Anna University of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli (formerly Anna University Tiruchirappalli) has been established as a Technical University by the Government of Tamilnadu. The University is functioning from 01-02-2007 at Tiruchirappalli, which is famously known as Rock Fort city. The University is situated 17Kms away in the main highway of Tiruchirappalli to Pudukkottai. Besides 5 University Campuses and there are 64 self financing Engineering colleges, 10 Stand alone Institutions offering M.B.A. course, 3 Stand alone Institutions offering M.C.A. course and 3 stand alone Institution offering B.Arch.- Architecture course in the Districts of Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Nagappattinam, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, and Tiruvarur, are affiliated to this University.