Anna University to Hire International Faculty 2024

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Anna University has planned to hire international faculty. The decision has been taken looking at improved QS rankings this year. The idea behind hiring the foreign faculty is to attract foreign students to the campus

Anna University is ranked well top 25 university in the country (QS) and its NIRF ranking is 14 in the university section and it is ranked the 400 best universities globally, by the London-based higher education analyst, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). As per QS World University Rankings 2025.  Anna University rank is 383rd on the list.

If we see the performance of Anna University, it has scored a perfect 100 in citations per faculty reflecting the research work being carried out in the varsity, its score in international student and faculty ratio is the lowest. In the international student ratio, it has scored only 1.3.

To improve this score in the parameter, Anna University decided to reduce fees for foreign students and is also promoting the university through various portals and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to attract foreign students.

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The Vice Chancellor R Velraj said“As we are among the top 10 best universities in India as per QS ranking, more number of foreign students will opt for our institute. This year, we are expecting almost 600 to 700 international students on the campus.

In current academic year there are 80 international students on the campus. For foreign students, the varsity has introduced a 50% waiver in the course fee if the student joins any course other than B.Tech in computer science, IT and ECE (electronics and communication engineering) as these three are the most in demand.

Hiring the international faculty is a step to attract the foreign students and increase its reach.

“Our faculty members are working with many international faculties in various universities as part of their research collaborations. We will try to bring in some of these international faculty members for a period of one to two years to provide exposure to our students.

We are already in talks with a few of them,” added the vice-chancellor. The university was placed 427th last year and has climbed to 383rd position this year. In the next four years, it aims to be in the top 200 universities globally as per the QS rankings.

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