A while back if some one says ‘Anna University’ that would mean the historical ‘College of Engineering’ (Guindy), which now has a website at http://www.annauniv.edu/. Not sure what is the educational renaissance with the government of Tamil Nadu that they are bringing out distinct Anna Universities in different parts of the state. And each of the so-called Anna Universities have a different website theme.

A few of the Anna Universities that I came across are:

  1. Anna University (Coimbatore) http://www.annauniv.ac.in/
  2. Anna University (Trichinopoly) http://www.tau.edu.in/
  3. Anna University (Madurai) http://www.autmdu.ac.in/
  4. Anna University (Tinnevelly) http://www.annauniv.edu.in/   

The education departments at least should make the appearance and theme of the websites consistent lest another phishing crook would set their own Anna University elsewhere too. We already have one such incident of fake court and police station in Chennai recently.