Anna University of Technology, Tiruchirappalli (TAU) is a technological university located at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established on 1 February 2007 as a result of a decision to split Anna University into six universities, namely, Anna University, Chennai, Anna University of Technology, Chennai, Anna University of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore, Anna University Tirunelveli and Anna University of Technology, Madurai. The university is an accredited university with powers to grant affiliations to colleges and universities conducting graduate and post graduate studies, as well as diploma courses, and is so recognized by the UGC.
Bharathidasan University (BDU) is a university in the city of Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu state, India. It has almost 200 affiliated colleges in districts of the state, including Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Tiruchirapalli. It is a recognised university, supported by the University Grants Commission of India. All major faculties of science and arts are represented.