Anna Adarsh College, affiliated to University of Madras and accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade is a premier self financing educational institution established in 1985 by the Punjab Association. The college is the handy work of the band of visionaries who believed in catering to all kind of students immaterial to their social and economic background. Located in a prominent and easily accessible part of Chennai, Anna Nagar, the college comprises a spacious campus in a serene ambience. The college caters to 4500 students in 16 undergraduate and 9 postgraduate departments, including two research departments and 10 certificate and add-on courses, and is staffed by a 200 person strong teaching team.

The student have a sustained record of academic excellence for over nearly 3 decades with university ranks of 178 in 2009, 183 in 2010, 192 in 2011 and 192 in 2012. The college has variety of clubs and societies which train the students to discover their forte and create awareness on social issues. These include the Career Guidance Cell, The Entrepreneurial Development Cell, The Indian Institute of Training and Development Cell, The Business Line club, The Soft Skills Club, The Drama Club, and The Music Club, The NSS, The Rotaract Club, The Youth Red Cross Society, The Road Safety Club, The Red Ribbon Club and The Enviro Club. A number of social service activities are conducted. Every year a substantial number of the students are placed in reputed MNCs and leading Indian corporate houses. Online selection and telephonic interviews are regularly conducted to enhance job oppurtunities.

The college has received several awards for excellence in academics, co-curricular activities and sports. The India Post released a special first day cover to commemorate of the exemplary service rendered by the college. The Dharmasamasthapana award was presented to the college for upholding values and heritage. The college has two international players in Karate, fourteen national-level players and Three students have been accorded the prestigious University Blues status.

This academic year’s courses have also received an overwhelming response from students and are much sought after. The college has been graded amongst the top 5 Chennai city colleges by Times of India. A learner centered atmosphere, innovative practices, constant infrastructural upgradation, an unflagging determination to excel, a transparent and democratic form of governance are some of the key factors that have sustained the growth of this institution.


To transform every woman student who leaves its portals into a humane, socially responsible and professionally successful individual who can envision her future and strive relentlessly towards perfection without compromising on moral and ethical values.


To help young women grow into confident, creative, emotionally balanced and professionally competent individual by nurturing their all-round potential through an excellent educational system that is dynamic and innovative to women from all sections of society.