engineering and Technology

Anna University UG Architecture course

The B.Arch. course offered by the Dept. of Architecture and Planning of the university is a five-year course over 10 semesters.

Eligibility criteria

The student should have passed H.S.C. or its equivalent and studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM). Students who have passed 10+3 years Diploma exam in any stream recognized by Central Govt. or a State Government with Maths as a compulsory subject and IB-Diploma students who have passed the International Baccalaureate Diploma after 10 years of schooling with Maths as a compulsory subject are also eligible to apply.

Additionally, only for the academic session of 2020-21, students who have qualified through the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) conducted by Council of Architecture, New Delhi with pass percentage in 10+2 exam with PCM or 10+3 Diploma with Maths are also eligible for admission to the B.Arch. course.

Anna University M.C.A. course

Students who are applying for the M.C.A. degree course (regular and evening self-supporting) should note that this is offered only at the University Department of College of Engineering at the Guindy Campus, of Anna University, Chennai and not at any other affiliated college of the University.

Eligibility criteria

You should have passed in a recognised Bachelor's degree of minimum three years with Maths at the 10+2 level or at the Graduate level and also scored a minimum of 50 % in the qualifying degree exam. The acceptable academic qualifications are-
  1. 10+2+3/4/5 years degree Pattern
  2. or
  3. 10+3 years Diploma + 3 years degree Pattern

    • 10+2+Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (AMIE); or
    • 10+3 years diploma (awarded by the State Board of Technical Education) + AMIE.

How to apply

Candidates for all courses should register with a valid email ID and contact mobile number and apply online at the Anna University admission page for Other State candidates . Applications that are submitted without the photo and relevant documents will not be accepted.

Note that all mark sheets and certificates will be verified at the time of counseling.

Instructions for online application for UG courses

During the online application process, you will need to upload scanned relevant documents, as well as a scanned photo (this should be in jpeg format only with file size 20 to 25 KB. The documents required are-
  1. A recent photo.

  2. The mark sheet of the H.S.C. exam or equivalent exam XI and XII).

  3. The mark sheet of Class 10.

  4. The Transfer Certificate/Migration Certificate.

  5. The relevant Community Certificate for SC and ST candidates.

  6. The Permanent Residence Certificate.

  7. NATA mark sheet and Hall Ticket (only for those apply to the B.Arch. course).

  8. Signature.

You can save the details and re-check them before clicking on the submit button. After submission, take a printout for future use if required, but it is not required to send the hard copy of the printout to the university.
An application fee of Rs.500/- has to be paid online if you are applying for only B.E. and B.Tech. courses, Rs.500/ - if you are applying for only B.Arch. courses, and Rs.1000/- for all three, namely B.E., B.Tech. and B.Arch. courses.

Important note: The documents that you upload should be in English and if not in English, the documents must be translated by a competent authority and then uploaded along with the original version which is in the other language.

Instructions for online application for MCA course

During the online application process, you need to upload the relevant scanned certificates/documents in .pdf format (size up to 150kb) and photo in .jpg/.jpeg format (size up to maximum 50kb).
The list of documents required are-
  1. The Hall ticket of the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)-2020.

  2. The Class 10 mark sheet.

  3. The Class 12/HSC mark sheet.

  4. The mark sheets of all the semesters/consolidated mark sheet of the completed qualifying exam.

  5. The Degree certificate or the provisional Degree certificate (a student who has appeared for the final semester/ final year exam of the qualifying Degree in 2020 should upload a bonafide certificate from the Head of the Institution where he/she studied).

You can save the details and recheck them before clicking on the submit button. After submission, take a printout for future use if required, but it is not required to send the hard copy of the printout to the university.

The registration fee Rs.500/- has to be paid online.

After selection

The counseling for admission will be done only through the online mode and once the rank list is put up at the official website, then eligible students will be able to exercise their choice of the branch of study. There is a counseling fee of Rs.5000/- that has to be paid online, and this fee will be adjusted towards the tuition fee later if the student gets a seat.

Contact information

The Director, Admissions
Anna University
Chennai - 600 025
For queries Ph: 044-22358314

You can also contact=
Centre for Academic Courses
Anna University
Chennai - 600 025
Ph: 044-2235 7076

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