In the academic annals of India, Annamalai University, located on a sprawling 950 acre campus in Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, enjoys a haloed place. With a glorious history spanning over 90 years in the field of education, it has about a dozen faculties and 49 departments of study. This pioneering University is credited with some of the best names in Arts, Science, Economics, Engineering and Technology, Medicine and Dental, Agriculture. Annamalai University took forward the legacy of one of the world's most ancient music college in Tamil language that attracts scholarly interests even in places outside our country. It has produced well over a lakh Engineers since the inception of the Engineering Faculty in 1945. The University has a "A" Grade accreditation by NAAC since 2014.
With a mission to give back to its Alma mater and the society at large, the Annamalai University Engineering and Technology Alumni Association ( AUETAA) was formed 46 years ago. It's 3000+ strong members are spread across the globe. Besides providing support services to its Alma mater and the students of the University, AUETAA which functions out of its own premises in Chennai is also actively involved in community services and welfare programmes.
The theme of AUETAA is " Connecting our Alumni Globally for Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship". Besides addressing the theme we have several experts in the field of Engineering and Technology, who will provide impetus for the functioning of Business Networking, Consultancy Services, Skill Development and the prestigious Incubation Centre. Our alumnus are tailored to give a heads up on development in respective fields and prepare them for the time ahead.
Looking ahead, AUETAA will develop a strategic plan to focus on current students as well as its members. With well over 50% of the members being entrepreneurs, it hopes to better serve students and the alumni by fostering a dynamic and mutually beneficial networking system. By strengthening connectivity, it can help evolve a credible, independent and collaborative voice for the University. The idea is to take an Alumni Association beyond the frontiers of nostalgia, draw from its diverse resources and nurture a vibrant global community of learners and trail- blazers.