List of 53 best universities in Tamil Nadu

We ranked 53 best universities in Tamil Nadu based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 2.56M citations received by 189K publications made by 53 universities in Tamil Nadu, measured the popularity of 207 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1959
  2. Anna University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1978
  3. University of Madras logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1857
  4. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  5. Annamalai University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1929
  6. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  7. VIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1984
  8. Bharathiar University logo
    Founded
    1982
  9. Madurai Kamaraj University logo
    Founded
    1965
  10. Amrita University logo
    Enrollment
    16,498
    Male:Female
    53:47
  11. SRM Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  12. Bharathidasan University logo
    Enrollment
    150,000
    Founded
    1982
  13. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2001
  14. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,300
    Founded
    1985
  15. Alagappa University logo
    Founded
    1985
  16. Periyar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1997
  17. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1986
  18. SASTRA University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1984
  19. Gandhigram Rural University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1956
  20. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1990
  21. Chennai Mathematical Institute logo
    Founded
    1988
  22. Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research logo
    Enrollment
    12,190
    Founded
    1984
  23. Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1985
  24. Kalasalingam University logo
    Founded
    1984
  25. Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R.Medical University logo
    Founded
    1987
  26. Vels University logo
    Enrollment
    6,684
    Founded
    1992
  27. Vinayaka Missions University logo
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1981
  28. B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1984
  29. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    1,404
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1989
  30. Saveetha University logo
    Founded
    2005
  31. Central University of Tamil Nadu logo
    Enrollment
    200
    Founded
    2009
  32. Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  33. Thiruvalluvar University logo
    Founded
    2002
  34. Karpagam Academy of Higher Education logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2008
  35. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,028
    Founded
    1997
  36. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2007
  37. SCSVMV University logo
  38. Mother Teresa Women's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1984
  39. Indian Maritime University logo
    Founded
    2008
  40. Avinashilingam University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1957
  41. Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1988
  42. Tamil University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1981
  43. Founded
    2008
  44. Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1997
  45. Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2005
  46. St. Peter's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Founded
    2008
  47. Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha logo
    Founded
    1918
  48. Founded
    2013

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