Does Anna University, Chennai offer part time B.E./B.Tech. courses for working professionals?

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Author: Bhavani      Post Date: 08 Jul 2023        
One of the renowned universities in Tamil Nadu and in India, Anna University in Chennai has been offering part-time BE/B. Tech courses for working professionals. My friend's son has done part-time BE in mechanical engineering in the Madras Institute of Technology campus, Anna University and has been now working in Tesla Motors in the US. Prior to apply for registration, (now admissions are closed for the year 2023-24) I would suggest you go through the post compiling the details in brief about the campuses of Anna University providing the part-time BE/B.Tech courses for employed candidates, programs, eligibility criteria, etc. from my knowledge.

About the Anna University


With an extensive curriculum and academic prominence, this pioneer institution has secured 13th ranking as per the NIRF ranking at the national level. The institution has been venerable in higher education in the engineering/technology division since its inception in 1978 as Anna University. The State of Tamil Nadu has become a hub for engineering education when Anna University has taken over the complete admission process of the engineering institutions in the State.
In addition to the regular engineering programs, Anna University offers part-time BE and B. Tech courses for working executives qualified with diploma programs aspiring to become graduates. The Centre for Admissions has been conducting these courses through a single-window counseling session.

Campuses offering part-time programs


  • College of Engineering, Guindy
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet
  • Alagappa College of Technology, Guindy
  • University College of Engineering, Trichy (BIT Campus)
  • University College of Engineering, Panruti

Courses offered by the campuses


The College of Engineering, Guindy and the University College of Engineering, Trichy provide civil engineering, mechanical engineering, Electrical and Electronics engineering. The Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet and the University College of Engineering, Panruti conduct Mechanical Engineering. The Alagappa College of Technology, Guindy offers Leather Technology.

Program Schedule


The part-time programs have been 4-year courses consisting of eight semesters and the classes will be conducted in the evening on all weekdays and the timing will be 6.15 pm-9.15 pm. The aspirants are required to attend the classes fulfilling the requisites of attendance according to the norms of the University.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates need to complete the qualifying diploma examination in the relevant field of specialization in engineering/technology held by the Tamil Nadu State Board of Technical Education or any state or any equivalent education recognized by Anna University and at least two years prior to the stipulated date of application for registration.
  • The diploma program they studied should be full-time/part-time/lateral entry and distance mode education is not eligible.
  • No age limit has been prescribed
  • The applicants should be working at the time of admission and need to have a minimum of two years work experience in any registered company/autonomous firm in the relevant field for which the candidate has applied.

Contact Information for further details of the application and admission process is as follows:
Director, Dr. Mala John
Centre for Admissions
Anna University
Chennai 600025, Tamil Nadu
Phone: +91 044 22358314
Email: dircfa@annauniv.edu
Website: https://cfa.annauniv.edu/cfa
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