The Annamalai University is a unitary, educating, and private college. It was established by the consideration of the farsighted and respectable hearted altruist and benefactor of letters the late Hon'ble Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D., D.Litt. He began a few schools, and at last, the University in 1929. Since its beginning, it has continuously attempted to understand the points of the honorable Founder Pro-Chancellor. After him, his celebrated child, Padma Bhushan Dr. Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad, was the Pro-Chancellor from 1948 to 1984, and he carefully supported the development and advancement of the University. The University has had the remarkable favorable luck of having a progression of famous Vice-Chancellors to guide its fates. Amid the last eighty two years the University has become quickly and has solidified its position as a unitary and private University with forty-nine Departments of Study and more than 3240 individuals on its instructing staff. Annamalainagar is now an occupied and undeniable University town, east of Chidambaram, the dwelling place Lord Nataraja. The University grounds, including the schools, inns, and play areas, involves a zone of around thousand sections of land.