ACTECH (AISHE Code : C-25071) - University Department of Anna University, Chennai - 600025


Alagappa College of Technology is an educational institution located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India that offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences. The college was established in 1944 under University of Madras and later was integrated with Anna University in 1978. Anna University was established on 4th September 1978 as a unitary type of University. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology and allied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained there from, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities.

The University was formed by bringing together and integrating two well-known technical institutions in the city of Madras

  • College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG)(1794)
  • Madras Institute of Technology , Chrompet (MIT)(1949)
  • Alagappa College of Technology (ACT)(1944)
  • School of Architecture and Planning (SAP)(1957)

Alagappa College of Technology was founded in 1944. Funds for its establishment in the amount of five hundred thousand Indian rupees were donated by philanthropist, Vallal Dr. Alagappa Chettiar to Dr. A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar, Vice Chancellor of Madras University in 1943. Dr. Alagappa Chettiar expressed an interest in setting up a College that offered newer technology related courses. As a token of appreciation for his generosity, Madras University resolved to name the college as Alagappa College of Technology, offering Chemical Engineering, Textile Engineering and Leather Technology and also conferred on him the Honorary Degree of LL.D. at a special Convocation.

The vision of Anna University is to be a world class institution by producing professionals with high technical knowledge, professional skills and ethical values, and remain as a preferred partner to the industry and community for their economic and social development through excellence in teaching, research and consultancy. Anna University shall be recognized as a point of reference, a catalyst, a facilitator, a trend setter and a leader in technical education

Anna University shall contribute to the educational, economic and social development by
  • producing students who are intellectually and technically equipped with well defined knowledge, skills and ethics who are creative thinkers, inspiring leaders and contributing citizens
  • introducing high quality academic and research programmes and providing extension services in cutting edge technologies
  • ensuring a supportive campus climate with dynamic leadership and development opportunities to meet the needs of the students, faculty and staff
  • enhancing academic productivity through induction of quality faculty, accelerated graduation, credit banking, augmented continuing education opportunities and adoption of current technology
  • sharing the intellectual resources and the infrastructural facilities among the academia from other institutions and among the industrial society, funding agencies and government
  • enhancing the collaborative partnership between Industry and Institute for commercializing and transferring the latest technological know-how towards societal development
  • setting up a Global University Network Campus that embodies the ideals of an open, democratic and global society catering to the needs of the global community and satisfying cultural, ethnic and racial diversity
  • expanding global participation spread across continents with the aid of interactive satellite based education and the usage of digital library
  • enriching the national and international character of the University
  • ensuring efficient administrative coordination and effective decision making through necessary reforms and by strategically allocating resources
  • benchmarking against technologically sound global leaders with a view towards continuous improvement

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