Dr. R. Velraj

Centre for Faculty & Professional Development
Anna University, Chennai - 25

Anna University was established on 4th September, 1978 as a unitary type of University. This University was named after Late Dr.C.N.Annadurai, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities in the state of Tamil Nadu. The University was formed by bringing together and integrating four well known technical institutions in the city of Madras (now Chennai) namely,
College of Engineering (CEG)
Alagappa College of Technology (ACT)
Madras Institute of Technology (MIT)
School of Architecture & Planning (SAP)
In 2001, Anna University was converted to an affiliating type University by bringing together all the Engineering colleges in the State of Tamil Nadu.
Anna University × Infosys Springboard Partnership
To implement education vision of the government, Anna University wants to integrate state-of-the-art skill development subjects into their engineering curriculum in collaboration with Infosys Spring- board. It becomes important for the faculty of all institutions affiliated to Anna University to get enabled on the latest in technologies and train the students successfully on the industry skills. Infosys has launched Infosys Springboard which has a rich repository of 12,000+ courses. In this context, Anna University and Infosys Springboard have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use Infosys Springboard program for developing the digital skills of the faculty and students of Anna University.
The benefits of this partnership include:
Free access to self-learning material, videos, assignments, projects & more
Industry relevant certifications
Professional skill development courses
Opportunity to participate in faculty enablement programs, master classes and events organized on Infosys Springboard