Anna University Anna university is considered one of the top universities in Tamil Nadu. It is located in Chennai. It is a public state university. It was established in 1978. It is recognised by the UGC and AICTE and accredited Grade 'A' by NAAC. The University got an overall 20th rank by NIRF 2020. It offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research programs. Admission to all these courses is either entrance or merit-based. It is popularly known for BTech, MTech, MSc and MBA programs. Many popular faculties are available for research work. Anna university, Mit campus is considered the best Institute in the case of labs, staff and teaching. The labs are good in CEG too but teaching is average. The University also provides a distance education program and has collaborated with 37 international Universities.
Infrastructure The university has a good infrastructures. It provides the best lab facilities. The world-famous library is also available here. The roads are wide and well maintained by the management. Well maintained classrooms, Labs, library with good study material not air-conditioned. The hostel has basic amenities like water purifiers, common room, recreation room, mess, TV, laundry services, security, and surveillance system etc congested and is not impressive. Quite expensive as well. Good for a sports facility and all types of game can be played. Spacious playgrounds. Nice food court available.
Academics This university provides good Academic courses and course curriculum. The course is structured in such a way that it has very good disciples. The curriculum is designed for multidisciplinary purposes.
Placements Placements facility is excellent. Approx 90% of students get placement every year. The highest package is 20LPA in the Computer science department. The average salary is 7.5LPA. No doubt, a very friendly and supportive environment is there for students.
Academic fee Anna University students have to pay 9000/14000 per semester depending upon their 12th marks and other things. SRM is very costly compare to Anna university. To complete a course you need to pay 6 lakhs of fees in Srm. In the case of Anna University with one-semester pay concerning Srm, you can complete your entire four years of engineering at Anna University. So technically money plays a vital role in Srm. Another main area where Anna University finishes it off when compared to other colleges is its placement. 220+ companies lined up every year when students pass out from college. From Qualcomm, Cisco, Microsoft, Samsung, PayPal, Amazon to Infosys, Accenture, IBM, TCS. From 3.3 lakhs to 24 lakhs. No other college can compete with Anna University.
Eligibility criteria Candidates seeking admission in the BE/ B.Tech., B.Arch course in Anna University should be intermediate graduates with 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. For admission to B.Tech/B.E, the candidates need to qualify in Tamil entrance.
Only those candidates will get seats who have secured 99% marks. The cost of education is less compared to other universities and free education is provided for SC/ ST category candidates. All the lecturers are well qualified and the teaching is good. The question paper and correction are done by the university itself and the chance of passing is high. The placements record is very nice as most of the top companies in the world are hiring talented students. The university has satellite campuses in Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, and Tirunelveli. The university also has engineering colleges at Villupuram, Tindivanam, Arani and Kanchipuram in the Chennai region, Erode and Bargur in the Coimbatore region, Panruti, Pattukkottai, Thirukkuvalai and Ariyalur in Tiruchirapalli region, Ramanathapuram and Dindigul in Madurai region, Nagercoil and Thoothukudi in Tirunelveli region.
SRM University SRM University is one of the premier engineering institutes located in Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu. It was established in 1985. SRM has been consistently maintaining academic excellence. Among its three campuses, the Kattankulathur campus is well known for its experienced faculty and good research facilities. Apart from academic excellence, the university provides various extracurricular activities for the all-around development of students. It also makes students aware of the new technological development of the world. Take a look at the other interesting features of this campus.
Infrastructure The University has a big Dr T. P. Ganesan Auditorium with a seating arrangement for 3100 persons. It is one of the largest auditoriums in South India.
SRM Hospital This university has a hospital that provides world-class service. It aims to provide total healthcare services for patients with its world-class technology, infrastructure, experienced doctors, and nurses. Its main motto is 'Mother is the Visible God' and 'Health to All'.
JAVA Cafeteria It's a famous" Food Hub" of the university. It serves different kinds of food items such as idli, dosa, samosa, Pongal, upma, etc.
Tech Park It's a place where teams of innovative students are engaged in creating products for scalable turnkey solutions.
PF Hostel Good hostel is available where all kinds of the facility provided. PF Hostel is one of the best hostels which is famous for its accommodation facilities and discipline. It's a place for chatting, gaming and other activities at late nights.
NCC Ground and Camber Racing The university has a spacious NCC ground where cadets learn how to march. Camber Racing is a place where all the cars are designed and built.
Rich students get the seats only because of the expensive fee structure. The cost of education, hostel, mess, others is expensive when compared to all the other private and deemed universities. All the lectures are given by well-qualified and experienced lecturers. The question paper and the correction is done by the same university itself, so the students won't take much tension about it.
If a student clears all 8 semesters for sure he will get the benefit. The university has a good chance of placement percentage each year. One of the biggest advantages among all which is in the SRM University always encourage people for co-curricular activities such as Sports, Dance, Technology, Innovation, Creativity, New Ideas etc.
Conclusion In the case of faculty, syllabus and basic infrastructural facilities, well-equipped laboratories, the two universities appear to be almost the same. But in case of cost, SRM university is more expensive compare to Anna university. So, for middle-class students anna university is best option.