Chennai is the fourth largest city in India and home to hundreds of universities. According to the 2010 University Web Ranking website, the top 10 universities in Chennai are within the top 4 to top 269 in the overall rankings of India’s best universities. The city of Chennai is the state capital of Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state.
1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) holds the #4 spot in the top Indian university rankings. This residential institute with nearly 460 faculty, 4,500 students and 1,250 administrative and supporting staff is a self-contained campus of around 617 acres. It has established itself as a premier educational institute for education, research and industrial consultancy in India.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras I. I. T. Post Office Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036 India +91 (44)-2257-0725 http://www.iitm.ac.in/
2. Anna University
Anna University’s Chennai Campus is ranked # 5 of India’s top universities. Established in 1978, the university now offers higher education courses in engineering, technology and allied sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of modern society. The university advocates cooperation between the academic and industrial communities and promotes research and study within its jurisdiction and the whole of India.
Anna University Sardar Patel Rd., Guindy Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025 India
+91 (44)-2235-1445 http://www.annauniv.edu/
3. University of Madras
The University of Madras is the 14th best university in India, according to the University Web Ranking. Founded in 1857, it is the mother of almost all the old universities of Southern India. The university’s jurisdiction covers three districts of Tamil Nadu. The university strengthens and widens its teaching and research activities as part of its vision of being a key learning institution in India.
University of Madras University Centenary Bldg. Chepauk Triplicane Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600005 India +91 (44)-2536-8778 http://www.unom.ac.in/
4. Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
Ranking 58th in India’s best universities, the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University maintains uniformly high standards for responsive medical education in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the premier medical universities of the country and is the second largest health sciences university in India.
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University 69 Anna Salai Guindy Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032 India +91 (44)-223-53595 http://www.tnmmu.ac.in/
5. Sathyabama University
Sathyabama University is ranked 146th in the top Indian university rankings, and is known as a pioneer institute in engineering, science, technology and education courses. In 2009, the university set the record for the “World’s Largest Solar Steam Cooking System.” It also received recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records with the title “World’s Longest Painting” during the National Association of Students of Architecture Convention in 2002 .
Sathyabama University Jeppiaar Nagar, Old Mamallapuram Rd. Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119 India +91 (44)-2450-2430 http://www.sathyabamauniversity.ac.in/
6. Bharath University
Bharath University holds the 175th spot in the top university rankings in India. Established under the Sri Lakshmi Ammal Educational Trust, the university provides outstanding structure to aspiring students who want to become competent scientists, engineers, and technologists and medical professionals.
Bharat University 173 Agharam Rd. Selaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600073 India +91 (44)-2229-0742 http://bharathuniv.com/
7. Saveetha University
Ranking 205th of India’s best universities, Saveetha University is one of the premier universities in the country, maintaining medical, technical and management institutions. Located in the outskirts of Greater Chennai (Madras), the gateway of South India, this vibrant educational community aims to convert students into skilled professionals on par with global standards.
Saveetha University 162 Poonamalle High Rd. Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600077 India +91 (44)-2680-1580 http://saveetha.com/
8. Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University is ranked # 214 of the best universities in India. It provides the knowledge of law and the promotion of legal education and well-being in the community. It aims for the development of students and research scholars with a sense of responsibility to serve the society in this field. It also organizes suitable programs to impart basic legal knowledge for those living in the remote and rural areas.
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Poompozhil 5 Greenways Rd. Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028 India +91 (44)-2464-1212 http://www.tndalu.org
9. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
With a rank of 228th in the top Indian university rankings, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, which started out as an agricultural school in Chennai offering diploma and certificate courses in the field of veterinary and animal science, has now expanded to a renowned university. It provides outstanding education to a rapidly-changing environment needing professionals in veterinary and animal sciences. It has top facilities catering to the needs of students in the areas of veterinary, fishery and food technology.
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Madhavaram Milk Colony Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600051 India
+91 (44)-2555-1586 http://tanuvas.tn.nic.in/
10, Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha ranks 269th in the top Indian university rankings. It is renowned in providing education with priority to the Hindi language. This learning institution has a competitive application system and offers bachelor, masteral and doctoral degrees in the fields of Hindi, journalism, communication and education.
Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha Thanikachalam Rd. Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017 India
+91 (44)-2433-2094 http://www.dbhps-chennai.com/
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