Anna University was established in the year 1794, but as a Survey School. It was established in the year 1859 as a college and later raised to the status of a university in the year 1978. The university has grown great Industry-Institute links with reputed organizations and universities across the globe. The college is one of the oldest ones in India. The institute introduced . course in Mechanical Engineering in the year 1894. Electrical engineering was introduced in the year 1930. The computer centre of the institute was established in the year 1963 and is one of the oldest in South India.