List of Universities in Chennai


The city of Chennai has many universities that are central, state or deemed. These universities offer aspirants with full time and part time courses in various fields. These universities also offer interested aspirants with courses in the correspondence or distance education mode.

There are scores of well known colleges within Chennai that has an affiliation towards these universities. These colleges offer students education in a variety of fields. Those include medicine, engineering, arts and commerce etc. Management Education is also offered to students by these universities. A listing of the top universities within the beautiful city of Chennai is given below.

Universities located in the Northern part of Chennai

  • Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU)
  • Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University Directorate of Distance Education
  • Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Sceince & Technology

Universities located in the Southern part of Chennai

  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET)
  • AMET University Chennai
  • B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute of Science & Technology
  • Bharath University
  • Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (CARE)
  • Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University, Chennai
  • Vel’s Srinivasa College of Engineering & Technology

Universities located in the Eastern part of Chennai

  • St Peter’s University Directorate of Distance Education
  • University of Madras

Universities located in the Western part of Chennai

  • Meenakshi University, Chennai
  • Saveetha University, Chennai
  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research
  • VIT University

Universities located in the Central part of Chennai

  • Anna University Chennai
  • Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research
  • Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITE)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M)
  • Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
  • Sathyabama University
  • SRM Institute of Science & Technology
  • Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University
  • Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai

Top-most Universities in Chennai

All the institutions mentioned above are very well known not only within Chennai but also all over India. Each and every university is renowned for the quality of education they offer. The educational standards are updated every year and a large number of students apply for admission to these universities. A few top universities within Chennai comprise of the Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU), Bharath University, Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University, Chennai, Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET), University of Madras and Meenakshi University. A few others that are equally well known encompass the Saveetha University, SRM University, VIT University, Anna University Chennai and the Sathyabama University. Amongst the aforementioned universities, perhaps the most well known is the illustrious Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M).



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    kindly confirm that Dr. M G R University is Blacklisted. I want to know why? also tell me why AICTE AND UGC authorisation is cancelled?