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Given below is the list of Top Universities in Tamilnadu 2021 which are UGC recognized, Government, Private and Deemed Universities. The state of Tamilnadu is well known for its diverse universities of higher education. Universities in Tamilnadu are classified as Public Universities (Government Universities) and Private Universities (Deemed Universities). The Tamilnadu Directorate of Technical Education (TDTE) regulates diploma, degree, post graduate degree and research programmes provided by these universities. AICTE approved universities in the state are most preferred for engineering and technology streams of learning. All these universities mentioned are acknowledged by the UGC.


1. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
2. Anna University, Chennai
3. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
4. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
5. University of Madras, Chennai
6. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy, Thanjavur
7. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research, Chennai
8. S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
9. Alagappa University, Karaikudi
10. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
11. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai
12. Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
13. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, CHennai
14. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
15. Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education, Srivilliputtur
16. Periyar University, Salem
17. The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram
18. Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kanchipuram
19. Annamalai University, Annamalainagar
20. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore
21. Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur
22. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore
23. Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
24. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technolog, Chennai
25. Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai
26. Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Salem


University of Madras

University of Madras is one of the three oldest universities in India (after University of Kolkata and University of Mumbai).

Anna University

While browsing for some of the best universities for technology in India, be sure to find Anna University, Chennai as a prominent name in these lists.

Annamalai University

Annamalai university can best be described as a unitary, teaching and residential university.

Bharathiar University

Bharathiar University is a state run university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

SRM University

SRM University (Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University) also known as SRM Institute of Science and Technology is a co-educational private university and of the top ranking engineering and deemed universities in India.

VIT University

VIT University formerly known as Vellore Engineering college is an indian institute of higher education.

Alagappa University

Fostering research and helping the cause of development and dissemination of education in various branches of study Algappa University strives forward putting "excellence into action".

Vinayaka Missions University

Vinayaka Missions University (VMU) formerly known as Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation is a UGC recognized deemed university.

Tamil University

Tamil University Thanjavur was established with the objective of providing higher research in the tamil language and advanced study in related skills linguistics, translation, lexicography, music, drama and manuscriptology.

Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University

Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University was established by the Government of Tamilnadu in 2004 as an affiliatory university dedicated to physical education and sports.

Tamil Virtual University

Tamil Virtual University established as an educational society is now called International Academy for Internet Tamil.

Institute of Mathematical Sciences IMSc

Institute of Mathematical Sciences IMSc also known as Matscience is a national institution for fundamental research in disciplines of mathematical and physical sciences: theoretical computer science, mathematics, and theoretical physics.

Thiruvalluvar University

Thiruvallauvar University is a UGC recognized public university located in Vellore, Tamilnadu.

Avinashilingam University for Women

Avinashilinagam University, Coimbatore is a deemed only university for women.

Bharath University

Bharat University previously known as Bharat Institute of Higher Education and Research and Bharath Institute of Science and Technology is a UGC recognized private deemed university.

Bharathidasan University

Bharathidasan University is a UGC recognized public university situated in the city of Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) known for its major faculties of arts and science.

Gandhigram Rural Institute

Gandhigram Rural Institute is a UGC recognized deemed university situated near Dindigul in Tamilnadu.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is an autonomous public engineering and research institute located in the city of Chennai (previously known as Madras).

Kalasalingam University

Kalasalingam University is a recognized institution for research and education in the state of Tamilnadu.

Karunya University

Karunya University formerly known as Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (KITS) is a residential evangelical christian deemed university located in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.

Madurai Kamaraj University

Recognized as an institution of national importance Madurai Kamraj is a UGC recognized public university situated in the city of Madurai, Tamilnadu.

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is a UGC recognized public university in India.

Periyar University

Periyar University is a UGC recognized university located in the city of Salem of Tamilnadu.

Sathyabama University

Sathyanama University is a christian minority institution.

Sri Ramachandra University

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute is a deemed university dedicated to the cause of medical education, research and healthcare.