Tamil Nadu is located in the southern India. The word Tamil Nadu means “the land of Tamils”. Tamil Nadu is one of the most literate states in India. Tamil Nadu has 37 universities, 552 engineering colleges. The state has 449 Polytechnic Colleges and 566 arts and science colleges. Some of the premier educational institutes in Tamil Nadu are Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli,Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras Medical College and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
Education system in Tamil Nadu is well developed with High literacy rate. The colleges in Chennai have gained much importance since they were the first to operate in southern part of India. The courses offered by the colleges in Chennai are Graduate, Post graduate, Doctoral and Diploma levels.