Bharathiar University was established at Coimbatore by the Government of Tamilnadu in February, 1982 under
the provision of the Bharathiar University Act, 1981 (Act 1 of 1982). The Postgraduate Centre of the
University of Madras, which was functioning Coimbatore before 1982 formed the core of the Bharathiar
University. In May, 1985 the University received the recognition from University Grants Commission (UGC) New
Delhi for the purpose of grants.
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.